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Stan Epstein Respiratory Medicine · IHPST

2019.ihpst.94.1 – A white-coloured rectilinear cardboard package contains a deep blue plastic pocket. The pocket has a snap closure.

Within the plastic pocket are three blue plastic pieces. The first consists of two circular faces with a collapsible bag joining them to form a chamber. The second is a mouthpiece that attaches to one side of this chamber. The top surface of this mouthpiece has a circular socket to attach the pressurized reservoir of a metered dose inhaler.

The third piece is a second mouthpiece nearly identical to the first, but in slightly deeper colour and with other minor changes.

The package also contains a paper information sheet.

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.94

Alternative Name: InspirEase Drug Delivery System

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.


The paper package contains the following information:
“Lot: R460201”

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 9.8, Width = 15, Length = 4.5


The spacer is designed to prevent errors in the use of the pressurized metered dose inhaler.


Good: The opening of the cardboard packaging is worn, and the packaging is creased. The chamber piece has a small crack at the perimeter of one opening.

Associated Instruments:


Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc Miami, FL, USA.

Date of Manufacture: Late 20th century.


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. <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