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strophanthin ampoule

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037470
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
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Accession Number
997037470
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Heart Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
glass: clear
paper: light green; black
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "POISON // TRADE MARK // 'HYPOLOID' // BRAND // No. 536 // Strophanthin // 0.00065 gm. (approx. // gr. 1/100) in 1 c.c. // No. 536 // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // London (Eng.) // MADE IN ENGLAND // 15312"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Diameter 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.wrf.org/alternative-therapies/g-strophantin-heart-disease.php
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S053151310200729X
https://www.drugbank.ca/categories/DBCAT000821
Research Facts
It treats congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems, shock treatment, low blood pressure (hypotension) and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. It is a cardiac glycoside, meaning it can increase cardiac contraction force without affecting other heart factors too much. It is not effective in treating heart attacks due to the deleterious effects of the drug Also known as ouabain, it is extremly toxic; used to be used as a poison on the tips of arrows of African hunters and warriors. It is injected, with a dose being 0.00065 grams.
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Euthymol Tooth Paste

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Dates
1956
circa 1956
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
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Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Toothpaste
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1956
circa 1956
Date Remarks
Reference to Brockville on tube; plant there opened in 1956
Material
metal: grey; white; red; green
plastic: red
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "THE // SCIENTIFIC // DENTIFRICE // Euthymol // TOOTH PASTE // A // PARKE-DAVIS PRODUCT"; back: "[illeg.] // teeth, together with // selected essential // oils which provide // the penetrating // qualities of a liquid // dentifrice and leave // the mouth refreshed // and wholesome. // Every ingredient is // tested for purity and // quality. // Net weight 2 oz. // MADE IN ENGLAND // PARKE, DAVIS // & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE // ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Condition Remarks
Tube deeply dented all over; ink is worn off in numerous places; tube badly corroded on top; dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection, Jack Willson, Part 5, page 1
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