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disposable syringe

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Dates
1954
circa 1954
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004028044 a-c
Description
A disposable plastic syringe with an unused tube of abbocillin; the syringe barrel (a) is made of clear plastic; the plunger (b) is white plastic with a grey tip; the needle is sealed within a clear tube containing the brown coloured abbocillin; there is a metal tip at the end of the tube which is …
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Accession Number
004028044 a-c
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM=Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
A disposable plastic syringe with an unused tube of abbocillin; the syringe barrel (a) is made of clear plastic; the plunger (b) is white plastic with a grey tip; the needle is sealed within a clear tube containing the brown coloured abbocillin; there is a metal tip at the end of the tube which is fitted over the tip of the barrel.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - barrel - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - plunger - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - tube - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
Provenance
From Doreen Appleton Mainse who used it during her nursing training and career.
Maker
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1954
circa 1954
Date Remarks
The syringe has an expiry date of September of 1954.
Material
plastic: clear, white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ABBOCILLIN - DC // 600,000 INT. Units // For Intramuscular Use // Exp. Date - Sept 1954 // Lot No. 644-3596D // Potency 990 I.U. / mg // CAN. LIC. No. 8 // ABBOTT LABS. LTD." printed on the barrel
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-7
Condition Remarks
The barrel is worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Doreen Appleton Mainse; Internet: "Dorland's Medical Dictionary"; CD #6; CD #7
Research Facts
Doreen Appleton (maiden name) attended Queen's Nursing Science School from 1951-1952, KGH Nursing School from 1952-1955, and Queen's again from 1955-1956; she worked at Ongwanada Sanitarium in the summer of 1956, and at Public Health in Napanee and at schools etc. in the late 1950s; she worked part time during the 1960s at KGH and did not work from the late 1960s until 1977 when she returned part time to KGH; she also worked at the Fraser Armstrong Patient Center from 1979-1992, and at a doctor's office until she retired in 1996; abbocillin DC is a form of penicillin; the syringe had to be run under hot water to liquify the medication before it could be administered.
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Dates
1954
circa 1954
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004028045
Description
A surgical sponge with a radio opaque strip.
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Accession Number
004028045
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
A surgical sponge with a radio opaque strip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From Doreen Appleton Mainse who acquired it during her nursing training or career.
Dates
1954
circa 1954
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
fabric: white, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Width 9.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Doreen Appleton Mainse; Internet: "United States Patent Office"; Internet: "New York State Department of Health"; Internet: "Free Patents Online"; CD #1
Research Facts
Doreen Appleton (maiden name) attended Queen's Nursing Science School from 1951-1952, KGH Nursing School from 1952-1955, and Queen's again from 1955-1956; she worked at Ongwanada Sanitarium in the summer of 1956, and at Public Health in Napanee and at schools etc. in the late 1950s; she worked part time during the 1960s at KGH and did not work from the late 1960s until 1977 when she returned part time to KGH; she also worked at the Fraser Armstrong Patient Center from 1979-1992, and at a doctor's office until she retired in 1996; the radio opaque strip was used because it would show up in an x-ray if the sponge were accidentally left in the patient during surgery.
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