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Benzedrine Sulphate Tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.3 a-b
Description
A rectangular metal container with a sliding removable lid contains eight white circular pills; affixed to lid is a label that folds.
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Accession Number
1977.8.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal container with a sliding removable lid contains eight white circular pills; affixed to lid is a label that folds.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottom - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - top - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Width 3.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: green
paper: white; green; black
Inscriptions
On label: "S. K. F // Physician's 8 Tablets // Sample 10 mg. each // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // (Benzyl methyl carbinamine sulfate, S. K. F.) // SMITE, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Temporary Location
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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Dexedrine Sulfate

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.4
Description
A grayish-tan and white packet with a folded flap contains six yellow-orange roughly triangular-shaped pills, wrapped in a cellophane-like material and attached to the bottom back flap.
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Accession Number
1977.8.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
A grayish-tan and white packet with a folded flap contains six yellow-orange roughly triangular-shaped pills, wrapped in a cellophane-like material and attached to the bottom back flap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
paper: grayish-tan; white; brown
cellophane (?): clear
Inscriptions
On front outside flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // 5 mg. // DEXEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Each tablet contains dextro-amphetamine sulfate, S.K.F., 5 mg. // To be dispensed only by or on the prescription of a physician. // See reverse side of label // 'DEXEDRINE' T.M. Reg. Can. Pat. Off. // SMITH KLINE & FRENCH // Inter-American Corporation // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 7.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7372
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.42 a-c
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top fl…
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Accession Number
1977.8.42 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top flap that is detachable by tearing along a perforated line at the connecting point between the flap and the outer jacket.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cardboard packet - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
b - cardboard outer jacket - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
c - package with pills - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
cardboard: yellow; blue
cellophane: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. //CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Copy Type
Original
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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7373
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.43 a-c
Description
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to …
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Accession Number
1977.8.43 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to cover the pills two holes per pill; once folded this then fits into the narrow sleeve of the packet.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tablets
b - cardboard holder
c - cardboard outer jacket
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black, green
cellophane: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. // CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"; on front flap: "This Sample of // BENZEDRINE SULPHATE TABLETS // will usually be sufficient to determine for the individual // patient: // 1. Whether or not he will benefit by 'Benzedrine // Sulphate' therapy. // 2. The correct dosage for his individual requirements. // Intital dosage should be small, 1/4 to 1/2 tablet (2.5 to // 5 mg.). If there is no effect the dosage should be in - // creased prgressively. The effects are usually apparent // with the first few doses. For more complete directions // see fodler.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
a - Length 4.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
b - Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
c - Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows minor surface wear, cellophane is brittle; edges show wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7374
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.44 a-c
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top fl…
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Accession Number
1977.8.44 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top flap that is detachable by tearing along a perforated line at the connecting point between the flap and the outer jacket.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - package with pills - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
b - cardboard packet - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
c - cardboard outer jacket - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: yellow
ink: blue
cellophane: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. // CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001078
Description
Sealed square paper packet contains dried plant material wrapped and sealed in clear plastic; information about parts used, lot number stamped in red inlk and other details on label.
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Accession Number
000001078
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Antidepressive Agents
Depression -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
Sealed square paper packet contains dried plant material wrapped and sealed in clear plastic; information about parts used, lot number stamped in red inlk and other details on label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
paper: blue, tan
ink: black, red
plastic: transparent
Inscriptions
Top: "COCA // LEAVES // C46052 // (Erythroxylon Coca, Lam.) // Parke, Davis & Co. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. CANADA. "; front side panel : "SYNONYMS - Cuca, Hayo, Ipado, etc. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER - Lineae. // HABITAT - Peru and Bolivia."; back: "PROPERTIES - Relieves nervous depression, and // stimulates digestion. Dose, a wine- // glassful of two ounces to the pint in- // fusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed and very fragile; both are torn at top right corner; paper is punctured in five places on back; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
https://www.salon.com/2013/12/07/a_brief_history_of_cocaine/
https://theskepticalcardiologist.com/tag/coca-leaves/
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Coca leaves are where the drug cocaine originates. The natives of South America used to chew coca leaves to invigourate themselves and as a local anaesthetic. Cocaine was isolated in the 1800s and marketed as healthful, and as a treatment for morphine addiction. Laws were introduced to control it in 1903, and it was removed at this time from Coca Cola.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
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Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Date Remarks
Expiry date; Merck Sharp & Dohme formed in 1961
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: white
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor residue on top rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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