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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
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saline solution

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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037558
Description
(a) Rectangular cardboard box, closed on five sides; only one flap open; box is filled with six bottles of saline solution, separated by cardboard sections; one 1000 ml. UNITS bottle is accessible; (b) bottle is a glass hollow cylinder with flat bottom and convex taper to a narrow neck and stuck-on…
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Accession Number
997037558
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Sodium Chloride -- therapeutic use
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular cardboard box, closed on five sides; only one flap open; box is filled with six bottles of saline solution, separated by cardboard sections; one 1000 ml. UNITS bottle is accessible; (b) bottle is a glass hollow cylinder with flat bottom and convex taper to a narrow neck and stuck-on metal cap; inside, tube is visible running from cap to bottom; bottle is 5/6 full; near bottom, metal handle, in the shape of a slightly pointed arch, attaches on a swivelled attachment; metal band surrounding base at level of attached arch; two grooves run up side of bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 32.4 cm x Width 21.8 cm x Depth 25.3 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 11.2 cm x Depth 10.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Baxter Laboratories of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Alliston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Mailing stamp on box
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, tan
ink: green, black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on top of box: "GLASS // HANDLE WITH CARE // TO OPEN // INSERT FINGERS HERE"; printed on box: "WAYBI [illeg.] // EXPRESS // APR 19 1965 // TORON [illeg.]"; stamp, inverted: "A36S6"; handwritten on box: "2" in circle; printed label: "SHIPPER: INGRAM & BELL LTD. // BRANCH WAREHOUSED BY: // ACE WAREHOUSING LIMITED // 222 FRONT STREET EAST TORONTO 2, ONTARIO //TO: // DR. H. G. BIRD, // 134 PINE ST. EAST // GANANOQUE, ONT."; box top, printed half beneath mailing label: "SHIP // TO"; printed on both long sides: "BAXTER // Parenteral // PRODUCTS // BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. // ALLISTON. ONTARIO. CANADA"; printed on short side, right: "BAXTER // Parenteral PRODUCTS // DISTRIBUTORS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL . WINNIPEG. CALGARY. VANCOUVER"; printed on short side, left: "BAXTER // SIX 1000 ml. UNITS // A36S6 // A74 // DEXTROSE 5% IN WATER // DEXTROSE 5% DANS L'EAU"; printed on bottom: "ACME PAPER // PRODUCTS // BOX CERTIFICATE // THIS // SINGLE WALL // BOX MEETS ALL CONSTRUCTION // REQUIREMENTS OF CANADIAN // FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION // BURSTING 200 LBS PER // TEST [bottom half of "200"] SQ INCH // MIN COMB 84 LBS PER // WT FACING [bottom of "84"] M SQ FT // SIZE LIMIT 75 INCHES // GROSS // WT LT 65 LBS // Code // C-5 // COMPANY LIMITED"; (b) embossed on metal cap: "A14"; on bottom: "8 // [illeg.]"' on side, inverted: "100 // 200 // 300 // 400 // 500 // 600 // 700 // 800"; printed label has: "BAXTER // Normal Saline // Solution Saline Normale // SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, U.S.P. // STERILE, NONPYROGENIC 1000 CC. STÉRILE APYROGÈNE // EACH 100 CC. CONTAINS: (RENFERME PAR 100 CC:) // 0.90 GM. SODIUM CHLORIDE (0.90 G. CHLORURE DE SODIUM) // APPROX. mEq. PER LITER mEq. APPROX. PAR LITRE // Na - 154 mEq., Cl - 154 mEq // TO BE ADMINISTERED BY VENOCLYSIS // USING STERILE EQUIPMENT // DO NOT USE UNLESS SOLUTION IS // CLEAR AND VACUUM IS PRESENT // POUR INJECTION INTRAVEINEUSE // AVEC ÉQUIPMENT STÉRILE // N'EMPLOYER QUE SI LA SOLUTION EST LIMPIDE ET SOUS VIDE // (L) No 695879 CAT NO. A14 // BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. ALLISTON // ONTARIO // Normal Saline [inverted]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-1
Condition Remarks
(a) Box has wear marks; moisture and mud damage to top of box; (b) two small spots of inactive corrosion on handle, with corresponding stains on the label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. founded in 1937 is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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