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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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business envelope

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Dates
1873
circa 1873
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001547
Description
Paper envelope from John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist; back has an advertisement for the establishment listing what products available, etc.; opened along left edge; printed and handwritten in black ink; two Canadian 3 cent stamps.
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Accession Number
996001547
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist; back has an advertisement for the establishment listing what products available, etc.; opened along left edge; printed and handwritten in black ink; two Canadian 3 cent stamps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
John T. Wait
Site Made (City)
Arnprior
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1873
circa 1873
Date Remarks
Posted in 1873 - mark is faint, but label states date
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
Front: "IF NOT CALLED FOR WITHIN TEN // DAYS PLEASE RETURN TO // JOHN T. WAIT, // Chemist and Druggist, // ARNPRIOR ONT. // Miss Jane Wait // Canton // N.Y. // Care [?] Marvin [?] R. Wait Esq"; back: "JOHN T. WAIT // WHOLESALE AND RETAIL // CHEMIST & DRUGGIST // ARNPRIOR ONT. // DEALER IN // Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, // PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, // Oils, Turpentine, Putty, Brushes, // COMBS, PAINTS, VARNISHES, DIE-STUFFS, &C"; lists what else is sold there, patent medicines, etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very sun/age discoloured; some staining all over envelope, left edge (where opened) a little crumbly with a fair-sized notch taken out of the centre
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Ontario Drugstores & Druggists"
Research Facts
John T. Wait - a wholesale/retail chemist & druggist from 1866-1909; also so ld wine & spirits
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educational manual

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Dates
1966
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
007015009
Description
An overlarge legal-sized blue covered educational course manual bound together with a metal binding; Emergency Measures Organization course for nurse held at the Canadian Civil Defense College in Arnprior, Ontario; first section printed on pink paper; includes list of participants and the hospilal …
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Accession Number
007015009
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Emergencies
Civil Defense -- manuals
Disaster Planning -- manuals
Description
An overlarge legal-sized blue covered educational course manual bound together with a metal binding; Emergency Measures Organization course for nurse held at the Canadian Civil Defense College in Arnprior, Ontario; first section printed on pink paper; includes list of participants and the hospilal they represent, course certificate and course agenda followed by detailed information; this is a 'train the trainers' type of course.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor, Donna (Thompson) Tweddell, RN, while working at Kingston General Hospital, School of Nursing.
Maker
Canadian Civil Defense College
Site Made (City)
Arnprior
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Course date
Material
paper: blue, cream, yellow, pink
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "EMERGENCY MEASURES // ORGANIZATION // // CANADA // CANADIAN CIVIL DEFENCE COLLEGE // Arnprior, Ontario"; on the inside: "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // COURSE NO. 856 // EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES // NURSE EDUCATORS (ENGLISH) // MARCH 7 - 11, 1966"; chapters include: "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS"; "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT"; "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION"; "GUIDE TO GOOD INSTRUCTION"; "TEACHING PLAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Length
36.7 cm
Width
23 cm
Depth
1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Covers are a little warped near the spine; edge at the top is slightly bent; and metal binding is rusting
Copy Type
original
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