Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Storage Room 0010
#2: the leather is old and weak.
UHN artefact files;
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
#2: The top support band shows signs of deterioration; surface particles flake away when handled; the buckle traps show similar deterioration; one leather band securing one of the buckles had broken, and a piece 2.5 cm x 1.0 cm was found in one of the bags; the brass buckles showed no signs of corrosion; the paper labels on the bottles were yellowing; the stopper for bottle (g) was missing; bottle (e) had several cracks in the neck, the longest approximately 4.0 cm long; the stopper also appeared cracked; all bottles were empty except (d), which held a yellow fluid with brown sediment; bottle (f) had a cork in place of a stopper; bottle (j) had a crack in the neck 4.0 cm long and the label is missing; the flannel lining was moderately worn; all bottles were dusty and had traces of residue; #3: returned from loan, condition largely unchanged; band and buckles still deteriorating.
Academy of Medicine Bulletin 4, No. 1, Oct. 1930; CD #UHN
On loan to St. James Cathedral Museum and Archives, April 4, 2003 to Aug. 2003