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AeroChamber Plus for Hospital Use

Stan Epstein Respiratory Medicine · IHPST

An unopened clear plastic wrapper contains a cylindrical plastic artefact. The artefact consists of a clear cylinder with black printing. On either end of the cylinder are blue plastic elements. At one end, a lighter blue plastic cap covers an opening. There is also a paper instruction sheet within the plastic packaging.

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.87

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.


The printing on the exterior of the artefact includes the following message: “FOR HOSPITAL USE ONLY”.

Dimensions (cm): Diameter = 5, Length = 20.


The Aerochamber (referred to a “spacer”) was designed to prevent errors in the use of the pressurized metered dose inhaler. This prototype was created for clinical trials of the device.


Excellent: There is no obvious damage or wear to this artefact.

Associated Instruments:


Trudell Medical International, London, On, Canada.

Date of Manufacture: C. late 20th century.


This item was acquired along with a collection of medical artefacts 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. <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.

Historical Notes:


  • Donated to UTSIC