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Potain's aspirator

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1976.9.2 a-m
Description
Aspirator in a case with slots for the various parts.
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Accession Number
1976.9.2 a-m
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration -- instrumentation
Suction -- instrumentation
Description
Aspirator in a case with slots for the various parts.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
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
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Cooper Cole, via Dr. Arthur Cole.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: silver
rubber: dark red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-11
Condition Remarks
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.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2325 (similar to item #B/-9210); CD #UHN
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Potain's aspirator

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1973.15.3 a-o
Description
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…
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Accession Number
1973.15.3 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration -- instrumentation
Suction -- instrumentation
Description
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
15
Part Names
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
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles W. Harris; belonged to his father, Dr. Wilbur Howard Harris.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: black; purple
rubber: red
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Ingram & Bell logo: a capital I overlaid with a capital B surrounded by a circle; (b) "A [downward arrow, upward arrow] J"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-11
Condition Remarks
#2: The case is peeling; the rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
G. Tiemann & Co. Catalogue, 1889, p. 132 (similar to item in Fig. 1737); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Wilbur Howard Harris (1864-1940) graduated from Trinity Medical School in 1884; obit. in "Bull. Acad. Med. Tor.," Vol. 13, No. 6, March 1940, p. 126.
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Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) U. S. P.

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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033015
Description
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…
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Accession Number
006033015
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Digestive System Diseases
Constipation
Pain -- drug therapy
Arthritis
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
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
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
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)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
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”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row E
Length
6.9 cm
Diameter
3.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label minor tears, abrasion, and separation along top of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“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.
Research Facts
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.
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