AeroChamber Max

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.88

Description:

A cardboard package, printed primarily in blue and white, contains a plastic artifact within an unopened plastic wrapper. The cardboard package features a photographic image of an older man using the artifact within.

The plastic artifact consists primarily of a clear cylindrical body with blue plastic elements at either end of the cylinder. At one end of the cylinder is a flexible mask that is shaped to cover the nose and mouth. There is a round opening at the other end of the artifact.

The plastic wrapper also a folder paper instruction sheet.

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.

Markings:

One surface of the cardboard packaging has the following lot number embossed on its surface: “L/N060222”.

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Diameter: Height = 8, Width = 8, Length = 22.5

Function:

The Aerochamber (referred to a “spacer”) is designed to prevent errors in the use of the pressurized metered dose inhaler.

Condition:

Very good. The cardboard enclosure is slightly worn. The artifact appears to be in new condition.

Manufacturer:

Trudell Medical International, London, On, Canada.

Date of Manufacture: c. 2005

Provenance:

This item was acquired along with a collection of medical artifacts from the home of Dr. Stanley Epstein on February 19, 2019.

Additional Information and References:

Epstein SW, Manning P, Ashley MJ, Corey PN. Survey of the Clinical Use of Pressurized Aerosol Inhalers. Canadian Medical Association Journal 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. American Review of Respiratory Disease (1980), 121:123

Weeke, Eva Rung “Reported Clinical Experiences with Inhaled Terbutaline Aerosol via Spacer Devices.” In Metered Dose Inhalers: An International Workshop (October 17-19, 1983, Mont Ste. Marie, Qc). edited by S. W. Epstein. 105-109. Mississauga, OnL Astra Pharmaceuticals Canada, 1984.

  • Donated to UTSIC