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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004035 a-e
Description
Opened blue box of absorbent gauze has original gauze yardage; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering
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Accession Number
993004035 a-e
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Opened blue box of absorbent gauze has original gauze yardage; paper label is yellow on white
paper with blue lettering
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bottom - Size: Length 11.8 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - top - Size: Length 11.7 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
c - cardboard sleeve - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
d - paper bag - Size:
e - gauze - Size: Length 86.0 cm. x Width 22.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
pasteboard: dk. blue
paper: yellow; blue; white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: ABSORBENT GAUZE // NUMBER 1 / LENGTH 1 YARD // MANUFACTURED FOR //
THE GEO. S. TRUDELL CO. LONDON ONT. // MADE IN ENGLAND
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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absorbent gauze bandage

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004036
Description
Sealed box of absorbent gauze has blue box; paper label is yellow on white paper with blue lettering
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Accession Number
993004036
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed box of absorbent gauze has blue box; paper label is yellow on white
paper with blue lettering
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
pasteboard: blue
paper: yellow; blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: ABSORBENT GAUZE // NUMBER 1 / LENGTH 1 YARD // MANUFACTURED FOR //
THE GEO. S. TRUDELL CO. LONDON ONT. // MADE IN ENGLAND
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 3.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1981.10.8
Description
A paper packet, originally wrapped in silver foil, containing one oz. of B.P.C. compressed white absorbent lint.
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Accession Number
1981.10.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
A paper packet, originally wrapped in silver foil, containing one oz. of B.P.C. compressed white absorbent lint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; from the medical effects of her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie.
Maker
J. J. Smith & Nephew, Ltd. Paragon Works
Site Made (City)
Hull
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Material
fabric: white
paper: beige
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "Surgical Dressings. // WHITE // Absorbent Lint // B.P.C. Compressed 1 oz."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
Length
5.0 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit "Francophone Experience in WW I War Hospital, 1914-1918," at the Museoparc Vanier Museopark, 9 June 2014.
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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004219
Description
Black and gold metal one-piece box with inside divider to pull out three sizes of medicated gauze -- 3", 2 1/2", and 1 1/2" widths -- diagrams and instructions are contained inside tin; empty of original Elastoplast gauze
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Accession Number
993004219
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
Black and gold metal one-piece box with inside divider to pull out three sizes of medicated
gauze -- 3", 2 1/2", and 1 1/2" widths -- diagrams and instructions are contained inside tin;
empty of original Elastoplast gauze
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
T.J. Smith & Nephew Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed in gold on top of box: Elastoplast // BRAND // SURGERY CASE // CONTAINING // DRESSING
STRIPS // CONSISTING OF // MEDICATED GAUZE PAD BISMUTH SUBGALLATE 2/3% // ON ZINC OXIDE ELASTIC
PLASTER // No proprietary rights are claimed in the manufacture of this plaster, // except in
respect of the registered trade mark "Elastoplast." // MADE IN ENGLAND By T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW
LTD. // LONDON HULL MANCHESTER GLASGOW
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.2 cm. x Width: 11.8 cm. x Depth: 4.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
dents; grime shows wear; inside has stains and scratches
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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elastic adhesive bandage

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Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016006001 a-c
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the 3 inch bandage roll (c) is sealed i…
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Accession Number
016006001 a-c
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages -- instrumentation
Bandages
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the 3 inch bandage roll (c) is sealed in clear plastic and is rolled around a thick cardboard roll; there is a small paper label on the side inside the plastic which contains the manufacturing information printed in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tin: Height 8.5 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
b - lid: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
c - bandage roll: Height 8.0 cm X Diameter 5.9 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's father, a medical practitioner from 1942-1988.
Maker
Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oldbury, Birmingham
Site Made (State)
West Midlands
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Date Remarks
Based on the year Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical Exhibition, and the years Moore-Thompson-Clinger was located at 151-153 King William Street.
Material
metal: grey
paint: blue, white
cloth: tan
plastic: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on side of tin (a): "Variban // ELASTIC // ADHESIVE BANDAGE // B.P.C. // WIDTH 3 ins. // A PRODUCT OF // Cuxson, Gerrard // & Co. Ltd. // OLDBURY // BIRMINGHAM // For the ambulatory treatment // of Chronic Ulceration of the // leg, Varicose Veins, Phlebitis, // etc. Replaces with advantage // ordinary strapping for general // surgical and orthopaedic use. // When applied as soon as // possible after strains or // sprains it minimises effusion // into the tissues and greatly // relieves pain and discomfort. // FOR MEDICAL PROFESSION ONLY // Also Recommended– // "SANOID SURGICAL AND // MEDICAL PLASTERS // "ABDOPLAST" POST-OPERATIVE // PLASTER CORSET // "CELLANBAND" THE ORIGINAL // PASTE IMPREGNATED // BANDAGE // "CERABAN" DIACHYLON BASE // BANDAGE // POROUS, VENTILATED AND ELASTIC // STORE IN A COOL PLACE // MADE IN ENGLAND"; raised on lid of tin (b): "Variban"; printed on paper label on (c): "Manufactured by // CUXSON, GERRARD & CO. LTD. // Oldbury, Birmingham, England. // Sole Distributors in Eastern Canada // MOORE-THOMPSON-CLINGER, LTD., // 151-153 King William Street, Hamilton, // ONTARIO." Printed on fabric bandage (c): "Variban".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor paint chipping at seam of tin along side
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673600438183
https://europepmc.org/articles/pmc1695712/pdf/canvetj00535-0003.pdf
http://www.cuxsongerrard.com/about/
Research Facts
Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical exhibition by Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd. in 1934.
Cuxson Gerrard & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1878 and still exists as of 2019. They specialize in medicated dressings and adhesive paddings for podiatry and medical use.
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elastic adhesive bandage

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Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016006002 a-c
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the bandage roll (c) is sealed in clear…
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Accession Number
016006002 a-c
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages -- instrumentation
Bandages
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the bandage roll (c) is sealed in clear plastic and is rolled around a thick cardboard roll; there is a small paper label on the side inside the plastic which contains the manufacturing information printed in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tin: Height 8.5 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
b - lid: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
c - bandage roll: Height 8.0 cm X Diameter 5.9 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's father, a medical practitioner from 1942-1988.
Maker
Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oldbury, Birmingham
Site Made (State)
West Midlands
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Date Remarks
Based on the year Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical Exhibition, and the years Moore-Thompson-Clinger was located at 151-153 King William Street.
Material
metal: grey
paint: blue, white
cloth: tan
plastic: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on side of tin (a): "Variban // ELASTIC // ADHESIVE BANDAGE // B.P.C. // WIDTH 3 ins. // A PRODUCT OF // Cuxson, Gerrard // & Co. Ltd. // OLDBURY // BIRMINGHAM // For the ambulatory treatment // of Chronic Ulceration of the // leg, Varicose Veins, Phlebitis, // etc. Replaces with advantage // ordinary strapping for general // surgical and orthopaedic use. // When applied as soon as // possible after strains or // sprains it minimises effusion // into the tissues and greatly // relieves pain and discomfort. // FOR MEDICAL PROFESSION ONLY // Also Recommended– // "SANOID SURGICAL AND // MEDICAL PLASTERS // "ABDOPLAST" POST-OPERATIVE // PLASTER CORSET // "CELLANBAND" THE ORIGINAL // PASTE IMPREGNATED // BANDAGE // "CERABAN" DIACHYLON BASE // BANDAGE // POROUS, VENTILATED AND ELASTIC // STORE IN A COOL PLACE // MADE IN ENGLAND"; raised on lid of tin (b): "Variban"; printed on paper label on (c): "Manufactured by // CUXSON, GERRARD & CO. LTD. // Oldbury, Birmingham, England. // Sole Distributors in Eastern Canada // MOORE-THOMPSON-CLINGER, LTD., // 151-153 King William Street, Hamilton, // ONTARIO." Printed on fabric bandage (c): "Variban".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor paint chipping at seam of tin along side.
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673600438183
https://europepmc.org/articles/pmc1695712/pdf/canvetj00535-0003.pdf
http://www.cuxsongerrard.com/about/
Research Facts
Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical exhibition by Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd. in 1934.
Cuxson Gerrard & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1878 and still exists as of 2019. They specialize in medicated dressings and adhesive paddings for podiatry and medical use.
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elastic adhesive bandage

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Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016006003 a-c
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the bandage roll (c) is sealed in clear…
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Accession Number
016006003 a-c
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages -- instrumentation
Bandages
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the bandage roll (c) is sealed in clear plastic and is rolled around a thick cardboard roll; there is a small paper label on the side inside the plastic which contains the manufacturing information printed in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tin: Height 8.5 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
b - lid: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
c - bandage roll: Height 8.0 cm X Diameter 5.9 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's father, a medical practitioner from 1942-1988.
Maker
Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oldbury, Birmingham
Site Made (State)
West Midlands
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Date Remarks
Based on the year Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical Exhibition, and the years Moore-Thompson-Clinger was located at 151-153 King William Street.
Material
metal: grey
paint: blue, white
cloth: tan
plastic: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on side of tin (a): "Variban // ELASTIC // ADHESIVE BANDAGE // B.P.C. // WIDTH 3 ins. // A PRODUCT OF // Cuxson, Gerrard // & Co. Ltd. // OLDBURY // BIRMINGHAM // For the ambulatory treatment // of Chronic Ulceration of the // leg, Varicose Veins, Phlebitis, // etc. Replaces with advantage // ordinary strapping for general // surgical and orthopaedic use. // When applied as soon as // possible after strains or // sprains it minimises effusion // into the tissues and greatly // relieves pain and discomfort. // FOR MEDICAL PROFESSION ONLY // Also Recommended– // "SANOID SURGICAL AND // MEDICAL PLASTERS // "ABDOPLAST" POST-OPERATIVE // PLASTER CORSET // "CELLANBAND" THE ORIGINAL // PASTE IMPREGNATED // BANDAGE // "CERABAN" DIACHYLON BASE // BANDAGE // POROUS, VENTILATED AND ELASTIC // STORE IN A COOL PLACE // MADE IN ENGLAND"; raised on lid of tin (b): "Variban"; printed on paper label on (c): "Manufactured by // CUXSON, GERRARD & CO. LTD. // Oldbury, Birmingham, England. // Sole Distributors in Eastern Canada // MOORE-THOMPSON-CLINGER, LTD., // 151-153 King William Street, Hamilton, // ONTARIO." Printed on fabric bandage (c): "Variban".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor paint chipping at seam of tin along side.
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673600438183
https://europepmc.org/articles/pmc1695712/pdf/canvetj00535-0003.pdf
http://www.cuxsongerrard.com/about/
Research Facts
Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical exhibition by Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd. in 1934.
Cuxson Gerrard & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1878 and still exists as of 2019. They specialize in medicated dressings and adhesive paddings for podiatry and medical use.
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elastic adhesive bandage

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15178
Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016006004 a-d
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the bandage roll (c) is is rolled arou…
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Accession Number
016006004 a-d
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages -- instrumentation
Bandages
Description
Cylindrical blue-painted metal tin for "Variban Elastic Adhesive Bandage" (a) with white lettering and some blue lettering on white rectangular backgrounds with rounded corners; the lid (b) contains the word "Variban" raised in the metal, and is painted blue; the bandage roll (c) is is rolled around a thick cardboard roll; there is a canvas label wrapped three quarters of the way around it which contains the word "Variban" printed in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tin: Height 8.5 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
b - lid: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 7.3 cm
c - bandage roll: Height 8.0 cm X Diameter 5.9 cm
d - label: Length 14.5 cm X Width 7.2 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's father, a medical practitioner from 1942-1988.
Maker
Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oldbury, Birmingham
Site Made (State)
West Midlands
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1965
circa 1940-1965
Date Remarks
Based on the year Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical Exhibition, and the years Moore-Thompson-Clinger was located at 151-153 King William Street.
Material
metal: grey
paint: blue, white
cloth: tan
canvas: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on side of tin (a): "Variban // ELASTIC // ADHESIVE BANDAGE // B.P.C. // WIDTH 3 ins. // A PRODUCT OF // Cuxson, Gerrard // & Co. Ltd. // OLDBURY // BIRMINGHAM // For the ambulatory treatment // of Chronic Ulceration of the // leg, Varicose Veins, Phlebitis, // etc. Replaces with advantage // ordinary strapping for general // surgical and orthopaedic use. // When applied as soon as // possible after strains or // sprains it minimises effusion // into the tissues and greatly // relieves pain and discomfort. // FOR MEDICAL PROFESSION ONLY // Also Recommended– // "SANOID SURGICAL AND // MEDICAL PLASTERS // "ABDOPLAST" POST-OPERATIVE // PLASTER CORSET // "CELLANBAND" THE ORIGINAL // PASTE IMPREGNATED // BANDAGE // "CERABAN" DIACHYLON BASE // BANDAGE // POROUS, VENTILATED AND ELASTIC // STORE IN A COOL PLACE // MADE IN ENGLAND"; raised on lid of tin (b): "Variban"; printed on fabric label (d): "Variban".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor paint chipping at seam of tin along side.
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673600438183
https://europepmc.org/articles/pmc1695712/pdf/canvetj00535-0003.pdf
http://www.cuxsongerrard.com/about/
Research Facts
Variban elastic adhesive bandages were shown at the London Medical exhibition by Cuxson, Gerrard & Co. Ltd. in 1934.
Cuxson Gerrard & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1878 and still exists as of 2019. They specialize in medicated dressings and adhesive paddings for podiatry and medical use.
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glass gauze packing container

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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037542
Description
(a) A glass packing container for gauze; container resembles a test tube but has a flat bottom; the container is stoppered with a cork that is stuck in; (b) a paper label from the container has become unfixed; a small piece remains attached, but for the most part it is detached; the container is em…
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Accession Number
997037542
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Bandages
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
(a) A glass packing container for gauze; container resembles a test tube but has a flat bottom; the container is stoppered with a cork that is stuck in; (b) a paper label from the container has become unfixed; a small piece remains attached, but for the most part it is detached; the container is empty.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - packing container - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
b - label - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd. (Canada)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: off-white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label in blue inside a rectangular box: "SELVEDGE EDGE // ABSORBENT PACKING GAUZE // 10 1 / yards long inch wide // [long line] // Prepared in England for // Ingram & Bell Ltd., // TORO [illeg.], MONTREAL, // [illeg.] N [illeg.} G, CALGARY // [illeg.] VANCOUVER."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Condition Remarks
(a) The cork stopper is unremovable; (b) label on container is torn on bottom half, causing some words to be illegible or missing; beneath the bottom of the label it appears as though a second label may have been adhered at some point because there is paper residue on the surface of the glass; there is also a large stain on the bottom half of the label; the glue has deteriorated such that the label is detached and glue residue can be seen on the glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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No. 220 Tabloid medicine case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6713
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
Images
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