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Showing typical vaccination vesicle of 10th day [wax model]

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Education
Vaccination
Accession Number
997002031
Description
Wax model of an infant's arm, showing a vaccination vesicle at the 10th day, in a sealed cylindrical glass jar; the back half of the jar is filled in with a black substance (unknown) and the arm model sits on top; the wax is painted to depict true colour; the bottom of the jar is flat; the top of t…
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Accession Number
997002031
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Education
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- models
Vaccination
Pediatrics -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model of an infant's arm, showing a vaccination vesicle at the 10th day, in a sealed cylindrical glass jar; the back half of the jar is filled in with a black substance (unknown) and the arm model sits on top; the wax is painted to depict true colour; the bottom of the jar is flat; the top of the jar is sealed with a flat, round metal lid, over which is parchment that is painted black; there are five identifying labels on the jar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Presented to James Miller by Dr. Alexander James of Edinburgh; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Joseph Towne
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
parchment: tan
paint: black; red; flesh tone
Inscriptions
The labels read: (1) "Vaccine 10th day"; (2) "7711"; (3) "Wax model of infant's arm showing // typical vaccination vesicle of // 10th day."; (4) "Presented to James Miller by // the late Dr. Alexander James of // Edinburgh"; and (5) "JOSEPH TOWNE // fecit // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H3
Dimension Notes
Length 30.1 cm x Diam. 12.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass is complete, with only minor wear; the wax is complete with no damage; the metal lid shows wear, but no corrosion; the parchment on top of the lid is torn in the middle and the black paint covering it is flaking and unstable.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See information on Joseph Towne in an article on the Medical Museum of St. Guy's Hospital (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Exhibit History
On loan to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy Exhibit, May 24, 2001; "Picturing the Body: Medical Arts as Teaching Tools," Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Sept. 17, 2010.
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