AeroChamber Plus for Hospital Use

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.87

Description:

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.

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.

Markings:

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

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

Function:

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.

Condition:

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

Manufacturer:

Trudell Medical International, London, On, Canada.

Date of Manufacture: C. late 20th century.

Provenance:

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. 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