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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001025
Description
Rectangular one-piece cardboard pennyroyal box wrapped in clear plastic.
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Accession Number
000001025
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Rectangular one-piece cardboard pennyroyal box wrapped in clear plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
paper: brown; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Top: "PENNYROYAL // Hedeoma pulegioides (Lin.) Pers. // No. 196 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A."; front: "PROPERTIES - Stimulant, diaphoretic, // emmenagogue and carminative. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 cc) of an in- // fusion, one ounce to the pint."; back: "SYNONYMS - HEDOMA, Squaw Mint, // Tickweed, Stinking Balm, Eng.; Herbe // de pouliot American, Fr.; Amerikan- // ischer Polei, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - Leaves and tops. // FAMILY - Labiatæ. // HABITAT - United States and Canada."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Box somewhat dirty; plastic coming unsealed on left side; #2: still sealed in plastic; a few discolourations on bottom surface.
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
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #1
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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001032
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
000001032
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: beige-brown; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Top: "WHITE OAK // (QUERCUS, N.F.) // Quercus alba Lin. // No. 290 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A."; front: "PROPERTIES - Astringent and some- // what tonic. Employed in obstinate // chronic diarrhea and certain forms of // passive hemorrhage; externally as an // astringent wash, gargle or injection. // DOSE - 1 to 2 fluid ounces (30 to 60 cc) of an // infusion, one ounce to the pint."; back: "SYNONYMS - Ecorce de chene, Fr.; Eichenrinde, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The inner bark. // FAMILY - Fagaceæ. // HABITAT - Eastern North America."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard is yellowed and water-marked on top and back; bottom dented; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in the plastic.
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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Oregon grape root box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3637
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001042
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (Oregon grape root?) wrapped in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001042
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 (Oregon grape root?) wrapped in plastic; 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)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "OREGON GRAPE ROOT // (BERBERIS, N.F.) // Berberis Aquifolium Pursch. // 760465 // No. 318 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A."; front: "SYNONYMS - Oregon Grape, Moun- // tain Grape, Holly-leaved Barberry. // PART USED - The rhizome and roots. // FAMILY - Berberidaceæ. // HABITAT - Rocky Mountains to the // Pacific Coast."; back: " - Alterative, antipe- // riodic, and tonic. Stimulates assimi- // lation and absorption. Useful in // atonic dyspepsia with constipation, // uterine disorders and skin diseases. // DOSE - One tablespoonful (20 cc) of // an infusion, ¼ ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are somewhat yellowed; dirty; box punctured on top front edge; label crumpled and abraded at top back edge; plastic has come unsealed on both sides; some plant material has escaped box and is escaping the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 3; 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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mezereum bark box

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001109
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001109
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; 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)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: brown; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "MEZEREUM // BARK // (Daph [illeg.] e Mezereum Lin.) // No. 178 // 322949 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A."; front: "SYNONYM - Mezereon. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark. // NATURAL ORDER - Thymelæaceæ. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Used internally it is stated to be of // considerable efficacy as an alterative in the treatment // of many skin diseases and in the relief of chronic // rheumatism. // DOSE - One to two tablespoonfuls (15 to 30 Cc.) of // half an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label and cardboard yellowed; water mark covers 2/3 of top and back; plastic is still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 3; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #7.
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
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001123
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic and sealed on each side with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label; round white sticker on left side.
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Accession Number
000001123
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 sealed on each side with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label; round white sticker on left side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: blue
plastic: clear
paper: cream; black; red; white; blue
Inscriptions
Top: "269750 [stamped] // BEECH-DROP // (Epiphegus virginiana, Bart.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. [written in cursive script] //MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A."; front: "SYNONYMS - Cancer-root; Orobanche // de Virginie, Fr.; Krebswurz, Sommer- // wurz, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The plant. // NATURAL ORDER - Orobanchaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -Astringent; used // with benefit in hemorrhages of the // bowels and uterus, and in diarrhœa. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 c.c.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."; bottom: "2.7 [handwritten]"; left side: "B 69.6 47 [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and cardboard slightly yellowed; right side somewhat dented; plastic is still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; 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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Crysto-Vibex ampoules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4010
Dates
1938
circa 1938
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001215 a-j
Description
(a) Cardboard box in which is (b) another cardboard box in which are (c) a one-page leaflet containing product information, (d) a dull metal blade for scratching glass ampoules and (e-j) six cardboard boxes, sealed, presumably containing ampoules; outer box has a round fluorescent orange sticker an…
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Accession Number
000001215 a-j
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- vitamin supplement, prescription -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
(a) Cardboard box in which is (b) another cardboard box in which are (c) a one-page leaflet containing product information, (d) a dull metal blade for scratching glass ampoules and (e-j) six cardboard boxes, sealed, presumably containing ampoules; outer box has a round fluorescent orange sticker and a square white sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - outer box
b - inner box
c - leaflet
d - blade
e-j - ampoule box
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1938
circa 1938
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
cardboard: beige; red; white
paper: beige; white; black; orange; blue
metal:silver
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "X27 12.0 // 1/2 Doz. 1 cc. Size No. 180 // GLASEPTIC AMPOULES // CRYSTO-VIBEX // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // Each 1 cc. contains // 1 MGM. VITAMIN B1 ["1" subscripted] // CRYSTALLINE // (THIAMIN CHLORIDE) // equivalent to not less than // 300 INTERNATIONAL UNITS // (about 600 Sherman units) // in normal salt solution. // Contains Chloretone // (Chloroform derivative) 0.5% // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."; right side: "Use enclosed marker to scratch the ampoule // at the constriction. Break by gentle pressure. // SCRATCH HERE // Printed by // Parke, Davis & Co. // Detroit, Mich."; back: "Crysto-Vibex // is indicated in // cases of Vitamin // B1 deficiency. // AVERAGE DOSE – 1 CC."; left side: "This solution presents the pure // crystalline Vitamin B1, free from pro- // teids, lipoids, and sugars. Standard- // ized for chemical purity and by // biological methods"; top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, U.S.A. // WALKERVILLE, CANADA // LONDON, ENGLAND // SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA // C729827"; bottom: "CRYSTO-VIBEX // 1 MGM. CRYSTALLINE // VITAM [illeg.] // [illeg.] DE // [illeg.] MPOULES No. 180 // P 1H9"; (c) "To the Medical Profession // CRYSTO-VIBEX // AMPOULES // CRYSTALLINE VITAMIN B1 // (Thiamin Chloride) // Parke-Davis Crysto-Vibex Ampoules contain pure, crystal- // line Vitamin B1 in normal salt solution. // Clinical Indications // [text follows] // Dosage // [text follows] // Package Information // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS MEDICAMENTA VERA P D & Co. & COMPANY // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // WL Rev. 9-37 – 599 // Printed by Parke, Davis & Co., Walkerville, Ont."; (e-j) top: "1 CC. Size GLASEPTIC AMPOULE NO. 180 // CRYSTO-VIBEX // 1 Mgm. Vitamin B1 Crystalline (THIAMIN CHLORIDE)"; front: "1 MILLIGRAM // 300 INTERNATIONAL UNITS"; bottom: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // Printed by Parke, Davis & Co., Detroit, Mich."; back: "Contains Choretone (Chloroform // derivative) 0.5%"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row E
Dimension Notes
a - outer box - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - inner box - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Width 10.0 cm
d - blade - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm
e-j - ampoule box - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Outer and inner boxes yellowed; outer box dirty; leaflet very yellowed, text fading; blade corroded; ampoule boxes slightly yellowed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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empty gelatin capsules

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001319 a-b
Description
Gelatin capsules box is in two parts: an outer sleeve (a) into which fits a cardboard tray (b); box contains 7 empty capsules
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Accession Number
000001319 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Capsules
Product Packaging
Description
Gelatin capsules box is in two parts: an outer sleeve (a) into which fits a cardboard tray (b); box contains 7 empty capsules
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - sleeve - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "100 No. 0 // EMPTY GELATIN CAPSULES // UNSURPASSED IN SOLUBILITY, FIT AND UNIFORMITY // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // KEEP IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A."; front:top repeated in Spanish; back: "CAPACITY OF EMPTY GELATIN CAPSULES // THIS VARIES ACCORDING TO THE DEGREE OF PRESSURE USED IN FILLING // Size 000 00 0 1 2 3 4 5 // QUININE SULPHATE Grains 10 6 5 3½ 3 2 1½ 1 // SODIUM BICARBONATE " 22 15 11 8 6 5 4 2 // ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID " 16 10 8 5 4 3 2½ 1½ // BISMUTH SUBNITRATE " 28 20 14 10 8 6 4 2 // GLANDULAR SUBSTANCE " 10 8 6 5 3 2 1½ 1 "; bottom: "[back repeated in Spanish] // Made in U.S.A."; (b) right side: "RE-0643y // SUB LOTS: D-E-F [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box dented, somewhat dirty; pen marks on top and black marker on tray left side; tray and sleeve were taped together on each side at one time; tape is now cut, but the pieces are still on the box parts.
Copy Type
Original
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promotional model mortar and pestle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4246
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001422 a-b
Description
A plastic mortar (a) with matching pestle (b); clearly not functional, but for promotional purposes
Accession Number
000001422 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Commerce -- instrumentation
Drug Industry -- advertisements
MM= Drug Compounding -- mortar and pestle -- advertisements
Description
A plastic mortar (a) with matching pestle (b); clearly not functional, but for promotional purposes
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - mortar - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 10.0 cm
b - pestle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "[logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // MADE IN U.S.A. RP-71 [embossed]"; back: "Rx [the "x" [part of the tail of the "R"] [embossed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Condition Remarks
Some paint scratched; dirty fingerprints on front of mortar
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See also 000.001.423
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promotional model mortar and pestle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4247
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001423 a-b
Description
A plastic mortar (a) with matching pestle (b); clearly not functional, but for promotional purposes
Accession Number
000001423 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Commerce -- instrumentation
Drug Industry -- advertisements
MM= Drug Compounding -- mortar and pestle -- advertisements
Description
A plastic mortar (a) with matching pestle (b); clearly not functional, but for promotional purposes
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - mortar - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Diam. 10.1 cm
b - pestle - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "[logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // MADE IN U.S.A. RP-71 [embossed]"; back: "Rx [the "x" [part of the tail of the "R"] [embossed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Condition Remarks
Paint scratched; dirty fingerprints on front of mortar; pestle dented
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See also 000.001.422
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Euthymol Tooth Paste

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Dates
1956
circa 1956
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
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Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Toothpaste
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1956
circa 1956
Date Remarks
Reference to Brockville on tube; plant there opened in 1956
Material
metal: grey; white; red; green
plastic: red
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "THE // SCIENTIFIC // DENTIFRICE // Euthymol // TOOTH PASTE // A // PARKE-DAVIS PRODUCT"; back: "[illeg.] // teeth, together with // selected essential // oils which provide // the penetrating // qualities of a liquid // dentifrice and leave // the mouth refreshed // and wholesome. // Every ingredient is // tested for purity and // quality. // Net weight 2 oz. // MADE IN ENGLAND // PARKE, DAVIS // & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE // ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Condition Remarks
Tube deeply dented all over; ink is worn off in numerous places; tube badly corroded on top; dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection, Jack Willson, Part 5, page 1
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Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001474 a-d
Description
Two glass vials (b,c) in a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d); both vials are stopped with rubber stoppers and sealed with a metal cap moulded over the neck and lip; one (b) has a plastic cap over the metal cap such that when the plastic cap is removed the seal on the metal cap is bro…
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Accession Number
000001474 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Blood Coagulation
Coagulants -- therapeutic use
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Two glass vials (b,c) in a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d); both vials are stopped with rubber stoppers and sealed with a metal cap moulded over the neck and lip; one (b) has a plastic cap over the metal cap such that when the plastic cap is removed the seal on the metal cap is broken; this vial is half full of liquid; the other vial has no plastic cap and is half full of powder; both vials have paper labels on front and sides; box has a rectangular white sticker on back
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
d - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Width 10.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date
Material
paper: white; blue; black; red
metal: silver
cardboard: blue; white; black; red
rubber: pink
glass: clear
plastic: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "Bio. 2073 // THROMBIN, TOPICAL // (BOVINE ORIGIN) // C // FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY // DO NOT INJECT [underlined] // 1 Vial, 5000 N.I.H. Units Thrombin, Topical // 1 Vial, 5 cc. Diluent // U.S. Licence No. 1. // Stock 4-2073-1-70 // PARKE-DAVIS"; right side: "Apply on the surface of the bleeding tissue. // Thrombin contains 0.1 mg. Phemerol // (benzethonium chloride), P.D. & Co. // Diluent contains 1:50,000 Phemerol // (benzethonium chloride) P.D. & Co. // WARNING – Keep out of the reach of children. // Store at temperature between 2° and // 8° C. (36° and 46° F.)."; back: "Thrombin is an essential blood-clotting // agent. The concentrated product, as pre- // pared by Parke, Davis & Co., retains // its blood-clotting power after consider- // able dilution. // Sponge recipient surface free of blood. // Apply Thrombin, Topical solution by spray, or flood surface, using syringe // with fine needle. // Thrombin, Topical [illeg.] in // powder form. The [illeg.] ul- // verized with a s [illeg.] // See package insert."; left side: "Laboratories, Branches and Distributors // are located in Princial Cities // throughout the World. // Distributed by Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. //Brockville, Ontario // Manufactured by Parke, Davis & Company // Detroit, Michigan 48232 U.S.A."; top: "Bio. 2073 // 1 Vial, 5000 N.I.H. Units Thrombin, Topical // 1 Vial, 5 cc. Diluent // THROMBIN, TOPICAL // (BOVINE ORIGIN) // Parke, Davis & Company // Expiration Date: [printed] SEPT. 25, 1976 [stamped] // Lot [printed] 903101A [stamped]"; bottom: "Bop. 2073 // 1 Vial, 5000 N.I.H. Units Thrombin, Topical // 1 Vial, 5 cc. Diluent // THROMBIN, TOPICAL // (BOVINE ORIGIN) // Parke, Davis & Company // Stock 4-2073-1-70"; (b) front: "5 CC. // ISOTONIC SALINE DILUENT // FOR THROMBIN, TOPICAL // Using aseptic technique, transfer con- // tents, as required, to the vial contain- // ing the Thrombin, Topical. See pack- // age insert. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. Detroit, Mich., U.S.A."; back: "Contains 1:50,000 // Phemerol (benzetho- // nium chloride, // P.D. & Co.). // Lot // 902308B"; bottom: "W 132 [embossed]"; top: FLIP // OFF [embossed]" (c) front: "C // 5000 N.I.H. UNITS Bio. 2073 // THROMBIN, TOPICAL // (BOVINE ORIGIN) // FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY // DO NOT INJECT [underlined] // U.S. Licence No. 1. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. Detroit, Mich., U.S.A. // DO NOT INJECT"; back: "DO NOT INJECT // Apply on the surface of // the bleeding tissue, us- // ing Thrombin, Topical // as a solution, or as a // powder after pulverizing // material with a sterile // glass rod. // See circular. // Expiration Date: Sept. 25, 1976 // Lot 903101A"; bottom: "8 // K [embossed]"; (d) "AHFS Category 20:12, 16 // THROMBIN, TOPICAL // (BOVINE ORIGIN) // PARKE-DAVIS // THROMBIN, TOPICAL MUST NOT BE INJECTED! APPLY ON THE // SURFACE OF BLEEDING TISSUE AS A SOLUTION OR POWDER. // DESCRIPTION // [text follows] // ACTION // [text follows] // INDICATIONS // [text follows] // CONTRAINDICATION // [text follows] // WARNING // [text follows] // ADVERSE REACTIONS // [text follows] // ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE // [text follows] // HOW SUPPLIED // [text follows] // REFERENCES // [text follows] // 121 861950 // PARKE-DAVIS // P - 84 - 85A DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48232 U.S.A. MK // Issued Oct. 1972"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box dented, yellowing, scuffed, ink fading; leaflet crumpled somewhat in top left corner; no apparent problems with vials
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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vaccination shield

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Dates
1902
1920
circa 1902-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Vaccination
Accession Number
000001504 a-g
Description
A vaccination shield (c) shaped like a hemisphere with a flattened rim; there are 5 holes arranged in a circle on the hemisphere for breathability, and two slots on eah side of the rim through which adhesive strips (d,e) may be passed, to hold the shield in place; it is in a cardboard box in two pa…
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Accession Number
000001504 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Vaccination
Description
A vaccination shield (c) shaped like a hemisphere with a flattened rim; there are 5 holes arranged in a circle on the hemisphere for breathability, and two slots on eah side of the rim through which adhesive strips (d,e) may be passed, to hold the shield in place; it is in a cardboard box in two parts (a,b) along with two paper leaflets (f,g).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box bottom
b - box top
c - shield
d - adhesive strip
e - adhesive strip
f - leaflet (unfolded)
g - leaflet (unfolded)
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1902
1920
circa 1902-1920
Date Remarks
Received licence in 1902
Material
paper: white; black
celluloid: translucent yellow
cardboard: blue; black; yellow
fabric: white; brown
Inscriptions
(b) Top: "ASEPTIC // VACCINATION SHIELD // THIS SHIELD IS COMPOSED OF CELLULOID // WHICH BEING TRANSPARENT, ALLOWS THE // VACCINATED SURFACE TO BE INSPECTED AND // THE PROGRESS OF THE CASE NOTED // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A."; front: "IN CASE OF EXUDATIONS FROM THE SITE OF VAC- // CINATION THE SHIELD MAY BE REMOVED // AND CLEANSED BY WARM WATER OR // ANY SUITABLE ANTISEPTIC. // DIRECTIONS: REMOVE THE GAUZE FROM ADHE- // SIVE PLASTER STRIPS, PASS THROUGH // THE OPENINGS IN ENDS OF // SHIELD AND APPLY."; back: "INASMUCH AS THIS SHIELD IS NOT ABSORBENT // IT IS PERFECTLY ASEPTIC, WHICH IS OF // THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE. // DIRECTIONS: [repeated from front]"; (e) "DIRECTIONS FOR USING // Vaccine Points (P.D. & Co.) // IN LEE'S PATENT BREAKABLE TUBES. // LICENCE No. 1 // ISSUED TO PARKE, DAVIS & CO., BY THE SECRETARY // OF THE TREASURY, U.S.A. // Under provision of Act approved July 1, 1902. [printed] // [directions follow] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // LABORATORIES: DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., // CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: [15 other cities listed]"; (f) "VACCINE (GLYCERINATED) // IN TUBES // WITH NEEDLE FOR SCARIFYING // LICENCE No. 1 // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS: // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY. // LABORATORIES: // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A.; WALKERVILLE, ONT., CAN.; HOUNSLOW, ENG. // BRANCH HOUSES: // [15 cities listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row B
Temporary Location
On loan to Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, for exhibit on Health and Disease in Brooklyn L-2019-2 22 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
a - box bottom - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - shield - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d - adhesive strip - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.7 cm
e - adhesive strip - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.7 cm
f - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 14.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Box bottom is torn at all four corners, and yellowing; box top is torn on front edge and has been repaired with tape; is scuffed and yellowing; cellulose shield is yellowed; adhesive strips are stiff and yellowed; paper leaflets are yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On loan to Museum of Health Care Education Department for Seniors’ Learning Program 22 Aug 2016.
On loan for exhibit "Smallpox and Rev. John Clinch," Trinity Historical Society Inc., Newfoundland, 21 May 2014.
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