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ergot aseptic vial

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009042009
Description
Semi-transparent amber glass vial with long narrow tip and cyclindrical base; cream paper label with black and red ink; full of liquid product.
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Accession Number
009042009
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis
Hemorrhage -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Semi-transparent amber glass vial with long narrow tip and cyclindrical base; cream paper label with black and red ink; full of liquid product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker, with a general Practice in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "1 CC. No. 29 // STERILIZED SOLUTIONS // ERGOT ASEPTIC // 1 CC. equal to 2 Gm. // (30 grs.) Ergot. // Chloretone, 0.005 Gm. (1-12 gr.) // C507719 // Parke, Davis & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 2
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor surface grime; label is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet: http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/lsd/lsd.htm https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-431/ergot
Research Facts
It was used to hasten child birth from the 1700s to the 1800s, by causing violent contractions of the uterus. It has since been discovered to be very dangerous and could be fatal. Ergot is a fungus that attacks rye. Ergot poisoning causes mental frenzy, hallucinations, and convulsions. Ergotism causing hysteria due to eating infected rye bread is one theory behind the Salem witch hunt. It was discovered to contains lysergic acid, from which LSD (powerful hallucinogen) is derived.
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mercuric iodide ampoule box

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
009042011 a-b
Description
White cardboard box with black ink (a) and full transparent glass ampoule of red mercuric iodide inside (b); ampoule is cylindrical with narrow tip and has paper label with black ink that wraps around
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Accession Number
009042011 a-b
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
White cardboard box with black ink (a) and full transparent glass ampoule of red mercuric iodide inside (b); ampoule is cylindrical with narrow tip and has paper label with black ink that wraps around
Number Of Parts
2
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
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on similar items in collection
Material
cardboard: white
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on cardboard box: "1 Cc. AMPOULE No. 10 // MERCURIC IODIDE, RED // 1% (AQUEOUS); manufacturer's marks printed on sides of box: "STERILIZED SOLUTION" and "PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A." and "GLASEPTIC AMPOULE"; manufacturer's marks printed on ampoule paper label: "1 Cc. No. 10 // Sterilized Solution // Mercuric iodide, Red // 1% (AQUEOUS) // C502050 // Parke, Davis & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box is worn around edges and ends, beginning to come apart; opened end is missing 2 flaps; surface grime on both box and ampoule; ampoule paper label is discoloured, ink is slightly faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Mercury (II) Iodide," Wikipedia. April 15 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Product used for detection of ammonia, used in x-ray and gamma ray detection and imaging devices, used in veterinary medicine for ointment; at date made, used as a germicide.
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bottle of neo-silvol

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Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
009042005
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
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Accession Number
009042005
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto School of Nursing Grad; item owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker with a general practioner's office in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Date Remarks
Patent date is January 9, 1923 meaning this is the earliest possible date
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: cream
ink: brown
ink: cream, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "ONE OUNCE // NEO-SILVOL // Patented Canada Jan. 9, 1923. No. 227848 // (Colloidal Silver Iodide Compund) // Contains about 20% of Silver // Iodide in Colloidal form. // A MILD TYPE OF SILVER ANTISEPTIC // Apply in 5% to 40% solution water. // Neo-Silvol designates the Colloidal // Silver Iodide Compound manu- // factured by P. D. & Co. // PROTECT FROM MOISTURE // C698732 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; printed on back: "NEO-SILVOL // TO MAKE A SOLUTION QUICKLY - ADD // THE NEO-SILVOL TO THE WATER AND // SHAKE IMMEDIATELY AND VIGOR- // OUSLY FOR ONE MINUTE. // To make percentage solution // as indicated: // 5% - 12 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1/2 fluid ounce ... "; manufacturer's marks embossed on bottom of bottle: "8 75" and "D" in diamond shape
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork stopper has three dark incised stripes on top; minor discolouration of paper labels
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Colloidal Silver," Wikipedia. September 8 2008. July 14 2014; "Parke-Davis," Wikipedia. October 31 2013. July 11 2014; CD #6.
Research Facts
Product used to kill infectious bacteria; prior to 1938 it was used as mainstream antibiotic; generally used as disinfectant; Parke-Davis & Co. was once America's oldest and largest drug maker; founded in Detroit; Parke, Davis & Co. name adopted in 1871.
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The Clinical Assistant's Guide to the Functional Examination of the Ear 2nd. Ed. [book]

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Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004004
Description
Pocket sized black hardcover book with gold text and hospital insignia on cover; printed on one side of page; 30 pages; hand written notations on back pages and initials of owner inside cover.
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Accession Number
016004004
Author
Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Pocket sized black hardcover book with gold text and hospital insignia on cover; printed on one side of page; 30 pages; hand written notations on back pages and initials of owner inside cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On cover and frontispiece: "CENTRAL LONDON // THROAT, NOSE, AND EAR HOSPITAL // GRAY'S INN ROAD, W. C. // THE // CLINICAL ASSISTANT'S GUIDE // TO THE // FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF THE EAR // // SECOND EDITION"; next page: "First Edition, Xmas, 1915 // Second edition, January, 1926"; handwritten on frontispiece: "HG. Bird"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
13.0 cm
Width
10.4 cm
Depth
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new; minor white stain on front cover at edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The Central London Throat Nose and Ear Hospital was founded in 1874 by Lennox Browne, Llewellyn Thomas, Alfred Hutton, George Wallis and Ernest Turner. The hospital initially opened in Manchester Street (now Argyle Street), but demand for its services was such that in 1875 it moved to its current location on Gray's Inn Road. In January 1942 the hospital was amalgamated with the Hospital for Diseases of the Throat in Golden Square to form The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.
In April 1991 the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, comprising the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, became one of the first NHS trusts established under the provisions of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990.
In April 2012, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took over management of the hospital from the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.
The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (the RNTNEH) is a specialist otolaryngologic hospital located on Gray's Inn Road in London, England, and a part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Established in 1874, its motto is "Audient surdi mutique loquentur" (the deaf shall hear and the mute shall speak).
The hospital specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders. Departments within the hospital include an allergy clinic, rhinology and audiology / otology, and it treats a range of disorders including cancers, hearing and speech disorders, snoring and related sleep disorders.
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