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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
000001082
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference; overlaid with another, smaller paper label; contains a tube of rolled paper that surrounds nine sealed (glass?) tubes of liquid.
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Accession Number
000001082
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccines
Vaccination -- instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- vaccines -- container
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference; overlaid with another, smaller paper label; contains a tube of rolled paper that surrounds nine sealed (glass?) tubes of liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Label gives Sept. 9, 1910 as a "best before" date.
Material
glass: amber
paper: red; yellow; black
wood: light brown
Inscriptions
"TEN TUBES // VACCINE (GLYCERINATED) // WITH SCARIFYING NEEDLE // PHYSIOLOGICALLY AND BACTERIOLOGICALLY TESTED // CAUTION--Keep the package below [illeg.] 0°F. if possible; summer tem- // perature will rapidly weaken vaccine. // We would recommend that this product be returned after SEPT - 9 - 1910 [stamped] // to be replaced with fresh product. This vaccine will, however, retain its potency for // a much longer period, if kept under proper conditions. // Note directions enclosed before using the vaccine. // LICENSE No. 1, issued to Parke, Davis by the Secretary of the Treasury, // U.S.A., under provision of Act approved July 1, 1902. // 014472 - P // PREPARED IN THE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES OF // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A. // [illeg.] N LABORATOR [illeg.] WALKERVILLE, Ontario. // [illeg.] AL. Quebec. [illeg.] NOON, England."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Wooden container is in good shape; labels and yellowed, torn, abraded, and wrinkled and are missing pieces
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000.
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animal vaccine injector kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4068
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
000001275 a-g
Description
Kit consists of (a) a cardboard box and (b) its lid, (c) the injector syringe: a metal barrel with a needle tip; inside the barrel is a spring-loaded plunger to push the pellet through the needle; spring is coiled and sprung by means of a metal knob on the side of the barrel that moves through a ho…
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Accession Number
000001275 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccines
Veterinary Drugs
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Vaccination
MM= Drugs -- vaccines -- container
MM= Injections -- accessories
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Kit consists of (a) a cardboard box and (b) its lid, (c) the injector syringe: a metal barrel with a needle tip; inside the barrel is a spring-loaded plunger to push the pellet through the needle; spring is coiled and sprung by means of a metal knob on the side of the barrel that moves through a hole cut in the barrel for that purpose; (d) a metal tube that serves as a cap for the needle, (e) a cylindrical plastic vial, stopped with a cork and wrapped in a paper label with one pellet inside, (f) a paper notice, and (g) an instruction leaflet; box is lined with crumpled tissue paper that has not been given an accession number.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - box lid - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
c - syringe - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
d - cap - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
f - notice - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 4.1 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 10.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cork: brown
paper: white; beige; black; blue
metal: silver
cardboard: brown; grey
plastic: translucent yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom: "MADE IN U.S.A. [stamped]"; (b) left side: "Animal Vaccine // INJECTOR // Syringe No. 17 // C779206 [stamped] // PARKE DAVIS & CO [engraved]"; (e) "BLACKLEG VACCINE // SINGLE Dose: 1 Oid. // Use // before June 1935 // C691502 // PARKE, DAVIS & Co."; (f) "NOTICE // When the syringe was packed it was examined and // found to be in perfect order, and should reach you // in that condition. We cannot, therefore, hold our- // selves resposible for any injury which may occur // to the instrument after its receipt. We do not // accept any syringe for credit or exchange after it // has been used. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Ltd."; (g) "How to Use the Animal // Vaccine Injector // [text follows] // TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION // [text follws] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row D
Condition Remarks
Water mark on box bottom and bottom edge of box top; corners of box top scuffed, dented; no corrosion on syringe or cap; paper label on vial yellowing; vial lip broken, with a piece missing; cork still fits securely; paper leaflets are yellowed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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hollow-pointed vaccination lancet

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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.222.4
Description
A metal hollow-pointed blade swivels on a rivet between two ridged handle pieces made from horn.
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Accession Number
1969.222.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A metal hollow-pointed blade swivels on a rivet between two ridged handle pieces made from horn.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Charrière
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Material
metal: grey
shell: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped inscription: "Charriere"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
On loan to Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, for exhibit on Health and Disease in Brooklyn L-2019-2 22 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2022.
Length
9.3 cm
Width
1.02 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: No active corrosion on blade; black discolouration over approx. 50% of surface; no major cracks in handle; minor orange deposits on handle near pivot point; parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine tubes

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6030
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
Description
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
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Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
rubber plug
tube of vaccine - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 mm
case - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Diam. 1,5 cm
cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: yellowish, translucent
metal: grey
rubber: brown
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 3 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 226c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Temporary Location
With Research Group 5 Dec 2017
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
For smallpox vaccination.
Exhibit History
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine phial

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6032
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
Description
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
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Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
tube - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
tube lid
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
tube
needle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: light brown
glass: amber
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 10 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 231c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (c).
Condition Remarks
Rubber plug broken off in phial; contents not accessible.
Copy Type
Original
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glycerated vaccine virus

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14730
Dates
1935
1939
circa 1935-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1997.3.2 a-b
Description
Empty rectangular cream cardboard box.
Accession Number
1997.3.2 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Empty rectangular cream cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Penny Ecclestone; belonged to her father, Dr. Leland W. C. Sturgeon (1905-78).
Maker
Connaught Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
1939
circa 1935-1939
Material
cardboard: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
On box: “2 TUBES // VACCINE VIRUS, GLYCERINATED // Canadian // Licence // No. 3 // Connaught Laboratories, University of Toronto // NOT TO BE SOLD // Distributed FREE by the Department of Health, Ontario //KEEP IN REFRIGERATOR // If kept in a temperature below 5’C (41’F), this vaccine will retains its // potency until AUG 27 1939 Lot 380-2”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Length
9.0 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Depth
1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Dr. Sturgeon graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1930; he was in private practice from 1931 to 1940, at which time he joined the RCAF as a medical officer; in 1945, he went into Public Health in Welland, Ont., where he was Medical Officer of Health until his retirement in 1973.
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