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uterine gauze packing strips

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
Accession Number
012004008
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information…
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Accession Number
012004008
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages
First Aid
Gynecology
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Obstetrics
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information; base has circular push up with embossed cross symbol; rectangular side walls with round corners, round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base and neck; cap has flat top, vertical indents in sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; embossed on side with manufacturers and ana address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Date Remarks
Mold lines, machine made glass bottle
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan
ink: yellow, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Uterine // Gauze Packing // Strips // 8 Inches x 10 Yards // Folded to 1 Inch Width // IODOFORM 5 PER CENT // NOT STERILIZED // Johnson + Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. CHICAGO ILL. // MADE IN U. S. A.”; embossed on bottom: “2”; embossed on side: "JOHNSON & JOHNSON // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. U. S. A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Length
11.1 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavy soiling and discolouration all over label; small areas of loss to edges of label; minor corrosion all over cap; scratches and areas of loss to finish on top of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Iodoform Gauze.” VitalityMedical.com, Vitality Medical, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019
“Profile: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N).” Reuters, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Iodoform gauze is an antiseptic gauze saturated with the chemical iodoform; used to pack wounds or cavities to prevent infections and reduce the formation of necrotic tissue; uterine gauze specifically used for uterine packing, often after child birth.
Johnson & Johnson was first incorporated in 1887 and is still active as of 2019; the company is involved in the development, manufacture, and sale of healthcare related products.
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Tokologyu A Book for Every Woman Revised Ed. [book]

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Dates
1897
Collection
Cariou Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Obstetrics
Accession Number
017031001 a-b
Description
Hardbound book (a) describing the science of childbirth includes separate illustrated insert pamphlet (b) with stamped title and illustration on front cover in black with gold text on spine, paper edges stained red; twenty three chapters and same quantity of monotone illustrations in pamphlet; 373 …
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Accession Number
017031001 a-b
Author
Alice B. Stockham, M.D.
Collection
Cariou Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrics
Description
Hardbound book (a) describing the science of childbirth includes separate illustrated insert pamphlet (b) with stamped title and illustration on front cover in black with gold text on spine, paper edges stained red; twenty three chapters and same quantity of monotone illustrations in pamphlet; 373 pages with eleven pages of advertisements related to tokology and women's health on pages at back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - book
b - pamphlet
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Alice B. Stockham & Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: tan, cream, brown
ink: black, red, gold
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "TOKOLOGY // A BOOK FOR EVERY WOMAN // BY // ALICE B. STOCKMAN, M.D. // ILLUSTRATED // REVISED EDITION // CHICAGO: // ALICE B. STOCKMAN & CO., // 1897"; on pamphlet: "PLATES // ILLUSTRATING // TOKOLOGY // CHICAGO: // ALICE B. STOCKMAN & CO.,"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
a - 20.0 cm
b - 17.0 cm
Width
a - 14.5 cm
b - 12.3 cm
Depth
a - 3.8 cm
b - 0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Book cover with major stains front and back along edges; shows wear all over; red ink on edges faded; some pages are detached from spine; pages are aged to tan; pamphlet pages detached from cover with creases on corners
Copy Type
original
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