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smallpox vaccine (glycerinated)

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Dates
1978
1979
circa 1978 – 1979
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
012037001 a-e
Description
Small cylindrical white plastic smallpox vaccine tube (a) with cylindrical black metal screw cap (b) containing one small transparent cylindrical glass vial of yellow glycerinated smallpox vaccine (c), one small transparent cylindrical glass vial containing grey metal scarification needle (d) and s…
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Accession Number
012037001 a-e
Category
Vaccination
Classification
Vaccination
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Vaccines
Vaccination
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Smallpox Vaccine
Smallpox Virus
Infection
Description
Small cylindrical white plastic smallpox vaccine tube (a) with cylindrical black metal screw cap (b) containing one small transparent cylindrical glass vial of yellow glycerinated smallpox vaccine (c), one small transparent cylindrical glass vial containing grey metal scarification needle (d) and small pyriform black rubber bulb (e); tube has circular push up at base with manufacturer information embossed, product information printed on sides in black ink, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cap has flat top, vertical indents in sides, rolled bottom edge, and brass coloured interior with circular white paper insert at top; both vials are thin and have round ends; bulb is hollow with circular hole at both ends.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a – tube – Length 8.6 cm Diameter 1.4 cm
b – cap – Length 0.8 cm Diameter 1.6 cm
c – vaccine – Length 6.4 cm Diameter 0.1 cm
d – needle – Length 6.4 cm Diameter 0.2 cm
e – bulb – Length 1.2 cm Diameter 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor, found at estate yard sale; previous owner was a nurse.
Maker
Connaught Laboratories Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1978
1979
circa 1978 – 1979
Date Remarks
Based on expiration date printed on container tube
Material
plastic: white
metal: black, brass, grey
paper: white
glass: clear
rubber: black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on exterior of tube: “SMALLPOX VACCINE (GLYCERINATED) // Freon Purified // STORE BELOW 5ºC (41ºF.) // Directions for use: See enclosed leaflet // Can. Lic. No. 3 Code: PEACH Pres: Phenol 0.4% // CONNAUGHT LABORATORIES LIMITED // Willowdale Toronto, Canada // LOT 796-15 // EXP. DATE: APR 25 79 // DIN 075027 // 1 TUBE // 1 TUBE”; embossed on base of tube: “LERMER // GARWOOD, N. J.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion near top edge of cap; minor scratching all over exterior of tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Rutty, Christopher J. “Origins: From the Connaught Fund & Back to Connaught Laboratories.” Connaught Fund, The Connaught Fund at the University of Toronto, 2019. Accessed 3 August 2019.
Tesini, Brenda L. “Smallpox.” Merck Manual, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, 2019. Accessed 3 August 2019.
Research Facts
Smallpox was a highly infectious disease with an extremely high mortality rate; it was caused by the variola virus and spread through the air from person to person; symptoms included severe abdominal pain, fever, and rash; the smallpox vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner and is considered the first vaccine ever developed; smallpox is considered eradicated and no cases have been reported since 1977.
Connaught Laboratories was established in 1914 at the University of Toronto as the Antitoxin Laboratory in the Department of Hygiene; it was established in part due to increased awareness and agency in treatment and prevention of infectious diseases within the public health context of Canadian society; Dr. John Gerald FitzGerald was the driving force behind the establishment of the laboratory which initially focused on producing diphtheria antitoxin; Connaught Laboratories maintained a non-commercial mandate for much of the twentieth century and expanded significantly following the discovery of insulin and through combating the spread of infectious diseases during and after the World Wars; Connaught Laboratories was an industry leader in the production of a variety of vaccines including typhus, smallpox, and polio, as well as other medical products including penicillin and insulin; eventually became privately owned in 1986 under the Mulroney government.
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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
000001082
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference; overlaid with another, smaller paper label; contains a tube of rolled paper that surrounds nine sealed (glass?) tubes of liquid.
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Accession Number
000001082
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccines
Vaccination -- instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- vaccines -- container
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference; overlaid with another, smaller paper label; contains a tube of rolled paper that surrounds nine sealed (glass?) tubes of liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Label gives Sept. 9, 1910 as a "best before" date.
Material
glass: amber
paper: red; yellow; black
wood: light brown
Inscriptions
"TEN TUBES // VACCINE (GLYCERINATED) // WITH SCARIFYING NEEDLE // PHYSIOLOGICALLY AND BACTERIOLOGICALLY TESTED // CAUTION--Keep the package below [illeg.] 0°F. if possible; summer tem- // perature will rapidly weaken vaccine. // We would recommend that this product be returned after SEPT - 9 - 1910 [stamped] // to be replaced with fresh product. This vaccine will, however, retain its potency for // a much longer period, if kept under proper conditions. // Note directions enclosed before using the vaccine. // LICENSE No. 1, issued to Parke, Davis by the Secretary of the Treasury, // U.S.A., under provision of Act approved July 1, 1902. // 014472 - P // PREPARED IN THE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES OF // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A. // [illeg.] N LABORATOR [illeg.] WALKERVILLE, Ontario. // [illeg.] AL. Quebec. [illeg.] NOON, England."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Wooden container is in good shape; labels and yellowed, torn, abraded, and wrinkled and are missing pieces
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000.
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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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