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…
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
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
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.
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
Storage Room 0010
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Tube shows minor wear along edges, yellowed, surface grime and minor stains; metal cap and ends show minor corrosion
"About the Ministry," Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
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.
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."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
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.
"Pituitrin," Wikipedia. February 17 2014.
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
Solution injected intravenously; increases blood pressure; induce labour; treats post-partum hemorrhage; Extract of posterior lobe of pituitary gland; contains posterior pituitary hormones: oxytocin and vasopressin; vasopressin contricts blood vessels, which is how it treats hemorrhages