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.
Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.95
Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.
The paper packaging includes the following printed information:
Printing on the plastic artifact includes the following code:
Box: Height = 15.5, Width = 10, Length = 10; Artifact (assembled): Length = 23.5, Max Diameter = 9.5.
The spacer is designed to prevent errors in the use of the pressurized metered dose inhaler.
Very good: The cardboard packaging is worn and creased. The plastic artifact is in excellent condition.
A & H, Allen & Hanburys, A Glaxo Canada Limited Company, Toronto and Montreal, Canada.
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