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carbolic sprayer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals sta…
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Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Phenol
Antisepsis
Surgery
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals stamped on front and base.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 13.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
c - holder - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
d - cylindrical apparatus - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 13.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
A. Young & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: black, yellow
wood: black, brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
ivory: white
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of (d) and base (a): "A. YOUNG // 57 FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-3
Condition Remarks
Mesh torn and bent in places; rubber broken and peeling; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1283 (similar to model #5628); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3271 (similar to model #C/-14979)
Research Facts
Also known as antiseptic spray, carbolic sprayers were used for disinfecting sick-rooms and for inhalation; the wire gauze helped to stop vapour from the anaesthetic from igniting or cause any accidents with the spirit lamp.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013. On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011. On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
000018028
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
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Accession Number
000018028
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Surgery
Soaps
Antisepsis
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Date Remarks
Based on patent date, dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl was created and the existence of Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Material
paper: tan
ink: green
soap
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Surgene // (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // SURGICAL SOAP // ANTISEPTIC"; printed on front side: "ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED // TO REDUCE BACTERIA // CONTAMINATION OF ALL // BODY SURFACES"; printed on bottom: "ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: // DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL // METHANE (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // 2% ANHYDROUS SOAP // WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // JULES R. GILBERT LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // MADE IN CANADA // PAT. 1943 // 1-1082 // (L)-9-u"; printed on back: "DAILY USE REGULARLY // PROVIDES MAXIMUM // ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
8.0 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some minor discoloured spots on paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Google Books
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
https://www.nytimes.com/1972/09/24/archives/germicide-limit-stirs-confusion-store-managers-unsure-on.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/07/archives/fda-warns-on-hexachlorophene-bath-fda-warns-on-daily-baths-in.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kgcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&source=bl&ots=excY1AomtG&sig=ACfU3U3o5xTrBmiBZGHT0HPOVQ-a-8QIjA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitho_J-9fiAhVomK0KHV-KDO4Q6AEwAXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&f=false
Research Facts
Dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl is a chemical compound created during the Second World War as an antiseptic. It was made to kill bacteria and smell nice. Because its name was so long, it was often shortened to hexachlorophene.
In 1971, the American Food and Drug Administration warned against using products with more than 3% hexachlorophene, as it was shown to have been susceptible to being absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and causing damage to the white matter of the brain. In 1972, the American FDA halted the production of products containing more than one percent hexachlorophene. Canada did not issue the same precautions.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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alcohol container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13735
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000048004
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to the side and handwritten label in marker and white ink.
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Accession Number
000048004
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to the side and handwritten label in marker and white ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Rideau Regional Centre
Maker
Protectoseal
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: grey
paint: red
paper: yellow, black
ink: white, black
Inscriptions
On the side: "RUBBING ALCOHOL 65 % // E5B F.M.S.U"; printed on the yellow label pasted on the side of the can: "PROTECTOSEAL // Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. // LISTED // SAFETY CAN // NO. F-623143"; embossed on the side of the can below the spout: "4610A // PROTECTOSEAL // CO // CHICAGO // FM"; engraved on the top of the lid covering the spout: "DO NOT REMOVE // FIRE BAFFLE IN SPOUT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 19.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal has minor scratches and stained; paint has worn off in some areas, particularly on the handle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Canadian Broadcasting Corporation" website; "Wikipedia" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Rideau Regional Centre was a residence for the mentally handicapped located in Smiths falls, Ontario. The centre opened in 1951, and at the time of its closure in 2009, it housed approximately 400 patients. Rubbing alcohol was used as a disenfectant.
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alcohol container

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000048005
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attaached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to side and handwritten label in marker and white paint.
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Accession Number
000048005
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attaached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to side and handwritten label in marker and white paint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Rideau Regional Centre
Maker
Protectoseal
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: grey
paint: red
paper: yellow, black
ink: white, black
Inscriptions
On the side in white paint: "RUBBING ALCOHOL // POISON E.6.A."; printed on the yellow label pasted on the side of the can: "PROTECTOSEAL // Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. // LISTED // SAFETY CAN // NO. F-623143"; embossed on the side of the can below the spout: "4610A // PROTECTOSEAL // CO // CHICAGO // FM"; engraved on the top of the lid covering the spout: "DO NOT REMOVE // FIRE BAFFLE IN SPOUT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 19.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal has minor scratches and stained; paint has worn off in some areas, particularly on the handle and lid covering the spout
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Research Facts
The Rideau Regional Centre was a residence for the mentally handicapped located in Smiths Falls, Ontario, The centre opened in 1951, and at the time of its closure in 2009, it housed approximately 400 patients. Rubbing alcohol was used as a disenfectant.
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bottle of absolute ethyl alcohol

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
998002009 a-b
Description
A clear cylindrical glass bottle with screw off metal cap, a third full with a clear liquid; paper labels on front and back of bottle; non-removable cap.
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Accession Number
998002009 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A clear cylindrical glass bottle with screw off metal cap, a third full with a clear liquid; paper labels on front and back of bottle; non-removable cap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 17.9 cm x Diam. 24.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
liquid: clear
paper: white
ink: black, red, orange
Inscriptions
Printed in red on white sticker: "FLAMMABLE"; printed in black ink on white sticker: "Absolute Ethyl Alcohol"; printed in black on white sticker: "KGH DEPT OF PHARMACY SERVICES // STOCK FAPC // ETHYL ALCOHOL 99% "; printed in black on orange sticker: " FOR EXTERNAL USE // ONLY".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Slight wear on labels
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Dates
1925
1935
1925-1935
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
999014005
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; paper labels on the front and back; closure by a cork which cannot be removed.
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Accession Number
999014005
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; paper labels on the front and back; closure by a cork which cannot be removed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1935
1925-1935
Date Remarks
Donor remarks.
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: white
ink: black, red, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "(POISON) // LIQUEFIED // Carbolic Acid // Phenol Liquefactum // B.P. 1932 // Dose: One to three minims. // POISON // THE J. F. HARTZ Co LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // TORONTO MONTREAL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 20.4 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Staining and tearing on the back label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; Detroit Hartz Building Web site
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946; The J.F. Hartz Company was originally founded in 1897 as a medical supply company specializing in imported German medical instruments, doctors’ supplies and pharmaceuticals
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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010020404
Description
Clear rectangular glass bottle for carbolic acid; yellow paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states manufacturing information, directions; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
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Accession Number
010020404
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
Clear rectangular glass bottle for carbolic acid; yellow paper label affixed to front, printed with black ink, states manufacturing information, directions; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The T. W. Chamberlin Co.
Site Made (City)
Prescott
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "CARBOLIC // ACID // (POISON) // FOR EXTERNAL USE // DIRECTIONS // As a Caustic-Apply // the acid as it is, or dil- // ute if too strong. // As a Lotion. - The // bottleful to 1 1/2 pints // (Imperial) of water // mix thoroughly and // filter if not clear. // As a Dressing - Re- // place the water with // Pure Sweet Olive Oil, // Almond Oil, or Gly- // cerine. // For Burns or Scalds // - The bottleful to 1 // pint (Imperial) of // Pure Olive Oil. // THE T. W. CHAMBERLIN CO // PRESCOTT, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "628"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row D
Length
12.5 cm
Width
4.5 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is yellowed, faded
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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OraLave solution

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
010020539
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a tapered long neck with burgundy plastic screw cap; white paper label with faded burgundy text; bottle is 3/4 full of yellow liquid.
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Accession Number
010020539
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Mouthwashes
Antisepsis
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a tapered long neck with burgundy plastic screw cap; white paper label with faded burgundy text; bottle is 3/4 full of yellow liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Maker
Shaw Research
Site Made (City)
Omemee
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on manufacturer
Material
glass: clear
liquid: yellow
paper: white
plastic: burgundy
ink: burgundy
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OraLave // 4 OZS. // Og.1 // To the Order Of // Dr. // MANUFACTURED IN CANADA BY // SHAW RESEARCH // OMEMEE, ONTARIO // Mftrs. of Mycomort Products
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 15.3 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has minor scratches, large water stain on the proper left side the stretches the length of the label
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Oralav can be used in various strengths as a mouth wash, cleaning and irrigating solution.
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the Dental Canada Fund to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
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Dates
1952
1962
circa 1952-1962
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020541
Description
Rectangular glass bottle full of white powder with a black plastic screw lid and a green plastic stopper; English / French green and beige paper label with brown type with one language on each side; directions for use of the powder; includes original price of .90 cents.
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Accession Number
010020541
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Antisepsis
Mouthwashes
Toothbrushing
Tooth Bleaching Agents
Description
Rectangular glass bottle full of white powder with a black plastic screw lid and a green plastic stopper; English / French green and beige paper label with brown type with one language on each side; directions for use of the powder; includes original price of .90 cents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
E. R. Squibb & Sons of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
1962
circa 1952-1962
Date Remarks
Date based on manufacturer
Material
glass: clear
powder: white
paper: beige
plastic: black, green
ink: brown, green
Inscriptions
Printed on green paper label: "4 oz. // List 65030 // ORAL // PERBORATE // SQUIBB // Lot 3J1359 // (Sodium Perborate Flavoured) // DIRECTIONS: Apply directly to a // moistened toothbrush by removing // the cap. If a solution is desired, // remove the large cap, fill it with the // powder and add contents to a glassful of water. // follow the instructions of your // dentist in using this preparation. // Keep in a cool, dry place. // E. R. SQUIBB & SONS OF CANADA. Ltd. // MONTREAL, CANADA // Made in Canada" // 453 // "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels show fading and minor wear around the edge; French label is stained, creased and torn on the bottom proper left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Sodium perborate " Wikipedia
Research Facts
Sodium perborate is a white, odorless, water soluable chemical compound used as a source of active oxygen in some tooth bleaching formulas. Used as a bleaching agent for internal bleaching of a non vital root treated tooth and bleach the stains from the inside out. It has antiseptic properties and can act as a disinfectant. A less aggressive bleach than sodium hypochlorite. Can be used in powder form as toothpowder or as mouthwash when used as a solution.
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
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Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators

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Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d)…
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Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Silver Nitrate -- therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
MM= Administration Drug, Topical -- applicator
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d) and irregular cylinder wax paper bundle (f); base of container has circular push up; interior sides covered with paper product label and instructions; mold line on side from base to top; bottom of stopper inserted into top of tube; top of stopper is flat with a small triangular projection and four concentric circles on exterior surface; applicator sticks are thin and have one black tip
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – container – Length 17.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
b – cap – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
c – label – Length 15.1 cm Width 9.9 cm
d – instructions – Length 14.1 cm Width 10.8 cm
e – applicators – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 0.2 cm
f – wax bundle - – Length 1.7 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Rugby Laboratories, INC.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Date Remarks
Website of Rugby Laboratories claims over 40 years of history; end date year originally accessioned
Material
plastic: amber, white
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label in black ink: “NDC# 0536-0930-01 // RUGBY // SILVER NITRATE // APPLICATORS // 6 inch, 100s // Silver Nitrate 75% // Potassium Nitrate 25% // A convenient method of applying // Silver Nitrate to affected area. // POISON // ANTIDOTE // EXTERNAL – wash with water, then // salt solution. // INTERNAL – give copious drafts of // table salt in water, followed by an emetic // (tablespoon of mustard in a tumbler of // warm water). Then administer a dose of // magnesium sulphate (Epsom Salts) and // follow with milk, raw egg, or boiled starch. // CALL PHYSICIAN // CAUTION – Continuous use of Silver // Nitrate may be the cause of permanent // discolouration at the site of application. // Keep container closed when not in use. // Distributed by // RUGBY LABORATORIES, INC. // ROCKVILLE CENTER // NEW YORK, N. Y. 11570 // POISON // The efficiency of the Silver Nitrate applicator is not // impaired when tip darkens. // Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription. // Used by Physician where escharotic and germicidal action is desired // DIRECTIONS: Moisten medicated tip with distilled water and // apply. One applicator usually sufficient for one application”; stamped on bottom of label in black ink: “1014”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Small dark spots of discolouration all over paper; major yellowing of label at bottom; large presence of black particulate on interior of tube; large ans small dark spots all over paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Silver Nittrate.” RxList, WebMD LLC, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Silver nitrate used on burns and wounds to prevent infections and is an antiseptic wound cauteriser; it can be harmful if exposed to large doses; the label has a “Poison” warning along with antidote information.
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