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Dates
1820
1916
1820-1916
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1976.60.2
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried berries, Phytolacia americana (pokeweed).
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Accession Number
1976.60.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-inflammatory
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried berries, Phytolacia americana (pokeweed).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1916
1820-1916
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Phytolacia americana: moist soils in Eastern and Central U.S.A.; parts used: berries, root; uses: Pamunkey tribe of Virginia used it for rheumatism; also for relief of pain and inflammation; current use is as molluscicadal agent; official preparation (root): U.S.P. 1820-1916.
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spirit lamp for opium pipe

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Dates
1852
1898
circa 1852-1898
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.315.1 a-b
Description
Dark grey tinged glossy finish over silver plated spherical hollow container (a) with weighted bottom has removable screw type lid (b) with cream cotton braided wick inserted into pipe; around circumference of bottom are five embossed floral designs applied to base; lid has fluted collar with ruffl…
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Accession Number
1969.315.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Narcotics
Opium
Description
Dark grey tinged glossy finish over silver plated spherical hollow container (a) with weighted bottom has removable screw type lid (b) with cream cotton braided wick inserted into pipe; around circumference of bottom are five embossed floral designs applied to base; lid has fluted collar with ruffled serrated edges; manufacturers mark on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base
b - lid
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
The Meriden Britannia Company
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1852
1898
circa 1852-1898
Material
metal: grey
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
On bottom, surrounding an illustration of weigh scales on a shield: "Meriden B. Company // 6L //USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - lamp - Length 6.0 cm
b - lid - Depth 2.5 cm x Diam. 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Lid with one side flat; minor surfacr rust inside lid; three dents on base; three spots where finish is missing
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Designed to heat an opium pipe and bowl to vaporize the opium so that it could be inhaled. Production lessened in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries because of opium eradication campaigns, and then stopped in China after the Communist Revolution in 1949. Production continued on a small scale in parts of Asia until the 1960s.
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powdered colchicum seed jar

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.126 a-b
Description
Light green glass bottle with glass stopper; 3/4 full of powdered colchicum seed.
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Accession Number
1980.18.126 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Gout Suppressants
Gout -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Light green glass bottle with glass stopper; 3/4 full of powdered colchicum seed.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
bottle - Size: Length 33.4 cm x Diam. 11.9 cm
stopper
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Robert Gibson
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: translucent light green
seed: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "Robert Gibson // Medical Lozenge // Maker, // Manchester"; embossed on stopper: "Nuttall & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"Colchi semen. is the dried ripe seeds of Colchicum autumnale; Colchicum seed has actions similar to those of Colchicum corm in relieving pain in acute gout."
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Sodium Salicylate Compound

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.143
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a small collar; paper label; partially filled with an amber liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.143
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Antirheumatic Agents
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a small collar; paper label; partially filled with an amber liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: transparent
paper: brown
liquid: amber
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Sodium Salicylate Compound"; "This combination has been used with success in the treatment of acute articular Rheumatism and serous inflammations of rheumatic origin; said to be more efficient than either of the ingredients when administered alone"; embossed with: "E. B. Shuttleworth Chem Co Limited Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 21.4 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label stained and torn.
Copy Type
Original
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Munyon's Neuralgia Cure

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.179
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy.
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Accession Number
1980.18.179
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of 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
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black; green; red
glass
metal
Inscriptions
Printed on one side: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; on another side: "MUNYON'S // NEURALGIA CURE. // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; from label: "Cures sharp, shooting, knife-like pains in the face, head, chest, and back, and neuralgia pains in any part of the body."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Humphreys "15" for rheumatic pain

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.186
Description
A cardboard box contains a metal-topped bottle filled with contents; attached circular.
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Accession Number
1980.18.186
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Muscle Relaxants, Central
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box contains a metal-topped bottle filled with contents; attached circular.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Humphreys' Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: yellow; black
glass: clear
metal
Paper
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "HUMPHREYS' // "15" // (A Homeopathic Preparation) // RHEUMATIC PAINS // ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (H.P.U.S.) // HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO. // INCORPORATED // NEW YORK, N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."; "Complete // Directions // Enclosed"; "Average Contents // 190 Tablets // 2 1/2 Grains each"; from attached circular: "For joint and muscular pains of an inflammatory nature. // Inflammatory rheumatism is manifested by fever, painful tenderness, or soreness, lameness, and swelling of he affected part. The discomfort may shift from one part to another. Treatment – Take two tablets of No. 15 every two hours until relieved. If discomfort is severe, two tablets of No. 15 may be taken every hour. If fever is present, take six pellets of No. 1 and two tablets of No. 15 every hour, alternating the two preparations, until relieved."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 8.8 cm x Width 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
One end of the box is torn.
Copy Type
Original
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No. 417 neuralgic pills

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.227
Description
A glass bottle with flat front and back, small, rounded shoulders, medium-sized neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; paper labels.
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Accession Number
1980.18.227
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of 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
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with flat front and back, small, rounded shoulders, medium-sized neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; paper labels.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
P. D. & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Gelatine-coated pills, No. 417, Dr. Gross' Neuralgia"; embossed on concave bottom: "P. D. & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 9.2 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels are worn.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.254
Description
A round metal tin containing ointment; wrapped in paper.
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Accession Number
1980.18.254
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Analgesics
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- anti-inflammatory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round metal tin containing ointment; wrapped in paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Brandreth Co.
Site Made (City)
Ossining
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: beige; black; red
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed inside circle on lid: "SALVA-CEA // (TRADE MARK) // ALLAYS IRRITATION // SUBDUES INFLAMMATION // RELIEVES PAIN // THE BRANDRETH CO. // 274 CANAL ST. // N.Y."; printed in a band around this circle: "A UNIVERSAL EXTERNAL REMEDY ABSOLUTELY SAFE MANF. OSSINING, N.Y."; printed in a band around this: "GUARANTEED BY THE BRANDRETH CO. UNDER THE FOOD & DRUGS ACT [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Fem-Aid suppositories

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.74
Description
A blue waxed box.
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Accession Number
1980.18.74
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Suppositories
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Description
A blue waxed box.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Windsor Drug Products
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wax: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "FEM-AID for Female Disorders as sold by the Drug Trade in Canada"; "Windsor Drug Products".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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