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.
Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.88
Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.
One surface of the cardboard packaging has the following lot number embossed on its surface: “L/N060222”.
Box: Diameter: Height = 8, Width = 8, Length = 22.5
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. 2005
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