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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1876
circa 1876
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.6.41 a-af
Description
A fold-up leather case (ad) with metal clips and a booklet describing drugs and dosages (af); holds 29 vials of metal-lidded pills or powders: (a) croup powder; (b) strychnine sulph.; (c) hydrogogue - cathartic; (d) nitroglycerine; (e) atropine sulph.; (f) [?] and beladonna; (g) cocaine hydrochlori…
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Accession Number
1976.6.41 a-af
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A fold-up leather case (ad) with metal clips and a booklet describing drugs and dosages (af); holds 29 vials of metal-lidded pills or powders: (a) croup powder; (b) strychnine sulph.; (c) hydrogogue - cathartic; (d) nitroglycerine; (e) atropine sulph.; (f) [?] and beladonna; (g) cocaine hydrochloride; (h) morphine sulphate; (i) apomorphine mur.; (j) cardiac; (k) hyoscine; (l) morphine sulph.; (m) Dover's powder; (n) [?]; (o) [?] chloradyne; (p) tinc. digitalis; (q) analgine (analgesic); (r) quinine; (s) calomel, which has a rubber stoppered side opening; (t) [?]; (u) nitro-glycerine comp.; (v) krameria comp.; (w) gastitis; (x) santorium [?] and calomel; (y) [?]; (z) ipecac co.; (aa) bismuth subnitrate; (ab) atropine, aconite comp.; (ac) asthmatic (hare); note: no (ae) listed.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
ad - case - Size: Length 19.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
H.K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago; Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Illinois, Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1876
circa 1876
Material
leather: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white; red; grey
Inscriptions
The vials have paper labels with their contents marked; booklet (af) is titled: "Special Emergency Case with Therapeutic Notes".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
(c) Contents causing corrosion of metal cap; vial is cracked; lid of (ac) badly corroded.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
(s) Has a rubber stoppered side opening; originally belonged in a syringe case.
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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