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Dates
1963
1973
circa 1963-1973
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004015001
Description
Sealed rectangular plastic and paper sterile package containing an orange and red rubber foley 30cc #20 catheter within an original manufacturer's yellow paper sleeve.
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Accession Number
004015001
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Urinary catheterization
Description
Sealed rectangular plastic and paper sterile package containing an orange and red rubber foley 30cc #20 catheter within an original manufacturer's yellow paper sleeve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Martin T. Jeremias to the University of Alberta and its Library; then donated to the museum via Dr. Merrill Distad
Maker
Akron Catheter Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
1973
circa 1963-1973
Date Remarks
Date based on patent number
Material
plastic: clear
paper: cream, yellow, blue
ink: black
rubber: orange, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the paper sleeve: “STERILE // AKRON FOLEY CATHETER // Sterility Not Guaranteed If Package Is Damaged Or Broken // Akron Catheter, Inc. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A 44313 // 20 Fr – 30cc // CAT. No. 8500 NV-S // CONTINUOUS IRRIGATION // CODE No. 3-C // LOT NO. 81-C”; printed on catheter: “Akron Foley // 30CC 20”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 50.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging creased; slight water staining on bottom of package
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Foley catheter." Wikipedia. 2011. Wikipedia. 06 June 2011
Research Facts
As of Sept. 21, 1999, appraisal value for entire 700+ item collection, not all pieces kept, is $49,206.00; Akron Ohio was considered the rubber capital of the USA during the 1940s – 1970s and was home to many rubber manufacturing plants; foley catheters have two lumen, one lumen is open at both ends, and allows urine to drain out into a collection bag, the other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip; the balloon is inflated with sterile saline when it lies inside the bladder, in order to stop it from slipping out.
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