Kit consists of (a) a wooden box with lid (b); a glass syringe barrel (c) stopped at needle end with a rubber stopper and at plunger end with a metal stopper with a hole in the centre to permit the piston to be screwed into the plunger (d); the plunger is a T-shaped metal rod with a threaded end; (…
Kit consists of (a) a wooden box with lid (b); a glass syringe barrel (c) stopped at needle end with a rubber stopper and at plunger end with a metal stopper with a hole in the centre to permit the piston to be screwed into the plunger (d); the plunger is a T-shaped metal rod with a threaded end; (e) a metal ring that fits around the syringe barrel; the ring has two wings that allow the syringe to be gripped when the plunger is pushed; (f) a sealed envelope; (g) a card with instructions for assembling the syringe; (h,i) two leaflets with product information.
Number Of Parts
a - box - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - syringe barrel - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - plunger - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
e - ring (with wings) - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
f - envelope - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm
g - instruction card - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm
h - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 12.6 cm
i - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 41.7 cm x Width 10.3 cm
(b) "[illeg.] TIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // [illeg.] P. EIGHTH REVISION IN PISTON SYRINGE // No. 4000 ANTITOXIC UNITS // We [illeg.] recommend that this parcel be returned after [printed] Dec 3-10 [stamped], to be replaced with // fresh product. Ther serum will, however, retain its potency for a much longer // period if kept under proper conditions. // KEEP [illeg.] PRODUCT AT AS UNIFORM TEMPERATURE AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY BETWEEN 40° AND 60° F // LICENSE No. 1, issued to Parke, Davis & Co. by the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S.A., under provision // of Act approved July 1st, 1902. // PREPARED IN THE [illeg.] BORATORIES OF // [illeg.] ARKE, D [illeg.] OIT, MICH. U.S.A."; (c) "012195 – F [stamped] // ANTIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // No. 4 4000 Antitoxic Units // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., DETROIT, MICH."; (f) "Extra Washer // for Needle."; (g) "Screw piston into rubber plunger and // Rotate Plunger // several times to break up any adhesions // before attempting to expel serum"; (h) "Antidiphtheric Serum // (U.S.P. Eighth Revision) // IN PISTON SYRINGE // LICENSE No. 1 // ISSUED TO PARKE, DAVIS & CO. BY THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, U.S.A., // UNDER THE PROVISION OF ACT APPROVED JULY 1, 1902 // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS. // [text follows] // Dosage. – [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed] // 34926"; (i) "BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. // LICENSE NO. 1 // [text follows] // SERUMS. // [text follows] // VACCINES. // [text follows] // TOXINS. // [text follows] // MISCELLANEOUS. // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed] // 34909"
a-e: Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row B
f-i: Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Box is stained and dirty; paper label on box water marked and torn around edges; all metal parts show some corrosion; all paper parts are yellowed; instruction card has a dark stain on left edge; leaflets are tattered around edges
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (c).
Printed on label: "Elixir, Pepsin, Bismuth and Strychnia"; "It has been employed with great success in Dyspepsia, Gastralgia, General Debility of the system, and in all the numerous disorders dependent on want of tone and vigour of the stomach and digestive organs."