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Dates
1876
circa 1876
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001255
Description
Small square amber bottle with a paper label attached; the bottle contains Aconitum, three pellets (unopened and full), and has a lead foil cap at the top.
Accession Number
996001255
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small square amber bottle with a paper label attached; the bottle contains Aconitum, three pellets (unopened and full), and has a lead foil cap at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1876
circa 1876
Date Remarks
Date listed on label
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
metal: silver-grey; blue
Inscriptions
Bottle embossed with: "BOERICKE & TAFEL // NEW YORK"; label reads, "ACONITUM 3 // INDICATIONS" (listed) " // DOSE "(listed)" // BOERICKE & TAFEL // HOMOEOPATHIC PHARMACY // New York, Philadelphia & Chicago // BOERICKE & TAFEL // rec'd the only // Prize Medal // award for // Homoeo- // pathic // Medicines // in Philadel- // phia in 1876"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 2.1 cm. x Depth: 2.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips or scratches; label shows minor wear and staining; lead seal appears intact and bottle is full
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a blood remedy for acute colds, fever, pains
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller

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Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001316 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw-top lid; the front panel has a square recessed section at the top with "DAVIS" embossed on it; both sides have embossed writing; the front and back panels both have printed paper labels which list product information and a port…
Accession Number
996001316 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw-top lid; the front panel has a square recessed section at the top with "DAVIS" embossed on it; both sides have embossed writing; the front and back panels both have printed paper labels which list product information and a portrait of Perry Davis; (b) black metal screw top lid which seals in.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in May, 1993.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Date Remarks
Bottle from the 1920's
Material
glass: clear
paper: off-white
metal: black
Inscriptions
Front embossed, "DAVIS"; left side panel embossed, "VEGETABLE"; right side panel embossed, "PAINKILLER"; front label reads, "PERRY DAVIS' // PAINKILLER // (Trademark Registered) // TAKEN INTERNALLY FOR // Chills, Cramps, Colic. // APPLIED EXTERNALLY FOR // Sore Throat, Sprains, // Bruises, Chilblains. // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. // (CANADA) Ltd., MONTREAL"; back label lists directions in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 16.3 cm. x Width 4.8 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 0.9 cm. x Diameter 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; front label is missing a small section, but is fully legible; the back label has minor staining, but all printing is legible; the metal lid has no damage or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 149-156
Research Facts
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958.
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller

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Dates
1839
circa 1839
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001317
Description
Rectangular light green bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled broad round collar with lower bevel at the lip; the front panel has a square recessed section with an embossed word; both bottle sides are embossed; bottle is empty except for minor traces of medication residue
Accession Number
996001317
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular light green bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled broad round collar with
lower bevel at the lip; the front panel has a square recessed section with an embossed word;
both bottle sides are embossed; bottle is empty except for minor traces of medication residue
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1839
circa 1839
Date Remarks
Bottle made between 1839 and 1860
Material
glass: light green
Inscriptions
Depressed front panel section reads, "DAVIS"; left side panel reads, "VEGETABLE"; right side
panel reads, "PAINKILLER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.4 cm. x Width: 4.0 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; there is a very small amount of medication residue inside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19 & 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken
Library; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 149-156
Research Facts
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on
the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958
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Dr. Ordway's Celebrated Pain Destroyer

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001318
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Accession Number
996001318
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Ordway & Wadleigh
Site Made (City)
Lawrence
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: beige
cork: dark brown
Inscriptions
Label reads, "DR. ORDWAY'S // CELEBRATED // PAIN DESTROYER // Uses listed. // DIRECTIONS" // ORDWAY & WADLEIGH, SOLE PROPRIETORS. // PRICE 37 1-2 CENTS LAWRENCE, MASS. // All genuine // Signed, A. Ordway M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Length
12.5 cm
Diameter
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a small chip at the bottle lip; the pontil at the bottom is crude and rough; there are no other chips or cracks; the cork is damaged and stained; the paper label is brittle and missing small pieces at the top and bottom; there is also some staining; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library
Research Facts
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958
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Chocolate Coated Tablets Opium, Camphor, Tannin and Lead

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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W. E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "N 1000 // Chocolate Coated // Tablets // OPIUM, CAMPHOR // TANNIN AND LEAD // Each tablet contains: // Opium 1/2 gr. // Camphor 1/2 gr. // Tannic Acid 2 grs. // Lead Acetate 1 gr. // Capsicum and // Peppermint Oil q.s. // LOT NO. 7540 // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "4 // LL D O // 3067"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Front label is slightly tattered
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Start of C.H. Bird's practice to company close
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "1000 // ACETYLSAL // PINK // Acetylsalicylic Acid // TABLETS // U.S.P // 5 Grains // ADULT DOSE: One tablet // every four hours // Lot No: 8062 // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON . ONTARIO // WARNING // Keep out of reach of children // to avoid accidental poisoning"; embossed on bottle bottom: "4 // 1 D [enclosed in diamond shape] 3 // 3068"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly stained and interior walls are coated with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate

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Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
999014001 a-b
Description
A rectangular amber glass (a) bottle of Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate with a paper label on the front; tapering to a short-length neck with threading for a flat metal (b) screw cap lined with a piece of wax-coated cardboard.
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Accession Number
999014001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular amber glass (a) bottle of Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate with a paper label on the front; tapering to a short-length neck with threading for a flat metal (b) screw cap lined with a piece of wax-coated cardboard.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks.
Material
glass: amber
metal: brown
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ESTD. 1879 // Ebsal Comp. No. 29 // With Codeine Phosphate // THE E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Few minor tears on the label; minor chip out of the bottom of the bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; The Canadian Encyclopedia Web site
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946. E.B. Shuttleworth, established in Toronto in 1879, was the first pharmaceutical company in Canada.
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bottle of tinct. capsici

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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
999014006 a-b
Description
An empty rectangular amber coloured glass bottle (a) tapering to a moulded lip with moulded screw threadings around the bottle opening; the screw cap (b) is slightly rounded.
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Accession Number
999014006 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An empty rectangular amber coloured glass bottle (a) tapering to a moulded lip with moulded screw threadings around the bottle opening; the screw cap (b) is slightly rounded.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Diam. 24.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam 10.3 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
E.B. Shuttleworth
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
glass: amber
metal: brown, beige
paper: cream
ink: brown, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Tinct. Capsici. // B.P. // DOSE: 5 to 15 minims. // The E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA"; embossed on back of bottle: "16 FL.OZ."; printed on cap: "E. B. S.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on label; back has residue from removal of paper label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; The Canadian Encyclopedia Web site; CD #1.
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946; The first pharmaceutical company in Canada was established in Toronto in 1879 by E.B. Shuttleworth.
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Yaqui Pain Killer and Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
014002001
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle of Yaqui pain medicine tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in opening; approximately one third full of brown liquid; red paper label wraps completely around bottle; label has imagery of fictitious “Native” in full feathered war bonnet and provides ingredients, instruc…
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Accession Number
014002001
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Pain -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle of Yaqui pain medicine tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in opening; approximately one third full of brown liquid; red paper label wraps completely around bottle; label has imagery of fictitious “Native” in full feathered war bonnet and provides ingredients, instructions; product used as a painkiller and inhaler; embossed manufacturer's marks on bottle base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Cherokee Indian Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: red
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “YAQUI // Pain Killer // and Inhaler // Beneficial for head - // aches, Catarrh, Hay // Fever, Asthma, Rheu - // matism, Lumbago // Aches, Pains, Sprains // CHEROKEE INDIAN // REMEDY CO. //1536 Dundas St. W. // Toronto, Ont. // Directions: - inhale or // moisten affected parts and // rub thoroughly. // Contains Turpentine, Hemlock, Orig - // anum, Soap Bark, Oil Mustard, Wintergreen, Oil Mt. Laurel and extract of Indian // Onion. External use only // Price $1 each, 6 for $5”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.5 c.m x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Label shows minor wear along most edges, with small piece missing from back bottom of label; cork has minor crack and minor section missing; paper label faded around top; brown residue adhered inside tapered neck of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Imagery on label is manufacturer's depiction of Cherokee man, and may not correlate to an accurate historical representation of Cherokee people.
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
014002049
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical aqua-tinted bottle, tapered at neck with uneven bottle lip and without stopper; tan paper label with manufacturer's logo, the product's name, the manufacturer's name and address, imagery of a skull and crossbones denoting that the product is poisonous.
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Accession Number
014002049
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical aqua-tinted bottle, tapered at neck with uneven bottle lip and without stopper; tan paper label with manufacturer's logo, the product's name, the manufacturer's name and address, imagery of a skull and crossbones denoting that the product is poisonous.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Brown & Webb National Drug Company
Site Made (City)
Halifax
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: aqua
paper: tan
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "LAUDANUM. // POISON. // BROWN & WEBB. // HALIFAX, N. S. // N D // C Co"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has yellowed and shows minor wear along edges with surface grim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Refer to 014.002.040
Research Facts
Laudanum is a tincture of opium containing approximately 10% powdered opium by weight (the equivalent of 1% morphine). Reddish-brown and extremely bitter, laudanum contains almost all of the opium alkaloids, including morphine and codeine.
Separate label "N D // C Co" is for the National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada.
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