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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
000003298 a-b
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a) and a cap (b); the lamp is cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom, with an extending shallow rim, straight sides with a folded piece of metal, a convex top, with a cylindrical piece extending from its centre; the midpoint of this piece is threaded, and t…
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Accession Number
000003298 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a) and a cap (b); the lamp is cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom, with an extending shallow rim, straight sides with a folded piece of metal, a convex top, with a cylindrical piece extending from its centre; the midpoint of this piece is threaded, and there is a purple end of frayed rope extending from a round hole at the top of this piece; cap (b) screws on over top of this cylindrical piece with the rope; the cap is cylindrical with a round, open bottom, straight sides and a flat top; its inner surface is threaded; there is a groove, and gripping lines stamped into the metal, at its tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - alcohol lamp - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - cap- Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
On the top surface of the cap, "Penn U.S.A. // CHROME" is stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-1
Condition Remarks
The cap and lamp showed minor signs of wear in the form of plate wear and fingerprint marks; there was a dark purple deposit along the bottom rim of the lamp, and in the groove at the top of the cap; no signs of active corrosion; there was a minor dent in the lamp, along the rim of its concave top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 251 (similar to item #5H-725) (see attached photocopy); Connie Cox, retired RN from Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Research Facts
Likely originally came with a spoon attachment for sterilizing needles; catalogue image shows this attachment; for heating medication to insert in needles.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
000003300 a-e
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a), cap (b), rod (c), spoon (d) and screw (e); the lamp is cylindrical with a flat, shallow-rimmed bottom, straight sides, and a slightly conical top; there is a folded piece of metal attached to its side that forms a vertical tube; a cylindrical piece, with …
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Accession Number
000003300 a-e
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a), cap (b), rod (c), spoon (d) and screw (e); the lamp is cylindrical with a flat, shallow-rimmed bottom, straight sides, and a slightly conical top; there is a folded piece of metal attached to its side that forms a vertical tube; a cylindrical piece, with gripping lines and metal threads on its surface, extends upwards from the centre of the conical top; a purple, frayed rope extends from an open hole at its top; the cap (b) fits over this component; the cap is cylindrical, with a round, open bottom, straight sides, and a flat top with gripping lines and a groove stamped around its rim; the base of the rod (c) fits into the tube formed by the folded piece of metal on the side of the lamp; it is a round rod, that is bent twice at 90° angles; its tips are rounded; when assembled, this rod suspends the spoon (d) over the lamp's wick; one end of the spoon is cylindrical, with a round hole running through it to accomodate the rod, and another at its tip for the screw; this tapers and flattens to form the spoon's arm; this flares at its end to form an oval, wide-tipped spoon; the spoon is secured to the rod with the screw, which is inserted into the hole at the end of the spoon; the screw (e) is round, with a threaded, cylindrical bottom, and round, flat turning grip, with gripping lines stamped into its edge.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - alcohol lamp - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - cap- Size: Length 2.1 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - rod- Size: Length 13.9 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
d - spoon- Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
e - screw- Size: Length 1.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"Penn [in cursive script] U.S.A. // CHROME" is stamped into the metal on the side of the cap; "ALPACCA" is stamped into the metal on the underside of the spoon's arm.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
Condition Remarks
There was a white residue on the bottom surface of the lamp (a); its metal plating was moderately scratched and worn, and there was a dent 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm on its side; the top cylindrical component had minor inactive corrosion and dark deposits; the plating on the cap was also worn, and the gold metal underneath was visible; there was a spot of inactive corrosion on its top, 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm; the rod was in very good condition; there were six small gouges on the top arm of the spoon, and eleven smaller gouges on its underside; there were water marks on the top surface of the spoon, and dark discolourations and deposits from the lamp on its bottom surface; the screw had some minor plate wear along its gripping surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 251 (similar to item #5H-725) (see attached photocopy); Connie Cox, retired RN from KPH; see also 000.003.298; CD #1
Exhibit History
Sept. 23, 2002: on display in the KGH Hall of Honour in the exhibit, "Fighting the White Plague: the Battle against TB"
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applicator supplies container

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003252 a-b
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that r…
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Accession Number
000003252 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that runs along the edges of the container's mouth.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
b - lid- Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Vollrath Co.
Site Made (City)
Sheboygan
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the outer bottom of the container, "8870 // STAINLESS STEEL // VOLLRATH [with a line design above and below the word] // SHEBOYGAN, WI. // U.S.A." is stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Condition Remarks
There were fingerprint marks and other small deposits on the outer surface of the container; there was a brown deposit in the ridge along the mouth of the container; there were no breaks or signs of corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J. F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 268 (similar to item #7H-336)
Research Facts
Used to store sterile swabs, tongue depressors, etc.; similar to 000.003.253.
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applicator supplies container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4831
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003253 a-b
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that r…
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Accession Number
000003253 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that runs along the edges of the container's mouth.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
b - lid- Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Vollrath Co.
Site Made (City)
Sheboygan
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the outer bottom of the container, "8870 // STAINLESS STEEL // VOLLRATH [with a line design above and below the word] // SHEBOYGAN, WI. // U.S.A." is stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Condition Remarks
There were fingerprint marks and other small deposits on the outer surface of the container; there was a thick brown deposit in the ridge along the mouth of the container, and along the rim of the lid; there were purple deposits on the inner bottom of the container; there were no breaks or signs of corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 268 (similar to item #7H-336)
Research Facts
Used to store sterile swabs, tongue depressors, etc.; similar to 000.003.252.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003045
Description
Ashtray, which is made of a single piece of painted metal that is bent to form a rectangular-shaped base with slightly raised sides and flat outer edges; there is a rounded cigarette groove at each corner; one corner has a small, round hole punched through the metal; the base of the ashtray has wor…
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Accession Number
000003045
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Ashtray, which is made of a single piece of painted metal that is bent to form a rectangular-shaped base with slightly raised sides and flat outer edges; there is a rounded cigarette groove at each corner; one corner has a small, round hole punched through the metal; the base of the ashtray has words and a design stamped into the metal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: grey
paint: yellow
Inscriptions
The bottom of the ashtray reads, "ONT. HOSP." and has a crown design.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 14.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paint is worn and chipped in several spots; the paint on the inside bottom of the ashtray shows a great deal of burn damage and has been blackened; the metal shows no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #3
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003282
Description
Barber's case, which consists of a handmade, rectangular leather case; its seams are held together by leather cross-stitch; it has a flat bottom, smooth sides, and a metal zipper running across the centre of the top side; the inside surfaces are rough suede, while the outer surfaces are a reddish-b…
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Accession Number
000003282
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Description
Barber's case, which consists of a handmade, rectangular leather case; its seams are held together by leather cross-stitch; it has a flat bottom, smooth sides, and a metal zipper running across the centre of the top side; the inside surfaces are rough suede, while the outer surfaces are a reddish-brown painted finished leather; two semicircular leather handles are affixed to the long edges of the top end with four metal connectors and leather stitching; a white rectangular fabric label is attached with adhesive to the top end, between the zipper and one handle; there is an irregular rectangular pouch pocket with a round brown and gold metal snap sewn to the front with leather stitches.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Based on date on documents found in case
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
leather: red-brown
fabric: brown; white; red
Inscriptions
"LIGHTNING" is stamped into the metal zipper pull; the white fabric label reads "CHS." in black ink, and "GRAY" in red stitches.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 30.7 cm x Width 28.7 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The leather of the barber case was moderately scuffed and worn, but all stitching was intact, and there were no tears or holes; the bright red colouring on the inside surfaces revealed that the outer colouring has faded somewhat; metal parts showed no signs of corrosion; the fabric surrounding the zipper was discoloured from wear; the case was dusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired KPH RN; CD #4
Research Facts
Used by patient and barber at KPH, a veteran; arrived with artifacts 000.003.283-.297
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barrel nut wrench

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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003070
Description
Forty-five gal. barrel nut wrench, which consists of a long, heavy hollow cylindrical metal handle with a larger diameter hollow cylindrical head attached perpendicularly to the handle; the head is round and open at its outer edge and there are two squared notches cut into the metal; the other end …
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Accession Number
000003070
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Forty-five gal. barrel nut wrench, which consists of a long, heavy hollow cylindrical metal handle with a larger diameter hollow cylindrical head attached perpendicularly to the handle; the head is round and open at its outer edge and there are two squared notches cut into the metal; the other end is partially closed by having the handle coming through its centre. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-8
Dimension Notes
Length 43.6 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is very worn and shows corrosion; #2: corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; came with museum identification card that read, "45 GAL. BARREL NUT // WRENCH" (not saved); CD #3
Research Facts
The wrench was part of the Rockwood Museum collection (#H077)
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barrel nut wrench

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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003083
Description
Barrel nut wrench, which consists of a hollow, cylindrical handle with a larger hollow cylindrical attachment 1/3 of the way down the handle, and attached perpendicularly; the attachment has an open, round end with two square notches cut into the outer edges; the back of the attachment is closed an…
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Accession Number
000003083
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Barrel nut wrench, which consists of a hollow, cylindrical handle with a larger hollow cylindrical attachment 1/3 of the way down the handle, and attached perpendicularly; the attachment has an open, round end with two square notches cut into the outer edges; the back of the attachment is closed and attached to the handle; the top of the handle is round and open with a ragged round hole on its outer edge; the bottom of the handle is round and plugged with plaster. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: dark grey; brown
plaster: white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-8
Dimension Notes
Depth 39.8 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The barrel nut wrench is very worn and shows corrosion; #2: corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Came with a museum identification card that read, "H078 // BARREL NUT WRENCH" (not saved); CD #4
Research Facts
The barrel nut wrench was part of the Rockwood Museum collection (#H078); the wrench appears to be handmade.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003084
Description
Barrel opener tool, which consists of two flat, rectangular-shaped metal bars soldered together to form a cross (or X-shape); the ends of the horizontal piece have rounded corners; the vertical piece has a flat bottom edge and a square notch piece cut out from the top edge; the bars have traces of …
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Accession Number
000003084
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Barrel opener tool, which consists of two flat, rectangular-shaped metal bars soldered together to form a cross (or X-shape); the ends of the horizontal piece have rounded corners; the vertical piece has a flat bottom edge and a square notch piece cut out from the top edge; the bars have traces of paint on them. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, by housekeeping.
Material
metal: brown
paint: black
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-8
Dimension Notes
Depth 37.5 cm x Width 36.2 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The barrel opener tool is worn and is quite corroded; #2: corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Came with a museum identification card that read, "BARREL OPENER TOOL" (not saved); CD #4
Research Facts
The barrel opener tool was part of the Rockwood Museum collection; the opener appears to be handmade.
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bath thermometer

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003099
Description
Bath thermometer, which consists of a narrow flat piece of wood with a rounded bottom and a top piece that curves inwards, then back outwards to create a handle with a rounded outer edge; the handle section has a small hole drilled through the wood; the front of the wooden piece has a long, narrow …
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Accession Number
000003099
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bath thermometer, which consists of a narrow flat piece of wood with a rounded bottom and a top piece that curves inwards, then back outwards to create a handle with a rounded outer edge; the handle section has a small hole drilled through the wood; the front of the wooden piece has a long, narrow groove cut into the wood, which has a rounded bottom; this is designed to securely hold a glass thermometer; the thermometer is cylindrical with a rounded top and a bulbous bottom; the thermometer has red fluid inside it; there is an incremental scale stamped onto the wood in ink beside the thermometer; the thermometer is held into the wood with two small thin metal bands; the back of the wooden piece is flat and has writing on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for continuous bath therapy water monitoring.
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Continuous bath therapy used at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital from 1906 until the 1940s
Material
metal: grey
wood: beige
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The front of the thermometer has a manufacturer's mark (mostly illegible) that reads, "A [illeg.] // H [illeg.]"; under this is an incremented scale with numbers on the right side that read, "65 // 60 // 50 // 40 // 30 // 20 // 10 // 0 // -5" and the lefts side of the scale reads, "C° // HOT // WARM // TEPID // TEMP // COOL // U.S."; the back of the wooden piece reads, "Wd. 3. K.W"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Width 22.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The wood shows some wear and some staining, but is complete; some of the printing is illegible; the glass is complete and undamaged; the metal bands are discoloured but do not show active corrosion; #2: Note: contains mercury.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Rockwood Asylum 1906 Annual Report; "125 Years Keeping People Healthy Kingston Psychiatric Hospital," by Jane Lesslie, 1981, p. 28; Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse.
Research Facts
Continuous bath therapy was used at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital from 1906 until the 1940s; nurses or attendants were required to check the water temperature every 15 minutes.
Exhibit History
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016. In plexibox 1 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000.
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