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xylocaine ampoules

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Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Description
(a) A rectangular cardboard box with a folding top; holds (b-m); printed label has a ten-pointed star on it; (b) rectangular sheet of paper with instructional information on xylocaine; folded in 8 sections; (c) rectangular cardboard holder made of two stacked rectangular boxes (three horizontal lay…
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Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
(a) A rectangular cardboard box with a folding top; holds (b-m); printed label has a ten-pointed star on it; (b) rectangular sheet of paper with instructional information on xylocaine; folded in 8 sections; (c) rectangular cardboard holder made of two stacked rectangular boxes (three horizontal layers) and pierced with ten circular holes that fit the xylocaine ampoules (d-m); a fold of cardboard secures the ampoules in place; (d-m) cylindrical glass ampoule, half-filled with clear liquid; bottom is flat, while the top tapers to a long neck and rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - box - Size - Length 9.9 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
b - instruction sheet - Size - Length 21.1 cm x Width 17.3 cm
c - holder - Size - Length 9.2 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
d - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
h - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Astra Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cooksville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Date Remarks
Xylocaine discovered in 1943; widely accepted by the 1950s.
Material
cardboard: blue; off-white
paper: tan; blue
glass: clear
xylocaine: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Illegible handwriting on lid; printed on side: "10 Ampules 2 cc size // XYLOCAINE® // HCP 2% // (Lidocaine Hydrochloride // Injection, U.S.P.) // AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION // WITHOUT EPINEPHRINE // MADE IN [inside ten-pointed star: ASTRA] CANADA // ASTRA // PHARMACEUTICALS (CANADA) LTD // TORONTO 18 *CAN PATENT NO 503 645 ONTARIO"; printed on top, vertically, facing left: "CAUTION: To be used only by or // on prescription of physician or // dentist. // Consult accompanying circular for // dosage details and directions for // use. // LOT 303."; printed on top, vertically, facing right: "Each cc. contains: // Xylocaine Hydrochloride // (Lidocaine // Hydrochloride) [series of '–'] 0.02 Gm. // Sodium Chloride [series of '–'] 0.006 Gm. // Methylparaben [series of '–'] 0.001 Gm. // Water for injections [series of '–'] q.s. ad 1 cc"; (b) printed on sheet, front page: "XYLOCAINE® HYDROCHLORIDE // (brand of Lidocaine [filled-in five-pointed star] U.S.P.) // AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION FOR LOCAL ANESTHESIA // PACKING // [packaging information listed] // INDICATIONS // [instructions for use listed] // *Canadian Patent No. 503.645 MADE IN CANADA"; second page: "XYLOCAINE DOSAGES // [dosages listed]"; third page: "TOPICAL USE // [use listed] // MAXIMUM DOSE // [dosage information listed]"; back page: "TREATMENT OF OVERDOSAGE // [treatments listed] // NOTES [usage notes listed] // AUTOCLAVING // [procedures listed] // S 50M—1-65 // ASTRA // PHARMACEUTICALS (CANADA) LTD. // COOKSVILLE, ONTARIO"; (d-m): printed on ampoule: "2 cc // XYLOCAINE HCL 2% // (Lidocaine Brand) // PLAIN SOLUTION // ASTRA // TORONTO 18, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
(a) Liquid stain on top surface; corners worn; (b) instruction sheet heavily creased, slightly discoloured; (c) slightly stained; (d-m) in good condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site (online pharmaceutical database)
Research Facts
Used as a local anaesthetic; still in use today
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procaine hydrochloride

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001083
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper labe…
Accession Number
996001083
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper label on the outer front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Merck & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
glassine: grey
Inscriptions
The front label reads, "15 grains .5329 // PROCAINE MERCK 20388 // (PROCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE U.S.P.X.) // Merck & Co. Distributors and Guarantors New York. // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; the bottom of the bottle has a raised number "3" on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The glass is complete and undamaged; the paper label shows minor wear, but is fully legible and complete; the glassine cover top is missing
Copy Type
Original
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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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Eugenol U. S. P.

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Category
Dental
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Dental
Accession Number
019002004
Description
Small rectangular semi-transparent brown glass bottle of Eugenol U. S. P. with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with liquid; while sealed, there is a slight odor of the scent of cloves; flat side walls with top arch and beveled corners; round shoulders taper to…
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Accession Number
019002004
Category
Dental
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Dental
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Dental Care
Analgesics
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
Toothache
Root Canal Therapy
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Small rectangular semi-transparent brown glass bottle of Eugenol U. S. P. with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with liquid; while sealed, there is a slight odor of the scent of cloves; flat side walls with top arch and beveled corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; circular mold mark and embossed manufacturers information on bottom; rectangular cream paper label with product information wrapped around all sides; cap has slightly rounded top, vertical ridges on exterior sides and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Anachemia Chemicals LTD.
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Anachemia Chemicals founded in 1955
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “8 ML. // 6505-21-114-6231 // EUGENOL U. S. P. // ANACHEMIA CHEMICALS LTD.”; hand written on label: “TOOTH // ACHE // g h s”; stamped on proper back of label in blue ink: “571124”; embossed on bottom: “D // 1829 // 13”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Length
6.0 cm
Width
2.1 cm
Depth
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor yellowing all over label; minor soiling all over label; minor soiling on sides of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Eugenol U.S.P.” Darby Dental Supply Company, 2019. Accessed 14 June 2019.
Miller, George L. and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Park Canada, 1984.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
Research Facts
Eugenol is an anesthetic and analgesic used to treat tooth pain; commonly used for root canal therapy.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company.
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