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Ammonia Inhalants

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Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut …
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Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product and company information appears on exterior of top, bottom, back, and proper right side; directions with illustrations appear on front; capsules consist of hard cylinder wrapped in soft cream fabric and silken mesh with both ends tied closed around the cylinder; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.4 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-e – capsules – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
f – insert – Length 9.9 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Mine Safety Appliances Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Date Remarks
Similar items in other museum collections; new MSA letter logo introduced in 1967
Material
paper: brown, cream
fabric: cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom of box: “MINE SAFETY // APPLIANCES CO. // EFFICIENCY // SERVICE SAFETY // PITTSBURGH PA // AMMONIA INHALANTS // (Aromatized Ammonia – Alcohol 38 %) // 10 Per Package // Cat. No. FA - 2156”; printed on front of box: “Crush inhalant // between thumb and // finger // Hold about 4 inches from nose. // As ammonia gets weaker, hold closer. // Try the strength of inhalant by placing // it under your own nose at about // one minute intervals. When too // weak, use another inhalant”; printed on back of box: “AMMONIA INHALANTS // Aromatized Ammonia : : Alcohol 38 % // Active Ingredients: Ammonia Carbonate, Stronger // Ammonia Water, Oil Lemon, Oil Lavender and Oil // Nutmeg. // 10 Per Package Containing 1/3 cc. Each. // MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; stamped on proper right side of box: “9 D 11”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and foxing all over box; minor distortion to back of box; minor soiling and foxing all over insert; minor discolouration on ends of capsules
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Our History.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“1960 – 1969 A decade of MSA in review.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Collections Online.” Bulkley Valley Museum, Bulkley Valley Museum Society, 2019. Accessed 19 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
The Mine Safety Appliance Company was founded by John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike following a tragic mining accident in 1912; with the help of Thomas Edison, they developed an electric mining lamp that helped reduce mine explosions; from there, the company expanded and developed a wide variety of safety products for a variety of applications; this Ammonia Inhalant set was likely produced before 1967 because of the absence of the “MSA” logo first introduced in 1967.
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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
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Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
Number Of Parts
24
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - digitaline - Size: Length 4.8 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
c - mersalyl B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.5 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
d - amyl nitrate - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
e - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
f - adrenalin chloride - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
g - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
h - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
i - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
j - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
k - carbachol B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
l - antistine - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
m - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
n - solution pentobarbital sodium - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
o - carbachol - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
p - solution pentobarbital - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
q - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
r - salyrgan/theophylline solution - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
s - ethophylline - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
t - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
u - nikethamide - Size: Length 5.9 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
v-w - blades - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.1 mm.
x - paper wrapper - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
paper: cream; black
glass: clear; brown
wood: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C.M. Bracken, M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
# 1: (b-u): paper labels show wear; # 2: no damage; #3: no new damage; #4: decomposing liquids
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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Dates
1963
1970
circa 1963
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001383 a-b
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, and is 1/3 full of capsules
Accession Number
000001383 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- vitamin supplement, prescription -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, and is 1/3 full of capsules
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
1970
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream; brown; orange; black
metal: red; white
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 S.G.C. No. 227 [printed] // 7 50 [handwritten] // ANATOLA // OLEOVITAMIN A // CAPSULES U.S.P. // 50,000 I.U. // NOTE: For Therapeutic Use // Only. // Anatola – Reg. T.M. // Stock 7-227-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed] // L [encircle] R 204 B – HB [stamped]"; right side: "For the treatment of Vitamin A deficiencies. // ADULT DOSE – 1 capsule daily, or as directed // by the physician. // Keep Bottle Securely Closed In a Cool, Dry // Place. [printed]"; left side: right side repeated in French; bottom: "3 // 75 1 [embossed]"; (b) "P D [embossed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row B
Length
a - 10.2 cm
Width
a - 4.4 cm
Depth
a - 3.2 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing; some corrosion on cap where paint is scratched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Hemmorocaine ointment

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Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed prod…
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Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Pharmacy
Pain -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Drug Packaging
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information attached to front of box; metal tube cylindrical for most of body with flat section at bottom; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information wrapped around body of tube, covering most of surface; top of tube has cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cap is cylindrical with black ribbed domed plastic top, vertical indents in sides, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 13.4 cm Width 3.4 cm Depth 2.7 cm
b – tube – Length 13.1 cm Width 4.0 cm Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream
metal: teal, grey
ink: navy
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box and tube label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // OINTMENT // HEMMOROCAINE // (I & B) // Each ounce contains: Acid Boric 20 grs.; // Calomel 10 grs.; Starch Powder 65 grs.; // Zinc Oxide 65 grs.; Benzocaine 10 grs. // To relieve the itching of hemorrhoids ap- //ply locally or rectally with pile pipe. Net Content 1 ½ ozs. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over box; minor tears to top of tube label; top centre of cap broken and detached
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Artifact label (006.033.051)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Hemmorocaine was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for the symptom related to hemorrhoids; it was a topical cream with benzocaine, a local anesthetic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder

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Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033001
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; met…
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Accession Number
006033001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; metal ends have rolled edges; bottom has circular push up; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // HOSPITAL AND NURSERY // TALCUM POWDER // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, // SOOTHING DRY LUBRICANT, BUFFERED // FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN // AN AIR BLOWN TALCUM POWDER // CONTAINING NO BORIC ACID, ZINC // COMPOUNDS, OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // Content: 10 oz. net weight”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
12.7 cm
Diameter
7.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over metal pieces; minor soiling and fading all over label; minor vertical distortion of label near back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder

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Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033002
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; met…
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Accession Number
006033002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; metal ends have rolled edges; bottom has circular push up; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // HOSPITAL AND NURSERY // TALCUM POWDER // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, // SOOTHING DRY LUBRICANT, BUFFERED // FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN // AN AIR BLOWN TALCUM POWDER // CONTAINING NO BORIC ACID, ZINC // COMPOUNDS, OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // Content: 10 oz. net weight”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
12.7 cm
Diameter
7.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over top metal piece; major active and inactive corrosion all over bottom metal piece; minor soiling and fading all over label, with large areas of discolouration near back; minor vertical distortion of label near back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital & Nursery Talcum

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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033003
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of…
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Accession Number
006033003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of female nurse’s face in front centre; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, pale green
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “HOSPITAL & NURSERY // TALCUM // TALC // pour HOPITAUX ET POUPONNIERES // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, SOOTHING DRY // LUBRICANT FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN. // CONTAINS NO BORIC ACID, ZINC COM- // POUNDS OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS. // Contents: 10 oz. Net Weight”; stamped on label in ink: “892029”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over; minor fading of label; minor corrosion all over metal bottom, especially on rolled edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital & Nursery Talcum

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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033004
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of…
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Accession Number
006033004
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of female nurse’s face in front centre; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, pale green
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “HOSPITAL & NURSERY // TALCUM // TALC // pour HOPITAUX ET POUPONNIERES // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, SOOTHING DRY // LUBRICANT FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN. // CONTAINS NO BORIC ACID, ZINC COM- // POUNDS OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS. // Contents: 10 oz. Net Weight”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 894032”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over; minor fading of label; minor corrosion all over metal bottom, especially on rolled edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Merthiolate Swabs and Ammonia

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004007 a-n
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 5 cylindrical orange cardboard containers of M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swabs (b-f) two cylinder white cardboard containers (g, j) with removable slide-off cylindrical red and white cardboard caps (h, k) each containing irregular cylindrica…
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Accession Number
018004007 a-n
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- container
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging
Inhalation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 5 cylindrical orange cardboard containers of M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swabs (b-f) two cylinder white cardboard containers (g, j) with removable slide-off cylindrical red and white cardboard caps (h, k) each containing irregular cylindrical transparent glass ampoules filled with semi transparent yellow Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia (i, l) and 2 conical cream paper Dixie cups (m, n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information appears on top, proper left and proper right sides; manufacturer information on back and information about additional products printed on front; M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swabs have cylindrical orange cardboard top section with pointed top, thinner cylindrical yellow cardboard bottom section, and product information and directions printed on exterior surface; Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia containers have product information and direction printed on exterior surface; ampoules are mostly cylindrical with one bulbous section and one end with rounded point; single red dot on bulbous section; Dixie cups are flat and unfold to form conical drink vessel for liquid Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-f – M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swab– Length 5.4 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
g – container tube – Length 6.9 cm Diameter 1.4 cm
h – cap – Length 0.8 cm Diameter 1.6 cm
i – ampoule – Length 6.1 cm Diameter 1.1 cm
j – container tube – Length 6.9 cm Diameter 1.4 cm
k – cap – Length 0.8 cm Diameter 1.6 cm
l – ampoule – Length 6.3 cm Diameter 1.1 cm
m – cup – Length 9.8 cm Diameter 9.5 cm
n – cup – Length 9.8 cm Diameter 9.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream, white, brown
ink: green, navy, blue, black, orange, yellow, red
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. # 72 // MERTHIOLATE SWABS // AND AMMONIA // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // OTHER FIRST AID PRODUCTS // Neutralize – A B T for Burns – Flex Splints // Basket Stretchers – Oxygen Equipment. // (K)”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; stamped on proper left side of box: “MERTHIOLATE // AND AMMONIA”; printed on M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swab containers: “M. S. C. TINCTURE // MERTHIOLATE // SWAB // 1:1000 // APPROX. 10 MINIMS // Sodium Ethyl Mercuri // Thiosalicylate, Lilly // ALCOHOL 50% MEDICAL SUPPLY CO. // ROCKFORD, ILL. // POINT DOWN // CRUSH // HERE // BEFORE REMOVING // CAP”; printed on Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia container: “2 CC. SIZE AMPOULE // AROMATIC SPIRIT OF AMMONIA // U. S. P. ALCOHOL 65% // For Shock, Nausea, Fainting, etc. // Remove ampoule from tube and hold upright. // Snap off tip at score mark. Shake contents (equal to // one teaspoonful) into half glass of water and drink // as a stimulant or may also be used full strength // on cotton or gauze for inhalation. // DISTRIBUTED BY // MEDICAL SUPPLY CO. ROCKFORD, ILL.”; printed on one side of Dixie cups: “Dixie ®”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; this ammonia can also be taken orally in a solution with water; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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morphine & atropine

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Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
993004286 a-b
Description
Dark brown glass bottle of morphine & atropine is half-full with rubber top suitable for injections; in original blue cardboard box; to determine if evaporation is occurring, a paper label was placed exactly on the line of liquid & dated Dec. 15, 1993.
Accession Number
993004286 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Dark brown glass bottle of morphine & atropine is half-full with rubber top suitable for injections; in original blue cardboard box; to determine if evaporation is occurring, a paper label was placed exactly on the line of liquid & dated Dec. 15, 1993.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 3.9 cm.
b - bottle - Size: Length 7.6 cm. x Diameter3.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Material
pasteboard: white; blue; black; red
metal: silver
paper: white; red; black
rubber: tan
glass: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "477 // POISON // STERILE SOLUTION // MORPHINE and ATROPINE // 33 c.c. // A sterile bacteriostatic solution con- // taining Morphine Sulphate 1/4 grain and // Atrophine Sulphate 1/150 grain in one cubic // centimetre. // THE J.F. HARTZ CO. LIMITED // TRADE MARK // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // HALIFAX TORONTO MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
(a): shows wear & grime; (b): opened
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