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Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device

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Dates
2001
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Reproduction, Contraception and Sexual Health
Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downw…
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Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Reproduction, Contraception and Sexual Health
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downward toward its centre; post is wrapped in tightly-coiled copper wire which also holds the top of a long blue filament to the post; applicator is a clear plastic tube with black graduations on the side; the top of the IUD sticks out of one end of the tube and the filament extends from the other end; filament is held to the outside of the tube with a blue plastic attachment which can slide up and down; also included in the box is a folded paper instruction sheet (c).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - plastic packaging - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - paper instructions - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 21.0 cm
d - IUD - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Robert Reid at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Prosan International B.V.
Site Made (City)
Arnhem
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
2001
Date Remarks
Instructions indicate a five-year shelf life; expiration date on package is 2006
Material
paper: white, blue
plastic: white, clear, black, blue
metal: red
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Graduations on the side of applicator are denoted at "4", "7" and "10"; front of box: "PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; right side of box: "Flexi~T 300 [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] [hourglass shape with grains in the bottom] 2006_05 ["LOT" in a rectangle] 01E11"; back of box: "patented product // PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // to be inserted by a physician only [triangle with an exclamation point inside it] // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; left side of box: "Flexi~T 300 manufactured by Prosan International B.V. // IJsselburcht 3 - 6825 BS Arnhem - the Netherlands"; top of box: "Flexi~T 300"; on flap: Art.nr. 123070 Rev. 01"; bottom of box: "Flexi~T 300"; back of plastic packaging: "To be opened by // physician only // [exclamation mark inside a triangle] // ["LOT" in a rectangle] // 01E1 // [image of an hourglass with all grains in the bottom] // 2006-05 // Flexi-T 300 // ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] // CE0344 // Patented Product // Prosan International // IJaawlburcht 3 // 6825 BS Arnhem // Tel: +31 26 365 33 63 // Fax: +31 26 365 33 69 // The Netherlands // REF: 123074 Rev.02 // [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] // PEEL HERE // [arrow pointing downward]"; instruction sheet front: "Flexi~T 300/200 // intrauterine contraceptive device // PROSAN // female health care // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHYSICIAN // [images depicting how to insert the IUD] // DESCRIPTION // The Flexi-T is an intrauterine device made of polyethylene mixed with barium sulfate which makes it visible to X-ray. [...] // The simple one-hand "push-in" technique requires neither sterile gloves nor a plunger. [...] // The design of the Flexi-T is based on data obtained through extensive in vivo measurements of the transverse and longitudinal dimensions of the // uterine cavities in thousands of fertile women of all age and parity groups, resulting in an optimal compatibility. The shape of the Flexi-T avoids // irritation of the uterine mucosa and provides a "fundus seeking" and anti-expulsive mechanism (fig. 8). // INDICATION // Intrauterine contraceptive device for parous and nulliparous women. Postcoital interception. // MODE OF ACTION // [...] // TIME OF INSERTION // [...] // DURATION OF USE // [...]"; back of information sheet: "INSERTION PROCEDURE // [...] // REMOVAL // [...] // CONTRA-INDICATIONS // [...] // WARNINGS // [...] // SIDE EFFECTS // [...] // CHECK // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USER // [...] // PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTIONS // [...] // LEGAL CATEGORY CE 0344 // [...] // PACKAGING // Each blister contains one sterile IUD. // Expiry date is indicated on the package. When stored in a dry place // at room temperature the maximum shelf life is 5 years. // Cartons containing: 1 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // 10 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // art. nr. 125011 Rev. 04, Juli 2001"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
Little wear to box; instruction sheet creased at one corner; IUD in good condition; packaging opened; thin paper peeled away from plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Research Facts
Inserted into the uterus to prevent conception; the polyethylene in the IUD is mixed with barium sulfate to make it visible on X-rays.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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Phipps and Bird physiology kit

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Dates
1969
circa 1969
Collection
Centennial Secondary School Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
006022001 a-an
Description
Black case with objects set into compartments; the case (a) is rectangular and suitcase-like, the objects in the lower part of the case are: Bird kymograph (b), support rod (c), kymograph drum spindle (d), ring on kymograph drum spindle (e), inductorium (f), drum rack for smoking stand (g), kymogr…
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Accession Number
006022001 a-an
Collection
Centennial Secondary School Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Kymography -- instrumentation
Physiology -- instrumentation
Description
Black case with objects set into compartments; the case (a) is rectangular and suitcase-like, the objects in the lower part of the case are: Bird kymograph (b), support rod (c), kymograph drum spindle (d), ring on kymograph drum spindle (e), inductorium (f), drum rack for smoking stand (g), kymograph paper (h), kymograph drum (i), frog board (j), envelope with clips (k), plastic packaging (l), bag with parts (m), clamp (n), clamp (o), clamp with oval ends (p), bolt (q); objects in the upper tray are : femur clamp (r), heart lever (s), pneumograph (t), clamp, gaskell (u), tuning fork (v), tambour (w), signal magnet (x), plethysmograph (y), smoking burner (z), muscle lever (aa), wire and electrode (ab), scale pan (ac), lever (ad), holder for accessory items (ae), kit diagram (af), physiology laboratory manual (ag), envelope (ah), instructions for kymographs (ai), instructions for smoking stand and burner (aj), instructions for muscle lever (ak), instructions for inductorium (al), parts list (am), and parts tray (an).
Number Of Parts
40
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 71.7 cm x Width 38.7 cm x Depth 21.7 cm
b - kymograph - Size: Length 50.0 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 22.1 cm
c - support rod - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
d - kymograph drum spindle - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - ring on kymograph drum spindle - Size: Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
f - inductorium - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 10.9 cm
g - drum rack for smoking stand - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
h - kymograph paper - Size: Length 54.5 cm x Width 16.9 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
i - kymograph drum - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Diam. 15.8 cm
j - frog board - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
k - Envelope with clips - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width x 9.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
l - plastic packaging - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 24.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
m - Bag with parts
n - clamp - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
o - clamp - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
p - clamp with oval ends - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
q - bolt - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
r - clamp, femur - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
s - heart lever - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
t - pneumograph - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
u - clamp, gaskell - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
v - tuning fork - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
w - tambour - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
x - signal magnet - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
y - plethysmograph - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
z - smoking burner - Size: Length 24.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
aa - muscle lever - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
ab - wire and electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
ac - scale pan - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
ad - lever - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
ae - holder for accessory items - Size: Length 39.2 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
af - kit diagram - Size:- Length 63.4 cm x Width 32.0 cm
ag - physiology laboratory manual - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 22.5 cm
ah - envelope - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Width 10.5 cm
ai - instructions for kymographs - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 21.5 cm
aj - instructions for smoking stand and burner - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 21.5 cm
ak - instructions for muscle lever - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
al - instructions for inductorium - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
am - parts List - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
an - parts tray - Size: Length 51.0 cm x Width 35.5 cm
Provenance
The Phipps and Bird Physiology kit is from Centennial Secondary School.
Maker
Phipps & Bird Inc.
Site Made (City)
Richmond
Site Made (State)
Virginia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1969
circa 1969
Date Remarks
Date of the publication of the laboratory manual.
Material
paper: off white, black, white, orange, brown.
wood: black, brown
metal: sliver, yellow
pastic: beige, brown, black
rubber: black
cork: light brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Marks on instruction sheets found in an envelope:
" INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN KYMOGRAPHS // #70-060 and #70-070 "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SMOKING STAND AND BURNER // CAT. NO. 70-137-01 "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP MUSCLE-LEVER 70-380 (Basic Unit) WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR 70-390, // 70-400, 70-410, 70-420, 70-430, 70-460, 70-470 and 70-480. "
" PARTS LIST // ALL SIGNAL MAGNETS BASIC STRUCTURE "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING PHIPPS & BIRD STUDENT INDUCTORIUM 70-922 "
"PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL"
" PHIPPS & BIRD, INC // PHYSIOLOGY KITS # 1 AND #2 "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-3
Condition Remarks
This kit has never been used; the smoking stand is missing; there is some staining on the inside of the lid of the box where a large chart was once attached; The chart is still in good condition; the label on the top of the lid is lifting, otherwise the kit is in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
The kit includes experiments for spinal cord and muscle response in frogs and many more.
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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
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Accession Number
997002434 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Two piece lidded container holds a pocket pharmaceutical scale (a) consists of metal bar with incremental measurements attached to concave disc held in place by fulcrum; separate rectangular lid (b) has manufacturers information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
N V Randolph & Co
Site Made (City)
Richmond
Site Made (State)
Virginia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Based on patent
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on scale: "GRAINS"; "0, 5, 10, 15, 20"; engraved on the lid: "DR C H FITCH'S // PRESCRIPTION SCALE // PATD SEPT 29 1885 // MANUFD BY N V RANDOLPH & CO // RICHMOND VA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.967; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display The Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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