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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1985.13.1
Description
A cylindrical amber glass bottle, medium neck ending in a thick lip; 1/4 full, corked, labelled; 4-oz capacity.
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Accession Number
1985.13.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical amber glass bottle, medium neck ending in a thick lip; 1/4 full, corked, labelled; 4-oz capacity.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. L.F. Koyl.
Maker
W. J. Bush & Co. (supplier)
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: yellow
ink: black; red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Label has, "OIL SASSAFRAS // NATURAL"; on reverse, label reads: "Put up expressly for the Drug Trading Company Limited Toronto".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Length
11.8 cm
Width
4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: bottle in good condition; appears to be residue on the interior surface; adhesive liquid (?) on rim and lower body of bottle; label is dirty and stained overall; upper right-hand and left-hand corners are ripped; printing on right-hand side of label is smudged; there is a rip in the middle of the label; on back label, there is a small rip in the upper left-hand corner, and another rip on the right-hand side; discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. L. F. Koyl; see also 1968.1.4 and 1980.18.5
Research Facts
Donor bought this from a Toronto pharmacy in 1945, but it dates from an earlier period; used as a flavouring in drugs to disguise horrible tastes, with its flavour of root beer; it has now been removed from the Pharmacopaeia because it is a known carcinogen.
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