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neptal 3% ampoule

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
997037481
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
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Accession Number
997037481
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Poulenc Freres
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Ampoule reads, "NEPTAL 3% // Ampoule 1½ cc. // POULENC FRERES // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: - https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.4526.530 - https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/add9/4317fdd44f704cc2cf0cd045f2e1c65a42ab.pdf - https://www.ndrugs.com/?s=neptal
Research Facts
This can be taken both intravenously or with an intramuscular injection. It works as a diuretic (increases urine production) and helps with hypertension. It is effective, but very dangerous as it contains mercury (mercurial diuretic).
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suppository mould

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1934.8.9
Description
Brass suppository mould, composed of three hinged pieces.
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Accession Number
1934.8.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding
Administration, Rectal, Suppositories
Description
Brass suppository mould, composed of three hinged pieces.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. W.H. Brydon of Brampton, Ont; owned and used by Dr. Charles Robinson.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c"
Material
metal: brownish-grey
Inscriptions
Inscribed with a "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.2 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
The hinged catch secures and holds the mould together; makes 12 suppositories.
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