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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010011
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010011
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.011)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010012
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010012
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.012)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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electroencephalograph

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10679
Dates
1974
1995
circa 1974-1995
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a …
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Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electroencephalography
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a printer, pulling paper from a compartment beneath and sending it through a series of recording needles which record the brain waves; metal attachable (b) which hangs off the left side and catches the printed chart paper; sitting inside the tray is a stack of used paper (c); box full of unused paper in the compartment (d); metal plate (e) which covers the ink cartridges which is currently unattached; five electrodes (f-j) (three orange, one black, and one gray), and two portable electrode boards (k-l), which appear to be later than the rest of the machine; the boards are plastic boxes with gray cords; thin yellow plastic pen or pointer like device (m) and a grey printer cable (n) that plugs into INPUT socket on side of machine.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - electroencephalograph
b - tray
c - used paper
d - unused paper in box
e - plate (ink cover)
f - electrode
g - electrode
h - electrode
i - electrode
j - electrode
k - electrode board
l - electrode board
m - yellow pointer
n - printer cable
Provenance
Owned and used at the Kingston Penitentiary Hospital; it was transferred to the Penitentiary Museum in November 2000 after it was deemed obsolete.
Maker
Grass Instruments Co.
Site Made (City)
Quincy
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1974
1995
circa 1974-1995
Date Remarks
The date "March 1974" is stamped on a plate on the side; the electrodes are from the 1990s, there are dates on them; the boards appear to be later as well.
Material
metal: silver; green
plastic: white; blue; orange; yellow; black; silver; yellow
rubber: orange; black; gray
paper: white
Inscriptions
"GRASS ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH MODEL 8-16" on the front of the face along with various dial and button information and safety information; "March 1974" stamped on a plate on the left side; the electrodes have dates on them, they are either Sept 1991 or May 1994; the mini-electrode boards have "MINI ELECTRODE BOARD // GRASS INST. CO // QUINCY MASS. U.S.A. // MODEL // MEB-INT" on them
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Dimension Notes
a - Length 76.0 cm x Width 65.5 cm x Depth 117.0 cm
b - Length 38.5 cm x Width 31.0 cm x Depth 25.7 cm
c - Length 36.0 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - Length 38.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
e - Length 41.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
f - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
g - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
h - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
i - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
j - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
k - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
l - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
m - Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
n - Length 435.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The ink from the printer has leaked and run over parts of the machine body and face; there is some staining; the tray is badly deformed and will not securely attached; there is a plastic hinged plate which covers the pens on the machine that is coming off because the hinge is bent out of shape.
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "The Bakken Library and Museum"
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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electroencephalograph electrodes

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8234
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
1982.5.14 a-k
Description
Ten rolled-up EEG leads--wires with scalp needles attached--and a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1982.5.14 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electroencephalography
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Ten rolled-up EEG leads--wires with scalp needles attached--and a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
11
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Material
plastic: red
metal: silver
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Hand-printed on top of box: "DR. SCOTT'S // EEG // LEADS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Condition Remarks
#2: plastic cracking, revealing thread and wire
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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