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Boston physician's bag

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

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Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
012014001
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
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Accession Number
012014001
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Nursing Services
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great-aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909; items were used during military service in World War 1.
Maker
St. Andrews Church
Site Made (City)
Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
Bag was created for overseas troops during 1914-1918
Material
fabric: tan, red, cream, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH // WIN[illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 42.0 cm x Width 41.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Several minor brown stains particularly above red cross and on side seam and back of bag; slight fraying on left of cross and on middle back of bag; small holes in fabric above and below cross; general fading of fabrics; interior of bag along drawstring seam is dirty and discoloured black and is frayed; interior label is discoloured and text has worn away
Copy Type
Original
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001636
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Accession Number
997001636
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-2
Copy Type
Original
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physician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3215
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037159
Description
Black leather Club Style doctor's bag with brass levered closures and two semicircular handles attached on either side with triangular-shaped metal rings; the interior is lined with vinyl and has a long pouch with a leather-strap snap closure along the length of one side; the opposite side has a lo…
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Accession Number
997037159
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Black leather Club Style doctor's bag with brass levered closures and two semicircular handles attached on either side with triangular-shaped metal rings; the interior is lined with vinyl and has a long pouch with a leather-strap snap closure along the length of one side; the opposite side has a long piece of leather strapping divided into five loops that hold medicine bottles; the bag body is steel-framed and has five chrome feet on the bottom; the bag contained a suture spool, two electrodes, and one cauterizer, catalogued separately.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Date Remarks
1915 catalogue shows a similar item
Material
metal: silver; yellow
leather: black
vinyl: orange
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 47.0 cm x Width 22.5 cm x Depth 23.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Bag is quite scuffed and scratched; one corner is nearly worn through; interior left strap is brittle and tacky; sundry pouch in interior is sticky with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 5039 (similar to item E/-1683)
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physician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact982
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996029001 a-d
Description
A doctor's bag with metal sterilizer; includes (a) rectangular bag made of leather stitched over cardboard frame, opening on top with two stiff flaps, hinged, running length of bag, with metal clasp and lock; attached to these are two leather-covered handles; bag has bottom compartment, opening to …
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Accession Number
996029001 a-d
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A doctor's bag with metal sterilizer; includes (a) rectangular bag made of leather stitched over
cardboard frame, opening on top with two stiff flaps, hinged, running length of bag, with metal
clasp and lock; attached to these are two leather-covered handles; bag has bottom compartment,
opening to one side, which holds (b) a rectangular metal sterilizing box with (c) a metal lid with
handle, and (d) a shallow metal tray, rectangular, with thin metal handles and perforated with
round holes at regular intervals
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 28.0 cm. x Width 47.0 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm.
b - sterilizing box - Size: Length 40.2 cm. x Width 15.0 cm. x Depth 8.0 cm.
c - sterilizing box lid - Size: Length 40.5 cm. x Width 15.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
d - sterilizing tray - Size: Length 38.5 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
Castle
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practised in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969.
Material
leather: brown; orange
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: off-white
cardboard: grey-brown
Inscriptions
(c) lid top stamped "CASTLE" within a diamond; "216"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) minor corrosion on metal feet at base; leather is dry, cracked and marked, missing in some places, exposing metal and cardboard frame; handle worn at bottom; some interior straps broken; one interior snap missing; most metal uncorroded; piece is basically stable; strap for bottom compartment's exterior flap missing; (b-d) plating is chipped in places; pieces, especially lid
(c) dinged; excessive wear, but stable; #2: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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physician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5252
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001422
Description
English style doctor's bag, which consists of an oblong bag with rounded bottom and sides and a straight top; the top of the bag fully opens on hinges and has a central sliding lock with a clasp at the left and right sides; there is a semicircular leather handle attached to the central top.
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Accession Number
997001422
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
English style doctor's bag, which consists of an oblong bag with rounded bottom and sides and a straight top; the top of the bag fully opens on hinges and has a central sliding lock with a clasp at the left and right sides; there is a semicircular leather handle attached to the central top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Bag style in use from 1880-1940
Material
metal: silver; yellow; grey
leather: brown; black
Inscriptions
The central lock on the top of the bag has a logo stamped into the metal: "S F S [the two "S" letters enclosed by horseshoes, one open on the left and the other open on the right]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 42.0 cm x Width 29.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The leather is very worn; there is a small hole in the bag at the central bottom; the metal parts show wear, but no corrosion; #2: leather deteriorating; #3: the leather is flaking.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #157; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 86 (see attached photocopy); CD #6
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physician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9646
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997001456
Description
Leather obstetrical doctor's bag; bag is oblong in shape with a flat bottom and rounded sides; bag opens at the top and closes with c central lock and two side latches; there is a rounded leather handle at the top centre; bottom of the bag has five round feet; inside of bag has seven leather loops,…
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Accession Number
997001456
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Leather obstetrical doctor's bag; bag is oblong in shape with a flat bottom and rounded sides; bag opens at the top and closes with c central lock and two side latches; there is a rounded leather handle at the top centre; bottom of the bag has five round feet; inside of bag has seven leather loops, designed to hold medicine bottles, sewn onto one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Date listed in Faculty of Medicine 1984 Inventory
Material
metal: silver; yellow
leather: black; brown
Inscriptions
One side of the bag has the letters, "DR. H.C.M." stamped into the leather, near the top; the bottom of the bag has, "18" and "612" stamped into the leather.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 47.6 cm x Width 21.2 cm x Depth 20.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The leather is dry and brittle and flaking; both ends of the bag are split and damaged; metal feet on bottom of bag show some corrosion; leather inside the bag is very stained; #2: leather is in very bad condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #56; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 86 (see attached photocopy); originally came with several items inside: aspirator kit (997.001.043), blood lancet (997.001.090), physician's pocket medicine case (997.001.265), electric illuminator (997.001.266), Boucheron's ear specula set (997.001.267), Esmarck's tourniquet (997.001.269), O'Dwyer's intubation set (997.001.270), Elliott's obstetric forceps (997.001.408), and Auvard's vaginal speculum with weight (997.001.409); CD #7
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002040
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Accession Number
997002040
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-1
Condition Remarks
(b) is rusty; leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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physician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8435
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1986.18.3
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
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Accession Number
1986.18.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Physician's bag is made of black grained leather and has two U-shaped solid handles; two metal clasps on upper edge; five metal studs on underside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Harmark of Milton, Ont.; from the practice of her father, Dr. James C. Hill of Orillia, Ont.
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 41.0 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 14.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn with use at lower corners and upper edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. James C. Hill practised in Orillia, Ont., until 1985.
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physician's bag

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