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Dunning colorimeter; renal function test

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and…
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Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and two holes for comparing sample and standards; there is a paper label on inside of lid
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - main wooden box - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - comparison box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
c - glass test tube - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d-p - glass ampoules x 13 - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Hynson, Westcott and Company Pharmaceutical Chemists
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Range of 1910-1949 given by Ohiolink
Material
metal: black; brown
wood: brown
glass: clear
paper: discoloured white
fabric cover: black
wood:
Inscriptions
Label attached to inside of lid reads, "DUNNING COLORIMETER FOR ESTIMATING QUANTITY OF PHENOLSULPHONEPHTHALEN EXCRETED WHEN APPLYING THE ROWNTREE-GERAGHTY RENAL FUNCTION TEST. DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING TEST - [listed] - HYNSON, WESTCOTT & COMPANY PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS BALTIMORE, MARYLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
The main wooden box has a few minor marks from normal wear; the labelling inside is somewhat faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (IC-141) Chemistry Industrial Testing Biological Sciences," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 662 (similar to item 43170) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Phenolsulphonphthalein ampoule

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037443
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
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Accession Number
997037443
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; red
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "Phenolsulphon- // phthalein // 6 Mg. IN 1 C.C. // HYNSON, // WESTCOTT & DUNNING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: https://drugs.ncats.io/substance/I6G9Y0J1OJ https://www.britannica.com/science/phenolsulfonphthalein-test https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC323325/
Research Facts
It is used as a test to diagnose kidney problems and diseases (injected intravenously) and as a estrogenic stimulus. Urine tests are done to diagnose kidneys, the amount of phenol red excreted indicates kidney function (more excreted: the better the kidneys are working; less excreted: indicates chronic kidney conditions). It can enhance growth of cells that have estrogen receptors, because phenol red is an estrogen mimic.
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