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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004256 a-b
Description
(a): Post-nasal instruments: metal Laforce adenotome, standard pattern size 2 with blade; (b): thin flexible stainless metal blade has perforations and curved end with attached shaped piece for attachment; from roll 993.004.252.
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Accession Number
993004256 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
(a): Post-nasal instruments: metal Laforce adenotome, standard pattern size 2 with blade;
(b): thin flexible stainless metal blade has perforations and curved end with attached
shaped piece for attachment; from roll 993.004.252.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - adenotome - Size: Length 24.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
b - extra blade - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Ingram & Bell
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Date Remarks
From Miltex catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a): "INGRAM & BELL // 2 // 119 // GERMANY // CMB"; (b): "HASLAM // STAINLESS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
# 1: corrosion; # 2: no new damage
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue" #MX20-860 p. 230; CD #4
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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004257
Description
Post-nasal instruments: metal Laforce adenotome, standard pattern, medium size with flexible blade; from roll 993.004.252.
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Accession Number
993004257
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
Post-nasal instruments: metal Laforce adenotome, standard pattern, medium size with flexible blade; from roll 993.004.252.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Date Remarks
Dated from Miltex catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"U.S.A. // CMB"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.0 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm. x Depth: 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
# 1: corrosion; shows wear; # 2: no new damage
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
"Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue" p. 230 #MX20-860; CD #4
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
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apothecary kit

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Dates
1775
circa 1775
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with woo…
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Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Storage, instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Case
MM= Drug Packagaing -- container -- bottle
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with wooden dividers built in at the top; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle on the outside that holds both doors together; the back of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal two shelves, each with three compartments with wooden dividers built in; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle in the outside that holds both doors together; the top of the chest is hinged at the back and has a lock at the front; the keyhole is ivory-lined and fits (b) a small metal key that is cylindrical and hollow at the end with a cut rectangular piece at the bottom of the end; the finger grip is oval with an open centre; the inside of the top of the chest has 6 compartments with built-in dividers; there is an open rectangular section at the front, four deep rectangular compartments with open tops in the centre and three open rectangular sections at the back, one which has (c) a removable sliding wooden lid; this lid is flat and rectangular with a semi-circular piece cut out from the top right side for a finger grip; there are 4 square wooden drawers (d-g) built into the lower front of the chest; each drawer has a round ivory knob attached to the front at the centre; the top left drawer (d) has a built-in divider in the middle and two sliding wooden lids (dd) and (ddd); both lids are flat and rectangular with a semicircular piece cut out at the top for a finger grip; (e) is an open drawer; (f) has a narrow rectangular piece set into the lower right side of the drawer and grooved areas at the top and bottom right side and centre left side; (g) has a flat piece of wood covering it; this piece has four circular holes cut into it, which hold four mixing cups (n-q, described later); the top of the front of the chest holds 6 glass bottles (h-m) with stoppered lids (jj-mm); the stoppers on (h) and (i) do not come off and were not removed; each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and base and rounded shoulders; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular at the top; all the bottles are empty; the mixing cups (n-q) are cylindrical and open at the top; the lip flares out slightly; there is a flat round base on the bottom which allows them to stand; the back of the case houses 6 glass bottles (r-w) with stoppers (rr-ww); each bottle is hollow and squarish with flat sides and bottom and rounded shoulders leading to a short round neck; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular on top; the top of the chest has four compartments, each of which houses a glass bottle (x-aa) with a stoppered lid (xx-aaa); each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and bottom and slightly rounded shoulders that lead to a long open rounded neck; the lip of the bottle has a squared band around the outside, giving it a larger diameter; a glass stopper fits into the neck; each stopper is solid, round on the botton and rectangular on top.
Number Of Parts
43
Part Names
a - medicine chest (closed) - Size: Length 24.6 cm. x Width 20.3 cm. x Depth 27.2 cm.
b - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
c - compartment lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
d - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
dd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
ddd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
e - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
f - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
g - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
h - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
i - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
j - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
jj - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
k - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
kk - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
l - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
ll - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
m - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
mm - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
n - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter3.8
o - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Diameter3.7
p - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter3.6
q - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter4.0
r - bottle - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
rr - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
s - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ss - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
t - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
tt - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.5
u - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
uu - stopper - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter1.4
v - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
vv - stopper - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Diameter1.4
w - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ww - stopper - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter1.4
x - bottle - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
xx - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.3 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
y - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
yy - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
z - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
zz - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm.
aa - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm.
aaa - stopper - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
Dates
1775
circa 1775
Date Remarks
Similar to example in book by Wilbur (see Reference Comments)
Material
metal: grey; yellow
wood: brown
ivory: ivory
glass: clear
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(h), (i), (l), and (m) have the letters "EB" in raised lettering at the bottom outside of the bottles; (s) has the number "14" etched into the front centre panel; (u) has the number "16" etched into the front centre panel; (u,v) both have a paper label attached to the front centre panel with the words, "Eye Lotion" written on in ink; (x) has the remnants of a paper label attached to the front centre panel; (x-aa) all have a raised 1-directional arrow on the bottom of the bottles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
Condition Remarks
The chest shows minor surface grime and minor scratches(a) on the surface; the back left door is cracked; the top left side of the lid has a deep gouge; there is a small missing section of veneer at the top front; the brass hardware shows tarnish, but no serious corrosion; minor green spots can be seen on the left handle; the ivory drawer pulls and keyhole show minor discolouration, but no cracks or missing sections; (h) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (i) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (j) outer edge of bottle lip has a very small chip; (p) outer edge of base of mixing cup has a chip; (u) inside of bottle has a cloudy residue; (v) upper right corner of label is missing; (x) front label is only a remnant; (y) small amount of brown residue at inside bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 83; photographed on Jan. 28, 1998
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Barnhill's adenoid curette

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7021
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1976.9.19
Description
Curette has a thick, ridged metal handle tapering to a slender stem that ends in a curved, fenestrated blade.
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Accession Number
1976.9.19
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
Curette has a thick, ridged metal handle tapering to a slender stem that ends in a curved, fenestrated blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Cooper Cole, via Dr. Arthur Cole.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Dimension Notes
Length 20.7 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Spotted with rust over entire length.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
J.F. Hartz catalogue, 1950-51, p. 163; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Probably a Barnhill adenoid curette, size 3, one of five sizes carried by J.F. Hartz (sizes 0-4).
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B-D Yale Luer-Lok syringe kit

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Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004284 a-ai
Description
Injection kit in burgundy plastic case has B-D Yale syringes in spring-loaded metal holders (5 cc, 2 cc, 2 cc) with brown rubber slip-off tops with original cardboard and cork packing material; three #23 needles in metal holders have black rubber slip-off tops; three #26 needles have brown rubber s…
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Accession Number
993004284 a-ai
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
House Calls
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Injection kit in burgundy plastic case has B-D Yale syringes in spring-loaded metal holders
(5 cc, 2 cc, 2 cc) with brown rubber slip-off tops with original cardboard and cork packing
material; three #23 needles in metal holders have black rubber slip-off tops; three
#26 needles have brown rubber slip-off tops; two clear plastic bottles have black plastic
screw-on tops; all pieces fit into clear plastic sleeves; never used
Number Of Parts
35
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 19.6 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - plastic bottle - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
c - black lid - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
d - plastic bottle - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
e - black lid - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
f - short needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
g - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
h - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
i - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
j - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
k - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
l - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
m - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
n - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
o - med. needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
p - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
q - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
r - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
s - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
t - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
u - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
v - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
w - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
x - med. syringe holder - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
y - syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
z - syringe plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - brown top - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
bb - med. syringe holder - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
cc - syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
dd - syringe plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
ee - brown top - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
ff - long syringe holder - Size: Length 17.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
gg - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
hh - syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
ii - brown top - Size: Length 1.5 cm. x Diameter3.1 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Date Remarks
Evaluator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
metal: silver
plastic: burgundy; clear; black
rubber: brown; black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On bottom of plastic bottle: "CELLUPLASTIC // NEWARK, N.J."; embosssed on all rubber tops:
"B-D"; printed on syringes: "B-D YALE // LUER-LOK // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. // MADE IN
U.S.A."; "S // 8659" "F // 4661" "G // 5201"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
never used; #2: something staining paper yellow; #3: rubber - may require special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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Beckmann's adenotome

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8043
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1980.23.9 a-b
Description
Adenotome consists of (a) an all-metal curette with a ridged handle and a cutting edge, and (b) a hinged gripping device.
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Accession Number
1980.23.9 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
Adenotome consists of (a) an all-metal curette with a ridged handle and a cutting edge, and (b) a hinged gripping device.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - curette - Size: Length 20.8 cm
b - gripping device
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On (a): "HARTZ" and "4"; on (b): "H. PFAU BERLIN N.W. 1" and "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Beckman's adenoid curette

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037016
Description
Beckman's adenoid curette is a long, solid metal artifact consisting of a wide, rounded handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem; on all sides, the handle has three recessed grooves which together form a grip; near the top of the handle, there are two indentations to accomodate the thumb…
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Accession Number
997037016
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
Beckman's adenoid curette is a long, solid metal artifact consisting of a wide, rounded handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem; on all sides, the handle has three recessed grooves which together form a grip; near the top of the handle, there are two indentations to accomodate the thumb and forefinger; the stem extends from the handle and becomes slightly wider before tapering into the blade which curves up from the stem; the blade consists of a square frame with rounded corners with a sharpened inside edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Marked midway down the stem of the curette: "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 21.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The adenotome shows signs of wear and scratching from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., THe Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3100 (item C/-7125) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Boston physician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7581
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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brass hand-held dispensing scales

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9374
Dates
1867
circa 1867
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and …
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Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and lines up with a pointed bar that extends upwards from the bar's midsection; the scales are accompanied by ten square brass measures of varying thicknesses, using the Roman system of scruple, drachm and grain weights; the weights are kept in a brass-lidded compartment in the scale case (l); the case is wood, covered outside with green leather with a gold embossed logo on the top; the case is lined with purple velvet and has an indentation to accomodate the scale; the front latch of the case consists of a hook and pin.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - balance scales - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
d - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
e - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
f - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
j - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
k - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
l - case - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Given to donor by Catherine Saunders, youngest daughter of original owner, Dr. Herbert J. Saunders, M.R.C.S.E., Queen's Meds 1867; donor was Miss Saunders's physician (see attached photocopy)
Dates
1867
circa 1867
Date Remarks
Based on graduation date of Dr. Herbert Saunders
Material
paper: green
ink: yellow
leather: green
wood: tan
fabric: purple; green
metal: brown
Inscriptions
On the top of the case, there was a logo of an eagle grasping three arrows in one talon and a branch in the other, embossed in gold ink; on the bottom of the case, "R2e/7L7" is handwritten in pencil; weight (b) has a weight symbol etched into both sides of the metal; weight (c) has a weight symbol etched on one side; and "2 // [weight symbol}" on the other ;side; weight (d) has "½ Drachm [cursive]" etched on one side and a weight symbol etched on the other; weight (e) has a weight symbol etched on one side; weight (f) has six round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (g) has five round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (h) has four round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (i) has "6 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (j) has "5 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (k) has "4 // GRS" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
Both brass pans had several patches of discolouration, possibly from contact with the cord; weight (d) had a strip of corrosion on one side; weights (f-h) showed signs of orange rust; the leather around the clasp on the box (l) was worn and torn; the gold ink from the embossed logo had deteriorated by approximately 90%; the velvet had faded slightly and was dusty; (2): box cover torn around latch; metal tarnished; spots of inactive corrosion; velvet fading in places; leather stained and discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Physician's Balance Scales," by Dr. H.W. Cumming; "Antique Medical Instruments," by Elizabeth Bennion, 1986, pp. 284-5 (similar to Fig. 15) ; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," by Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1405 (similar to #6240); "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 284 (similar to #2748); OHIOLink online catalogue OCLC #33231027 (see attached photocopies); CD #7
Research Facts
Possibly carried by Dr. Saunders for house calls, to measure medication ingredients and/or to weigh patients' fees to prevent fraud.
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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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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