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bitter root box

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.86 a-b
Description
A cardboard box containing a packet tied with a string; contents are bitter root herbs.
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Accession Number
1980.18.86 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Description
A cardboard box containing a packet tied with a string; contents are bitter root herbs.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
box - Size: Length 23.4 cm x Width 10.1 cm x Depth 6.1 cm
packet
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
American Drugs
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: brown
paper: brown; light brown; black
herbs: brown
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
On label on packet: "BITTER ROOT"; "AMERICAN DRUGS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row G
Copy Type
Original
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yellow parilla root

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.87
Description
A packet tied with a string and wrapped in plastic; contents are parilla root herbs.
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Accession Number
1980.18.87
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Description
A packet tied with a string and wrapped in plastic; contents are parilla root herbs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
American Drugs
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: light brown; dark brown
plastic: clear
herbs: brown
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Yellow Parilla Root"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn in half; package in poor condition; NOTE: handle with care.
Copy Type
Original
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Bitro-Phosphate tablets

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.77
Description
A tall, narrow, beige box with black printing, unopened.
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Accession Number
1980.18.77
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
A tall, narrow, beige box with black printing, unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Arrow Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; black
cardboard
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "BITRO- // Phosphate // For neurasthenia, ner- // vousness, irritability, // depression, brain-fag, // insomnia, debility, ex- // cessive thinness, gen- // eral weakness, lack of // physical energy and // all ailments arising // from nerve weakness // and tissue wastage. // READ CAREFULLY // FULL DIRECTIONS ENCLOSED INSIDE // This package contains // 42 tablets, 5 grains // each. // PRICE $1.00 // Arrow Chemical Co. // Toronto"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Small tear in package at top.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
Images
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