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vaccination shield

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Dates
1902
1920
circa 1902-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
000001504 a-g
Description
A vaccination shield (c) shaped like a hemisphere with a flattened rim; there are 5 holes arranged in a circle on the hemisphere for breathability, and two slots on eah side of the rim through which adhesive strips (d,e) may be passed, to hold the shield in place; it is in a cardboard box in two pa…
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Accession Number
000001504 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Vaccination
Description
A vaccination shield (c) shaped like a hemisphere with a flattened rim; there are 5 holes arranged in a circle on the hemisphere for breathability, and two slots on eah side of the rim through which adhesive strips (d,e) may be passed, to hold the shield in place; it is in a cardboard box in two parts (a,b) along with two paper leaflets (f,g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box bottom
b - box top
c - shield
d - adhesive strip
e - adhesive strip
f - leaflet (unfolded)
g - leaflet (unfolded)
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1902
1920
circa 1902-1920
Date Remarks
Received licence in 1902
Material
paper: white; black
celluloid: translucent yellow
cardboard: blue; black; yellow
fabric: white; brown
Inscriptions
(b) Top: "ASEPTIC // VACCINATION SHIELD // THIS SHIELD IS COMPOSED OF CELLULOID // WHICH BEING TRANSPARENT, ALLOWS THE // VACCINATED SURFACE TO BE INSPECTED AND // THE PROGRESS OF THE CASE NOTED // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A."; front: "IN CASE OF EXUDATIONS FROM THE SITE OF VAC- // CINATION THE SHIELD MAY BE REMOVED // AND CLEANSED BY WARM WATER OR // ANY SUITABLE ANTISEPTIC. // DIRECTIONS: REMOVE THE GAUZE FROM ADHE- // SIVE PLASTER STRIPS, PASS THROUGH // THE OPENINGS IN ENDS OF // SHIELD AND APPLY."; back: "INASMUCH AS THIS SHIELD IS NOT ABSORBENT // IT IS PERFECTLY ASEPTIC, WHICH IS OF // THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE. // DIRECTIONS: [repeated from front]"; (e) "DIRECTIONS FOR USING // Vaccine Points (P.D. & Co.) // IN LEE'S PATENT BREAKABLE TUBES. // LICENCE No. 1 // ISSUED TO PARKE, DAVIS & CO., BY THE SECRETARY // OF THE TREASURY, U.S.A. // Under provision of Act approved July 1, 1902. [printed] // [directions follow] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // LABORATORIES: DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., // CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: [15 other cities listed]"; (f) "VACCINE (GLYCERINATED) // IN TUBES // WITH NEEDLE FOR SCARIFYING // LICENCE No. 1 // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS: // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row B
Temporary Location
On loan to Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, for exhibit on Health and Disease in Brooklyn L-2019-2 22 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
a - box bottom - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - shield - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d - adhesive strip - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.7 cm
e - adhesive strip - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.7 cm
f - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 14.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Box bottom is torn at all four corners, and yellowing; box top is torn on front edge and has been repaired with tape; is scuffed and yellowing; cellulose shield is yellowed; adhesive strips are stiff and yellowed; paper leaflets are yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On loan to Museum of Health Care Education Department for Seniors’ Learning Program 22 Aug 2016.
On loan for exhibit "Smallpox and Rev. John Clinch," Trinity Historical Society Inc., Newfoundland, 21 May 2014.
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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (scarifier)

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.283.1 a-d
Description
Flute-like wooden body with a brass spring and steel needles, the Lebenswecker consists of (a) a cap; (b) the body; (c) a spring with a handle at one end and lancets at the other; (d) wooden piece of the body.
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Accession Number
1969.283.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Treatment, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Irritants
Vaccination
Description
Flute-like wooden body with a brass spring and steel needles, the Lebenswecker consists of (a) a cap; (b) the body; (c) a spring with a handle at one end and lancets at the other; (d) wooden piece of the body.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - cap - Size: Depth 3.2 cm
b - body - Size: Length 15.6 cm
c - spring - Size: Length 21.5 cm
d - body part - Size: Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This device was used with an irriating oil as a counterirritant to vaccinations.
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine tubes

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
Description
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
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Accession Number
1969.362.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A tubular wooden case, cap that has a 1.5 cm needle protruding from the underside; contains a glass phial containing three narrow glass capillary tubes of vaccine; phial is closed with a rubber plug and has a paper label affixed.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
rubber plug
tube of vaccine - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 mm
case - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Diam. 1,5 cm
cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: yellowish, translucent
metal: grey
rubber: brown
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 3 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 226c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
For smallpox vaccination.
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
Exhibit History
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013
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Mulford's glycerated vaccine phial

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
Description
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
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Accession Number
1969.364.1 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
A cylindrical wooden container holding a phial with a label wrapped around it; the phial contains ten narrow capillary glass tubes of vaccine and a long needle.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
tube - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
tube lid
phial - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.75 cm
tube
needle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Date Remarks
Product expires 1 June 1900
Material
wood: light brown
glass: amber
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Inscriptions on wood case: “PHILADA. CHICAGO // Mulford’s Glycerinized Vaccine // PAT. APPLIED FOR // CASE AND SCARIFIER”; on vial: ”GLYCERINIZED VACCINE LYMPH // This Vaccine // should be returned // for exchange after // June 1, 1900 // ”Prepared at the Vaccine // Laboratory of // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // Philada. Chicago // This package con- // tains 10 tubes of // Vaccine, each tube // sufficient for 1 vac- // cination// LB No. 231c”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row A Box 2
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (c).
Condition Remarks
Rubber plug broken off in phial; contents not accessible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
Exhibit History
vial: With Research Group 5 Dec 2017
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