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Antidiphtheric Serum piston syringe kit

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001260 a-i
Description
Kit consists of (a) a wooden box with lid (b); a glass syringe barrel (c) stopped at needle end with a rubber stopper and at plunger end with a metal stopper with a hole in the centre to permit the piston to be screwed into the plunger (d); the plunger is a T-shaped metal rod with a threaded end; (…
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Accession Number
000001260 a-i
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Diphtheria Antitoxin -- therapeutic use
Diphtheria -- drug therapy
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Kit consists of (a) a wooden box with lid (b); a glass syringe barrel (c) stopped at needle end with a rubber stopper and at plunger end with a metal stopper with a hole in the centre to permit the piston to be screwed into the plunger (d); the plunger is a T-shaped metal rod with a threaded end; (e) a metal ring that fits around the syringe barrel; the ring has two wings that allow the syringe to be gripped when the plunger is pushed; (f) a sealed envelope; (g) a card with instructions for assembling the syringe; (h,i) two leaflets with product information.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - syringe barrel - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - plunger - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
e - ring (with wings) - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
f - envelope - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.1 cm
g - instruction card - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm
h - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 12.6 cm
i - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 41.7 cm x Width 10.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Expiry date
Material
paper: cream; brown; red; black
wood: yellow-brown
rubber: grey
glass: brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(b) "[illeg.] TIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // [illeg.] P. EIGHTH REVISION IN PISTON SYRINGE // No. 4000 ANTITOXIC UNITS // We [illeg.] recommend that this parcel be returned after [printed] Dec 3-10 [stamped], to be replaced with // fresh product. Ther serum will, however, retain its potency for a much longer // period if kept under proper conditions. // KEEP [illeg.] PRODUCT AT AS UNIFORM TEMPERATURE AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY BETWEEN 40° AND 60° F // LICENSE No. 1, issued to Parke, Davis & Co. by the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S.A., under provision // of Act approved July 1st, 1902. // PREPARED IN THE [illeg.] BORATORIES OF // [illeg.] ARKE, D [illeg.] OIT, MICH. U.S.A."; (c) "012195 – F [stamped] // ANTIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // No. 4 4000 Antitoxic Units // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., DETROIT, MICH."; (f) "Extra Washer // for Needle."; (g) "Screw piston into rubber plunger and // Rotate Plunger // several times to break up any adhesions // before attempting to expel serum"; (h) "Antidiphtheric Serum // (U.S.P. Eighth Revision) // IN PISTON SYRINGE // LICENSE No. 1 // ISSUED TO PARKE, DAVIS & CO. BY THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, U.S.A., // UNDER THE PROVISION OF ACT APPROVED JULY 1, 1902 // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS. // [text follows] // Dosage. – [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed] // 34926"; (i) "BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. // LICENSE NO. 1 // [text follows] // SERUMS. // [text follows] // VACCINES. // [text follows] // TOXINS. // [text follows] // MISCELLANEOUS. // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed] // 34909"
Permanent Location
a-e: Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row B
f-i: Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Condition Remarks
Box is stained and dirty; paper label on box water marked and torn around edges; all metal parts show some corrosion; all paper parts are yellowed; instruction card has a dark stain on left edge; leaflets are tattered around edges
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (c).
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Antidiphtheritic Serum container

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Dates
1901
circa 1901
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001080
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference and a circular label on top; contains metallic balls (lead?) of varying sizes.
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Accession Number
000001080
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Diphtheria Antitoxin
Diphtheria -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-biotics -- container
Description
Cylindrical wooden container with lid, wrapped with a paper label around circumference and a circular label on top; contains metallic balls (lead?) of varying sizes.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1901
circa 1901
Date Remarks
Label gives Oct. 10, 1901 as a "best before" date.
Material
paper: red; yellow; black
wood: light brown
Inscriptions
Top: "Antidiphtheritic // Serum. // Standard, X, No. 2 // This bulb contains 1000 Antitoxic units, // irrespective of the quantity of fluid. // 799460 [stamped] // Keep in a cool, dark place. // PREPARED IN THE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY OF // Parke, Davis & Co. // [illeg.] T, MICH. U.S.A."; back: "We would recommend that this parcel be returned after // OCT 10 1901 [stamped], to be replaced with fresh product. // This serum will, however, retain its potency for a // much longer period, if kept under proper conditions. // [a series of illustrations for use listed here] // HOLDING BULB. // BREAKING NECK OF BULB. // OBTAINING LAST DROPS. // KEEP IN A COOL, DARK PLACE."; top: "[illeg.] N [illeg.] // 5 [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 8.3 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels are discoloured and 2/3 of the label on top is missing; label surrounding container is torn and a piece (approx. 2.0 x 1.5 cm) is missing; exposed wood on top and bottom is dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000
Images
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