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Dates
1931
1942
circa 1931-1942
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037564
Description
Large, cylindrical glass bottle with closed, concave bottom, smooth sides, convex taper to a narrow neck; stuck-on metal cap with exposed threading.
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Accession Number
997037564
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Wound Healing
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large, cylindrical glass bottle with closed, concave bottom, smooth sides, convex taper to a narrow neck; stuck-on metal cap with exposed threading.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
1942
circa 1931-1942
Date Remarks
Abbott's Montreal office opene; catalogue entry
Material
glass: amber
paper: white
ibnk: blue
metal: white; red
Inscriptions
Printed on cap: "SK // &F"; bottle sides embossed: "FL. 80 OZ."; bottom of bottle embossed: "MADE IN CANADA // 7 // [three symbols: a square with a cross inside, dividing it into four equal parts; a diamond shape with a D in the centre; a circle with an L inside] // 3087"; label: "80 FLUID OUNCES List No. 3503 // METAPHEN // TRADE - MARK REG'D // (Nitromersol, N.F.) // 1:2500 // Abbott // (METAPHEN in 1:2500 Aqueous Solution) // Le 'Métaphène' (Nitromersal, N.F.) // composé mercuriel organique, est un // puissant antiseptique dans ses solutions // très concentrées. A la dilution del peur // 2500 le 'Métaphène' est bactériostatique, // n'irrite pas les tissus et devient antisepti- // que après applications prolongée. // NE TACHE PAS // MODE D'EMPLOI — Pour blessures et in- // fections de la peau, utiliser la solution // pure en lavages ou pensements humides. // Pour le désinfection de la bouche em- // ployer le Métaphène 1:2500 pur ou dilué //dans une égale partie d'eau. Pour le nez, // la gorge ou les oreilles, utiliser le solution // pure ou diluée ou 1-5000e., faire l'appli- // cation au compte-geuttes, au vaporisateur // ou sous forme de gargarisme. // 'Metaphen' (Nitromersol, N.F.) is an // organic mercury compound which in more // concentrated solutions is a powerful anti- // septic. In this dilution (1 to 2500), it is // bacteriostatic, non-irritant to tissues and // antiseptic on prolonged application. // DOES NOT STAIN // DIRECTIONS — For wounds and infected // skin apply freely, either directly or on a // gauze dressing. As a mouth wash, // Metaphen 1:2500 may be used full // strength of diluted one-half. For nose and // throat, ear or eye use undiluted or dilute // with equal parts water, as a spray or // gargle or apply with a dropper // Lot D 745 609 // ABBOTT LABORATORIES LIMITED // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 30.1 cm x Diam. 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass has wear marks; label bubbled away from glass; residue in bottom; inactive corrosion on lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p.56 (similar to item #10342)
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