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salicylic acid preserving powder

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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
996001044
Description
Cylindrical drum containing Salicylic Acid B.P. Preserving Powder; brown paper wrapped around drum; yellow paper label wrapped around exterior of drum; puncture in top but much of contents still inside.
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Accession Number
996001044
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Food Preservatives
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Cylindrical drum containing Salicylic Acid B.P. Preserving Powder; brown paper wrapped around drum; yellow paper label wrapped around exterior of drum; puncture in top but much of contents still inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Oct. 1993 in Ottawa.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
paper: brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Salicylic Acid // B.P. // Preserving Powder // for preventing and retarding // fermentation in preserving fruit, // jellies, preserves and tomatoes. // Northrop & Lyman Co. // Limited // Toronto - Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Diam. : 4.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Puncture in top of drum; paper label badly discoloured, may be from contents being wet at some time; some expansion and bulging of bottom of container
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Edward's Tonic

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001231
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
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Accession Number
996001231
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 -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
The Olive Tablet Company
Site Made (City)
Columbus
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
Inscriptions
"Contains 60 tablets // Dr. Edward's // Tonic // formerly // Strength Tonic // prepared for // run-down half-sick // weak and // nervous people // contains no harmful // or habit-forming // drugs // Price $1.00 per package or // six packages for $5.00 // distributed by // The Olive Tablet Company // Columbus, Ohio "; directions listed
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
Dimension Notes
Depth: 8.8 cm. x Diam. : 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The container itself shows to damage and retains its original seal; the seal, a paper label, has suffered from water damage and wear and is wrinkled, but remains legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery, Vol. II" by A.J. Cramp, p. 511
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Red Pills for Pale and Weak Women

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001259 a-b
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (a) with removable lid (b); the container has a printed paper label, which originally sealed the container, but was broken when the container was opened; the container originally held Red Pills for pale and weak women (now empty).
Accession Number
996001259 a-b
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
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (a) with removable lid (b); the container has a printed paper label, which originally sealed the container, but was broken when the container was opened; the container originally held Red Pills for pale and weak women (now empty).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine container - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Diameter3.3 cm.
b - container lid - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter3.4 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Franco American Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
wood: light beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "RED PILLS // TRADE MARK // FOR PALE AND WEAK WOMEN // DOSE - " (listed) " // Read the Circular // PRICE 50 CENTS A BOX // FRANCO AMERICAN CHEMICAL CO. // MONTREAL, CAN. LIMITED BOSTON, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Condition Remarks
The wooden container is undamaged except for some red staining on the inside of the lid; the paper label shows some wear and is missing in one section; the rest of the label is legible
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Bracken Library - Chiong exhibit - May 13 1997
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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001265 a-b
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (a) with wodden stopper (b); there is a paper label around theoutside of the container with printed product information on it.
Accession Number
996001265 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (a) with wodden stopper (b); there is a paper label around theoutside of the container with printed product information on it.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine container - Size: Length 5.6 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
b - container lid - Size: Length 2.1 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in July 1993.
Maker
Stuart's
Material
wood: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "STUART'S CALCIUM WAFER // COMPOUND// For Constipation, Blood Disorders, Skin Affections, any // Derangement of Blood, Bowels, Kidneys or Liver. // Directions" (listed) "// Sold by Druggists at 50c per Bottle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row E
Condition Remarks
Container is complete, but shows staining in the wood; the paper label is stained and wrinkled, but all the writing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to treat constipation, blood disorders, skin affections, bowels, kidney or liver.
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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001266
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container with lid; container is sealed closed with a printed paper label and a trade mark seal; the paper label contains product information; container contains 60 Probilin pills.
Accession Number
996001266
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
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container with lid; container is sealed closed with a printed paper label and a trade mark seal; the paper label contains product information; container contains 60 Probilin pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Schering & Glatz, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Bloomfield
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: off-white; pink
paper: beige; red
Inscriptions
Label reads, "60 Pills // PROBILIN // TRADE MARK // (Pilulae probilinae) // Dr. W. BAUERMEISTER // Dose: 3 to 4 Pills, with a half to a pint // of warm water, morning on rising and // evening before retiring. // Manufactured and distributed by // Schering & Glatz, Inc., Bloomfield, N.J. and New York // N.Y.C.R. No. 543."; bottom reads, "carton [?] made in Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.6 cm. x Diam. : 3.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The container is sealed and unopened; there is some staining in the cardboard; paper labels and seals are untorn and completely legible
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Hand's General Tonic for Children

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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
996001268
Description
Oval (?) glass (?) bottle with rounded sides; bottle is wrapped with a sheet of cardboard, then sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper is rolled around the bottle and sealed at the top and bottom; the wrapper has product information.
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Accession Number
996001268
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Pediatrics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Oval (?) glass (?) bottle with rounded sides; bottle is wrapped with a sheet of cardboard, then sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper is rolled around the bottle and sealed at the top and bottom; the wrapper has product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Hand Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 disallowed "cure" claims
Material
glass (?):
paper: blue
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "DR. HAND'S // General Tonic // FOR CHILDREN // AN IRON TONIC // IT PURIFIES THE BLOOD // GIVES AN APPETITE // AND TONES THE // SYSTEM GEN- // ERALLY. // DIRECTIONS ON THE BOTTLE // PREPARED BY HAND MEDICINE CO., // PHILADELPHIA, PA // SUCCESSOR TO // D. B. HAND, M.D. // SCRANTON, PA"; back has product information in German
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.5 cm. x Width: 5.3 cm. x Depth: 2.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle is sealed and unopened and contains an unidentified liquid which does not leak; the paper wrapper shows only minor wear and staining; there is a small tear at the top left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 27; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 135 & 138
Research Facts
Used to treat diarrhoea, colic worms, cough and croup, teething pain, chafing and as a general tonic
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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