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Flagyl [promotional card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14995
Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009046021
Description
A promotional card for pharmacy product Flagyl metronidazole; on the front of the card is a printed copy of a painting by L. Genin of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris; the name of the painter and painting can be found under the image of the painting itself; the front of the card is solely dedicated to…
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Accession Number
009046021
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacies -- advertisements
Description
A promotional card for pharmacy product Flagyl metronidazole; on the front of the card is a printed copy of a painting by L. Genin of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris; the name of the painter and painting can be found under the image of the painting itself; the front of the card is solely dedicated to the painting, whereas the back of the card addresses the pharmaceutical; at the back of the card contains information briefly discussing the drug's function and components; the name of the producer of the card and drug can be found at the bottom-right on the back of the card; the painting found at the front of the card can also be seen again at the top-left of the back of the card.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Effie and Elizabeth Curry.
Maker
Poulenc Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1990
circa 1960-1990
Date Remarks
The company of the card went under a new name after 1990
Material
paper: white
ink: various colours
Inscriptions
On the front: "Collection particuliere // L. GENIN - SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES. PARIS // Imprime en France"; On the back: "FLAGYL // metronidazole" // * possesses a powerful trichomonacidal action // * is the only antitrichomonas known at present // to impart trichomonacidal activity to urine // and serum // detailed information upon request on: indications, // dosage, administration, side effects, precautions, // overdosage and treatment // Poulenc LIMITED // 8580 Esplanade, Montreal 351 // Printed in Canada P. M805-16-8-69 // L. GENIN // SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES, PARIS //
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 12 b
Length
17.0 cm
Width
21.0 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metronidazole
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rh%C3%B4ne-Poulenc
Research Facts
Metronidazole, marketed under the brand name Flagyl among others, is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication.[3] It is used either alone or with other antibiotics to treat pelvic inflammatory disease, endocarditis, and bacterial vaginosis.[3] It is effective for dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis.[3] It is an option for a first episode of mild-to-moderate Clostridium difficile colitis if vancomycin or fidaxomicin is unavailable.[3][4] Metronidazole is available by mouth, as a cream, and intravenously.[3]
Poulenc Limited became Rhone-Poulenc after 1990, thus the cards cannot be any older.
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Harvey double head stethoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15278
Dates
1996
2005
circa 1996-2005
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Diagnosis
Accession Number
009046024
Description
Rectangular cardboard box containing "The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope"; the box is in two parts (a, b), and the top slides over the bottom; the lid contains a photograph of a stethoscope on a background of a white button down shirt with a chest pocket; the title is printed in black and white abo…
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Accession Number
009046024
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Auscultation
Auscultation -- instrumentation
Stethoscopes
Heart Sounds
Diagnosis
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular cardboard box containing "The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope"; the box is in two parts (a, b), and the top slides over the bottom; the lid contains a photograph of a stethoscope on a background of a white button down shirt with a chest pocket; the title is printed in black and white above the photograph on a blue background with a tan stripe, and around the photograph there are words printed in black detailing some of the features of the stethoscope; on the front side of the lid there is a white sticker with the date and manufacturing information on it, as well as a barcode; the booklet (u) has the same photograph and graphics style as the box lid; the inside of the booklet contains nine pages and a flap, as well as information on the inside covers; the booklet contains black and white illustrations, and gives information about the different parts of the stethoscope, how to adjust the headset, preparing for the exam, sites of auscultation, heart sounds and murmurs, the flat diaphragm, the corrugated diaphragm, the bell, helpful hints, warranty, ordering information, and care and maintenance; the back of the booklet contains a sticker with the European information; the stethoscope (parts c-i) has metal arms and black rubber tubing; the ear pieces become larger at the ends and the end of the stethoscope has two heads, a bell and a diaphragm; there is a metal piece with black rubber over it that connects the two metal arms to one another; in the box with the stethoscope are a cardboard insert (k) and a small plastic bag filled with three sets of ear pieces (two white and one grey) and a corrugated diaphragm;(m-t); a plastic bag (j) and a green piece of paper (l) with employee information on it.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - box: Length 31.3 cm X Width 13.6 cm X Height 5.8 cm
b - lid: Length 32.0 cm X Width 14.2 cm X Height 5.9 cm
c - stethoscope: Length 63.8 cm X Width 12.0 cm X Height 2.7 cm
d-e - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.1 cm
f - bell: Height 1.3 cm X Diameter 2.8 cm
g - chestpiece: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 4.4 cm
h - ring: Height 0.5 cm X Diameter 4.7 cm
i - diaphragm: Diameter 4.4 cm
j - plastic: Length 24.0 cm X Width 19.0 cm
k - cardboard: Length 30.8 cm X Width 35.2 cm
l - paper: Length 7.6 cm X Width 2.5 cm
m - plastic: Length 11.0 cm X Width 7.6 cm
n-o - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.1 cm
p-q - ear pieces: Length 1.5 cm X Diameter 1.3 cm
r-s - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.4 cm
t - diaphragm: Height 0.3 cm X Diameter 4.4 cm
u: booklet: Length 22.9 cm X Width 10.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Effie and Elizabeth Curry.
Maker
Tycos: A Welch Allyn Company
Site Made (City)
Arden
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1996
2005
circa 1996-2005
Date Remarks
Based on date printed on sticker and date donated to the museum
Material
paper: cream, green, white
ink: blue, brown, white, black, grey, green
metal: grey
rubber: black, grey, white
plastic: clear, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on chestpiece (g): "Tycos // ASHEVILLE, N.C., USA PAT. NO. 3109508"; printed on paper (l): "I Take Pride in Our Quality // Employee #9117 // TYCOS INSTRUMENTS, INC."; printed on top of lid (b): "The HARVEY // DOUBLE HEAD // Stethoscope // New Soft Eartips // Rotatablen Binaurals // Dual Channel Tubing // Brass Chestpiece // Construction // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company"; printed on sticker on front of lid: "Mfg: 11/20/96 // Tycos® // A Welch Allyn // Company // CE // 5079-28 // Harvey Stethoscope // Double Head // +H8575079280 // Tycos Instruments, Inc · 95 Old Shoals Road · Arden, NC 28704 USA"; printed on front of booklet (u): "The Original // HARVEY // Stethoscopes // A Superior "Time Tested" // Stethoscope for the // Auscultation of // the Heart // DOUBLE-HEAD — 5079-28 // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company"; printed on back of booklet (including sticker): "CE European Regulatory Manager // Medical Division, Welch Allyn Ltd. // Navan, Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company // Tycos Instruments, Inc. // 95 Old Shoals Road // Arden, NC 28704 // Telephone: (704) 684-4895 // Tycos—a tradition of excellence // 95P319 // Printed in U.S.A.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Rubber tubing on one side of stethoscope, where the rubber meets the metal binaural tubes.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, patent, book, interview
Reference Comments
Welch Allyn, Hillrom, "Original Harvey Stethoscopes": https://www.welchallyn.com/en/products/categories/discontinued-products/physical-exam/stethoscopes/original_harvey_stethoscopes.html
US Patent 3,109,508: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3109508.pdf
"A Journey of Hope", by Oscar Mann, Hamilton Books, Dec. 14, 2005, 302 pages, pg. 190-191: https://books.google.ca/books?id=Wa5IFsCb1SwC&dq=original+harvey+stethoscope&source=gbs_navlinks_s
"WATKINS PROCTOR HARVEY, MD:A Conversation With the Editor", December 30, 1999, interview between William Clifford Roberts, MD and Watkins Proctor Harvey, MD: https://documents.pub/document/watkins-proctor-harvey-md-a-conversation-with-the-editor.html
Research Facts
The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope was part of a collection of stethoscopes by the Welch Allyn company called "Original Harvey Stethoscopes". They are no longer sold, and were replaced by the Harvey DLX stethoscopes.
US Patent No. 3,109,508 was granted on November 5th, 1963, to Ralph Cefaly, and was for an acoustic stethoscope with three heads: a bell, a diaphragm, and a corrugated diaphragm.
In the mid-1950s, Dr. Watkins Proctor Harvey invented this three-headed stethoscope, the Harvey Stethoscope, and it was produced by the Cefaly Research Corporation of Brentwood, Maryland. It was sometimes known as the Harvey Cefaly Stethoscope. The corrugated diaphragm helps detect faint heart activity and a larger range of frequencies. The bell is especially good for detecting low frequency sounds. Low frequency heart sounds called gallops can be signs of heart disease, and are important to be able to detect.
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