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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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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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