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Ambulance Catechism 2nd Ed [reference book]

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1980.33.3
Description
Hardbound paper covered reference book; discussing emergency medical assistance required for St. John Ambulance; topics include locomotory apparatus, ocomotory apparatus, special fractures, dislocations and others; title stamped in black in on front cover and spine; image of red cross stamped on fr…
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Accession Number
1980.33.3
Author
William Roxburgh
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Emergency Medical Services
Reference Books
Description
Hardbound paper covered reference book; discussing emergency medical assistance required for St. John Ambulance; topics include locomotory apparatus, ocomotory apparatus, special fractures, dislocations and others; title stamped in black in on front cover and spine; image of red cross stamped on front cover; 127 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
G. A. H. Douglas & Co.
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Fourth edition published in 1901
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "AMBULANCE CATECHISM // BEING A SERIES OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS // IN AMBULANCE WORK // BY // WILLIAM ROXBURGH, M.D. // SECOND EDITION // G. A. H. DOUGLAS & CO. // JOHN MENZIES & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 17.1 cm x Width 11.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover worn from use; front pages separating from spine
Copy Type
Original
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Ammonia Inhalants

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Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut …
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Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product and company information appears on exterior of top, bottom, back, and proper right side; directions with illustrations appear on front; capsules consist of hard cylinder wrapped in soft cream fabric and silken mesh with both ends tied closed around the cylinder; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.4 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-e – capsules – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
f – insert – Length 9.9 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Mine Safety Appliances Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Date Remarks
Similar items in other museum collections; new MSA letter logo introduced in 1967
Material
paper: brown, cream
fabric: cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom of box: “MINE SAFETY // APPLIANCES CO. // EFFICIENCY // SERVICE SAFETY // PITTSBURGH PA // AMMONIA INHALANTS // (Aromatized Ammonia – Alcohol 38 %) // 10 Per Package // Cat. No. FA - 2156”; printed on front of box: “Crush inhalant // between thumb and // finger // Hold about 4 inches from nose. // As ammonia gets weaker, hold closer. // Try the strength of inhalant by placing // it under your own nose at about // one minute intervals. When too // weak, use another inhalant”; printed on back of box: “AMMONIA INHALANTS // Aromatized Ammonia : : Alcohol 38 % // Active Ingredients: Ammonia Carbonate, Stronger // Ammonia Water, Oil Lemon, Oil Lavender and Oil // Nutmeg. // 10 Per Package Containing 1/3 cc. Each. // MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; stamped on proper right side of box: “9 D 11”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and foxing all over box; minor distortion to back of box; minor soiling and foxing all over insert; minor discolouration on ends of capsules
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Our History.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“1960 – 1969 A decade of MSA in review.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Collections Online.” Bulkley Valley Museum, Bulkley Valley Museum Society, 2019. Accessed 19 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
The Mine Safety Appliance Company was founded by John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike following a tragic mining accident in 1912; with the help of Thomas Edison, they developed an electric mining lamp that helped reduce mine explosions; from there, the company expanded and developed a wide variety of safety products for a variety of applications; this Ammonia Inhalant set was likely produced before 1967 because of the absence of the “MSA” logo first introduced in 1967.
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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004010
Description
Bent rectangular brass strip used as a tweezer; surface contoured; both ends have been cut not square; repeating pattern of two parallel dimples in surface; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
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Accession Number
018004010
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Description
Bent rectangular brass strip used as a tweezer; surface contoured; both ends have been cut not square; repeating pattern of two parallel dimples in surface; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
metal: brass
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
9.0 cm
Width
6.3 cm
Depth
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major corrosion all over surface
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Compress Bandages

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004005 a-d
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 1 loose woven cream fabric Compress Bandage (b) and 2 roughly rectangular cream wax paper packaged Compress Bandages (c-d); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side…
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Accession Number
018004005 a-d
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Bandages, First Aid
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 1 loose woven cream fabric Compress Bandage (b) and 2 roughly rectangular cream wax paper packaged Compress Bandages (c-d); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information printed on top, proper left, and proper right sides in green ink; manufacturer information printed on back of box; instructions with illustrations printed on front of box; loose bandage consists of long rectangular woven sheet with plastic coated Telfa pad in centre; packaged Compress Bandages each have a rectangular cream paper label with product information and instructions printed in green ink; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b – loose bandage – Length 6.1 cm Width 4.4 cm Depth 1.6 cm
c – packaged bandage – Length 5.1 cm Width 4.9 cm Depth 0.7 cm
d – packaged bandage – Length 5.2 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green
fabric: cream, white
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. # 17 // COMPRESS BANDAGE // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “INSTRUCTIONS – FLECK’S COMPRESS BANDAGE // Remove paper wrapping. // Open bandage, holding it // as shown. Don not touch // the gauze pad. // Place gauze over the // wound. If larger pad is // needed, pull loose corner // to double pad size. // Wrap bandage around // the part. Tie end with // square knot.”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper left side of box: “COMPRESS // BANDAGE”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on labels of packaged bandages: “FLECK’S FOR SAFETY // 2” COMPRESS BANDAGE // with TELFA* PAD // “Won’t Pull off Scab when removed” // STERILIZED – Cover wound with gauze // pad and bind. Do not touch wound or pad // with hands. // *Trade mar Kendall Co. (Canada) Ltd.”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over exterior of box; minor abrasion to edges of box; top of box slightly distorted but stable; minor fraying to edges of loose bandage; minor wrinkling all over wax paper packages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“How to Choose Telfa Pads.” VitalityMedical.com, Vitality Medical, 2019. Accessed 27 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Telfa dressing pads were design as a dry dressing that would not stick to the wound.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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cotton gauze roll

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011004
Description
Cylindrical white roll of 1 inch cotton gauze; gauze is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven cotton thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
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Accession Number
018011004
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
Bandages
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Cylindrical white roll of 1 inch cotton gauze; gauze is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven cotton thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
2.5 cm
Diameter
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor areas of yellow discolouration on top and bottom of roll
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Medical gauze 101.” Wound Care Advisor, HealthComMedia, 2017. Accessed 18 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Gauze is commonly used in wound care as a dressing; it is a versatile product and can be as surgical sponges and in bandages.
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011002 a-b
Description
Rectangular cream roll of cotton batting (a) wrapped in rectangular purple paper (b); cotton batting has one short end cut squarely and other short end irregularly torn; wrapping paper has one short end with serrated edge and other short end irregularly torn; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Ki…
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Accession Number
018011002 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Rectangular cream roll of cotton batting (a) wrapped in rectangular purple paper (b); cotton batting has one short end cut squarely and other short end irregularly torn; wrapping paper has one short end with serrated edge and other short end irregularly torn; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – cotton wadding – Length 26.6 cm Width 13.8 cm Depth 2.3 cm
b – paper – Length 67.2 cm Width 20.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
fabric: cream
paper: purple
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying to edges of cotton wadding; major yellowing of wadding on one side; major creasing and folding all over wrapping paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“Wadding.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Farlex Inc., 2019. Accessed 18 July 2017.
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
Cotton wadding is a sheet of carded cotton; often referred to as batting in non medical contexts, it is used in medicine as a wound dressing.
This cotton wadding is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
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C. T. Applicators and Gauze

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004003 a-n
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard C. T. Applicators box (a) containing transparent cellophane package of 6 cylindrical cotton tipped wooden applicators (b) and 12 square white fabric gauze sponges (c-n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle c…
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Accession Number
018004003 a-n
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Bandages, First Aid
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard C. T. Applicators box (a) containing transparent cellophane package of 6 cylindrical cotton tipped wooden applicators (b) and 12 square white fabric gauze sponges (c-n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information printed on top, proper left, and proper right sides in green ink; manufacturer information on back and information about additional products printed on front in green ink; gauze sponges are woven and unfold to create longer strips; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 3.2 cm
b – applicator package – Length 7.1 cm Width 4.2 cm Depth 0.5 cm
c-n – gauze sponges – Length 5.0 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green
fabric: white
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 83 // C. T. APPLICATORS // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Our Safety Equipment includes: Breating Apparatus // Respirators Masks of all types // Gas Indicators Gas Detectors Safety Goggles // Protective Hats and Caps Cap Lamps // Safety Clothing First Aid Equipment // Fog Nozzles Fire Extinguishers Safety Belts . . . // Waste cans Gasoline Cans Ladder Feet // Grinder Guards Enamel Signs Safety Shoes”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper left and proper right sides: “C. T. APPLICATORS // SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration along hinge on top of box; minor soiling to top flap of box; minor fading of ink all over box; minor tear to top of front of box; major creasing and distortion to top of box, making opening and closing difficult; minor creases and distortion to cellophane package
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Curity Gauze Bandage

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Dates
1944
1960
circa 1944-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011003 a-b
Description
Rectangular red and cream cardboard box (a) containing cylindrical white roll of 2 inch Curity Gauze Bandage; box consists of rectangular hollow base with lid that folds at back of box; lid has flaps at front, proper right, and proper left sides to hold lid closed; product information printed in En…
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Accession Number
018011003 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
Bandages
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Rectangular red and cream cardboard box (a) containing cylindrical white roll of 2 inch Curity Gauze Bandage; box consists of rectangular hollow base with lid that folds at back of box; lid has flaps at front, proper right, and proper left sides to hold lid closed; product information printed in English on exterior of top, back, proper right, and front flap of box; product information printed in French on exterior proper left side of box; box instructions appear in English and French on exterior front of box base; gauze bandage is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 6.0 cm Width 4.8 cm Depth 4.6 cm
b – gauze bandage – Length 5.1 cm Diameter 2.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Bauer & Black, Division of The Kendall Co. (Canada) LTD.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1944
1960
circa 1944-1960
Date Remarks
The Kendall Company registered the iteration of the Curity trademark that appears on this artifact in 1944
Material
paper: brown, cream
ink: red, navy
wax: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE BANDAGE // (BAUER & BLACK)”; printed on back of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE // BANDAGE // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // (BAUER & BLACK) // 10 YARDS // 2 // INCHES”; printed on proper right side of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE BANDAGE // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // 10 YARDS 2 INCHES // (BAUER & BLACK)”; hand written on proper right side of box in black wax: “59”; printed on front of box base: “TO CLOSE – TUCK FLAP IN CARTON // TO OPEN – LIFT FLAP // POUR OUVRIR – LEVEZ CECI”; printed on front flap of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // (BAUER & BLACK) // DIVISION OF THE KENDALL CO. // (CANADA) LTD. // TORONTO, ONT.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major tear to interior of box lid; minor yellowing of cream portions of box exterior; minor foxing on interior of box; minor areas of yellow discolouration on gauze bandage.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Kendall International, Inc.” Company-Histories.com, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Bauer & Black.” MyCompanies, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“CURITY Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, LegalForce, Inc., 2019. Accessed 17 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
The Kendall Company began when Henry P. Kendall purchased a textile mill in Massachusetts in 1903; the company developed into an industry leader in the production of textile based, and other, medical products; The Kendall Company acquired Bauer & Black in 1928.
The Kendall Company registered the iteration of the Curity trademark that appears on this artifact in 1944.
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Emergency War Surgery Nato Handbook 2nd Canadian Ed. [Emergency War Surgery NATO Handbook]

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Accession Number
018004001
Description
Rectangular soft cover Emergency War Surgery Nato Handbook with brown cover stock paper front, back, and spine covers; title information printed of cover in red ink; thin rectangular cream paper pages with words printed in black ink on both sides; title pages and table of contents at front and inde…
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Accession Number
018004001
Author
Department of National Health and Welfare
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- handbooks
Archival
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine -- education
Medicine, Military
Description
Rectangular soft cover Emergency War Surgery Nato Handbook with brown cover stock paper front, back, and spine covers; title information printed of cover in red ink; thin rectangular cream paper pages with words printed in black ink on both sides; title pages and table of contents at front and index at back; wide variety of emergency medical topics covered; thirty chapters divided into four parts; 424 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Roger Duhamel, F. R. S. C., Queen’s Printer and Controller of Stationary
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover in red ink: “EMERGENCY // WAR SURGERY // NATO HANDBOOK // Second Canadian Edition // DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE // OTTAWA CANADA”; inside: "This publication is the Canadian // implementation of STANAG No. 2068
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
18.9 cm
Width
12.9 cm
Depth
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions when book is closed
Condition Remarks
Two large tide marks on front cover; minor creasing all over covers; minor yellowing of pages; minor tide marks and pigment transfer from back cover on edges of back half of pages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact (document)
Website
Reference Comments
Emergency War Surgery NATO Handbook. Department of National Health and Welfare, 1963.
“North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1949.” Office of the Historian, United States Department of State, 2019. Accessed 21 June 2019.
Research Facts
The Emergency War Surgery NATO Handbook was developed as a guide for Canadian doctors to treat civilian casualties during a local or national disaster; a wide variety of topics are covered, with special attention paid to the treatment of mass casualties; the topic of response to injuries from nuclear attack is also covered.
NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; it is a political and military alliance of which Canada was an original member; it was formed in 1949 in response to the growing political and military threat of the Soviet Union following the Second World War.
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Eye Dressing Set

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004009 a-j
Description
Eye Dressing Set consisting of unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 2 sealed rectangular tan wax paper packages of Curity Eye Pads (b-c) 2 unsealed semi-transparent grey wax paper packages (d, f) each containing 1 roughly triangular white cotton eye patch (e, g) 2 full small grey…
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Accession Number
018004009 a-j
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Eye Protective Devices
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmic Solutions
Ophthalmology
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Eye Dressing Set consisting of unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 2 sealed rectangular tan wax paper packages of Curity Eye Pads (b-c) 2 unsealed semi-transparent grey wax paper packages (d, f) each containing 1 roughly triangular white cotton eye patch (e, g) 2 full small grey metal tubes containing Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment (h, i) and small grey metal brown bristled brush (j); box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information appears on top, proper left and proper right sides of box; manufacturer information on back of box; information about addition products on front of box; packages of Curity Eye Pads sealed by top flap and have product information on front in navy ink; eye patches consist of flat triangular pad with one flat cotton strap extending from bottom and two extending from top and sewn together; Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment tubes each consist of a squeezable body, non-removable conical black plastic screw cap, and rectangular green paper label with product information on front and lot number on back; brush consists of hollow rolled metal shaft with one end open and other end with bristles; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – box – Length 11.6 cm Width 5.9 cm Depth 2.5 cm
b-c – eye pad – Length 8.4 cm Width 7.6 cm
d – package – Length 14.7 cm Width 9.6 cm
e – eye patch – Length 8.5 cm Width 6.4 cm
f – package – Length 14.7 cm Width 9.6 cm
g – eye patch – Length 8.4 cm Width 5.7 cm
h-i – Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment – Length 6.3 cm Width 5.9 cm Depth 1.3 cm
j – brush – Length 4.0 cm Width 0.4 cm Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream, grey
ink: green, black, navy
metal: grey
fabric: cream, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 36 // EYE DRESSING // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // OTHER FIRST AID PRODUCTS // Neutralize – A B T for Burns – Flex Splints // Basket Stretchers – Oxygen Equipment. // (K)”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on proper left side of box: “EYE DRESSING”; printed on front of Curity Eye Pad packages: “Curity // TRADE MARK // EYE PAD // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // If this envelope is broken or open // sterility cannot be guaranteed. // THE KENDALL COMPANY (CAN.) LTD. // BAUER & BLACK DIVISION // TORONTO 16, ONT.”; printed on Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment label: “24 // BORIC ACID U. S. P. // 10% // Ophthalmic Ointment // List No. 6024 // ABBOT LABORATORIES LTD. // MONTREAL // Lot // D753-554”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Failure of adhesive on box causing instability; yellowing of adhesive on back of Curity Eye Pad packages; major distortion and creases to Curity Eye Pad packages; eye patch packages distorted and creased from being stored in box; minor yellowing all over eye patch (g); minor distortion to bodies of Boric Acid tubes; minor distortion of brush bristles; presence of residue on brush bristles
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Boric Acid.” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 28 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Boric acid is used as an antibiotic and anti-infection agent in eye washes; it also relieves irritation and cleans the eye area.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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