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Vaporole amyl nitrite

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1979.21.52
Description
A squarish tin with torn labelling on top and rounded corners that contained amyl nitrite capsules; empty.
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Accession Number
1979.21.52
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A squarish tin with torn labelling on top and rounded corners that contained amyl nitrite capsules; empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London; Montreal
Site Made (Country)
England; Canada
Material
metal: yellow; silver; black
Inscriptions
On top of tin: "12 // TRADE MARK 'VAPOROLE' BRAND // AMYL NITRITE // min. 5 (0.296 c.c.) // POISON FOR INHALATION POISON // DIRECTION.–Break the capsule within the sac. // Hold the sa [illeg.] rated material in the palm of the hand, // or on a handkerchief, // and inhale the vapour arising // there [illeg.] mouth and nostrils. // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.) // LONDON (ENG.) AND MONTREAL // PRODUCT MADE IN CANADA // LABELLED BOX MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 4.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label on lid has a large section missing.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1980.18.88
Description
A clear, cylindrical glass inhaler with a rubber stopper.
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Accession Number
1980.18.88
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Respiratory Therapy
Asthma
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
A clear, cylindrical glass inhaler with a rubber stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Whitall, Tatum & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on the bottom of the inhaler: "W.T. and Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011014
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposi…
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Accession Number
994011014
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposite ends of the diameter of the cap; the bottom of the cap is flat; a metal disk caps this cylinder; from the curved top of this disk, two hollow metal tubes extend, curving outwards slightly away from each other, and forwards; these tubes are each capped by a brown plastic applicator; each applicator has a rounded conical shape with a round hole at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Identified in a 1920 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
"HARTZ CO", "DETROIT, CLEVELAND, TORONTO" and "PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal cylinder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Accretion of a white deposit on nasal applicators at rim of metal attachment; moderate patches of corrosion on metal surface; cap at the bottom of the instrument cannot be removed; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This anaesthetic inhaler was filled with cotton batting saturated with ether or chloroform; the anaesthetic was delivered to the patient by inserting the delivery cups into the nostrils. Dr. Williams identified this item as a "nasal douche."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Inhalozone inhaler tube

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001085
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial.
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Accession Number
996001085
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Material
paper: cream
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Inhalozone // Inhaler // remove the cork // and drop in six drops // of the liquid Inhal - // ozone four times // each day before // using
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Diam. : 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured; corks at each end in fairly worn condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997008090 a-d
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of …
Accession Number
997008090 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of the bulb tubing is attached to (c) a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing which has a threaded plastic cap at its other end; this cap fits into (d) a cylindrical hollow plastic reservoir which has a flat closed bottom; a length of clear plastic cylindrical tubing runs inside the metal and rubber tubing for the entire length of the sprayer unit.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - nebulizer sprayer nozzle - Size: Length 15.8 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
b - nebulizer sprayer bulb - Size: Length 9.1 cm. x Width 4.9 cm. x Depth 10.8 cm.
c - reservoir cap and tube - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Diameter2.0 cm.
d - reservoir - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Diameter2.4 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Nebulizer dates from the late 1950's
Material
rubber: black; beige
metal: silver
plastic: light grey; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
The nebulizer sprayer unit arrived dirty and dusty; all metal and plastic parts are complete, undamaged and show no major wear; the rubber tube is complete, undamaged and still flexible; the rubber bulb has some small cracks, but is complete and still flexible; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; similar to 997.008.091a-d and .092a,b; "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical DIctionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 463
Research Facts
A nebulizer is an atomizer that converts liquid into a spray or vapour; cocaine and other local anaesthetics were sprayed down a patient's throat, so that they would not cough when intubated
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997008091 a-d
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of …
Accession Number
997008091 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of the bulb tubing is attached to (c) a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing which has a threaded plastic cap at its other end; this cap fits into (d) a cylindrical hollow plastic reservoir which has a flat closed bottom; a length of clear plastic cylindrical tubing runs inside the metal and rubber tubing for the entire length of the sprayer unit.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - nebulizer sprayer nozzle - Size: Length 23.4 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
b - nebulizer sprayer bulb - Size: Length 9.7 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 10.1 cm.
c - reservoir cap and tube - Size: Length 12.9 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
d - reservoir - Size: Length 5.1 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Nebulizer dates from the late 1950's
Material
rubber: black; ivory
metal: silver
plastic: off-white; black; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
The nebulizer sprayer unit arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts are complete and show little wear; there is a small amount of corrosion visible near the tip of the nozzle; the top of the reservoir cap has a small chip missing; all other plastic parts are complete and undamaged; the rubber tube is complete, undamaged, and still flexible; the rubber bulb has two small cracks, but is complete and is still flexible; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; similar to 997.008.090a-d and .092a,b; "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical DIctionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 463
Research Facts
A nebulizer is an atomizer that converts liquid into a spray or vapour; cocaine and other local anaesthetics were sprayed down a patient's throat, so that they would not cough when intubated
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997008092 a-b
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of …
Accession Number
997008092 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of the bulb tubing is open.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - nebulizer sprayer nozzle - Size: Length 23.3 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
b - nebulizer sprayer bulb - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 11.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Nebulizer dates from the late 1950's
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The rubber bulb has the word "DENLON" stamped on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
The nebulizer sprayer unit arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts are complete and show little wear; the rubber bulb is complete, with no cracks, and is flexible; the plastic reservoir and rubber tubing seen on 997.008.090a-d and .091a-d is missing; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; similar to 997.008.090a-d and .091a-d; "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical DIctionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 463
Research Facts
A nebulizer is an atomizer that converts liquid into a spray or vapour; cocaine and other local anaesthetics were sprayed down a patient's throat, so that they would not cough when intubated
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Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
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Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- container - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 13.0 cm
b – burner – Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
c – lid – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P.A. Ryan of Toronto.
Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Date Remarks
Based on information from Academy of Medicine accession records
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on the side: "W [Illeg.] KE MAN JR // NTED // JUNE 11TH 1867"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion throughout; small dent located on the brass top; dent located on the maker's mark; signs of previous repair.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The George P. Pilling & Son Co." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1932; p.107; CD #2.
Research Facts
Object named based on similar model in reference book.
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pleural nebulizer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
004025006 a-c
Description
Nebulizer has a circular base (a) with a hollow container rising from the centre; top (b) is threaded for attachment of a long, hollow, stainless steel tube (c); at the end is an adaptor for a rubberized bulb (missing).
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Accession Number
004025006 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer has a circular base (a) with a hollow container rising from the centre; top (b) is threaded for attachment of a long, hollow, stainless steel tube (c); at the end is an adaptor for a rubberized bulb (missing).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - top - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
c - "tube" - Size: Length 17.25 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
From KGH purchasing department.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
Sutton
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments after 1920.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS England" stamped into the base.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
Scratches on hollow container and base; some corrosion on rim of base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Kelly; Pilling, George F. & Son Co., "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," Philadelphia, 1932, p. 140 (item # P6812); CD #3.
Research Facts
For blowing sterile powder between pleura and lung in cases of severe post-surgical chest infections.
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Dr. Coulter's vaporizer and inhaler

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Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1987.3.1 a-d
Description
Object consists of four pieces, all nickel-plated brass: (a) stand perforated at top and bottom in decorative bands; one side cut away to permit insertion of spirit lamp; lamp (b) is a squat, round container with a finger hold and wick; the boiler (c) sits on the stand, has approx. 8-oz. capacity; …
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Accession Number
1987.3.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Object consists of four pieces, all nickel-plated brass: (a) stand perforated at top and bottom in decorative bands; one side cut away to permit insertion of spirit lamp; lamp (b) is a squat, round container with a finger hold and wick; the boiler (c) sits on the stand, has approx. 8-oz. capacity; mouthpiece (d) sits over the boiler.
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. E. Prockter of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
"Can. Patent Oct. 10, 1891 // Gr Br Patent May 1, 1891 // U.S. Patent June 9, 1891 // France Patent June 9, 1891"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
Some wear to the nickel plate on the upper side of the boiler, base of stand; underside of boiler is blackened as the result of use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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