Aspirator in a case with slots for the various parts.
Number Of Parts
a - barrel and piston
b - stopcock
c - trocar
d - blunt trocar (?)
e - needle
f - needle
g - needle
h - nozzle (?)
i - nozzle (?)
j - nozzle (?)
k - nozzle with tubing
l - rubber tubing
m - case - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Cooper Cole, via Dr. Arthur Cole.
rubber: dark red
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Empty slots in case indicate that pieces are missing; barrel and piston are rusting; stopcock has white adhesive tape wrapped around it; rubber tubing on (k) dried out and cracked; case is dented and stained; #2: Rubber -- may require special treatment.
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2325 (similar to item #B/-9210); CD #UHN
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
A case (a) is covered with black cloth, with a purple-red velvet lining inside, contains: (b) a brass-plated syringe fitted with a one-way valve and two fittings; (c) a red rubber stopper with metal fittings and taps; (d-e) red rubber tubes with metal fittings; (f-h) three syringe needles; (i) a tr…
A case (a) is covered with black cloth, with a purple-red velvet lining inside, contains: (b) a brass-plated syringe fitted with a one-way valve and two fittings; (c) a red rubber stopper with metal fittings and taps; (d-e) red rubber tubes with metal fittings; (f-h) three syringe needles; (i) a trocar and director; (j) a trocar with director and tap and a bit of rubber tubing; (k) a thin trocar with director; (l-m) metal plungers; (n-o) two ampoules containing 2 cc. novocain 2% Suprarenin 1:20,000.
Number Of Parts
a - case - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
c - rubber stopper
d - tube - Size: Length 35.5 cm
e- tube - Size: Length 57.0 cm
f - needle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
g - needle - Size: Length 8.3 cm
h - needle - Size: Length 8.3 cm
i - trocar - Size: Length 15.0 cm
j - trocar - Size: Length 15.0 cm
k - thin trocar - Size: Length 11.0 cm
l - plunger - Size: Length 14.5 cm
m - plunger - Size: Length 14.5 cm
n - ampouole
o - ampoule
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles W. Harris; belonged to his father, Dr. Wilbur Howard Harris.
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) U. S. P. bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; course white particles; circular base has stippled surface, slight push up, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and…
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) U. S. P. bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; course white particles; circular base has stippled surface, slight push up, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and dosage attached to front; 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, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
ink: navy, black
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MAGNESIUM SULPHATE // (EPSOM SALT) // U. S. P. // Dose: For Single Administration: ¼ to ½ oz. (½ to 1 // tablespoonful). For Repeated Administraion: 30 to 90 grs. // (¼ to 1 teaspoonful). // (L.) // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label: “822393”; embossed on bottom: “D // 6 // 30 // 5”
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0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row E
Unit Of Measure
Minor soiling all over label minor tears, abrasion, and separation along top of label
“Epsom Salt: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects.” healthline, Healthline Media, 2019. Accessed 10 August 2019.
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.
Magnesium Sulphate, commonly known as Epsom Salt, is recognized as having several medical applications; when taken internally, it is most often used to treat low levels of magnesium in the body as well as constipation and acid indigestion; Epsom salt is also a common bath salt used to treat pain and symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia; other medical uses include stress reduction and improved sleep, however many of the health claims associated with Epsom salts have not been scientifically studied.
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; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with Ingram & Bell logo on product label, signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.