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Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
995005106 a-c
Description
(a) Cardboard rectangular case with a matchbook-syle flip front; bottom of front has a printed unicorn image; inside is plastic package that holds (b) and (c); (b,c) wood and cotton swabs consisting of a thin (approx. 2 mm) wooden cylindrical stem topped with a cotton swab; swab appears to be suffu…
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Accession Number
995005106 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Bacterial Infections -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-biotics -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
(a) Cardboard rectangular case with a matchbook-syle flip front; bottom of front has a printed unicorn image; inside is plastic package that holds (b) and (c); (b,c) wood and cotton swabs consisting of a thin (approx. 2 mm) wooden cylindrical stem topped with a cotton swab; swab appears to be suffused with ointment.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - swab - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
c - swab - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: clear
cardboard: blue; black; white
wood: brown
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on the front cover, top: "For the Medical Profession only // 'NEOSPORIN'* // The preferred combination // of topical antibiotics // *TRADE MARK"; printed on the front cover, bottom: "BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // (CANADA) LTD. MONTREAL"; printed on back cover: "'NEOSPORIN'* // AEROSOL // Polymyxin B – // Bacitracin – // Neomycin // 'NEOSPORIN'* // CREAM // Polymyxin B – // Neomycin – // Gramicidin // 'NEOSPORIN'* // OINTMENT // Polymyxin B – // 'NEOSPORIN'* // OPHTHALMIC AND // OTIC SOLUTION // Polymyxin B – // Neomycin – // Gramicidin // 'NEOSPORIN'* POWDER // Polymyxin B – // Bacitracin – // Neomycin // *TRADE MARK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
(a) Cover stained, worn, and creased; inside plastic case is ripped; (b,c) in good condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog (C30)," Div. of AHSC (Canada), 1964 ([b,c] similar to item #23386-100) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Topical antiseptic, currently in use
Images
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