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Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device

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Dates
2001
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downw…
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Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downward toward its centre; post is wrapped in tightly-coiled copper wire which also holds the top of a long blue filament to the post; applicator is a clear plastic tube with black graduations on the side; the top of the IUD sticks out of one end of the tube and the filament extends from the other end; filament is held to the outside of the tube with a blue plastic attachment which can slide up and down; also included in the box is a folded paper instruction sheet (c).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - plastic packaging - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - paper instructions - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 21.0 cm
d - IUD - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Robert Reid at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Prosan International B.V.
Site Made (City)
Arnhem
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
2001
Date Remarks
Instructions indicate a five-year shelf life; expiration date on package is 2006
Material
paper: white, blue
plastic: white, clear, black, blue
metal: red
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Graduations on the side of applicator are denoted at "4", "7" and "10"; front of box: "PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; right side of box: "Flexi~T 300 [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] [hourglass shape with grains in the bottom] 2006_05 ["LOT" in a rectangle] 01E11"; back of box: "patented product // PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // to be inserted by a physician only [triangle with an exclamation point inside it] // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; left side of box: "Flexi~T 300 manufactured by Prosan International B.V. // IJsselburcht 3 - 6825 BS Arnhem - the Netherlands"; top of box: "Flexi~T 300"; on flap: Art.nr. 123070 Rev. 01"; bottom of box: "Flexi~T 300"; back of plastic packaging: "To be opened by // physician only // [exclamation mark inside a triangle] // ["LOT" in a rectangle] // 01E1 // [image of an hourglass with all grains in the bottom] // 2006-05 // Flexi-T 300 // ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] // CE0344 // Patented Product // Prosan International // IJaawlburcht 3 // 6825 BS Arnhem // Tel: +31 26 365 33 63 // Fax: +31 26 365 33 69 // The Netherlands // REF: 123074 Rev.02 // [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] // PEEL HERE // [arrow pointing downward]"; instruction sheet front: "Flexi~T 300/200 // intrauterine contraceptive device // PROSAN // female health care // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHYSICIAN // [images depicting how to insert the IUD] // DESCRIPTION // The Flexi-T is an intrauterine device made of polyethylene mixed with barium sulfate which makes it visible to X-ray. [...] // The simple one-hand "push-in" technique requires neither sterile gloves nor a plunger. [...] // The design of the Flexi-T is based on data obtained through extensive in vivo measurements of the transverse and longitudinal dimensions of the // uterine cavities in thousands of fertile women of all age and parity groups, resulting in an optimal compatibility. The shape of the Flexi-T avoids // irritation of the uterine mucosa and provides a "fundus seeking" and anti-expulsive mechanism (fig. 8). // INDICATION // Intrauterine contraceptive device for parous and nulliparous women. Postcoital interception. // MODE OF ACTION // [...] // TIME OF INSERTION // [...] // DURATION OF USE // [...]"; back of information sheet: "INSERTION PROCEDURE // [...] // REMOVAL // [...] // CONTRA-INDICATIONS // [...] // WARNINGS // [...] // SIDE EFFECTS // [...] // CHECK // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USER // [...] // PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTIONS // [...] // LEGAL CATEGORY CE 0344 // [...] // PACKAGING // Each blister contains one sterile IUD. // Expiry date is indicated on the package. When stored in a dry place // at room temperature the maximum shelf life is 5 years. // Cartons containing: 1 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // 10 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // art. nr. 125011 Rev. 04, Juli 2001"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
Little wear to box; instruction sheet creased at one corner; IUD in good condition; packaging opened; thin paper peeled away from plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Research Facts
Inserted into the uterus to prevent conception; the polyethylene in the IUD is mixed with barium sulfate to make it visible on X-rays.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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Tyrian politzer bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6111
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.443.1 a-b
Description
A black rubber bulb with a plastic nozzle and metal air intake, contained in a box; note: bag does not belong with box; box specifies red, and also the drawing does not match the item.
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Accession Number
1969.443.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Description
A black rubber bulb with a plastic nozzle and metal air intake, contained in a box; note: bag does not belong with box; box specifies red, and also the drawing does not match the item.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bulb - Size: Length 17.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 17.5 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Andover
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
rubber: black
plastic: black
metal
cardboard: beige; black
Inscriptions
On box: "TYRIAN // POLITZER BAG // [drawing of bulb with a tube protruding] // 6 OZ. RED // TYER RUBBER CO. // ANDOVER MASS, USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
Air bag has collapsed, does not retain original shape; #2: rubber stiff; #3: severe rubber damage; requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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English breast pump; box

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1974.3.2 a-c
Description
Breast pump consists of (a) a glass bell-shaped shield with an extra bubble protruding halway down, ending in a white rubber pump bulb; came in a maroon cardboard box, bottom (b) and top (c) that has a yellowing label.
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Accession Number
1974.3.2 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Breast pump consists of (a) a glass bell-shaped shield with an extra bubble protruding halway down, ending in a white rubber pump bulb; came in a maroon cardboard box, bottom (b) and top (c) that has a yellowing label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - breast pump - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.2 cm
c - box lid - Size:
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Elizabeth Milligan of Toronto via Dr. Ruth Sky.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Andover
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
rubber: white
cardboard: maroon
paper: yellowing; black
Inscriptions
On label on lid: "TYER RUBBER CO. // ENGLISH // BREAST PUMP // Andover, Mass. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Condition Remarks
Rubber has hardened; #2: rubber is stiff; #3: rubber bulb is hard.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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"P" syringe; Box

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1974.3.4
Description
A black hard rubber syringe with a ring handle; comes in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1974.3.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- urethral
Description
A black hard rubber syringe with a ring handle; comes in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Elizabeth Milligan of Toronto via Dr. Ruth Sky.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Andover
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
rubber: black
cardboard: white; black
Inscriptions
On syringe: "TYER RUBBER CO. [star]"; on lid of box: "India Rubber 502 "P" Syringe // RING-HANDLE // TYER RUBBER CO., andover, Mass., U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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