Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
"'BOROCAINE' // The New Local Anaesthetic. // Completely supersedes Cocaine. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES LTD. // Makers of Fine Chemicals, // GRAHAM ST., CITY ROAD, LONDON, N.1. // Chemical Worls: Whart Road, London, N.1." printed on the cover.
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
A few discolourations.
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1; Borocaine (ethocaine borate) was used as a general anaesthetic.
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
C-shaped clamp with a screw attachment and a bent piece of metal at 90 deg angle; the screw attachment moves the bent piece of metal up to the top of the C-shaped piece which allows a catheter to be clamped between them
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Patient Care Artifacts
Box (a) is white cardboard with green printing; it is rectangular with two wide, long sides, two narrow, long sides and two short sides with two inner flaps and an outer flap; a finger groove is cut into the cardboard along the edge of one long, wide side to allow access to the flap of one short si…
Box (a) is white cardboard with green printing; it is rectangular with two wide, long sides, two narrow, long sides and two short sides with two inner flaps and an outer flap; a finger groove is cut into the cardboard along the edge of one long, wide side to allow access to the flap of one short side; a seam runs along one of the long, wide sides; catheter plugs (b-g) are nylon peg-like objects; each has a rectangular end with rounded sides; the two longer, wider sides are concave; the nylon peg tapers at the bottom of this rectangular block to form a narrow, conical extension with a rounded end.
Number Of Parts
a - box - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - catheter plug - Size: Length 5.5 x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - catheter plug - Size: Length 5.5 x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - catheter plug - Size: Length 5.5 x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
e - catheter plug - Size: Length 5.5 x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
g - catheter plug - Size: Length 5.5 x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Front of box reads, "CATALOG // NUMBER // 414 // ONE // DOZEN // MADE IN U.S.A." in the top proper right-hand corner, contained by two perpendicular green lines; to the proper left of this corner, printing reads, "BARD // LARGE NYLON // CATHETER PLUG"; along the bottom of the front of the box (both long sides) it reads, "Manufactured For // C.R. BARD, Inc. Murray Hill, N.J."; on the outer flaps of the two shortest sides, green printing reads, "CAT. // NO. // 414" in the proper right-hand corner, and "BARD // LARGE NYLON // CATHETER PLUG" to the proper left; a vertical line separates these two sets of words; on the proper left inner flap of the shortest side with the finger groove, "P1013" is printed; on the wider end of each of the catheter plugs, on the rounded bottom, "BARD" appears in raised nylon letters.
Storage Room 0010
Box is yellowing slightly; several light brown stains are on the box: a circular one on the outside flap of the short side without the groove, a black mark at the corner of one long, narrow side, three small brown marks on the proper right side of one long, wide side, two brown marks along the edge of the opposite long, wide side, and another round brown mark on the outer flap of the other short side; the seams and creases show signs of wear; the flaps of both short sides are becoming brittle.
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 157 (similar to item 7-414) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
According to the catalogue, these are used "for occluding drainage channel of Foley catheters, tubes and drains."