993.201.1: Ampoule Set, 1920-1955

Additional Images

993.201.1: Ampoule Set.
Image No. 2955 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Lidded tin; 'LABORATOIRES FRAISSE PARIS' and 'Pochette Medicale Sterilisable' stamped into lid with list of products printed onto sheet adhering to internal lid surface. Contains: Fitted rubber rack for 7 items; 'F. GRATIEUX PARIS' in relief on base. Items include: graduated 2cc syringe with needle, 4 labelled ampoules: 2 x Huile Camphrée 10%, 1 Adrènaline ½ milligr., 1 caféine gr.20 [psychoactive stimulant] and an ampoule list insert. Tin dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.201.1
Collection: Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date: 1920-1955

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 1.8 cm
  • Width: 11.7 cm
  • Depth: 7.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lidded tin
  • b) Ampoule information insert
  • c) Rack
  • d) Syringe barrel and plunger
  • e) Needle
  • f) Ampoule Adrènaline
  • g) Ampoule Caféine
  • h) Ampoule Camphrée
  • i) Ampoule Camphrée

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • drug-liquid,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plating,
  • poison-liquid,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Laboratoire Fraisse
  • Owner: Dr. Donald H. Paterson
  • History of Use: Dr. Donald Paterson [1890-1968] a pioneer and leader in paediatrics. In 1946 he founded the Health Centre for Children in Vancouver and in 1954 was a founding member of the Board of the B.C. Association for Retarded Children.