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Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device

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Dates
2001
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downw…
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Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downward toward its centre; post is wrapped in tightly-coiled copper wire which also holds the top of a long blue filament to the post; applicator is a clear plastic tube with black graduations on the side; the top of the IUD sticks out of one end of the tube and the filament extends from the other end; filament is held to the outside of the tube with a blue plastic attachment which can slide up and down; also included in the box is a folded paper instruction sheet (c).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - plastic packaging - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - paper instructions - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 21.0 cm
d - IUD - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Robert Reid at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Prosan International B.V.
Site Made (City)
Arnhem
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
2001
Date Remarks
Instructions indicate a five-year shelf life; expiration date on package is 2006
Material
paper: white, blue
plastic: white, clear, black, blue
metal: red
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Graduations on the side of applicator are denoted at "4", "7" and "10"; front of box: "PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; right side of box: "Flexi~T 300 [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] [hourglass shape with grains in the bottom] 2006_05 ["LOT" in a rectangle] 01E11"; back of box: "patented product // PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // to be inserted by a physician only [triangle with an exclamation point inside it] // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; left side of box: "Flexi~T 300 manufactured by Prosan International B.V. // IJsselburcht 3 - 6825 BS Arnhem - the Netherlands"; top of box: "Flexi~T 300"; on flap: Art.nr. 123070 Rev. 01"; bottom of box: "Flexi~T 300"; back of plastic packaging: "To be opened by // physician only // [exclamation mark inside a triangle] // ["LOT" in a rectangle] // 01E1 // [image of an hourglass with all grains in the bottom] // 2006-05 // Flexi-T 300 // ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] // CE0344 // Patented Product // Prosan International // IJaawlburcht 3 // 6825 BS Arnhem // Tel: +31 26 365 33 63 // Fax: +31 26 365 33 69 // The Netherlands // REF: 123074 Rev.02 // [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] // PEEL HERE // [arrow pointing downward]"; instruction sheet front: "Flexi~T 300/200 // intrauterine contraceptive device // PROSAN // female health care // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHYSICIAN // [images depicting how to insert the IUD] // DESCRIPTION // The Flexi-T is an intrauterine device made of polyethylene mixed with barium sulfate which makes it visible to X-ray. [...] // The simple one-hand "push-in" technique requires neither sterile gloves nor a plunger. [...] // The design of the Flexi-T is based on data obtained through extensive in vivo measurements of the transverse and longitudinal dimensions of the // uterine cavities in thousands of fertile women of all age and parity groups, resulting in an optimal compatibility. The shape of the Flexi-T avoids // irritation of the uterine mucosa and provides a "fundus seeking" and anti-expulsive mechanism (fig. 8). // INDICATION // Intrauterine contraceptive device for parous and nulliparous women. Postcoital interception. // MODE OF ACTION // [...] // TIME OF INSERTION // [...] // DURATION OF USE // [...]"; back of information sheet: "INSERTION PROCEDURE // [...] // REMOVAL // [...] // CONTRA-INDICATIONS // [...] // WARNINGS // [...] // SIDE EFFECTS // [...] // CHECK // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USER // [...] // PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTIONS // [...] // LEGAL CATEGORY CE 0344 // [...] // PACKAGING // Each blister contains one sterile IUD. // Expiry date is indicated on the package. When stored in a dry place // at room temperature the maximum shelf life is 5 years. // Cartons containing: 1 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // 10 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // art. nr. 125011 Rev. 04, Juli 2001"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
Little wear to box; instruction sheet creased at one corner; IUD in good condition; packaging opened; thin paper peeled away from plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Research Facts
Inserted into the uterus to prevent conception; the polyethylene in the IUD is mixed with barium sulfate to make it visible on X-rays.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
Images
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Dates
1875
1885
circa 1875-1885
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
010020535 a-al
Description
Monocular drum microscope (a) sits on a brass horseshoe shaped base with the maker's name and address engraved on the top; attached to the base is a circular arm to which the parts of the microscope are attached; just above the base there is a swivel mirror which is flat on one side and concave on …
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Accession Number
010020535 a-al
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Monocular drum microscope (a) sits on a brass horseshoe shaped base with the maker's name and address engraved on the top; attached to the base is a circular arm to which the parts of the microscope are attached; just above the base there is a swivel mirror which is flat on one side and concave on the other; mirror is attached to a semi-circular piece of black metal via two metal screws on the end of each arm; mirror attachment is screwed to an arm also made of black metal which can be manually adjusted up and down; above the mirror there is a square stage with a circular hole in the centre; screwed to the underside of the stage is a condenser and a circular iris diaphragm which rotates made of black metal; iris diaphragm has engraved striations around the edge with five different sized holes drilled through it; there are two identical rectangular, silver metal slide clips on top of the stage which have a slight bend in them and are each held in place by a brass pin at the top; tubular aperture is adjustable by sliding through a circular support tube which is attached to the arm by three black metal bars via screws; aperture consists of a long tube with a screw end on the bottom for attaching the lenses; aperture has a decorative lip near the top which then narrows towards the top; microscope comes with two eye pieces (b-c) which slide into the top of the aperture; eyepieces are identical except that (b) is slightly longer than (c) eyepieces have a cyllindrical silver metal body with a circular black metal top; top has engraved striations around the edge and a single number painted on it in gold paint; eyepieces slide inside the aperture and have a rim which sticks out slightly; there is a small hole in the centre of the top with a glass lens set inside and each eyepiece has a convex glass lens set into the bottom of each body; there are two metal brass coloured objective lenses (d) is circular in shape with four tiers and narrows towards the flat top; at the base of each tier is a thin edge with engraved vertical striations; the third tier is missing its edge; the inside is threaded so it can screw into the bottom of the aperture of (a) and there is a convex glass lens inside; on the tip, there is a small circular lens made of glass; second objective lens (e) also has threading inside the bottom and has five tiers with the same striated edging; on the top of the lens there is a silver metal tip with a small circular glass lens in the centre; there is no lens in the base; both objective lenses rest in a small rectangular brown leather covered case (f) which opens via a single hinge at the back and is held closed by a gold and copper coloured clasp with decorative filigree; inside there is a brown wooden support with three identical holes drilled into it; bottom of the box is lined with green velvet and the top is lined with a white fabric; there is a green fabric covered rectangular guard which runs around the wooden support; there is a smaller piece of green fabric which covers the hinge; there are 9 identical, rectangular clear glass sildes (g-o) and 17 identical, square clear glass cover slips (p-af); cover slips came in a small square paper box (ag-ah); box top (ag) is brown and has a white sticker with a black border around it and is printed on in black ink; box bottom (ah) has a brown base and border made of yellow paper; packet of white rice paper sheets (ai) has a light orange cover and is printed on in gold ink; all items are stored in a rectangular, brown wooden box (aj); box opens via three silver, metal, rectangular hinges which screw into the top and bottom sections; there is a silver, metal, cylindrical latch screwed into the edge of the top section of the box which fits inside a circular silver, metal receptacle screwed to the top edge of the bottom section; inside the box there are different compartments for the various microscope pieces and sections lined with black velvet; stamped into the top edge of the bottom section of the box is a serial number; there is a rectangular wooden door (ak) which fits over a section on the bottom proper right corner; door has a small dark brown wooden rounded handle (al) which has detached.
Number Of Parts
38
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 24.4 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
b - eyepiece - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Diam 2.8 cm
c - eyepiece - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Diam 2.8 cm
d - objective lens - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam 1.8 cm
e - objective lens - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam 1.8 cm
f - lens case - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
g - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
h - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
i - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
j - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
k - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
l - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
m - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
n - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
o - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
p - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
q - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
r - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
s - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
t - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
u - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
v - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
w - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
x - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
y - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
z - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
aa - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ab - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ac - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ad - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ae - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
af - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ag - box top - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
ah - box bottom - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
ai - rice paper - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
aj - microscope box - Size: Length 24.1 cm x Width 13.6 cm x Depth 10.8 cm
ak - compartment door - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
al - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa); this item was used by by Dr. F.A. Stevenson at Harvard University and at his practice in Montreal; it was then given to Dr. Erwin Burbank
Maker
C. Reichert
Site Made (City)
Bennogasse
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1875
1885
circa 1875-1885
Date Remarks
Date based on maker's information and donor's remarks
Material
metal: yellow, silver, black
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: white, orange, brown, yellow
ink: yellow, black
fabric: green, white
Inscriptions
Engraved on base of (a): "C. Reichert Wien VIII. Bennogasse 26"; painted on the top of (b): "2"; painted on the top of (c): "4"; engraved onto bottom tier of (d): "3"; engraved on the bottom tier of (e): "7a"; printed on (ag): "59 Stü[c]k // 22 m / m // 7/8" the first line is crossed out in black marker; printed on the front flap of (ai): "SUPREME"; printed on the back of (ai): "FINESSE & SOLIDITE // PAPIER de RIZ // DOUCEUR"; stamped into edge of (aj): "No 4208"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) shows slight signs of use; scratches present on the base; mirror has small streaks and scratches on both sides; very small amount of corrosion on the top of each slide clip; seven slides and one cover slip were broken; box top has two sides that have detached
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Canadian Dental Association" website; "Mikroskop Museum" website; "Powerhouse Museum" website; CD #5
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Mrs. Joan Burbank of Victoria British Columbia; Dr. A.F. Stevenson graduated from Harvard in 1888 and then joined Dr. George Beers' dental practice in Montreal; Dr. Stevenson was the first president of the Canadian Dental Association; Mrs. Burbank's husband Dr. Erwin Burbank took over Dr. Stevenson's practice in 1928; Carl Reichert (1851-1922) began manufacturing microscopes in Vienna in 1874; each microscope made by Reichert has a unique serial number with this one being numbered 4208
Images
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