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absorbent cotton box

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000001357
Description
A sealed cardboard box that presumably contains absorbent cotton.
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Accession Number
000001357
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Product Packaging
Description
A sealed cardboard box that presumably contains absorbent cotton.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: cream; blue; red
Inscriptions
Front: "BAY'S // 1 OUNCE PARKDALE // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // DETROIT PARKE, DAVIS & CO. MICH., U.S.A."; top: "1 OUNCE // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED"; back: "IF PACKAGE IS BROKEN OR OPEN, STERILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED [printed] // SIZMI [stamped] // TO OPEN LIFE FLAP // TO CLOSE - INSERT FLAP IN CARTON // ABSORBENT COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // MADE IN U.S.A. [printed]"; right side: "BAY'S // 1 OUNCE // ABSORBENT // COTTON // U.S.P. STERILIZED // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A."; left side: identical to right side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-3
Dimension Notes
Length 12.7 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed, somewhat dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See also 000.001.161; CD #3
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Aeoplast Dressing can

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Dates
1978
circa 1978
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000001245 a-b
Description
Metal aerosol can with white plastic cap and paper label around outside edges
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Accession Number
000001245 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Metal aerosol can with white plastic cap and paper label around outside edges
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - can - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1978
circa 1978
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
metal: silver
paper: red; dark grey; white
plastic: white; blue
Inscriptions
Front: "Aeroplast® // Dressing // Brand of Vibesate // SPRAY-ON PLASTIC BANDAGE AND // PROTECTIVE SURGICAL DRESSING // STERILE // CLEAR // FLEXIBLE // TRANSPARENT // WATERPROOF // OIL-RESISTANT // 3 OZ. AVOIR."; back: Spray-on Plastic Bandage and Protective Surgical Dressing. // May be used for protecion of cuts, abrasions and minor burns. // DIRECTIONS: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING. Cleanse wound or // burn thoroughly and dry. After bleeding has been controlled // or stopped, spray dressing on wound and adjacent skin from // a distance of about 10 inches. To prevent chilling the sprayed // area, do not hold dispenser too close to the body. Let dry about // 30 seconds. Smarting which may occur stops quickly when film // dries. One or more additional coats should be applied to pro- // duce a firm flexible film. Best results will be obtained with 2 or // 3 THIN coats. Aeroplast film may be peeled off after "setting" 2 hours or more, or may be removed with acetone. May be // re-applied as needed. Wipe off spray nozzle after each use. // Replace cap. // Avoid spraying on fabrics, household articles, or painted or // varnished surfaces. // KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. // WARNING: In case of deep or puncture wounds or serious // burns, consult physician. If redness, irritation, swelling or pain // persists or increases or if infection occurs, consult physician. // Keep away from eyes or other mucous membranes. Avoid // inhaling. // WARNING: Contents under pressure. Do not puncture. Do not // store near heat or open flame. Exposure to temperatures above // 120° Fahrenheit may cause bursting. Never throw container // into fire or incinerator. // FLAMMABLE: Do not spray near fire or open flame. // Contains co-polymers of hydroxy-vinyl chloride-acetate and // sebacic acid, 8.2% by weight, and modified maleic rosin ester. // 2.7% by weight, and glycolate plasticizer, 0.6% by weight, in an ethyl-acetone solvent with fluorochloro hydrocarbon // as a gaseous propellant. // Supplied by // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. // Reorder 30-1050-41 // PARKE-DAVIS // U.S. Patent 2,804,073 //Made in U.S.A. // Lot J K - 477 [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Can and cap are slightly dirty; metal shows small amount of corrosion; label complete and fully legible; #2: should the contents of the can be emptied?
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see 000.001.246; CD #3
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Aeoplast Dressing can

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Dates
1978
circa 1978
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000001246 a-b
Description
Metal aerosol can with white plastic cap and paper label around outside edges
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Accession Number
000001246 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Metal aerosol can with white plastic cap and paper label around outside edges
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - can - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1978
circa 1978
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
metal: silver
paper: red; dark grey; white
plastic: white; blue
Inscriptions
Front: "Aeroplast® // Dressing // Brand of Vibesate // SPRAY-ON PLASTIC BANDAGE AND // PROTECTIVE SURGICAL DRESSING // STERILE // CLEAR // FLEXIBLE // TRANSPARENT // WATERPROOF // OIL-RESISTANT // 3 OZ. AVOIR."; back: Spray-on Plastic Bandage and Protective Surgical Dressing. // May be used for protecion of cuts, abrasions and minor burns. // DIRECTIONS: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING. Cleanse wound or // burn thoroughly and dry. After bleeding has been controlled // or stopped, spray dressing on wound and adjacent skin from // a distance of about 10 inches. To prevent chilling the sprayed // area, do not hold dispenser too close to the body. Let dry about // 30 seconds. Smarting which may occur stops quickly when film // dries. One or more additional coats should be applied to pro- // duce a firm flexible film. Best results will be obtained with 2 or // 3 THIN coats. Aeroplast film may be peeled off after "setting" 2 hours or more, or may be removed with acetone. May be // re-applied as needed. Wipe off spray nozzle after each use. // Replace cap. // Avoid spraying on fabrics, household articles, or painted or // varnished surfaces. // KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. // WARNING: In case of deep or puncture wounds or serious // burns, consult physician. If redness, irritation, swelling or pain // persists or increases or if infection occurs, consult physician. // Keep away from eyes or other mucous membranes. Avoid // inhaling. // WARNING: Contents under pressure. Do not puncture. Do not // store near heat or open flame. Exposure to temperatures above // 120° Fahrenheit may cause bursting. Never throw container // into fire or incinerator. // FLAMMABLE: Do not spray near fire or open flame. // Contains co-polymers of hydroxy-vinyl chloride-acetate and // sebacic acid, 8.2% by weight, and modified maleic rosin ester. // 2.7% by weight, and glycolate plasticizer, 0.6% by weight, in an ethyl-acetone solvent with fluorochloro hydrocarbon // as a gaseous propellant. // Supplied by // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. // Reorder 30-1050-323 // PARKE-DAVIS // U.S. Patent 2,804,073 //Made in U.S.A."; bottom: "GB 11 [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Can and cap are slightly dirty; metal shows minor corrosion; label is complete and fully legible; #2: should the contents of the can be emptied?
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see 000.001.245; CD #3
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allergenic extract vials

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Dates
1975
circa 1975
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Accession Number
000001298 a-e
Description
Two cylindrical glass vials (c,d) stopped with rubber stoppers and sealed with metal caps moulded over the necks and lips of the vials; plastic caps fit over the metal caps such that when the plastic caps are pulled off the seals on the metal caps are broken; vials are in a plastic tray (b) in a ca…
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Accession Number
000001298 a-e
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
MeSH Heading
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- drug therapy
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy
Anti-Allergic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Two cylindrical glass vials (c,d) stopped with rubber stoppers and sealed with metal caps moulded over the necks and lips of the vials; plastic caps fit over the metal caps such that when the plastic caps are pulled off the seals on the metal caps are broken; vials are in a plastic tray (b) in a cardboard box (a) with a paper leaflet (e).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - tray- Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
d - vial - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
e - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.7 cm x Width 10.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
circa 1975
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date
Material
cardboard: white; blue
paper: white; orange; blue; red
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber: pink
plastic: blue; white
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "3 VIALS SERIALLY DILUTED Bio. 360 // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // TIMOTHY AND RELATED POLLENS // C // GRAMINEAE POLLENS // ONE COMPLETE 16 DOSE TREATMENT // 4 cc. Vial No. 1 60 units* (0.06 [illeg.] ollen) per cc. // 4 cc. Vial No. 2 600 units* (0. [illeg.] ollen) per cc. // 4 cc. Vial No. 3 6000 units* [illeg.] ollen) per cc. // U.S. Licence No. 1 *[illeg.] package insert. // Stock 4-360-1-70 // PARKE-DAVIS"; front: "The usual initial dose is 0.1 cc. of the highest dilution (Vial No. 1). // However, the dosage is dependent upon the tolerance of the patient. // See package insert for prophylaxis and treatment of hay fever. // Use a separate heat sterilized syringe and needle for each injection. // Store at temperature between 2° and 8° C. (36° and 46° F.)."; bottom: "Patient // Dose No. CC. Units Date Injected // Vial No. 1, 60 Units per cc. // 1 0.1 6 // 2 0.2 12 // 3 0.4 24 // 4 0.8 48 // 5 1.25 75 // Vial No. 2, 600 Units per cc. // 6 0.2 120 // 7 0.3 180 // 8 0.5 300 // 9 0.8 480 // 10 1.25 700 // Vial No. 3, 6000 Units per cc. // 11 0.2 1200 // 12 0.3 1800 // 13 0.4 2400 // 14 0.5 3000 // 15 0.6 3600"; back: "This extract is preserved with 50% glycerin and is supplied in rubber // diaphragm stoppered vials ready for use. No. U.S. standard of // potency. // Distributed by Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd., Brockville, Ontario // Manufactured by Parke, Davis & Company, Detroit, Michigan 48232 U.S.A."; right side: "3 Vials Bio. 360 // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // TIMOTHY AND RELATED POLLENS // GRAMINEAE POLLENS // Expiration Date: [printed] Jan. 10, 1975 [stamped] // Lots [printed] 992684E 992685E 992868E [stamped]"; left side: "3 Vials Bio. 360 // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // TIMOTHY AND RELATED POLLENS // GRAMINEAE POLLENS // Parke, Davis & Company // Stock 4-360-1-70"; (c) front: "4 CC. No. 1 4 CC. // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // TIMOTHY AND RELATED POLLENS // (GRAMINEAE POLLENS) // 60 units per cc. // Dose: As tolerated. Usual initial // dose, 0.1 cc. See circular. // [above 3 lines are printed over] 1 // Exp.: Jan. 10, 1975 Lot 992684E // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Detroit, Mich., U.S.A."; bottom: "W // 18 [embossed]"; top: "FLIP // OFF [embossed]"; (d) front: 4 CC. No. 2 4 CC. // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // TIMOTHY AND RELATED POLLENS // (GRAMINEAE POLLENS) // 600 units per cc. // Dose: As tolerated. Usual initial // dose, 0.2 cc. or less. See circular. // [above 3 lines are printed over] 2 // Exp.: Jan. 10, 1975 Lot 992685E // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Detroit, Mich., U.S.A."; bottom: "W // 72 [embossed]"; top: "FLIP // OFF [embossed]"; (e) "ALLERGENIC EXTRACTS // [text follows] // ADMINISTRATION // [text follows] // EH // PRE-SEASONAL TREATMENT // [text follows] // CO-SEASONAL TREATMENT // [text follows] // 2 EH // [text continues from Co-Seasonal . . .] // PERENNIAL TREATMENT // [text follows] // CONTROL OF REACTION // [text follows] // 3 EH // TREATMENT OF REACTION // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] & COMPANY // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. // M-5 EH // Aug. 1965"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Box dented; white accretion (probably an old sticker that has been partially removed) over 2/3 of front; no apparent problems with other parts.
Copy Type
Original
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allergenic extract vials

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Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Accession Number
000001473 a-e
Description
Three cylindrical glass vials (b-d) in a moulded plastic tray (e) in a cardboard box (a); vials are stopped with rubber stoppers and sealed with metal caps; a plastic cap fits over the metal cap such that when the plastic cap is pulled off it breaks the seal on the metal cap; vials have paper label…
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Accession Number
000001473 a-e
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
MeSH Heading
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- drug therapy
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy
Anti-Allergic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Three cylindrical glass vials (b-d) in a moulded plastic tray (e) in a cardboard box (a); vials are stopped with rubber stoppers and sealed with metal caps; a plastic cap fits over the metal cap such that when the plastic cap is pulled off it breaks the seal on the metal cap; vials have paper labels on front and sides and are half full of liquid
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
d - vial - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
e - tray - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date
Material
paper: white; blue; green
metal: silver
cardboard: blue; white; black
rubber: pink
glass: clear
plastic: white; blue
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "3 VIALS SERIALLY DILUTED Bio. 364 // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // RAGWEED AND RELATED POLLENS // AMBROSIACEAE POLLENS // ONE COMPLETE 15 DOSE TREATMENT // 4 cc. Vial No. 1. . . 60 units* (0.06 mg. pollen) per cc. // 4 cc. Vial No. 2 . . . 600 units* (0.6 mg. pollen) per cc. // 4 cc. Vial No. 3 . . . 6000 units* (6.0 mg. pollen) per cc. // U.S. Licence No. 1. *Noon units, see packageinsert. // Stock 4-364-1-70 // PARKE-DAVIS [printed] // YMS [handwritten]"; front: "The usual initial dose is 0.1 cc. of the highest dilution (Vial No. 1) // However, the dosage is dependent upon the tolerance of the patient. // See package insert for prophylaxis and treatment of hay fever. // Use a separate heat sterilized syringe and needle for each injection. // Store at temperature between 2° and 8° C. (36° and 46° F.)." back: "Patient // Dose No. CC. Units Date Injected // Vial No. 1. 60 Units per cc. // 1 0.1 6 // 2 0.2 12 // 3 0.4 24 // 4 0.8 48 // 5 1.25 75 // Vial No. 2, 600 Units per cc. // 6 0.2 120 // 7 0.3 180 // 8 0.5 300 // 9 0.8 480 // 10 1.25 750 // Vial No. 3, 6000 Units per cc. // 11 0.2 1200 // 12 0.3 1800 // 13 0.4 2400 // 14 0.5 3000 // 15 0.6 3600"; top: "This extract is preserved with 50% glycerin and is supplied in rubber // diaphragm stoppered vials ready for use. No U.S. standard of // potency. // Distributed by Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd., Brockville, Ontario // Manufactured by Parke, Davis & Company, Detroit, Michigan 48232 U.S.A."; right side: "3 Vials Bio. 364 // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // RAGWEED AND RELATED POLLENS // AMBROSIACEAE POLLENS // Expiration Date: [printed] DEC. 20, 1976 [stamped] // Lots [printed] 999141H // 999140H 999142P [stamped]"; left side: "3 Vials Bio. 364 // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // RAGWEED AND RELATED POLLENS // AMBROSIACEAE POLLENS // Parke, Davis & Company // Stock 4-364-1-70"; (b) front: "4 CC. No. 1 4 CC. // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // RAGWEED AND RELATED POLLENS // (AMBROSIACEAE POLLENS) // 60 units per cc. // DOSE: As tolerated. Usual initial does, 0.1 cc. See circular. [above 3 lines printed over with:] 1 // Exp.: Dec. 20, 1976 Lot 999140H // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Detroit, Mich., U.S.A."; bottom: "K // 18 [embossed]"; top: 'FLIP // OFF [embossed]"; (c) front: "4 CC. No. 2 4 CC. // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // RAGWEED AND RELATED POLLENS // (AMBROSIACEAE POLLENS) // 600 units per cc. // Dose: As tolerated. Usual initial // dose, 0.2 cc. or less. See circular. // [above 3 lines printed over with:] 2 // Exp.: Dec. 20, 1976 Lot 999141H // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Detroit, Mich., U.S.A."; bottom: "K // 10 [embossed]"; top: "FLIP // OFF [embossed]"; (d) front: "4 CC. No. 3 4 CC. // ALLERGENIC EXTRACT // RAGWEED AND RELATED POLLENS // (AMBROSIACEAE POLLENS) // 6000 units per cc. // Dose: As tolerated. Usual initial // dose, 0.2 cc. or less. See circular. // [above 3 lines printed over with:] 3 // Exp.: Dec. 20, 1976 Lot 999142P // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Detroit, Mich., U.S.A."; bottom: "K // 15 [embossed]"; top: "FLIP // OFF [embossed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Box dirty, stained on the bottom, dented, water marked on top and left side; no apparent problem with vials; tray somewhat discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See also 000.001.298; CD #8
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amputation and surgery kit

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Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h…
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Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h-k) along with two other scalpels (l,m); clear plastic spool of braided silk and another spool with no thread (n,o); curved surgical needles of varying sizes (p-r) and two hooked needles of different sizes (s,t); a needle holder (u); hand saw (v) with narrow (w) and wide (x) saw blades; hey saw (y); steel trephine handle (z); steel trephine (aa); black brush (bb); narrow retractor all metal one piece (cc); angled surgical scalpel (dd); curved director / dilator (ee); there are pieces missing; knives and scalpels with incised cross-hatched ebony handles.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - wood case
b - lift out drawer
c - large removable cover
d - removable cover
e - surgical knife Liston 8 3/4”
f - surgical bistory Catling 7”
g - surgical knife Liston 6”
h - short surgical scalpel
i - short surgical scalpel J. J. TEUFEL
j - short surgical scalpel
k - short surgical scalpel
l - short surgical scalpel with worn handle
m - scalpel metal one piece
n - spool of braided silk
o - spool
p - curved surgical needle
q - curved surgical needle
r - curved surgical needle
s - hooked surgical needle
t - hooked surgical needle
u - needle holder
v - hand saw
w - narrow saw blade
x - wide saw blade
y - hey saw
z - trephine handle
aa - trephine
bb - brush
cc - narrow retractor all metal one piece
dd - angled surgical scalpel
ee - curved director/ dilator
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Peter William Reid (Reed) of Madoc, Ontario. Donated by great grandson.
Maker
Kuhlman
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Material
wood: brown
fabric: purple
metal: silver; brass
leather: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on neck of (e- f): "KUHLMANN"; (g-h): "A. KUHLMANN"; (i): "J. J. TEUFEL"; (j-l): "A. KUHLMANN"; (m); "GERMANY"; (u): "TIEMANN & CO"; (z): "H. McC. & D. // CHICAGO"; (dd): "CTRUAX & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Temporary Location
For u, z-aa only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
a - 41.0 b - 38.5 c - 38.6 d - 5.2 e - 36.1 f - 35.4 g - 28.5 h - 16.3 i - 16.5 j - 16.5 k - 15.6 l - 16.2 m - 16.8 n - 2.4 o - 2.5 p - 7.5 q - 5.0 r - 4.2 s - 5.4 t - 4.1 u - 11.5 v - 36.5 w - 26.2 x - 26.2 y - 17.3 z - 9.7cm aa - 10.5 bb - 9.6 cc - 13.3 dd - 20.2 ee - 24.6
Width
a - 16.5 b - 13.8 c - 13.9 d - 3.9 e - 1.9 f - 1.9 g - 1.9 h - 1.7 i - 1.7 j - 1.2 k - 1.6 l - 1.2 m - 0.9 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s -0.2 t - 0.1 u - 2.0 v - 9.9 w - 1.1 x - 2.0 y - 4.8 z - 1.9 aa - 1.9 bb - 1.8 cc - 1.0 dd - 0.9 ee - 0.5
Depth
a - 8.7 b - 2.2 c - 0.5 d - 0.4 e - 1.4 f - 1.9 g - 1.8 h - 0.6 i - 0.6 j - 0.6 k - 0.6 l - 0.6 m - 0.4 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s - 0.1 t - 0.1 u - 1.0 v - 2.2 w - 0.1 x - 0.1 y - 1.0 z - 2.0 aa - 1.9 bb - 0.9 cc - 0.5 dd - 0.6 ee - 0.5
Diameter
n - 1.4 o - 1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor lifting of double decorative brass wire; discolourization of velvet to a light brown; lid warped does not fully close
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. William Standish Reed.
Civil War issue U. S. Army Hospital Department set by Geo. Tiemann. American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Research Facts
Dr. Peter William Reid (1827 - 1898) was born in Stirling Ontario and was an Empire Loyalist. Dr. Reid moved to the United States and due to a clerical error the spelling of his last name was changed to Reed.
The layout and instruments would indicate use as a field set as opposed to hospital use. Field sets are not as extensive as hospital sets and would have been used for initial treatment of war wounds as well as for treatment of day-to-day surgical problems.
The case has indentations for approximately 37 tools, but there is only 19 remaining instruments that fit into their designated areas. Three instruments do not appear to have designated spots within the case.
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antidiphtheric serum antitoxic units

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Dates
1908
circa 1908
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
997001096 a-af
Description
Antidiphtheric serum antitoxic units, which consists of 30 pieces in a wooden box; the parts consist of (a) a covered flexible attachment that has a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing that has a small hole through its centre; one end of this tube has a hollow cylindrical needle that has a s…
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Accession Number
997001096 a-af
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Diphtheria -- therapy
Diphtheria Antitoxin -- therapeutic use
Description
Antidiphtheric serum antitoxic units, which consists of 30 pieces in a wooden box; the parts consist of (a) a covered flexible attachment that has a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing that has a small hole through its centre; one end of this tube has a hollow cylindrical needle that has a sharp bevelled tip; both ends of the rubber tube are covered with hollow cylindrical glass tubes that are open and round at one end and closed and rounded outwards at the other end; there are three flexible attachments for needles in glass tubes (b-d); each consists of a hollow cylindrical glass tube with a closed, flat bottom and an open round top; inside these tubes is a cylindrical length of hollow rubber tubing with a round open attachment at one end and a hollow threaded attachment at the other end; the top of the tubes are closed with a piece of round cork; the outside of the tubes have attached printed paper labels with manufacturing information on them; there are also four flexible attachments with needles (e-h); each of these consists of a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing that has a needle set into one end; the needle has a cylindrical, hollow metal base that tapers to attach to a hollow cylindrical small metal needle with an open bevelled sharp tip; there is one single length of hollow rubber tubing (i) with no attachments, and two unattached needles (j,k); these needles are the same as those attached to the rubber tubing; there are also two syringe needles (l,m); these both consist of a round, hollow metal base that tapers to attach to a hollow, cylindrical small metal needle with an open, bevelled sharp tip; there are 17 glass tubes (n-dd); each of these tubes consist of a length of hollow cylindrical glass with an open round top and a closed bottom that is rounded outwards; all of the above pieces are housed in a wooden box with a lid; the box bottom (ee) is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and four sides joined with finger joints; the top of the box bottom is open and has grooves cut into the wood at the uppermost edges to allow the lid (ff) to slide into them and cover the top of the box bottom; the lid consists of a flat, rectangular-shaped piece of wood with narrow edges and an attached printed paper label on the top; the label lists product and manufacturing information.
Number Of Parts
32
Part Names
a - covered flexible attachment - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - flexible attachment in tube - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
c - flexible attachment in tube - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d - flexible attachment in tube - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
e - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
f - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
h - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - flexible attachment - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
j - needle - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - needle - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
l - syringe needle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
m - syringe needle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
n - glass tube - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
o - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
p - glass tube - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
q - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
r - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
s - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
t - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
u - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
v - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
w - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
x - glass tube - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
y - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
z - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
aa - glass tube - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
bb - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
cc - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
dd - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
ee - box bottom - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
ff - box lid - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
circa 1908
Date Remarks
Expiry date listed as May 17 08
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: black; light grey
cork: light brown
wood: light brown
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(b) The label on the tube containing a flexible attachment reads, "FLEXIBLE // ATTACHMENT FOR // NEEDLE // PACKAGE C // 09121-G // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."; (c,d) the lables on these tubes containing a flexible attachment are the same as (b), except the number is "09121 Y" on both these labels; (ff) the paper label on the box lid reads, "ANTIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // WITH FLEXIBLE ATTACHMENT U.S.P. EIGHTH REVISION IN PISTON SYRINGE // NO. 1. 1000 ANTITOXIC UNITS // we would recommend that this parcel be returned after MAY 17 08, to be replaced with // fresh product. The serum will, however retain its potency for a much longer // period if kept under proper conditions. // KEEP THIS PRODUCT AT AS UNIFORM A TEMPERATURE AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY BETWEEN 40° AND 60° F. // LICENSE NO. 1, issued to Parke, Davis & Co. by the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S.A., under provision // of Act approved July 1, 1902. // 07024-H // PREPARED IN THE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES OF // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row B
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013.
Condition Remarks
The rubber parts are all brittle and show cracking; none of the rubber pieces are flexible; the glass parts show minor wear, but are complete and undamaged; the metal parts show minor wear and staining, but no corrosion is visible; the corks show minor staining and the cork in (b) has a small missing section; the wooden box is complete and undamaged; the paper labels show discolouration, but all printing is fully legible; #2: has an odour
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #15; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
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Antidiphtheric Serum piston syringe kit

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001260 a-i
Description
Kit consists of (a) a wooden box with lid (b); a glass syringe barrel (c) stopped at needle end with a rubber stopper and at plunger end with a metal stopper with a hole in the centre to permit the piston to be screwed into the plunger (d); the plunger is a T-shaped metal rod with a threaded end; (…
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Accession Number
000001260 a-i
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Diphtheria Antitoxin -- therapeutic use
Diphtheria -- drug therapy
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Kit consists of (a) a wooden box with lid (b); a glass syringe barrel (c) stopped at needle end with a rubber stopper and at plunger end with a metal stopper with a hole in the centre to permit the piston to be screwed into the plunger (d); the plunger is a T-shaped metal rod with a threaded end; (e) a metal ring that fits around the syringe barrel; the ring has two wings that allow the syringe to be gripped when the plunger is pushed; (f) a sealed envelope; (g) a card with instructions for assembling the syringe; (h,i) two leaflets with product information.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - syringe barrel - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - plunger - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
e - ring (with wings) - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
f - envelope - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm
g - instruction card - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm
h - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 12.6 cm
i - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 41.7 cm x Width 10.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Expiry date
Material
paper: cream; brown; red; black
wood: yellow-brown
rubber: grey
glass: brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(b) "[illeg.] TIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // [illeg.] P. EIGHTH REVISION IN PISTON SYRINGE // No. 4000 ANTITOXIC UNITS // We [illeg.] recommend that this parcel be returned after [printed] Dec 3-10 [stamped], to be replaced with // fresh product. Ther serum will, however, retain its potency for a much longer // period if kept under proper conditions. // KEEP [illeg.] PRODUCT AT AS UNIFORM TEMPERATURE AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY BETWEEN 40° AND 60° F // LICENSE No. 1, issued to Parke, Davis & Co. by the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S.A., under provision // of Act approved July 1st, 1902. // PREPARED IN THE [illeg.] BORATORIES OF // [illeg.] ARKE, D [illeg.] OIT, MICH. U.S.A."; (c) "012195 – F [stamped] // ANTIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // No. 4 4000 Antitoxic Units // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., DETROIT, MICH."; (f) "Extra Washer // for Needle."; (g) "Screw piston into rubber plunger and // Rotate Plunger // several times to break up any adhesions // before attempting to expel serum"; (h) "Antidiphtheric Serum // (U.S.P. Eighth Revision) // IN PISTON SYRINGE // LICENSE No. 1 // ISSUED TO PARKE, DAVIS & CO. BY THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, U.S.A., // UNDER THE PROVISION OF ACT APPROVED JULY 1, 1902 // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS. // [text follows] // Dosage. – [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed] // 34926"; (i) "BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. // LICENSE NO. 1 // [text follows] // SERUMS. // [text follows] // VACCINES. // [text follows] // TOXINS. // [text follows] // MISCELLANEOUS. // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed] // 34909"
Permanent Location
a-e: Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row B
f-i: Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Condition Remarks
Box is stained and dirty; paper label on box water marked and torn around edges; all metal parts show some corrosion; all paper parts are yellowed; instruction card has a dark stain on left edge; leaflets are tattered around edges
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (c).
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Antidiphtheritic Serum container

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Dates
1901
circa 1901
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001080
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference and a circular label on top; contains metallic balls (lead?) of varying sizes.
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Accession Number
000001080
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Diphtheria Antitoxin
Diphtheria -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-biotics -- container
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference and a circular label on top; contains metallic balls (lead?) of varying sizes.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1901
circa 1901
Date Remarks
Label gives Oct. 10, 1901 as a "best before" date.
Material
paper: red; yellow; black
wood: light brown
Inscriptions
Top: "Antidiphtheritic // Serum. // Standard, X, No. 2 // This bulb contains 1000 Antitoxic units, // irrespective of the quantity of fluid. // 799460 [stamped] // Keep in a cool, dark place. // PREPARED IN THE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY OF // Parke, Davis & Co. // [illeg.] T, MICH. U.S.A."; back: "We would recommend that this parcel be returned after // OCT 10 1901 [stamped], to be replaced with fresh product. // This serum will, however, retain its potency for a // much longer period, if kept under proper conditions. // [a series of illustrations for use listed here] // HOLDING BULB. // BREAKING NECK OF BULB. // OBTAINING LAST DROPS. // KEEP IN A COOL, DARK PLACE."; top: "[illeg.] N [illeg.] // 5 [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 8.3 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels are discoloured and 2/3 of the label on top is missing; label surrounding container is torn and a piece (approx. 2.0 x 1.5 cm) is missing; exposed wood on top and bottom is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.264
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
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Accession Number
1980.18.264
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ASAFETIDA // SUGAR COATED // 4 GRAINS // From the Laboratory of // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MEDICAMENTA [around top circumferance of circle] // VERA [around bottom circumferance of circle] // DETROIT, MICH."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Matindale Pharmacopeia, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"An oleo-gum-resin obtained from the living rhizome and root of Ferula assafoetida . . . It is in the form of greyish-white or yellow tears with a garlic-like odour and a bitter acrid taste . . . been used as a carminative in the treatment of flatulence and as an expectorant in bronchitis. It was formerly used for its supposed effect in nervous disorders, but any effect it might have in these conditions is attributed to the psychological response to the objectionable odour and taste."
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