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bottle of liquified phenol

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020543
Description
Empty eliptical brown glass bottle with short neck and black plastic screw cap with attached black rubber bulb dropper; back of the bottle with vertical embossed grooves; paper label with red border.
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Accession Number
010020543
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental
Description
Empty eliptical brown glass bottle with short neck and black plastic screw cap with attached black rubber bulb dropper; back of the bottle with vertical embossed grooves; paper label with red border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Medico-Dental Pharmacy of Ottawa Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
plastic: black
rubber: black
ink: red, black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "2 ozs liquified // Phenol // POISON // MEDICO-DENTAL PHARMACY (OF OTTAWA) LTD. // Ottawa"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has minor stains, overall faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Drug Information On-line (drugs.com); CAMEO Chemicals; CD #5
Research Facts
Liquified phenol is made from liquified carbolic acid by the addition of 10% water, is poisonous and its anesthetic qualities will numb rather than burn skin. Phenol (C6H5OH) has a distinct odour that is sickenly sweet and tarry. A colourless liquid when pure, otherwise pink or red. Commercial phenol is a liquid that evaporates more slowly than water. Pharmacy bottles were designed with built in hazardous warnings by adding raised vertical grooves, or embossed stars when the contents were poisonous. The tactile reminder eliminated possible improper use, especially in poor lighting for the customer. 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.
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