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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
Images
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Oracon oral contraceptive

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Dates
1965
1967
circa 1965-1967
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003005001 a-f
Description
Rectangular cardboard box of Oracon oral contraceptive (a) that folds open at top; contains rectangular plastic case (b) with a hinged top and snap front with the company logo in gold on lid; case contains cardboard packing insert (c) with cutout slot to contain the pill tube and adjustable date re…
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Accession Number
003005001 a-f
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Rectangular cardboard box of Oracon oral contraceptive (a) that folds open at top; contains rectangular plastic case (b) with a hinged top and snap front with the company logo in gold on lid; case contains cardboard packing insert (c) with cutout slot to contain the pill tube and adjustable date reminder which locks in with inserted tabs; rectangular with semicircular tab on one side and toothed edge for pointing at day column on the other; the date reminder is included as well in French (d); case also includes plastic cylindrical pill tube (e) filled with pills; tube lid has a circular plastic cap (f) with vertically grooved sides for better grip; bottom extends into slightly tapered, hollow plastic concavity cut into eight triangles coming together at apex.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - plastic case - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
c - cardboard insert - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - spare date insert - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 2.3 cm
e - pill tube - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
f - pill tube lid - Size: Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Mrs. Linda Timlin of Janssen Ortho, Kingston, Ont.
Maker
Mead Johnson Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1967
circa 1965-1967
Date Remarks
Oracon trademarked in Canada in 1965; Mead Johnson acquired in 1967
Material
paper: white; cream; blue; black
plastic: clear; white; yellow
pills: cream; pink
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "Pr // 1 vial of 21 tablets // Oracon* // 16 TABLETS ETHINYL OESTRADIOL (0.1 MG.) // 5 TABLETS DIMETHISTERONE (25 MG.) AND // ETHINYL OESTRADIOL (0.1 MG.) // *Reg. T.M. // PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE // ECHANTILLON PROFESSIONNEL // Mead Johnson // Laboratories // Symbol of service in medicine"; printed, top: "1 vial of 21 tablets // Oracon* TABLETS"; printed, bottom: "1 vial of 21 tablets // (L) K02 // Oracon* TABLETS"; printed, left side: "Oestrogenic agent: // Each white tablet contains 0.1 mg. of ethinyl oestradiol. // Usual dose: One white tablet daily from day 5 thorugh day 20 of the menstrual cycle. // Progestational-oestrogenic agent: // Each pink tablet contains 25 mg. of dimethisterone and 0.1 mg. of ethinyl oestradiol. // Usual dose: One pink tablet daily from day 21 through day 25 of the menstrual cycle. // See accompanying insert for professional information."; printed, right: "Agent oestrogène: Chaque comprimé blanc contient 0.1 mg. d'éthinyl-oestradiol. // Posologie habituelle: Un comprimé blanc par jour à partir du 5ème jour jusqu'au 20ème jour du cycle menstruel. // Agent oestrogène-progestatif: Chaque comprimé rose contient 25 mg. de diméthistérone et 0.1 mg. d'ethinyl-oestradiol. // Posologie habituelle: Un comprimé rose par jour à partir du 21ème jour jusqu'au // 25ème jour du cycle menstruel. // Consultez le feuillet ci-joint pour renseignements professionels."; printed, back: "TO THE PHARMACIST // For dispensing, it is important // that the patient receive the // vial, the white plastic box and // the patient instruction booklet // entitled, "Your Personal Guide." // MEAD JOHNSON LABORATORIES // A Division of // Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd. // Toronto, Belleville, Montreal, Vancouver // Canada"; (c) printed on packing material: "DAY // MONDAY 1 // TUESDAY 2 // WEDNESDAY 3 // THURSDAY 4 // FRIDAY 5 // SATURDAY 6 // SUNDAY 7 // [days of week repeat, number increases by one until] // THURSDAY 25"; printed vertically: "BEND & // LOCK IN SLOT"; (d) printed on insert: "DIMANCHE // LUNDI // MARDI // MERCREDI // JEUDI // VENDREDI // SAMEDI // [days of week repeat three more times] // DIMANCHE // LUNDI // MARDI"; printed vertically: "FIXEZ // DANS LA FENTE"; (e) printed on tube: "5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20 // 21 // 22 // 23 // 24 // 25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
(a) Cardboard worn and nicked with use; discoloured with age; (b) light wear; (c) creased in places; tabs bent; (d) bent slightly; (e) some cracks in tube, non-vital to structural integrity; (f) no visible problems.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Corporate Web site; New England Journal of Medicine, Mar. 6, 1980, pp. 551-4; CD #2.
Research Facts
Linked to endometrial cancer in studies in late 1970, 1980; Oracon used as example of estrogenic birth control.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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Triphasil 21 oral contraceptive

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Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003003023
Description
Sealed, plastic-covered foil sample packet containing 21 Triphasil 21 oral birth control tablets; the packet is rectangular in shape and is sealed at the back and left and right sides; the outer plastic of the packet has printed information on it; the packet contains a flat, round (plastic?) contai…
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Accession Number
003003023
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Sealed, plastic-covered foil sample packet containing 21 Triphasil 21 oral birth control tablets; the packet is rectangular in shape and is sealed at the back and left and right sides; the outer plastic of the packet has printed information on it; the packet contains a flat, round (plastic?) container that houses 21 tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Wyeth Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Date Remarks
Expiry date on packet listed as February 1991
Material
plastic: white
foil: grey
ink: pink, purple
Inscriptions
The front of the packet reads, "Cyclette® // Pr [superscripted and enclosed in a box] TRIPHASIL® 21 // levonorgestrel and ethinyl // estradiol tablets USP // comprimés USP // lévonorgestrel et // éthinyloestradiol // 21 tablets/comprimés // WYETH® // [two black triangles]"; the back of the packet reads, "Indication: Conception Control // Usual Adult Dosage: 1 tablet daily for 21 consecutive // days as prescribed by physician. // PHARMACIST: The enclosed insert must be dispens- // ed to patient. // Product Monograph available to pharmacists and // physicians on request. // Each (6) brown tablet contains 50 µg levonorgestrel // and 30 µg ethinyl estradiol. // Each (5) white tablet contains 75 µg levonorgestrel // and 40 µg ethinyl estradiol. // Each (10) yellow tablet contains 125 µg levonorgestrel // and 30 µg ethinyl estradiol. // FOR PROTECTION, KEEP IN SEALED POUCH UNTIL // TIME OF USE"; same information in French follows; "DIN 782416 WYE 717 // Pr [superscripted and enclosed in a box] TRIPHASIL® 21 // ® [two black triangles] Wyeth Ltd./Ltée Toronto, Canada // (Licensee/Licencié) // SAMPLE - ECHANTILLON // (L) T052XC EXP 91 FE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 12.2 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: The packet is sealed, so the contents are unused and undamaged; the packet shows minor wear only in the form of fold marks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid
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