A cardboard package, printed primarily in yellow, contains a plastic artifact in an unopened clear plastic wrapping. The plastic artifact consists of yellow plastic and clear plastic elements. At one end of the plastic artifact is a mask shaped to cover the nose and mouth of a child. A cylindrical “spacer” chamber is attached to the mask with a valve between the two elements.
The sealed plastic wrapping contains an instruction sheet. The cardboard package contains two additional paper information sheets.
Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.90
Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.
The cardboard packaging contains the following embossed lot number on one surface: “(L) 050119”.
Box: Diameter: Height = 8, Width = 8, Length = 21
The Aerochamber (referred to a “spacer”) is designed to prevent errors in the use of the pressurized metered dose inhaler.
Very good. The cardboard enclosure is slightly worn. The artifact appears to be in new condition.
Trudell Medical International, London, On, Canada.
Date of Manufacture: c. 2003
This item was acquired along with a collection of medical artifacts from the home of Dr. Stanley Epstein on February 19, 2019.
Epstein SW, Manning P, Ashley MJ, Corey PN. Survey of the Clinical Use of Pressurized Aerosol Inhalers. <i>Canadian Medical Association Journal</i> 120 (1979): 813-816.
D. Corr, M. Dolovich, D. McCormack, R. Ruffin, G. Ominski, M. Newhouse: The Aerochamber: A New Demand /Inhalation Devise for Delivery of Aerosolized Drugs. <i>American Review of Respiratory Disease</i> (1980), 121:123
Weeke, Eva Rung “Reported Clinical Experiences with Inhaled Terbutaline Aerosol via Spacer Devices.” In <i>Metered Dose Inhalers: An International Workshop (October 17-19, 1983, Mont Ste. Marie, Qc).</i> edited by S. W. Epstein. 105-109. Mississauga, OnL Astra Pharmaceuticals Canada, 1984.
- Donated to UTSIC