993.1221.1: Acupuncture Set, 20th Cent.

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993.1221.1: Acupuncture Set. Model of man with acupressure points depicted
Image No. 582 Model of man with acupressure points depicted; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Cardboard box with 'Dr C.E. Robinson' printed on lid with Chinese writing on side, 'Acupuncture set' and 'ROBINSON' written in felt tip ink. A model of a man with acupressure points depicted in different colours with Chinese script printed in black ink. A model of an ear with acupressure points depicted by red dot with Chinese script printed in black ink. Zippered case containing 29 acupuncture needles of different lengths. An envelope with Chinese script back and front and a picture of 2 geese flying, the envelope contains a folded sheet of tissue paper. A stapled booklet with 39 pages of Chinese script. Copy of a paper [4 type written sheets with figures for locating the points to the hours and balance of the sympathetic nerves] given on 13th November 1972 in the Mandarin Hotel, Hong Kong, entitled "Major Concepts in Relieving Pain by Acupuncture and Moxibustion" by Dr. So Tin-Yau N.D., President of The Hong Kong Acupuncture College,

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1221.1
Collection: Non-Western Medicine
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

Object Parts

  • a) Box base
  • b) Box lid
  • c) Paper "Major Concepts in Relieving Pain by Acupuncture and Moxibustion"
  • d) Envelope
  • e) Stapled booklet
  • f) Figure of a man with acupressure points
  • g) Ear model with acupressure points
  • h) Zipped case of acupuncture needles
  • i) Tissue paper [inside envelope part d]

Object Materials

  • cardboard,
  • copper alloy,
  • ink,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • paint,
  • paper,
  • plating,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr C. E. Robinson
  • History of Use: Dr Cecil Ernest Gordon Robinson [1917-2010] was born in Quebec. He graduated in medicine from Queen’s University and served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Following the war, he completed his internship at Vancouver General Hospital and received postgraduate training at Shaughnessy Hospital, Queen’s University, and medical schools in London, England, and the University of Toronto. Dr Robinson maintained a private practice in internal medicine and over the years served as assistant chief of medicine at Shaughnessy Hospital, chief of medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and medical director of G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. He was also the first medical director of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society. He was appointed Queen’s honorary physician in 1961.