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Skinner's Balsam of Aniseed

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Dates
1892
circa 1892
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001008
Description
Clear blue pressed glass bottle with four panels; tall, thin cylindrical neck; label embossed on front panel
Accession Number
996001008
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear blue pressed glass bottle with four panels; tall, thin cylindrical neck; label embossed on front panel
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his collection of patent medicine bottles
Maker
Skinner
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1892
circa 1892
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Skinner's // Balsam of Aniseed // Kingston, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.8 cm. x Width: 5.2 cm. x Depth: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight surface dirt; edges slightly scratched
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Thompson's Homeopathic Specific No. 12 for Croup

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001019 a-c
Description
Vial containing croup medication with roll of paper instructions and box.
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Accession Number
996001019 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Croup -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Vial containing croup medication with roll of paper instructions and box.
Number Of Parts
3
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
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
No. 12 // Croup // prepared by // D. L. Thompson // Homeopathic Pharmacist // 394 Yonge St., Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm. x Width 2.2 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper of box and instructions discoloured; box is missing closure at one end and other end has come unattached.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Container to display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Allen's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001023
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper not present
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001023
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three
panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper
not present
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Panel # 1: "Allen's // Cough // Balsam"; panel # 2: "Montreal"; panel # 3: "Davis & Lawrence
Co. Lim."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Hunt's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001027
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck intended for a cork stopper; four recessed panels; on one panel there is a white paper label with black writing
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Accession Number
996001027
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck intended for a cork stopper;
four recessed panels; on one panel there is a white paper label with black writing
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Hunt's
Site Made (City)
Brant
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
Hunt's // Cough Syrup // of // Wild Cherry and tar // for // Coughs, Colds // Hoarseness //
and all irritations of // the throat, lungs // and Bronchial Tubes
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has some slight surface dirt; paper label is discoloured badly and has some marks of
foxing on it
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Dr. Kellogg's Catarrh Snuff

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001032
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle compised of four panels that are facted at the edges; two side panels with embossed text and two sides with tan paper lables; short and wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper stuck in opening; some powdered contents still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001032
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Tobacco, Smokeless
Sneezing
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle compised of four panels that are facted at the edges; two side panels with embossed text and two sides with tan paper lables; short and wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper stuck in opening; some powdered contents still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Sept.1993 from Scott Jordan.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
cork: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embosed on two sides: "DOCT. // KELLOGG'S // SNUFF"; front label: "DR. KELLOG'S // CATARRH SNUFF // PREPARED BY // NORTHRUP & LYMAN CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. // PRICE TWENTYFIVE CENTS // No. 40. The Proprietary or Patent Medicne Act"; back label: "Catarrh, Co[illeg] He[illeg] // Headaches, Sore Eyes, and all // Affections of the Head. // It removes all obstructions, strength - // ens the Glands, and gives a healthy ac - // tion to the parts affected. DOSE: - Three // to five grains four times a day. // None Genuine unless signed [illeg handwritten signature]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.8 cm. x Width: 3.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and worn, particularly along edges; some of paper missing off rear of label; cork worn and missing sections and stuck in neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvey_Kellogg
https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-nutrition-history-quackery/enigmatic-dr-kellogg
Research Facts
"Catarrh" is a build-up of mucous in the nose and throat, often associated with the common cold. Dr. Kellogg invented a few medicines, and had a philosophy of health based on vegetarianism, exercise, water, sunlight, and cleaning out the bowels. He was also very interested in sexual health; he promoted abstinence and denounced masturbation. He is well known for being the inventor of corn flakes.
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001061
Description
Rectangular/oval bottle; cylindrical neck with threads and screw cap; embossed words on front and back of bottle just below neck; paper labels on front and back of bottle.
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Accession Number
996001061
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular/oval bottle; cylindrical neck with threads and screw cap; embossed words on front and back of bottle just below neck; paper labels on front and back of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Nov. 1993 in Montreal
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: amber
Inscriptions
Dr. J. O. Lambert's // Cough Syrup // National Family Remedy // against // Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Catarrh, // Asthma, Croup, La Grippe etc. // Dr. J. O. Lambert, Limited // 2234-36, St. Antoine St., Montreal, Can. // Paris, Brussels - London - Troy N.Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Width: 6.4 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper labels discoloured; some residue in bottom of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001062 a-b
Description
Amber glass bottle of cough syrup with original paper box; bottle is rectangular/oval in shape with screw top; embossed writing on upper bottle just below neck; two paper labels on either side of bottle; colourful box with cream, red and blue highlights and labels.
Accession Number
996001062 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber glass bottle of cough syrup with original paper box; bottle is rectangular/oval in shape with screw top; embossed writing on upper bottle just below neck; two paper labels on either side of bottle; colourful box with cream, red and blue highlights and labels.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 17.8 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Nov. 1993 in Montreal.
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream; blue; red
Inscriptions
Dr. J.O. Lambert's // Cough Syrup // National Family Remedy // against // Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Catarrh, // Asthma, Croup, La Grippe etc. // Dr. J. O. Lambert, Limited // 2234-36, St. Antoine St., Montreal, Can. // Paris, Brussels - London - Troy N. Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box and label slightly worn, particularly around top of box where it has been opened
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Mathieu's Syrup for coughs, colds

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001071
Description
Clear glass bottle; oval in shape with short cylindrical neck intended for stopper; embossed writing on glass on both front and back; writing on each side with graduated marks for ounces in middle and writing on either side; one side in English and the other in French
Accession Number
996001071
Author
Mathieu
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle; oval in shape with short cylindrical neck intended for stopper; embossed
writing on glass on both front and back; writing on each side with graduated marks for ounces
in middle and writing on either side; one side in English and the other in French
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought in Aug. 1993
Maker
Mathieu
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Mathieu's Syrup // For Coughs, Colds, etc. // Syrop Mathiew // Pour le rhume etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.7 cm. x Width: 6.9 cm. x Depth: 3.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue marks on interior, appear to be rust spots
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. R. Schiffman's Asthmador

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001088
Description
Green metal container with red and white lettering on outside; rectangular in shape; lid pops out of centre top; no contents.
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Accession Number
996001088
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Asthma, drug therapy
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green metal container with red and white lettering on outside; rectangular in shape; lid pops out of centre top; no contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
R. Schiffmann Co.
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: green
lettering: red; white
Inscriptions
Made in U.S.A. // Contains 3 oz // Dr. R. Schiffmann's // Asthmador // to relieve the distress // of Asthmatic // Paroxysms // Price of sixty-five cents // used by inhalation only // Manufactured only by // R. Schiffmann Co. // Los Angeles, Calif.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.9 cm. x Width: 5.6 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some scratches and surface wear; #2: small patches of corrosion visible at the top of the tin.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Beginning in the 19th century, patients suffering from shortness of breath could purchase anti-asthma cigarettes and powders that usually contained stramonium (stinkweed) or potash, but sometimes also included narcotics. These cigarettes contained no tobacco. Preparations such as Asthmador Cigarettes and other brands were marketed aggressively and sold over the counter in most Western countries to relieve the distress of bronchial asthmatic paroxysms. Although critics complained that these cigarettes increased bronchial inflammation, by the beginning of the 20th century, smoking was often the first line of treatment for asthmatics.
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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