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glucose 33 1/3 % ampoule

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, r…
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Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Glucose
Insulin Coma -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, rectangular, waxed cardboard box that opens on both ends via three flap closures.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ampoule - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Anglo-French Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow; green
cardboard: yellow; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "1AMPOULE GLUCOSE 33 1/3% // 20 CC // ANGLO-FRENCH CO. // MONTREAL"; printed label on ampoule: "Ampoule 20 c.c. // GLUCOSE // 33 1/3% // ANGLO-FRENCH // DRUG CO. // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box shows some creasing and water damage as well as scuff marks; ampoule label is slightly discoloured but is otherwise in good condition
Copy Type
Original
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memOrette oral contraceptives dispenser

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Dates
1968
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
1987.8.1 a-c
Description
Rectangular hinged green plastic refillable case (a) containing 21 white oral contraceptive tablets and 7 oral contraceptive pink tablets in a punch out blister style card dispenser where pills protected by clear plastic and backing of silver foil sandwiched between cardstock (b); instructions in E…
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Accession Number
1987.8.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Rectangular hinged green plastic refillable case (a) containing 21 white oral contraceptive tablets and 7 oral contraceptive pink tablets in a punch out blister style card dispenser where pills protected by clear plastic and backing of silver foil sandwiched between cardstock (b); instructions in English and French printed on cream paper (c) tucked in inner lid; case base has round perforations to remove pills; cream lid decoration with a bas-relief bust of a female head surrounded by gold-coloured scrollwork; pills are numbered; new package, no missing pills; tablet card snaps into base edges; example of a calendar memory package.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case b - pills c - instructions
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Tom Porter of Toronto.
Maker
Syntex
Site Made (City)
Streetsville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
Material
plastic: green, cream
paper: white, cream
ink: green; black foil: silver
organic matter: white; pink
Inscriptions
Embossed inside lid: "memOrette TM // APPOSER ICI RX LABEL HERE // 28 TABLETS / NORINYL-1-80 // 28 COMPRIMES // RD. SYNTEX 1968; printed on instruction sheet: "28 TABLET // memOrette® DISPENSER"; printed on card: "COMMENCEZ ICI START HERE // Your Day // Votre Journee"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit The Canada Science and Technology Museum 3 Nov 2016 – 31 Dec 2020
Length
a - 9.2 cm b - 8.3 cm c - 7.6 cm
Width
a - 7.2 cm b - 5.8 cm c - 5.8 cm
Depth
a - 1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured closed case
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Syntex Marketing Dept.
Research Facts
An early brand of oral contraceptives, containing ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone. Syntex, Inc. sold Norinyl in a Memorette package, an example of a calendar memory package. An extra tablet was added to the original twenty-pill cycle to provide one oral contraceptive pill a day for three weeks. A fourth week of inert pills was added on the premise that it is easier to remember to take a pill every day rather than to spend three weeks on the pill and one week off. The calendar pack made it evident that by adding placebos, women would take a pill every day.
The noticeable effort taken in creating aesthetically pleasing packages reflect societal norms, especially the desire to keep birth control discrete. This calendar memory package from the exterior resembles a makeup mirror found in any women's purse. Such "compacts" were produced in pastel colors with cameo and floral designed.
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