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"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Length 5.6 cm x Diam 1.2 cm
Connie Cox, RN, retired; Internet: Medical dictionary
Diazepam is a tranquilizer used in the treatment of anxiety and tension and as a sedative, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant; this ampoule marked as an "investigational drug."
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Cypripedium: bogs from Nova Scotia to Nebraska, South to Mississippi and Alabama; parts used: rhizome and root; uses: sedative and nerve medicine; for insomnia in domestic American medicine; official preparation: U.S.P 1863-1916.
A glass, cylindrical-shaped bottle with a plastic screw-on cape has a paper label wrapped around it and contains tablets.
Number Of Parts
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Diam. 3.0 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
H. Powell Chemical Co. Ltd.
paper: white; brown
On label: "POWELL // No. 56 // COSULATE // Sedative – Expectorant // Dihydrocodeinone bitartrate 1/20 gr. // Potassium guaiacolsulplhonate 2 gr. // Terpin hydrate 2 gr. // dl Amphetamine sulphate 1/30 gr. // Administration – 3 or 4 tablets daily // For control of nocturnal coughing // spasms 2 tablets at bedtime. // Dihydrocodeinone bitartrate is more // prompt in its antitussive effect and // requires much smaller doses than // codeine. It is also non-constipative // and causes less inhibition of ex- // pectoration"; on side of label, perpendicular to other text, with a box drawn around each entry: "CONTENTS CONTROL // 40 65586"