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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001078
Description
Sealed square paper packet contains dried plant material wrapped and sealed in clear plastic; information about parts used, lot number stamped in red inlk and other details on label.
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Accession Number
000001078
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Antidepressive Agents
Depression -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
Sealed square paper packet contains dried plant material wrapped and sealed in clear plastic; information about parts used, lot number stamped in red inlk and other details on 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
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
paper: blue, tan
ink: black, red
plastic: transparent
Inscriptions
Top: "COCA // LEAVES // C46052 // (Erythroxylon Coca, Lam.) // Parke, Davis & Co. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. CANADA. "; front side panel : "SYNONYMS - Cuca, Hayo, Ipado, etc. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER - Lineae. // HABITAT - Peru and Bolivia."; back: "PROPERTIES - Relieves nervous depression, and // stimulates digestion. Dose, a wine- // glassful of two ounces to the pint in- // fusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed and very fragile; both are torn at top right corner; paper is punctured in five places on back; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
https://www.salon.com/2013/12/07/a_brief_history_of_cocaine/
https://theskepticalcardiologist.com/tag/coca-leaves/
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.
Coca leaves are where the drug cocaine originates. The natives of South America used to chew coca leaves to invigourate themselves and as a local anaesthetic. Cocaine was isolated in the 1800s and marketed as healthful, and as a treatment for morphine addiction. Laws were introduced to control it in 1903, and it was removed at this time from Coca Cola.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
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Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Date Remarks
Expiry date; Merck Sharp & Dohme formed in 1961
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: white
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor residue on top rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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financial ledger

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15145
Dates
1901
1908
circa 1901 - 1908
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Archival Items
Financial Records
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Financial Record Keeping
Accession Number
014002225
Description
Hardbound rectangular financial ledger with transaction histories for 542 pharmacy accounts hand written on both sides of paper pages in ink; dark brown leather on exterior of cardboard covers and spine; covers have a grey metal frame around perimeter of front, back and spine attached inside to the…
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Accession Number
014002225
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Archival Items
Financial Records
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Financial Record Keeping
MeSH Heading
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Books
Records
Archival
Pharmacy
Description
Hardbound rectangular financial ledger with transaction histories for 542 pharmacy accounts hand written on both sides of paper pages in ink; dark brown leather on exterior of cardboard covers and spine; covers have a grey metal frame around perimeter of front, back and spine attached inside to the spine with metal hinges; box spine has a metal frame and a key hole on the front centre; paper dividers separate sections of the ledger and have leather covered tabs with letters stamped on the front and back in gold ink; very heavy thick ledger with lined pages with thirteen accounting column headings; key missing; 474 pages (double sided).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Copeland-Chatterson Co., Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1901
1908
circa 1901 - 1908
Date Remarks
Start date is latest patent date recorded on the ledger; end date is the latest hand written entry
Material
paper: cream, tan
leather: dark brown
metal: grey
ink: blue, black, gold, pink
Inscriptions
Stamped on front cover in gold ink: “CURRENT LEDGER // No. 1 // R. D. STILES”; stamped on the spine in gold ink: “CURRENT LEDGER // No. 1 // R. D. STILES // PATENTED 1901”; printed inside front and back cover in blue ink: “C-C // PERPETUAL // LEDGER // Patented Feb. 6, 1896. // ‘May 1, 1898. // Other Patents Pending, and in United States, Great // Britain and other Foreign Countries.”; printed on piece of paper affixed to the front of the first page in black ink: “INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATING THE // C-C // Retail Monthly Account System.” // “THE COPELAND – CHATTERSON CO., LIMITED, // DEVISERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF BUSINESS SYSTEMS, // MONTREAL TORONTO.”; printed on the back of first page and front of last page in blue ink: “How to Open Accounts in Perpetual Ledger; // THE COPELAND-CHATTERSON CO., LIMITED. // Devisers and Manufacturers of Business Systems. // GENERAL OFFICES AND WORKS, // TORONTO. // HOPE BUILDING, // OTTAWA. // MERCHANTS BANK BUILDING, // MONTREAL.”; printed at the top of each account page in blue ink: “SHEET NO. ACCOUNT NO. // NAME // ADDRESS”; printed at the top of each account table in blue ink: “THE C-C PERPETUAL LEDGER. PATENTED 1896 AND 1900. THE COPELAND-CHATTERSON Co., LIMITED, SOLE MAKERS, TORONTO."; column headings: "DATE // DESCRIPTION // FOLIO // DEBITS // CK // CREDIT // BALANCE”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
31.5 cm
Width
23.6 cm
Depth
8.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions when the ledger is closed
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling to covers, spine, and pages; minor rusting of metal pieces, especially around key hole on front of spine; minor tears and loss to edges of leather tabs and edges of several pages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Artifact (book)
Reference Comments
“Pictou Parade.” Haggis: The McCulloch Heritage Centre. 2016. Accessed 15 May 2019.
Pharmacy ledger, 014.002.224
Research Facts
The ledger contains hand written records of account transactions from 1902 to 1908 for the pharmacy operated by R. D. Stiles. R. D. Stiles was a druggist and apothecary and was a colleague of J. D. B Fraser. He operated several of J. D. B. Fraser's drugstore branches.
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