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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative

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Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1094
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
018009002 a-c
Description
Transparent rounded rectangular based glass Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap, beige and navy rectangular cardboard box (b) with removable brown rectangular corrugated cardboard box liner (c); bottle three quarters full with brown liq…
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Accession Number
018009002 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
Jaundice
Headache -- drug therapy
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- digestive disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Description
Transparent rounded rectangular based glass Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap, beige and navy rectangular cardboard box (b) with removable brown rectangular corrugated cardboard box liner (c); bottle three quarters full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wall recessed; flat rectangular side walls with product name embossed; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external lug type thread; rectangular push-up, circular mold mark, and manufacturer information embossed on bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; rectangular white and navy paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label with information and directions in French on back; cap has vertical indents on sides and flat top; box has product information and directions in English on front and proper left side and in French on back and proper right sides bordered in decorative geometric patterns; corrugated liner folded into rectangular box shape with open top and bottom ends.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 21.1 cm Width 6.9 cm Depth 3.7 cm
b – box – Length 25.1 cm Width 8.0 cm Depth 4.5 cm
c – box liner – Length 16.5 cm Width 7.7 cm Depth 4.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Dreco Co. of Canada Limited
Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1094
Date Remarks
Dominion Glass Company trademarked D-in-diamond logo on the bottom of the bottle in 1928; no date marks present, were first introduced by Dominion in 1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, white
ink: navy
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “DRECO // AN EFFECTIVE TONIC // AND ALTERNATIVE // A splendid Remedy for disorders arising from slug- // gish action or functional in- // activity of the liver, kidneys // and bowels. // DIRECTIONS // Take one tablespoonful three time a // day, best taken before meals. If it // acts too freely on the bowels, lessen // the dose: if it does not act free enough, // increase the dose. For children about // 12 years old, a tablespoonful three times // a day. // No. 9280. PROPRIETARY AND PATENT MEDICINE ACT // Distributed by // The DRECO CO. of CANADA // LIMITED. // BALTIMORE, U. S. A. and // MONTREAL, Canada.”; embossed on right and left sides of bottle: “DRECO”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D”; printed on front of box: “DRECO // No. 9280 The Proprietary and Patent Medicine Act. // A // STOMACH TONIC // and ALTERNATIVE // A splendid remedy // for disorders arising // from sluggish action // or functional inac- // tivity of the liver, // kidneys and bowels. // PRICE $1.25 // DISTRIBUTED BY // Dreco Co. of Canada // LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA // also at // BALTIMORE U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “DRECO – For chronic constipation, biliousness, jaundice, sick headache lassitude and other disorders arising from chronic // inactivity of the stomach, liver and bowels. // In therapeutic activity it covers a wider range than that of simple cathartics since its tendency is to restore the organs con- // cerned in elimination of waste products to a state of normal healthy activity. // It is not intended as a purgative and for some persons it is not sufficiently laxative at the beginning. In such cases where // additional laxative action is necessary, we strongly recommend HI – SPEED LAXATIVE TABLETS to be taken in connection // with DRECO. The formula for these tablets was selected with great care in order that the best results possible would be // obtained from Dreco by their supplemental action.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over cap; minor tears in edges and areas of discolouration on bottom of back bottle label; minor discolouration all over front bottle label; front bottle label separated and creased at bottom; top of box missing; minor discolouration on front of box; major tears in top of box resulting in 6 separate pieces
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Tonic.” Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Tonics were used to improve ones general well being and were said to improve many different medical conditions; Dreco was marketed as a treatment for several ailments, including constipation, biliousness, jaundice, and headaches.
The D-in-diamond logo indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; the logo was introduced in 1928 and markings for dates were introduce in 1940; the lack of date marks suggests the bottle was manufactured between 1928 and 1940.
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acid boric compressed tablet

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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
1980.18.258
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.258
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter-- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Shuttleworth Chemical Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED TABLETS // Acid Boric // Properties: Antiseptic // DOSE: [illeg.] // SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO. // Limited // Manufacturing Chemists, [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row D
Length
10.5 cm
Width
3.8 cm
Depth
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Torn label; #2: no cracks or chips in the bottle; cork appears whole; top red paper covering loose on one side; paper label yellowed, dirty, and torn in the lower proper left quadrant.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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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
1980.18.264
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
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Accession Number
1980.18.264
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ASAFETIDA // SUGAR COATED // 4 GRAINS // From the Laboratory of // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MEDICAMENTA [around top circumferance of circle] // VERA [around bottom circumferance of circle] // DETROIT, MICH."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Matindale Pharmacopeia, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"An oleo-gum-resin obtained from the living rhizome and root of Ferula assafoetida . . . It is in the form of greyish-white or yellow tears with a garlic-like odour and a bitter acrid taste . . . been used as a carminative in the treatment of flatulence and as an expectorant in bronchitis. It was formerly used for its supposed effect in nervous disorders, but any effect it might have in these conditions is attributed to the psychological response to the objectionable odour and taste."
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Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.265
Description
A flat bottle with sloping, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a small collar, and a fat lip; cork stopper; paper label; dark liquid contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.265
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flat bottle with sloping, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a small collar, and a fat lip; cork stopper; paper label; dark liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Pepsin Syrup Company
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. W.B. CALDWELL'S // LAXATIVE // SYRUP PEPSIN // COMPOUND // RECOMMENDED FOR // CONSTIPATION // AND ITS ATTENDANT ILLS // SUCH AS // Biliousness, Sick Headache, Sour // Stomach, Heartburn, Foul // Breath, Flatulency, etc. // DIRECTIONS — To cleanse the // system thoroughly when bilious // or constipated and to dispel // SHAKE WELL BEFORE TAKING // PEPSIN SYRUP COMPANY // Sole Proprietors // BRIDGEBURG, ONTARIO, CAN."; embossed on bottle: "Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin" and "Bridgeburg, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 5.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Keppler Malt Extract

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.273
Description
A squarish-bodied glass bottle with edges rounded, very slight, rounded shoulders and a neck almost the same size as the body; topped with a metal cap; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.273
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A squarish-bodied glass bottle with edges rounded, very slight, rounded shoulders and a neck almost the same size as the body; topped with a metal cap; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wellcome Chemical Works
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
metal: yellow
paper: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Embossed on top, with the shape of a horse: "The Kepler Malt Products"; directions in English and other languages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Part of the label is missing; top is rusty.
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Pierce's favourite prescription

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Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.275
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.275
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Pierce's Proprietaries Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; dating based on dates of production and metal threaded cap
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; green; white
paper: cream; blue; red
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of cap: "DR. PIERCE'S // [image of R.V. Pierce with signature] // MEDICINES"; printed on side of cap: "MADE IN USA"; label on front of bottle: "CONTAINS 8 1/2 // FLUID OUNCES // Dr. Pierce's // FAVORITE // Prescription // FP // TRADE MARK REG. // The medicinal plants from which this remedy // is compounded are: // VALERIAN ROOT (Valeriana Officinalis) // BLACK HAW (Viburnum Prunifolium) // BLUE COHOSH ROOT (Caulophyllum Thalictroides) // UNICORN ROOT (Helonias Dioica) // BLACK COHOSH ROOT (Cimicifuga Racemosa) // OREGON GRAPE ROOT (Berberis Aquifolium) // DOSE // For adults, 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls with // water three times a day. For full // directions, see circular. // Keep in a cool place, and tightly capped. // Manufactured only by // PIERCE'S PROPRIETARIES, Inc. // Proprietors // BUFFALO, N.Y. FORT ERIE NORTH, ONT."; label on back of bottle reads the same in French; left side of bottle has "R. V. PIERCE, M. D." embossed into the side; right side of bottle has "BUFFALO, N. Y." embossed; embossed on base of bottle: "84 [the letter "P" in a circle] 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: back label curling slightly at bottom right corner; small moisture stains on front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Griffenhagen, George B., and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999 (page 82)
Research Facts
Dr. Pierce's Favourite Prescription was produced between 1870 and 1945. Metal threaded caps became common on glass bottles in the 1920s.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #2
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Backrite Tablets for the Kidneys

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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
1980.18.277
Description
A round cardboard box containing tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.277
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Description
A round cardboard box containing tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Lloyd Linton, Dispensing Chemist
Site Made (City)
Massey
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: green; yellow; yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on top of can: "BACKRITE // TABLETS // FOR THE KIDNEYS // LLOYD LINTON, Phm. B. // Dispensing Chemist // Phone 121 // MASSEY, ONT. //A remedy for backache, lumbago, urinary troubles."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Hebra Eczema Ointment

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.278 a-b
Description
A box containing a round tin that contains a salve.
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Accession Number
1980.18.278 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A box containing a round tin that contains a salve.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
box - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
tin - Size:
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Chemists' Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: orange; black
metal:
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "HEBRA // ECZEMA // OINTMENT // AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR // Eczema, Salt Rheum, Humors, // Pustules, Itching Piles, // Ulcers, // Barber's Itch and all Skin Diseases // DIRECTIONS ON INSIDE LABEL // PRICE 25 CENTS // PREPARED BY THE // Chemists' Co. of Canada, Limited // Toronto, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Copy Type
Original
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Jad brand salts

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.283
Description
Glass bottle with a roughly oval cross section, rounded shoulders, short, medium-wide neck with a screw-on metal lid that covers the whole neck; full of white crystalline pieces; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.283
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle with a roughly oval cross section, rounded shoulders, short, medium-wide neck with a screw-on metal lid that covers the whole neck; full of white crystalline pieces; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wyeth Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: beige; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "KEEP DRY AND SECURELY CORKED // Jad // BRAND // Salts // REGISTERED TRADE MARK // Cooling and Refreshing // DISTRIBUTED BY // WYETH CHEMICAL CO. INC. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. // NEW YORK, N.Y."; "Beware of Counterfeits"; "To assist in flushing the bowels and thereby increasing intestinal elimination of waste products, take one tablespoonful or one metal capful of Jad Salts in the morning before breakfast."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
In 1922 The F.D.A. issued a “default decree of condemnation, forfeiture and destruction” against Wyeth Chemical Co. for misbranding their product.
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