Catalog Record: Trilene
Access Key: aikr
Accession No.: 2010-07-13-1
Title: Trilene [bottle].
Title variation: Alt Title
Title: Ayerst Trilene bottle 300 cc.
Publisher: New York : Ayerst Laboratories Inc, by arrangement with Imperial Chemical
Physical Description: 1 bottle : glass, zinc alloy[?] ; 15.5 x 6.5 dia. cm.
Subject: Anesthetics, Inhalation.
Subject: Drug Packaging.
Note Type: General
Notes: Title from bolded and capitalized lettering on label, with descriptive
Note Type: Physical Description
Notes: Empty, amber colored glass bottle with metal (possibly zinc alloy), screw-on
cap; Cap painted white and marked with “Ayerst” and the registered trademark
symbol; Label with large amount of text, including: [centered at very top,
far left] “300 cc” [far right] “No. 3150” [new line, larger and bolder than
all the other text] “TRILENE” [new line] “Brand of Trichloroethylene (Blue)”
[new line] “A highly purified product for inhalation analgesia.” [new line]
“Ayerst” [new line] “Warning: Do not use in closed circuit with soda lime …”.
Note Type: Reproduction
Notes: Photographed by Mr. William Lyle July 13, 2010.
Note Type: Historical
Notes: In 1977 the use of trichloroethylene as an anesthetic was banned by the FDA.