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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1934.6.3
Description
Iron cork press, composed of two parts hinged together; base touches at four points; has holes for attachment to table; corrugated indentations; handle has matching indentations.
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Accession Number
1934.6.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Iron cork press, composed of two parts hinged together; base touches at four points; has holes for attachment to table; corrugated indentations; handle has matching indentations.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated in 1988 by Dr. J.R. Langstaff; owned and used by Dr. R.L. Langstaff, the donor's father, who loaned the artefact to the AM in 1934.
Maker
T.T. (?)
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: black
Inscriptions
Underside of handle inscribed with "TT" (or perhaps the upside-down version).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Iron is wearing and cracking.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used for reducing size of corks.
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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1940.5.4
Description
Long, cylindrical wooden pipe with ivory-like ends with circular holes in middle portion of surface that covers the end of the cylinder; about one-third of the way from one end is a metal portion that contains the chamber in which the opium is burned.
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Accession Number
1940.5.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
Long, cylindrical wooden pipe with ivory-like ends with circular holes in middle portion of surface that covers the end of the cylinder; about one-third of the way from one end is a metal portion that contains the chamber in which the opium is burned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John Taylor Fotheringham
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Date Remarks
Expert research
Material
wood (bamboo?): brown
metal
ivory
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Length
60.6 cm
Diameter
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 60.6 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1968.2.2
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
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Accession Number
1968.2.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Poisons
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A.A. Track.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on the sides of the glass bottle: "POISON // DO NOT TAKE // USE WITH CAUTION"; "2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The hexagonal shape is typical of poison bottles.
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Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer jar

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
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Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A. A. Track.
Maker
Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
metal: grey
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on bottle: "BROMO-SELTZER // EMERSON // DRUG CO. // TORONTO, ONT"; inscribed on base: "5" and "D" inside a diamond shape; on cap: "Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer // To Open Turn [upward-curving arrow]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row B
Length
a - 16.3 cm
Diameter
a - 7.0 cm b - 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.10.1 a-b
Description
Ceramic portion of pipe head is carved in the form of a left-handed fist that is gripping something; set on top of the fist is a circular metal holder in which opium is burnt; the pipe head is connected to a long, brown, wooden stem by a short cylindrical metal tube into which the pipestem end fits…
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Accession Number
1969.10.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
Ceramic portion of pipe head is carved in the form of a left-handed fist that is gripping something; set on top of the fist is a circular metal holder in which opium is burnt; the pipe head is connected to a long, brown, wooden stem by a short cylindrical metal tube into which the pipestem end fits; mouthpiece at other end is made of ceramic.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pipe head - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 4.3 cm
b - pipestem - Size: Length 33.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn.
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research provided by expert
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
ceramic: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn: 1895-1967.
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opium pipe with pipe-bowl

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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.10.2 a-d
Description
Brown reed opium pipe with trumpet shaped horn mouthpiece (d) and carved wood end of clenched fist (a) to support the turned wood pipe-bowl (b) with brass fittings on a straight brown reed pipe (c); round wood pipe-bowl with slight raised dome has small pin-hole in center, pairs of paint bands on s…
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Accession Number
1969.10.2 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
Brown reed opium pipe with trumpet shaped horn mouthpiece (d) and carved wood end of clenched fist (a) to support the turned wood pipe-bowl (b) with brass fittings on a straight brown reed pipe (c); round wood pipe-bowl with slight raised dome has small pin-hole in center, pairs of paint bands on sides and two different incised stamped Chinese character around the base of bowl and brass fitting wrapped with tan fabric strip to permit a tight fit into receiving brass fitting; base of clenched fist is the symbol for Yin /Yang; when assembled the pipe is 32.3 cm long; inspected and confirmed that there is no opium residue.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - clenched fist
b - pipe-bowl
c - reed pipe
d - mouthpiece
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn.
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research provided by expert
Material
wood: brown
horn: brown
metal: yellow
fabric: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - fist – Height 3.8 cm x Depth 4.5 cm x Width 3.2 cm
b - pipe-bowl – Height 4.8 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
c - reed pipe – Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d – mouthpiece – Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm (d) measured widest end
Condition Remarks
Split in ivory fist from wrist to base of thumb
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn: 1895-1967
http://www.opiummuseum.com/index.pl?pics&63
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_pipe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_den
Research Facts
Opium is one of the world's oldest drugs, originating from poppies. In the 19th century, opium was often smoked in pipes like this in "opium dens". These were associated with Chinese people, but were also frequented by Europeans. The opium had to be vaporized to be smoked, which necessitated the pipe bowl and opium lamp. Opium eventually became a controlled substance in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and much opium paraphernalia was destroyed.
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opium pipe with pipe-bowl

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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.10.3 a-b
Description
Solid ivory opium pipe (a) with sterling silver rectangular saddle and turned ebony wood pipe-bowl with decorative incised designs; pipe has ivory carved mouse on a bed of flowers and leaves; ivory is dyed with brown tones; pipe is made of three sections of ivory affixed together with an opening on…
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Accession Number
1969.10.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
Solid ivory opium pipe (a) with sterling silver rectangular saddle and turned ebony wood pipe-bowl with decorative incised designs; pipe has ivory carved mouse on a bed of flowers and leaves; ivory is dyed with brown tones; pipe is made of three sections of ivory affixed together with an opening on one end and a decorative closed end; saddle is plain with simple border; turned bowl with decorative bands, slightly raised dome, two symbols of incised Chinese characters and silver fittings; inspected and confirmed that there is no opium residue.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pipe
b - pipe-bowl
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn.
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research provided by expert
Material
ivory: brown
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
50.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - pipe - Length 50.0 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
b - pipe-bowl - Height 6.0 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Ivory yellowed with age;sterling tarnished; saddle missing some sealant; minor dirt in carving; bowl shows wear and wear; two small cream globs inside bowl
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn: 1895-1967
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dispensing scales

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5766
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
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Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
e - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
f - bar - Size: Length 18.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm
g - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - weight - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
l - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
m - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm
n - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm
o - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm
p - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm
q - weight - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
r - weight - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm
s - weight - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
t - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm
u - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
v - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 0.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W & T Avery
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
metal: silver; yellowish
fabric: green
fabric: maroon
wood: brown
Inscriptions
A label on the underside of the lid reads: "W & T AVERY // Manufacturers of all kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines: // Screw Plates, Die Stocks &c. &c. // DIGBETH // BIRMINGHAM"; four of the weights (c,r,s,t) have a picture of a lion on top of a crown stamped onto one side; above the lion/crown is stamped the word "STANDARD"; below the lion/crown is stamped: "W. & T. A."; on the opposite side is stamped the size of the weight, ranging from two drams to 1 1/2 scruples.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.1
Description
Rectangular wooden box medicine chest covered in tan leather with a decorative brass lock, black metal bands arounds all edges attached with domed nails and decorative hinged brass handle; hinged base to lid; rectangular shaped lock made by Eagle Lock company, lock stamped with logo of eagle; naroo…
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Accession Number
1969.24.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular wooden box medicine chest covered in tan leather with a decorative brass lock, black metal bands arounds all edges attached with domed nails and decorative hinged brass handle; hinged base to lid; rectangular shaped lock made by Eagle Lock company, lock stamped with logo of eagle; naroow cream fabric twill tape naile dto bottom and lid to create hinges; inside painted dark green coloured except for dividers are natural wood; decorative paper floral design applied to underside of lid; chest divided into three sections, rectangular compartments either side of one large centre compartment; large compartment divided into 30 compartments of equal size to store bottles; stenciled in black on front is owners name.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Material
leather: brown
metal: black, brass
wood: brown
paint: green
fabric: cream
paper: tan
Inscriptions
On front of the case: “H. E. Clarke”; engraved on the lock: “Eagle Lock Co.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
35.0 cm
Width
19.9 cm
Height
20.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#4 same, 2016; #3: Leather covering drying and chipping, 2004
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Internet
Reference Comments
BROUSE, The Hon. William Henry, M.D. Parliament of Canada. 25 November 2016.
Swainson, Donald. “Brouse, William Henry.” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol 11. 1982. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 25 November 2016
Research Facts
The original donor record suggests the chest was donated by the son of W. H. Brouse. Hon. William Henry Brouse, M.D. was born in Matilda, Upper Canada on June 15, 1824 and died in Ottawa on August 23, 1881.
He was a physician with his own practice along St. Lawrence river, 1848. who served on the Medical Council of Ontario (1866-1878) and as Chief Medical Officer of Toronto Life Assurance and Tontine Company. He was a former Mayor of Prescott, Ontario who went on to represent Grenville South as a Liberal in the House of Commons. Was the Surgeon for the 56th Battalion of Infantry. Fever hospital at Iroquois Point Canada West, 1847. Pr
Eventually, he was named as Senator for Prescott serving a total of eight years in federal service. However, it cannot be confirmed that he owned this particular item.
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dispensed medicine

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Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.10
Description
Round lidded wood container full of hardened ointment with handwritten prescription on the lid; broekn sides held together by the ointment.
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Accession Number
1969.24.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Description
Round lidded wood container full of hardened ointment with handwritten prescription on the lid; broekn sides held together by the ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Material
wood: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "7643 // To be applied // 2 or 3 times a // day. // Wms. Clarke // 11. 12. 78 // U. C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
2.9 cm
Width
2.9 cm
Height
8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.64 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood sides and lid broken, ointment hardened, ink faded and with minor stains on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Document
Research Facts
An unspecified medicine prepared for Mr. Clarke.
Previous inventory # 1969.24.k
"U. C." could mean Upper Canada
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