Embossed on one side: "Allen // OTTAWA // PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" on base "414"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Unit Of Measure
Minor chips on base of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology
The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 41. Chemist and Druggist
This style of bottle was called the 'Knickerbocker Ovals' and the moulds took lettered plates that allowed for the embossing on the bottles.
Mr. John Roberts was one of the pioneer druggists of Canada and a native of Kinross, Scotland and one of the richest druggists in Canada at the time of his death in 1892. A large part of his estate was left to his nephew Mr. J. Roberts Allan, who was associated with his business.
Patient starter pack of Yasmin 28 oral birth control, which consists of (a) a blister pack containing 28 tablets, (b) a wallet to store the blister pack, (c) an information sheet, (d) an information booklet and (e) a day label sheet; all parts are housed in (f) a cardboard box; (a) the blister pack…
Patient starter pack of Yasmin 28 oral birth control, which consists of (a) a blister pack containing 28 tablets, (b) a wallet to store the blister pack, (c) an information sheet, (d) an information booklet and (e) a day label sheet; all parts are housed in (f) a cardboard box; (a) the blister pack consists of a rectangular-shaped clear plastic top with 28 round bubble pockets to house 21 light yellow and 7 white tablets; the corners of the pack are rounded; a piece of foil covers the bottom of the pack and seals the tablets in; the foil has printed information on both sides; the blister pack is stored in (b) a wallet; the wallet consists of a piece of square-shaped grey plastic with flock coating on one side; the wallet is folded in half with the flock-covered side on the outside and a pocket (one flock-coated and one clear plastic) on the two inside flaps; the blister pack fits into either of the inner pockets; the starter pack comes with (c) an information sheet; this is a single sheet of paper, with printed information on both sides, which has been folded several times; the starter pack also comes with (d) an information booklet; this consists of four pieces of printed rectangular-shaped paper that have been folded in half and stapled together at the left side; the booklet has printed information on taking an oral contraceptive; the starter pack also comes with (e) a day label sheet; this is a small rectangular-shaped piece of glossy paper with strips of sticky labels; the labels have all the days of the week listed, with seven strips, so each label starts with a different day of the week; the top label (SUN - SAT) has been stuck onto the top of the blister pack; all pieces are housed in (f) a printed cardboard box; the box is rectangular in shape with flaps at the left and right sides and a flat rectangular piece attached at the top; all sides of the box have printed information on them.
Number Of Parts
a - blister pack - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
b - wallet (folded) - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - information sheet (folded) - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d - information booklet - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - day label sheet - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 4.8 cm
f - cardboard box - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
#1: The blister pack, wallet, information sheet and information booklet are all unused and undamaged; the label sheet has had one label removed from it; the cardboard box shows some wear; there is a small tear at the lower front right corner and several fold marks; there are no missing sections; all printing is fully legible.
Dr. Robert Reid; Tibbetts, J. "Reproductive Health Experts Warn Women Not to Abandon Birth Control," Canadian Medical Association Journal 185.11 (2013): E517-518, 25 June 2013; Options for Sexual Health website
Yasmin has been available in Canada since 2005. It contains a type of progestin called drospirenone which can reduce symptoms of PMS including water retention, and improve some types of acne. Drospirenone may be associated with a higher risk of fatal blood clots than other types of hormonal birth control. Class-action lawsuits against Yasmin and similar product Yaz have been initiated in nine provinces between 2009 and 2013, with one in Ontario certified by a judge to proceed in April 2013.
History of Contraception Exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Case #3, Kingston General Hospital, Mar. 2004.