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Canada's Navy [advertising booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9440
Dates
1910
1912
circa 1910-1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1977.12.241
Description
Rectangular paper booklet fastened with two staples at the spine; 32-page tract discusses the Canadian Navy within the context of Empire; contains many advertisements alongside nationalist/imperialist discourse; illustration on the cover shows a red-haired woman standing on a bluff, wreathed and go…
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Accession Number
1977.12.241
Author
Psychine Tonic
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- navy
Description
Rectangular paper booklet fastened with two staples at the spine; 32-page tract discusses the Canadian Navy within the context of Empire; contains many advertisements alongside nationalist/imperialist discourse; illustration on the cover shows a red-haired woman standing on a bluff, wreathed and gowned, pulling aside a red curtain to reveal the HMCS Rainbow and the HMCS Niobe (distinctive silhouettes) sailing on a sunlit sea; on the back cover is shown two soldiers, one in an army uniform (red coat, spiked helmet, repeating rifle), the other in navy garb (sailor's dress, drawing a sabre), standing on a stage; the curtains are the red and white ensigns, which are pulling back to reveal three warships steaming towards the reader; below, between the soldiers, a bottle of Psychine rests on a wreath of ivy; booklet contains many advertisements, such as Shiloh's Cure, Celery King, Oxomulsion, Murine Eye Remedy, Psychine, Dr. Foot's Headache Tablets, Seven Sutherland Sisters Hair Grower, Curol Salve; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. T. A. Slocum, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1912
circa 1910-1912
Date Remarks
Reference to Naval Service Bill (4 May 1910)
Material
paper: tan
inkL black, red; blue
Inscriptions
Title printed on front cover: "CANADA'S NAVY"; printed on back cover: "PSYCHINE // (PRONOUNCED SI-KEEN) // THE SAFEGUARD OF THE NATION // THE GREATEST OF ALL TONICS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Length
20.4 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some page staining, wear, etc.; corners minor folds, cracking along spine
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"The Great American Fraud," by Samuel Hopkins Adams, 1905, p. 50; Web site on cochineal properties
Research Facts
Psychine was 16% alcohol, with a "dash" of strychnine added; its bright colour came from cochineal, a Mexican insect dye whose active ingredient is carminic acid.
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compound monocular microscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8127
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1981.18.1 a-o
Description
A wooden case (o) closed with a key that has white string holds a brass monocular microscope (a) with three lens mounts on a cylindrical barrel mounted on a horseshoe-shaped metal base; maker's marks impressed on front of barrel; features include condensor and diaphragm and coarse and fine focus; n…
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Accession Number
1981.18.1 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- laboratory
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A wooden case (o) closed with a key that has white string holds a brass monocular microscope (a) with three lens mounts on a cylindrical barrel mounted on a horseshoe-shaped metal base; maker's marks impressed on front of barrel; features include condensor and diaphragm and coarse and fine focus; nine extra attachments, lenses, and lens covers; parts are: three eyepieces, x10, x6, x8 (b-d), four brass lens holders, x10, x30, x60, and oil immersion x100 Ap. 1.30 (e-h); oil immersion lens in (h) x100 Ap. 1.30 (i); replacement mechanism for coarse focus (j); table of magnifications in German (k); three smoked glass filters (l-n) .
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - microscope
b - eyepiece
c - eyepiece
d - eyepiece
e - lens holder
f- lens holder
g - lens holder
h - lens holder
i - lens
j - coarse focus
k - magnification table
l - filter
m - filter
n - filter
o - case - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 13.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Lane; belonged to his father, Dr. R.D. Lane.
Maker
H. Oehler Wetzlar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20th century"
Material
wood: light brown
metal: yellow; black; silver
glass: clear; pale blue; dark blue
Paper
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Impressed on (b-g): "H. Oehler Wetzlar"; on (h): "H.O. Wetzlar"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-2
Condition Remarks
Slight chipping of paint on the base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. R.D. Lane was a graduate of U of T in 1909; he bought the microscope second hand; it was used by his son, Dr. R.G. Lane, during World War II when he was a Royal Navy surgeon in the Mediterranean Fleet on the famous antiaircraft "C" class ship, the "Cairo."
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dental instrument roll

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10709
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Dental
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Military Medicine, Dental
Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bic…
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Accession Number
004013005 a-g
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Dental
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Military Medicine, Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Dental Instruments
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- dental
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A dental instrument roll consisting of dental tools in a leather roll up case; the roll (a) is black leather on the outside and is lined with green felt on the inside; it has a buckle to seal it in a roll; the tools included are four pairs of tooth extracting forceps; one is for lower incisors, bicuspids and roots (b) and has slightly curved handles; one is for lower molars (c) and has straight handles; one is for left upper molars (d) and has a looped handle on one side; the last is for right upper molars (e) and has a looped handle on one side; there is also a mouth mirror (f), and a pair of tweezer like forceps (g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - roll - Size: Length 47.7 cm x Width 46.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - incisor, bicuspids and roots (upper) extracting forceps - Length 17.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
c - lower molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
d - left upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
e - right upper molar extracting forceps - Length 17.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
f - mouth mirror - Length 16.2 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
g - tweezers - Length 14.8 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
The S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
The company named changed in 1965; it is possibly from World War II.
Material
leather: black
fabric: green
metal: silver
Inscriptions
'THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // PHILADELPHIA // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on a tag on the inner lining of the roll
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-4
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "S.S. White Burs Inc. Company History";"Dental Catalogue," Henry Schein Arcona, 2001; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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hypodermic syringe kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6353
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1970.8.19 a-f
Description
A metal case (a) with a hinged lid, snap latch, and trays for holding instruments, contains a metal syringe (b) with a plunger calibrated from 5 to 25; a metal tube (c) holding two needles; a file (d) for opening ampoules; and two needles (e,f).
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Accession Number
1970.8.19 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- navy
Description
A metal case (a) with a hinged lid, snap latch, and trays for holding instruments, contains a metal syringe (b) with a plunger calibrated from 5 to 25; a metal tube (c) holding two needles; a file (d) for opening ampoules; and two needles (e,f).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length 7.6 cm
c - tube - Size: Length 5.3 cm
d - file - Size: Length 5.0 cm
e - needle - Size: Length 2.8 cm
f - needle - Size: Length 2.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."; "Patented March 1903" stamped on (c).
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On (a): "Army & Navy"; on (c): "PATENTED MARCH 1903"; on (e,f): "B-D YALE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program WWI: The Dirty Details of Disease Oct 2017, stored in Rm 2017.
Copy Type
Original
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hypodermic syringes kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8420
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1986.1.8 a-d
Description
A cowhide pouch (d) with snap closure containing three tapered aluminum cases with rubber tops; inside each case is a glass hypodermic syringe: (a) 2-cc syringe with needle; (b) 1-cc tuberculin syringe with needle; (c) 1-cc insulin syringe with needle.
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Accession Number
1986.1.8 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
Drug Therapy
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A cowhide pouch (d) with snap closure containing three tapered aluminum cases with rubber tops; inside each case is a glass hypodermic syringe: (a) 2-cc syringe with needle; (b) 1-cc tuberculin syringe with needle; (c) 1-cc insulin syringe with needle.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - syringe case - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - syringe case - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
c - syringe case - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
d - case - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.G. Watt of Toronto; owned by his father, Dr. J.C. Watt.
Maker
Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Material
leather: black; light brown
metal: silver
rubber: light brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Leather case has donor's name label.; glass syringes have graduation marks.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Donor says this was owned by his father, Dr. J.C. Watt, but the donor's name is on the label in the pouch, and this type of set was issued to medical naval personnel in WW II; Dr. J.G. Watt practised internal medicine and haematology at the Toronto Western Hospital ca. 1950-1980s.
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The Journal of the Canadian Medical Services [booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15413
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Category
Military Medicine
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1974.2.3
Description
Rectangular soft cover booklet with cream, navy, and green stock paper front cover and cream back cover; title and journal information printed on front cover in red ink and Canadian coat of arms on proper left side of front cover; thin rectangular cream paper pages with words printed in black ink o…
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Accession Number
1974.2.3
Author
Canadian Medical Services
Category
Military Medicine
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Military
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Archival
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- booklets
Military Medicine -- Archival -- publications
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Personnel -- doctor
Military Personnel -- nurse
Description
Rectangular soft cover booklet with cream, navy, and green stock paper front cover and cream back cover; title and journal information printed on front cover in red ink and Canadian coat of arms on proper left side of front cover; thin rectangular cream paper pages with words printed in black ink on both sides held together with cover by two grey metal staples in spine; title pages and table of contents at front and index at back; journal covers a wide variety of contemporary topics in military medicine and includes editorials, personnel profiles, and medical news from other military branches; 100 pages, numbered 311 to 410.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John W. Scott of Toronto.
Maker
Canadian Medical Services
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
Date printed on front cover and title page
Material
paper: cream
ink: navy, green, red, black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover in red ink: “THE JOURNAL of the // CANADIAN // MEDICAL // SERVICES // NAVEL MEDICAL RESEARCH // VOLUME 3 // MAY 1946 // ISSUE 4”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
24.8 cm
Width
15.9 cm
Depth
0.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over cover; minor creasing and abrasion on edges of cover and along spine
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Royal Canadian Navy history.” Canada.com, Government of Canada, 2019.
“Service Dress Uniform, Captain Charles Best.” Canada’s Naval History, Canadian War Museum, 2020
Research Facts
This volume is part of a larger journal with contributions from the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Department of National Health and Welfare, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Royal Canadian Navy was established in 1910 and was controversial at the time and initially received little government support; the Canadian Navy grew from these humble beginnings into a major contributor to nation defence and international conflict in the 20th Century.
The Royal Canadian Navy Medical Research unit was a well respected military medical organization and was directed by Charles Best, co-discoverer of insulin, beginning in 1942.
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military medical kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6684
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1974.2.1 a-n
Description
A cloth case (a) with pouches for instruments and vials folds in half for fastening with zippers; has a cloth carrying handle and a cloth belt to go around the waist; contents are: (b) stainless steel tube-shaped container for (d-f); (c) stainless steel screw-on lid for (b); (d) ground glass and me…
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Accession Number
1974.2.1 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Naval Medicine
First Aid
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A cloth case (a) with pouches for instruments and vials folds in half for fastening with zippers; has a cloth carrying handle and a cloth belt to go around the waist; contents are: (b) stainless steel tube-shaped container for (d-f); (c) stainless steel screw-on lid for (b); (d) ground glass and metal 2 cc syringe; (e) ground glass plunger for (d); (f) screw-in metal end for (b), holder for two metal syringe needles; (g) stainless steel cylinder, empty except for a cotton puff in the bottom and a typed note that says, "Normally contains 1x10cc Sterile Soln. of Morphine Sulphate - 1/2 gr./cc"; (h) stainless steel lid for (g); (i-j) hemostatic (?) forceps, straight, mortise joint (?) and fully toothed jaws; (k) head lamp, cylindrical in shape, light ball and socket fitting onto a white head band, black and red cord connects to power source (l); (l) Eveready battery for the head lamp with positive and negative poles; (m-n) red glass marking pencils with gold-coloured tips.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - cloth case - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 39.4 cm
b - tube container - Size: Length 12.0 cm
c - tube container lid - Size: Depth 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
d - syringe - Size: Length 9.5 cm
e - plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm
f - metal end for (b) - Size: Length 6.5 cm
g - cylinder - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
h - lid for (g) - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
i - forceps - Size: Length 14.6 cm
j- forceps - Size: Length 14.6 cm
k - head band - Size: Length 69.8 cm
l - battery - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
m - pencil - Size: Length 17.8 cm
n - pencil - Size: Length 17.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John W. Scott of Toronto.
Maker
Gutta Percha & Rubber Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Date printed on label of (a).
Material
fabric: navy blue
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) label on front reads, "GUTTA PERCHA & RUBBER LIMITED, TORONTO CANADA 1943"; (d) on side of glass tube: "B-D YALE-LOK Becton Dickinson & Co [in cursive], 4233Y"; inscribed on metal tip: "B-D LUER-LOK PAT. 1742497"; on the needle is inscribed: "B-D 26, YALE RUSTLESS"; (g) typed note reads, "Normally contains 1 x 10 cc. Sterile Soln. of Morphine Sulphate - 1/2 gr./CC."; (i) and (j) "STAINLESS STEEL" engraved on handle; (l) on front, in blue type: "EVEREADY, TRADE MARK, BATTERY, DRY, LIGHT, EMERGENCY, TYPE D, R.C.A.F. REF. NO. 5J/74, 4.5 VOLTS, R.C.N. REF. No. 52 CM, . . . Discard battery when discharged or after NOV 1944., CANADIAN NATIONAL CARBON CO., LIMITED, MADE IN CANADA"; (m) and (n) "CENCO 14022C GLASS MARKING PENCIL MADE IN U.S.A."; (o) "The Journal of the Canadian Medical Services // May 1946 Vol. 3 No. 4 Naval Medical Research, issued by authority of the Ministry of National Defence . . . [etc.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-10
Condition Remarks
Some of the contents of the kit seem to be missing; #2: the rubber cord on the band in the case is crumbling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Battle belt for treatment of emergency injuries on board small vessels, developed by the RCN Medical Research Unit during WW II.
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navy medical officer's cap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6344
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1970.6.1
Description
Cap has navy blue (almost black) cloth top with black cloth band and black visor with gold leaf relief design of thread; navy crest with anchor and crown on front of band; label on inside top and also a sewn-in label.
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Accession Number
1970.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
War
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Military Uniform -- doctor
Military Uniform -- insignia
Description
Cap has navy blue (almost black) cloth top with black cloth band and black visor with gold leaf relief design of thread; navy crest with anchor and crown on front of band; label on inside top and also a sewn-in label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Kathleen M. Graham, wife of Surg. Cdr. J. Wallace Graham.
Maker
Grieves Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Material
fabric: navy blue; black; yellow
leather: black
Inscriptions
On label on inside top: "Grieves Ltd., London, W.I., By Appointment"; sewn-in label reads, "Surg. Cdr. J.W. Graham"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet K
Dimension Notes
Depth 12.8 cm x Diam. 25.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Royal Navy officer's cap was given to J. Wallace Graham when he was made a full commander by Captain S., who had worn the cap during the battle of the River Plate.
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Royal Canadian Navy emergency kit box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7438
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1978.14.35
Description
A crudely made tin box with two handles at either end; designed to carry emergency items for the Royal Canadian Navy; has an ill-fitting lid.
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Accession Number
1978.14.35
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Naval Medicine
First Aid
Description
A crudely made tin box with two handles at either end; designed to carry emergency items for the Royal Canadian Navy; has an ill-fitting lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
GSW
Site Made (City)
Toronto (?)
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain, but was used in WW II.
Material
metal: grey; red; black
Inscriptions
A large red cross at centre top of box front; left-hand corner has, "PULL GENTLY // TO OPEN" with an arrow pointing to upper left corner; below cross is printed: "R.C.N. // EMERGENCY KIT // CONTENTS // 2 IN NO. SHELL DRESSINGS // 4 " " FIELD DRESSINGS // 2 " " FISHING LINES // 3 " " TROLLING SPOONS // 5 " " WATER CONTAINERS // 180 " " CIGARETTES - 1 HELIOG MIRROR // 100 " " FUSEES - 2 OZ TUBE LANOLINE // 2 " " TUMBLERS - 1 IN NO. CLASP KNIFE // 2 " " OZ TUBES ANTI-BURN JELLY // 2 OZS " CONCENTRATED STIMULANT".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 26.5 cm x Width 30.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
"The R.C.N. Emergency Box was standard equipment issued to all ships for life-boats and rafts via Ministry of Supply, not the Red Cross. THe R.C.N. Med. Research Unit at the University of Toronto was responsible for selecting the items."
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Royal Canadian Navy emergency ration box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5932
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1969.3.22 a-i
Description
Grey-painted tin box (i) with lid attached, in which tins (a-h) were stored that had contained food and water; have key for opening and cork stopper attached; corrugated cardboard packing.
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Accession Number
1969.3.22 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Nutrition
Naval Medicine
Description
Grey-painted tin box (i) with lid attached, in which tins (a-h) were stored that had contained food and water; have key for opening and cork stopper attached; corrugated cardboard packing.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
c - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
d - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
e - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
f - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
g - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
h - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
i - large tin - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 28.2 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dept. of Physiology, Univ. of Toronto, via Dr. John W. Scott.
Maker
W. Clark Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey; yellow; black
Inscriptions
On front of (i) is painted: "PULL GENTLY TO OPEN // J. CAMPBELL ROOM 212 [written in red crayon (?) by hand] // R.C.N. // EMERGENCY RATION BOX // CONTENTS // 8 WATER CONTAINERS // 8 FOOD CONTAINERS // 1 FOOD PACKAGE // MARK AC-61"; imprinted on bottom: "G.S.W. 44"; gold-painted tin has printed on front: "WATER CONTAINER // CONTENTS // 16 // FLUID OUNCES // CONSERVE // CAREFULLY // . . . // R.C.N. - G.S.W. 43"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-3
Condition Remarks
Food tins missing; (f) is missing a cork; #2: note: canisters contain liquid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Emergency ration kit for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Images
Less detail

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