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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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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002089
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
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Accession Number
014002089
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
paper: cream
ink: blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on label affixed to jar's base: "ELECTRO // BALM // PRICE 50 ¢ // A Skin Beautifier and // Healer. // For Cuts, Bruises, Burns and // all Wounds of the flesh. For // Piles, Pimples, Eczema, // Bad Legs, Sore Heads // and Back, Chapped // Hands & Face;" printed on label surrounding jar's body: "PRESERVES & BEAUTIFIES THE SKIN // ELECTRIC BEAN CHEMICAL CO. LIMITED OTTAWA, CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Base label has yellowed, with minor stains, shows minor wear around edges and missing minor areas on top and side.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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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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