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Yellow Dock Root

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001241
Description
One-piece cardboard box which has flaps at the top and bottom to open and close the container; the box is sealed with a paper seal; the box contains loose dried plant material.
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Accession Number
996001241
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
One-piece cardboard box which has flaps at the top and bottom to open and close the container; the box is sealed with a paper seal; the box contains loose dried plant material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Date of 1906 listed on label; likely made between 1906 and 1919
Material
cardboard: beige
paper: white
plant material: brown
Inscriptions
Paper label reads at top, "YELLOW DOCK // ROOT // Rumex crispus Lin. // No. 309509994 // Guaranteed under the Food and Drugs Act, // June 30, 1906. Guaranty No. 6 // Parke, Davis & Co. // Detroit, Mich. // U.S.A."; content information listed on bottom; properties listed on top.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.5 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The box shows very minor wear at the corners; the label has a small stain at the upper right corner; original paper seal is intact.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to treat scrofulous skin diseases and as a depurative in congested liver and dyspepsia.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001245
Description
One-piece cardboard box which has flaps at the top and bottom to open and close the container; the box has a paper label which is glued on and seals the flaps closed; the box contains loose dried plant material
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Accession Number
996001245
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
One-piece cardboard box which has flaps at the top and bottom to open and close the container;
the box has a paper label which is glued on and seals the flaps closed; the box contains loose
dried plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA
Oct. 1993
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Date listed on label; likely made between 1906 and 1919
Material
plant material: brown
paper: off-white
cardboard: dark green
Inscriptions
Label reads, "COMFREY // Symphytum Officinate Lin. // No. 86 571946 // Guaranteed by Parke,
Davis & Co. under The Food and Drugs Act, June 30th, 1906
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.5 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Box shows no tears, bends or missing sections; the paper label is complete, but stained; all
printed information on the label is legible; plant material will leak out if box is turned on
its side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Images
Less detail