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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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