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physician's bag

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996029001 a-d
Description
A doctor's bag with metal sterilizer; includes (a) rectangular bag made of leather stitched over cardboard frame, opening on top with two stiff flaps, hinged, running length of bag, with metal clasp and lock; attached to these are two leather-covered handles; bag has bottom compartment, opening to …
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Accession Number
996029001 a-d
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A doctor's bag with metal sterilizer; includes (a) rectangular bag made of leather stitched over
cardboard frame, opening on top with two stiff flaps, hinged, running length of bag, with metal
clasp and lock; attached to these are two leather-covered handles; bag has bottom compartment,
opening to one side, which holds (b) a rectangular metal sterilizing box with (c) a metal lid with
handle, and (d) a shallow metal tray, rectangular, with thin metal handles and perforated with
round holes at regular intervals
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 28.0 cm. x Width 47.0 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm.
b - sterilizing box - Size: Length 40.2 cm. x Width 15.0 cm. x Depth 8.0 cm.
c - sterilizing box lid - Size: Length 40.5 cm. x Width 15.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
d - sterilizing tray - Size: Length 38.5 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
Castle
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practised in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969.
Material
leather: brown; orange
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: off-white
cardboard: grey-brown
Inscriptions
(c) lid top stamped "CASTLE" within a diamond; "216"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) minor corrosion on metal feet at base; leather is dry, cracked and marked, missing in some places, exposing metal and cardboard frame; handle worn at bottom; some interior straps broken; one interior snap missing; most metal uncorroded; piece is basically stable; strap for bottom compartment's exterior flap missing; (b-d) plating is chipped in places; pieces, especially lid
(c) dinged; excessive wear, but stable; #2: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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