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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037463
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Accession Number
997037463
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding -- instrumentation
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Almost pristine; very few spots on glass, near base
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Ampoule stores medicine in liquid form.
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hypodermic case; hypodermic needle case

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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037015 a-b
Description
Hypodermic case (a) is a thin, rectangular-shaped case that is made from fairly heavy gauge steel that is smooth; the case is hinged across the length of the back and the front has a depression clip closing mechanism; on either side of the front clip, there are small cutaways to accomodate fingerna…
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Accession Number
997037015 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- accessories
Description
Hypodermic case (a) is a thin, rectangular-shaped case that is made from fairly heavy gauge steel that is smooth; the case is hinged across the length of the back and the front has a depression clip closing mechanism; on either side of the front clip, there are small cutaways to accomodate fingernails for opening the case; the left cutaway is in the top portion and the right cutaway is in the bottom; protruding from the bottom edge, there is a recessed skirting over which the top closes to seal the case; the holder insert (b) is a rectangular metal holder with an open top and sides formed out of steel that has been bent upwards 90 deg.; the steel is a lighter gauge than the case and is also smooth; the right edge side has additional length of steel that is folded over to hold the hypodermic needles in place; the left side edge is shorter than the others to allow for the extraction of an individual needle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
b - holder insert - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C.H. Bird (1872-1944) of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome and Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Owned by C.H. Bird before his death in 1944
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom of the case is marked "C.H. BIRD, M.D."; the front of the case is stamped, "MADE IN ENGLAND"; the top of the case is marked "TRADEMARK TABLOID BRAND // HYPODERMIC CASE // No. 29 // [unicorn emblem] // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co ["o" superscripted] // LONDON (ENG) NEW YORK MONTREAL // SYDNEY MILAN CAPETOWN // BOMBAY SHANGHAI BUENOS AIRES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
The case shows signs of wear and minor evidence of inactive corrosion; the exterior surfaces exhibit signs of pitting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
For holding hypodermic needles
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sterile water ampoules

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Dates
1927
circa 1927
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037164 a-e
Description
Three closed, hollow, cylindrical bottles (a-c) with flat bottom and straight sides which taper to a short neck that flares to a tear-shaped tip with rounded edge; (a) has a colour-coded band around the neck to distinguish its contents from the other two (b,c); these three ampoules fit into a recta…
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Accession Number
997037164 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding -- instrumentation
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Three closed, hollow, cylindrical bottles (a-c) with flat bottom and straight sides which taper to a short neck that flares to a tear-shaped tip with rounded edge; (a) has a colour-coded band around the neck to distinguish its contents from the other two (b,c); these three ampoules fit into a rectangular-shaped box (e); the lid (d) is paper-covered cardboard with seams on the top edges; an identification label is sealed over top of the paper-covered cardboard on the front side; the lid fits onto the box bottom (e); this is a shallow, hollow rectangular box with three rectangular-shaped built-in dividers that fit in the box to hold the ampoules in an upright position; the box bottom is paper-covered cardboard with an identification label sealed over it; a further third label is sealed over top of the previous label and is also an identification label, but in a different format.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - ampoule - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
b - ampoule - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - ampoule - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
d - box lid - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
e - box bottom - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Sherman Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1927
circa 1927
Material
paper: blue
cardboard: green
glass: clear blue
Inscriptions
(d) Side of box lid has "3" with illegible writing; it also has, "NOM DEPOSE // p (Y-phenylpropylamino) phenyl-sulpho-// namide [alpha]-Y-sodium disulphonate // 3 AMPOULES de 10 c.c."; a mailing label on box bottom (e) reads, "H. GODFREY BIRD, M.B. // M.R.C.P. (Lond.), F.R.C.P. (C.) // Telephone 595 GANANOQUE, ONT.", with an identification section which reads, "FOR // RETURN BOTTLE WITH LABEL // SHAKE WELL"; handwritten on label in blue ink are the words, "Sterile Water for Inj. // Aminophylline Inj. // Calcium Gluconate"; the label is loose, revealing the original writing: "Indiquee // principalement // dans les // infections // causees par le // treptocoque // et le // Meningocoque // [illeg.] // FRERES // [illeg.] // LTEE // 204 PLACE YOUVILLE - MONTREAL // 30"; a sticker at the back which originally sealed both the box lid and the box bottom reads, "POULENC FRERES DU CAN // ADA LIMITED. LABORATOIRES", which border the logo "PF [the two letters superimposed on one another]"; the three ampoules have the words, "10 CC. SIZE NO. 91 // SERIAL NO. 37425 // STERILE // WATER // FOR INJECTION // SHERMAN LABORATORIES // DETROIT, MICH."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly worn on the exterior
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Scientific Instruments Laboratory Apparatus and Supplies (JC-141)", Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1942, p. 665 (similar to item 44000) (see attached photocopy)
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037249
Description
BD Luer-lok stopcock, which consists of a metal tight-fitting valve that attaches to the end of a BD syringe; both ends are open with one end being a metal tube tapering to a small opening; the tube is attached to a square, hollow metal body and continues to a cylindrical tube with a round, protrud…
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Accession Number
997037249
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
Description
BD Luer-lok stopcock, which consists of a metal tight-fitting valve that attaches to the end of a BD syringe; both ends are open with one end being a metal tube tapering to a small opening; the tube is attached to a square, hollow metal body and continues to a cylindrical tube with a round, protruding lip with two flattened anti-roll sides; a moveable lever handle with a round knob fits on top of the Luer-lok and is used to open or close opening of tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Becton, Dickinson Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Embossed around funnel of opening: "BD LUER-LOK // PAT. NO. 1742497"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-7
Dimension Notes
Length 3.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Tiny scratches on metal; no corrosion apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Scientific Instruments Laboratory Apparatus and Supplies Catalog (JC-141)," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, pp. 707 (similar to item # 53168, Luer-Lok) (see attached photocopy); "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," The J.F. Hartz Co., Toronto, 1960, p. 291 (6-MS01) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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