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Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators

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Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d)…
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Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Silver Nitrate -- therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
MM= Administration Drug, Topical -- applicator
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d) and irregular cylinder wax paper bundle (f); base of container has circular push up; interior sides covered with paper product label and instructions; mold line on side from base to top; bottom of stopper inserted into top of tube; top of stopper is flat with a small triangular projection and four concentric circles on exterior surface; applicator sticks are thin and have one black tip
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – container – Length 17.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
b – cap – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
c – label – Length 15.1 cm Width 9.9 cm
d – instructions – Length 14.1 cm Width 10.8 cm
e – applicators – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 0.2 cm
f – wax bundle - – Length 1.7 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Rugby Laboratories, INC.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Date Remarks
Website of Rugby Laboratories claims over 40 years of history; end date year originally accessioned
Material
plastic: amber, white
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label in black ink: “NDC# 0536-0930-01 // RUGBY // SILVER NITRATE // APPLICATORS // 6 inch, 100s // Silver Nitrate 75% // Potassium Nitrate 25% // A convenient method of applying // Silver Nitrate to affected area. // POISON // ANTIDOTE // EXTERNAL – wash with water, then // salt solution. // INTERNAL – give copious drafts of // table salt in water, followed by an emetic // (tablespoon of mustard in a tumbler of // warm water). Then administer a dose of // magnesium sulphate (Epsom Salts) and // follow with milk, raw egg, or boiled starch. // CALL PHYSICIAN // CAUTION – Continuous use of Silver // Nitrate may be the cause of permanent // discolouration at the site of application. // Keep container closed when not in use. // Distributed by // RUGBY LABORATORIES, INC. // ROCKVILLE CENTER // NEW YORK, N. Y. 11570 // POISON // The efficiency of the Silver Nitrate applicator is not // impaired when tip darkens. // Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription. // Used by Physician where escharotic and germicidal action is desired // DIRECTIONS: Moisten medicated tip with distilled water and // apply. One applicator usually sufficient for one application”; stamped on bottom of label in black ink: “1014”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Small dark spots of discolouration all over paper; major yellowing of label at bottom; large presence of black particulate on interior of tube; large ans small dark spots all over paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Silver Nittrate.” RxList, WebMD LLC, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Silver nitrate used on burns and wounds to prevent infections and is an antiseptic wound cauteriser; it can be harmful if exposed to large doses; the label has a “Poison” warning along with antidote information.
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