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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

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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
1891
circa 1891
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001001 a-g
Description
Metal box (a) for storing herbs; flip top lid attached at back contains five cardboard boxes (b-g) labelled "ONE OUNCE TANSY"; cardboard boxes contain dried plant material (tansy?); there is a paper label stuck to the inside of the lid.
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Accession Number
000001001 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --tin
Description
Metal box (a) for storing herbs; flip top lid attached at back contains five cardboard boxes (b-g) labelled "ONE OUNCE TANSY"; cardboard boxes contain dried plant material (tansy?); there is a paper label stuck to the inside of the lid.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - metal box - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 22.5 cm
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
c - cardboard box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - cardboard box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
e - cardboard box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
f - cardboard box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
g - cardboard box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Used by W.H. Raney, druggist, in Prescott, Ont.; collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1891
circa 1891
Date Remarks
Date based on picture on tin of Walkerville plant that opened in 1891
Material
metal: green mottled with black and silver; red
paper: cream; black; blue
cardboard: cream; purple
Inscriptions
Top: "Tansy"; front: "Choice // Botanic Drugs // Pressed TANSY // ([illeg.] Lin.)"; Overwritten by hand: "Tansy"; "PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // DETROIT MICH // U.S.A."; Left: "[illeg.]"; Right: "NEW YORK OFFICE [illeg.]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED HERBS // INCLUDING // [illeg.], LEAVES, FLOWERS, BARKS, // AND ROOTS FOR DRUGGISTS' USE. // We invite attention to the following points of superiority in this line of our manufactures // [listed] // Parke-Davis & Co // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // DETROIT, MICH. // ALSO // 90, 92 & 94 MAIDEN LANE, N.Y. // CANADIAN LABORATORY, WALKERVILLE, ONT. // AND 301 & 303 WEST EIGHTH STREET // KANSAS CITY, M[illeg.]"; inside lid: "[illeg.] 20¢ // W.H. RANEY, Druggist // PRESCOTT, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Condition Remarks
Metal box exterior is corroding where paint is chipped off; paint is badly cracked over entire surface; lid is blackened; interior is corroding; cardboard boxes are in good condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 2
Research Facts
These distinctive green tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to display their herbs, to make them more visible to the public
Images
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001003
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back (no longer opens); red metal labels on top and front; has been written on in red and black (pencil?).
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Accession Number
000001003
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back (no longer opens); red metal labels on top and front; has been written on in red and black (pencil?).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "PENNYROYAL // (Hedeoma USP)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; overwritten by hand: "[illeg.] 15 BHM - 1 [illeg.] 25¢ oz // [illeg.] [scribbled out] 530"; on label: "PENNYROYAL // (Hedeoma USP)" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS"; left side: "PD&CO"; right side: PD&CO"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed]" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Exterior: some corrosion where paint is chipped, and on base; browning paper stuck to right side in two places; overall some paint scratches; dirty; lid no longer opens
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to display their herbs, to make them more visible to the public
Images
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001005
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back.
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Accession Number
000001005
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED" on label: "WHITE OAK BARK (Quercus alba. L.)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "WHITE OAK (U.S.P.) // (Quercus alba.)" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; left side: [monogramme] "PD&CO"; right side: [monogramme] PD&CO"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed]" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on bottom and where paint is chipped; some corrosion inside, especially along seam; brown accretion in three spots on front; water marks on top; dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to display their herbs, to make them more visible to the public
Images
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001006
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back (lid no longer opens); red metal labels on front and top; has been written on in red, black and green.
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Accession Number
000001006
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back (lid no longer opens); red metal labels on front and top; has been written on in red, black and green.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED" on label: "TANSY // (Tanactum Vulgare.)"; on front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "TANSY // (Tanactum vulgare.)"; label overwritten by hand with "20¢" "15¢/oz [scratched out]"; "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; overwritten by hand with: "15¢ [scratched out] 2/25 [scratched out] 10¢"; left side: [monogramme] "PD&CO"; right side: [monogramme] PD&CO"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the following points of superiority. [listed]" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extensive corrosion on bottom and some corrosion where paint is chipped; yellow-brown accretion in one spot on front; front is dented in two places and very dirty; somewhat dirty overall; paint scratched; #2: extensive inactive corrosion on bottom of container; all six sides stained and scratched; top, front, right rear corner dented; grease pencil marks on front.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to display their herbs, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #1
Images
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001011
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal label on front and top
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Accession Number
000001011
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal label on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "SUMACH LEAVES // (Rhus glabra. L.)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "SUMACH LEAVES // (Rhus glabra) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; left side: "P D & Co [monogrammed]"; right side: "P D & Co [monogramme]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion at base where paint is chipped, and inside; spot of beige-coloured accretion (paint?) on lid; dirty over all.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Images
Less detail
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001013
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top; has been written on in black.
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Accession Number
000001013
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top; has been written on in black.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "SILKWEED // (Asclepias syriaca.)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "SILKWEED // (Asclepias syriaca.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS"; overwritten by hand: "ugu [underlined] 30¢ oz // Milkweed [underlined]"; left side: "P D & Co [monogrammed]"; right side: "P D & Co [monogramme]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extensive corrosion on bottom, around labels, where paint is chipped; front and left side are dented; dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Images
Less detail
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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queen of the meadow leaves box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3610
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001015
Description
Brown cardboard box containing plant material (queen of the meadow leaves?), covered and sealed in plastic.
  3 images  
Accession Number
000001015
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Brown cardboard box containing plant material (queen of the meadow leaves?), covered and sealed in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Material
cardboard: brown; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Top: "QUEEN OF THE MEADOW // LEAVES // Eupatorium purpurem Lin. // No. 213 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT., CANADA"; front: "PROPERTIES - A valuable diuretic, // stimulant, somewhat astringent and // tonic. Used in dropsical affections, // diseases of the urinary organs, etc. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 cc) of an in- // fusion, one ounce to the pint."; back: "SYNONYMS - Purple Boneset, Gravel // Root, Trumpet Weed, Eng.; Herbe // d'Eupatoiare pourpré, Fr.; Purpurfar- // bener Wasserdorst, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves and // flowering tops. // FAMILY - Compositæ. // HABITAT - United States. // PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 6.8 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Water marks on top and right side; some plant material has escaped the box and is trapped in the plastic; overall dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
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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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.
  3 images  
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
Less detail
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.
  3 images  
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.
Images
Less detail
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.
  3 images  
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
Images
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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001026
Description
A cardboard box containing plant material (uva-ursi?), covered on top, front and back by a paper label and wrapped and sealed in plastic.
  3 images  
Accession Number
000001026
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 (uva-ursi?), covered on top, front and back by a paper label and wrapped and sealed in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: grey
plastic: clear
paper: beige; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "UVA-URSI // Arrtostaphylos Uva-ursi (Lin.) Sprengel. // No. 315 C91080 // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // WALKERVILLE, // ONT., // CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS -BEARBERRY, Mountain Cran- // berry, Eng.; Busserole, Fr.; Bärentraube, Ger.; Gayuba, Span. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // FAMILY - Ericaceæ. // HABITAT - Northern latitude of Asia and America."; back: "Uva ursi is astringent, car- // minative and tonic. It also has a sedititive effect // upon the kidneys and urinary tract. It is em- // ployed in the treatment of irritation of the // bladder, dysuria, cystitis, phelitis, etc. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an ounce // to the pint infusion."
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
Label extremely yellowed, torn at front and back, wrinkled at back, and water-marked on top; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in 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.
Images
Less detail
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001032
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic.
  3 images  
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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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.
  3 images  
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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hemlock spruce bark box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3632
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001037
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; a paper label covers top, front, and back of box.
  3 images  
Accession Number
000001037
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; a paper label covers top, front, and back of box.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "HEMLOCK SPRUCE // BARK // Tsuga canadensis (Lin.) Carr. // No. 133 // C102383 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A."; front: "SYNONYMS - Pinus canadensis Lin.; // Abies canadensis Michx. HEMLOCK. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark. NATURAL ORDER - Coniferæ. // HABITAT -- United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Strongly astringent // and tonic. Useful in diarrhea and re- // laxed conditions of the bowels, and in // the form of injection is efficacious in // leucorrhea. // DOSE -- A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
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.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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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.
  3 images  
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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