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Kearns pellet injector

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1986.1.5 a-d
Description
Chomed metal instrument consisting of an outer casing with hexagonal finger supports and obturator with hexagonal head, both ending with an oblique cutting edge; plunger is a plain rod with a hexagonal head; both fit into a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1986.1.5 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Addison's Disease -- drug therapy
Anemia
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- accessories
Description
Chomed metal instrument consisting of an outer casing with hexagonal finger supports and obturator with hexagonal head, both ending with an oblique cutting edge; plunger is a plain rod with a hexagonal head; both fit into a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
plunger - Length 12.0 cm
injector - Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
box bottom
box lid
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. G. Watt of Toronto.
Maker
H. Laurent Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Newark
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
paper: black
ink: green; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "KEARNS PELLET INJECTOR // Manufactured by // H. LAURENT CO., INC. NEWARK, N.J."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
#2: the box is falling apart
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This was used to inject pellets of desoxycorticosterone acetate into patients with Addison's disease; four or five pellets were injected at one time at 9-12-month intervals.
This treatment was replaced ca. 1960 by the drug prentasome. Dr. Watt was the pellet injector for all of the Toronto patients with Addison's disease between 1940 and 1960. He practised internal medicine and haematology at Toronto Western Hospital.
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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955 - 1965
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033013 a-b
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrosyn I & B bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and cylindrical cream plastic cap guard (b); bottle full with cylindrical tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight rectangular push up, stippled border…
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Accession Number
006033013 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Iron, Dietary
Anemia
Anemia -- drug therapy
Blood Glucose
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrosyn I & B bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and cylindrical cream plastic cap guard (b); bottle full with cylindrical tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight rectangular push up, stippled border, and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with rounded corners and cream and navy paper label with printed product information and dosage in English and French attached to front and left and right sides; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; cap guard is thin piece of rectangular plastic molded to match shape of area where cap meets bottle and extends nearly the entire circumference.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 9.8 cm Width 4.3 cm Depth 3.0 cm
b – cap guard – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 3.4 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955 - 1965
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “5” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream, white
ink: navy, black
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // 100 Compressed Tablets // FERROSYN ® // I & B // (No Sugar) // Each tablet represents: // Reduced Iron 5 gr. (0.3 Gm.) // Copper (as Sulphate). 0.006 gr. (0.4 mg.) // Thiamine 0.5 mg. // Riboflavin 0.5 mg. // Niacinamide 2 mg. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA // Dose: 1 to 2 tablets three times daily. // Expiry Date:” stamped in on label in black ink: “MAR 68 // (L) 660328”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor cracking to end of cap guard; minor soiling all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Ferrosyn is a product that treats anemia caused by iron-deficiency; it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a hematinic formula capable of increasing hemoglobin in the blood without increasing blood sugar, making it safe for diabetics.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in the Bramalea, Ontario factory established in 1960s; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with Ingram & Bell logo on product label, signify it was produced in 1966
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Dates
1964
1967
circa 1964 – 1967
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033017 a-b
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrobex (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and rectangular cream plastic cap guard (b); full with cylindrical green tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight push up and manufacturer informatio…
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Accession Number
006033017 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Iron, Dietary
Anemia
Anemia -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrobex (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and rectangular cream plastic cap guard (b); full with cylindrical green tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with rounded corners and cream and navy paper label with printed product information and dosage attached to front and proper right and left sides; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; cap guard is thin piece of rectangular plastic molded to match shape of area where cap meets bottle and extends nearly the entire circumference.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 11.0 cm Width 5.1 cm Depth 3.4 cm
b – cap guard – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 3.3 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1967
circa 1964 – 1967
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “4” year code; presence of “FEB 67” expiry date
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
plastic: cream
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “100 // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // 100 // S. C. T. // FERROBEX ® // (I & B) // Each tablet contains: // Ferrous Gluconate 5 gr. // Copper (as Sulphate) 0.006 gr. // Thiamine 0.5 mg. // Riboflavin 0.5 mg. // Niacinamide 2 mg. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA // Average Dose: Two tablets // three times daily after meals. // Expiry Date”; stamped on label in black ink: “FEB 67 // (L) 560315”; embossed on bottom: “D 4 // 5 // 3075”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading at top and bottom of label; minor fading of stamped ink on label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Ferrobex is a product that treats anemia caused by iron-deficiency, as well as other conditions involving lack of iron; its main ingredient is ferrous gluconate and it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for all types of anemia; unlike Ingram & Bell’s similar product Ferrosyn, the tablets contain sugars and are also sugar coated, making them unsuitable for diabetics
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Hamilton, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “4” year code, along with expiry date, signify it was produced in 1964.
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