This artifact consists of two cone-like elements that fit together to create an enclosure. At one end of the enclosure, there is an opening to fit the end of a pressurized metered dose inhaler. At the other end is a mouthpiece.
Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.96
Primary Materials: Plastic
Print on one half of the enclosure contains the following code:
(Halves joined) 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 surface of the artifact has very slight scuff marks.
2019.ihpst.95 is the a second example of this artifact, but includes its original packaging.
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