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menthol plaster tube

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Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.7.4
Description
Turned box wood, two-part container joined with a leather hinge; drilled to enable a cork placed in lower metal-lined part to be pushed out by a plunger coming through two parts; when plunger is fully extended, the container can be open to insert the cork.
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Accession Number
1989.7.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
Description
Turned box wood, two-part container joined with a leather hinge; drilled to enable a cork placed in lower metal-lined part to be pushed out by a plunger coming through two parts; when plunger is fully extended, the container can be open to insert the cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D. McKinley.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: brown
fabric: beige
leather: brown
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The head of the plunger is cracked and bound with string.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Canadian Biographical Dictionary, p. 692; Ont. Medical Registry of 1872; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. Henry Turner (b. 1829), registered Ontario 1866, practised in Millbrook, Ontario ca. 1853-1898 and in NWT ca. 1895-1907; operated a drugstore in Millbrook from 1871.
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.12
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
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Accession Number
1976.60.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: light brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet;
"The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 1294
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Aralia nudicaulis: moist woods from Newfoundland to Manitoba and South to North Carolina and Missouri; parts used: roots; uses: cough medicine, diaphoretic, stimulant (Note: this does not agree with the other items on the db, nor the definition in the medical dictionary, which states, "diuretic, tonic and blood purifier"; I have used the same MeSH as elsewhere on the db); constituents: belongs to the ginseng family--chemically related to spikenard; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882.
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Dates
1820
1910
1820-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.13
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried bark, Ulmus fulva (slippery elm or elm bark).
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Accession Number
1976.60.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dysentery -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried bark, Ulmus fulva (slippery elm or elm bark).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1910
1820-1910
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: dark brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row G
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet; J. Derrick
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Ulmus fulva: natural woodlands of Central and Eastern U.S.A. and Canada; parts used: inner bark; uses: poultices, fevers, diarrhea (mucilaginous qualities rendered the powdered bark peculiarly adapted to poultices); official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1910; Note: also used in cough drops.
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Dates
1820
1893
1820-1893
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.60.17
Description
A clear plastic bag containing plant matter, Arisaema triphyllum (Indian turnip).
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Accession Number
1976.60.17
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Description
A clear plastic bag containing plant matter, Arisaema triphyllum (Indian turnip).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1893
1820-1893
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat of Arisaema triphyllum: moist woods from Florida to Canada; parts used: roots, powdered; uses: Hopis used it for sterility; the Pawnee applied it to head and temples for headache; also asthma, rheumatism and whooping cough; and as a source of flour; has as a constituent calcium oxalate; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1893.
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Dates
1820
1916
1820-1916
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1976.60.2
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried berries, Phytolacia americana (pokeweed).
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Accession Number
1976.60.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-inflammatory
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried berries, Phytolacia americana (pokeweed).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1916
1820-1916
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Phytolacia americana: moist soils in Eastern and Central U.S.A.; parts used: berries, root; uses: Pamunkey tribe of Virginia used it for rheumatism; also for relief of pain and inflammation; current use is as molluscicadal agent; official preparation (root): U.S.P. 1820-1916.
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.60.3
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried castors (glands from beaver).
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Accession Number
1976.60.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Animals, Wild
MM= Biopharmaceutics -- animal products, derivatives
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried castors (glands from beaver).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
animal matter: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet; "The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 286.
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; beaver castors are the preputial follicles of the beaver; they secrete a strong-smelling, brownish substance (castoreum) that is a stimulant and antispasmodic; uses: Mohegan tribe placed bandaged piece of castor over wounds and cuts overnight; Penobscots tribe used it for "female troubles"; used as an additive to other medicines; used for relief of congestion in measles (a half-dried castor placed in nostril on end of needle); official preparation: castoreum, U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.5
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
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Accession Number
1976.60.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brownish-green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat of Cassia marilandica: wet soil of eastern and central U.S. and Canada; parts used: leaves, roots, and seeds; uses: reduction of fever, sore throat, most commonly and currently as a laxative; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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Dates
1820
1926
1820-1926
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1976.60.8
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried plant matter, Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly ash).
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Accession Number
1976.60.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Toothache -- drug therapy
Sexually Transmitted Disease -- drug therapy
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried plant matter, Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly ash).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1926
1820-1926
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: reddish-brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Zanthoxylum americanum: damp woods from Quebec to Virginia and west to Ontario; South Dakota through Kansas and Nebraska; parts used: bark, roots, berries; uses: toothache, rheumatism , venereal disease, anti-spasmodic; constituents: berberine--mild sedative; official preparations: U.S.P 1820-1926.
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Dates
1820
1865
circa 1820 - 1865
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016028001
Description
Empty hand-blown opaque thick black glass alcohol bottle with circular base; hand-blown with circular pontil mark on conical push-up base; cylindrical body with round shoulders; long cylindrical neck, angled neck ring, and cylindrical unthreaded finish; symmetrical, but lacking mold seams possibly …
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Accession Number
016028001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty hand-blown opaque thick black glass alcohol bottle with circular base; hand-blown with circular pontil mark on conical push-up base; cylindrical body with round shoulders; long cylindrical neck, angled neck ring, and cylindrical unthreaded finish; symmetrical, but lacking mold seams possibly dip-moulded; without cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in Collection.
Dates
1820
1865
circa 1820 - 1865
Date Remarks
Antique bottle website 'Our Pastimes'
Material
glass: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row B
Length
25.2 cm
Diameter
6.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
White discolouration covers half of exterior surface; minor scratches throughout exterior surface; possilby dug up from ground
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Mouth-blown bottles portion of the Dating Key.” Society of Historical Archaeology. 2019. Accessed 21 May 2019.
https://ourpastimes.com/date-antique-glass-bottles-5760378.html
Research Facts
Similar hand blown bottles were most common 1820-1910. Developments in glass production during the nineteenth and early twentieth century led to the increased use of multiple piece molds and machine processes.
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