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Boston physician's bag

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1979.20.2
Description
A black leather doctor's bag with silver metal clasp; lined with black vinyl, one pocket; ribbon attached inside; a string with a key hangs from the handle of the bag.
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Accession Number
1979.20.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A black leather doctor's bag with silver metal clasp; lined with black vinyl, one pocket; ribbon attached inside; a string with a key hangs from the handle of the bag.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
vinyl: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
On ribbon: "Manufacturers Guarantee This article Is Covered with Top Grain Cowhide Licensee No 300"; seal on ribbon states: "Tanners Council of America"; bottom embossed with: "12 710-42 Schell Brand Top Grain Cowhide".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 15.6 cm x Depth 12.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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doctor's obstetrical bag

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
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Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 25.3 cm
b
c
d - tray
e - bottle
f - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: black; light brown
metal: grey
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-6
(e): 0010-A3-9 Row E
Condition Remarks
Edges worn; #2: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The bag was used by Dr. MacGowan in his practice; there are a few late-nineteenth-century instruments that according to Dr. MacGowan belonged to a Dr. Longmore who practised in Campbellford.
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Favourite physician's obstetrical bag

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1970.9.1
Description
Doctor's black leather bag, rectangular in shape; six metal resters on bottom of bag; black carrying handle; dome pocket flap on inside of case; three metal sliding clasps, one with a keyhole.
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Accession Number
1970.9.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Doctor's black leather bag, rectangular in shape; six metal resters on bottom of bag; black carrying handle; dome pocket flap on inside of case; three metal sliding clasps, one with a keyhole.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. D.M.C. Watson.
Maker
BD & Co.
Material
leather: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom of case: "2520 Trade BD & Co. Mark 15"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-4
Condition Remarks
#3: Leather is hard.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1976.6.7
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Accession Number
1976.6.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Surgery
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-2
Condition Remarks
#2: the leather is old and weak.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
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.
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Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powd…
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Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powder residue inside; (e) same as (b) -- medication residue inside; lid cracked; (f-cc) same as (b): (f) medication residue inside; (g) solidified pills on inside bottom, as well as staining; (h) very small amount of medication residue inside; (k) white powder residue inside; (l) filled halfway with small pink pills; lid cracked; (m) very small amount of medication residue inside; (n) container cracked at the bottom; (o) pink powder residue inside; (p) off-white medication solidified at bottom inside; (q) 5 small brown pills inside; (r) bottom of container broken and missing a section; lid cracked; (t) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (u) 3 crumbly brown pills inside; powder inside as well; (v) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (w) medication residue at bottom inside; (x) very small amount of medication residue at bottom inside; (y) medication residue inside; (z) bottom of container broken and missing a section; (aa) bottom section of container broken off; (bb) bottom section of container broken off; lid missing; (cc) white medication at bottom 1/3 inside; (dd) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on / off metal lid; similar to, but larger than, (b); brown medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (ee-jj) same as (dd): (ee) white crystal medication at bottom inside; lid shows minor corrosion and a crack; (ff) contains 20 brown pills; lid cracked; (gg) bottom of container is broken and a section is missing; medication residue inside; lid is missing; (hh) off-white powdery medication residue inside; lid cracked; (ii) filled with approximately 20 brown pills which are deteriorating; (jj) contains 6 off-white pills and white powder on inside; lid cracked; (kk) hinged cloth-covered cardboard box with metal closure attachment at the top; the inside of the box has a felt-covered bottom and middle section which was designed to hold a thin item; (ll-uu) same as (dd): (ll) contains 11 pink pills inside as well as powdery residue; (mm) a few brown pills have liquified at the bottom inside; (nn) contains brown pills on inside bottom 1/3 (solidified); (oo) contains 14 small brown pills and powder residue inside; lid cracked; (pp) brown powder residue on inside; bottom of container has a small missing section; lid cracked; (qq) contains one brown pill and medication residue inside; (rr) filled with brown pills which are stuck together and deteriorating; lid has 3 small cracks; (ss) very small amount of medication residue inside; lid has 3 small cracks; (tt) contains 11 pink pills (deteriorating) and white powder residue at inside bottom; lid cracked; (uu) the bottom of the container is broken and missing a section; brown medication residue inside.
Number Of Parts
47
Part Names
a - medicine case - Size: Length 28.2 cm. x Width 12.5 cm. x Depth 11.2 cm.
b-z - medicine containers x 25 - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
bb - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
cc - medicine container - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
dd-jj - medicine containers x 7 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
kk - box - Size: Length 8.8 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
ll-uu - medicine containers x 10 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Decatur Georgia on Dec. 1 1993
Maker
H. K. Mulford Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Date Remarks
Patent date stamped into the case
Material
leather: black
bookbinding fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inside lid of case stamped with "HIGHEST AWARDS // PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO ST. LOUIS PARIS // H. K. MULFORD COMPANY // PHILADELPHIA." on cloth; outside front stamped, "PATD MAY 26 // 1908" into leather; bottom outside of case a "3" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Case and bottles were very dirty and dusty, with dried mildew throughout the inside of the case; two bottles are missing their lid and seven are broken; many bottle lids are cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
Early 20th century house call bag for the general practitioner
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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No. 220 Tabloid medicine case

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1975.11.2 a-al
Description
A brown, leather-bound travelling medicine case (al) with red leather lining has two inner cabinets, one at the top and one near the bottom at the back; has three metal clasps and a leather handle; contains: (a) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label with black type, some powder in bot…
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Accession Number
1975.11.2 a-al
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
A brown, leather-bound travelling medicine case (al) with red leather lining has two inner cabinets, one at the top and one near the bottom at the back; has three metal clasps and a leather handle; contains: (a) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label with black type, some powder in bottom; (b) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, three pills left; (c) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, full of brown pills; (d) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 1/4 full of brown pills, some broken; (e) glass bottle with glass stopper that is wrapped up in foam with string, white paper label, empty; (f) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, half full of white pills, cotton inside bottle; (g) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 1/4 full of light brown pills; (h) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 3/4 full of large white pills; (i) long glass bottle with a full cork that is wrapped up in foam with a string, white paper label, full of white pills; (j) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, full of light-brown pills; (k) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 1/3 full of white pills; (l) long glass bottle with a slightly broken cork, white paper label, seven pills left; (m) long glass bottle with a full cork that is wrapped up in white foam with a string, white paper label, full of white pills; (n) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, full of white pills turning yellow; (o) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, three brown pills left; (p) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 3/4 full of dark brown pills; (q) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, half full of dark brown pills; (r) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 3/4 full of black, moist pills; (s) long glass bottle with a full cork, no label, empty; (t) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, two grayish-brown tablets left; (u) glass bottle stained blue, opaque, full cork, white paper label, 3 1/2 white tablets left; (v) glass bottle with full cork, white label, half full of grayish-brown tablets; (w) glass bottle with full cork, white label, full of small white tablets; (x) glass bottle with full cork that is wrapped up in foam with a string, white label, full of grayish-white tablets; (y) glass bottle with full cork, white label, half full of gray tablets; (z) glass bottle with full cork, unlabelled, empty; (aa) glass bottle with full cork wrapped in foam, white label, 2/5 full of tiny white tablets; (ab) glass bottle with full cork wrapped in white foam, white label, full of white tablets; (ac) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty (ad) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty; (ae) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty; (af) stained glass bottle with broken cork stopper, blue and white label, full of round white pills; (ag) stained glass bottle with full cork stopper, blue and white label, full of round white tablets; (ah) a thermometer in a white metal tube with a metal cap attached to a light metallic chain; scales ranging from 95 to 110.
Number Of Parts
38
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
h - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
i - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
j - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
k - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
l - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
n - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
o - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
p - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
q - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
r - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
s - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
t - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
u - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
v - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
w - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
x - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
y - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
z - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
aa - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ab - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ac - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ad - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ae - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
af - bottle - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
ag - bottle - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
ah - thermometer - Size: Length 16.5 cm
al - case - Size: Length 34.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon B. White of Port Colborne, Ont.; used by Dr. White's father, Bishop White, as his travelling medicine case in China.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
leather: brown; red
metal: silver; white
glass: clear; blue
paper: white; black; blue
foam: white
fabric
Inscriptions
(a) "Aspirin"; (b) "Phenacetin Compound"; (c) Coffee-mint"; (d) "Paregoric"; (e) "Soda-mint"; (f) "Sodium Bicarbonate"; (g) "Dover Powder"; (h) "Trade mark 'SOLOID' BRAND. Boric Acid"; (i) "Antifebrin"; (j) "Ipecacuanha"; (k) "Bismuth Carbonate"; (l) "Ammonium Bromide"; (m) "Veronal"; (n) "Antipyrine"; (o) "Aconite Tincture"; (p) "Guaiacum and Sulphur"; (q) "Lead with Opium"; (r) "Laxative Vegetable"; (t) "Quinine and Rhubarb Compound (Livingstone Rouser)"; (u) "Santonin"; (v) "Ipecacuanha with Squill"; (w) "Tartarated Antimony"; (x) "Strophanthus Tincture"; (y) "Grey Powder"; (aa) "Calomel"; (ab) "Tannin"; (af) "Kali Mur [illeg.] Prepared by D. L. Thompson Homeopathic Pharmacy 394 Yonge St."; (ag) "Calc Sulph Prepared by D. L. Thompson" etc.; (ah) "[illeg.] London 196 No - 22"; (ai) "Wampole's Phospho Lecithin. Nerve Food & Tonic" etc., in both English and French; (aj) "'Pocket Manual of Thompson's Homoeopathic Remedies.' Prepared by D. L. Thompson. Homoeopathic Pharmacist"; (ak) "'An Outline of Dr. Schuessler's Theory of the Twelve Tissue Remedies or Cell Salts and the Practical Application Thereof' by D. L. Thompson"; (al) embossed in gold on the inside top surface: "'Tabloid' Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Manufacturing Chemists Snow Hill London. E.C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-12
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
25 June 2017: front section now separated from body, same as for back lid section. The leather at the edge of the case is scratched; the front hinge is slightly detached from the body of the case.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Archival items originally numbered ai, aj and ak are catalogued separately as 1975.11.1, .3 and .4
Exhibit History
For (a) only: On Exhibit “Stubborn Illness: Macdonald Family” at the Museum of Health Care 11 June, 2015
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physician's bag

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1986.18.3
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
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Accession Number
1986.18.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Harmark of Milton, Ont.; from the practice of her father, Dr. James C. Hill of Orillia, Ont.
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 41.0 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 14.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn with use at lower corners and upper edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. James C. Hill practised in Orillia, Ont., until 1985.
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Physician's bag

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1996.3.3
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Accession Number
1996.3.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-3
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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physician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8766
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1997.2.2
Description
A leather physician's bag with leather handles and brass fittings; holds a few supplies such as adhesive tape, a pad of paper, tongue depressors (?) wrapped in paper.
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Accession Number
1997.2.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A leather physician's bag with leather handles and brass fittings; holds a few supplies such as adhesive tape, a pad of paper, tongue depressors (?) wrapped in paper.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H.B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Material
leather: brown
paper: white
plastic: grey; dark brown
adhesive tape: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Condition Remarks
Leather worn.; #2: some damage to corners.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Physician's bag

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1998.13.2
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Accession Number
1998.13.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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