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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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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.13.8 a-c
Description
A theralator insufflator (a) with a rubber bulb and rigid plastic tube, accompanied by a vial of 10 controlled-release capsules, each containing 15 mg. hydrocortisone acetate (b); contained in a cardboard box (c); directions for use included.
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Accession Number
1981.13.8 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Intranasal
Description
A theralator insufflator (a) with a rubber bulb and rigid plastic tube, accompanied by a vial of 10 controlled-release capsules, each containing 15 mg. hydrocortisone acetate (b); contained in a cardboard box (c); directions for use included.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - insufflator - Size: Length 12.5 cm
b - vial
c - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: De. Michael Hawke of Toronto.
Maker
British Drug Houses (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
rubber: green
plastic: clear
cardboard: white
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on directions: "THERALATOR // ([illeg.] Therapeutic Insufflator) // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // BRITISH DRUG HOUSES // TORONTO CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Copy Type
Original
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