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Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050013 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a molded label on the back along with a sticker; there is a thick brown liquid inside the bottle.
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Accession Number
003050013 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a molded label on the back along with a sticker; there is a thick brown liquid inside the bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 15.7 cm x Diam. 5.7 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold syrup of prusus virginiana (wild cherry bark); the bottle was originally a perfume bottle which was probably re-used as a pharmacy bottle.
Maker
Whitail - Tatum & Co
Site Made (City)
Millville
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Date Remarks
The company was in operation from 1857-1935.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
"SYR. PRUNI V." printed on a label on the front; "JOHN TAYLOR & CO // PERFUMERS // TORONTO" embossed on the back; "CLIFFORD SINE // CITY // DRUG STORE // DRUGGIST // GANANOQUE. ONT." printed on a label on the back of the bottle; "ES // 15 oz" printed on the rear label in pencil; "W T & CO // A // U.S.A." embossed on the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
The glass covering over the label on the front is chipping, and the label is peeling.
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004; "Identification and Price Guide, First Edition," by Michael Polak, Avon Books, New York, 1994
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050014 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front, and a paper label on the back.
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Accession Number
003050014 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front, and a paper label on the back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 5.9 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold tintura senegae.
Maker
Whitail - Tatum & Co.
Site Made (City)
Millville
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Date Remarks
The company was in operation from 1857-1935.
Material
glass: clear liquid: brown
Inscriptions
"Tr. SENEGAE" printed on a label on the front; "CLIFFORD SINE // CITY // DRUG STORE // DRUGGIST // GANANOQUE. ONT." printed on a label on the back of the bottle; 77,S - 8 oz // 25¢ oz" printed on the rear label in pencil; "W T & CO // A" embossed on the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
The ink on the label beneath the glass has run a little bit.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004; "Identification and Price Guide, First Edition," by Michael Polak, Avon Books, New York, 1994; CD #3
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050018 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a paper label on the back.
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Accession Number
003050018 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a paper label on the back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold pulveris acaciae.
Maker
Whitail - Tatum & Co.
Site Made (City)
Millville
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Date Remarks
The company was in operation from 1857-1935.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
"P.GLYCYRRH." printed on a label on the front; "W T & CO // A" embossed on the base; CLIFFORD SINE // CITY // DRUG STORE // DRUGGIST // GANANOQUE, ONT." printed on the label on the back; there are indecipherable handwritten numbers and letters on the paper label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
The paper label has come off.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004; "Identification and Price Guide, First Edition," by Michael Polak, Avon Books, New York, 1994; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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menthol plaster tube

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10674
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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Comstock's Vermifuge

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14162
Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002032
Description
Empty transparent aqua-tinted cylindrical glass bottle without stopper or label; embossed with product name; hand blown glass created irregular shape, uneven lip and base shows remains of a pontil.
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Accession Number
014002032
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent aqua-tinted cylindrical glass bottle without stopper or label; embossed with product name; hand blown glass created irregular shape, uneven lip and base shows remains of a pontil.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Comstock & Brothers Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed: "COMSTOCK'S // VERMIFUGE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on interior and exterior of bottle's lip and neck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Product's use and full name of company discovered through online newspaper advertisement, "COMSTOCK'S VERMIFUGE," The Newfoundlander, June 28 1852; CD #6
Research Facts
Product used as worm medication for children and adults
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Hostetter's stomach bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14188
Dates
1859
1875
circa 1859-1875
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002058
Description
Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bo…
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Accession Number
014002058
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bottle from base to neck; labels have the manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, assertions of the products effectiveness and authenticity, directions for use, a dated portrait and signature from the manufacturer, and a logo of a helmeted man riding a horse and stabbing a reptilian creature with a sword: product used to treat a wide variety of stomach illnesses; cream paper and grey paper label over closure label are reproductions and the blue paper label is original.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Hostetter & Smith
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1859
1875
circa 1859-1875
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: blue, cream
ink: grey, gold, white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Illegible embossed marks on bottle's base; printed on cream label: "”HOSTETTER’S // CELEBRATED // STOMACH BITTERS. // THE BEST EVIDENCE OF THE MERIT OF AN ARTICLE IS // THE DISPOSITION TO PRODUCE COUNTERFEITS; // AND WE REGARD IT AS // THE STRONGEST TESTIMONY TO THE VALUE OF // HOSTETTER'S // CELEBRATED STOMACH BITTERS, // THAT ATTEMPTS OF THAT DESCRIPTION HAVE // BEEN FREQUENT, A DUE CONSIDERATION OF // THE PUBLIC WELFARE HAS INDUCED US TO // OBTAIN A FINE ENGRAVING OF WHICH // THIS IS A FACSIMILE // AND TO APPEND OUR NOTE OF // HAND, WHICH CANNOT BE // COUNTERFEITED WITHOUT // THE PERPETRATION // OF A FELONY. // PITTSBURG // July 4th 1856 // For Value received we // promise to pay to the // bearer ONE CENT on demand // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”; printed on blue label: “One wine-glassful taken three times a // day, before meals, will be a swift and cer- // tain cure for Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, // and every species of Indigestion - an un- // failing remedy for Intermittent Fever, Fe - // ver and Ague, and all kinds of periodical // disorders - a means of immediate relief in // Flux, Colics, and Choleric maladies - a cure // for Costiveness - a mild and safe invigorant // and corroborant for delicate females - a // good, anti-bilous, alternative and tonic // preparation for ordinary family purposes - // a powerful recuperant after the frame has // been reduced and attenuated by sickness - // an excellent appetizer as well as a strength - // ener of the digestive forces - a depurative // of the blood and other fluids, desirable alike // as a corrective and mild cathartic, and an // agreeable and wholesome stimulant. // Persons in a debilitated state should com- // mence by taking small doses, and increase // with their strength.”; on grey label on closure: “UNITED STATES // INTERNAL REVENUE // HOSTETTER AND SMITH // PROPRIETOR’S PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA // HOSTETTER’S CELEBRATED // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 22.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Thin streaks of white residue run from bottle's closure to its base on all sides except the bottle's front face; front face label has patch of damp discoloration covering upper left corner; back label has splotch of black residue on upper right corner
Copy Type
Original
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Trask's Magnetic Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14224
Dates
1846
1860
circa 1846-1860
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002094
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle for magnetic ointment with wax sealed cork closure stuck in neck; completely covered with tan paper manufacturer's label includes decorative graphics of man in a laboratory setting sitting in front of pieces of machinery and pipes with a pail between his knees a…
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Accession Number
014002094
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle for magnetic ointment with wax sealed cork closure stuck in neck; completely covered with tan paper manufacturer's label includes decorative graphics of man in a laboratory setting sitting in front of pieces of machinery and pipes with a pail between his knees and provides the manufacturer's and the products name and legal information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Dr. A. Trask
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1846
1860
circa 1846-1860
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: tan
glass: clear
ink: black
wax: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. A (TRAS) K's // MAGNETIC // OINTMENT // FRANCIS U. KAHLE, // TORONTO, ONT // SOLE AGENT FOR // GREAT BRITAIN // AND CANADA // None Genuine without the Sign (illegible) // J Bre (illegible) // Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 in (illegible) // Office of the northern district of the State of New ( illegible)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper very yellowed, brittle, and crumbling, all edges are torn and fraying; top of label near front face is missing two significant chunks; cap is covered in broken and brittle wax
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Attraction of Magnetic Medicines," bottlebooks.com (Digger Odell Publications: 2009 ), http://www.bottlebooks.com/magnetic.htm; CD #6
Research Facts
Perhaps the best known magnetic medicine was Trask's Magnetic Ointment made by the David Ransom & Son company of Buffalo, New York. The ointment a "remedy for pain, nervous headache, inflammation of the bowels, burns, fever sores..." was first produced in 1848 according to the patent office records. According to Wilson in his book on 19th century medicines, "Trask's Ointment was introduced by S. Bull, of New York State in 1846." Ransom became the proprietor in the mid 1860s and ownership changed hands several times after that. It was still being advertised for sale one hundred years after being introduced. There are many different variants of the Trask's Ointment including machine made embossed bottles and a damaged yellow green pontiled specimen. The wholesale druggist catalogs of the 1880s list the ointment in two sizes (25 cents and 40 cents). The inexpensiveness of the brand probably contributed to its long lived success.
Magnetic ointments were popular in the late 19th century and were used to treat a wide variety of illnesses until the United States's Food and Drug Act of 1906 impeded the sale of products deeemed to be fraudulent, which magnetic ointments were.
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Dr. N. Lacerte Anti-Diphtheritique

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14654
Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005013
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
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Accession Number
014005013
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. N. Lacerte
Site Made (City)
Levis
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: purple
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "ANTI // DIPHTHERITIQUE // LEVIS. P. Q. CA. // DR. N. LACERTE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Length
18.1
Width
6.3
Depth
4.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Diphterine. Bouteilles du Quebec
Research Facts
Similar bottles embossed with 'DIPHTERINE' instead of 'ANTI-DIPHTHERITIQUE' are bottles from a more recent production date.
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Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840 - 1860
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005024
Description
Handblown clear glass bottle with sloped shoulders; narrow neck and protruding lip; without cork; open pontil mark on irregularly shaped bottom of bottle.
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Accession Number
014005024
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Handblown clear glass bottle with sloped shoulders; narrow neck and protruding lip; without cork; open pontil mark on irregularly shaped bottom of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840 - 1860
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
12.5
Diameter
2.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor crack along the exterior bottom of neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Pontil Scars. Society for Historical Archaeology Inc.
Research Facts
When a blowpipe was used as a pontil, it left behind a distinctive ring shaped scar that is usually sharp edged, hollow in the middle, and round to slightly oval with an overall diameter that is roughly the size of the bottles upper neck - circumstantial proof that one blowpipe was usually used for both blowing and empontilling.
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

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Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005034
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005034
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Curtis & Perkins
Site Made (City)
Bridge Banger
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "MRS WINSLOW'S // SOOTHING SYRUP // CURTIS & PERKINS // PROPRIETORS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.5
Diameter
3.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall cloudy surface; minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup; Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.
Research Facts
The original formula was made by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow; the mother-in-law of Curtis; while she was a nurse caring for infants; many children died from this product from either designated or over dosage; contained morphine.
Exact card found on p. 19 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young; started in 1830's; in 1906 dropped "soothing" from the name and eliminated the morphine, and was a mixture of carminatives and laxatives, previously also had alcohol, morphin sulphate, aniseed, caraway, etc.; original "recipe" was: sassafrass, cedar, opium, guaiac, capsicum, ammonia, camphor, turpentine, chloroform, alcohol.
The dangers of unregulated patent medicines prompted the Canadian government to adopt drug control laws in the early 20th century.
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