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basal thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14527
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
013008005
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Accession Number
013008005
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Weights and Measures
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - thermomter
b - case
c - case cap
d -box bottom
e - box lid
f - instructions
g - chart
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Becton Dickinson and Company
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
paper: tan, cream, green
ink: gold, black
plastic: clear, black
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A STANDARD OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION SINCE 1897 // Basal Temperature Thermometer // FOR DETERMINING TIME OF OVULATION // WITH BASAL TEMPERATURE GRAPH // MANUFACTURED BY Becton, Dickinson and Company // TB 312"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
16.1 cm
Width
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box measurements
Condition Remarks
Box shows wear around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Basal body temperature thermometers are marketed and sold specifically for women trying to get pregnant. While charting your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good way to track ovulation, one of the biggest benefits to this method is the low expense.
To get an accurate reading, you must take your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, before you even sit up in bed. And you'll need to use a basal thermometer, which is sensitive enough to measure minute changes in body temperature. Try to wake up and take a reading at about the same time each morning.
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bath thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9833
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997034285
Description
Rectangular wooden case with oval opening; inside wooden case is a glass tube with thermometer inside; thermometer is backed with paper with temperature gradients; circular hole is drilled through case below oval opening; bottom of thermometer protrudes into this hole; the handle is cylindrical wit…
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Accession Number
997034285
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Description
Rectangular wooden case with oval opening; inside wooden case is a glass tube with thermometer inside; thermometer is backed with paper with temperature gradients; circular hole is drilled through case below oval opening; bottom of thermometer protrudes into this hole; the handle is cylindrical with a contoured hand grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: horizontal lines the length of the thermometer; printed down the left side of the paper: "6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 2 //1 // 0 // 1"; printed down the right side of the paper: "0 // C° // 0 // GDR // 0 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Dimension Notes
Length 25.6 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 10.3 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Sargent-Welch Instruments, Apparatus, Furniture, Vacuum Pumps, Chemicals, Supplies for Industrial, Collegiate, Government and Research Laboratories," Sargent-Welch Scientific Co., 1982, p. 1364 (similar to item # S-81255)
Research Facts
Used for checking the temperature of solutions used during surgery; designed to float on the solution.
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bath thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4602
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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battery testing thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4795
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000003217
Description
Battery testing thermometer, which consists of a closed, hollow glass tube with one rounded, blunt end and one tapered, metal-capped tip; the metal point is rounded and cylindrical; inside the tube, there is a folded paper insert with two vertical numerical scales, one red and one black; inside the…
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Accession Number
000003217
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
MM= Chemical Apparatus
Description
Battery testing thermometer, which consists of a closed, hollow glass tube with one rounded, blunt end and one tapered, metal-capped tip; the metal point is rounded and cylindrical; inside the tube, there is a folded paper insert with two vertical numerical scales, one red and one black; inside the tube above the metal tip there are numerous small, black beads; above the beads there is a thick, red substance; emerging from the centre of this substance is a yellow glass rod that extends down the centre of the tube along the scale, ending at a rounded tip 1.2 cm below the rounded end of the glass tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
glass: clear; yellow
metal: silver
paper: yellowish-white
Inscriptions
The white paper label reads: "Battery Testing Thermometer Farenheit Scale" followed by a vertically running temperature scale with black lines and the numbers, "10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60 // 70 // 80 // 90 // 100 // 110 // 120 // 130 // 140 // 150 // 160"; next to this scale there is a vertically running scale in red with increment lines and the numbers "-28 // -26 // -24 // -22 // -20 // -18 // -16 // -14 // -12 // -10 // -8 // -6 // -4 // -2 // 0 // +2 // +4 // +6 // +8 // +10 // +12 // +14 // +16 // +18 // +20 // +22 // +24 // +26 // +28 // +30 // +32"; next to this scale, the label reads, "TO CORRECT SPECIFIC GRAVITY FOR TEMPERATURE READ THERMOMETER TO NEAREST // + OR - DIVISION. IF + ADD TO HYDROMETER READING. IF – SUBTRACT. // EXAMPLE: THERMOMETER -4 HYDROMETER 1.209. CORRECTED GRAVITY 1.205."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The battery testing thermometer was dirty; there were no breaks or leakages; the inner paper label was yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Research Facts
Artifact name taken from label.
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Beckmann adjustable thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1350
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
994010010 a-b
Description
Long cylindrical thermometer; mercury; bottom portion of tube clear, upper portion clear with a white scale; silver cap to top; housed in a black hard case; blue velvet interior.
Accession Number
994010010 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Calorimetry -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Temperature
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
Long cylindrical thermometer; mercury; bottom portion of tube clear, upper portion clear with a white scale; silver cap to top; housed in a black hard case; blue velvet interior.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 58.2 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
b - case - Size: Length 65.0 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 4.0 cm.
Maker
Fisher Scientific Co.
Site Made (Country)
Western Germany
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
glass: clear; white
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Back of thermometer reads: "Beckmann Thermometer / Centigrade 1/100° / graduated at setting of plus 20° C. / Fisher Scientific Co / Jenaer Normaigias / Made in West Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Research Facts
A student's tool; used in the exercise of calorimetry; to measure emission of heat consumption, dissolution, vaporization of fuel; focusses a small range of degrees, read to the 1000th of a degree; adjustable scale can move mercury up
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clinical oral thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7501
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1978.7.12
Description
A one-minute clinical oral thermometer graduated in degrees F. in an aluminum case that has a push-on cap and a pocket "pen clip"; with mercury.
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Accession Number
1978.7.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
A one-minute clinical oral thermometer graduated in degrees F. in an aluminum case that has a push-on cap and a pocket "pen clip"; with mercury.
Part Names
thermometer - Size: Length 10 cm
case - Size: Length 11.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Heritage Administration, Dept. of Culture & Recreation, Province of Ontario.
Maker
B-D Medical Center
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver; black
Inscriptions
Printed on one side of thermometer: "56976 B-D MEDICAL CENTER 1 MIN".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Copy Type
Original
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clinical oral thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7638
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1979.27.2
Description
Pale blue plastic case with a plastic screw-on cap containing a glass Fahrenheit thermometer with mercury.
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Accession Number
1979.27.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature
Thermometers
Physical Examination
Description
Pale blue plastic case with a plastic screw-on cap containing a glass Fahrenheit thermometer with mercury.
Part Names
thermometer - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. O. Macnamara of Scarborough, Ont.
Maker
Madribon Roche
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
plastic: light blue
glass: clear
mercury: silver
Inscriptions
On thermometer: "b128 Max, 7 Min. W1365 Rexall Monogram Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the practice of Dr. H. O. Macnamara c. 1920–1930.
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dairy thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1346
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
994010006 a-c
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; scale printed on paper inside thermometer; scale indicates point of FREEZING, CHURNING, and CHEESE; blue cardboard tubular case; with red and creme label.
Accession Number
994010006 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Dairying
Description
Glass mercury thermometer; scale printed on paper inside thermometer; scale indicates point of FREEZING, CHURNING, and CHEESE; blue cardboard tubular case; with red and creme label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
b - case top - Size: Length 27.0 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
c - case bottom - Size: Length 27.0 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
Maker
Wilco
Material
glass: clear
paper: creme; black; red
mercury: grey/black
cardboard: blue
Inscriptions
Paper inside thermometer reads: "Dairy-Thermometer. Wilco"; label on case reads: "Dairy // Thermometer // Floating // -10° - 110° F.; scale indicates point of FREEZING, CHURNING, and CHEESE
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; case faded badly
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
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dual oral thermometers case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7639
Dates
1930
1950
1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1979.27.3 a-c
Description
An "Empire Stubby" thermometer (a) in a plastic case (b) with a metal clip-on top (c) for insertion in a pocket; case has compartments for two thermometers while only one thermometer inside; mercury.
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Accession Number
1979.27.3 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature
Thermometers
Physical Examination
Description
An "Empire Stubby" thermometer (a) in a plastic case (b) with a metal clip-on top (c) for insertion in a pocket; case has compartments for two thermometers while only one thermometer inside; mercury.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. O. Macnamara of Scarborough, Ont.
Maker
Becton & Dickinson
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
1930-1950
Material
plastic: brown
metal: silver
glass: clear
mercury: silver
Inscriptions
"B-D" inscribed on steel cap; temperature gradations marked on thermometer.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
One thermometer missing; plastic slightly decayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Research Facts
Dr. Macnamara practised in Toronto throughout his life; retired in 1960.
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Floating dairy thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6924
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.20 a-c
Description
A glass thermometer in a tubular, water-stained cardboard case with its ends reinforced with electrical tape; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1976.6.20 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Dairying
Description
A glass thermometer in a tubular, water-stained cardboard case with its ends reinforced with electrical tape; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 19.6 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
b - case bottom - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - case top - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
paper: white; black
cardboard: purplish pink
electrical tape: black
Inscriptions
On paper inside thermometer: "FLOATING DAIRY THERMOMETER"; also a graduated scale in degrees F.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
Case is water-stained, ends reinforced with electrical tape.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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