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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
009042003 a-d
Description
Brown pressboard and metal cylindrical laboratory samples mailing tube with screw cap lid (a-b) containing clear glass vial (c) with a pair of long wood sticks and white cotton padded tips held in place with white cotton wadding; one piece paper leaflet (d) provides details about diagnosis of dipht…
Accession Number
009042003 a-d
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Serodiagnosis
Diphtheria
Public Health
Description
Brown pressboard and metal cylindrical laboratory samples mailing tube with screw cap lid (a-b) containing clear glass vial (c) with a pair of long wood sticks and white cotton padded tips held in place with white cotton wadding; one piece paper leaflet (d) provides details about diagnosis of diphtheria and patient details;
tube with brown paper label with pre-printed address and designated ‘D’ for diphtheria sample inside, space for a 2 cent postage stamp.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm.
b - cap - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
c - vial - Size: Length x Diam.
d - leaflet - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 9.3 cm
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin who is a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
Department of Health of Ontario
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Dated by price of postage stamp
Material
metal: grey
paper: brown
glass: clear
wood: tan
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on tube: "LABORATORIES, // Dept. of Health of Ontario, // Parliament Buildings, // Queen's Park, // TORONTO. // D // Place // 2 Cent // Stamp // Here"; printed on leaflet: “Department of Health of Ontario // DIPHTHERIA DIAGNOSIS // Directions for Collecting Specimens // IMPORTANT – Release swabs should be taken from nose and throat
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Condition Remarks
Tube shows minor wear along edges, yellowed, surface grime and minor stains; metal cap and ends show minor corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"About the Ministry," Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Research Facts
The Department of Health of Ontario (as is printed on the label) was previously known as the Provincial Board of Health of Ontario which was created by the Public Health Act of 1882. The Provincial Board of Health name was changed in 1925 while the Department of Health name was changed to the Ministry of Health in 1971 and then again to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1999.
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pituitrin ampoule

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
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Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Pituitary Hormones, Posterior
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- pituitary -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – cardboard box – Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b – glass ampoule – Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Donated to museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on similar items in collection
Material
cardboard: white
glass: clear
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on box: "1 CC. Size GLASEPTIC AMPOULE NO. 16 // PITUITRIN (For Obstetrical Use) // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Trade-mark Reg. Canada // 10 INTERNATIONAL UNITS"; manufacturer's marks on sides of box: "Pituitrin is the original Solution of Pitu- // itary developed in our Research Labora- // tories - very low in protein content. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A." and "Each ampoule contains sufficient // excess to permit withdrawal and // administration of 1 cc." and "Contains Chloretone (Chlorobutanol) // (Cholorform derivative) 0.5% as // a preservative."; Parke, Davis & Co. logo on both ends of box; manufacturer's marks printed on glass vial: "1CC. SIZE No. 16 // PITUITRIN // (Obstetrical) // 10 Units // C1823L // Parke, Davis & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box is slightly worn, particularly around edges and ends; glass ampoule is in excellent condition though, unused; some surface grime. One of the small flaps from the box has come off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Pituitrin," Wikipedia. February 17 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Product is an extract of bovine posterior pituitary glands; previously used in obestetrics but has since been replaced by purer preparations; used for induction of labour and treatment of post-partum hemorrhage
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