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mercuric chloride antiseptic tablets

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Dates
1953
circa 1953
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001140
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle, with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; bottle's edges are rough; paper label on front, back and on cork, bottle is 3/4 full of blue, coffin-shaped tablets.
Accession Number
000001140
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Disinfection
Poisons
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle, with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; bottle's edges are rough; paper label on front, back and on cork, bottle is 3/4 full of blue, coffin-shaped tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
circa 1953
Date Remarks
Based on Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; black; red; blue; orange
Inscriptions
Top: "FRANK W. HORNER // MONTREAL // LIMITED"; front: "500 T.T. No. 847 // MERCURIC CHLORIDE // ANTISEPTIC TABLETS // BERNAY'S BLUE // POISON // TABLET TRITURATES // Mercuric Chloride 1 3/4 gr. // Citric Acid 4/5 gr. // FOR EXTERNAL USE // ONLY // ANTIDOTES - White of // eggs in large amount, wheat // flour or milk, followed by // an emetic. // L D251 B // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: 53 // MERCURIC CHLORIDE ANTISEPTIC TABLETS // BERNAY'S (BLUE) T.T No. 847 // POISON // ANTISEPTIC SOLUTIONS FOR SURGICAL USE // 1:1000 — Dissolve 1 T.T. No. 847 in 4 ounces of water. // 1:5000—Dissolve 1 T.T. No. 847 in 20 ounces of water. // CAUTION — These tablets are very poisonous and should be // dispensed only with the greatest precaution. Use // poison label and mark "FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY"; left side: POISON"; right side: "POISON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty, labels somewhat yellowed; front label has two pen marks forming an "X" over the bottom two-thirds; cork is crumbled around edge and loosely fits in lip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System (in reference file); "Bottlers and Bottle, Canadian," by O. Urquhart, self-published, 1976, p. 21
Research Facts
The rough-edged bottles embossed with "poison" were used by pharmacists after the 1860s to ensure that poisons were readily identifiable even in the dark
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mercuric chloride tablets

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001261
Description
Empty cylindrical neck with flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper labels on front, back and cork
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Accession Number
000001261
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Disinfection
Poisons
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty cylindrical neck with flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper labels on front, back and cork
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: cream; blue; red; black
cork: beige-brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Front: "100 C.T. No. 623 // MERCURIC CHLORIDE // ANTISEPTIC TABLETS // SPECIAL // POISON // COMPRESSED // TABLETS // Mercuric Chloride // 8 3/4 gr. [printed] // [illeg.] [handwritten] // FOR EXTERNAL USE // ONLY // L [encircled] F136M [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "POISON [embossed]"; back: "POISON // ANTIDOTES – White of eggs // or milk in large quantity, // followed by an emetic. // TO [illeg.] PARE SOLUTION: // 1:1000 Dissolve one C.T. // No. 6 [illeg.] in 20 ounces of // water. // 1:2000 - Dissolve one C.T. // No. 623 in [illeg.] ounces of // water. // 1:4000 - Dis [illeg.] one C.T. // No. 6 [illeg.] in [illeg.] ounces of // wate [illeg.] // CAUT [illeg.] - These tablets are // very p [illeg.] onous and should be // dispensed on [illeg.] ith the great- // est precaution [illeg.] se poison label // and mark: // "FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.""; left side: "POISON [embossed]"; top: "MEDICAMENTA
VERA [these words surround logo] P D & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle somewhat dirty; labels yellowed; label on back and cork scuffed; cork crumbling at edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Mercuric Chloride antiseptic tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4314
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001488
Description
A rectangular glass bottle stopped with a cork; bottle has nubbed edges, and has a paper label on front and back and is 2/3 full of coffin-shaped tablets; the top third and neck are stuffed with paper; cork has a label on top.
Accession Number
000001488
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Disinfection
Poisons
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular glass bottle stopped with a cork; bottle has nubbed edges, and has a paper label on front and back and is 2/3 full of coffin-shaped tablets; the top third and neck are stuffed with paper; cork has a label on top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: white; red; blue
cork: beige
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Front: "25 C.T. No. 623 // MERCURIC CHLORIDE // ANTISEPTIC TABLETS // SPECIAL // POISON // COMPRESSED TABLETS // Mercuric Chloride // 8¾ gr. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "POISON"; back: "[illeg.] POISON 1.50 // ANTIDOTES – White of eggs // or milk in large quantity, // followed by an emetic. // TO PREPARE SOLUTION: // 1:1000 – Dissolve on C.T. // No. 623 in 20 ounces of // water. // 1:2000 – Dissolve one C.T. // No. 623 in 40 ounces of // water. // 1:4000 – Dissolve one C.T. // No. 623 in 80 ounces of // water. [printed] L F231C // CAUTION – These tablets are // very poisonous and should be // dispensed only with the great- // est precaution. Use poison label // and mark: // "FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY"; left side: "POISON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 7.3 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels yellowing; label on cork scuffed around the edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.140, .261
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Dates
1926
circa 1926
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001301 a-d
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle (b) stopped with a cork; a thin sheet of tan glassaline paper covers the cork and is glued to the bottle lip; bottle is wrapped in a sheet of corrugated cardboard (c) and is inside a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d).
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Accession Number
000001301 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Disinfection
Poisons
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle (b) stopped with a cork; a thin sheet of tan glassaline paper covers the cork and is glued to the bottle lip; bottle is wrapped in a sheet of corrugated cardboard (c) and is inside a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box
b - bottle
c - cardboard sheet
d - leaflet (unfolded)
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1926
circa 1926
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: white; brown
ink: black; red; cream
glass: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "4 FLUID OUNCES // CRESYLONE // Inert Ingredient (Water) 25% // POISON // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // Carbolic Acid Coefficient, 3 to 3.5 // AN EFFICIENT DISINFECTANT // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE // DIRECTIONS // For the treatment of wounds // a 1% solution (1 1/4 teaspoonfuls // to a pint of water) or a 2% solu- // tion (2 1/2 teaspoonfuls to 1 pint // of water) should be utilized. // Soft water should be used for // diluting Cresylone. // CAUTION. – A solution containing // more than 2% is liable to prove // irritating. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; right side: "CRESYLONE // is intended for use as // a surgical disinfectant // and germicide, being // twice as powerful as carbolic acid and much // more soluble. // For cleansing wounds // a 1% solution is advised // as this dilution is very // germicidal and will not // harm the skin or // tissues. // For general disinfect- // ing purposes a 2% solu- // tion is recommended. // Its convenience, safe- // ty, permanence and ac- // tivity combine to make // it a most satisfactory // product for both surgi- // cal and household use."; back: front repeated in French; left side: right side repeated in French; bottom: "Printed by Parke, Davis & Co. // Detroit, Mich."; (b) front: "4 FLUID OUNCES // CRESYLONE // INERT INGREDIENT (WATER), 25% // POISON // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // Carbolic Acid Coefficient, 3 to 3.5 // AN EFFICIENT DISINFECTANT, ANTISEPTIC // AND GERMICIDE. // DIRECTIONS FOR USE – Cresylone isdesigned // for surgical use, and as a general disinfectant // by dilution with water in a 2% solution. For the // treatment of wounds a 1% solution (1 1/4 teaspoon- // fuls to 1 pint of water) or a 2% solution (2 1/2 tea- // spoonfuls to 1 pint of water) should be used. // Soft water should be used for diluting Cresy- // lone [printed] // C646372 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; left side: CAUTION: A solution containing more than 2% Cresylone is likely to prove irritating."; back: front repeated in French, except lot number; right side: left side repeated in French; top: logo, see sketch on accession sheet; (c) "To the Medical Profession // Cresylone // [text follows with product information // 2 // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // [above text repeated in French] // 158160"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row D
Condition Remarks
Box is dirty, scuffed; label on bottle is yellowing, tattered somewhat on bottom; paper around cork torn; leaflet and cardboard sheet yellowing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Images
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Dates
1938
circa 1938
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001014
Description
A cardboard box filled with plant material (gold-thread?), with a paper label; box and label have been covered and sealed in plastic.
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Accession Number
000001014
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Mouthwashes
Oral Ulcer -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box filled with plant material (gold-thread?), with a paper label; box and label have been covered and sealed in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1938
circa 1938
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: white; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "ONE-HALF OUNCE // GOLD-THREAD // Coptis trifolia Salisbury // No. 126 // . MEDICAMENTA . VERA [surrounding a monogramme] PD & Co // C727063 // PARKE, DAVIS & Co. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO"; front: "SYNONYMS - Mouthroot, Canker- // root, Eng.; Coptisa trois feuilles, // Coptide, Fr.; Ireiblaetterige Coptic, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The plant. // FAMILY - Ranunculacaæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - a bitter tonic // without astringency. Employed in // general debility. Used as a mouth // wash in ulcerated sore mouth. // DOSE - a wineglassful (60 cc) of an // infusion, one ounce to the pint."; left side: "1 25 ["25" superscripted] [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is dented on top; label shows signs of mildew and has a water mark on front; some plant material has escaped the box and is trapped in the plastic; overall somewhat dirty; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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wintergreen leaves

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3614
Dates
1922
circa 1922
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001019
Description
A cardboard box containing plant material (wintergreen leaves?), covered on top, front and back by a paper label and wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
000001019
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box containing plant material (wintergreen leaves?), covered on top, front and back by a paper label and wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1922
circa 1922
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: grey-brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "WINTERGREEN // LEAVES // Gaultheria procumberns Lin. // No. 303 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - Mountain Tea, Deerberry, // Tea berry, Box berry, Partridge berry, // Checker berry, Eng.; Canadischer Thee, // Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // FAMILY - Ericaceæ. // HABITAT - United States and Canada."; back: "PROPERTIES - Stimulant, aromatic and // astringent. Used as an infusion in // chronic mucous discharges, also as a car- // minative and emmenagogue. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 cc) of an in- // fusion, one ounce to the pint."; right side: "[illeg.] 5 [handwritten in pencil]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is dented at bottom; abrasion on left side; some plant material has escaped box; plastic is torn completely across bottom and has come unsealed on both sides.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 4; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Images
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001023
Description
A cardboard boxcovered on top, front and back by a paper label and sealed in plastic.
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Accession Number
000001023
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plant Leaves
Dyes
Description
A cardboard boxcovered on top, front and back by a paper label and sealed in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: beige-brown; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "15 [handwritten in pencil] HENNA // Lewisonia inermis Lin. // No. 316 // C143009 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Alhennah, Camphire, Eng. // Troêne d'Egypt, Fr.; Echte Alcanna, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // FAMILY - Lythraceæ. // HABITAT - Southern Asia and adjacent // regions."; back: "PROPERTIES - Astringent, but chiefly // employed as a dye to stain the hair, finger- // nails, etc. // DOSE - One-half ounce infusion, using // one ounce drug to one pint of hot water." bottom: "CCO# [underlined] // IS [handwritten in pencil]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label yellowed; label water-marked on front, torn, and has a brown accretion on the back and a white accretion on the front.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 4; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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Virginia snakeroot

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3629
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001034
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (snake root?) and wrapped in plastic; box is wrapped on top, front and back in a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001034
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (snake root?) and wrapped in plastic; box is wrapped on top, front and back in a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: beige
Inscriptions
Top: "VIRGINIA // SNAKE-ROOT // (SERPENTARIA, U.S.P.) // ARISTOLOCHIA SERPENTARIA Lin. // No. 277 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNBONYMS - Serpentary, Pelican // flower. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome // and roots. // FAMILY - Aristolochiaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: PROPERTIES - An aromatic stimulating // tonic and febrifuge. In warm infusion it is // employed as an emmenagogue and also to // provoke perspiration; in cold infusion it // promotes flow of urine. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an ounce // to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row B
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are extensively yellowed; box dented at top and bottom; plastic has come unsealed on left side; some plant material has escaped box and is escaping plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 4; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000.
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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dandelion root box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3638
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001043
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (dandelion root?) wrapped in plastic that has been sealed with transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001043
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (dandelion root?) wrapped in plastic that has been sealed with transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: yellow-brown; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "DANDELION // ROOT // TARAXACUM OFFICINALE Weber // No. 97 C8961 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA."; overwritten by hand with: "E // 10"; front: "SYNONYMS - TARAXACUM DENS // LEONIS Desf.; Dent-de-lion, Pissen- // lit, Fr.; Löwenzahn, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The root. // NATURAL ORDER - Compositæ. // HABITAT - Northern hemisphere."; back: "PROPERTIES - [illeg.] // tive, diuretic and slightly laxative. Of // value in dyspepsia and in the treat- // ment of skin eruptions associated // with liver derangements. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 5.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are somewhat yellowed; white stain on top (paint?); label is crumpled and torn on front and back edges; plastic is torn on bottom; some plant material has escaped box and is escaping the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001048
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001048
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PANSY // Viola tricolor Lin. // No. 189 // C126839 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Heart's-ease, Tri-color- // ed Violet, Eng.; Pensée, Fr.; Dreifal- // tigkeitsblätter, Siebenfarbenblätter, // Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - Wild grown herb. // FAMILY - Violaceæ. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Mucilaginous and // emollient; beneficial in coughs and // bronchial and intestinal catarrh. // Slightly laxative. Used also as a rem- // edy in eczema and some skin diseases. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed; corner torn off label at back; tear (0.6 cm) on bottom; plastic is still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 3; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001052
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (savin leaves?) wrapped in plastic and sealed with a piece of transparent tape on both sides; box is wrapped on front, top and bottom with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001052
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (savin leaves?) wrapped in plastic and sealed with a piece of transparent tape on both sides; box is wrapped on front, top and bottom with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: greyish-brown
plastic: clear
paper: yellow-brown; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "SAVIN LEAVES // (Juniperus sabina, Lin.) // C65536 // Parke Davis & Co. [written in cursive style] // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WALKERVILLE, ONT. CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - Savine, Eng.; Sabine, // Fr.; Sadebaumspitzen, Sevenkraut, // Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER - Coniferae. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Diaphoretic, emmen- // agogue, and anthelmintic. Induces per- // spiration in acute colds, promotes men- // struation and destroys intestinal worms. // It should not be taken in pregnancy. // Infusion, one ounce in a pint of hot // water. Dose, a wineglassful (60 c.c.)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label is crumpled and torn on top back edge; some plant material has escaped the box and is trapped in the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 3; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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wild cherry bark

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3523
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001055
Description
A cardboard box containing plant material is wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on both sides with transparent tape; box is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001055
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box containing plant material is wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on both sides with transparent tape; box is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: beige-brown
plastic: clear
paper: beige; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "WILD CHERRY // BARK // (VIRGINIAN PRUNE BARK, B.P.) // Prunus serotina Ehrh. // No. 298 // C141417 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - PRUNUS VIRGINIANA, U. // S.P.; Ecorce de cérisier de Virginie, // Fr.; Wildkerschendrinde, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark. // FAMILY - Rosaceae. // HABITAT - Eastern North America."; back: "PROPERTIES - Tonic and stimulating to // the digestive apparatus, sedative to nervous // system and circulation. Useful in hectic // fever, some forms of dyspepsia, whooping // cough, nervous irritability, and as a pallia- // tive in consumption. // DOSE - 1 to 2 fluidounces (30 to 60 mils) of an infusion, one ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; scuffs, scratches and holes in plastic; some dried plant material has escaped box and is escaping plastic; all text is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 4; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic..
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001072
Description
Paper packet wrapped in plastic that contains dried plant material (blue vervain?) and is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001072
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Paper packet wrapped in plastic that contains dried plant material (blue vervain?) and is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; beige; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLUE VERVAIN // HERB // (Verbena hastata, Lin.) // Parke, Davis & Co. [cursive] // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - American Blue Ver- // vain; Vervain americane, Fr.; Spiess- // formiger Eisenhart, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The herb. // NATURAL ORDER - Verbenaceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Expectorant and su // dorific. In large doses emetic. Benefi- // cial in colds, and in suppressed men- // struation. // Dose, a wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an ounce to the pint hot infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 4.9 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper yellowed and very fragile; torn in many places; water spots on front; plastic has come unsealed on left side; some plant material has escaped packet and is escaping plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000;
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001077
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic; sealed at each end with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001077
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic; sealed at each end with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Date Remarks
Cited in Park, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: red; beige; black
cardboard: purple
Inscriptions
Top: "PLEURISY-ROOT // C81592 [stamped] // (Ascipias tuberosa, Lin.) // Parke, Davis & Co. [cursive] // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. CANADA. "; front: "SYNONYMS - Butterfly weed, Eng.; // Knollige Schwalbenwurzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The root. // NATURAL ORDER - Asclepiadeae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Diaphoretic, anti- // spasmodic, tonic, diuretc and carmina- // tive. It has obtained a reputation in // diseases of the respiratory organs, more // particularly in pleurisy, inflammation of // the lungs and catarrhal affections, and // in febrile diseases, and in flatus of adults // and children. Dose, 1/2 to 2 fluidounces // (15 to 60 c.c.) of an ounce to the pint // infusion. // 2 4 [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label torn on the front edge; otherwise sound.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 3; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1905
circa 1905
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001085
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle with round neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper labels on front, back and cork.
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Accession Number
000001085
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Sweating
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle with round neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper labels on front, back and cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
circa 1905
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
glass: brown
paper: beige; brown; black; red
cork: light brown
Inscriptions
Front: "AB 20 [illeg.] [handwritten] // 100 // GELATIN-COATED // PILLS // No. 418. // NIGHT SWEAT. // Zinc oxide, 1-2 gr. // Salicin, -- 1 gr. // Ext. Belladonna // leaves, 1-25 gr. // Hydrastin; 1 gr. // Lactated Pepsin, 1-2 gr. // C 250469 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A."; back: "MANUFACTURED BY // PARKE DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT." bottom: "P D & CO. // 55 [molded in glass]"; top: "[illeg.] AMENTA // D [illeg.] // [illeg.] A // [illeg.], ONT [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.3 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels are yellowed and discoloured; some slight tears around edges; top label torn and left half missing; cork worn somewhat around edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 3
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail

marigold flowers

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3643
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001091
Description
Paper packet wrapped in plastic sealed on each side by a piece of transparent tape; packet is covered on top, front and back by a paper label and contains dried plant material.
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Accession Number
000001091
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Wound Healing
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Paper packet wrapped in plastic sealed on each side by a piece of transparent tape; packet is covered on top, front and back by a paper label and contains dried plant material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "[illeg.] [handwritten] // MARIGOLD FLOWERS // C32547 [stamped] // Calendula officinalis Lin. // No. 169 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., // CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - Garden Marigold, Cal- // endula Flowers; Fleurs de tous les // mois, Souci, Fr.; Ringelblume, Germ. // PART EMPLOYED - The flowers. // NATURAL ORDER - Compositæ. // HABITAT - Europe and United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Slightly stimulant // and aromatic. Used externally as an // application to bruises, etc. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed; label torn in five places along bottom front edge; packet and label torn on top back edge; plastic is still sealed; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
Images
Less detail

lavender flowers

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3644
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001092
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label; contains dried plant material.
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Accession Number
000001092
Collection
Parke-Davis 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
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label; contains dried plant material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: blue; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "LAVENDER FLOWERS // Lavendula Spica Lin. // C66079 [stamped] // No. 153 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Fleurs de lavande, Fr. // Lavandelblüthen, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The flowers. // NATURAL ORDER - Labiatæ. // HABITAT - Southern Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Aromatic, carmina- // tive, antispasmodic. Useful in nervous // debility, as a stomachic and in flatu- // lency. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Plastic is still sealed; label yellowed and shows signs of mildew; insect damage on all signs of packet; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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marshmallow leaves

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3837
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001095
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top front and back; packet contains dried plant material.
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Accession Number
000001095
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top front and back; packet contains dried plant material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "MARSHMALLOW // LEAVES // Althæa officinalis Lin. // No. 171 // C113430 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO. CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Feuilles de guimauve, Fr.; Althee, Eibischblätter, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // FAMILY - Malvaceæ. // HABITAT - Europe; Asia Minor, etc."; back: "PROPERTIES - Demulcent. Useful // in bronchitis and in catarrh of the // urinary passages. Externally, as an // emollient poultice to inflammation. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of // an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label yellowed; torn in top right corner; insect exit holes on all surfaces except front; plastic still sealed; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
Personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; "Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," Jack Willson, part 1, page 3.
Research Facts
Its mucilaginous and anti-inflammatory properties make marshmallow root great for dry inflamed throats. Marshmallow root is wonderful to soothe sore throats and dry irritating coughs, including bronchitis.
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Images
Less detail
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001098
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
  3 images  
Accession Number
000001098
Collection
Parke-Davis 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
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; beige; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "HOPS, B.P. // NEW CROP // Humulus Lupulus, Lin. // No. 135 // C139053 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Houblon, Fr.; Hopfen, // Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The strobiles. // FAMILY - Urticaceæ. // HABITAT - Europe & United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -Tonic, anodyne and // soporific: recommended in dyspepsia, // caused by an irritable stomach, and // as a hypnotic in nervous excitement. // DOSE. A wineglassful (60 mils) of // an infusion, one ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed; brown stains on all surfaces; plastic is still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
Images
Less detail
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001099
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic and with a piece of transparent tape holding plastic closed on bottom; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
  3 images  
Accession Number
000001099
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic and with a piece of transparent tape holding plastic closed on bottom; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "SILKWEED ROOT // Aslepias syriaca Lin. // [illeg.] [handwritten] // No. 241 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN. // C631181 [stamped]"; front: "SYNONYMS - Milkweed, Eng.; Herbe // á la ouate, Fr.; Seidenpflanze, Ger. // Asclepias Cornuti, Decaisne. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // FAMILY - Asclepiadaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -Tonic, alterative, ex- // pectorant and diuretic. Beneficial in // asthma and bronchial disorders, and // said to have almost specific power to // dispel dropsies. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 mils) of // an infusion, one ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and cardboard somewhat yellowed; some dark spots on top; plastic has come unsealed on left side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 3; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000.
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Images
Less detail

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