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dispensing scales

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Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
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Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
e - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
f - bar - Size: Length 18.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm
g - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - weight - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
l - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
m - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm
n - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm
o - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm
p - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm
q - weight - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
r - weight - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm
s - weight - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
t - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm
u - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
v - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 0.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W & T Avery
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
metal: silver; yellowish
fabric: green
fabric: maroon
wood: brown
Inscriptions
A label on the underside of the lid reads: "W & T AVERY // Manufacturers of all kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines: // Screw Plates, Die Stocks &c. &c. // DIGBETH // BIRMINGHAM"; four of the weights (c,r,s,t) have a picture of a lion on top of a crown stamped onto one side; above the lion/crown is stamped the word "STANDARD"; below the lion/crown is stamped: "W. & T. A."; on the opposite side is stamped the size of the weight, ranging from two drams to 1 1/2 scruples.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.1
Description
Rectangular wooden box medicine chest covered in tan leather with a decorative brass lock, black metal bands arounds all edges attached with domed nails and decorative hinged brass handle; hinged base to lid; rectangular shaped lock made by Eagle Lock company, lock stamped with logo of eagle; naroo…
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Accession Number
1969.24.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular wooden box medicine chest covered in tan leather with a decorative brass lock, black metal bands arounds all edges attached with domed nails and decorative hinged brass handle; hinged base to lid; rectangular shaped lock made by Eagle Lock company, lock stamped with logo of eagle; naroow cream fabric twill tape naile dto bottom and lid to create hinges; inside painted dark green coloured except for dividers are natural wood; decorative paper floral design applied to underside of lid; chest divided into three sections, rectangular compartments either side of one large centre compartment; large compartment divided into 30 compartments of equal size to store bottles; stenciled in black on front is owners name.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Material
leather: brown
metal: black, brass
wood: brown
paint: green
fabric: cream
paper: tan
Inscriptions
On front of the case: “H. E. Clarke”; engraved on the lock: “Eagle Lock Co.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
35.0 cm
Width
19.9 cm
Height
20.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#4 same, 2016; #3: Leather covering drying and chipping, 2004
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Internet
Reference Comments
BROUSE, The Hon. William Henry, M.D. Parliament of Canada. 25 November 2016.
Swainson, Donald. “Brouse, William Henry.” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol 11. 1982. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 25 November 2016
Research Facts
The original donor record suggests the chest was donated by the son of W. H. Brouse. Hon. William Henry Brouse, M.D. was born in Matilda, Upper Canada on June 15, 1824 and died in Ottawa on August 23, 1881. He was a physician with his own practice who served on the Medical Council of Ontario and as Chief Medical Officer of Toronto Life Assurance and Tontine Company. He was a former Mayor of Prescott, Ontario who went on to represent Grenville South as a Liberal in the House of Commons. Eventually, he was named as Senator for Prescott serving a total of eight years in federal service. However, it cannot be confirmed that he owned this particular item.
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ipecacuanha wine

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Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.3 a-b
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted edges, narrow paper label wraps over three sides with loose cork (b); paper label with black ink; embossed on one side with manufacturers name and logo; cork with remains of red wax; interior with brown residue.
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Accession Number
1969.24.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted edges, narrow paper label wraps over three sides with loose cork (b); paper label with black ink; embossed on one side with manufacturers name and logo; cork with remains of red wax; interior with brown residue.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
glass: translucent
paper: cream
ink: black
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "IPECACUANHA WINE. // R. A. WOOD CHEMIST // 230 YOUNGE STREET. TORONTO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
3.1 cm
Width
3.3 cm
Height
9.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior stained brown, label stained from product and age
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
McCord Museum http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M21681.25
Research Facts
Extract of Ipecacuanha mixed with wine was a Brazilian root soaked in water or alcohol to treat gastro-intestinal issues, bronchitis, pneumonia, and diarrhea for both adults and children. It was prepared by R. A. Wood, a chemist in Toronto on 230 Yonge Street. The bottle contains some powdered residue.
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Dr. Fowler's Wild Strawberry

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Dates
1845
1900
circa 1845-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.7
Description
Empty rectangular pale green pharmacy bottle with faceted sides, paper label on one side, embossed on two sides contains manufacturers name and cork stuck in opening; paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
1969.24.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Empty rectangular pale green pharmacy bottle with faceted sides, paper label on one side, embossed on two sides contains manufacturers name and cork stuck in opening; paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. A. Fowler
Dates
1845
1900
circa 1845-1900
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
ink: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. FOWLER'S // CONCENTRATED // EXTRACT OF // WILD STRAWBERRY // DIRECTIONS - For Di- // rrhoea, Dynestry, // Cholera Morbus and all // Summer Complaints. // In severe cases take a // teaspoonful every hour until the violence of // the disease has subsi - // ded. In ordinary cases // take a teaspoonful // every two or three // hours. Sea Sickness // take a teaspoonful // every half hour. Ir - // ritation of Stomach and Bowels, Canker of // Stomach and Mouth, // and Piles, take a tea - // spoonful five or six // times every day. // N. B. - SHake the bot - // tle before taking the // meedicine, so that all // sediment be mixed. // Children under 6 years // of age require half a // dose. - under 1 year 15 // drops."; embossed on sides: "EXTRACT // DR A. FOWLER_S // EXTRACT".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
2.9 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Height
12.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior stained with thick brown fluid; cork broken; paper with brown stains and aged
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Milburn’s Pocket Memorandum and Cash Book. Toronto: T. Milburn Co., 1909. https://archive.org/stream/milburnspocketme00tmil#page/n0/mode/2up
Research Facts
Dr. Fowler’s Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry was first manufactured in 1845, it was advertised as a cure for bowel complaints in children and adults selling for 35 cents. This product claims it has an ability to treat diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, summer complaints, cankers of the stomach and mouth, piles, and sea sickness.
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Dr. Beach's vegetable composition

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Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.262.1
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
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Accession Number
1969.262.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
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
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Material
glass: greenish
paper: yellow; black
cork: brown
wax: red
Inscriptions
On label: "DR. BEACH'S // Vegetable Composition // Prepared by C. S. HARRIS, Manchester, C.W. (Canada West) // A certain remedy for colds, coughs, sore throat, &c. Also, a preventative to the Chill Fever, Ague, and Summer complaints. // DIRECTIONS — For an adult, half a tea-spoonful of the powder, the same of sugar, put into a tea-cup, fill it half-full of boiling water; for a child, half the quantity; stir it well, when settled take as warm as possible three times a day before meals."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Red wax is brittle and breaking off; cork does not seal well
Copy Type
Original
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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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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, wi…
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Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, without stoppers; (n) pestle; (o) graduated beaker; (p-q) jars with metal tops; (r) wooden tray with compartments; (s) drawer; (t) 5-grain weight; (u) 1/2-scruple weight; handle fits into a handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; both lengthwise face of chest is a drop-down panel connected to main body of chest by hinges at bottom; panels when fully extended create space to put bottles and implements; each panel has a lock mechanism; custom seven compartments hold bottles upright over drawer that can be opened from either side; tray dividers lift out; some bottles with minor amounts of contents.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - bottle
b-d - bottle
e-j - bottle
k-m - bottle
n - pestle
o - beaker
p-q - jar
r - tray
s - tray
t - weight
u - weight
v - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Springweiler & Co. Makers
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood
glass
metal
fabric
Inscriptions
Impressed on ledge of drawer, "Springweiler & Co. MAKERS, LONDON"; on bottles: "a) Sodae Bi-Carb; b) Spt. Camph; c) Spt. Aether Nit; d) Pulv. Jalap; e) Pulv. Ipecac; f) Tr. Acuniti P. B.; g) Pulv. Rhei; h) Tr.Hyosci; i) Quin. Sulph.; j) Pulv. crethes opium; k) Podophyllin; l) Hyd. w Cleta; m) Antim. Tart
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 10.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
b-d - bottle - Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
e-j - bottle - Length 11.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
k-m - bottle - Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
n - pestle - Length 6.3 cm
o - beaker - Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
p-q - jar - Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
r - tray - Length 14.9 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
s - tray - Length 21.2 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
t - weight
u - weight
v - case - Length 23.5 cm x Width 11.7 cm x Depth 22.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Several bottles are broken; velvet lining in some of the compartments and drawers are torn and worn; glass stoppers are stuck in a number of the bottles; no bottle in the drawer marked "calomel"; manufacturers' name on label inside front door has been obliterated; #3: minor nicks and scratches in surface of wooden case; inlay missing from keyhole; tope handle had signs of use but no corrosion; both doors open easily (need to be tied to stay shut); front inner door has remnants of a green paper label, worn, torn, but firmly affixed; two bottles missing from one side; bottle (h) broken, with the neck missing entirely; there was a chip in the bottom of bottle (g) and contents were exposed, 0.5 cm in diameter, and the label was torn; there is a crack in the neck of (i); there is a chip in the lip of (j), 3.6 cm x 0.7 cm; the handles of the lower tray were worn, but no corrosion; there was a crack along the bottom edge of one side of the tray, 6.2 cm long; the inner velvet lining was worn; there was no corrosion on the scale weights, or lower jar lids; one lower bottle (calomel) was missing; one label had fallen off some object and was at the bottom of the tray; no chips or cracks in the measuring glass; lid of bottle (p) very loose; stopper of (r) loose.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display in the "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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dispensing scales

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Dates
1830
1899
1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1974.9.1 a-h
Description
Pocket dispensing scales in a wooden case with four weights; consists of (a) the bar from which the scales are suspended; (b,c) circular metal trays; (d-g) rectangular weights; and (h) the wooden case, the inside bottom of which is lined with a coarse green material.
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Accession Number
1974.9.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Pocket dispensing scales in a wooden case with four weights; consists of (a) the bar from which the scales are suspended; (b,c) circular metal trays; (d-g) rectangular weights; and (h) the wooden case, the inside bottom of which is lined with a coarse green material.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - bar - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 17.5 cm
b - metal tray - Size: Diam. 6.9 cm
c - metal tray - Size: Diam. 6.9 cm
d - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
f - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.25 cm
g - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
h - case - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A.D. Kelly of Toronto.
Dates
1830
1899
1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
wood: red
fabric: green
fabric: black
metal: yellow; silver
Inscriptions
A paper label affixed to the underside of the lid has a series of handwritten conversions or equivalencies of apothecary weights into grains (?) and ounces.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
(a) metal scale shows some moderate signs of use; brownish-black discolouration on 40%; white deposit between the cracks of the scale; (b) weight has brown discolouration in patches, and minor scratches; the bottom has a large brown stain in the centre and some scratches and nicks; (c) patches of brown spots on approx. 2%; the bottom also shows signs of use; (h) box shows signs of use; scratches and minor stains; no signs of mould
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.12
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
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Accession Number
1976.60.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: light brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet;
"The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 1294
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 Aralia nudicaulis: moist woods from Newfoundland to Manitoba and South to North Carolina and Missouri; parts used: roots; uses: cough medicine, diaphoretic, stimulant (Note: this does not agree with the other items on the db, nor the definition in the medical dictionary, which states, "diuretic, tonic and blood purifier"; I have used the same MeSH as elsewhere on the db); constituents: belongs to the ginseng family--chemically related to spikenard; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882.
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Dates
1820
1910
1820-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.13
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried bark, Ulmus fulva (slippery elm or elm bark).
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Accession Number
1976.60.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dysentery -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried bark, Ulmus fulva (slippery elm or elm bark).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1910
1820-1910
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: dark brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row G
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet; J. Derrick
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 Ulmus fulva: natural woodlands of Central and Eastern U.S.A. and Canada; parts used: inner bark; uses: poultices, fevers, diarrhea (mucilaginous qualities rendered the powdered bark peculiarly adapted to poultices); official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1910; Note: also used in cough drops.
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