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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page
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Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both
sides of the page
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
"60 years", if began in 1840's then it should be sometime after 1900
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch
Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #3
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Boeicke & Tafel Homeopathic Tincture

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Dates
1869
1920
circa 1869 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
016022037
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan partial paper label; embossed words on back; one third full of brown liquid.
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Accession Number
016022037
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan partial paper label; embossed words on back; one third full of brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Boericke & Tafel
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1869
1920
circa 1869 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: “BOERICKE & TAFEL”; printed on label: "Boericke [Illeg.] // ST."
Width
4.2
Height
11.8
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining; moderate areas of loss; only half of the cork remains; minor chip on top of the neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists.
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Cactina Pillets

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001296 a-d
Description
(a) Small amber glass 8-sided octagonal bottle with cylindrical nack; the bottle contains 100 cactina pillets and cotton stuffing in the neck; there is a paper label glued onto the bottle front; (b) screw-on metal lid for (a); (c) instruction/dosage paper label which can be glued onto the bottle (l…
Accession Number
996001296 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Small amber glass 8-sided octagonal bottle with cylindrical nack; the bottle contains 100 cactina pillets and cotton stuffing in the neck; there is a paper label glued onto the bottle front; (b) screw-on metal lid for (a); (c) instruction/dosage paper label which can be glued onto the bottle (licked); (d) one-piece cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom (open and close); made to house (a); lists product information.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Width 2.3 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
b - bottle lid - Size: x Width 0.8 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
c - instruction label - Size: Length 3.3 cm. x Width 1.6 cm.
d - cardboard box - Size: Length 5.7 cm. x Width 2.6 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
O D Peacock Sultan Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
paper: white
cardboard: green; red
glass: amber
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottle back embossed with, "O. P. S. // Co. // ST LOUIS // U.S.A."; bottle label reads, "100 // Cactina // Pillets // A Homeopathic // Preparation of // Mexican Cactus // Grandiflorus // O D PEACOCK // SULTAN CO., // St. Louis, Mo." (front); (side) "CAUTION - Federal Law Prohibits Dispen- // sing Without Prescrip // tion. Made in U.S.A."; other side reads, "ADULT DOSE: One to // three pillets three // times a day"; (b) lid reads, "SULTAN"; (c) label reads, "Take Pillets // every hour // Dr."; (d) cardboard box lists the same information as the bottle label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle is unused and still contains the original pillets and cotton in the inside bottle neck; the label on the bottle is unstained and shows no wear or tears; (b) lid shows no corrosion; (c) label has no staining, tears or wear; glue is still on the back; (d) cardboard box shows no tears or wear and only very minor staining at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
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Dr. Humphreys' No. Twenty-Four: directions for use

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001625
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24, but slightly different style from the others; back has a partial list of various other Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies
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Accession Number
996001625
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24, but slightly different style
from the others; back has a partial list of various other Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
"Sixty years ..." etc.; see 996.001.619
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 24. Directions for No. 24 // DR. HUMPHREYS' NO. TWENTY-FOUR // FOR GENERAL DEBILITY //
A Useful Tonic for // General Debility and Physical and Nervous Weakness, Loss of Appetite, Weak
or impaired Digestion, // Loss of Strength after long illness, Debility following Malaria, Physical
exhaustion from Over-work, // Mental Fatigue, After effects from Grip. // GENERAL DEBILITY or
Physical Weakness and loss of strength ..."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.6 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; a stained rectangle at the top, front and back; left edge has a notch
and several tears along the edge; bottom is badly cut; also, two vertical creases divide the paper
in thirds
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 7: directions for use

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001621
Description
Thin paper advertisement (clipping) for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 7; see 996.001.619; the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs differing only where it was cut
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Accession Number
996001621
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- ephemera
Cough -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement (clipping) for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 7; see 996.001.619; the same
style, but different product on the front, identical backs differing only where it was cut
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 7. Directions for No. 7 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // Coughs, Colds, Influenza,
Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Chronic Coughs, and Sore Throats. // These affections are only branches of
the same essential condition, namely, [italics start] cough, dryness, hoarseness, pain in the part
affected [italics end] or other symptoms", and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.5 cm. x Width: 8.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; a number of creases and wrinkles all over; left side has two sets of
"staple" holes, and there is another set in the middle of the page; top right and left corners
missing bits; two rips along right edge, one along top, one on bottom and two notches our of the
left edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 10: directions for use

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001623
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 10; see 996.001.619; the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs
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Accession Number
996001623
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 10; see 996.001.619; the same
style, but different product on the front, identical backs
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Date Remarks
Around when the company started, "years produced" has been cut off, so unknown any closer than this
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 10. Directions for No. 10 // DR. HUMPHREYS' No. TEN // Dyspepsia; Weak Stomach; Acid
Stomach; Heartburn; Gastric Derangement; Rising of Food; Distress after Eating; // Costiveness;
Biliousness; Jaundice; Liver Complaint; Piles; Gastralgia; or Cramp in the Stomach. // Persons subject
to weakness of the stomach or indigestion should be careful in selecting their food, // using
only those articles which experience has shown...", and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Light age/sun discolouration, especially around the edges; dark, thick pencil squiggle in the bottom
left; left top corner missing, as is a small part of the top right; two creases vertical, dividing
clipping in thirds; two "staple" holes along left and several rips along the right
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 24: directions for use

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001619
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics; blurbs below e…
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Accession Number
996001619
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells
right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and
a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics;
blurbs below each, but have been cut off
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 24 Directions for No. 24 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // General Debility; Physical
and Nervous Weakness; the Results of Depletion, long-continued Illness, or // Exhausting Drains
upon the System; excessive Physical or Mental Application // GENERAL DEBILITY, or Physical Weakness,
is usually the result of disease or sickness, or of some // drain upon the system beyond its power
of recuperation...."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; a lot of creases and wrinkles; front: right has two "staple" holes
and a small tear along diagonal crease; left edge has two rips and the top corner is quite bent
and ragged; stain in upper right quadrant
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 107; "Nostrums and Quackery", Vol. II, p.595; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker
Bingham, pp. 13-14, 66, insert # 5, 61; CD #8
Research Facts
No. 24 is Tonic Tablets for General Debility; in 1861, Congress proposed tax on patent medicines;
from NYC, four leading manufacturers, led by F. Humphreys (Frederick H.) went to Washington to
protest, but in vain -- 4% tax on all proprietary medicines still around in 1881, but repealed in
1883; Humphreys' Pile Ointment Witch Hazel Oil (compound) analyzed to be basically a camphor ointment
on a lard base; falsely advertised so fined $25.00 on April 29, 1918
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 24: directions for use

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001622
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics; blurbs below e…
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001622
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells
right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and
a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics;
blurbs below each, but have been cut off
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 24 Directions for No. 24 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // General Debility; Physical
and Nervous Weakness; the Results of Depletion, long-continued Illness, or // Exhausting Drains
upon the System; excessive Physical or Mental Application // GENERAL DEBILITY, or Physical Weakness,
is usually the result of disease or sickness, or of some // drain upon the system beyond its power
of recuperation...."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.8 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; large piece of top left corner missing, small piece of top right
missing; four "staple" holes along left edge and two in the upper middle of the page; two tears
along the right edge, one along the left and one on the top; a number of creases and wrinkles
all over
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 107; "Nostrums and Quackery", Vol. II, p.595; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14, 66, insert # 5, 61; CD #8
Research Facts
No. 24 is Tonic Tablets for General Debility; in 1861, Congress proposed tax on patent medicines;
from NYC, four leading manufacturers, led by F. Humphreys (Frederick H.) went to Washington to
protest, but in vain -- 4% tax on all proprietary medicines still around in 1881, but repealed in
1883; Humphreys' Pile Ointment Witch Hazel Oil (compound) analyzed to be basically a camphor ointment
on a lard base; falsely advertised so fined $25.00 on April 29, 1918
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 34: directions for use

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Dates
1881
circa 1881
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001624
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 34; similar setup, back and front, to 996.001.619, except it is 30 years earlier (says "for nearly 30 years" instead of "for nearly 60 years")
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Accession Number
996001624
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 34; similar setup, back and
front, to 996.001.619, except it is 30 years earlier (says "for nearly 30 years" instead of
"for nearly 60 years")
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1881
circa 1881
Date Remarks
Since it is 30 years earlier than the other ads, it is probably around this date
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 34. Directions for No. 34 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // Quinsy; Diphtheria;
and Ulcerated or Malignant Sore Throat. // Sore Throat or Quinsy begins with redness, heat, swelling
of the throat, tonsils and uvula, and difficulty swallowing, and it may terminate in suppuration;
when extensive ulceration and rapid prostration occurs, it // is called malignant. // Diphtheria
usually commences with dullness, ..."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.6 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; two major vertical creases dividing paper in thirds; a large tear approximately
left half, 1/3 of the way down, but not touching any edges; left edge is a jagged mess
of tears, etc.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 77: directions for use

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001620
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 77; see 996.001.619 -- exactly the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs except that this one is cut smaller
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001620
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 77; see 996.001.619 -- exactly the same
style, but different product on the front, identical backs except that this one is cut smaller
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 77. Directions for No. 77 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // COLDS, GRIPPE, INFLUENZA,
CATARRH; PAINS AND SORENESS IN HEAD AND CHEST, COUGH; SORE // THROAT AND GENERAL PROSTRATION AND
FEVER; SUMMER COLDS, HAY AND ROSE // CATARRH, HAY ASTHMA AND FEVER. // DIRECTIONS: Dose, six pellets
for adults; three for children. Take them dry and let them dissolve in the // mouth when the patient
is up and about", etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.3 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; large crease horizontally across the clipping; "staple" holes along
left edge and a small brown stain very near it; a few wrinkles; top left corner is bent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Dr. Humphreys' Witch Hazel Ointment [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1916
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.227
Description
An original double-sided paper postcard; image on front of four children in white pinafore dresses looking up at a Humphreys’ kite in the sky, pre-printed on back of card with Humphreys’ address and space for sender’s address and description of product, stamped by vendor.
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Accession Number
1977.12.227
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Wound Healing
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided paper postcard; image on front of four children in white pinafore dresses looking up at a Humphreys’ kite in the sky, pre-printed on back of card with Humphreys’ address and space for sender’s address and description of product, stamped by vendor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Med. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1916
Date Remarks
Printed on card
Material
paper: cream
ink: blue; green; black; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on kite in upper left-hand corner: "HUMPHREYS' // WITCH HAZEL // OINTMENT // (COMPOUND)"; a vertical line divides the back into two parts; printed on left panel: "For Piles or Hemorrhoids // External or Internal, Blind or // Bleeding, Itching or Burning, // One application brings relief. // For Burns and Scalds //Inflamed or Caked Breasts and // Sore Nipples; Chapped Hands, // Fever Blisters; Sore Lips or // Nostrils; Corns; Bunions; Sore // and Chafed Feet, Stings of Insects: Mosquito Bites and Sunburns. // 25c All Druggists. // Send Free Sample to" followed by a number of blank lines; to right of vertical line is a box in the upper right corner that has: "Place // Stamp Here // Domestic // One Cent // Foreign // Two Cents"; below this is typed the address: "HUMPHREYS' HOM. MED. CO. // 156 William St. // New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Width 8.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear around edges; overall yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001764
Description
Yellow paper envelope to Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.; front: printed address, no stamp, etc.; never used (flap unsealed)
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Accession Number
996001764
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Yellow paper envelope to Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.; front: printed address, no stamp,
etc.; never used (flap unsealed)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
No postmark
Material
paper: black; yellow
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Company, // N.W. Cor. William and John Streets, // NEW YORK, //
P.O. BOX 1810 U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; "R" written in blue crayon (?) in upper right corner; two vertical
crease marks evenly spaced across envelope
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.294, .619-.625, .791, .806; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001015
Description
Small plastic vial with contents intact; corked lid; small paper label adhered to vial
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Accession Number
996001015
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Small plastic vial with contents intact; corked lid; small paper label adhered to vial
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
D.L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: clear
paper: grey; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Glonoine // D.L. Thompson // Chemist // Homeopathic Pharmacist // 204 Yonge St., Toronto
844 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.8 cm. x Diam. : 1.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured; cork broken off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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homeopathic medicine

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8452
Dates
1875
circa 1875
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1986.7.1
Description
A leather-covered, fitted case, brass plate on lid, contains 40 glass cork-stoppered vials, labelled corresponding to the list affixed inside the box lid; compartment on right side contains an extra vial.
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Accession Number
1986.7.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
A leather-covered, fitted case, brass plate on lid, contains 40 glass cork-stoppered vials, labelled corresponding to the list affixed inside the box lid; compartment on right side contains an extra vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. R.E. Richardson of Port Hope, Ont.; from the home of Dr. James H. Richardson (1823-1903), donor's grandfather.
Maker
William Radde
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1875
circa 1875
Material
leather: black
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellowish
Inscriptions
Label has the pencilled name: "Mr. Freer . . . Montreal"; label inside lid has, "MEDICINES CONTAINED IN THIS CASE // SOLD BY WILLIAM RADDE, No. 222 BROADWAY, NEW YORK // [list of medicines follows]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-2
Dimension Notes
Length 152.0 mm x Width 81.0 mm x Depth 62.0 mm (case)
Condition Remarks
Leather slightly worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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homeopathic medicine chest

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8260
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents: 1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a) 2. Arnica…
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Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents:
1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a)
2. Arnica mont. 3 (b)
3. Arsenicum alb. 6 (c)
4. Belladonna 3 (d)
5. Bryonia alb.
3 (e); 6. Calcarea Carb.
6 (f);
7. Cantharsis 3 (g)
8. Carbo veg. 6 (h)
9. Chamomilla 3. (i)
10. China officinalis 3. (j)
11. Cina 3. (k)
12. Cocculus 3. (l)
13. Coffea crud. 3. (m)
14. Drosera rotund. 3. (n)
15. Dulcamara 3. (o)
16. Hepar sulph. (p)
17. Ifnatia amara 3. (q)
18. Ipecacuanha 3. (r)
19. Kahli bichrom. 3. (s)
20. Merc. sol. Hahn. 6. (t)
21. Nux vomica 3. (u)
22. Petoleum 3. (v)
23. Phosphorus 3. (w)
24. Pulsatilla 3. (x)
25. Rhus. toxicod. 3. (y)
26. Sambucus nig. 3. (z)
27. Songia mar. tost. 3. (aa)
28. Sulphur. 6. (bb)
29. Veratrum alb. 3. (cc)
30. Arnical tinct. (dd)
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
aa-dd - bottles - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ee - box - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Mr. Wallace Beatty.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel, Homeopathic Pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
fabric: red
paper: white; red
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Copy Type
Original
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Homeopathic Tincture bottle

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022035
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; small amounts of tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; one eighth full of brown sludgey liquid contents.
Accession Number
016022035
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; small amounts of tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; one eighth full of brown sludgey liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010-A
0010-A
Width
5.1
Height
14.2
Depth
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label missing with small amount to identify the product was made by P. H. Mallen, yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Aconite Napelus

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022011
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022011
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // ACONITE NAPELUS // CONTAINS 64% ALCOHOL // POISON ! // Average Dose of Tincture: 1 to 3 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “.2 41 // U.S.A.”
Width
4.4
Height
12.2
Depth
4.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Aconite. Drugs.com.
P.H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aconite Napelus was applied topically as a counterirritant liniment for neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. In homeopathy, aconite is used to treat fear, anxiety, and restlessness; acute sudden fever; symptoms from exposure to dry, cold weather or very hot weather; tingling, coldness, and numbness; influenza or colds with congestion; and heavy, pulsating headaches
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Homeopathic Tincture of Aesculus Hip.

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022006
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022006
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // AESCULUS HIP. // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 60% ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “5 // U.S.A.”
Width
3.5
Height
10.7
Depth
3.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; some minor tears and areas of loss
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Symptoms and Uses of Aesculus Hippocastanum. Homeopathy for Happy Life.
P.H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aesculus hippocastanum is used on the outside for curing lupus and skin ulcers. It is also helpful for treating varicose veins, hemorrhoids, dysentery, malaria and phlebitis.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Apis Mellifica

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022001
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed words on bottom; printed words on cork; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed words on bottom; printed words on cork; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "APIS MELLIFICA // CONTAINS MAX.40% ALCOHOL // average dose; 5 to 15 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “1 OZ // 43 // U.S.A.”; printed on cork: "APIS ME"
Width
2.8
Height
8.7
Depth
3.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor stains on label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Apis Mellifica. Balanced Living.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Apis Mellifica is a remedy from the honey bee used mainly to relieve inflammation from urticaria and bites characterized by great redness and swelling.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Apocynum Can.

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Dates
1853
1900
circa 1853 - 1900
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022029
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper and original paper covering secured by string; tan paper label; embossed number on bottom; one half full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022029
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper and original paper covering secured by string; tan paper label; embossed number on bottom; one half full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Luyties Homeopathic Pharmacy Company
Site Made (City)
Saint Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1853
1900
circa 1853 - 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black, green
cork: brown
string: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Luyties Tincture // APOCYNUM CAN. // ALCOHOL 48% // Principal Indications: An important remedy in // dropsy. Fullness of cellular tissue, edema, atonic con- // dition of blood vessels, permitting exudation and drp- // sical conditions. Urinary suppression and stranguary, // great thirst, gastric irritability, feeble cardiac action. // Menorrhagia, with watery menstrual flow, watery // leucorrhea, relaxed uterus. // Usual dose: 10 drops of Luyties’ Tincture of Apocynum in a little water four times daily. // Luyties Pharmacal Company, St. Louis, Mo."; embossed on bottom: "10"
Width
4.2
Height
12.5
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining; moderate decay of original paper cork cover; minor chip on upper right shoulder on back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Apocynum Can. Wikipedia.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists.
Apocynum Can. is extensively found in North America.
Apocynum Can. has been used to treat fever, dysentery, slowing of the pulse, as a sedative and a mild hypnotic It is an unpleasantly bitter stimulant irritant herb that acts on the heart, respiratory and urinary systems, and also on the uterus.
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