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medicine droppers

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037161 a-e
Description
A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flatten…
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Accession Number
997037161 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Description
A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flattened point with a small hole in the centre; the top of the dropper has a larger, lipped opening over which a black rubber bulb is fitted; the bulb has one open, lipped end and a closed, rounded top
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
The Richards Glass Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto; Montreal
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Similar item found in 1964 catalogue
Material
rubber: black
glass: clear
cardboard: white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box top: "ONE DOZEN // MEDICINE DROPPERS // Rigo Brand // MANUFACTURED BY // THE RICHARDS GLASS CO. LIMITED . TORONTO AND MONTREAL"; printed on front of box: "For Dispensing Eye Prescriptions // Use Rigo Eye Rx [the 'x' made by a slash through the leg of the 'R'] Bottles // Individually Cartoned Complete With Droppers"; printed on box ends: " "Rigo" "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Box shows slight water staining on top; rubber bulbs are cracked but are still soft and pliable; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply," AHSC Ltd., Toronto, ca 1964 (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up a…
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Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Aerosols
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up and lot number stamped in black ink; top section of can is white and grey metal dome with circular depression and white plastic tipped nozzle extending from top; cap has molded concentric circles on top and hollow interior with cylindrical nozzle guard extending downward from top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – aerosol can – Length 15.2 cm Diameter 6.7 cm
b – cap – Length 4.7 cm Diameter 6.5 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1967); expiration date May 14 1970 (aerosol shelf life 2-3 years)
Material
paper: cream
ink: navy, blue, turquoise, black
metal: grey, white
plastic: cream, white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MEDI-KLEEN // MINT // Aerosol // AIR DEODORANT // and SANITIZER // DESODORISANT ET // ASSAINISSEUR D’AIR // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL // WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // MEDI-KLEEN is recommended for the // Hospital room, ward, physician’s office, // sickroom or washroom. Medi-Kleen elimi- // nates odour by chemical neutralization or // emulsification. Does not result in paralysis // of the sense of smell. The combination of // glycols plus Benzethonium Chloride when // converted to a mist serves to minimize air // borne cross-infection by physical and // chemical action. // Directions for use as an Air // Deodorant and Sanitizer: Remove // cap. Press button with nozzle directed away // from you. Direct spray upward. Distribute // the spray evenly to all parts of the room. // Allow about 10 seconds of spray for every // 800 to 1000 cubic feet of space. // CONTAINS: // Benzethonium Chloride 0.2% // Triethylene Glycol 3.46% // Propylene Glycol 2.59% // Inert Ingredients (Solvent // Aromatics Propellant etc.) 93.75% // CAUTION: // KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE // As contents are under pressure do not // puncture or throw into fire or incinerator. // Do not spray closer than two to three // feet from any surface. // CONTENTS: 11 oz. net weight”; stamped on label in blue ink: “MAY 14 1970”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) // 27DQ”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of label; major fading of expiry dates on cap; minor corrosion all over metal pieces.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments, 1959.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Medi-Kleen was marketed by Ingram & Bell as an air deodorant and sanitizer designed to freshen air, kill germs, and limit cross infection in hospitals, doctors offices, washrooms and even in homes; contained Benzethonium Chloride, Triethylene Glycol and Ammonia Antiseptic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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automatic topical dispenser

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1421
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
993004029
Description
Automatic topical medical dispenser made of frosted molded glass has stainless steel cap with flip-up lid; lid opens to a sloped center with small opening; unable to remove lid but appears to be a metal apparatus for raising objects inside; catalogue description reads: "Automatic topical medical di…
Accession Number
993004029
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Disinfection
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
Automatic topical medical dispenser made of frosted molded glass has stainless steel cap with flip-up lid; lid opens to a sloped center with small opening; unable to remove lid but appears to be a metal apparatus for raising objects inside; catalogue description reads: "Automatic topical medical dispenser -- fluid never exposed until used. Light pressure of applicator or sponge on despensing disk pumps fluid to surface. No caps to remove and replace -- no need to touch bottle. Airtight check valve in stainless steel pump unit eliminates evaporation and contamination over long periods, yet is always ready for instant use."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott; American Hospital Supply Catalogue order # 12040-020
Material
glass: frosted
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Raised design underneath: "2 OZ // .15 (A) 48 // U.S.A."; printed under lift-up cap: "MENDAUSA // STAINLESS // PAT. PEND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.0 cm. x Diam. : 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage; #3: some matter stuck to bottom; dirty
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
993004097 a-c
Description
Original two-piece yellow pasteboard box contains original glass eye pipette with rust coloured rubber bulb; pipette has angular tube with rounded end
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Accession Number
993004097 a-c
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Description
Original two-piece yellow pasteboard box contains original glass eye pipette with rust coloured
rubber bulb; pipette has angular tube with rounded end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
b - box sleeve - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
c - pipette - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Diam. 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Richards Glass Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
style of packaging and line drawing
Material
glass: clear
rubber: rust
pasteboard: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on all four sides of the box starting with drawing: FITTED WITH THE BEST // QUALITY
LARGE // SIZE NIPPLE // "RIGO" EYE PIPETTE // NOTE THE ROUND END //; "Round Ball Point will
not injure the eye. // Prescribed by all the Leading Eye Specialists."; "RICHARDS GLASS CO.,
Limited // TORONTO, CANADA // Everything the Druggist needs in Glass"; "Absolutely the Best
Dropper on the Market. // Don't take Chances with a Cheap Medicine Dropper. // Satisfaction
Guaranteed."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Box has one end open but attached; shows wear & grime; glass pipette has small traces of residue; #2: box was dusty, and the paper in one corner of the box had been torn, 0.7 cm x 0.6 cm; #3: rubber is stiff; glass is dirty; #4: rubber requires special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
993004098
Description
Clear glass eye pipette with deteriorated rubber bulb squashed semi-flat has several medicinal residue stains inside tubing; similar to #993.004.097
Accession Number
993004098
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Description
Clear glass eye pipette with deteriorated rubber bulb squashed semi-flat has several medicinal residue stains inside tubing; similar to #993.004.097
Number Of Parts
1
Part Names
a - pipette - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
b - pipette + bulb - Size: Length 10.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
deterioration of rubber bulb
Material
glass: clear
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Rubber deteriorated; #2: rubber has melted and is sticking to glass; #3: severe rubber damage.
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Pro-Air bronchodilator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3978
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
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Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Aerosols
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.1 cm
b - inhaler - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
d - cylinder - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Date Remarks
Expiry date given on item is FE 91
Material
cardboard: cream; red;black
plastic: red; white
paper: red; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) // Front: "PARKE-DAVIS // Pr // DIN 846414 // Pro-Air* // Procaterol Hydrochloride Hemihydrate Inhalation Aerosol // 10 mcg/metered dose (actuation) // BRONCHODILATOR // Contents under pressure. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves // or other sources of heat. Do not puncture, incinerate or store at temperatures // over 30° C. // 200 metered doses // Physician Evaluation Package"; top: "SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. // Dosage: Adults and adolescents over 12 years: maintenance dose for control of // chronic asthma is 20 mcg (two mcg inhalations or actuations) 3 times a day. // To prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, a single dose of 20 mcg 15 minutes // before exertion. // PHARMACIST: Dispense with enclosed patient's directions leaflet. Product // Monograph available on request. // Store at controlled room temperature (15–30° C). // *T.M./M de comm. Warner-Lambert Company // Parke-Davis Div, Warner-Lambert Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // Scarborough, Ontario, M1L 2N3"; right side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air*"; left side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air* // (L) 90775 EXP FE 91 [stamped]"; back: information from front translated into French; bottom: information from top translated into French; (b) "Pro-Air // SHAKE WELL // BEFORE USE // BIEN AGITER // AVANT L'EMPLOI // PARKE-DAVIS"; (d) label contains repetition of text on box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Condition Remarks
Box slightly yellowed, ends creased where box has been opened; no apparent problems with the inhaler or its parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Liebreich's eyedrop

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5693
Dates
1900
1918
circa 1900-1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
1968.2.1 a-c
Description
A small glass bottle (a) in the shape of a Florence flask; one-holed cork with glass tubing in place; fits in a cylindrical cardboard box (b, c) with a label on top.
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Accession Number
1968.2.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmic Solutions
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Description
A small glass bottle (a) in the shape of a Florence flask; one-holed cork with glass tubing in place; fits in a cylindrical cardboard box (b, c) with a label on top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - container bottom - Length 6.2 cm x Diam.4.5 cm
c - container top - Length 4.0 cm x Diam.4.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A. A. Track.
Maker
S. Maw Son and Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1918
circa 1900-1918
Date Remarks
Seee reference
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
cardboard: black; white
Inscriptions
On label: "EYE DROP // BOTTLE" around the outer circle; inside that, "S. MAW SON & SONS" // TRADE MARK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/people/cp110869/s-maw-son-sons-limited
Research Facts
1901/3-1918 - on retirement of John Thompson, S. Maw Son & Thompson renamed S Maw, Son & Sons, 7-12 Aldersgate, London
German ophthalmologist Richard Liebreich (30 June 1830 – 19 January 1917). In 1853 he earned his doctorate at Halle, and from 1854 until 1862 was an assistant to Albrecht von Graefe (1828-1870) in Berlin. He subsequently practiced medicine in Paris (from 1862) and London (from 1870), where he was head of ophthalmology at St. Thomas Hospital. He later retired from medicine and moved back to Paris, where he worked as a sculptor and painter.
In 1863 he published the highly acclaimed Atlas des Ophthalmoscopie, an atlas dedicated to the subject of ophthalmoscopy. He also designed a popular model of ophthalmoscope called the "Liebreich ophthalmoscope".[2] He was interested in the pathological changes of the eye as viewed through the ophthalmoscope, and in 1859 provided a classic description of ocular changes in Bright's disease.
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