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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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oral contraceptive

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003005003
Description
Circular case, plastic and foil, containing blister-packed pills in a seven-pointed star configuration; in this case, one Friday and one Saturday pill are missing; outside of case is decorated by a circular floral pattern in the foil.
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Accession Number
003005003
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
Circular case, plastic and foil, containing blister-packed pills in a seven-pointed star configuration; in this case, one Friday and one Saturday pill are missing; outside of case is decorated by a circular floral pattern in the foil.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Linda Timlin of Janssen-Ortho, Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
G. D. Searle & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Approval to sell Enovid received.
Material
plastic: cream, transparent
metal foil: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom: "G. D. SEARLE & CO."; text moulded into plastic inside lid: "Compack™ // 3 // THIS // SPACE // FOR RX [the X as part of the leg of the R] // LABEL"; embossed on gold foil on inside bottom rim: "SUNDAY // MONDAY // TUESDAY // WEDNESDAY // THURSDAY // FRIDAY // SATURDAY"; embossed on gold foil, backwards: "(L) 36197"; stamped on pills: "SEARLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit "Explosion67" at the Montreal History Centre L-2017-5; 15 May 2017 – 1 Nov 2019.
Length
9.3 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Depth
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
2 Sept 2016: Plastic faded to yellow cream all over from white after six years on exhibit; Bottom discoloured with age; two pills missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site: history of oral contraceptives
Research Facts
Syntex was one of the first two companies to patent oral progesterone in the 1950s.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition"; Montreal Science Centre, March 12, 2010 - September 2016.
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oral contraceptive box

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Dates
1962
circa 1962
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003005002 a-b
Description
Oral contraceptive in rectangular cardboard box (a) with closed lid; printed calendar on side; hole cut in lid to allow dispensation of pill strips; contains rolled tape of plastic and metal foil packing (b); each pill square separated by serration for easy detachability; pill is contained by blist…
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Accession Number
003005002 a-b
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
Oral contraceptive in rectangular cardboard box (a) with closed lid; printed calendar on side; hole cut in lid to allow dispensation of pill strips; contains rolled tape of plastic and metal foil packing (b); each pill square separated by serration for easy detachability; pill is contained by blister-style packaging.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
b - pill tape - Size: Length 39.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Owned by Mrs. Linda Timlin of Janssen Ortho, Kingston, Ont.
Maker
Syntex
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Date Remarks
Approval to sell ortho-novum received.
Material
paper: cream, black
plastic: clear
pills: white
foil: grey, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "ÉCHANTILLON MÉDICAL // NE DOIT PAS ÉTRE VENDU // PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE // NOT TO BE SOLD"; printed right: "For your personal rec- // ord, mark the calendar // 1 thorugh 20, beginning // with the day first tablet // is taken. Each number // and day you chart will // then correspond to tab- // let number on dis- // penser strip."; printed left: the calendar instructions in French; printed on the back: "S M T W T F S // D L M M J V S"; (b) printed, pill tablet front: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20"; printed, pill tablet back: "SYNTEX" on each; on pills 6 and 14: "SYNTEX // 1956045"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 14 oct 2016 – 31 Dec 2019
Condition Remarks
#1: Box bent and worn, especially at lid; tape maintains curl from storage; #2: Ink on exposed parts of tape has faded significantly while on exhibit
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site: history of oral contraceptives
Research Facts
Syntex was one of the first two companies to patent oral progesterone in the 1950s.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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pituitrin ampoule

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
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Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Pituitary Hormones, Posterior
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- pituitary -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – cardboard box – Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b – glass ampoule – Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Donated to museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on similar items in collection
Material
cardboard: white
glass: clear
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on box: "1 CC. Size GLASEPTIC AMPOULE NO. 16 // PITUITRIN (For Obstetrical Use) // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Trade-mark Reg. Canada // 10 INTERNATIONAL UNITS"; manufacturer's marks on sides of box: "Pituitrin is the original Solution of Pitu- // itary developed in our Research Labora- // tories - very low in protein content. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A." and "Each ampoule contains sufficient // excess to permit withdrawal and // administration of 1 cc." and "Contains Chloretone (Chlorobutanol) // (Cholorform derivative) 0.5% as // a preservative."; Parke, Davis & Co. logo on both ends of box; manufacturer's marks printed on glass vial: "1CC. SIZE No. 16 // PITUITRIN // (Obstetrical) // 10 Units // C1823L // Parke, Davis & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box is slightly worn, particularly around edges and ends; glass ampoule is in excellent condition though, unused; some surface grime. One of the small flaps from the box has come off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Pituitrin," Wikipedia. February 17 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Product is an extract of bovine posterior pituitary glands; previously used in obestetrics but has since been replaced by purer preparations; used for induction of labour and treatment of post-partum hemorrhage
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