Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Anatomical chart, which consists of a heavy waxed board framed with metal strips, attached with the top metal edge to a rectangular metal stand; the stand consists of rounded hollow metal bars attached at each end by two bolts to a bent metal foot capped with rubber; there is a gold sticker affixed…
Anatomical chart, which consists of a heavy waxed board framed with metal strips, attached with the top metal edge to a rectangular metal stand; the stand consists of rounded hollow metal bars attached at each end by two bolts to a bent metal foot capped with rubber; there is a gold sticker affixed to the top proper left corner of the frame; the back side of the chart depicts the human skeletal and nervous system, while the opposite front side depicts human musculature, digestive system, glands, nervous system, circulatory, and respiratory systems; detail is supplied by the laminated cardboard, and enhanced by a series of four plastic overlays attached to the centre of the top metal edge (see Marks for more detail); a thin black metal strip edges the bottom of each overlay.
Black printing on the front side of the chart reads, "CRAM SEE-THRU // HUMAN ANATOMY CHARTS // ARTIST: Ernest W. Beck // CONSULTANT: James H. Otto // PUBLISHER and MANUFACTURER: // THE GEORGE F. CRAM COMPANY, INC. – Indianapolis, Ind. // General Description: // OVERLAY NO. 1: Head, neck, chest and abdominal muscles; clavicles; ribs; sternum. // OVERLAY NO. 2: Brain; salivary and thyroid glands; eye; tongue; teeth; heart and major vessels; lungs; stomach; liver; intestines. // OVERLAY NO. 3: Sinuses; nasal septum; tongue; trachea; heart chambers and vessels; lungs; pancreas; spleen; large intestine. // OVERLAY NO. 4: Esophagus; pleura; aorta; interior vena cava; intercostal vessels and nerves; autonomic nerve trunk; kidneys; adrenal glands. // FULL FIGURE: Brain; pharynx; vertebral column; rib cage; muscles of arms and legs; pelvic organs and muscles. // REVERSE SIDE: Skeleton; nervous system. [there follows a detailed list of body parts, starting with Overlay No. 1, numbered from 1 to 222, printed in black over the figure of the skeleton] // SKELETON AND NERVOUS SYSTEM // Thin Man // Copyright 1962 by // The George F. Cram Company // Indianapolis, Indiana // Printed in U.S.A. // by MILPRINT, INC."
Storage Room 0009
Length 163.0 cm x Width 63.5 cm x Depth 40.0 cm
The metal frame showed no signs of active corrosion; the frame was worn and marked on approximately 1/3 of its surface, concentrated in the top proper right half; on the top edge of the board on both sides where it met the top metal edge there was a strip of yellowed adhesive deposit; the paper board was moderately yellowed; the plastic overlays appeared stable; in the lower half of the board's front surface there was a fine film of dirt; on the reverse side of the board there was a brown deposit 0.5 cm x 0.6 cm in the bottom half near the proper left edge; there was damage to the surface of the board underneath each of the skeleton's feet in the form of scrapes 2.0 cm x 0.3 cm; 3.1 cm x 0.5 cm; 1.0 cm x 0.5 cm; 0.9 cm x 0.4 cm; and 3.0 cm x 0.5 cm; the board and frame were moderately dusty; the proper left metal edge along the board was loose at the bottom; the rear proper left rubber foot cap was missing.