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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005004
Description
A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; on the left is a cylindrical graduated pill counter, with a plastic lid, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill container.
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Accession Number
995005004
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; on the left is a cylindrical graduated pill counter, with a plastic lid, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Novopharm
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
plastic: cream; clear
Inscriptions
Printed on the tray of the pill counter in green ink is "novopharm [in italics]" and an illustrated pill bottle with an "n" inside it (company logo); embossed on the cylindrical graduated pill counter lid, upside down: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10"; with markings lines and half-lines; embossed on the back: "DO NOT WASH IN VERY HOT // WATER OR KEEP NEAR HEAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.3 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Appears to have never been used; surface does not have any scratches or marks; artefact arrived covered in dust but has now been cleaned.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Images
Less detail
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005005
Description
A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; on the left is a cylindrical graduated pill counter, with a plastic lid, ending in a spout at one end for dispensing into a pill container.
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Accession Number
995005005
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; on the left is a cylindrical graduated pill counter, with a plastic lid, ending in a spout at one end for dispensing into a pill container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Novopharm
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
plastic: cream; clear
Inscriptions
Printed on the tray of the pill counter in green ink is "novopharm [in italics]" and an illustrated pill bottle with an "n" inside it (company logo); embossed on the cylindrical graduated pill counter lid, upside down: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10"; with markings lines and half-lines; embossed on the back: "DO NOT WASH IN VERY HOT // WATER OR KEEP NEAR HEAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.3 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Appears to have never been used; surface does not have any scratches or marks; artefact arrived covered in dust but has now been cleaned.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Images
Less detail
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005017
Description
A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; on the left is a cylindrical graduated pill counter, with a flip lid, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill container; likely a promo…
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Accession Number
995005017
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; on the left is a cylindrical graduated pill counter, with a flip lid, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill container; likely a promotional item.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
plastic: turquoise; clear
Inscriptions
Printed on the tray of the pill counter in white in a circular pattern beginning at top of circle: "SANITARY"; then beginning from top left going counterclockwise: "COUNTING TRAY"; inside the circle is "Abbott" on a white hexagon; embossed on the graduated cylinder upside down is: "10 // 9 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 2 // 1"with lines marking each measure and half measure in between; embossed on base: "PAT. 2,530,009 [underlined] // DO NOT WASH IN VERY HOT // WATER OR KEEP NEAR HEAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 14.9 cm x Depth cm
Condition Remarks
Artefact arrived dusty; surface of tray has deep scratches possibly indicating heavy use; some chipping of edges has occurred; plastic has yellowed with age.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Research Facts
Promotional item
Images
Less detail
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005018
Description
(a) A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; (b) on the left is a slot pill counter, detachable and rectangular with angled sides, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill conta…
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Accession Number
995005018
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; (b) on the left is a slot pill counter, detachable and rectangular with angled sides, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill container; likely a promotional item.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tray - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - counter - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Akryl Industries Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
plastic: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on the tray of the pill counter in white along bottom edge: "[company logo: an A with a crossline on the right leg, making a small x] // APOTEX INC."; embossed on bottom of tray: "AKRYL INDUSTRIES INC. // MADE IN CANADA // PATENT PENDING
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Condition Remarks
Artefact arrived dusty; appears to be new, without any scratches or other signs of wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Research Facts
Promotional item
Images
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Mandl's Pigment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9567
Dates
1907
circa 1907
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005022
Description
Oblong glass bottle, filled 4/5 full of red liquid (Mandl's Pigment); bottle has ten-sided concave taper to slender neck and white plastic cap (not removed for safety reasons); bottom of bottle slightly convex and solid; paper label affixed to front side, with red warning stripe and symbol of gradu…
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Accession Number
995005022
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Dyes
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Oblong glass bottle, filled 4/5 full of red liquid (Mandl's Pigment); bottle has ten-sided concave taper to slender neck and white plastic cap (not removed for safety reasons); bottom of bottle slightly convex and solid; paper label affixed to front side, with red warning stripe and symbol of graduated cylinder in front of mortar and pestle, on a blue sphere.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1907
circa 1907
Date Remarks
First plastic produced in 1907
Material
plastic: white
glass: clear
paper: off-white; red; blue
liquid contents: dark red
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle bottom: three symbols: a triangle, a square, and a diamond shape with a dot in the centre; on side: embossed lines and measuring marks; and // 1 // 1 // CC // 40 // 20"; printed label says, "Mandl's Pigment // POISON // WALLACE'S DRUG STORE LTD. // PHONE // 354-3321 // NAPANEE, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is peeling and moisture-stained; inside of bottle is heavily stained; bottle is in good shape, no scratches, excellent structural integrity. CAUTION: POISON.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Drugstores sold dyes, some of which could be quite toxic.
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dropper and bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9670
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005052
Description
Plastic dropper with rubber bulb and screw-on cap to fit to bottle; dropper pipette is plastic and is graduated; dropper cannot be removed; glass bottle is flat-bottomed with curved walls and rounded shoulders; neck is threaded for screw cap; a small amount of an orange-brown liquid is present in b…
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Accession Number
995005052
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Plastic dropper with rubber bulb and screw-on cap to fit to bottle; dropper pipette is plastic and is graduated; dropper cannot be removed; glass bottle is flat-bottomed with curved walls and rounded shoulders; neck is threaded for screw cap; a small amount of an orange-brown liquid is present in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
plastic: white; clear
rubber: orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on dropper in black ink: ".6 // – // cc // – // .3"; printed on glass bottle in black is "H2O [the 2 subscripted]" surrounded by a single-line border; embossed on bottle: "9 [figure made up of a vertical oval with a diamond shape overlaid with two tiny circles inside] 5 // 9"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 9.8 cm x Diam. 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is in good condition; rubber bulb is in poor condition and is shrunken and misshapen.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 245 (similar to item #5H-497) and p. 246 (similar to item #5H-535-1) (see attached photocopies); CD #9
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Lubra-Septol sterile water soluble lubricant

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9674
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005063 a-c
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
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Accession Number
995005063 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Lubrication
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - lubricant tube - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on reference publication date
Material
plastic: black
ink: blue; red
cardboard: blue
metal: silver; white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box face: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL [red ink] // HARTZ [blue ink] // A STERILE // WATER // SOLUBLE // (FAT FREE) // LUBRICANT // — // THE // J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // Trade Mark // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // Toronto // Montreal // Halifax // Hamilton"; the box face is illustrated with two interlocking hearts (the Hartz Co. logo) and text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the right hand face in blue ink: "A STERILE LUBRICATING JELLY // Uniform and water-soluble. // Spreads quickly and evenly, facilitating the lubrication of catheters, colon and rectal tubes, speculae, sounds, rectal and vaginal nozzles."; printed in blue ink on the back face: "A // Practical // and // Economical // Lubricant. // Uniform // Greaseless // Emollient // Assists Following Medication // Net Weight // 1040 Grains // Control No. // 24311 // Filled by // 19 26"; all text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the left hand face of the box: "NON-GREASY, NON-CORROSIVE AND // NON-IRRITATING // Will not injure metal surgical instruments nor destroy // rubber or web catheters. // Does not stain hands or linen and is emollient to mucous membrane"; printed on a label affixed to same area: "NEW // FORMULA"; printed on top and bottom flap of box: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL (HARTZ)"; printed on top flap edge: "This Package and // Contents // Made in Canada"; printed on face of lubricant tube: "LUBRA - // SEPTOL // A // STERILE // WATER SOLUBLE // SURGICAL // LUBRICANT"; face is illustrated with a double band of blue and a crest on which is printed "TORONTO // HALIFAX // MONTREAL // THE // J.F. // HARTZ // CO. // LIMITED"; printed on the back face: "HARTZ LUBRA-SEPTOL IS // THE IDEAL LUBRICANT FOR: // . CATHETERS // . COLON & RECTAL TUBES // . SPECULAE // . SOUNDS // .RECTAL & VAGINAL // NOZZLES // MANUFACTURED BY // THE // J.F. HARTZ COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL & HALIFAX // PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL // SUPPLIES // NET WEIGHT 1040 GRAINS"; back face is illustrated with a double band of blue with two white hearts.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
The box has discoloured slightly with age; metal tube shows signs of use: tube is not full, and there are compression marks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 151 (similar to item #2H-139A)
Research Facts
The lubricant is sterilized, viscosity adjusted, water soluble, non-irritating and neutralized.
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Lubra-Septol sterile water soluble lubricant

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9675
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005064 a-c
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
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Accession Number
995005064 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Lubrication
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - lubricant tube - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on reference publication date
Material
plastic: black
ink: blue; red
cardboard: blue
metal: silver; white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box face: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL [red ink] // HARTZ [blue ink] // A STERILE // WATER // SOLUBLE // (FAT FREE) // LUBRICANT // — // THE // J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // Trade Mark // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // Toronto // Montreal // Halifax // Hamilton"; the box face is illustrated with two interlocking hearts (the Hartz Co. logo) and text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the right hand face in blue ink: "A STERILE LUBRICATING JELLY // Uniform and water-soluble. // Spreads quickly and evenly, facilitating the lubrication of catheters, colon and rectal tubes, speculae, sounds, rectal and vaginal nozzles."; printed in blue ink on the back face: "A // Practical // and // Economical // Lubricant. // Uniform // Greaseless // Emollient // Assists Following Medication // Net Weight // 1040 Grains // Control No. // 24311 // Filled by // 19 26"; all text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the left hand face of the box: "NON-GREASY, NON-CORROSIVE AND // NON-IRRITATING // Will not injure metal surgical instruments nor destroy // rubber or web catheters. // Does not stain hands or linen and is emollient to mucous membrane"; printed on a label affixed to same area: "NEW // FORMULA"; printed on top and bottom flap of box: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL (HARTZ)"; printed on top flap edge: "This Package and // Contents // Made in Canada"; printed on face of lubricant tube: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL // A // STERILE // WATER SOLUBLE // SURGICAL // LUBRICANT"; face is illustrated with a double band of blue and a crest on which is printed "TORONTO // HALIFAX // MONTREAL // THE // J.F. // HARTZ // CO. // LIMITED"; printed on the back face: "HARTZ LUBRA-SEPTOL IS // THE IDEAL LUBRICANT FOR: // . CATHETERS // . COLON & RECTAL TUBES // . SPECULAE // . SOUNDS // .RECTAL & VAGINAL // NOZZLES // MANUFACTURED BY // THE // J.F. HARTZ COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL & HALIFAX // PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL // SUPPLIES // NET WEIGHT 1040 GRAINS"; back face is illustrated with a double band of blue with two white hearts.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
The box has discoloured slightly with age; metal tube shows signs of use: tube is not full, and there are compression marks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 151 (similar to item #2H-139A)
Research Facts
The lubricant is sterilized, viscosity adjusted, water soluble, non-irritating and neutralized.
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xylocaine ampoules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9706
Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Description
(a) A rectangular cardboard box with a folding top; holds (b-m); printed label has a ten-pointed star on it; (b) rectangular sheet of paper with instructional information on xylocaine; folded in 8 sections; (c) rectangular cardboard holder made of two stacked rectangular boxes (three horizontal lay…
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Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
(a) A rectangular cardboard box with a folding top; holds (b-m); printed label has a ten-pointed star on it; (b) rectangular sheet of paper with instructional information on xylocaine; folded in 8 sections; (c) rectangular cardboard holder made of two stacked rectangular boxes (three horizontal layers) and pierced with ten circular holes that fit the xylocaine ampoules (d-m); a fold of cardboard secures the ampoules in place; (d-m) cylindrical glass ampoule, half-filled with clear liquid; bottom is flat, while the top tapers to a long neck and rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - box - Size - Length 9.9 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
b - instruction sheet - Size - Length 21.1 cm x Width 17.3 cm
c - holder - Size - Length 9.2 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
d - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
h - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Astra Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cooksville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Date Remarks
Xylocaine discovered in 1943; widely accepted by the 1950s.
Material
cardboard: blue; off-white
paper: tan; blue
glass: clear
xylocaine: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Illegible handwriting on lid; printed on side: "10 Ampules 2 cc size // XYLOCAINE® // HCP 2% // (Lidocaine Hydrochloride // Injection, U.S.P.) // AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION // WITHOUT EPINEPHRINE // MADE IN [inside ten-pointed star: ASTRA] CANADA // ASTRA // PHARMACEUTICALS (CANADA) LTD // TORONTO 18 *CAN PATENT NO 503 645 ONTARIO"; printed on top, vertically, facing left: "CAUTION: To be used only by or // on prescription of physician or // dentist. // Consult accompanying circular for // dosage details and directions for // use. // LOT 303."; printed on top, vertically, facing right: "Each cc. contains: // Xylocaine Hydrochloride // (Lidocaine // Hydrochloride) [series of '–'] 0.02 Gm. // Sodium Chloride [series of '–'] 0.006 Gm. // Methylparaben [series of '–'] 0.001 Gm. // Water for injections [series of '–'] q.s. ad 1 cc"; (b) printed on sheet, front page: "XYLOCAINE® HYDROCHLORIDE // (brand of Lidocaine [filled-in five-pointed star] U.S.P.) // AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION FOR LOCAL ANESTHESIA // PACKING // [packaging information listed] // INDICATIONS // [instructions for use listed] // *Canadian Patent No. 503.645 MADE IN CANADA"; second page: "XYLOCAINE DOSAGES // [dosages listed]"; third page: "TOPICAL USE // [use listed] // MAXIMUM DOSE // [dosage information listed]"; back page: "TREATMENT OF OVERDOSAGE // [treatments listed] // NOTES [usage notes listed] // AUTOCLAVING // [procedures listed] // S 50M—1-65 // ASTRA // PHARMACEUTICALS (CANADA) LTD. // COOKSVILLE, ONTARIO"; (d-m): printed on ampoule: "2 cc // XYLOCAINE HCL 2% // (Lidocaine Brand) // PLAIN SOLUTION // ASTRA // TORONTO 18, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
(a) Liquid stain on top surface; corners worn; (b) instruction sheet heavily creased, slightly discoloured; (c) slightly stained; (d-m) in good condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site (online pharmaceutical database)
Research Facts
Used as a local anaesthetic; still in use today
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005101
Description
Rectangular cardboard box, open at top, with adhesive labels on front and back; front paper label features text and insignia with two hearts; sides and bottom reinforced with customized packing paper tape, also with the two hearts trademark.
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Accession Number
995005101
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Lubrication
Physical Examination
Description
Rectangular cardboard box, open at top, with adhesive labels on front and back; front paper label features text and insignia with two hearts; sides and bottom reinforced with customized packing paper tape, also with the two hearts trademark.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Date based on catalogue
Material
paper: white; blue-grey; tan; red; dark blue
cardboard: light brown
Inscriptions
Front, printed label: "A // STERILE // WATER SOLUBLE // LUBRA // [two hearts] // SEPTOL // LUBRICATING // JELLY // MANUFACTURED BY // THE // J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // TORONTO AND MONTREAL"; back: printed label, torn: "SEP [illeg.] // LUBRICA [illeg.] // JELLY"; printed label: "NEW FORMULA [typewritten] // THE J.F. HARTZ CO. LIMITED // Pharmaceutical Manufacturers // HALIFAX TORONTO MONTREAL"; sides and back: paper packing tape, printed (repeats): "MERCHANDISE // ONLY // This parcel may be // opened for Postal // Inspection if neces- // sary. // The J.F. HARTZ CO., Limited // [two hearts] // TRADE // MARK // SICK ROOM // SUPPLIES // [two hearts] // TRADE // MARK // TORONTO MONTREAL HALIFAX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 14.7 cm x Width 10.6 cm x Depth 17.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box in good shape, but prior forceful opening ripped top, tearing one label and leaving part of the box top missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 151 (similar to item #2H-139) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Box for 995.005.063 and .064, but found separately; when accessioned, it held 995.005.102-.105; box originally contained item #2H-139, however the box and the lubricant were not found together.
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