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Bal in Oil ampoule

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Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995003077
Description
Glass vial of Bal in oil which consists of a hollow cylindrical glass vial which has a flat, sealed and round bottom and tapers to a sealed point at the top; sealed into the vial is a clear oil; there is also a paper label attached to the outside which has written information about the contents of …
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Accession Number
995003077
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Poisoning -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-toxins, toxins, toxoids, sera -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Glass vial of Bal in oil which consists of a hollow cylindrical glass vial which has a flat, sealed and round bottom and tapers to a sealed point at the top; sealed into the vial is a clear oil; there is also a paper label attached to the outside which has written information about the contents of the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Connaught Medical Research Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: clear
Bal in oil: clear
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Paper label on the vial reads, "Bal in Oil // 10 // (10% Bal in Peanut Oil containing 20% Benzyl Benzoate) // 3 cc // Lot 1-1 // Connaught Medical Research Laboratories // University of Toronto, Toronto, Can."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.2 cm. x Width: 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Vial was dirty and dusty; the top right corner of the paper label is torn and missing; the glass is sealed and the Bal in oil is intact
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.drugs.com/mtm/bal-in-oil.html
https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06782
Research Facts
It is too oily to be absorbed orally, therefore it requires intramuscular injection (also called dimercaprol injection). Used to treat arsenic, gold, lead, copper or mercury poisoning. It removes heavy metals from the blood, such as lead or mercury, and is excreted in urine. It is very allergenic (contains peanut).
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