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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Food
Food -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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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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Munyon's Catarrh Tablets

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1980.18.177 a-c
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full cylindrical transparent glass Munyon’s Catarrh Tablets bottle with grey metal screw cap (b) and rectangular brown paper advertisement sheet (c); box has product information printed on exterior sides and a rectangular red and cream paper s…
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Accession Number
1980.18.177 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Archival
Advertisements
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full cylindrical transparent glass Munyon’s Catarrh Tablets bottle with grey metal screw cap (b) and rectangular brown paper advertisement sheet (c); box has product information printed on exterior sides and a rectangular red and cream paper stamp attached to one end; bottle full of cylindrical white tablets; bottle is small vial with shallow circular push up base, no mold lines, and continuous external thread on cylindrical finish; rectangular cream paper label attached to bottle has product information and directions in French only; cap has company information embossed on top and threads molded into sides; advertisement is one double sided sheet of paper with company information and descriptions of various Munyon products of front and testimonials on back printed in black ink in French only.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 5.9 cm Diameter 1.7 cm
b – box – Length 6.7 cm Width 1.9 cm Depth 1.9 cm
c – advertisement – Length 30.3 cm Width 18.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Date Remarks
Based on similar artifacts in collection and Munyon’s company start in 1890s
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, red, blue, green
glass: clear
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on side of box: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; printed on side of box: "MUNYON'S // CATARRH TABLETS // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; from label: "When dissolved in water, it gives immediate relief, cleansing and soothing the inflamed mucous membranes. They remove all irritating discharges from the head and throat."; printed on bottle label: “TABLETTES POUR LE CATARRHE // MUNYON’S // HOMOEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // Directions. – Dissolvez une tablette en 20 // cuillerées à thé d’eau chaude, et employez cette // solution au lavage du nez et de la gorge soir et // matin. Injectez dans les narines au moyen du // Vaporisateur Munyon, ou en l’humant.”; embossed on bottle cap: “MUNYON’S // HOMEOPATHIC // REMEDIES”; printed on letterhead on front of advertisement sheet: “MUNYON’S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // BUREAU CANADIEN : // CONFEDERATION LIFE BUILDING, TORONTO. // LISTE DE REMEDES.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B (a-b)
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 4 (c)
Temporary Location
Box (b) on travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading to bottle label; major distortion all over advertisement from being folded and wrapped around bottle; small to large tears all over advertisement resulting in some small areas of loss that obscure text; major tear resulting in separation of large section on proper left side of advertisement with small areas of loss along torn edges; advertisement paper is brown and brittle; advertisement is currently fragile and distorted, but stable
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
“Munyon is ready…” The Quack Doctor, Caroline Rance, 2010. Accessed 21 July 2019.
Dr. Roger Henderson. “Catarrh: causes, symptoms and treatment tips.” netdoctor, Hearst UK, 2019. Accessed 21 July 2019.
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon was a popular producer of patent medicine who began selling his products in the 1890s; Munyon produced a variety of medicines that claimed to cure many different ailments, but most of the medicines were made from sugar, alcohol, and even poisons like arsenic and strychnine.
Catarrh is a build-up of mucus or saliva in the airway cavities, most often the sinuses on the side of the nose, but also chest, ears, and throat; it is an immune system reaction to an infection or irritation and is a symptom of allergic reactions, nasal polyps, hay fever, and the common cold.
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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 saddle bag

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002435
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
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Accession Number
997002435
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Description
Oval brown leather saddle bag; two oval pockets held closed by yellow buckles on each side; held together at the top by leather stitching and a yellow buckle; two more buckles on the inside of one pocket flap
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers catalogue
Material
leather: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 39.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Noticeable wear on the leather; corrosion present on all buckles;
corrosion has transferred onto the leather pieces touching the metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th Edition, A.S. Aloe Company, 189–, p. 801 (similar to model #10311); CD #1
Research Facts
This bag would be used to carry medical supplies while travelling on horseback
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Physician's saddle bag

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1930.17.1 a-o
Description
Double saddle bag with compartments for bottles (one bottle container missing); eleven of the 12 bottles are labelled ([m] has no label); all the bottles are moulded glass; two buckles and straps.
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Accession Number
1930.17.1 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Description
Double saddle bag with compartments for bottles (one bottle container missing); eleven of the 12 bottles are labelled ([m] has no label); all the bottles are moulded glass; two buckles and straps.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
h - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
i - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
j - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
k - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
l - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
m - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
n - wooden box
o - saddle bags
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. F.G. Banting.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
leather: brown; black
glass
metal
Inscriptions
(a)" Tr. Gent Co"; (b) "Ext. Spig & Sen"; (c) "Ether S"; (d) "Castor oil"; (e) "Hoffman's A."; (f) "Tr Oph"; (g) "Tr Cinch Co"; (h) "Fowler's Sol."; (i) "Tr. Valerian"; (j) "Tr Gent Co"; (k) "Tr Digitalis"; (l) "Tr Ferri Co"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-5
Condition Remarks
#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.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Academy of Medicine Bulletin 4, No. 1, Oct. 1930; CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On loan to St. James Cathedral Museum and Archives, April 4, 2003 to Aug. 2003
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Plate LIV, Acanthosis Nigricans [medical illustration]

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Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1981.6.42
Description
Colour lithograph--Acanthosis nigricans.
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Accession Number
1981.6.42
Author
Robert W. Taylor
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Acanthosis Nigricans -- pictorial works
Description
Colour lithograph--Acanthosis nigricans.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Gary Sibbald, Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
George S. Harris & Sons
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Date Remarks
Date of The Clinical Atlas of Veneral and Skin Diseases and succeeding atlases
Material
paper: cream
Inscriptions
"Fig. 1 Acanthosis nigricans"; "Fig. 2 Acanthosis nigricans"; "Fig. 3 To show distribution of pigmentation (front)"; "Fig. 4 To show distribution of pigmentation (back)";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-2 Box B
Dimension Notes
Length 55.3 cm x Width 41.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extremely brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
The Clinical Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases by Robert W. Taylor;
Prev. # 81.6.42
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1979.7.3 a-y
Description
Leather fold-up pouch (y) contains 23 glass vials with metal screw-on lids; vials have labels; there is a printed label inside the case; contents as abbreviated on labels: (a) Hydrag. Iod. Viride; (b) Morphinae Sulphae; (c) Neurologic; (d) Pulv. Ipecac et Opii; (e) Hydrag. Chlor. Mite Ipecac et Sod…
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Accession Number
1979.7.3 a-y
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
Leather fold-up pouch (y) contains 23 glass vials with metal screw-on lids; vials have labels; there is a printed label inside the case; contents as abbreviated on labels: (a) Hydrag. Iod. Viride; (b) Morphinae Sulphae; (c) Neurologic; (d) Pulv. Ipecac et Opii; (e) Hydrag. Chlor. Mite Ipecac et Sodii Bicarb; (f) Tinc Aconite; (g) Corrosive Sublim; (h) Quine Sulphat; (i) Kermes Mineral Comp.; (j) Chlordyne; (k) Hydrag. Chlor. Mite; (l) Acetanalide Comp.; (m) Bronchitis; (n) Diarrhoea; (o) Constipation; (p) Cathartic "active"; (q) Tonsillitis; (r) Fever; (s) Ferri et acid Arsen.; (t) Ergotine; (u) Viburnum Comp.; (v) Bismuth et Cereli Oxalat; (w) Amonii Chloricum Comp.; (x) Quinine.
Number Of Parts
25
Part Names
a-x - vials - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
y - pouch, open - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 36.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Maker
H. K. Mulford & Co., Compressed Tablets
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
leather: brown
glass: clear
fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Label inside pouch reads, "Dr. D. E. Brooks // P.O. Box 37, // Windsor, Ont. Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
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Dates
1878
1898
1878-1898
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1975.10.1 a-av
Description
A folding leather case (av) containing 47 vials of medicine; (a-o) are tall vials and occupy one pocket, forming one row; (p-au) are short vials that occupy the other pocket, forming two rows.
Accession Number
1975.10.1 a-av
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
A folding leather case (av) containing 47 vials of medicine; (a-o) are tall vials and occupy one pocket, forming one row; (p-au) are short vials that occupy the other pocket, forming two rows.
Number Of Parts
48
Part Names
a-o - tall vials - Size: Length 10 cm
p-au - short vials - Size: Length 4.7 cm
av - case - Size: Length 37.7 cm x Width 42.8 cm (unfolded)
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hryciw of Kingston, Ont.
Dates
1878
1898
1878-1898
Date Remarks
Date of "March 12, 78" on clasp of case; revenue stamp on (au) has 1898.
Material
leather
glass
cork
Paper
Inscriptions
(a) "Lithium Benzoate Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (138)"; (b) "Zinc Sulphocarbolate Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (229)"; (c) "Quinine Arseniate Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (185)"; (d) "Hyoscyamine Amorphous Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025; (117)"; (e) "Calcium Sulphide Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (55)"; (f) "Morphine Sulfate Gr. 1-12; Gm. .005; (152)"; (g) "Veratrine Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (223)"; (h) "Codeine Sulphide Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (72)"; (i) "Glonoin Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025; (102)"; (j) "Atropine Sulphate Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025; (33)"; (k) "Copper Arsenite Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025"; (l) "Digitalin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (89)"; (m) "Calomel Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (56)"; (n) "Anticonstipation (Waugh) Alkaloid Formula (233)"; (o) "Strychnine Arseniate Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (214)"; (p) "Mercury Bichloride Grs. 1/134; Grms. .0005"; (q) "Mercury Protoiodide Gr. 1-6; Grm. .01; (150)"; (r) "Colchicine Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (74)"; (s) "Potassium Bichromate Gr. 1-67; Grm. .001; (179)"; (t) "Quinine Hydrofer Gr. 1-6; Grm. .01"; (u) "Cicutine Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (67)"; (v) "Ergotin Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (95)"; (w) "Emetin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (93)"; (x) "Aloin Gr. 1-6; Grms. .01"; (y) "Acid Arsen Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (2)"; (z) "Quassin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (183)"; (aa) "Codeine Sulph. Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (73)"; (ab) "Gelseminine Grs. 1-250; Grms. .00025"; (ac) "Diarrhea (Calomel gr. 1-8; morphine sulph. gr. 1-16; powd. ipecac gr 1-32; powd. capsicum, gr. 1-16; amph [illeg.] gr. 1-16; (290)"; (ad) "Arbutin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (25)"; (ae) "Iron Arseniate Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (125)"; (af) "Caffeine Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (46)"; (ag) "RHUS. TOX. m. 1-10; Green Tinct.; (196)"; (ah) "Bryonin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (44)"; (ai) "Anemonin Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (20)"; (aj) "Caulophyllium (Blue Cohosh) Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01"; (ak) "Cardiac Tonic Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (62)"; (al) "Dosimetric Trinity (Burggraeve) #1; (243)"; (am) "Sanguinarin Nitrate Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (201)"; (an) "Agaricin Grs. 1/12; Grms. .005"; (ao) "Anodyne (WAUGH) For Infants; (231)"; (ap) "Chlorodyne; (239)"; (aq) "Defervescent Compound (Abbott) No. 1; (241)"; (ar) "Sulphur Co. Laxative (Buckley's); (257)"; (as) "Macrotin Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01"; (at) "Heart Tonic; (248)"; (au) "Nuclein Solution Gr. 1-12; Gm. .005; (159)"; (av) on clasp: "Pat. P. Feb 26 // March 12, 78"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
The portion containing the longer vials is separated from the portion containing the shorter vials.
Copy Type
Original
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