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L'Ambulancière [postcard]

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Dates
1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002050402
Description
A postcard showing nurse with blue fabric military head scarf with white fabric band and red cross in middle of band with bowed head and title "L'Ambulancière, Les Femmes Heroiques" on the front and postcard format with handwritten note in reverse without an addressee; note is illegible but states …
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Accession Number
002050402
Author
Em. Dupuis
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Ambulances -- pictorial works
Art
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- Archival -- art
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- Archival -- other
Military Medicine -- field ambulance
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
A postcard showing nurse with blue fabric military head scarf with white fabric band and red cross in middle of band with bowed head and title "L'Ambulancière, Les Femmes Heroiques" on the front and postcard format with handwritten note in reverse without an addressee; note is illegible but states it was written at Headquarters, Christmas in Belguim Flanders 1915.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Lt-Col. Fotheringham.
Maker
Paris Colour
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1915
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Inscriptions
"Lt. Col. Fotheringham // L'Ambulancière // Who soothes our sorrows, Heals our Wounds // and wipes away our tears? // Old Father. // Les Femmes Héroïques // Vise Paris N0 39 Les Femmes Heroiques."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005-5-6 Assorted Binder A pg 16 a
Length
14.2 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
shows wear along edges and slight yellowing on paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Prev. UHN # 84.6.133; AM 1293
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amputation retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5482
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1941.4.1
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
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Accession Number
1941.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Amputation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. S.J. Streight
Maker
Private Whitehead
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Date Remarks
Made in the winter of 1917, during the First World War.
Material
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. S.J. Streight's commentary; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This retractor was designed by Major S.J. Streight and made by Private Whitehead of No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station during the winter of 1917. At that time this clearing station was handling many casualties; stationed in the Ypres area. "We found that this retractor protected the soft tissues from further damage and enabled us to retract them so as to saw through the bone at a higher level. This was found particularly useful in amputations through the thigh and leg."
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Anecdotes of Lord Nelson; or Leaves From Memory's Log [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14125
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, …
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Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Author
G. S. Parsons. Lieut., R.N.
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Archival, Military
MeSH Heading
Literature
Military Medicine -- Archival -- books
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Personnel -- personal belongings -- archival
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, 1844’; 264 pages followed by lists of other published works by Milner & Sowerby with prices in English pounds.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – book – Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – smaller bookmark – Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 4.1 cm
c – larger boomark – Size: Length 9.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm
Provenance
Donated by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909.
Maker
Milner & Sowerby
Site Made (City)
Halifax
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Date Remarks
Dates noted inside
Material
paper: brown, blue
fabric: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on spine: "THE COTTAGE // LIBRARY // MILNER & SOWERBY"; title page: "ANECDOTES // OF // LORD // NELSON; OR, // LEAVES FROM MEMORY’S LOG. // BY // G. S. PARSONS. // LIEUT., R. N. // LONDON: // MILNER AND SOWERBY, // 44, PATERNOSTER ROW.”; handwritten in pencil on first page: "Annie E. Green // Oak Leaf. // 1897"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005
Condition Remarks
Spine is detached from binding; book cover is quite worn especially along edges and shows rippling; surface dirt and grime; the ink has worn off some of the spine text; pages are worn and quite discoloured; several pages show signs of discolouration from being in contact with the fabric bookmarks (first page, vii); bookmarks are frayed at ends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Donor information; CD #6
Research Facts
Lt. N/ S Green (nursing sister in military service) carried this book throughout her service during the World War 1914-1918 and found comfort in reading from it to patients.
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Anti-Mosquito cream

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5248
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Insect Repellents
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (CF issue)
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
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Army field case

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hey's skull saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
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Accession Number
1954.6.2 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- Peacetime
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining --instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Brass-bound wooden box (v) with purple velvet lining; contains surgical instruments (a) Hey's skull saw, (b) hacksaw, (c) bone cutters, (d) bone forceps, (e) bullet extractor, (f-h) sounds, (i) trephine handle, (j-m) knives, (n) saw, (o-t) scalpels, (u) tray).
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - Hey's skull saw - Size: Length 16.0 cm
b - hacksaw - Size: Length 40.0 cm
c - bone cutters - Size: Length 26.0 cm
d - bone forceps - Size: Length 20.0 cm
e - bullet extractor - Size: Length 25.0 cm
f - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
g - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
h - sound - Size: Length 29.0 cm
i - trephine handle - Size: Length 10.0 cm
j - knife - Size: Length 38.0 cm
k - knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
l - knife - Size: Length 32.0 cm
m - knife - Size: Length 22.0 cm
n - saw - Size: Length 21.0 cm
o - scalpel
p - scalpel
q - scalpel
r - scalpel
s - scalpel
t - scalpel
u - tray - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
v - box - Size: Length 43.0 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mrs. F. Wilson and Mrs. I. Macdonnell; owned and used by Dr. R. W. Forrest, who practised in Mount Forest in 1866.
Maker
A. L. Hernstein & Son
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Date Remarks
Date of use inscribed on bottom of box 1864
Material
wood
metal
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
Bottom of box is inscribed in ink: "R.W. Forrest Acting Asst. Surgeon U.S.A. 1864"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Condition Remarks
Velvet faded; #3: minor scratches on the surfacr of the case and metal inlay; crack in the wood on the proper right side, 6.0 cm long; metal inlay worn but no active corrosion; significant cracks in the outer bottom surface of the case; one along the near edge 42.0 cm along length of case, and another along the front edge, 23.0 cm long; no cracks in any instrument handles except (b) the amputation saw, 2.0 cm long; the extra saw blade has a patch of active corrosion at the tip, 1.7 cm x 0.5 cm, and 2.2 cm x 0.4 cm; (c) dilator has four patches of active corrosion on one side and six patches on the other; possible active corrosion at the midpoint of the Hey's saw; felt lining is moderately faded in the tray and slightly faded in the top and bottom; one handle of inner tray (proper left) is broken; felt and wood worn on bottom level where large pliers are stored.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
York County Atlas, 1879; A. L. Hernstein & Co. catalogue, 1870, p. 10 No. 9 "Army Field Case."
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

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Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) L…
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Accession Number
1921.2.2 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- War of 1812
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden surgical case (a) lined with velvet and containing (b,c,d) Liston's amputation knives, three different sizes, each with a black wooden handle; (e) broad elevator with a wooden handle for trepanning and necrosis; (f) octagonal wooden handle that fits onto (g) a brass and steel trephine; (h) Liston's artery forceps with clasp and curved interlocking tips; (i) bullet forceps with scooped tips; (j) straight hemorrhoid forceps with fixing slide; (k,l) scalpels each with a wooden handle; (m) tenaculum in wooden handle; (n) scalpel with wooden handle; (o) glass spool with white silk for suturing; (p) metal key for lock; (q,r) Petit's spiral screw tourniquet made of metal, cloth, and leather; (s) amputating saw with a carved wooden handle; miscellaneous items not numbered: one half-circle, round-eye Hagedorn suture needle, two quarter-circle, plain eye suture needles; one straight, plain eye suture needle; one roll of sutures, possibly catgut; (t) handwritten note on tan paper in black ink with red underlines under the date and heading, note is about Dr. Grasett and his father
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a -case - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 20.8 cm
b - amputation knife - Size: Length 33.0 cm
c - amputation knife - Size: Length 27.0 cm
d - amputation knife - Size: Length 17.9 cm
e - elevator - Size: Length 17.5 cm
f - handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
g - trephine - Size: Length 11.1 cm
h - artery forceps - Size: Length 12.7 cm
i - bullet forceps - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - hemorrhoid forceps - Size: Length 13.3 cm
k - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
l - scalpel - Size: Length 16.0 cm
m - tenaculum - Size: Length 12.0 cm
n - scalpel - Size: Length 16.5 cm
o - glass spool - Size: Length 2.5 cm
p - key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
q - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
r - screw tourniquet - Size: Length 8.0 cm
s - amputating saw - Size: Length 33.0 cm
t - paper - Size: Length 18.6 cm X Width 27.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Frederick LeMaitre Grasett; owned and used by his uncle Dr. G. R. Grasett, and before him by his father. Field set belonging to Dr. Henry Grasett, surgeon-in-chief to forces during the War of 1812.
Maker
Gardner; Stodart
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1812
1847
circa 1812-1847
Date Remarks
Based on death date of owner.
Material
wood: brown; black
metal
fabric: white
leather
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7 (a-s)
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C - 14b (t)
Condition Remarks
2013: conserved & repaired; Lid broken off box; several large cracks; bullet forceps' scooped tips do not come together completely when closed; #2: three additional cracks; velvet on the inside of the lid was worn; one clasp missing; bottom of the case has a crack running down the centre of its length; the arm of the proper left clasp was broken; there is a minor crack in the handle of (b); all other pieces show signs of moderate wear; (i) and (j) heavily worn; no signs of active corrosion on the metal pieces; fishing line had been used to secure both tourniquet straps; the bottom of the case was scratched and the corner joins were stressed; a splinter had come apart from the front proper right corner of the case, 5 cm long.
Case lid is broken off near the hinge. The corner joints at the hinged edge are slightly separated. Case lid and bottom have cracks across the length of the case. PL front latch arm is broken and hook is lost. The exterior of the case is scratched and the bottom has small losses and a white-ish material rubbed into the wood. Metal components are slightly tarnished. Velvet lining is abraded, matted, and dirty. Fabric has peeled away from wood in some areas and some dividers inside the case are loose.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Donor remarks
Reference Comments
Information paper written March 1921 donated with the objects in this lot.
Research Facts
Dr. G.R. Grasett was born in Portugal Coimbra in 1811, son of Henry Grasett, who was Surgeon 48th Northampton Regt., serving under Sir Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington).
Dr. G.R. Grasett (born 1811) came with his father in 1813 to Quebec (War of 1812-14).He graduated by license of Lower Canada, passed the Medical Board of Upper Canada July 1838 (Christopher Widmer, Peter Diehl, Robert Hornby). He practiced in Amherstburg, county of Essex. A suspicion of aneurism brought him to Toronto, and in 1847 he took charge of the Immigrants hospital and died of typhus fever in the Rectory of St. James, Adelaide in 1847. It is believed the case belonged to his father, Surgeon and Dt. Inspector-General of Hospitals before it came to him. His father was born in County Longford, Ireland, educated at Mercer's Hospital in Dublin. He entered the army as hospital mate by commission on the 27th of December, 1794. 48th Regiment March 1797. He served in Martinique, St. Vincent, and as prisoner of war at Guadeloupe in charge of British sick and wounded. Joined the 48th in St. Lucia. At the capture of Trinidad 1797. 1800 he was at Minorca and at the capture of Malta, and stationed there three years. 1805 ordered to Gibraltar. In May 1809, joined the army under Sir A. Wellesley (the Iron Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley) at Lisbon, at Salamanca, Cludad Rodrigo, and Badajoz. In 1813 in North America appointed Surgeon in Chief and so went after the general peace. Died in Quebec 1843.
Exhibit History
Queen's University Art Conservation Program, 4 Sept. 2012-15 Feb. 2013: L-2012-5. On loan to Historic Fort York, City of Toronto, Culture Division, Museums and Heritage Services, 24/10/2003-24/10/2005: L-2003.2; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2..
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Army Surgeon's Regulation Case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5504
Dates
1885
circa 1885
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
1952.3.1 a-ao
Description
Walnut case lined with purple velvet, containing 40 surgical instruments: (a,p) amputation saws; (b) amputating knife; (c,d) amputating knives; (e,af) tenaculum; (f,h) scalpels; (g,l,n) finger knives; (i,j,k,m,ao) bistourys; (o,an) needles; (q) trocar; (r) trepanning elevator; (s,t,y,ac,ad) forceps…
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Accession Number
1952.3.1 a-ao
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Description
Walnut case lined with purple velvet, containing 40 surgical instruments: (a,p) amputation saws; (b) amputating knife; (c,d) amputating knives; (e,af) tenaculum; (f,h) scalpels; (g,l,n) finger knives; (i,j,k,m,ao) bistourys; (o,an) needles; (q) trocar; (r) trepanning elevator; (s,t,y,ac,ad) forceps; (u,v) retractors; (w) trephine; (x) handle for (w) (?); (z,aa) parts of a double tracheotomy tube; (b) canula for trocar; (ae) lithotomy staff; (ag) catheter (?); (ah) director (?); (ai,aj) keys; (ak) lid to small compartment; (al) tray; (am) case.
Number Of Parts
41
Part Names
a - amputation saw - Size: Length 35.7 cm x Width 7.2 cm
b - amputating knife - Size: Length 39.8 cm
c - amputating knife - Size: Length 32.0 cm
d - amputating knife - Size: Length 26.0 cm
e- tenaculum - Size: Length 14.5 cm
f - scalpel - Size: Length 15.2 cm
g - narrow finger knife - Size: Length 18.3 cm
h - scalpel - Size: Length 14.8 cm
i - button pointed curved bistoury - Size: Length 18.1 cm
j - sharp pointed curved bistoury - Size: Length 18.1 cm
k - button pointed straight bistoury - Size: Length 18.0 cm
l - finger knife (?) - Size: Length 18.6 cm
m - hernia bistoury - Size: Length 18.3 cm
n - finger knife (?) - Size: Length 18.1 cm
o - needle - Size: Length 18.9 cm
p - amputating saw - Size: Length 21.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm
q - curved trocar - Size: Length 20.3 cm
r - trepanning elevator - Size: Length 16.0 cm
s - lion forceps - Size: Length 20.3 cm
t - straight bone forceps - Size: Length 21.1 cm
u - retractor - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm
v - retractor - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm
w - trephine - Size: Length 12.6 cm
x - handle for (w) (?) - Size: Length 9.2 cm
y - forceps - Size: Length 21.2 cm
z - part of a double tracheotomy tube - Size: Length 5.3 cm
aa - part of a double tracheotomy tube - Size: Length 4.8 cm
ab - canula (for trocar) - Size: Length 11.6 cm
ac - dissection forceps - Size: Length 15.4 cm
ad - fenestrated artery forceps - Size: Length 12.1 cm
ae - lithotomy staff - Size: Length 29.6 cm
af - tenaculum, sharp - Size: Length 17.7 cm
ag - catheter (?) - Size: Length 17.2 cm
ah - director (?) - Size: Length 4.5 cm
ai - key - Size: Length 3.0 cm
aj - key - Size: Length 3.1 cm
ak - lid to small compartment - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm
al - tray - Size: Length 41.9 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
am - case - Size: Length 44.6 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
an - needle - Size: Length 18.7 cm
ao - curved bistoury - Size: Length 17.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by H.S. Mason, D.D.S.; owned and used by Dr. MacInnes of Vittoria, Ont., grandfather of the donor.
Maker
C Wright & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1885
circa 1885
Material
metal
rubber (?)
wood: brown
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
Brass plate on outside top of case lid has "C.L.P. Branson" inscribed in script.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
There appears to be a few pieces missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
Evans & Wormall Catalogue (1876); CD #UHN
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001059
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
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Accession Number
002001059
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
paper: light blue; white
ink: yellow; black; red
fabric: white
Inscriptions
"Johnson & Johnson // 25 YARDS // BRUNSWICK GAUZE // PLAIN // Johnson & Johnson // LIMITED MONREAL // MADE IN CANADA"; two symbols flank the lower "Johnson & Johnson" logo: they are circular, made of stylized chain links forming a compass or quadrafoil design within a circle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.2 cm x Diam. 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging is discoloured in patches; one tear at end 5 cm long; gauze inside is in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Images
Less detail
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001061
Description
Rectangular white cotton bed sheet which is folded over on all edges and hemmed at both of the shorter ends.
Accession Number
002001061
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Textiles
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Rectangular white cotton bed sheet which is folded over on all edges and hemmed at both of the shorter ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly; donated to museum by daughter Miriam Ruth Howard.
Maker
Dominion Textile Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Marked on artifact
Material
fabric: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
"DOMINION TEXTILE CO. LTD. // COLONIAL BRANCH // 1943"; a "C" with a broad arrow inside is stamped in black ink in one corner.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 215.0 cm x Width 137.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Almost no signs of wear; slight yellowing at edges; maker's stamp is quite faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; Miriam Ruth Howard
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II. "C" with broad arrow denotes Canadian Army issue.
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001063
Description
Rectangular cream cotton bed sheet with hemmed edges; the corners are folded over and stitched in the hospital style; in one of the corners the owner's initials are written in black ink and a patch is sewn on with the Red Cross logo.
Accession Number
002001063
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Textiles
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Rectangular cream cotton bed sheet with hemmed edges; the corners are folded over and stitched in the hospital style; in one of the corners the owner's initials are written in black ink and a patch is sewn on with the Red Cross logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly; donated to museum by daughter Miriam Ruth Howard.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: cream
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
"K.M.H" written in ink on corner; "GIFT OF // CANADIAN // RED [Red Cross logo] CROSS // SOCIETY" stamped on patch sewn to sheet in corner.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 171.3 cm x Width 105.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Slight dye transfer from Red Cross patch.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Miriam Ruth Howard
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II.
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