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Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002041
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle of Mistol with sloped shoulders and short neck with locking metal cap closure; cap has intertwined pieces of metal which, when pushed down, give leverage to open cap if stuck; white paper label includes manufacturer's name and address, proprietary legal in…
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Accession Number
014002041
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle of Mistol with sloped shoulders and short neck with locking metal cap closure; cap has intertwined pieces of metal which, when pushed down, give leverage to open cap if stuck; white paper label includes manufacturer's name and address, proprietary legal information and directions for use of the product; label is double sided so the information is seen through the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Nujol Laboratories, Standard Oil Co.
Site Made (City)
Bayonne
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: transparent
paper: white
ink: black, red
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "2 FLUID OUNCES // Mistol // REGISTERED TRADE MARK // FOR THE NOSE AND THROAT // For Coughs, Colds, Nasal Catarrh, Laryngitis, // Bronchitis, Hoarseness. Aids in the relief of // acute paroxysms of Asthma and Hay Fever. // FOR BEST RESULTS READ BOOKLET // Cleanse nasal passages as directed in booklet. Use medicine // dropper; tilt head back and let Mistol drop into nostrils un- // til it runs into back of throat. Also gargle in throat. Use // night and morning and several times daily. // No. 8729 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act"; printed on cap: "MISTOL"; embossed on back: "MISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cap is rusted on top
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001261
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
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Accession Number
996001261
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Radio-Medical Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Asbury Park
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
wood: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "Radio-Pills // TRADE MARK // The Latest // Scientific Laxative // The improved, safe, harmless little pill // Recommended in the treatment of con- // stipation, Headache, Colds, Biliousness, // Torpid Liver, Intestinal and Gastric In- // digestion, Dyspepsia, also Neuritis. // We guarantee the purity of every in- // gredient. They do not contain calomel, // narcotics or other harmful, injurious drugs. // Dose: One or two pills taken at // night. Children over 8 years, 1 pill // For Sale at all Druggists // PRICE 25 CENTS // RADIO-MEDICAL LABORATORIES // Asbury Park, N.J."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.7 cm. x Diam. : 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The wooden container is unopened and undamaged; the paper seal shows very minor wear and staining; there are no rips, tears or missing sections and all of the writing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a laxative
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
Images
Less detail