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myochrysin ampoule

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
997037471
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
997037471
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Lupus Vasculitis, Central Nervous System -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
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.
Maker
Poulenc
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Label on ampoule reads, "MYOCHRYSIN[illeg.] // Sodium Aurothiomal // 1 cc. - 50 mg. // POULENC // MONTREAL // LOT 159"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting on glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet: https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09276 http://products.sanofi.ca/en/myochrysine.pdf https://www.rxlist.com/myochrysine-drug.htm#precautions
Research Facts
It is injected intramuscularly. Used to treat adult and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Felty’s syndrome. It is also known as sodium aurothiomalate. Used for patients who are unresponsive to more conservative drug therapy such as anti-inflammatory agents.
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neptal 3% ampoule

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
997037481
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 tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
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Accession Number
997037481
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
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 tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Poulenc Freres
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Ampoule reads, "NEPTAL 3% // Ampoule 1½ cc. // POULENC FRERES // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: - https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.4526.530 - https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/add9/4317fdd44f704cc2cf0cd045f2e1c65a42ab.pdf - https://www.ndrugs.com/?s=neptal
Research Facts
This can be taken both intravenously or with an intramuscular injection. It works as a diuretic (increases urine production) and helps with hypertension. It is effective, but very dangerous as it contains mercury (mercurial diuretic).
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