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Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Dermatology
Accession Number
006033018
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Protecto-Derm (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured cream; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper labe…
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Accession Number
006033018
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Dermatology
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Protecto-Derm (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured cream; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information 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 with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, 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
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “7” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell banner font discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “PROTECTO-DERM // (I & B) // SILICONE CREAM WITH HEXACHLOROPHENE // Contains // Silicone 20% // Hexachlorophene 0.5% // in vanishing cream base. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label: “4 FL. OZ // (L) 822283”; embossed on bottom: “D 7 // 3 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling on label; minor area of loss to top proper right corner of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
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
Protecto-Derm is a barrier cream with a silicone base and hexachlorophene; Ingram & Bell marketed the cream as a vanishing protective barrier treatment for skin irritation caused by bedsores, dermatitis, rashes, and lesions.
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 jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “7” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell banner script, signify it was produced in either 1957 or 1967.
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Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer

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Dates
1975
1993
circa 1975 - 1993
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004009
Description
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left…
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Accession Number
012004009
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Home Health
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Pharmacy
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left and proper right sides, lot number on bottom and directions on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Organon Inc.
Site Made (City)
West Orange
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1975
1993
circa 1975 - 1993
Date Remarks
Tempa-Dot trademark filed by Organon Inc. in 1975; originally accessioned in 1993
Material
paper: white
ink: green, navy
plastic: clear, white
Inscriptions
Printed of front of box: “Reorder No. 970P // H 0052-000970 // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // Fahrenheit Scale // Contents: 20 Thermometers”; printed on proper left side of box: “AVOID EXTREMES OF HUMIDITY AND // STORE AT CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE. // Organon // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // BREAK UP // AND DOWN // AND THEN // PULL // Fº // Manufactured for: Organon Inc. West Orange, New Jersey 07052”; printed on proper right side of box: “BREAK UP // AND DOWN // AND THEN // PULL // Fº // This example reads 98.6ºF.”; printed on top of box: “20 UNITS // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // Fahrenheit Scale”; printed on bottom of box: “Organon // © 1975 // Organon Inc. // West Orange, N. J. 07052”; stamped into bottom of box: “A 0 6 2 5 6 1”; printed on back of box: “DIRECTIONS FOR USE – Follow Exactly // 1. OPENING OF THERMOMETER // (a) Hold dispenser case firmly with fist // of one hand. Handle end should point // toward you. // (b) Grasp handle end with thumb and // forefinger of other hand, and // (c) Break handle seal up and down. // (d) Then pull handle firmly and steadily // toward you to remove thermometer. // (Pull handle straight out, avoiding side // to side or up and down motion). // 2. PLACEMENT OF THERMOMETER // (a) Insert thermometer UNDER EITHER // SIDE OF TONGUE AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE. // (b) Grip thermometer with teeth as close to // handle as possible. // (c) Press tongue downward on thermo- // meter and tightly close mouth. // (d) Keep thermometer in mouth a minimum // of 30 seconds. // 3. READ RESULTS // (a) The last dot to completely change color // from white to dark green indicates // temperature. (See example on side of // box).”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
10.1 cm
Width
6.2 cm
Depth
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like newstill sealed
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Bellis, Mary. “The History of the Thermometer.” ThoughtCo, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“Tempa-DOT™ – Sterile.” Medical Indicators, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“TEMPA-DOT Trademark Information.” Tradmarkia, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Research Facts
Thermometers have a long history of medical use; temperature first linked to illness in 1700s and the first practical medical thermometer invented by Sir Thomas Allbutt in 1867.
Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometers use chemical indicators that are activated by heat to measure temperature; disposable thermometers generate more waste than traditional thermometers, but can also be more sanitary and limit the spread of germs between patients.
The Tempa-Dot trademark was first filed filed by Organon Inc. in 1975 and has since been used by 3M and Medical Indicators.
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