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Clinico's Sterilized Wound Dressing

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Dates
1910
circa 1910 -
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
012004005
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent blue glass Clinico’s Sterilized Wound Dressing jar with non-removable blue metal screw cap; full with roll of gauze bandage and yellow semisolid; base has angled ring push up; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continu…
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Accession Number
012004005
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages
First Aid
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent blue glass Clinico’s Sterilized Wound Dressing jar with non-removable blue metal screw cap; full with roll of gauze bandage and yellow semisolid; base has angled ring push up; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base; cap has slightly domed top, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; rectangular paper label with product information and directions attached to side walls.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Clinico INC.
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1910
circa 1910 -
Date Remarks
Machine made glass jar
Material
glass: blue
paper: tan
ink: red
metal: blue, brass
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “CLINICO’S // STERILIZED WOUND DRESSING // Gauze Bandage 2” x 10 yrds. impregnated with Yellow // Petrolatum U. S. P. // Developed specifically for local therapy of burns, nose packing, // [Illeg.]ound packings, tamponade of drained abcess, etc. // [Illeg.] fine mesh roller // [Illeg.]niformly impregnated // [Illeg.] Yellow Petrolatum // [Illeg.]ge moves easily and // [Illeg.] roller and may be // [Illeg.]ired length. // [Illeg.]O, INC. // N. Y. C. // DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS // BROKEN. // STERILITY NOT GUARANTEED // AFTER OPENING. // STERILIZED AT 259°F UNDER // 20 LBS. PRESSURE FOR 60 // MINUTES. // Made in U. S. A.”; embossed on bottom: “3”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7
Length
5.7 cm
Diameter
6.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over label; major dark discolouration all over tan section of label; major area of loss to label; minor corrosion to metal cap, especially on rolled bottom edge; minor soiling and scratching all over top of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019.
Research Facts
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound; often accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum.
Yellow petrolatum is a semisolid substance made from petroleum; often used in ointments, dressings, and as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion.
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Curity Dermal Suture Packets

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950 - 1960
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
General Surgery
Accession Number
012004006 a-g
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass jar (a) containing five sealed curved Curity Dermal Suture Packets (c-g) with removable cream metal screw cap (b); square white suture packets; bottom has a ring base; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thr…
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Accession Number
012004006 a-g
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Sutures
Suture -- instrumentation
Needles; Suture Techniques
MM= Needles -- suture
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass jar (a) containing five sealed curved Curity Dermal Suture Packets (c-g) with removable cream metal screw cap (b); square white suture packets; bottom has a ring base; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base; rectangular tan paper label with product information and directions attached around almost touching edges; cap has flat top with ring indent, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; lot number noted in perforated holes.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - container - Height 8.2 cm x Diam. 8.3 cm
b - lid - Height 1.2 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
c-g - packets - Length 6.4 xm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Curity Suture Laboratory, Bauer & Black, Division of The Kendall Co.
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950 - 1960
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: grey, green
metal: cream, grey, brass
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Curity ® // suture // packets // CODE 5628 // DERMAL 00 // CUTICULAR // Cutting 92 // M428K // ONE DOZEN PACKETS // NON-BOILABLE – STERILE // DERMAL, U. S. P. // Sutures are ready for use as they come // from packets. They require no moistening. // Packet Fluid: 89.5% Ethanol, // 1% Triethanolamine by volume // 0.5% Benzol and Water q. s. ad 100% // Jar fluid: 95% Isopropyl Alcohol, // 1% Formaldehyde and Water q. s. ad 100% // Conents of Packets certified Sterile // MADE IN U. S. A. // CURITY SUTURE LABORATORY // BAUER & BLACK // Division of The Kendall Co., Chicago”; punched into label: “M428K”; embossed on bottom: “359-12-A // C5 // Ball // [Illeg.]”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label from adhesive residue; minor fading and discolouration all over label; label slightly distorted and separating from glass near back; minor corrosion to metal, especially to front of rolled bottom edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Sutures, Stitches, and Staples.” Wound Care Centers, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Kendall International, Inc.” Company-Histories.com, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Bauer & Black.” MyCompanies, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “Ball Brothers Glass Mfg. Co.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2013.
Research Facts
Sutures are used to close a wound or incision so it can properly heal; sutures are applied using a specialized needle and thread or other material.
The Kendall Company began when Henry P. Kendall purchased a textile mill in Massachusetts in 1903; the company developed into an industry learder in the production of textile based, and other, medical products; The Kendall Company acquired Bauer & Black in 1928.
The logo on the bottom of the jar indicates the jar was manufactured by Ball Brothers Glass Mfg. Co., which used this version of the cursive “Ball” logo from 1933 to 1960.
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Elastikon Porous Adhesive Tape

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Treatment, General
Accession Number
012004001
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container (a) with metal cap (b) contains two full four inche wide rolls of tan fabric adhesive bandage of five yards each (c-d), circular yellowed piece of waxy paper (f) adn circular piece of cardbaord (e); container could hold three bandage rolls.
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Accession Number
012004001
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container (a) with metal cap (b) contains two full four inche wide rolls of tan fabric adhesive bandage of five yards each (c-d), circular yellowed piece of waxy paper (f) adn circular piece of cardbaord (e); container could hold three bandage rolls.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - container - Length 32.0 cm x Diam. 7.7 cm
b - cap - Length 1.3 cm. Length x Diam. 7.9 cm
c-d - tape - Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
e - cardboard support - Diam. 7.1 cm
f - wax spacer - Diam. 7.1 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned from the Mutter Museum collection.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970-1990
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: white, yellow
fabric: tan
metal: gold
ink: red, black
Inscriptions
Printed on cylinder: "ELASTIKON // FLESH TONE ELASTIC // POROUS ADHESIVE TAPE // 12 INCHES 5 YARDS STRETCHED // 4" // U.T.51 // Johnson & Johnson // POROUS ADHESIVE COATING // PERMITS SKIN TO "BREATHE " // THIS PRODUCT HAS NO CONNECTION WITH AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN BY JOHNSON & JOHNSON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bandages are in excellent like new condition; container shows wear; discoloured white base paper, minor surface grime hardener in areas; round adhesive sticker for bandage size has discoloured
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is ranked No. 37 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. J&J is one of the world's most valuable companies.
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GalTel-18 hyfrecator

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Dates
1975
1982
circa 1975-1982
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Archival Items
Classification
Dermatology
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment
Archival, Items
Accession Number
012004010 a-j
Description
GalTel-18 consisting of irregularly shaped control unit (a), cylindrical black rubber and metal electrical cord (b), transparent rectangular plastic needle box (c), small grey metal needles (d-e), rectangular cream paper envelope (f), rectangular cream paper operating manual leaflet (g), rectangula…
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Accession Number
012004010 a-j
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Archival Items
Classification
Dermatology
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Telangiectasis
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Warts -- removal
Electricity
Electrosurgery
Archival
Description
GalTel-18 consisting of irregularly shaped control unit (a), cylindrical black rubber and metal electrical cord (b), transparent rectangular plastic needle box (c), small grey metal needles (d-e), rectangular cream paper envelope (f), rectangular cream paper operating manual leaflet (g), rectangular cream paper order form (h), rectangular cream paper manufacturer letter (i), and rectangular cream paper instruction document (j); control unit has four truncated cone cream rubber feet fastened to corners of base with grey metal screws; control unit has one black metal piece making up rectangular base and modified triangular proper left and proper right sides; control unit body consists of modified triangular white metal housing with milliampere scale and needle under clear and black plastic protective covering, cylindrical black plastic push button, black plastic and grey metal dial, black plastic switch, and circular grey metal jack on front; rectangular grey label with product information attached to back of control unit above two circular metal fasteners; needle cord consists of cylindrical metal plug attached to two cylindrical rubber coated cords fastened together up to mid point, one ending in a large grey metal cylinder and other ending in cylindrical needle chuck handle; needle box consists of rectangular base attached to a rectangular lid by two hinges on the back and a ball clasp on front; box lined with rectangular white paper with company information printed and a layer of white gauze in base and rectangular white paper with company information printed in lid; additional piece of white gauze with two metal needles attached rests inside box; envelope has company information printed on front along with rectangular label; operating manual leaflet has two double side pages with product information and devise illustration on front page and instructions on others; order form has invoice of purchased products printed in black ink on single side; manufacturer letter has refund and addition purchasing information printed in black ink on single side; instruction document has unit mounting instructions with illustrations printed in black ink on single side.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – control unit – Length 15.8 cm Width 11.3 cm Depth 10.1 cm
b – electrical cord – Length 237.7 cm Diameter 4.2
c – needle box – Length 7.5 cm Width 3.8 Depth 2.0
d – needle – Length 2.6 cm
e – needle – Length 2.6 cm
f – envelope – Length 15.1 cm Width 8.9 cm
g – manual – Length 21.6 cm Width 13.9 cm
h – order form – Length 27.9 cm Width 21.6 cm
i – manufacturer letter – Length 27.9 cm Width 21.6 cm
j – instruction document – Length 27.9 cm Width 21.6 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Galvanic Medical Instruments, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Paramus
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1975
1982
circa 1975-1982
Date Remarks
Order form dated 11/01/82
Material
metal: black, white, grey
plastic: clear, white, black
ink: black
paper: cream, white
rubber: black, cream
Inscriptions
Printed on front of control unit: “0 // .5 // 1 // 1.5 // 2 // DC MILLIAMPERES”; printed on control unit dial: “1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9”; engraved around control unit switch: “ON // OFF”; printed on needle box base paper: “GALVANIC MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, // Dermatological Division // S. 105 Farvie[Illeg.]”; printed on needle box base paper: “[Illeg.]IC MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. // Dermatological Division”; Printed on envelope: “GALVANIC MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. // DERMATOLOGICAL DIVISION // S. 105 Fairview Avenue // Paramus, N. J. 07652 // OPERATING MANUAL // AND OTHER // IMPORTANT // DOCUMENTS INSIDE”; printed on front of operating manual leaflet: “GalTel-18 // OPERATING MANUAL // PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY SO THAT YOU AND // YOUR PAPTIENTS CAN OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM THE GALTEL-18.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 (a-e)
0010-F5-4 (a-e)
Storage Room 2005 (f-j)
2005-2-2 Box 4 (f-j)
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor grime all over surface of control unit; ink on control unit label smudged and mostly illegible; minor scratches all over needle box; needle cord slightly distorted from rolling; minor yellowing of envelope; all documents have major creases and minor yellowing but are stable
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Article (online)
Reference Comments
“Understanding Telangiectasia.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Nordqvist, Christian. “How to Treat a Wart.” Medical News Today, 2017. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Research Facts
The GalTel-18 was used in electro surgery; used to treat skin conditions such as telangiectasia and plane warts by manually destroying the tissue.
Telangiectasis, also known as spider veins, occurs when small blood vessels called venules increase in size; this causes patterns of red lines to appear on the skin; although mostly benign, many people wish to have them removed.
Warts are small, rough growths that can appear anywhere on the body; there are a variety of types, often determined by location on the body; plane warts have flat tops and are small and round.
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Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators

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Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d)…
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Accession Number
012004004 a-f
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Silver Nitrate -- therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
MM= Administration Drug, Topical -- applicator
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Cylindrical transparent amber plastic container tube (a) containing set of 36 cylindrical tan wooden Rugby Silver Nitrate Applicators (e) with removable cylindrical plastic stopper (b) rolled rectangular paper label with product information (c) rolled rectangular paper with instructions printed (d) and irregular cylinder wax paper bundle (f); base of container has circular push up; interior sides covered with paper product label and instructions; mold line on side from base to top; bottom of stopper inserted into top of tube; top of stopper is flat with a small triangular projection and four concentric circles on exterior surface; applicator sticks are thin and have one black tip
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – container – Length 17.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
b – cap – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
c – label – Length 15.1 cm Width 9.9 cm
d – instructions – Length 14.1 cm Width 10.8 cm
e – applicators – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 0.2 cm
f – wax bundle - – Length 1.7 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Rugby Laboratories, INC.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1970
1992
circa 1970 - 1992
Date Remarks
Website of Rugby Laboratories claims over 40 years of history; end date year originally accessioned
Material
plastic: amber, white
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label in black ink: “NDC# 0536-0930-01 // RUGBY // SILVER NITRATE // APPLICATORS // 6 inch, 100s // Silver Nitrate 75% // Potassium Nitrate 25% // A convenient method of applying // Silver Nitrate to affected area. // POISON // ANTIDOTE // EXTERNAL – wash with water, then // salt solution. // INTERNAL – give copious drafts of // table salt in water, followed by an emetic // (tablespoon of mustard in a tumbler of // warm water). Then administer a dose of // magnesium sulphate (Epsom Salts) and // follow with milk, raw egg, or boiled starch. // CALL PHYSICIAN // CAUTION – Continuous use of Silver // Nitrate may be the cause of permanent // discolouration at the site of application. // Keep container closed when not in use. // Distributed by // RUGBY LABORATORIES, INC. // ROCKVILLE CENTER // NEW YORK, N. Y. 11570 // POISON // The efficiency of the Silver Nitrate applicator is not // impaired when tip darkens. // Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription. // Used by Physician where escharotic and germicidal action is desired // DIRECTIONS: Moisten medicated tip with distilled water and // apply. One applicator usually sufficient for one application”; stamped on bottom of label in black ink: “1014”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Small dark spots of discolouration all over paper; major yellowing of label at bottom; large presence of black particulate on interior of tube; large ans small dark spots all over paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Silver Nittrate.” RxList, WebMD LLC, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Silver nitrate used on burns and wounds to prevent infections and is an antiseptic wound cauteriser; it can be harmful if exposed to large doses; the label has a “Poison” warning along with antidote information.
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Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer

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Dates
1975
1993
circa 1975 - 1993
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004009
Description
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left…
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Accession Number
012004009
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Home Health
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Pharmacy
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left and proper right sides, lot number on bottom and directions on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Organon Inc.
Site Made (City)
West Orange
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1975
1993
circa 1975 - 1993
Date Remarks
Tempa-Dot trademark filed by Organon Inc. in 1975; originally accessioned in 1993
Material
paper: white
ink: green, navy
plastic: clear, white
Inscriptions
Printed of front of box: “Reorder No. 970P // H 0052-000970 // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // Fahrenheit Scale // Contents: 20 Thermometers”; printed on proper left side of box: “AVOID EXTREMES OF HUMIDITY AND // STORE AT CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE. // Organon // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // BREAK UP // AND DOWN // AND THEN // PULL // Fº // Manufactured for: Organon Inc. West Orange, New Jersey 07052”; printed on proper right side of box: “BREAK UP // AND DOWN // AND THEN // PULL // Fº // This example reads 98.6ºF.”; printed on top of box: “20 UNITS // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // Fahrenheit Scale”; printed on bottom of box: “Organon // © 1975 // Organon Inc. // West Orange, N. J. 07052”; stamped into bottom of box: “A 0 6 2 5 6 1”; printed on back of box: “DIRECTIONS FOR USE – Follow Exactly // 1. OPENING OF THERMOMETER // (a) Hold dispenser case firmly with fist // of one hand. Handle end should point // toward you. // (b) Grasp handle end with thumb and // forefinger of other hand, and // (c) Break handle seal up and down. // (d) Then pull handle firmly and steadily // toward you to remove thermometer. // (Pull handle straight out, avoiding side // to side or up and down motion). // 2. PLACEMENT OF THERMOMETER // (a) Insert thermometer UNDER EITHER // SIDE OF TONGUE AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE. // (b) Grip thermometer with teeth as close to // handle as possible. // (c) Press tongue downward on thermo- // meter and tightly close mouth. // (d) Keep thermometer in mouth a minimum // of 30 seconds. // 3. READ RESULTS // (a) The last dot to completely change color // from white to dark green indicates // temperature. (See example on side of // box).”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
10.1 cm
Width
6.2 cm
Depth
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like newstill sealed
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Bellis, Mary. “The History of the Thermometer.” ThoughtCo, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“Tempa-DOT™ – Sterile.” Medical Indicators, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“TEMPA-DOT Trademark Information.” Tradmarkia, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Research Facts
Thermometers have a long history of medical use; temperature first linked to illness in 1700s and the first practical medical thermometer invented by Sir Thomas Allbutt in 1867.
Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometers use chemical indicators that are activated by heat to measure temperature; disposable thermometers generate more waste than traditional thermometers, but can also be more sanitary and limit the spread of germs between patients.
The Tempa-Dot trademark was first filed filed by Organon Inc. in 1975 and has since been used by 3M and Medical Indicators.
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Uterine Gauze Packing Strips

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
Accession Number
012004008
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information…
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Accession Number
012004008
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages
First Aid
Gynecology
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Obstetrics
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information; base has circular push up with embossed cross symbol; rectangular side walls with round corners, round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base and neck; cap has flat top, vertical indents in sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; embossed on side with manufacturers and ana address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Date Remarks
Mold lines, machine made glass bottle
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan
ink: yellow, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Uterine // Gauze Packing // Strips // 8 Inches x 10 Yards // Folded to 1 Inch Width // IODOFORM 5 PER CENT // NOT STERILIZED // Johnson + Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. CHICAGO ILL. // MADE IN U. S. A.”; embossed on bottom: “2”; embossed on side: "JOHNSON & JOHNSON // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. U. S. A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Length
11.1 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavy soiling and discolouration all over label; small areas of loss to edges of label; minor corrosion all over cap; scratches and areas of loss to finish on top of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Iodoform Gauze.” VitalityMedical.com, Vitality Medical, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019
“Profile: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N).” Reuters, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Iodoform gauze is an antiseptic gauze saturated with the chemical iodoform; used to pack wounds or cavities to prevent infections and reduce the formation of necrotic tissue; uterine gauze specifically used for uterine packing, often after child birth.
Johnson & Johnson was first incorporated in 1887 and is still active as of 2019; the company is involved in the development, manufacture, and sale of healthcare related products.
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Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15206
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940 -1960
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004002 a-k
Description
Rounded rectangular pale turquoise metal tin (a) for Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia filled with eight silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-j) and small paper label (k); box has thin metal base, sides; lid attached to base at back by single hinge and opens by lifting upward; lid held closed by dim…
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Accession Number
012004002 a-k
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Drug Storage
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Rounded rectangular pale turquoise metal tin (a) for Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia filled with eight silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-j) and small paper label (k); box has thin metal base, sides; lid attached to base at back by single hinge and opens by lifting upward; lid held closed by dimple on front; product information and directions printed on lid in black ink; three sizes of capsule wrapped in two types of woven covers, one is solid and the other type is slightly open to read the interior paper label; each capsule has metal staple closure; small paper label has product information printed in black ink on single side.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - tin - Length 6.0 cm Width 4.5 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-c - capsule - Length 5.0 cm Diameter 1.2 cm
d-f - capsule - Length 5.4 cm Diameter 0.9 cm
g-i - capsule - Length 4.8 cm Diameter 0.8 cm
k - lable - Length 3.0 cm Width 1.2 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (U. S. A.) INC.
Site Made (City)
Tuckahoe
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940 -1960
Material
metal: pale green
ink: black
fabric: white
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top of lid in black ink: “12 // ‘VAPOROLE’ ® BRAND // AROMATIC AMMONIA // Each capsule contains // 5.41 minims (0.333 cc.) Alcohol 36% // FOR INHALATION ONLY // Do not use if face is flushed // DIRECTION. – The capsule, enclosed in silken sac, // should be broken between the fingers, and the // vapor carefully inhaled. // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // (U. S. A.) INC., TUCKAHOE, N. Y. // Made in U. S. A. // v6”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and staining all over exterior; major scratching all over exterior surface; small chipping of paint, especially on back hinge and front dimple
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.” Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“VAPOROLE Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, LegalForce, Inc., 2019.
Research Facts
Aromatic ammonia is a type of ‘smelling salts’ used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
Burroughs Wellcome & Co. established in 1880 by Silas Mainville Burroughs and Henry Wellcome; began producing their own product line in 1883; merged with Glaxo in 1995; Vaporole trademarked by Burroughs Wellcome & Co. in 1913.
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wood applicators

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Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
012004003
Description
Group 51 flat irregularly shaped tan wood applicators without container; one end has two thick round projections, one long and one short; wood tapers before becoming thicker at other end, which has a thin round projection on one side.
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Accession Number
012004003
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Description
Group 51 flat irregularly shaped tan wood applicators without container; one end has two thick round projections, one long and one short; wood tapers before becoming thicker at other end, which has a thin round projection on one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Material
wood: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Length
17.6 cm
Width
1.6 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Each item in set is identical
Condition Remarks
Majority are like new; several have minor chipping of wood on ends or minor distortions.
Copy Type
original
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Zonas Red Cross Porous Tape

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970 - 1990
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
012004007 a-ac
Description
Tall cylindrical cream cardboard and metal Zonas Red Cross Porous Tape container tube (a) with removable cylindrical cardboard and metal lid (b) full with 12 cylindrical rolls of tan fabric adhesive tape (c-n) 12 flat circular brown wax paper spacers (o-z) central cylindrical white and brown cardbo…
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Accession Number
012004007 a-ac
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Surgical tape
First Aid
Wounds and Injuries
Description
Tall cylindrical cream cardboard and metal Zonas Red Cross Porous Tape container tube (a) with removable cylindrical cardboard and metal lid (b) full with 12 cylindrical rolls of tan fabric adhesive tape (c-n) 12 flat circular brown wax paper spacers (o-z) central cylindrical white and brown cardboard tube (aa) and two pieces of ripped cellophane strip (ab-ac); metal bottom of container has circular push up and rolled base edge; circular indent in centre of bottom with embossed lines extending outward; top rim has smaller diameter to accommodate lid and wrapped in thin layer of cellophane; outer layer of container consists of coated paper label with product information on front and back; lid has cardboard side walls and metal top that matches bottom of container; each roll of tape constists of tan fabric adhesive tape wrapped around central cardboard cylinder tube with white paper outer layer and manufacture logos printed in red ink; rolls of tape are stacked inside container with wax paper spacer between each roll and held in place with central cardboard tube.
Number Of Parts
29
Part Names
a – container – Length 32.6 cm Diameter 7.9 cm
b – lid – Length 4.5 cm Diameter 7.9 cm
c-n – tape roll – Length 7.0 cm Diameter 2.5 cm
o-z – spacer – Diameter 6.7 cm
aa – central tube – Length 32.4 cm Diameter 2.5 cm
ab – cellophane strip – Length 10.1 cm Width 1.7 cm
ac – cellophane strip – Length 6.9 cm Width 1.2 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1970
1990
circa 1970 - 1990
Date Remarks
Based on similar artifact in collection
Material
paper: cream, brown, white
ink: red, blue, black
metal: grey
fabric: tan
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
“RED CROSS // POROUS // TAPE // ZONAS® // RE-ORDER # 5104 // 1” // 12 INCHES X 10 YARDS // Johnson + Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY // TO OPEN PULL STRING // AND PRESS ALONG STRING LINE // IMPORTANT // Always Store Cylinder ON END. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE – // AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT // JOHNSON & JOHNSON TAPES INCLUDE // THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS, ALL OF WHICH ARE // NOW AVAILABLE WITH POROUS ADHESIVE // COATING - - TO PERMIT THE SKIN TO “BREATH” // ZO TAPE (HEAVY DUTY FABRIC) // ZONAS TAPE (REGULAR WEIGHT FABRIC) // ZONAS FLESH TAPE (WATER REPELLENT) // ELASTIKON ELASTIC CLOTH TAPE // BAND-AID CLEAR TAPE (PERFORATED, TRANS- // PARENT PLASTIC TAPE) // DERMICEL TAPE (A SPECIAL-PURPOSE, DRESSING // TAPE FOR PATIENTS WITH UNUSUAL TAPE // SENSITIVITY - - OR WHERE EASE OF // REMOVAL IS PARAMOUNT) // 12 INCHES X 10 YARDS // THIS PRODUCT HAS NO CONNECTION // WITH AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS.”; printed on plastic: TEAR OFF PAPER TAB AND CELLOPHANE”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor distortion of container, especially to top; plastic around top rim torn; major discolouration all over outer layer of container and lid; major wrinkling of outer layer all over container; top edge of dowel tube distorted, preventing removal of rolls of tape; rolls of tape distorted but stable; minor corrosion to metal bottom, especially around rolled edge; major corrosion to metal all over top of lid
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Zonas Porous Tape.” OrthoCanada, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Profile: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N).” Reuters, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Adhesive tape has a variety of medical applications, including situations requiring immobilization or support such as sprains and strains; Zonas and other porous tapes were designed to allow airflow through the tape to the skin and also allowed easy tearing without the need of scissors.
Johnson & Johnson was first incorporated in 1887 and is still active as of 2019; the company is involved in the development, manufacture, and sale of healthcare related products.
Although the container label features the name “Red Cross,” the label also acknowledges no affiliation with the American National Red Cross.
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