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diazepam ampoule

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Connie Cox Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
003017007
Description
A bronze glass ampoule of 2 cc diazepam; solution is clear.
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Accession Number
003017007
Collection
Connie Cox Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- substance abuse
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Tranquilizing Agents
Sedatives, Nonbarbiturate
MM= Drugs -- depressants
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A bronze glass ampoule of 2 cc diazepam; solution is clear.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Ms. Connie Cox, RN, as a teaching aid for instructing nurses at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: brown
ink: white, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on ampoule: "2 CC 10 mg // INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG // diazepam // Vallum Roche // 2 CC = 10 mg // To Be Used By Qualified Investigator Only // Reg. Trade Mark // Hoffmann-La Roche Limited // Montreal, Canada"; "LOT 1 568"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6 cm x Diam 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: https://www.medicinenet.com/diazepam-injection/article.htm
Research Facts
It is injected intravenously or intramuscularly. Used to treat: anxiety, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, seizures, hallucinations, agitation Also used pre-operation to induce drowsiness, forgetfulness and decrease anxiety. From a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (which affect the central nervous system) it allows the brain to send inhibitory signals through the nerves to calm the body.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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Serpina tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8217
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1982.25.1
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
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Accession Number
1982.25.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Insomnia -- drug therapy
Hypertension -- drug therapy
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. K. J. R. Wightman, from the effects of Dr. K. J. R. Wightman, possibly originally from the effects of Dr. Duncan Graham.
Maker
The Himalaya Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Bombay
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; pink
ink: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on upper small paper label: "500 TABLETS"; on large label: "SERPINA // TABLETS // FOR // INSANITY, INSOMNIA // HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE // EPILEPSY & HYSTERIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
The British Medical Dictionary
Research Facts
"Reserpine one of the crystalline alkaloids of Rauwolfia serpentina it is indicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and hypertension. Cases of depression in rauwolfia therapy in hypertension have been reported, and it is advisable to suspend the drug where these symptoms appear."; "Rauwolfia the dried root of Rauwolfia serpentina it is a sedative and hypnotic widely used in India for insomnia and certain types of insanity."
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
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valium diazepan ampoule

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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
997037472
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
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Accession Number
997037472
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- substance abuse
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Anticonvulsants -- therapeutic use
Epilepsy -- drug therapy
Seizures -- drug therapy
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
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Hoffman-La Roche Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Ampoule reads, "2 cc/10 mg // Pr [enclosed in box] VALIUM® // diazepam // ROCHE // I.V. or I.M. // Hoffman-La Roche // Limited // Montreal, Canada // Lot Exp. Date // 3218 SEP70"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting on glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: https://www.medicinenet.com/diazepam-injection/article.htm
Research Facts
It is injected intravenously or intramuscularly. Used to treat: anxiety, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, seizures, hallucinations, agitation Also used pre-operation to induce drowsiness, forgetfulness and decrease anxiety. From a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (which affect the central nervous system) it allows the brain to send inhibitory signals through the nerves to calm the body.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
Images
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