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Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006008 a-c
Description
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bo…
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Accession Number
995006008 a-c
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Local
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bottle is stored in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
c - box
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
Novocol Chemical Mfg. Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber: tan
cardboard: beige, pink
Inscriptions
"UNICAINE HCl // SOLUTION // 38 mg. per cc. with // SUPRANOL 1:60,000 // Novel // 30cc 30cc // LOCAL ANAESTHETIC // Each cc. contains: Unacaine HCl 0.038 gm. // Supranol 0.000017 gm. // Brand of Epinephrine // U.S.P. (Natural) // Sodium Bisulfite // 0.0015 gm. // Distilled water // q.s.ad. // Novocol Chemical // Mfg. Co. of Canada Ltd. // TORONTO 5, ONTARIO" printed on the box and bottle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row A
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some deterioration of the label and box.
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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Apothesine tablets vial

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Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001239 a-g
Description
Glass vial (g) stopped with a cork that was sealed with plastic shrink wrap; vial is in packaging that consists of a cardboard box in two parts (a,b), inside of which is a cardboard sleeve (c) into which fits a sheet of cardboard (d) folded to form a divider; between the box and the sleeve is a she…
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Accession Number
000001239 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
Description
Glass vial (g) stopped with a cork that was sealed with plastic shrink wrap; vial is in packaging that consists of a cardboard box in two parts (a,b), inside of which is a cardboard sleeve (c) into which fits a sheet of cardboard (d) folded to form a divider; between the box and the sleeve is a sheet of cardboard (f) with a smaller piece of much thicker cardboard glued to one side; this is apparently to make space for a paper leaflet (e) between the box and the sleeve and to prevent it from falling out of reach in the box.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box top - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c- sleeve - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 4.9 cm Depth 1.2 cm
d - divider (unfolded) - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Width 8.5 cm
e - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 11.7 cm
f - spacer - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - vial - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: burgundy; grey; cream
paper: white; red; black; beige
cork: brown
glass: translucent yellow
plastic: translucent yellow
Inscriptions
(a) "100 [printed] [overwritten by] [illeg.] 20 [handwritten] // HYPODERMIC // TABLETS // No. 216 // (IN VIALS OF 20) [printed] // 8 [illeg.] tablet [handwritten]"; (b) front: "APOTHESINE // Canada Patent, April 3, 1917. // 1 1/4 GRAINS // One tablet dissolved in 60 // minims of water makes a 2% // solution (approximately) // C678976 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA"; bottom: "HYPODERMIC TABLETS // No. 216 // APOTHESINE // 1 1/4 GRAINS"; (e) "Apothesine // [leaflet lists chemical properties, indications, contraindications, dosages, and packaging information] // Parke, Davis & Company. // 141936 // Printed in the U.S.A. [stamped]"; (g) "20 HYPODERMIC TABLETS // No. 216 // APOTHESINE, 1 1/4 GRAINS // Canada Patent, April 3, 1917. // One tablet dissolved in 60 minims of water makes a 2% // solution (approximately). // C678976 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Box abraded; label peeling, dirty; cardboard pieces inside yellowed, tattered around edges; plastic seal around neck broken; no other problems with vial or cork apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; CD #8
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Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Accession Number
006033021
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper la…
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Accession Number
006033021
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
Dermatology
Insects
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Poison Ivy Dermatitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “7” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // CALOCAINE CREAM // (I & B) // Calamine Prepared 16%, Benzocaine 3%, Camphor // ½%, Menthol ½% in a water-miscible base. // Apply directly to the skin to relieve various forms // of skin rashes, pruritus, insect bites and sunburn. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 OZ. // (L.) 823111”; embossed on bottom: “D 7 // 3 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tears and distortion to top edge of label; minor fading to bottom of label; minor area of loss to bottom proper left corner
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Benzocaine.” ScienceDirect, Elsevier B.V., 2019. Accessed 10 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Calocaine Cream is a calamine topical cream with benzocaine local anesthetic; it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for a variety of skin irritations, including rashes from poison ivy and poison oak, insect bites, sunburn, heat rash, and pruritus ani.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “7” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1957 or 1967.
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Hemmorocaine ointment

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Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed prod…
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Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Pharmacy
Pain -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Drug Packaging
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information attached to front of box; metal tube cylindrical for most of body with flat section at bottom; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information wrapped around body of tube, covering most of surface; top of tube has cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cap is cylindrical with black ribbed domed plastic top, vertical indents in sides, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 13.4 cm Width 3.4 cm Depth 2.7 cm
b – tube – Length 13.1 cm Width 4.0 cm Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream
metal: teal, grey
ink: navy
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box and tube label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // OINTMENT // HEMMOROCAINE // (I & B) // Each ounce contains: Acid Boric 20 grs.; // Calomel 10 grs.; Starch Powder 65 grs.; // Zinc Oxide 65 grs.; Benzocaine 10 grs. // To relieve the itching of hemorrhoids ap- //ply locally or rectally with pile pipe. Net Content 1 ½ ozs. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over box; minor tears to top of tube label; top centre of cap broken and detached
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Artifact label (006.033.051)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Hemmorocaine was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for the symptom related to hemorrhoids; it was a topical cream with benzocaine, a local anesthetic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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