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Tyrian atomizer no. 15

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Dates
1878
circa 1878
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.7.11
Description
A tin for a Tyrian atomizer; rectangular with rounded corners; lid.
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Accession Number
1979.7.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
A tin for a Tyrian atomizer; rectangular with rounded corners; lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1878
circa 1878
Date Remarks
Patent date printed on tin.
Material
metal: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "The TYRIAN ATOMIZER // No. 15 // CONTINUOUS SPRAY // To remove obstructions use only brass wire. // The TYER RUBBER CO. // BOSTON"; "Somers Bros. Brooklyn, N.Y. Patent April 29 & Sept. 24, 1878."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 15.7 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
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DeVilbiss atomizer no. 114

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.7.15
Description
A glass atomizer with a vulcanite nozzle and a rubber bulb.
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Accession Number
1979.7.15
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
A glass atomizer with a vulcanite nozzle and a rubber bulb.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Maker
DeVilbiss
Material
glass: brown
vulcanite: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"DEVILBISS No 114" on bottom of glass reservoir.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1980.18.112
Description
Atomizer, consisting of a rubber bulb attached to a metal rod and a rubber siphon.
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Accession Number
1980.18.112
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer, consisting of a rubber bulb attached to a metal rod and a rubber siphon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
rubber: black; yellow
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Munyon's inhaler

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes wi…
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Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy
Homeopathy
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes with vials of inhaler tablets, not opened, with tan paper labels providing directions; separate vial with tablets for fever cure (c); box with graphic image of man using inhaler and other sides with precautions and illustration of the assembled inhaler.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
b – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
c – fever vial L 5.9 cm x 1.6 Diam
d – glass tube for rubber bulb L 7.0 cm x 1.3 cm Diam
e – rubber bulb – broken and solid
f – rubber stopper L 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm
g – clear glass tube l5.1 c, x 1.5 cm Diam
h – glass tube L 10.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
i – curved glass tube L 5.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
j – rubber stopper L 1.3 cm x 1.5 cm Diam
k – green glass bottle L 10.5 cm x 4.6 Diam
l – missing
m – box surround L 13.0 cm x W9.8 cm x D 5.7 cm
n – box bottom L12.2 cm x W 9.3 cm x D 5.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon's Home Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
glass: green, transparent
paper: tan
ink: black, green, red
cork: tan
rubber: black, white
wax: red
Inscriptions
Embossed in glass of inhaler: "MUNYON'S // INHALER // CURES // COLDS CATARRH // AND ALL //THROAT & LUNG // DISEASES"; on fever cure lable: "Induces perspiration: may be // safely administered in all fevers. // Directions: Dissolve 12 pellets // in 20 teaspoonfuls of water; take // a teaspoonful every hour. // Half quantity for children"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Container box is slightly torn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/munyon-is-ready/
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon’s pompadour hairstyle was a familiar feature of American newspapers around the turn of the 20th century. Having tried his hand at teaching, law, social work, publishing and song-writing, he started his Homoeopathic Home Remedy Company in the early 1890s and hit pay dirt.
In 1897, Munyon opened a London head office and a depot in Liverpool. A massive advertising campaign promised free vials of the remedies and challenged the British public to test his new system of curing disease. Perhaps Munyon anticipated lasting fame in the UK, but he couldn’t have predicted what his company would be remembered for.
From attached circular: "Munyon's Homeopathic Remedies not only preserve health but are a source of economy"; "cures by inhalation"; "It clears every air passage, sweetens the breath, strengthens the nerves, and aids digestion."
There was a separate remedy for every disease. To name but a few, there were…
Munyon’s Kidney Cure, which a 1907 analysis showed to be 100% sugar.
Munyon’s Asthma Cure (sugar and alcohol)
Munyon’s Blood Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Special Liquid Blood Cure (sugar, potassium iodide and corrosive sublimate)
Munyon’s Catarrh Cure (sodium bicarbonate, salt, borax, phenol and gum)
Munyon’s Special Catarrh Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Grippe Remedy (sugar and arsenic)
Munyon’s Pile Ointment (a farthing’s worth of soft paraffin).
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St. Regis atomizer set in box

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Dates
1930's
circa 1930's
Collection
Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
002017005 a-h
Description
Atomizer set consisting of: (a) a bell-shaped glass bottle, (b) a spray metal nozzle, (c) a rubber squeeze bulb; (d) a small and (e) a medium cork, (f) a cylindrical hollow glass nozzle and also some (unnumbered) wire pieces in a box composed of (g) top box and (h) bottom box;
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Accession Number
002017005 a-h
Collection
Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer set consisting of: (a) a bell-shaped glass bottle, (b) a spray metal nozzle, (c) a rubber squeeze bulb; (d) a small and (e) a medium cork, (f) a cylindrical hollow glass nozzle and also some (unnumbered) wire pieces in a box composed of (g) top box and (h) bottom box;
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - glass bottle - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam 4.7 cm
b - metal nozzle - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - squeeze bulb - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - small cork - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam 1.4 cm
e - medium cork - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam 1.6 cm
f - glass nozzle -Size: Length 9.3 cm x Diam 1.2 cm
g - top box - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
h - bottom box - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
Provenance
Belongs to Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair at KGH
Maker
St. Regis Company
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930's
circa 1930's
Date Remarks
Based on appearance
Material
cardboard: off-white
glass: transparent
plastic: gray, red
metal: silver
cork: brown
paint: black
Inscriptions
Printed on cardboard box: "UNIVERSAL ATOMIZER NO. 100 // St. Regis // For spraying Oil, Aqueous or Alcoholic // solutions. Guaranteed to give satisfaction. // MADE IN U.S.A."; Embossed on glass bottle: "ST. REGIS"; Embossed on bottom of bottle: "B1";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass bottle is dirty and dusty; some rust is apparent on metal nozzle; the cardboard box is yellowed and the its corners are worn off; the rubber bulb is dusty and stiff;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Gordon Sinclair
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The Alchymist [print]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050174
Description
Black and white print on paper, depicts an older bearded man, wearing dark-coloured robes and a hat, sitting in front of a stove and blowing air onto the embers.
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Accession Number
002050174
Author
Wm. Baillie
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Alchemy -- pictorial works
Description
Black and white print on paper, depicts an older bearded man, wearing dark-coloured robes and a hat, sitting in front of a stove and blowing air onto the embers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John Ferguson.
Maker
Wm. Baillie
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "Teniers Pinx.t He's in Belief of Chymistry, so bold, The Alcymist, if his Dream last, he'll turn the Age to Gold. Wbaillie Sculp."; handwritten on the back : "presented by // John Ferguson Esq M.D // 1917".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A, p. 11b
Dimension Notes
Length 20.2 cm x Width 24.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Stable: Paper looks in good condition, slight darkening in thte lower right corner; the backing paper however has darkened noticeably, especially around the edges, there are losses at both lower corners and in the upper right corner, there are also small losses on each edge; the back is very soiled, there are darkened uniform adhesive lines showing through the backing card.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Prev. #AMP273; L203; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Etched from a painting by Teniers; date accepted by the Academy of Medicine: 1917.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to …
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Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a pointed piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Hartford
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA // HARTFORD CONN. U. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
There are very tiny chips at the top of the middle section; all screw on / off sections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
A photograph (b & w) has been taken; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches…
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Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a rounded piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.8 cm. x Diam. 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
The outer finish on the lower part of the central section has minor damage; the screw threads on the attachment to the upper section of the central piece have been damaged; all screw on / offsections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company (The Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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protective coveralls

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1988.17.1
Description
Full adult size one piece white plastic disposable protective coveralls with white nylon front zip closure, hood with an elasticized edge, elasticized wrists, and integral booties; made of plasticized paper, shiny side out.
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Accession Number
1988.17.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Protective Clothing
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Autopsy, instrumentation
Description
Full adult size one piece white plastic disposable protective coveralls with white nylon front zip closure, hood with an elasticized edge, elasticized wrists, and integral booties; made of plasticized paper, shiny side out.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. George Davidson, neuropathologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
plastic: white
nylon: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009
Dimension Notes
Length 1.73 m x Width 65.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Overalls creased because worn once for the purposes of photography; intended to be disposable.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Davidson uses this kind of clothing for performing autopsies on AIDS victims; he describes the suit as being uncomfortable to wear because it prevents evaporation of perspiration; it builds up in the boots and can be heard "sloshing around" when the wearer moves; a shortened autopsy is performed on AIDS victims: care is taken not to pour--thereby spraying--body fluids; small samples are taken from the organs, which are not removed from the body.
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Respirgard II Nebulizer

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Dates
1990
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1996.14.3 a-b
Description
Nebulizer; disposable plastic equipment with a graduated chamber 2cc-6cc attached to tubing from drug source, mouthpiece, and expiratory valve.
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Accession Number
1996.14.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Drug Therapy
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Description
Nebulizer; disposable plastic equipment with a graduated chamber 2cc-6cc attached to tubing from drug source, mouthpiece, and expiratory valve.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
tubing
mouthpiece
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; transferred to Academy of Medicine from the Canadian Museum of Health and Medicine at the Toronto Hospital.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1990
Material
plastic: clear; dark blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
As new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Plague to AIDS: Lessons from Our Past 1990-92," p. 35; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used for the aerosol administration of pentamidine to patients with AIDS.
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