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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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instructional model

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact403
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003123
Description
Cream-coloured plastic teaching model which shows the normal pelvic anatomy of a human female; the model is molded into a single (now broken into three pieces) piece with sections that come out or go in, depending on the area represented.
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Accession Number
996003123
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Pelvis -- models
Gynecology -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Cream-coloured plastic teaching model which shows the normal pelvic anatomy of a human female; the model is molded into a single (now broken into three pieces) piece with sections that come out or go in, depending on the area represented.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used as a teaching aid by the Queen's University Medical School
Maker
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation
Material
plastic: cream
Inscriptions
The model's manufacturer is identified on the back in a raised company logo as well as the words,
"ORTHO // GYNECIC // MODEL // C [with a circle around it] ORTHO PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G4-Box 9
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.4 cm. x Width: 9.5 cm. x Depth: 4.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model was dirty and dusty; the model has been broken into three pieces and needs to be repaired;
there are no missing sections, but there is a chip missing at the lower left front; there
are also two cracks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Model identified by Dr. Low; CD #8
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instructional model with bag & label

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact402
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003122 a-c
Description
(a) obstetrical teaching model of a newborn infant; the model is made of chamois-covered foam; (b) white cloth storage bag for (a); the bag is rectangular in shape and sewn shut with thread at the bottom and both sides; the top is open and has a drawstring to pull it closed; (c) heavy paper instruc…
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Accession Number
996003122 a-c
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Infant, Newborn -- models
Obstetrics -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
(a) obstetrical teaching model of a newborn infant; the model is made of chamois-covered foam; (b)
white cloth storage bag for (a); the bag is rectangular in shape and sewn shut with thread at the
bottom and both sides; the top is open and has a drawstring to pull it closed; (c) heavy paper instructional
label listing typed information on the care of (a); the label has an attached string
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - model, instructional - Size: Length 38.1 cm. x Width 19.4 cm. x Depth 15.8 cm.
b - bag, storage - Size: Length 54.6 cm. x Width 17.8 cm.
c - label, instructional - Size: Length 12.2 cm. x Width 4.1 cm.
Provenance
Used as a teaching aid by the Queen's University Medical School
Maker
Chad Valley
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
foam: light beige
chamois: cream
fabric: white
paper: beige; red
Inscriptions
(a) Model is identified on the back with the words, "CHAD VALLEY // MADE IN ENGLAND"; paper label
reads, "IMPORTANT [underlined] // This 'Chad Valley' teaching doll should // be stored away from
strong light and may be // washed with soap and water. The doll may be // lubricated with soapy
water to facilitate // withdrawal from the pelvis"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-S2-2
Condition Remarks
The model and bag were very dirty and dusty; (a) the model's foam is deteriorating at the left
wrist and fingers and the toes of both feet; there is a crack at the left side of the neck; (b)
the cloth bag has stains that could not be removed with washing; (c) the string on the label is
broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Identified as an obstetrical teaching model by Dr. Low; CD #9
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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001841
Description
Paper letter concerning the commemorative stamp of 996.001.840 with an ad for the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. (medical company), who mailed the stamps.
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Accession Number
996001841
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Description
Paper letter concerning the commemorative stamp of 996.001.840 with an ad for the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. (medical company), who mailed the stamps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Around April 15, 1970 (like stamp)
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
"Henry Kelsey commemorative stamp issued // COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE POSTAGE STAMP // Henry Kelsey, credited with being the first explorer of Canada's western plains ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.9 cm. x Width: 21.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Elliott-Marion is a pharmaceutical company distributing this stamp
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Dates
"Oct. 28, 1970"
circa Oct. 28, 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001843
Description
Paper letter for 996.001.842 showing the four anti-pollution commemorative stamps being released; other side promotes the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
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Accession Number
996001843
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Description
Paper letter for 996.001.842 showing the four anti-pollution commemorative stamps being released; other side promotes the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
"Oct. 28, 1970"
circa Oct. 28, 1970
Date Remarks
Around the release of the stamp
Material
paper: green-grey
Inscriptions
"6-Cent // ANTI-POLLUTION // COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS // SAVE OUR SOIL SAVE OUR CITIES // SAVE OUR WHALES // SAVE OUR AIR // These 6-cent stamps that focus ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.6 cm. x Width: 19.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; creased; face of Elliott has been torn off (top coat)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.842 (envelope containing this letter)
Research Facts
See 996.001.843 sheet
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Mirena demonstration model

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9749
Dates
2000
circa 2000
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
003003003
Description
Plastic model of a human uterus used to demonstrate the proper insertion technique for a Mirena levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system; the model has a flat, elongated semi-oval base with a foam piece attached to the bottom; the top of the model is attached to the base at a 45° angle; the top…
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Accession Number
003003003
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Models, Anatomic
Gynecology -- models
Uterus -- models
Vagina -- models
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Plastic model of a human uterus used to demonstrate the proper insertion technique for a Mirena levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system; the model has a flat, elongated semi-oval base with a foam piece attached to the bottom; the top of the model is attached to the base at a 45° angle; the top of the model shows a frontal section of a uterus and vagina; the top of the model is slightly curved and is in the shape of a uterus and vagina; the uterus has a flat, clear plastic cover attached over it; the model is painted to indicate the inside of the uterus and vagina.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Dates
2000
circa 2000
Material
foam: white
plastic: clear; white
paint: pink; grey; blue
Inscriptions
The front of the model has the word, "Mirena" on it, as well as the company's logo.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-12
Dimension Notes
Length 13.1cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 8.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The model shows minor scratches only; the model is complete with no cracks of staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; Mirena brochure (in Contraceptives File); designed to demonstrate 003.003.001 and .002; CD #2.
Research Facts
This model used to demonstrate the proper insertion technique for the Mirena levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
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Mirena demonstration model

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9750
Dates
2000
circa 2000
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
003003004 a-b
Description
Plastic model of a human uterus used to demonstrate the proper insertion technique for a Mirena levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system; the model has a flat, round flexible plastic base with the shape of the frontal section of a uterus and vagina cut into it; the edges of the base have a roun…
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Accession Number
003003004 a-b
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Models, Anatomic
Gynecology -- models
Uterus -- models
Vagina -- models
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Plastic model of a human uterus used to demonstrate the proper insertion technique for a Mirena levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system; the model has a flat, round flexible plastic base with the shape of the frontal section of a uterus and vagina cut into it; the edges of the base have a round, trough cut into them that allows for (b) a cover to be put in; the cover is made of clear, rigid plastic with a lip; the top of the cover has the Mirena logo painted on it.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Mirena demonstration model - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
b - plastic cover - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 7.7 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Dates
2000
circa 2000
Material
plastic: clear; pink
paint: blue
Inscriptions
(a) None; (b) the top of the cover has the Mirena logo on it in blue paint.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
#1: The model shows minor wear only; the base is slightly stained on the bottom and the cover has very minor scratches; the model is complete with no cracks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; Mirena brochure (in Contraceptives File); designed to demonstrate 003.003.001 and .002; CD #2.
Research Facts
This model used to demonstrate the proper insertion technique for the Mirena levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
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Nova T intrauterine device and demonstration model

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9794
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003003044 a-c
Description
Nova T intrauterine device (a), which is a piece of solid cylindrical polyethylene formed into a "T" shape with thin copper wire wrapped tightly around the length of the main shaft; the upper horizontal section has a V-shaped notch at the centre, flat tops and bulbous tips at both ends; the bottom …
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Accession Number
003003044 a-c
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Models, Anatomic
Gynecology -- models
Uterus -- models
Vagina -- models
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Nova T intrauterine device (a), which is a piece of solid cylindrical polyethylene formed into a "T" shape with thin copper wire wrapped tightly around the length of the main shaft; the upper horizontal section has a V-shaped notch at the centre, flat tops and bulbous tips at both ends; the bottom of the main shaft has a loop with an elongated oval opening that allows the attachment of a nylon string; the IUD fits into a demonstration model, which has a rectangular base (b) made of latex with an impression of the frontal section of a uterus and vagina; most of the top and all of the bottom of the base are covered by a clear hard plastic cover (c) which is open on three sides.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - Nova T IUD - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - model base - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - model cover - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
This type of IUD first marketed in 1979.
Material
metal: red
plastic: white, clear
fabric: grey
latex: pink
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
#1: The IUD is unused and undamaged; the copper wire is untarnished and shows no corrosion; it appears to never have been in a patient, as the nylon string is long; the polyethylene shows no wear or staining; the latex base of the model is complete, unstained and undamaged; the plastic model cover shows minor wear only; there are no cracks or missing sections.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; Dr. Paul MacKenzie; "Population Reports," Series B, No. 5, March 1988: "Intrauterine Devices," p. 16 (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
This type of IUD was first marketed in 1979 and has been used up until the present (2003); the polyethylene has barium sulfate added to it for visibility on X-Rays; the model was used to demonstrate the proper insertion technique for a Nova T IUD.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #1
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obstetrical / fetal teaching model

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact401
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003121 a-b
Description
(a) obstetrical teaching model of an infant with an attached "placenta"; the model is made of chamois and rope covered with leather; the "placenta" is filled with horsehair; (b) white chamois storage bag for (a); the bag is rectangular in shape and sewn shut at the bottom and both sides; the top is…
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Accession Number
996003121 a-b
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Infant, Newborn -- models
Placenta -- models
Obstetrics -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
(a) obstetrical teaching model of an infant with an attached "placenta"; the model is made of chamois and rope covered with leather; the "placenta" is filled with horsehair; (b) white chamois storage bag for (a); the bag is rectangular in shape and sewn shut at the bottom and both sides; the top is open and has a drawstring to pull it closed.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - model, instructional - Length 49.0 cm. x Width 20.5 cm. x Depth 8.7 cm.
b - bag, storage - Length 55.5 cm. x Width 27.9 cm.
Provenance
Used as a teaching aid by the Queen's University Medical School at the Kingston General Hospital to demonstrate childbirth and delivery to medical and nursing students until the 1960s.
Material
leather: cream
fabric: white
horsehair: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-S2-2
Condition Remarks
The model and bag were very dirty and dusty; (a) the "placenta" for the model has been torn off at the navel, exposing the rope inside; (b) the storage bag was dirty, torn and missing its pull string at the top; #2: the new stitches attaching the placenta were loose
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Identified as an obstetrical teaching model by Dr. Low
Research Facts
Likely used with an obstetrical phantom (001033001), also known as an obstetrical teaching model, a ceramic box-shaped womb model by Mayer & Phelps. Fetal teaching dolls are still available and used today.
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit; taken to Toronto for one day to be shown on TVO's "Body and Health" show.
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Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
017020014
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
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Accession Number
017020014
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Fund Raising -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Maker
ALS Society of Canada / Productive Marketing Inc.
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Date Remarks
ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977; pin most likely pre-1990s as there is no website listed on the pin.
Material
metal: grey
plastic: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "LOU GEHRIG // Lou Gehrig says // WE'RE FIGHTING LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE WITH EVERYTHING YOU GIVE // LA SOCIÉTÉ // CANADIENNE // DE LA SLA // ALS // SOCIETY OF // CANADA"; printed on edge: "PRODUCTIVE MARKETING INC. (905) 660-6198"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Length
7.0 cm
Width
4.4 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.als.ca
Research Facts
The ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977, and is dedicated to working "with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS." ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles. It is sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease after a famous baseball player who died of it.
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