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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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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000001445 a-c
Description
A cylindrical brown glass vial (b) sealed with a metal cap moulded over vial lip and neck, in a cardboard box (a) with a paper leaflet (c); vial has a paper label around circumference and is full of fluid; box has a round, fluorescent orange sticker on the back and a square white sticker on the bot…
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Accession Number
000001445 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Adrenal Cortex Diseases
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A cylindrical brown glass vial (b) sealed with a metal cap moulded over vial lip and neck, in a cardboard box (a) with a paper leaflet (c); vial has a paper label around circumference and is full of fluid; box has a round, fluorescent orange sticker on the back and a square white sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box
b - vial
c - leaflet
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
glass: brown
metal: silver
paper: cream; red; black; orange; white
ink: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "10 CC. S-V No. 20 // STERI-VIAL // ESCHATIN // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // SUPRARENAL // CORTEX EXTRACT // Each 1 cc. contains // 50 dog units. // Contains // 0.5% Phenol // STOCK No. 35-20-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "A standardized Extract of the edrenal // cortex hormone. // "Steri-Vial" designates certain sterile multiple dose // packages supplied by Parke, Davis & Company. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE, // PREFERABLY IN A REFRIGERATOR"; back: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // LABORATORIES // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // BRANCHES // MONTREAL TORONTO WINNIPEG"; left side: "The word Eschatin (derived from the // Greek meaning // "cortex") designates the cortical hor- // mone as manufactured by Parke, Davis & Co."; top: "10 CC. // STERI-VIAL // ESCHATIN"; bottom: "J W"; (b) front: "10 CC. S-C No. 20 // STERI-VIAL // ESCHATIN // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // SUPRARENAL // CORTEX EXTRACT // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // L C 308 A"; back: "A standardized extract of the // adrenal cortex hormone. // each cc. contains 50 dog units. // Contains 0.5% Phenol // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE, PREFER- // ABLY IN A REFRIGERATOR."; bottom: "T.C.W. CO. // 7 // U.S.A."; (c) To the Medical Profession // ESCHATIN // THERAPEUTIC APPLICATION // [text follows] // DOSAGE // [text follows] // GENERAL DISCUSSION // [text follows] // PHARMACOLOGY // [text follows] // PACKAGES //[text follows] // BIBLIOGRAPHY // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY, LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // W. L. Rev. 3–48"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row F
Dimension Notes
a - box - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
c - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Box yellowing, dented, scuffed, and dirty; top flap has been torn and repaired with tape; no apparent problems with vial; leaflet yellowed with some dirt at top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
artefact
Reference Comments
leaflet with artefact
Research Facts
Extract of the adrenal cortex; treats Addison's disease, shock, infectious disease, febrile disease, toxemia of pregnancy, and asthenia.
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