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Dr. Pierce's favourite prescription

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Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.275
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.275
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Pierce's Proprietaries Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; dating based on dates of production and metal threaded cap
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; green; white
paper: cream; blue; red
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of cap: "DR. PIERCE'S // [image of R.V. Pierce with signature] // MEDICINES"; printed on side of cap: "MADE IN USA"; label on front of bottle: "CONTAINS 8 1/2 // FLUID OUNCES // Dr. Pierce's // FAVORITE // Prescription // FP // TRADE MARK REG. // The medicinal plants from which this remedy // is compounded are: // VALERIAN ROOT (Valeriana Officinalis) // BLACK HAW (Viburnum Prunifolium) // BLUE COHOSH ROOT (Caulophyllum Thalictroides) // UNICORN ROOT (Helonias Dioica) // BLACK COHOSH ROOT (Cimicifuga Racemosa) // OREGON GRAPE ROOT (Berberis Aquifolium) // DOSE // For adults, 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls with // water three times a day. For full // directions, see circular. // Keep in a cool place, and tightly capped. // Manufactured only by // PIERCE'S PROPRIETARIES, Inc. // Proprietors // BUFFALO, N.Y. FORT ERIE NORTH, ONT."; label on back of bottle reads the same in French; left side of bottle has "R. V. PIERCE, M. D." embossed into the side; right side of bottle has "BUFFALO, N. Y." embossed; embossed on base of bottle: "84 [the letter "P" in a circle] 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: back label curling slightly at bottom right corner; small moisture stains on front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Griffenhagen, George B., and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999 (page 82)
Research Facts
Dr. Pierce's Favourite Prescription was produced between 1870 and 1945. Metal threaded caps became common on glass bottles in the 1920s.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #2
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preparation spatula

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.5.10
Description
Spatula with metal blade and wooden handle; blade is long and narrow, slightly wider, then tapering in, near attachment to handle; handle is narrower than blade and slightly rounded.
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Accession Number
1977.5.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Drug Compounding
Description
Spatula with metal blade and wooden handle; blade is long and narrow, slightly wider, then tapering in, near attachment to handle; handle is narrower than blade and slightly rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Maker
Maleham & Yeomans Cutlers
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 22.75 cm x Width 2.125 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly stained; #2: metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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preparation spatula

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.5.11
Description
Spatula with a metal blade and a wooden handle; blade is rectangular with a rounded end, tapering in slightly where it connects to the handle; handle is flat and squarish, a little narrower than the blade, with three metal screws holding it together.
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Accession Number
1977.5.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Drug Compounding
Description
Spatula with a metal blade and a wooden handle; blade is rectangular with a rounded end, tapering in slightly where it connects to the handle; handle is flat and squarish, a little narrower than the blade, with three metal screws holding it together.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Maker
Maleham & Yeomans, Cutlers
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: grey
wood: brown; blond
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 2.75 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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preparation spatula

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1971.3.2
Description
Long, flat, plain bone spatula, tapering slightly to form a handle.
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Accession Number
1971.3.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Drug Compounding
Description
Long, flat, plain bone spatula, tapering slightly to form a handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Stanley M. Campbell of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
bone: yellowish-white
Inscriptions
On handle is engraved, "MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 25.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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