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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
996001226
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; tapers to wide corked opening; paper label wraps around body of bottle.
Accession Number
996001226
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
Cathartics
Dysmenorrhea, drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; tapers to wide corked opening; paper label wraps around body of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Eli Lilly & Company
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Keep tightly corked // one ounce (28 gm) powdered extract // Aloes, N.F. // standard - one grain represents two grains drug // Dose - 1 to 5 grains // Lilly // Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.2 cm. x Diam. 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured and worn
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001230
Description
One-piece cardboard box which has flaps at both sides to open and close the box; box contains loose dried plant material.
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Accession Number
996001230
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Valerian
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
One-piece cardboard box which has flaps at both sides to open and close the box; box contains loose dried plant material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Allaire - Woodward & Co.
Site Made (City)
Peoria
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: beige
plant material: brown
Inscriptions
"6785 // Valerian // Valeriana officinalis // U.S.P. // put up by // Allaire-Woodward & Co. // Peoria - Ill. // Common Names // Valerian, Stetwall, Vandal Root, // All Heal"; properties listed on top flap
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row B
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
There are no stains on the surface of the cardboard; the upper right side corner has been bent in slightly; there are no tears in the cardboard.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Valerian was used as a sedative for nervous unrest, hysteria, hypochondriasis, etc.
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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
1876
circa 1876
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001255
Description
Small square amber bottle with a paper label attached; the bottle contains Aconitum, three pellets (unopened and full), and has a lead foil cap at the top.
Accession Number
996001255
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small square amber bottle with a paper label attached; the bottle contains Aconitum, three pellets (unopened and full), and has a lead foil cap at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1876
circa 1876
Date Remarks
Date listed on label
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
metal: silver-grey; blue
Inscriptions
Bottle embossed with: "BOERICKE & TAFEL // NEW YORK"; label reads, "ACONITUM 3 // INDICATIONS" (listed) " // DOSE "(listed)" // BOERICKE & TAFEL // HOMOEOPATHIC PHARMACY // New York, Philadelphia & Chicago // BOERICKE & TAFEL // rec'd the only // Prize Medal // award for // Homoeo- // pathic // Medicines // in Philadel- // phia in 1876"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 2.1 cm. x Depth: 2.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips or scratches; label shows minor wear and staining; lead seal appears intact and bottle is full
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a blood remedy for acute colds, fever, pains
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 16 for malaria

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001294
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001294
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO ['O' superscripted] 16 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // MALARIA // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 32 TABLETS // Quin.Sul-Nux v.-Ipec.-ced.-Eup.p"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is minor wear at the top and bottom of the box on the paper wrapper; all printing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For Malaria, Fever and Ague, Dumbague, intermitting fever; malarial fevers; effects of malaria; old suppressed agues.
Exhibit History
Bracken Library - Chiong exhibit - May 13 1997
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller

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Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001316 a-b
Description
(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…
Accession Number
996001316 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(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
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in May, 1993.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Date Remarks
Bottle from the 1920's
Material
glass: clear
paper: off-white
metal: black
Inscriptions
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
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
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.
Condition Remarks
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
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"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
Research Facts
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.
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller

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Dates
1839
circa 1839
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001317
Description
Rectangular light green bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled broad round collar with lower bevel at the lip; the front panel has a square recessed section with an embossed word; both bottle sides are embossed; bottle is empty except for minor traces of medication residue
Accession Number
996001317
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular light green bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled broad round collar with
lower bevel at the lip; the front panel has a square recessed section with an embossed word;
both bottle sides are embossed; bottle is empty except for minor traces of medication residue
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1839
circa 1839
Date Remarks
Bottle made between 1839 and 1860
Material
glass: light green
Inscriptions
Depressed front panel section reads, "DAVIS"; left side panel reads, "VEGETABLE"; right side
panel reads, "PAINKILLER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.4 cm. x Width: 4.0 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; there is a very small amount of medication residue inside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19 & 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken
Library; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 149-156
Research Facts
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
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Dr. Ordway's Celebrated Pain Destroyer

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001318
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Accession Number
996001318
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Ordway & Wadleigh
Site Made (City)
Lawrence
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: beige
cork: dark brown
Inscriptions
Label reads, "DR. ORDWAY'S // CELEBRATED // PAIN DESTROYER // Uses listed. // DIRECTIONS" // ORDWAY & WADLEIGH, SOLE PROPRIETORS. // PRICE 37 1-2 CENTS LAWRENCE, MASS. // All genuine // Signed, A. Ordway M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Length
12.5 cm
Diameter
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a small chip at the bottle lip; the pontil at the bottom is crude and rough; there are no other chips or cracks; the cork is damaged and stained; the paper label is brittle and missing small pieces at the top and bottom; there is also some staining; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library
Research Facts
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
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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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Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
998001006
Description
Tapered clear glass dose medicine measurer with one-ounce measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
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Accession Number
998001006
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Administration, Cutaneous -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Tapered clear glass dose medicine measurer with one-ounce measurements in teaspoon, tablespoon, dessert, c.c. and ounce.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Dates
1950
1980
1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed inside the glass : "1OZ // 3/4 // 1/2 // 1/4 ";"30 CC // 25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5 // TABLE // 2 // 1 // DESSERT // TEA // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"; engraved into bottom of glass: "D".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Beth Orr; "Surgical Instruments Operation Tables Sterilizers Hospital Equipment," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, p. 628 (similar to item #53766)
Research Facts
Glass measure was used for dispensing medicines and also to hold liquid cocaine, which was used to swab the inside of patient's noses for freezing purposes (for packing, cautery, etc.)
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