995.4.148: Microscope Cover Slips in Box, 1951-1970

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995.4.148: Microscope Cover Slips in Box.
Image No. 2616 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Small cubed green plastic box to fit single column of glass cover slips. Flip top lid with brown lettering ' GLASCO MADE WITH CARE NON-CORROSIVE MICROSCOPE COVER GLASS HALF OUNCE NO.2 22MM SQ'. Squares of card used to protect glass in case.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 995.4.148
Collection: Diagnostic, Laboratory
Date: 1951-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 2.2 cm
  • Width: 2.9 cm
  • Depth: 2.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • card,
  • cardboard,
  • glass,
  • plastic

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Glasco Products Co.
  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Number: 2570341 [hinge for containers]
  • Owner: Dr. Andrew Davidson
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Andrew Davidson [1885-1972] a military doctor and a noted dermatologist who served in both WW1 and WW2. He served in France as an officer [Captain] for the Royal Army Medical Corps (1915-1917) and in the Canadian Army Medical Corps (1917-1919), specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of venereal and skin diseases. In 1939, he returned to active military service with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and was involved in the institution of the PULHEMS system. This is a system for classification of soldiers, the acronym stands for: P – physical capacity, U – upper extremity, L – locomotion, H – hearing, E – eyesight, M – mental capacity, S – stability of emotions. After the war, Dr. Davidson moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver, where he was in practice in association with his son, Dr. Kenneth Davidson. In 1947, Dr. Davidson was elected as the founding president of the Canadian Dermatological Association, and was a winner of the Sabouraud Medal for research in dermatology.