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Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy

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Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German …
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Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cholera
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German and Bohemia on all sides of label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - instructions
Provenance
Transferred from Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: black, red
glass: green
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “CHAMBERLAIN’S // COLIC CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // CURES // PAIN IN THE STOMACH, // Colic, Cholera morbus, // CRAMP COLIC, // BILIOUS, COLIC, PAINTER’S COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT // CHOLERA // DYSENTREY, DIARRHOEA, // BLOODY FLUX, // CHRONIC DIARRHOES, CHOLERS // INFANTUM, AND BOWEL // COMPLAINT // IN ALL ITS FORMS. // manufactured only by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // DES MOINES, IOWA, U. S. A. // AND TORONTO, CANADA. // PRICE, 35 CENTS. // (Copyrighted by CHAMBERLAIN & CO., 1882)”; on stamp: “PROPRIETARY // OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT // INLAND REVENUE CANADA. // IN STOCK PRIOR // TO APRIL 1, 1909”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is brittle around open end with frayed edges; shows minor wear, surface grime and minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/343751384028938041/
Research Facts
After the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act in 1909 (Canada), over the counter medicines were required to list the ingredients. The ingredients for Chamberlains’ Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy are: one fluid ounce contains 45% alcohol, 10.7% ether (A deriviative of alcohol), 19 minims of chloroform and 3 grains tri-chlor-tertiary-butyl-alcohol. The Act also eliminated advertising the product could cure a wide range of illnesss. After 1909 this product indicated it would cure 'For the relief of pain in the stomach and bowels, colic, intestinal cramp, diarrhoea.'
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Cascara Sagrada Aromatic

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Dates
1901
1933
circa 1901-1933
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002039
Description
Amber semi-transparent cylindrical glass bottle with wide lip, without cork stopper; empty; with three paper labels contain an image of the manufacturer's production site, the manufacturer's name and address, and a description of the product and directions for its use; embossed bottle number on bot…
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Accession Number
014002039
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cascara
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber semi-transparent cylindrical glass bottle with wide lip, without cork stopper; empty; with three paper labels contain an image of the manufacturer's production site, the manufacturer's name and address, and a description of the product and directions for its use; embossed bottle number on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1901
1933
circa 1901-1933
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan, cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle's base: "PD & Co // 47 A"; stamped in red ink on two of manufacturer's labels: "C 357002"; printed on main label: "FLUID // CASCARA SAGRADA // AROMATIC // (P., D. & CO. FORMULA // Cascara Sagrada was introduced to the medical profes - // sion in 1877 by Parke, Davis & Co. // In response to a demand for a preparation more pala - // table than our regular and "formula 1887" fluid extracts, // we offer Fluid Cascara Sagrada Aromatic // Cascara Sagrada is not a cathartic, but a tonic laxa - // tive, stimulating secretion and increasing peristalsis. It should therefore be employed with a view to ultimate // restoration of natural peristaltic action // NOTE - As Fluid Cascara Sagrada Aromatic P.D. & // Co. has been established in the market for many years, // we have not thought it wise to change its flavour to that // of the similar product of the U. S. P. Eighth Revision."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 25.7 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels are frayed and yellowed with splotches of brown discoloration
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002091
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002091
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Carbolic // Oil // HEALS: WOUNDS, // CUTS, ABRASIONS, // OLD SORES, INSECT // BITES ETC. // DRESS ONCE OR TWICE // DAILY, APPLYING TO // AFFECTED PARTS WITH // FEATHER OR BY SATUR- // ATING CLEAN, WELL // WORN COTTON // OR LINEN. // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // ESTABLISHED 1877. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, brittle, with a minor tear along the label's bottom edge; quarter of wax seal is missing
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
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