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."
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufactu…
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufacturer's head and shoulders with her signature and logo: product used as a douche or vaginal cleaner; one piece tan rectangular cardboard box (b); one piece folded tan paper leaflet (c) printed both sides with product information.
Number Of Parts
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b – box - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 4 cm
c – leaflet - Size: Length 16.0 cm x 10.1 cm
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Printed on bottle label: "For Vaginal Injections, // (Liquid Form). // PRICE, 25 c PER BOTTLE. // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. // (No. 57.) // Yours for Health // Dissolve one teaspoonful of the wash // in one pint of warm water and use once // a day, as a VAGINAL INJECTION OR // DOUCHE. In severe cases two tea- // spoonfuls may be used instead of one." printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // SANATIVE // WASH // (LIQUID FORM) // PREPARED BY LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE COMPANY // MONTREAL P. Q. // FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. No. 57”; printed on the leaflet: "FOR LEUCORRHOEA // Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash // LIQUID FORM // This valuable article has been on the market for the // last thirty years, and has been used quite extensively with // very beneficial results. The only objections to it has been // its form – it has always been put up as a dry herb-packet // which required steeping and straining before it could be // used. If any prefer this form, either because they // have become used to it or for any other reason, they can // still obtain it in the old style. // Apply once a day as a vaginal injection // (or douche) by means of any good fountain syringe. It // is best first to take a cleansing douche. // For this purpose // use warm water in which has been dissolved powdered // borax (one heaping teaspoonful to a quart of water), or //as much castile soap as you would use in washing, or // ”Paxtine” according to the directions on the package. // The Sanative Wash is useful not only in cases of grave // ailments, but is of great value to check slight disturbances // of the secretions, to which nearly all women are liable // at one time or another. // The discharge from the nose caused // by a cold in the head is familiar to all. it results from an // inflammation of the mucous membrane. But the mucous // membrane exists in other parts of the body, particularly // those to which the Sanative Wash is especially intended to // be applied, and is there liable to a similar affection by which // a similar discharge is occasioned. Whenever this appears, // it should at once be checked and prevented by the use of // the Sanative Wash. Just as a neglected cold in the head be- // comes chronic, taking the form of catarrh, so does this dis- // charge, which is known as Leuccorhoea, or more popularly // "the Whites." // There should be no delay in treating this discharge, as // besides uncleanness and discomfort the irritation caused by // it may bring about ulcerations and other serious conditions. // price, twenty-five cents per bottle. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY. // LYNN, MASS."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and minor tears along edges of bottle label; cork is stained with a minor crack running through its middle and a dark brown stain on one side; box is fade, shows minor wear, surface grime, minor stains
A three-way stopcock: one arm for a syringe, one for a catheter, and one for fluid passing from the bladder.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Leslie W. Black via Dr. A.D. Kelly at the Ontario Medical Association; instruments from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black, Mrs. Black's father-in-law.
Top: "HALF DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // PARKE-DAVIS // THEELIN // 0.2 mg. (2000 units) // Patented 1934 // Each suppository contains // 0.2 mg. [printed] C737824 [stamped] // (2000 International Units) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO [printed]"; right side: "[illeg.] // A preparation of the crys- // talline estrogenic hormone // in a Glycero-Gelatin base. // See enclosed circular for directions."; left side: "[illeg.] // Co., [illeg.] ouis // Univer [illeg.] of the // product [illeg.] approved // by the Bio [illeg.] aboratory // of St. Louis [illeg.] versity before // being released for sale. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE [printed]"; bottom: "X [illeg.] 71 // 2 70 ["70" superscr.] // 39 [handwritten]"
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Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Paper wrapper is torn in several places, especially at edges and corners