The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.
2005/41/1 Diary, 'Medical diary and therapeutic index 1944', paper / leather, printed by Bayer Pharma Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1943. Click to enlarge.

Medical diary printed by Bayer Pharma

Made
The Bayer company was founded by Friedrich Bayer and Johann Weskott in 1863. The initial business of the company was the production and sale of synthetic dye stuffs. Between 1881 and 1913 Bayer developed into a chemical company with international operations, this period also saw the establishment of a scientific laboratory and the launch of Aspirin in 1899. The company suffered setbacks through loss of export markets during both the First and Second World Wars, but through mergers and …

Summary

Object No.

2005/41/1

Object Statement

Diary, 'Medical diary and therapeutic index 1944', paper / leather, printed by Bayer Pharma Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1943

Physical Description

Diary, 'Medical diary and therapeutic index 1944', paper / leather, made by Bayer Pharma Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1943

Small pocket diary with a soft cover made from black leather. The front half of the diary contains information on medications, blood groupings, treatment of various ailments and an obstetric table. The back half is a slip-in soft cover booklet 'Doctor's Yearbook 1944 July to December'. This has been inscribed in black ink with lists of patients seen each day by an unknown doctor.

Marks

Makers logo stamped on front cover.

Dimensions

Height

150 mm

Width

92 mm

Depth

12 mm

Production

Notes

According to information printed in the booklet itself, it was produced by Bayer Pharma Pty Ltd in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1943.

History

Notes

The doctor who used this diary is unknown.

Source

Credit Line

Source unknown

Acquisition Date

2 February 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

Medical diary printed by Bayer Pharma 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/349159>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/349159 |title=Medical diary printed by Bayer Pharma |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 January 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}