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Dr. Beach's vegetable composition

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Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.262.1
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
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Accession Number
1969.262.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Material
glass: greenish
paper: yellow; black
cork: brown
wax: red
Inscriptions
On label: "DR. BEACH'S // Vegetable Composition // Prepared by C. S. HARRIS, Manchester, C.W. (Canada West) // A certain remedy for colds, coughs, sore throat, &c. Also, a preventative to the Chill Fever, Ague, and Summer complaints. // DIRECTIONS — For an adult, half a tea-spoonful of the powder, the same of sugar, put into a tea-cup, fill it half-full of boiling water; for a child, half the quantity; stir it well, when settled take as warm as possible three times a day before meals."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Red wax is brittle and breaking off; cork does not seal well
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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
Images
Less detail

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
Images
Less detail