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gas gangrene antitoxin

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Dates
1914
1917
circa 1914-1917
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1934.31.1 a-d
Description
Long-necked amber glass bottle of gas gangrene antitoxin (a) with a cork stopper; applied paper label describing contents in German; cork stopper is covered in paper which is tied in place with a string and held shut with a metal seal; bottle is contained in a two-piece cardboard box (c-d) which is…
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Accession Number
1934.31.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Germany
Military Medicine
Gas Gangrene
Description
Long-necked amber glass bottle of gas gangrene antitoxin (a) with a cork stopper; applied paper label describing contents in German; cork stopper is covered in paper which is tied in place with a string and held shut with a metal seal; bottle is contained in a two-piece cardboard box (c-d) which is rectangular and open at the top; box also contained an instruction sheet in German (b) which is currently missing.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
b - instruction sheet - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 21.0 cm
c - inner part of box - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
d - outer part of box - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Jean Chatham Duncan
Maker
Behringwerke GmbH Bremen und Marburg
Site Made (City)
Marburg
Site Made (State)
Hesse
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1914
1917
circa 1914-1917
Date Remarks
One bottle in the 1934.31 group has the date "Dec. 21, 1917"; Behringwerke GmbH was founded in 1914; Dr. Behring died in 1917
Material
glass: brown
metal: grey
paper: cream, black, brown, red
fabric: red
Inscriptions
Stamped in either side of metal seal on (a): "BEHRINGWERKE"; printed on paper label on (a): "20 ccm // Gasödem-Serum // Op.-Nr. 14b // 14b // Behringwerke G. m. b. H. // Bremen und Marburg a. L." [20 cc // Serum for Gas Gangrene // Op.-Nr. 14b // 14b // Behringwerke LLC // Bremen and Marburg an der Lahn]; Printed on paper label on exterior of box (d): "20 ccm // Gasödem-Serum // Op.-Nr. 14b // Behringwerke G. m. b. H. // Bremen und Marburg a. L."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Condition Remarks
#1: Serum has evaporated; dirty; #2: outer box is torn on one edge; bottle still contains some hardened contents.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
See "Bulletin," Vol. 8, No. 3, Dec. 1934, p. 47; "Geschichte des Behringwerks oHG und der Behringwerke G.m.b.H." on the Philipps-Universität Marburg website
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