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Serpina tablets

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1982.25.1
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
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Accession Number
1982.25.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Insomnia -- drug therapy
Hypertension -- drug therapy
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. K. J. R. Wightman, from the effects of Dr. K. J. R. Wightman, possibly originally from the effects of Dr. Duncan Graham.
Maker
The Himalaya Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Bombay
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; pink
ink: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on upper small paper label: "500 TABLETS"; on large label: "SERPINA // TABLETS // FOR // INSANITY, INSOMNIA // HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE // EPILEPSY & HYSTERIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Temporary Location
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
The British Medical Dictionary
Research Facts
"Reserpine one of the crystalline alkaloids of Rauwolfia serpentina it is indicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and hypertension. Cases of depression in rauwolfia therapy in hypertension have been reported, and it is advisable to suspend the drug where these symptoms appear."; "Rauwolfia the dried root of Rauwolfia serpentina it is a sedative and hypnotic widely used in India for insomnia and certain types of insanity."
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