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Wellcome Tincture of Digitalis

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
996001160
Description
Square amber glass bottle; paper labels on two sides of bottle; one label is much longer than the other; cylindrical neck with cork stopper.
Accession Number
996001160
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Digitalis
Cardiotonic Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square amber glass bottle; paper labels on two sides of bottle; one label is much longer than the other; cylindrical neck with cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Wellcome // Tincture of // Digitalis // British Pharmacopoeia 1914 // Poison // Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. // London (Eng.) // 16 Fl. oz. (455 cc.)"; "Wellcome Chem Works" embossed in glass on bottom of bottle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.2 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper labels are discoloured and very brittle; appears to be deposits on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Gold Medal Capsules

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
996001299 a-c
Description
Two-piece cardboard box which consists of (a) the printed top section which slides over (b) the cardboard base; the top lists product information; (a & b) were originally sealed with a round paper seal (now broken); inside of (b) is (c), a wax paper envelope which contains Haarlem oil capsules -- s…
Accession Number
996001299 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Urinary Retention -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
Description
Two-piece cardboard box which consists of (a) the printed top section which slides over (b) the cardboard base; the top lists product information; (a & b) were originally sealed with a round paper seal (now broken); inside of (b) is (c), a wax paper envelope which contains Haarlem oil capsules -- several of which have broken.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cardboard box (top) - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
b - cardboard box (bottom) - Size: Length 7.1 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 2.7 cm.
c - wax envelope ( folded) - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Width 4.4 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, U.S.A. in Oct. 1993
Maker
Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Co.
Site Made (City)
Jersey City
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: blue
cardboard: off-white
wax paper: clear-beige
Inscriptions
Box top and bottom read, "TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // GOLD MEDAL // 50 HAARLEM OIL // CAPSULES // 1696 // SOLE DISTRIBUTORS // GOLD MEDAL HAARLEM OIL CO. // JERSEY CITY 2, N.J., U.S.A. // CONTAINS: - SULPHURETTED OILS OF TURPENTINE // AND LINSEED, AND OIL OF PEPPERMINT // KEEP IN DRY PLACE MEDIUM SIZE"; box side reads, "A DIURETIC TO THE KIDNEYS // DIRECTIONS:" (listed) "CAUTION:" (listed); other side reads, "GOLD MEDAL // HAARLEM OIL // CAPSULES"; paper seal reads, "BE // SURE // THIS SEAL IS // NOT BROKEN // WHEN YOU // PURCHASE // PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
(a,b) cardboard box is badly oil-stained due to some of the capsules breaking; the bottom (b) of the box is very oil-stained as is the top of (a), but all printing is legible; the paper seal is broken and oil-stained, but legible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a diuretic for the kidneys
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Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root

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Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
996001309
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, double rounded collar; the front, back and side panels are slightly recessed; there are printed paper labels on the front and back panels, which list product information; bottle is full of swamp-root and corked.
Accession Number
996001309
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Cathartics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, double rounded collar; the front, back and side panels are slightly recessed; there are printed paper labels on the front and back panels, which list product information; bottle is full of swamp-root and corked.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA, in Oct.1993.
Maker
Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Binghamton
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Date Remarks
Early 20th century
Material
glass: clear
paper: light pink
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Front label reads, "CONTAINS 10 1/2 FLUID // OUNCES // DR. KILMER & CO., // BINGHAMTON, N.Y. // See directions for taking // on back panel"; back label reads, "DR. KILMER'S // SWAMP-ROOT // DIRECTIONS" (listed) " // Shake well before using // It is pleasant to take // Caution:" (listed); bottle embossed with, "5 // 50"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.8 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is unopened and has no chips or cracks; the original cork and seal are in place; the front and back labels have staining, but all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit formerly at Bracken Library; "Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 26, 43, 87, 94; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 111-119; "Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp. 19 & 91
Research Facts
Most famous product produces by the Dr. Kilmer & Co.; used as a diuretic to the kidneys; Kilmer company set up by two brothers, S. Andral and Jonas M. Kilmer; lasted more than 50 years
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Warner's Compound Diuretic

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
996001312
Description
Oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad flat vertical collar; the front and back panels curve outwards; there is a printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the back is embossed with a trademark (iron safe) and product informations; the bottle …
Accession Number
996001312
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad flat vertical collar; the front and back panels curve outwards; there is a printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the back is embossed with a trademark (iron safe) and product informations; the bottle is filled with Warner's Compound and sealed with a cork and partial paper seal
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Warner's Safe Remedies Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Name changed from "Safe Cure" to "Safe Remedies" after the Food & Drugs Act was passed in 1906
Material
glass: amber
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottle back embossed, "6 FL. OZ. // WARNER'S // SAFE // REMEDIES CO. // ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A."; bottom embossed with "1443"; front label reads, "WARNER'S // COMPOUND // A DIURETIC // CONCENTRATED // NON-ALCOHOLIC // 6 FLUID OUNCES // Keep in a cool place // DIRECTIONS" (listed) "// DIET" (listed) "// Warner's Safe Remedies Co. // ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.4 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks, or wear; the paper label has been water damaged and is missing small sections; the paper seal on the top (covering the cork) is broken and missing sections
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit formerly at Bracken
Library; "Nostrums and Quackery" by Arthur J. Cramp, pp. 208-211; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A. Walker Bingham, pp. 22-24; p. 32
Research Facts
Used as a diuretic; Hulbert H. Warner turned from manufacturing proof safes to proprietary medicines in 1870; his trademark of an iron safe (1879) appeared embossed in bottles and printed in his labels
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nitroglycerin vial

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Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
993004288
Description
Brown glass slim unopened vial of nitroglycerin in 25 soluble 1/200 gr. hypodermic tablets with pink plastic heat-shrunk around silver cap.
Accession Number
993004288
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Brown glass slim unopened vial of nitroglycerin in 25 soluble 1/200 gr. hypodermic tablets with pink plastic heat-shrunk around silver cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Material
glass: brown
paper: white; blue
plastic: pink
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on white paper label: "25 Soluable Hypodermic Tablets 25 // NITROGLYCERINE // 1/200 Grain/ [lot #] 650116 // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED, TORONTO // Montreal Winnipeg Calgary Vancouver"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row B Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.3 cm. x Diam. : 0.7 cm.
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nitroglycerin hypodermic tablets vial

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Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
993004289
Description
Brown glass slim unopened vial of nitroglycerin in 25 soluble 1/100 gr. hypodermic tablets with pink plastic heat-shrunk around silver cap.
Accession Number
993004289
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Brown glass slim unopened vial of nitroglycerin in 25 soluble 1/100 gr. hypodermic tablets with pink plastic heat-shrunk around silver cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Material
glass: brown
paper: white; red
plastic: pink
Inscriptions
Printed in red on white paper label: "25 Soluable Hypodermic Tablets 25 // NITROGLYCERIN // 1/100 Grain/ [lot #] 551213 // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED, TORONTO // Montreal Winnipeg Calgary Vancouver"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row B Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.3 cm. x Diam.: 0.7 cm.
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drug vial - digitalis

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.1
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top half-filled with brownish colour coated tablets.
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Accession Number
1970.10.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Digitalis
Cardiotonic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top half-filled with brownish colour coated tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
drugs: brown
Inscriptions
Label has: "Heart Tablets (Digitalis) [handwritten]" and "DIRECTIONS" followed by handwritten directions and dosages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is not well glued to the vial; #2: no chips or cracks in the glass; the lid is discoloured with a black sheen but no active corrosion; the label is yellowed and stained, but firmly affixed to the glass; pills appear whole.
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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Nitro-Glycerine vial

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.6
Description
Clear glass vial, corked; 3/4 full of white tablets; narrow paper label wrapped around vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Hypertension
Glyceryl Trinitrate -- therapeutic use
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial, corked; 3/4 full of white tablets; narrow paper label wrapped around vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
drugs: white
paper: yellowish
Inscriptions
Handwritten on paper label: "Nitro-Glycerine // Gr 1/100"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Top of cork slightly broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Relaxes smooth muscle and reduces systolic blood pressure."
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strychnine sulphate vial

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.9
Description
A clear glass vial, corked, half-filled with white tablets; a narrow rectangular paper label surrounds the vial.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1970.10.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A clear glass vial, corked, half-filled with white tablets; a narrow rectangular paper label surrounds the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yelowish
drugs: white
Inscriptions
Handwritten on label: "Strych. Sulph. Gr. 1/50"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Potent action on CNS"; "bitter tonic"; "the use of strychnine is without therapeutic justification."
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adrenalin chloride solution ampoule

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Dates
1965
1970
circa 1965-1970
Collection
Ms. Connie Cox Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
003017005
Description
A 1 cc ampoule of adrenalin chloride solution; solution is clear; with paper label.
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Accession Number
003017005
Collection
Ms. Connie Cox Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Epinephrine
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A 1 cc ampoule of adrenalin chloride solution; solution is clear; with paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Ms. Connie Cox, RN, as a teaching aid for instructing nurses at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1970
circa 1965-1970
Date Remarks
Printed on label affixed to ampoule.
Material
glass: transparent
paper: off-white
ink: red
paint: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label affixed to ampoule: "1 CC. // ADRENALIN CHLORIDE // SOLUTION 1:1000 // Epinephrine Hydrochloride // Solution C. S. D. // DOSE - See carton. // Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd."; "Exp. Date: May 1970 // Z 209 B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label shows wear on edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, RN, retired; based on supplier's catalogue: "Complete Catalogue: Products of Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.", 1946, p. 7
Research Facts
Adrenalin chloride solution 1:1000 ampoules are used as a circulatory stimulant, vasoconstrictor and hemostatic; prepared for hypodermic administration; store between 15° and 25°C (59° and 77°F).; protect from light and freezing.
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