(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…
(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
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
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.
Xylocaine discovered in 1943; widely accepted by the 1950s.
cardboard: blue; off-white
paper: tan; blue
(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"
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0010-A3-5 Row A
(a) Liquid stain on top surface; corners worn; (b) instruction sheet heavily creased, slightly discoloured; (c) slightly stained; (d-m) in good condition.
Eug. Fournier // Pharmacien de 1 -me- classe // A. Fournier & c -ie- succ -rs- // 147, B -ddu Montparnasse, Paris (Vi -me-) // et dans toutes les pharmacies // Cerebrine // Contre les // Migraines // et les // Nevralgies // depot general pour le Canada // Rougier Freres, Montreal
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0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Length: 14.7 cm. x Width: 5.6 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Paper very slightly discoloured; mark on back label which appears to be a price
Wrapper reads, "HOPS // Humulus Lupulus // S.W. GOULD & BROS // BOTANIC GARDEN // MALDEN, MASS."; (top) "Properties Valuable as a sedative // to produce sleep and in nervousness" (side) "COMMON NAME // Lupuline" (side) "OUR HERBS, // ROOTS AND BARKS // ARE // Always Fresh // AND // Reliable // IF YOU WANT THE BEST // ASK FOR GOULD'S"
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0010-A1-4 Row F
Length: 6.5 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
The outside wrapper shows no tears or stains; there are four small holes (likely made by an insect); plant dust has come out of the holes
Used as a sedative and for nervousness
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw-top lid; the front panel has a square recessed section at the top with "DAVIS" embossed on it; both sides have embossed writing; the front and back panels both have printed paper labels which list product information and a port…
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw-top lid; the front panel has a square recessed section at the top with "DAVIS" embossed on it; both sides have embossed writing; the front and back panels both have printed paper labels which list product information and a portrait of Perry Davis; (b) black metal screw top lid which seals in.
Number Of Parts
a - bottle
b - lid
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in May, 1993.
Front embossed, "DAVIS"; left side panel embossed, "VEGETABLE"; right side panel embossed, "PAINKILLER"; front label reads, "PERRY DAVIS' // PAINKILLER // (Trademark Registered) // TAKEN INTERNALLY FOR // Chills, Cramps, Colic. // APPLIED EXTERNALLY FOR // Sore Throat, Sprains, // Bruises, Chilblains. // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. // (CANADA) Ltd., MONTREAL"; back label lists directions in English and French
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0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row C
a - bottle - Size: Length 16.3 cm. x Width 4.8 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 0.9 cm. x Diameter 2.2 cm.
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; front label is missing a small section, but is fully legible; the back label has minor staining, but all printing is legible; the metal lid has no damage or corrosion
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 149-156
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958.