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"
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.
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"