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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005101
Description
Rectangular cardboard box, open at top, with adhesive labels on front and back; front paper label features text and insignia with two hearts; sides and bottom reinforced with customized packing paper tape, also with the two hearts trademark.
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Accession Number
995005101
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Lubrication
Physical Examination
Description
Rectangular cardboard box, open at top, with adhesive labels on front and back; front paper label features text and insignia with two hearts; sides and bottom reinforced with customized packing paper tape, also with the two hearts trademark.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Date based on catalogue
Material
paper: white; blue-grey; tan; red; dark blue
cardboard: light brown
Inscriptions
Front, printed label: "A // STERILE // WATER SOLUBLE // LUBRA // [two hearts] // SEPTOL // LUBRICATING // JELLY // MANUFACTURED BY // THE // J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // TORONTO AND MONTREAL"; back: printed label, torn: "SEP [illeg.] // LUBRICA [illeg.] // JELLY"; printed label: "NEW FORMULA [typewritten] // THE J.F. HARTZ CO. LIMITED // Pharmaceutical Manufacturers // HALIFAX TORONTO MONTREAL"; sides and back: paper packing tape, printed (repeats): "MERCHANDISE // ONLY // This parcel may be // opened for Postal // Inspection if neces- // sary. // The J.F. HARTZ CO., Limited // [two hearts] // TRADE // MARK // SICK ROOM // SUPPLIES // [two hearts] // TRADE // MARK // TORONTO MONTREAL HALIFAX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 14.7 cm x Width 10.6 cm x Depth 17.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box in good shape, but prior forceful opening ripped top, tearing one label and leaving part of the box top missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 151 (similar to item #2H-139) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Box for 995.005.063 and .064, but found separately; when accessioned, it held 995.005.102-.105; box originally contained item #2H-139, however the box and the lubricant were not found together.
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Chamberlain's Antiseptic Liniment

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Dates
1902
circa 1902
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001059
Description
Rectangular green clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck; four recessed panels; on front panel there is a cream paper label; on back and sides there is embossed writing.
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Accession Number
996001059
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular green clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck; four recessed panels; on front panel there is a cream paper label; on back and sides there is embossed writing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Feb. 1994 in Ottawa from Scott Jordan.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1902
circa 1902
Material
glass: green
paper: brown
Inscriptions
Chamberlain's // Antiseptic // Liniment // Prepared by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Toronto, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.7 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm. x Depth: 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label generally discoloured; some surface dirt has accumulated inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001306 a-b
Description
(a) Small oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical screw-top neck; the front panel of the bottle has 9 vertical ridges; (b) screw-top black bakelite cap with long cylindrical clear glass rod attached to centre inside.
Accession Number
996001306 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Small oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical screw-top neck; the front panel of the bottle has 9 vertical ridges; (b) screw-top black bakelite cap with long cylindrical clear glass rod attached to centre inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Sept.1993.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: yellow; clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Front embossed "1 oz" and has 9 vertical raised ridges; bottom back has embossed "3"; bottom of bottle has an embossed "D" in a diamond, a square design (a square with a "+" inside, divided into 4 smaller squares) and the number "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - cap (with glass rod) - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Diameter 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or scratches; bottle insides contain medicine residue and a strong smell of iodine; lid is complete, with no cracks or chips; iodine residue can be seen on glass rod
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit formerly at Bracken Library; "Bottles" by Michael Polak,
p. 19
Research Facts
Poison bottle (iodine); odd embossing on surface designed for easy identific ation in the
home at night
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1970.4.29
Description
A white cardboard box containing herbs.
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Accession Number
1970.4.29
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A white cardboard box containing herbs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: white
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "SOAP TREE // (QUILLAJA, N.F. AND B.P.) // Quillaja Saponaria Mol. // No. 243 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; on side: "PROPERTIES—Frequently used as a // substitute for soap. When administered // internally, it is an excellent and uniform // expectorant. // Dose, of a half-ounce to the // pint infusion, one tablespoonful (15 cc) // for adults, and one teaspoonful (4 cc) // for a child. Should be administered // hourly."; on side: "SOAP TREE // This substance can frequently be advantage- // ously employed in place of soap for removing // dirt, grease, etc., from delicate fabrics. Steep // the contents of this package in two pints of hot // water. When cool, strain and use the liquid to // sponge the cloth. Some prefer to use three or // four times the volume of water, and wash the // fabrics in the strained liquid."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Iodex Methyl Salicyl

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1972.15.79 a-c
Description
Off-white cardboard box containing a round tin of ointment and a circular.
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Accession Number
1972.15.79 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Off-white cardboard box containing a round tin of ointment and a circular.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
box - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
tin - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
circular
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Nightingale Tea Room, Elora, Ontario, on behalf of St. John's Church, Elora; instruments from a local doctor's general practice.
Maker
Menley & James Ltd.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
cardboard: off-white
ink: blue; olive-green
metal
ointment
Inscriptions
On front of box is printed: "IODEX c Methyl Salicyl // Iodex c Methyl Salicyl is an ointment containing the organic iodine compound Mono-Iodo-Oleic Acid and Oil of Wintergreen (synthetic). // Menley & James Ltd, New York // Approx. 1/4 OZ."; on sides: "PHYSICIANS SAMPLE"; On back: "IODEX // c Methyl Salicyl // DIRECTIONS // Apply liberally and rub in until // colour disappears. If parts are too // tender, apply freely and cover with // light, loose bandage. // Caution: Do not use // tight or heavy air- // excluding bandage // PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box and circular both stained by leaking ointment.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Joanne Hawley Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004040003 a-b
Description
Blue glass general antiseptic bottle of mercurochrome consists of an empty (a) glass bottle and a screw style (b) cap with attached glass rod to apply solution; paper label has bilingual information.
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Accession Number
004040003 a-b
Collection
Joanne Hawley Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Blue glass general antiseptic bottle of mercurochrome consists of an empty (a) glass bottle and a screw style (b) cap with attached glass rod to apply solution; paper label has bilingual information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Used in Joanne Hawley's family.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: blue, transparent
plastic: black
paper: off white
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on the label affixed to bottle: "MERCURO // CHROME // REQ. U.S. PAT OFF. // 2% SOLUTION // Dibrom Oxymercuri // fluorescein // A General Antiseptic // For First Aid // In Place of Lodine. // Northrop & Lyman Co. // Limited // Toronto Canada"; " Prepared from // Genuine Mercurochrome H. W. & D // Mercurochrome is preferred to lodine // as it does not burn irritate or injure // the tissues. // Apply the solution with the glass rod // attached to the cork // 1/2 FLUID OUNCE"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "6 // 7011-A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row E
Length
a - 2.5 cm
Width
a - 2.5 cm
Depth
a - 6.5 cm b - 5.5 cm
Diameter
b - 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label is worn and edges torn in a few places; some residue on glass rod and cap.
Copy Type
Original
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tincture of iodine

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Hugh Pross Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012020001 a-b
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle (a) of tincture iodine with embossed poison symbol and words with removable vulcanized rubber stopper (b); cream paper label with blue ink indicates usage and contents in English and French; minor dark liquid residue inside.
Accession Number
012020001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Hugh Pross Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle (a) of tincture iodine with embossed poison symbol and words with removable vulcanized rubber stopper (b); cream paper label with blue ink indicates usage and contents in English and French; minor dark liquid residue inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – stopper – Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Hugh Pross
Maker
Diamond Products
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Date based on: similar item in collection
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: blue
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DIAMOND PRODUCTS // PRODUITS DIAMANTS // TINCTURE // IODINE // 5% // For Sprains, Swellings, // Enlarged Glands, etc. // paint part affected 2 or 3 // times daily // Pour Glandes Dilatées, // Entorses, Enflures, etc. // appliquez sur partie af- // fligée 2 ou 3 fois par jour // POISON // Contents 1 ounce // DIAMOND PRODUCTS // REGD // MONTREAL - CANADA"; embossed on bottle: ‘poison’ icon of skull and crossed bones, "POISON // LIQ. // IODINE"; manufacturer's marks embossed on bottom of bottle: diamond shape with letter "D" and two number "2"'s
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 1 Row A
Condition Remarks
Label is worn, discoloured, rubber stopper is slightly worn; minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Iodine Resource Website; The History of Iodine in Medicine Part 1-Optimox, website
Research Facts
Iodine was discovered in 1811 and now has widespread use in medical field; used to destory virus and fungus on contact, as antiseptic for prevention of post-surgery infections, thyroid protection, water sanitation; compounds made with ethyl alcohol are required to display the skull and crossbones on the label.
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Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002031
Description
Empty amber transparent cylindrical glass bottle for iodine with wide lip and without stopper; cream paper label has the manufacturer's trade mark logo, address and the product's name; cream string is wrapped twice around bottle's neck and knotted.
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Accession Number
014002031
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty amber transparent cylindrical glass bottle for iodine with wide lip and without stopper; cream paper label has the manufacturer's trade mark logo, address and the product's name; cream string is wrapped twice around bottle's neck and knotted.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
ink: black, red
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "4 OUNCES // IODINE // RESUBLIMED // "NATIONAL // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // LABORATORIES MONTREAL"; Embossed on base: "60"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed with minor wear and surface grime
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002040
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical 6 ounce glass bottle with thick neck without stopper; cream identification paper label; knotted cream string looped twice around bottle's neck; minor bubbles in glass.
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Accession Number
014002040
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical 6 ounce glass bottle with thick neck without stopper; cream identification paper label; knotted cream string looped twice around bottle's neck; minor bubbles in glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black, red
fabric: cream white
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
On label: "NA-DRU-CO // IODINE // RESBLIMED // "NATIONAL" // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA // LIMITED // MONTREAL"; handwritten on label's upper right corner in pencil: "KMY"; Embossed on base: "6. oz // I"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is yellowed and missing several small areas along its edges and center; brown discoloration in upper left corner and in centre; string dirty
Copy Type
Original
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mercuric chloride antiseptic tablets

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Dates
1953
circa 1953
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001140
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle, with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; bottle's edges are rough; paper label on front, back and on cork, bottle is 3/4 full of blue, coffin-shaped tablets.
Accession Number
000001140
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Disinfection
Poisons
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle, with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; bottle's edges are rough; paper label on front, back and on cork, bottle is 3/4 full of blue, coffin-shaped tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
circa 1953
Date Remarks
Based on Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; black; red; blue; orange
Inscriptions
Top: "FRANK W. HORNER // MONTREAL // LIMITED"; front: "500 T.T. No. 847 // MERCURIC CHLORIDE // ANTISEPTIC TABLETS // BERNAY'S BLUE // POISON // TABLET TRITURATES // Mercuric Chloride 1 3/4 gr. // Citric Acid 4/5 gr. // FOR EXTERNAL USE // ONLY // ANTIDOTES - White of // eggs in large amount, wheat // flour or milk, followed by // an emetic. // L D251 B // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: 53 // MERCURIC CHLORIDE ANTISEPTIC TABLETS // BERNAY'S (BLUE) T.T No. 847 // POISON // ANTISEPTIC SOLUTIONS FOR SURGICAL USE // 1:1000 — Dissolve 1 T.T. No. 847 in 4 ounces of water. // 1:5000—Dissolve 1 T.T. No. 847 in 20 ounces of water. // CAUTION — These tablets are very poisonous and should be // dispensed only with the greatest precaution. Use // poison label and mark "FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY"; left side: POISON"; right side: "POISON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty, labels somewhat yellowed; front label has two pen marks forming an "X" over the bottom two-thirds; cork is crumbled around edge and loosely fits in lip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System (in reference file); "Bottlers and Bottle, Canadian," by O. Urquhart, self-published, 1976, p. 21
Research Facts
The rough-edged bottles embossed with "poison" were used by pharmacists after the 1860s to ensure that poisons were readily identifiable even in the dark
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