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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative

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Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1094
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
018009002 a-c
Description
Transparent rounded rectangular based glass Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap, beige and navy rectangular cardboard box (b) with removable brown rectangular corrugated cardboard box liner (c); bottle three quarters full with brown liq…
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Accession Number
018009002 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
Jaundice
Headache -- drug therapy
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- digestive disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Description
Transparent rounded rectangular based glass Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap, beige and navy rectangular cardboard box (b) with removable brown rectangular corrugated cardboard box liner (c); bottle three quarters full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wall recessed; flat rectangular side walls with product name embossed; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external lug type thread; rectangular push-up, circular mold mark, and manufacturer information embossed on bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; rectangular white and navy paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label with information and directions in French on back; cap has vertical indents on sides and flat top; box has product information and directions in English on front and proper left side and in French on back and proper right sides bordered in decorative geometric patterns; corrugated liner folded into rectangular box shape with open top and bottom ends.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 21.1 cm Width 6.9 cm Depth 3.7 cm
b – box – Length 25.1 cm Width 8.0 cm Depth 4.5 cm
c – box liner – Length 16.5 cm Width 7.7 cm Depth 4.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Dreco Co. of Canada Limited
Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1094
Date Remarks
Dominion Glass Company trademarked D-in-diamond logo on the bottom of the bottle in 1928; no date marks present, were first introduced by Dominion in 1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, white
ink: navy
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “DRECO // AN EFFECTIVE TONIC // AND ALTERNATIVE // A splendid Remedy for disorders arising from slug- // gish action or functional in- // activity of the liver, kidneys // and bowels. // DIRECTIONS // Take one tablespoonful three time a // day, best taken before meals. If it // acts too freely on the bowels, lessen // the dose: if it does not act free enough, // increase the dose. For children about // 12 years old, a tablespoonful three times // a day. // No. 9280. PROPRIETARY AND PATENT MEDICINE ACT // Distributed by // The DRECO CO. of CANADA // LIMITED. // BALTIMORE, U. S. A. and // MONTREAL, Canada.”; embossed on right and left sides of bottle: “DRECO”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D”; printed on front of box: “DRECO // No. 9280 The Proprietary and Patent Medicine Act. // A // STOMACH TONIC // and ALTERNATIVE // A splendid remedy // for disorders arising // from sluggish action // or functional inac- // tivity of the liver, // kidneys and bowels. // PRICE $1.25 // DISTRIBUTED BY // Dreco Co. of Canada // LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA // also at // BALTIMORE U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “DRECO – For chronic constipation, biliousness, jaundice, sick headache lassitude and other disorders arising from chronic // inactivity of the stomach, liver and bowels. // In therapeutic activity it covers a wider range than that of simple cathartics since its tendency is to restore the organs con- // cerned in elimination of waste products to a state of normal healthy activity. // It is not intended as a purgative and for some persons it is not sufficiently laxative at the beginning. In such cases where // additional laxative action is necessary, we strongly recommend HI – SPEED LAXATIVE TABLETS to be taken in connection // with DRECO. The formula for these tablets was selected with great care in order that the best results possible would be // obtained from Dreco by their supplemental action.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over cap; minor tears in edges and areas of discolouration on bottom of back bottle label; minor discolouration all over front bottle label; front bottle label separated and creased at bottom; top of box missing; minor discolouration on front of box; major tears in top of box resulting in 6 separate pieces
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Tonic.” Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Tonics were used to improve ones general well being and were said to improve many different medical conditions; Dreco was marketed as a treatment for several ailments, including constipation, biliousness, jaundice, and headaches.
The D-in-diamond logo indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; the logo was introduced in 1928 and markings for dates were introduce in 1940; the lack of date marks suggests the bottle was manufactured between 1928 and 1940.
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pocket ampoule case

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Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d)…
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Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d), ardmatic ammonias (wrapped in a net with cotton on both ends) (e), infundin (f), ergometrine (g), ergometrine (h), caffeine sodio-benzoate (i), camphor in oil (j), ergone (k), and pituitrin (l); there is also a sheet with information about some of the drugs (see attached photocopy (m).
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - digifoline - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - aromatic ammonia - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - infundin - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
g - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
h - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
i - caffeine sodio-benzoate - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
j - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - ergone - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - pituitrin - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - sheet - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 9.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett. It was given to him by Mahood Drug Co.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
leather: black
glass: clear, amber
paper: white
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"C.W. BENNETT, M.D. // COMPLIMENTS OF MAHOOD DRUG CO." printed on the inside lid of the case; "Physician's Pocket Ampoule Case" printed on the top of the sheet; "Printed by Parke, Davis & Company, Walkerville, Ontario." printed on the bottom of the sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the case
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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Stelazine antiemetic case

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Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
995006004 a-f
Description
A reddish leatherette case (a) containing stelazine; the case is rectangular and seals with a single snap on the front; inside are clear plastic loops to hold the products inside and a pocket for holding paper; there are two sealed plastic cylinders each containing several blue pills and cotton (b,…
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Accession Number
995006004 a-f
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antiemetics
Nausea -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A reddish leatherette case (a) containing stelazine; the case is rectangular and seals with a single snap on the front; inside are clear plastic loops to hold the products inside and a pocket for holding paper; there are two sealed plastic cylinders each containing several blue pills and cotton (b,c); there is a sealed package containing two suppositories (d); there are also two sheets of paper, one with stelazine information (see attached photocopy) (e), and one with re-ordering information (f).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - stelazine pill jar - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - stelazine pill jar - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - stelazine suppository package- Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
e - information sheet - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 11.5 cm
f - re-ordering sheet - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 6.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
Smith Kline & French
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
leatherette: reddish
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
"for your bag // 'STELAZINE' // ANTIEMETIC CASE" printed on the front of the case; various information printed on the cards and packages inside
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the case
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics; Stelazine is used to treat nausea and vomiting.
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Dates
1925
1965
1925-1965
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006007
Description
A corked ergoklonin bottle; the bottle is dark amber coloured and has a paper label; appears to be empty.
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Accession Number
995006007
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis
Hemorrhage -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A corked ergoklonin bottle; the bottle is dark amber coloured and has a paper label; appears to be empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
John Wyeth & Brother Inc.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1965
1925-1965
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
glass: dark amber
paper: white, green
cork: brown
Inscriptions
"ERGOKLONIN // Wyeth // Liquor Ergotae Praeparatus // A standardized preparation // containing principally the // newly discovered, rapidly // acting water soluble oxytocic alkaloid of ergo [illeg.]" printed on the front of the bottle with "MADE IN CANADA // John Wyeth & Brother Inc. // Walkerville ONT" printed beneath
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper label is severely deteriorated.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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No. 13 for skin disorders vial

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001014
Description
Small plastic vial with white plastic screw top; white paper label, with blue writing, adhered to vial.
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Accession Number
996001014
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Small plastic vial with white plastic screw top; white paper label, with blue writing, adhered to vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
D.L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
plastic: clear
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
No. 13 For Skin Disorders // Prepared by // D.L. Thompson // Homeopathic Pharmacists // 844 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.2 cm. x Diam. : 1.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured, particularly in areas where it has been glued; some dirt accumulation on vial
Copy Type
Original
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Rexall Nerve Remedy

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001025
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
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Accession Number
996001025
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Stress -- drug therapy
Nervous System
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
United Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: brown
ink: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy // especially recommended // for // Nervous Disorders // Exhaustion // And all Troubles Arising from / Nerve Over-Strain // No. 1803. Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // United Drug Co. // Limited // Toronto, Canada"; back: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy //Treatment consists of Rexall Nerve // Remedy and Rexall Orderlies, and should be taken accord - // ing to the following // directions: // THE ELIXIR - Children, one tea - // spoonful in wine glass of water; Ad - // ults, one to two teaspoonsul in // water, according to the severity of // the symptoms. In case of both // children and adults take before // meals and bedtime // REXALL ORDERLIES. Adults, // one tablet night and morning for 3 // days; therafter, one tablet at night // as long as there is constipation. // Rexall Nerve Treatment is worthy // an extended trial, although in the // majority of cases beneficial results // are very speedily noted."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured and appears to be fairly brittle; one label missing portions from right side, particularly in upper corner
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Dr. R. Schiffman's Asthmador

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001088
Description
Green metal container with red and white lettering on outside; rectangular in shape; lid pops out of centre top; no contents.
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Accession Number
996001088
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Asthma, drug therapy
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green metal container with red and white lettering on outside; rectangular in shape; lid pops out of centre top; no contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
R. Schiffmann Co.
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: green
lettering: red; white
Inscriptions
Made in U.S.A. // Contains 3 oz // Dr. R. Schiffmann's // Asthmador // to relieve the distress // of Asthmatic // Paroxysms // Price of sixty-five cents // used by inhalation only // Manufactured only by // R. Schiffmann Co. // Los Angeles, Calif.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.9 cm. x Width: 5.6 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some scratches and surface wear; #2: small patches of corrosion visible at the top of the tin.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Beginning in the 19th century, patients suffering from shortness of breath could purchase anti-asthma cigarettes and powders that usually contained stramonium (stinkweed) or potash, but sometimes also included narcotics. These cigarettes contained no tobacco. Preparations such as Asthmador Cigarettes and other brands were marketed aggressively and sold over the counter in most Western countries to relieve the distress of bronchial asthmatic paroxysms. Although critics complained that these cigarettes increased bronchial inflammation, by the beginning of the 20th century, smoking was often the first line of treatment for asthmatics.
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dates
1916
1934
circa 1916-1934
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001171
Description
Rectangular semi-transparent brown glass bottle with recessed panels on all sides and cream paper label with brown text adhered around entire bottle; long cylindrical neck with gray screw-on cap.
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Accession Number
996001171
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular semi-transparent brown glass bottle with recessed panels on all sides and cream paper label with brown text adhered around entire bottle; long cylindrical neck with gray screw-on cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
W. Wojtasinski Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1916
1934
circa 1916-1934
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: brown
metal: gray
Inscriptions
On label: "6 Fl. Oz. // KATRO-LEK // Reg. U. S. Patent Office // Alcohol 20% // Stomachic and tonic Laxa- // tive. This medicine has been // tried out by thousands and // found to be beneficial for gas- // tritis, temporary constipation, // dyspesia due to hyper acid- // ity. Improves the appetite. In- // creases the red blood corp- // uscles. It acts on the bowels // as a laxative tonic. // DIRECTIONS // Tablespoonful half-hour af // ter each meal or two table- // spoonfuls at bed-time, followed // with a glass of water. // CHILDREN - One to three // teaspoonfuls daily. // Price $1.00 // (Same information repeated in Polish) // W. Wojtasinski Drug Co. // Boston // Mass. // U.S.A."; on sides: "Beware of Imitations and be sure You get the Genuine // KATRO-LEK // REG. U. S. PAT. OFFICE // The Famous Stomachic, Laxative and Tonic // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING" (Same information repeated in Polish on other side panel)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.6 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper has become discoloured, brittle in many places and adhesive is coming through and creating raised crusty areas; fading ans stianed paper
Copy Type
Original
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; on…
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Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size (folded): Length 10.7 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
d - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
f - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
g - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
h - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
i - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
j - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Donor
Material
leather: black, brown
glass: clear
metal: grey, brown
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on upper flap interior: " THE J. F. HARTZ Co., LIMITED // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Leather worn on main exterior flap and edges; leather slightly hardened; minor green / blue corrosion on several metal caps; vial interiors contain powdery residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.968 a-k; CD #6
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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