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Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
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Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Date Remarks
Expiry date; Merck Sharp & Dohme formed in 1961
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: white
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor residue on top rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Desitin Hemorrhoidal Suppositories with Cod Liver Oil

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037264 a-d
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in silver foil; each suppository has a flat end and bulbous, rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a tin box (c) that is a small, rectangular-shaped shallow tin with blue printing; the tin is lined with …
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Accession Number
997037264 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in silver foil; each suppository has a flat end and bulbous, rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a tin box (c) that is a small, rectangular-shaped shallow tin with blue printing; the tin is lined with a glossy copper-like surface and has curved indentations on each corner; the lid (d) is shallow and rectangular with small grooves along the rim that grip the box bottom when the tin is closed
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - suppository - Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - suppository - Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - box - Length 4.4 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
d - lid - Length 4.4 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Desitin Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
foil: silver
tin: yellow; blue; red
Inscriptions
Printed on lid: "DESITIN // T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEMORRHOIDAL // SUPPOSITORIES // with Cod Liver Oil // COMPOSITION: NORWEGIAN COD LIVER OIL, LANOLIN, ZINC // OXIDE, BISMUTH SUBGALLATE, BALSAM PERU, COCOA BUT- // TER BASE, CERTIF COLOR // MFD. EXCLUSIVELY BY DESITIN CHEMICAL CO. // PROVIDENCE, R.I. U.S.A"; printed on bottom of tin: "PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE. NOT TO BE SOLD // DIRECTIONS: [listed] // CAUTION [listed] // NO NARCOTICS OF LOCAL ANESTHETICS // PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
Condition Remarks
Suppositories are in new condition in original packaging that has minor traces of inactive corrosion on interior surface of box
Copy Type
Original
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Desitin Hemorrhoidal Suppositories with Cod Liver Oil

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037265 a-d
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in silver foil; each suppository has a flat end and bulbous, rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a tin box (c) that is a small, rectangular-shaped shallow tin with blue printing; the tin is lined with …
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Accession Number
997037265 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in silver foil; each suppository has a flat end and bulbous, rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a tin box (c) that is a small, rectangular-shaped shallow tin with blue printing; the tin is lined with a glossy copper-like surface and has curved indentations on each corner; the lid (d) is shallow and rectangular with small grooves along the rim that grip the box bottom when the tin is closed.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - suppository - Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - suppository - Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - box - Length 4.4 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
d - lid - Length 4.4 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Desitin Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
foil: silver
tin: yellow; blue; red
Inscriptions
Printed on lid: "DESITIN // T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEMORRHOIDAL // SUPPOSITORIES // with Cod Liver Oil // COMPOSITION: NORWEGIAN COD LIVER OIL, LANOLIN, ZINC // OXIDE, BISMUTH SUBGALLATE, BALSAM PERU, COCOA BUT- // TER BASE, CERTIF COLOR // MFD. EXCLUSIVELY BY DESITIN CHEMICAL CO. // PROVIDENCE, R.I. U.S.A"; printed on bottom of tin: "PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE. NOT TO BE SOLD // DIRECTIONS: [listed] // CAUTION [listed] // NO NARCOTICS OF LOCAL ANESTHETICS // PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
Condition Remarks
Suppositories are in new condition in original packaging that has minor traces of inactive corrosion on interior surface of box
Copy Type
Original
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Desitin Hemorrhoidal Suppositories with Cod Liver Oil

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3445
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037266 a-d
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in silver foil; each suppository has a flat end and bulbous, rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a tin box (c) that is a small, rectangular-shaped shallow tin with blue printing; the tin is lined with …
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Accession Number
997037266 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in silver foil; each suppository has a flat end and bulbous, rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a tin box (c) that is a small, rectangular-shaped shallow tin with blue printing; the tin is lined with a glossy copper-like surface and has curved indentations on each corner; the lid (d) is shallow and rectangular with small grooves along the rim that grip the box bottom when the tin is closed
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - suppository - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
d - lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Desitin Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
foil: silver
tin: yellow; blue; red
Inscriptions
Printed on lid: "DESITIN // T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEMORRHOIDAL // SUPPOSITORIES // with Cod Liver Oil // COMPOSITION: NORWEGIAN COD LIVER OIL, LANOLIN, ZINC // OXIDE, BISMUTH SUBGALLATE, BALSAM PERU, COCOA BUT- // TER BASE, CERTIF COLOR // MFD. EXCLUSIVELY BY DESITIN CHEMICAL CO. // PROVIDENCE, R.I. U.S.A"; printed on bottom of tin: "PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE. NOT TO BE SOLD // DIRECTIONS: [listed] // CAUTION [listed] // NO NARCOTICS OF LOCAL ANESTHETICS // PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
Condition Remarks
Suppositories are in new condition in original packaging that has minor traces of inactive corrosion on interior surface of box
Copy Type
Original
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Stelazine ampoule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3884
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
997037469
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.
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Accession Number
997037469
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Schizophrenia -- drug therapy
Anxiety -- drug therapy
Psychomotor Agitation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- depressants -- container
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.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Ampoule reads, "1 mg. // 'STELAZINE' // Triflluoperazine // Dihydrochloride // SKF // 1 cc size // S.K.F.I.A.C. // Montreal // CA Lot // K 3026"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Temporary Location
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
Dimension Notes
Length 4.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting on glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6572/stelazine-oral/details
Research Facts
Trifluoperazine, sold under a number of brand names, is a typical antipsychotic primarily used to treat schizophrenia.[1] It may also be used short term in those with generalized anxiety disorder but is less preferred to benzodiazepines.[1] It is of the phenothiazine chemical class.
This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorders). Trifluoperazine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can reduce aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (hearing/seeing things that are not there). Trifluoperazine is a psychiatric medication that belongs to the class of drugs called phenothiazine antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
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Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
998001006
Description
Tapered clear glass dose medicine measurer with one-ounce measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
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Accession Number
998001006
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Administration, Cutaneous -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Tapered clear glass dose medicine measurer with one-ounce measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed inside the glass : "1OZ // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4 ";"30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5 // TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT // TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; engraved into bottom of glass: "D".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Beth Orr; "Surgical Instruments Operation Tables Sterilizers Hospital Equipment," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, p. 628 (similar to item #53766)
Research Facts
Glass measure was used for dispensing medicines and also to hold liquid cocaine, which was used to swab the inside of patient's noses for freezing purposes (for packing, cautery, etc.)
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Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
998001007
Description
Tapered one-ounce clear glass medicine dose measurer with measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
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Accession Number
998001007
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Administration, Cutaneous -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Tapered one-ounce clear glass medicine dose measurer with measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital, Kingston Ontario.
Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed inside the glass: "1OZ // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4"; "30 CC // 25 // 20 //15 // 10 // 5 // TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT // TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; engraved into bottom of glass: "D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Beth Orr; "Surgical Instruments Operation Tables Sterilizers Hospital Equipment," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, p. 628 (similar to item #53766)
Research Facts
Glass measure was used for diispensing medication and also to hold liquid cocaine, which was used to swab the inside of patient's noses for freezing purposes (for packing, cautery, etc.)
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Dates
1977
1987
circa 1977-1987
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010042018
Description
Narrow empty cylindrical orange metal tube with white plastic cap with printed label for "Redoxon" or "Vitamin C / Orange flavour". text printed in red and white ink; cap is not removable; expiry date and lot number are stamped on the bottom.
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Accession Number
010042018
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Vitamins
Vitamin C
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Narrow empty cylindrical orange metal tube with white plastic cap with printed label for "Redoxon" or "Vitamin C / Orange flavour". text printed in red and white ink; cap is not removable; expiry date and lot number are stamped on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
Hoffman-La Roche Limited
Site Made (City)
Vaudreuil
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
1987
circa 1977-1987
Date Remarks
Date based on expiry date stamped on container
Material
ink: orange, red, white
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd./Ltée // Vaudreuil, Québec J7V 6B3 // 10 Effervescent tablets // Ascorbic Acid Tablets U.S.P. // Vitamin C / Orange flavour // Redoxon® // Each effervescent tablet contains: // 1 g crystalline vitamin C // Dissolve effervescent tablet in 1/2 glass of cold water // Dosage: 1 tablet daily, or as directed by the physician // Note: For therapeutic use only // Keep the tube lightly closed in a dry place // Store at 15-30º C // Desiccant in the cap harmless if injested // See bottom of tube for lot number and expiry date // ®Reg. Trade Mark / Marque déposée // 00 0638 6 CDN 34 71 // Made in Switzerland / Fabriqué en Suisse // ROCHE®" ; printed on bottom: "EXP JL 87 // LOT 6737"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row C
Length
10.0 cm
Diameter
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://web.archive.org/web/2018*/http://www.roche.com/med-cor-2004-07-19
Research Facts
Redoxon Vitamin C was invented in 1934, the first synthetically produced vitamin to be mass produced.
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Dates
1977
1987
circa 1977-1987
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010042019
Description
Narrow empty cylindrical orange metal tube with white plastic cap with printed label for "Redoxon" or "Vitamin C / Orange flavour". text printed in red and white ink; cap is not removable; expiry date and lot number are stamped on the bottom.
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Accession Number
010042019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Vitamins
Vitamin C
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Narrow empty cylindrical orange metal tube with white plastic cap with printed label for "Redoxon" or "Vitamin C / Orange flavour". text printed in red and white ink; cap is not removable; expiry date and lot number are stamped on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
Hoffman-La Roche Limited
Site Made (City)
Vaudreuil
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
1987
circa 1977-1987
Date Remarks
Date based on expiry date printed on container
Material
ink: orange, red, white
plastic: white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. / Ltée // Vaudreuil, Québec J7V 6B3 // 10 Effervescent tablets // Ascorbic Acid Tablets U.S.P. // Vitamin C / Orange flavour // Redoxon® // Each effervescent tablet contains: // 1 g crystalline vitamin C // Dissolve effervescent tablet in 1/2 glass of cold water // Dosage: 1 tablet daily, or as directed by the physician // Note: For therapeutic use only // Keep the tube lightly closed in a dry place // Store at 15-30º C // Desiccant in the cap harmless if injested // See bottom of tube for lot number and expiry date // ®Reg. Trade Mark / Marque déposée // 00 0638 6 CDN 34 71 // Made in Switzerland / Fabriqué en Suisse // ROCHE®"; printed on bottom: "EXP JL 87 // LOT 6737"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row C
Length
10.0 cm
Diameter
3.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor surface staining on lid
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://web.archive.org/web/2018*/http://www.roche.com/med-cor-2004-07-19
Research Facts
Redoxon Vitamin C was invented in 1934, the first synthetically produced vitamin to be mass produced.
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Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators

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Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d)…
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Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Silver Nitrate -- therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
MM= Administration Drug, Topical -- applicator
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d) and irregular cylinder wax paper bundle (f); base of container has circular push up; interior sides covered with paper product label and instructions; mold line on side from base to top; bottom of stopper inserted into top of tube; top of stopper is flat with a small triangular projection and four concentric circles on exterior surface; applicator sticks are thin and have one black tip
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – container – Length 17.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
b – cap – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
c – label – Length 15.1 cm Width 9.9 cm
d – instructions – Length 14.1 cm Width 10.8 cm
e – applicators – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 0.2 cm
f – wax bundle - – Length 1.7 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Rugby Laboratories, INC.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Date Remarks
Website of Rugby Laboratories claims over 40 years of history; end date year originally accessioned
Material
plastic: amber, white
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label in black ink: “NDC# 0536-0930-01 // RUGBY // SILVER NITRATE // APPLICATORS // 6 inch, 100s // Silver Nitrate 75% // Potassium Nitrate 25% // A convenient method of applying // Silver Nitrate to affected area. // POISON // ANTIDOTE // EXTERNAL – wash with water, then // salt solution. // INTERNAL – give copious drafts of // table salt in water, followed by an emetic // (tablespoon of mustard in a tumbler of // warm water). Then administer a dose of // magnesium sulphate (Epsom Salts) and // follow with milk, raw egg, or boiled starch. // CALL PHYSICIAN // CAUTION – Continuous use of Silver // Nitrate may be the cause of permanent // discolouration at the site of application. // Keep container closed when not in use. // Distributed by // RUGBY LABORATORIES, INC. // ROCKVILLE CENTER // NEW YORK, N. Y. 11570 // POISON // The efficiency of the Silver Nitrate applicator is not // impaired when tip darkens. // Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription. // Used by Physician where escharotic and germicidal action is desired // DIRECTIONS: Moisten medicated tip with distilled water and // apply. One applicator usually sufficient for one application”; stamped on bottom of label in black ink: “1014”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Small dark spots of discolouration all over paper; major yellowing of label at bottom; large presence of black particulate on interior of tube; large ans small dark spots all over paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Silver Nittrate.” RxList, WebMD LLC, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Silver nitrate used on burns and wounds to prevent infections and is an antiseptic wound cauteriser; it can be harmful if exposed to large doses; the label has a “Poison” warning along with antidote information.
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