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Anugesic-HC suppositories

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037262 a-c
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a …
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Accession Number
997037262 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a seam running along the bottom edge
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Warner-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
tinfoil: green
cardboard: white; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A NEW DIMENSION IN ANORECTAL THERAPY // Anugesic-HC // QUELQUE CHOSE DE NOUVEAU EN // THERAPEUTIQUE ANO-RECTALE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA;" printed on box bottom: "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour. // FORMULA: Promoxine HCL 25 mg., Hydrocortisone // Acetal 5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 23 mg., Bismuth // Subgallate 53 mg., Zinc Oxide 278 mg., Balsam // Peru 46 mg., Benzyl Benzoate 30 mg., Base q.s. // 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE. // (L) 008040"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly discoloured with a few small stains; suppositories are in new condition
Copy Type
Original
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Anugesic-HC suppositories

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037263 a-c
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a …
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Accession Number
997037263 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a seam running along the bottom edge
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Warner-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
tinfoil: green
cardboard: white; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A NEW DIMENSION IN ANORECTAL THERAPY // Anugesic-HC // QUELQUE CHOSE DE NOUVEAU EN // THERAPEUTIQUE ANO-RECTALE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA;" printed on box bottom: "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour. // FORMULA: Promoxine HCL 25 mg., Hydrocortisone // Acetal 5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 23 mg., Bismuth // Subgallate 53 mg., Zinc Oxide 278 mg., Balsam // Peru 46 mg., Benzyl Benzoate 30 mg., Base q.s. // 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE. // (L) 008040"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly discoloured with a few small stains; suppositories are in new condition
Copy Type
Original
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Anusol-HC suppositories

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037258 a-c
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; two gold foil-wrapped suppositories (b,c) are contained within the box; both are cylindrical-shaped with fold-up sides
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Accession Number
997037258 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; two gold foil-wrapped suppositories (b,c) are contained within the box; both are cylindrical-shaped with fold-up sides
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - suppository box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Walter-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks start of Bird medical practice
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black
foil: yellow
Inscriptions
The top of the box is stamped with, "FOR ANORECTAL COMFORT THAT LASTS // Pr [enclosed in a box] // ANUSOL-HC // POUR OBTENIR UN SOULAGEMENT // ANO-RECTAL DURABLE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA"; the sides of the box read, "Deux // Suppositoires // hemorroidaux // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Two // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Hemorrhoidal Suppositories // INDICATIONS: POUR le Soulagement et le traitement // de la proctite, des hemorroides et du prurit // anal. aigus et chroniques, accompagnes d'inflam- // mation. // 392B740 ECHANTILLON // INDICATIONS: For the relief and treatment of acute and chronic proctitis, hemorrhoids and pru- // ritis of the anus, accompanied by inflammation // 39228 SAMPLE"; the bottom of the box also reads in print, "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour."; "FORMULA: Hydrocortisone Acetate 10 mg., Boric // Acid 140.5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 25 mg., Resorcinol // 25 mg., Zinc Oxide 309.1 mg., Bismuth Subgallate // 63.3 mg., Balsam Peru 50.6 mg., Benzyl Benzoate // 33.6 mg., Cacao Butter Ointment Base 9.s. 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE // (L) 017020"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on box
Copy Type
Original
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Anusol-HC suppositories

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037259 a-b
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; a gold foil-wrapped suppository (b) is contained within the box; this is a cylindrical-shaped suppository with fold-up sides
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Accession Number
997037259 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; a gold foil-wrapped suppository (b) is contained within the box; this is a cylindrical-shaped suppository with fold-up sides
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - suppository box - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Walter-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks start of Bird medical practice
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black
foil: yellow
Inscriptions
The top of the box is stamped with, "FOR ANORECTAL COMFORT THAT LASTS // Pr [enclosed in a box] // ANUSOL-HC // POUR OBTENIR UN SOULAGEMENT // ANO-RECTAL DURABLE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA"; the sides of the box read, "Deux // Suppositoires // hemorroidaux // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Two // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Hemorrhoidal Suppositories // INDICATIONS: POUR le Soulagement et le traitement // de la proctite, des hemorroides et du prurit // anal. aigus et chroniques, accompagnes d'inflam- // mation. // 392B740 ECHANTILLON // INDICATIONS: For the relief and treatment of acute and chronic proctitis, hemorrhoids and pru- // ritis of the anus, accompanied by inflammation // 39228 SAMPLE"; the bottom of the box also reads in print, "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour. // FORMULA: Hydrocortisone Acetate 10 mg., Boric // Acid 140.5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 25 mg., Resorcinol // 25 mg., Zinc Oxide 309.1 mg., Bismuth Subgallate // 63.3 mg., Balsam Peru 50.6 mg., Benzyl Benzoate // 33.6 mg., Cacao Butter Ointment Base 9.s. 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE // (L) 017020"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Wear on box is apparent
Copy Type
Original
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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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B-D Yale Luer-Lok syringe kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1675
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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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

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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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Curative Pile Cones

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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037267
Description
A rectangular-shaped box with the box lid fitting over the box bottom; two finger cutaways are on the sides of the box lid; entire box is covered over by transparent wax paper which is sealed on the sides; an identification tag is sealed between the box and the paper; there is a chemical warning ta…
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Accession Number
997037267
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A rectangular-shaped box with the box lid fitting over the box bottom; two finger cutaways are on the sides of the box lid; entire box is covered over by transparent wax paper which is sealed on the sides; an identification tag is sealed between the box and the paper; there is a chemical warning tag between the wax paper and the bottom of the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W. E. Saunders Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List by Glen C. Philips
Material
paper: off-white
wax paper: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "1 Dozen // Curative Pile Cones // EACH CONTAINING: // Cocaine Mur., 1/8 gr. Pulv. Opii, 1/8 gr. // Ext. Hyoscyam, [illeg.] gr. Ergotin 1/2 gr. // Ext. Hamamelis 2 grs. // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON, ONTARIO // 8019 [illeg.]"; the chemical warning tag says, "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act, Sec. 31 // W.E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wax paper is torn at the corners and has brown residue
Copy Type
Original
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curved rectal injection needle

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997001387
Description
Curved rectal injection needle, which consists of a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing that bends at a 90° curve near the tip and has a short needle set into the tip; the needle is also hollow and cylindrical and has a sharp, open, bevelled tip; the other end of the injection needle flares o…
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Accession Number
997001387
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Needles
Description
Curved rectal injection needle, which consists of a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing that bends at a 90° curve near the tip and has a short needle set into the tip; the needle is also hollow and cylindrical and has a sharp, open, bevelled tip; the other end of the injection needle flares out to a hollow cylindrical end piece; the front and back sides of this piece are flattened; the end is round and open; there is a heavy nylon thread threaded through the needle, with short sections coming out of both the end and the tip of the needle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Becton - Dickinson & Co.
Material
metal: silver
nylon: purple
Inscriptions
One of the flat sides of the end piece has, "B-D" stamped into the metal; the other side has, "GOLD" stamped into the metal; the round section of the end piece has, "LUER-LOK // PAT. 1793068" stamped into the metal of the outer edges.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #710; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals" by The Geo. P. Pilling & Son Company, 1932, p. 271 (very similar to item #P18615) (see attached photocopy); arrived in and stored in a small cardboard box (not catalogued) with 997.001.383-.386, .388; CD #5
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