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:
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.
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.
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