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Somnoforme ampoule

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
010020093
Description
Somnoforme anaesthetic ampoule; closed glass ampoule with rounded bottom, then tapering to thin, pointed closed end; blue paper label printed with black ink stating product name affixed to middle of ampoule; orange liquid inside
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Accession Number
010020093
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Somnoforme anaesthetic ampoule; closed glass ampoule with rounded bottom, then tapering to thin, pointed closed end; blue paper label printed with black ink stating product name affixed to middle of ampoule; orange liquid inside
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
glass: clear
paper: blue
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: ""LE "SOEMNOFORME" // ou "SOMNOFORME" (DEPOSE)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label torn at top left
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Dental Materia Medica and Therapeutics", Herman Prinz, 1913, p. 315; "'Somnoform' a New Aid to Surgery.", New York Times, June 4, 1904
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. James E. Biggar from Burlington, Ontario; he received it from an elderly dentist from Simcoe County; Somnoform was a general anaesthetic made from 60 parts ethyl chloride, 35 parts methyl chloride, and 5 parts ethyl bromide; it was invented by Georges Rolland, director of the dental school at Bordeaux, in 1901; the anaesthetic had a very low boiling point, and turned to gas immediately upon contact with air; it had to be used with a special inhaler or, originally, with a piece of cloth with paper and cotton batting inside; one of its virtues was the fact that a patients breathing stopped before their heart stopped beating, so dentists could monitor their patients breathing in case of problems; it was claimed to be better for minor surgery than nitrous oxide because of its longer anaesthetic time, and better to use before ether or chloroform; while the instructions claimed it was the safest of all anaesthetics, a few deaths did occur, and its use was fairly short-lived
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Dates
1953
circa 1953
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1997.2.8
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with no neck and a large metal screw-on lid that is slightly wider than the bottle; has a paper label; contains powder.
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Accession Number
1997.2.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Antibiotics
MM= Drugs -- anti-biotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with no neck and a large metal screw-on lid that is slightly wider than the bottle; has a paper label; contains powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H.B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
American Cyanamid Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1953
circa 1953
Material
glass: translucent beige
metal: yellow
paper: off-white; yellow; black
ink: black; red
organic matter
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Lederle [cursive] // AUREOMYCIN // Hydrochloride // CRYSTALLINE // SPEROIDS // Dispersible Powder // Contains Aureomycin HCl 50 mg"; printed at an angle over the above: "Complimentary"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Lid and label discoloured from age; contents stable.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This antibiotic was introduced in 1953; it was considered, at the time, useful for both bacterial and viral infections.
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