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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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Paraformic Throat Lozenges

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13793
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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Wampole's Hypno-Bromic Compound

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8512
Dates
1905
1925
circa 1905-1925
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1988.16.1 a-b
Description
Empty rectangular flat sided bottle (a) with rounded shoulders and short neck; black metal screw cap (b) with tan paper label with red text affixed to one side.
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Accession Number
1988.16.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Durgs -- narcotics
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular flat sided bottle (a) with rounded shoulders and short neck; black metal screw cap (b) with tan paper label with red text affixed to one side.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Jonathan Walford of Toronto.
Maker
Wampole
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1925
circa 1905-1925
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "A Reliable Hypnotic // WAMPOLE'S // HYPNO-BROMIC // COMPOUND // Trade Mark // Each fluid ounce contains: // Chloral hydrate 96 gra. // Morphine Sulphate 1-4 gr. // Fluid Extract Cannabis 1 min. // Fluid Extract Hyoscyamus 1 min. // Potassium Bromide 48 grs. // DOSE: One-half to one fluid drachm in // water or syrup. // HENRY k. WAMPOLE & CO. // LIMITED // Manufacturing Pharmacists // PERTH, ONTARIO, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
14.0 cm
Width
5.3 cm
Depth
3.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Metal cap is rusty
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Some years ago the business was extended into Canada and, in 1905. a large and handsomely equipped laboratory was built at Perth, Ontario, from which place all the varied line of products now manufacture by the Philadelphia laboratory is offered to the medic-, profession and drug trade of Canada. In November 1906 the interests in the United States and Canada were incorporated, the former under the name of Henry K. Wampole & Co.. Incorporated, and the later under the name of Henry K. Wampole & Co.. Limited. The management of the laboratory work in both establishments is under the supervision of graduates of the Philadelphia College c Pharmacy.
Henry K. Wampole (1849 – 1906)
"[A] nice piece of Canadian pharmaceutical history representing the last generation of proprietary medicines to legally contain opium derivatives."
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