University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plai…
Monotone reproduction print of a painting affixed to heavy paper; depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; text on front in Dutch and French; appears to be removed from frame; embossed line around perimeter of print with wide plain border; paper still flexible.
"Rembrandt van Ryn pinoc 1632 // T de Frey f: aquforti 1798 // DEMONSTRATION ANATOMIQUE, // faite par le celebre Medicine Nicolas Tulp. // Profesfeur d'anatomic a Amsterdam, l'An 1683 // le tableau original se trouve au Theatre // anatomique d'Amsterdam."; repeated in Dutch
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box D
Unit Of Measure
Heavily foxed and yellowed paper; missing minor piece on bottom edge and 1.5 cm tear at upper left edge
Zygmont, Bryon. “Rembrant, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.” Khan Academy. Accessed February 23, 2017. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/rembrandt-the-anatomy-lesson-of-dr-tulp
The original portrait, painted by Dutch Baroque Rembrandt van Rijn in 1632, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson. It was commissioned to hang in the board room of the Guild of Surgeons, a group that Tulp had become a reader of three years before. Tulp is shown as the only man wearing a hat, showing his elevated position over his pupil, as he demonstrates how arm muscles are attached to the body using forceps. He was known to give theory lessons twice a week in Amsterdam with one public autopsy a year being conducted. The painting shows the 1632 autopsy that used the body of a criminal, an executed thief named Adriaen het Kint as their cadaver. The surgeon in the centre towards the back holds a sheet of paper that lists the names of all the men in participating in the lesson, many of whom would have paid for the honor of being included in the composition.
Though it was one of Rembrandt’s earlier works, The Anatomy Lesson remains one of his most well-known paintings; the skill is evident in the expressive, recognizable faces of the surgeons and the dynamic contrast between light and dark. Rembrandt does, however, some artistic liberties, particularly as the surgeon would have begun with opening the chest cavity in an autopsy as opposed to beginning with an arm.
This was also one of the first painting that Rembrandt signed with his forename as opposed to RHL which he had used on previous ones, likely showing his increasing confidence in his artistic abilities.
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufactu…
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufacturer's head and shoulders with her signature and logo: product used as a douche or vaginal cleaner; one piece tan rectangular cardboard box (b); one piece folded tan paper leaflet (c) printed both sides with product information.
Number Of Parts
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b – box - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 4 cm
c – leaflet - Size: Length 16.0 cm x 10.1 cm
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Printed on bottle label: "For Vaginal Injections, // (Liquid Form). // PRICE, 25 c PER BOTTLE. // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. // (No. 57.) // Yours for Health // Dissolve one teaspoonful of the wash // in one pint of warm water and use once // a day, as a VAGINAL INJECTION OR // DOUCHE. In severe cases two tea- // spoonfuls may be used instead of one." printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // SANATIVE // WASH // (LIQUID FORM) // PREPARED BY LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE COMPANY // MONTREAL P. Q. // FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. No. 57”; printed on the leaflet: "FOR LEUCORRHOEA // Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash // LIQUID FORM // This valuable article has been on the market for the // last thirty years, and has been used quite extensively with // very beneficial results. The only objections to it has been // its form – it has always been put up as a dry herb-packet // which required steeping and straining before it could be // used. If any prefer this form, either because they // have become used to it or for any other reason, they can // still obtain it in the old style. // Apply once a day as a vaginal injection // (or douche) by means of any good fountain syringe. It // is best first to take a cleansing douche. // For this purpose // use warm water in which has been dissolved powdered // borax (one heaping teaspoonful to a quart of water), or //as much castile soap as you would use in washing, or // ”Paxtine” according to the directions on the package. // The Sanative Wash is useful not only in cases of grave // ailments, but is of great value to check slight disturbances // of the secretions, to which nearly all women are liable // at one time or another. // The discharge from the nose caused // by a cold in the head is familiar to all. it results from an // inflammation of the mucous membrane. But the mucous // membrane exists in other parts of the body, particularly // those to which the Sanative Wash is especially intended to // be applied, and is there liable to a similar affection by which // a similar discharge is occasioned. Whenever this appears, // it should at once be checked and prevented by the use of // the Sanative Wash. Just as a neglected cold in the head be- // comes chronic, taking the form of catarrh, so does this dis- // charge, which is known as Leuccorhoea, or more popularly // "the Whites." // There should be no delay in treating this discharge, as // besides uncleanness and discomfort the irritation caused by // it may bring about ulcerations and other serious conditions. // price, twenty-five cents per bottle. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY. // LYNN, MASS."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and minor tears along edges of bottle label; cork is stained with a minor crack running through its middle and a dark brown stain on one side; box is fade, shows minor wear, surface grime, minor stains
Top: "HALF DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // PARKE-DAVIS // THEELIN // 0.2 mg. (2000 units) // Patented 1934 // Each suppository contains // 0.2 mg. [printed] C737824 [stamped] // (2000 International Units) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO [printed]"; right side: "[illeg.] // A preparation of the crys- // talline estrogenic hormone // in a Glycero-Gelatin base. // See enclosed circular for directions."; left side: "[illeg.] // Co., [illeg.] ouis // Univer [illeg.] of the // product [illeg.] approved // by the Bio [illeg.] aboratory // of St. Louis [illeg.] versity before // being released for sale. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE [printed]"; bottom: "X [illeg.] 71 // 2 70 ["70" superscr.] // 39 [handwritten]"
Storage Room 1013
Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Paper wrapper is torn in several places, especially at edges and corners
Top: "ONE DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // ASTRINGENT Rx B // IN TIN CAPSULES // C678370 // EACH SUPPOSITORY CONTAINS: // Ext. Hyoscyamus, B.P., 1 gr. Ext. Helonias, 1/2 gr. // Ext. Hamamelis, 1 gr. Salicylic acid, 1 gr. // Tannic acid, 1 gr. Boric Acid, 5 grs. // Thymol, 1/32 gr. Eucalyptol 1/16 min. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; right side: "MEDICAMENTA . VERA . P D & Co. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE"; left side: identical to right side; bottom: "2 [illeg.] // 1929"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Length 9.6 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Label yellowing and fading somewhat, tattered at edges; box dirty; several abrasions
(a) Top: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR* // DISPOSABLE VAGINAL APPLICATORS // Specially intended for intravaginal application of Elase ointment as directed by the physician. // Stock-21-259-6 *Trademark // PARKE-DAVIS (L) JB187"; front: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE // To fill applicator, remove cap from ointment tube and fit applicator on neck of tube. Holding appl i- // cator and tube firmly together, squeeze end of tube until applicator contains sufficient medication as // indicated on plunger. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd., Brockville, Ontario"; bottom: top repeated in French except for Lot Number; back: instructions as listed on front repeated in French; right side: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR // Stock 21-259-6"; left side: identical to right side; (b-g) "Fill // to // Here // 5 cc // Disposable // Vaginal Applicator // Fill // From // Other // End"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Box is slightly dirty; otherwise no apparent problems