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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
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neptal 3% ampoule

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
997037481
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 tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
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Accession Number
997037481
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Drug Packaging -- 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 tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Poulenc Freres
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Ampoule reads, "NEPTAL 3% // Ampoule 1½ cc. // POULENC FRERES // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: - https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.4526.530 - https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/add9/4317fdd44f704cc2cf0cd045f2e1c65a42ab.pdf - https://www.ndrugs.com/?s=neptal
Research Facts
This can be taken both intravenously or with an intramuscular injection. It works as a diuretic (increases urine production) and helps with hypertension. It is effective, but very dangerous as it contains mercury (mercurial diuretic).
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