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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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pendulum lever scale

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Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1988.4.1 a-h
Description
An oak case (a) with bottom line with velvet; one corner partitioned off to contain weights (b-g), as follow: (b) penny weights, 6d, (c) rimmed, lozenge, 4d, (d) shaped, 4d, (e) 2d, (f) 2-oz troy (?) from set of nested weights, and (g) drachm weight; contains a hand balance (h) not part of the orig…
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Accession Number
1988.4.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
An oak case (a) with bottom line with velvet; one corner partitioned off to contain weights (b-g), as follow: (b) penny weights, 6d, (c) rimmed, lozenge, 4d, (d) shaped, 4d, (e) 2d, (f) 2-oz troy (?) from set of nested weights, and (g) drachm weight; contains a hand balance (h) not part of the original contents; lid is hinged with staples; a label is pasted on the underside of the lid.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b-g - weights
h - scale - Size: Length 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.K.W. Ferguson; belonged to Dr. Allan Holford Walker, Obit. CMAJ June 1933.
Maker
Perry & Co. (scale); W. &. T Avery (box)
Site Made (City)
London (scale); Birmingham (box)
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
fabric: brown
wood: brown
metal:
Inscriptions
Printed on label on underside of box lid: "W & T AVERY // Late T. Beach // Manufacturers of All Kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines // Screw plates, . . . // Birmingham . . ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopied materials in file; CD #UHN
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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
1830
1870
1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1990.8.1 a-q
Description
A rosewood-veneered chest (q), lid lined with crumpled velvet; drawer and bottle compartments lined with maroon velvet; brass inset carrying handle and drawer pull, brass key, escutcheon/key, and drawer catch; four empty bottle compartments; contains seven empty, unlabelled bottles (a-g); a spatula…
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Accession Number
1990.8.1 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
A rosewood-veneered chest (q), lid lined with crumpled velvet; drawer and bottle compartments lined with maroon velvet; brass inset carrying handle and drawer pull, brass key, escutcheon/key, and drawer catch; four empty bottle compartments; contains seven empty, unlabelled bottles (a-g); a spatula with a wooden handle (h); a hand balance (i) with brass pans, black strings, silk tassel; a brass key (k) that does not fit the keyhole; a glass mortar (l); a glass measure, one fluid drachm=60 minims (m); a round box holding 4 grain weights (n); a round box holding 7 drachm weights (o); a dovetailed, velvet-lined drawer (p); (j) not listed.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
h - spatula - Size: Length 10.8 cm
l - mortar - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
n - box - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
o - box - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
q - case - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. and Mrs. K. Ferrie.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood: reddish-brown
metal: yellow
glass: clear
fabric: maroon; black
Inscriptions
Handwritten on box (n): "Grain Weights"; printed around the side: "Bucklee, 86 New Bond St., corner of Oxford St."; box (o) labelled "Drachm Weights"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Chest (q): veneer lost below right hinge, cracked across lid where handle is inset; velvet lining is much worn, faded in bottle compartments, less so in the drawer; hand balance (i): pans corroded.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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dispensing scales

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Dates
1830
1899
1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1974.9.1 a-h
Description
Pocket dispensing scales in a wooden case with four weights; consists of (a) the bar from which the scales are suspended; (b,c) circular metal trays; (d-g) rectangular weights; and (h) the wooden case, the inside bottom of which is lined with a coarse green material.
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Accession Number
1974.9.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Pocket dispensing scales in a wooden case with four weights; consists of (a) the bar from which the scales are suspended; (b,c) circular metal trays; (d-g) rectangular weights; and (h) the wooden case, the inside bottom of which is lined with a coarse green material.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - bar - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 17.5 cm
b - metal tray - Size: Diam. 6.9 cm
c - metal tray - Size: Diam. 6.9 cm
d - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
f - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.25 cm
g - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
h - case - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A.D. Kelly of Toronto.
Dates
1830
1899
1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
wood: red
fabric: green
fabric: black
metal: yellow; silver
Inscriptions
A paper label affixed to the underside of the lid has a series of handwritten conversions or equivalencies of apothecary weights into grains (?) and ounces.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
(a) metal scale shows some moderate signs of use; brownish-black discolouration on 40%; white deposit between the cracks of the scale; (b) weight has brown discolouration in patches, and minor scratches; the bottom has a large brown stain in the centre and some scratches and nicks; (c) patches of brown spots on approx. 2%; the bottom also shows signs of use; (h) box shows signs of use; scratches and minor stains; no signs of mould
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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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
1831
1905
1831-1905
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.60.15
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried flowers of Sambucus canadensis (American elder).
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Accession Number
1976.60.15
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
MM= Drugs -- diuretics
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic
MM= Drugs -- anti-inflammatory
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried flowers of Sambucus canadensis (American elder).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1831
1905
1831-1905
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: low, moist ground from Nova Scotia to Florida and West to Manitoba, Kansas, and Texas; uses: diuretic, diaphoretic; the Mohegans use it for relief of infantile colitis; the Menominees use it to reduce fever; the Houma use it for inflammation; the Meskwakis use it for headache and to encourage labour.
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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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