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xylocaine ampoules

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Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Description
(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…
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Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
(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
13
Part Names
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
Provenance
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.
Maker
Astra Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cooksville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Date Remarks
Xylocaine discovered in 1943; widely accepted by the 1950s.
Material
cardboard: blue; off-white
paper: tan; blue
glass: clear
xylocaine: clear
Inscriptions
(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"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
(a) Liquid stain on top surface; corners worn; (b) instruction sheet heavily creased, slightly discoloured; (c) slightly stained; (d-m) in good condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site (online pharmaceutical database)
Research Facts
Used as a local anaesthetic; still in use today
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Killakes Killaches

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001018
Description
Orange rectangular container with hinged lid; no contents; label over lid and container very decorative.
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Accession Number
996001018
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Pain -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Orange rectangular container with hinged lid; no contents; label over lid and container very decorative.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Killakes, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto; Fort William
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: orange; black
Inscriptions
Killakes // Killaches // No. 4536 Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Killakes, Limited // Toronto and Ft. William, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 1.9 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Several scratches on tin
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Neuralgia No. 240

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001020
Description
Paper roll containing several large pills; paper label on outside of roll.
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Accession Number
996001020
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Paper roll containing several large pills; paper label on outside of roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
D. L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
paper: cream; blue
Inscriptions
Neuralgia // No. 240 The Propriety or patent medicine Act // Prepared only by // D. L. Thompson // Homeopathic Pharmacist // 394 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.4 cm. x Diam. : 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper is discoloured and has several spots of foxing
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001067
Description
Large, rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; four recessed panels; paper label on front panel; kick up bottom.
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Accession Number
996001067
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Pain -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large, rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; four recessed panels; paper label on front panel; kick up bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
W. D. Woodward
Site Made (City)
Norwich
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
King // of // Pain // W. D. Woodward // Manufacturer // Norwich, Ont., // Price - 25 cents
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.6 cm. x Width: 7.0 cm. x Depth: 3.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper of label slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001246
Description
Cardboard box sealed with a single sheet printed paper wrapper; the box contains dried loose plant material
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Accession Number
996001246
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cardboard box sealed with a single sheet printed paper wrapper; the box contains dried loose
plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb. 1994.
Maker
S.W. Gould & Bros. Botanic Garden
Site Made (City)
Malden
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plant material: brown
paper: off-white; blue
cardboard:
Inscriptions
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"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.5 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
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
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a sedative and for nervousness
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Start of C.H. Bird's practice to company close
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "1000 // ACETYLSAL // PINK // Acetylsalicylic Acid // TABLETS // U.S.P // 5 Grains // ADULT DOSE: One tablet // every four hours // Lot No: 8062 // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON . ONTARIO // WARNING // Keep out of reach of children // to avoid accidental poisoning"; embossed on bottle bottom: "4 // 1 D [enclosed in diamond shape] 3 // 3068"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly stained and interior walls are coated with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate

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Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
999014001 a-b
Description
A rectangular amber glass (a) bottle of Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate with a paper label on the front; tapering to a short-length neck with threading for a flat metal (b) screw cap lined with a piece of wax-coated cardboard.
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Accession Number
999014001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular amber glass (a) bottle of Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate with a paper label on the front; tapering to a short-length neck with threading for a flat metal (b) screw cap lined with a piece of wax-coated cardboard.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks.
Material
glass: amber
metal: brown
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ESTD. 1879 // Ebsal Comp. No. 29 // With Codeine Phosphate // THE E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Few minor tears on the label; minor chip out of the bottom of the bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; The Canadian Encyclopedia Web site
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946. E.B. Shuttleworth, established in Toronto in 1879, was the first pharmaceutical company in Canada.
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bottle of tinct. capsici

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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
999014006 a-b
Description
An empty rectangular amber coloured glass bottle (a) tapering to a moulded lip with moulded screw threadings around the bottle opening; the screw cap (b) is slightly rounded.
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Accession Number
999014006 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An empty rectangular amber coloured glass bottle (a) tapering to a moulded lip with moulded screw threadings around the bottle opening; the screw cap (b) is slightly rounded.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Diam. 24.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam 10.3 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
E.B. Shuttleworth
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
glass: amber
metal: brown, beige
paper: cream
ink: brown, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Tinct. Capsici. // B.P. // DOSE: 5 to 15 minims. // The E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA"; embossed on back of bottle: "16 FL.OZ."; printed on cap: "E. B. S.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on label; back has residue from removal of paper label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; The Canadian Encyclopedia Web site; CD #1.
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946; The first pharmaceutical company in Canada was established in Toronto in 1879 by E.B. Shuttleworth.
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bottle of spt. chloroform

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
999014011 a-b
Description
An empty cylindrical amber glass bottle (a); distinct moulded lip and moulded screw threadings; paper label on front of bottle; closure by round plastic screw cap (b).
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Accession Number
999014011 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology
Description
An empty cylindrical amber glass bottle (a); distinct moulded lip and moulded screw threadings; paper label on front of bottle; closure by round plastic screw cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Diam. 10.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
Ingram and Bell
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact
Material
glass: amber
plastic: black
paper: cream
ink: green, blue, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "Spt. Chloroform // B.P. '32 // Dose-5 to 30 minims. // INGRAM &BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL WINNIPEG CALGARY"; embossed on back of bottle: "16 OZS. // FLUID" .
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label faded.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; CD #1
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946.
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Paraformic Throat Lozenges

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
011006007
Description
Empty clear glass bottle with a silver metal screw-on cap; with a moulding seam running along sides of the bottle; paper label wraps around leaving center of back exposed; label has black and pink decorative border; label includes French / English instructions for use.
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Accession Number
011006007
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty clear glass bottle with a silver metal screw-on cap; with a moulding seam running along sides of the bottle; paper label wraps around leaving center of back exposed; label has black and pink decorative border; label includes French / English instructions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's great-aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Based on company information and decorative design on label
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: black, pink
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Wampole's // Paraformic // (Trade Name) // Throat Lozenges // A POWERFUL ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE // Will Relieve and Prevent // Sore Throat // Tonsillitis, Stomatitis // Catarrh of the Throat, etc. // COMPOSITION: - Paraformaldehyde, // menthol, boric acid and demulcents. // MADE BY // HENRY K. WAMPOLE & CO. Limited // PERTH, ONT., CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is discoloured and dirty, missing minor areas, shows abrasions and with minor rips on both sides; cap shows wear, minor scratches and minor dents
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Dental Watch"; "Paraformaldehyde / Wikipedia"; "Niagara Apothecary Museum"; "Bottlebooks.com" websites
Research Facts
Paraformaldehyde is a polymerized form of formaldehyde and is obtained by hydrolysis of adding menthol to solutions of 37% formaldehyde and received the name 'formalin'. Paraformaldehyde is used as a fumigant, disinfectant and fixative. When it contacts water, it forms formaldehyde, a preservative in embalming fluid. Formaldehyde solutions are highly toxic and carcinogenic.
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm.
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