Pituitrin (O) (Obstetrical)


Gray and white cardboard box with black printing containing six small, white rectangular boxes with black printing. Each holds 1cc cylindrical glass ampoules with white paper labels. Use: "To stimulate uterine contraction in cases of inertia or when labor is delayed by other than mechanical causes. Also as a hemostatic heart stimulant, diuretic and in post-operative paresis of the bladder and colon." The Pituitrin was part of a midwife's kit from Buffalo, NY, about 1920.

Date Made: before 1924

Maker: Parke, Davis and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

Subject: MedicineWomen's Health


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, Midwife Kit


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Credit Line: Gift from Joseph Badlotto in memory of Rosa Bonfante and her daughter Mary Bonfante Chirchirillo Badlotto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0128.17Accession Number: 2012.0128Catalog Number: 2012.0128.17

Object Name: pharmaceuticalbiologicalmidwife's kit

Physical Description: cardboard (packaging material)glass (container material)paper (label material)pituitrin (drug active ingredients)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 8.89 cm x 4.1275 cm x 2.8575 cmoverall: 9.25 cm x 4.25 cm x 4 cm; 3 21/32 in x 1 11/16 in x 1 9/16 inpart: ampoule box: 5.75 cm x 1.25 cm x 1.25 cm; 2 1/4 in x 1/2 in x 1/2 inpart: ampoule: 5.25 cm x 1 cm; 2 1/16 in x 13/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-8bbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1422926

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