Vent-AH-aler Spacer

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.95

Description:

A rectilinear cardboard package, coloured white and red with black lettering, contains a clear plastic artifact inside a clear plastic back. The artifact consists of two cone-like elements that fit together to create an enclosure. At one end of the enclosure is an opening to fit the end of a pressurized metered dose inhaler. At the other end is a mouthpiece.

The packaging also includes a paper information sheet.

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.

Markings:

The paper packaging includes the following printed information:
“CL 23570-8501”
“LOT 85H099”

Printing on the plastic artifact includes the following code:
“L26463”

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 15.5, Width = 10, Length = 10; Artifact (assembled): Length = 23.5, Max Diameter = 9.5.

Function:

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

Condition:

Very good: The cardboard packaging is worn and creased. The plastic artifact is in excellent condition.

Manufacturer:

A & H, Allen & Hanburys, A Glaxo Canada Limited Company, Toronto and Montreal, Canada.

Date of Manufacture: Late 20th century.

Provenance:

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. 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