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apothecary's show globe

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald Low Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
998023001 a-b
Description
Freestanding two piece clear glass apothecary's show globe with lid; globe (a) is oval in shape and tapered at the bottom where it attaches to a flared base with a heavy bulbous decorative stem; the neck of the globe is wide to accomoadate the separate lid (b); lid has two tiers; there is a small b…
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Accession Number
998023001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald Low Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- advertisements
Communication
Description
Freestanding two piece clear glass apothecary's show globe with lid; globe (a) is oval in shape and tapered at the bottom where it attaches to a flared base with a heavy bulbous decorative stem; the neck of the globe is wide to accomoadate the separate lid (b); lid has two tiers; there is a small ball on the tip which tapers outward into an oblong tear drop shape and the second tier is shaped like a flattened oval
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - globe - Size: Length 33.0 cm x Diam. 69.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Diam. 46.5 cm
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-K1-2
Condition Remarks
Like new; very small scratches present on the bottom of the base and around the globe; small amount of white residue present on inside of globe
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"William & Joan Soderlund Pharmacy Museum website"; "University of Arizona College of Pharmacy website"; "Waring Library Show Globe Exhibit website"; CD #2
Research Facts
Show globes were a recognizable symbol for pharmacists; they were often filled with colourful liquid and displayed in the window; show globes were also used to show a pharmacist's skill in extracting and mixing chemicals which produced the different colours; there were generally two types of show globes, freestanding and wall mounted.
This show globe is without glass mould lines or pontil marks and the glass does not look or feel like a lead based glass so the inference could be that this show globe is made from hand blown glass. Research shows that the simple design of the body and the decorative large lid with fancy finial rather than as a decorative stopper dates this piece as 1880-1920.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Curious Cures--Doctors, Druggists, and Home Remedies" at the Dundas Museum & Archives, L-2011-3; 23 Sept. 2011–30 Sept. 2012.
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Oracon oral contraceptive

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9744
Dates
1965
1967
circa 1965-1967
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003005001 a-f
Description
Rectangular cardboard box of Oracon oral contraceptive (a) that folds open at top; contains rectangular plastic case (b) with a hinged top and snap front with the company logo in gold on lid; case contains cardboard packing insert (c) with cutout slot to contain the pill tube and adjustable date re…
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Accession Number
003005001 a-f
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Rectangular cardboard box of Oracon oral contraceptive (a) that folds open at top; contains rectangular plastic case (b) with a hinged top and snap front with the company logo in gold on lid; case contains cardboard packing insert (c) with cutout slot to contain the pill tube and adjustable date reminder which locks in with inserted tabs; rectangular with semicircular tab on one side and toothed edge for pointing at day column on the other; the date reminder is included as well in French (d); case also includes plastic cylindrical pill tube (e) filled with pills; tube lid has a circular plastic cap (f) with vertically grooved sides for better grip; bottom extends into slightly tapered, hollow plastic concavity cut into eight triangles coming together at apex.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - plastic case - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
c - cardboard insert - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - spare date insert - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 2.3 cm
e - pill tube - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
f - pill tube lid - Size: Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Mrs. Linda Timlin of Janssen Ortho, Kingston, Ont.
Maker
Mead Johnson Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1967
circa 1965-1967
Date Remarks
Oracon trademarked in Canada in 1965; Mead Johnson acquired in 1967
Material
paper: white; cream; blue; black
plastic: clear; white; yellow
pills: cream; pink
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "Pr // 1 vial of 21 tablets // Oracon* // 16 TABLETS ETHINYL OESTRADIOL (0.1 MG.) // 5 TABLETS DIMETHISTERONE (25 MG.) AND // ETHINYL OESTRADIOL (0.1 MG.) // *Reg. T.M. // PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE // ECHANTILLON PROFESSIONNEL // Mead Johnson // Laboratories // Symbol of service in medicine"; printed, top: "1 vial of 21 tablets // Oracon* TABLETS"; printed, bottom: "1 vial of 21 tablets // (L) K02 // Oracon* TABLETS"; printed, left side: "Oestrogenic agent: // Each white tablet contains 0.1 mg. of ethinyl oestradiol. // Usual dose: One white tablet daily from day 5 thorugh day 20 of the menstrual cycle. // Progestational-oestrogenic agent: // Each pink tablet contains 25 mg. of dimethisterone and 0.1 mg. of ethinyl oestradiol. // Usual dose: One pink tablet daily from day 21 through day 25 of the menstrual cycle. // See accompanying insert for professional information."; printed, right: "Agent oestrogène: Chaque comprimé blanc contient 0.1 mg. d'éthinyl-oestradiol. // Posologie habituelle: Un comprimé blanc par jour à partir du 5ème jour jusqu'au 20ème jour du cycle menstruel. // Agent oestrogène-progestatif: Chaque comprimé rose contient 25 mg. de diméthistérone et 0.1 mg. d'ethinyl-oestradiol. // Posologie habituelle: Un comprimé rose par jour à partir du 21ème jour jusqu'au // 25ème jour du cycle menstruel. // Consultez le feuillet ci-joint pour renseignements professionels."; printed, back: "TO THE PHARMACIST // For dispensing, it is important // that the patient receive the // vial, the white plastic box and // the patient instruction booklet // entitled, "Your Personal Guide." // MEAD JOHNSON LABORATORIES // A Division of // Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd. // Toronto, Belleville, Montreal, Vancouver // Canada"; (c) printed on packing material: "DAY // MONDAY 1 // TUESDAY 2 // WEDNESDAY 3 // THURSDAY 4 // FRIDAY 5 // SATURDAY 6 // SUNDAY 7 // [days of week repeat, number increases by one until] // THURSDAY 25"; printed vertically: "BEND & // LOCK IN SLOT"; (d) printed on insert: "DIMANCHE // LUNDI // MARDI // MERCREDI // JEUDI // VENDREDI // SAMEDI // [days of week repeat three more times] // DIMANCHE // LUNDI // MARDI"; printed vertically: "FIXEZ // DANS LA FENTE"; (e) printed on tube: "5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20 // 21 // 22 // 23 // 24 // 25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
(a) Cardboard worn and nicked with use; discoloured with age; (b) light wear; (c) creased in places; tabs bent; (d) bent slightly; (e) some cracks in tube, non-vital to structural integrity; (f) no visible problems.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Corporate Web site; New England Journal of Medicine, Mar. 6, 1980, pp. 551-4; CD #2.
Research Facts
Linked to endometrial cancer in studies in late 1970, 1980; Oracon used as example of estrogenic birth control.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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oral contraceptive box

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Dates
1962
circa 1962
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003005002 a-b
Description
Oral contraceptive in rectangular cardboard box (a) with closed lid; printed calendar on side; hole cut in lid to allow dispensation of pill strips; contains rolled tape of plastic and metal foil packing (b); each pill square separated by serration for easy detachability; pill is contained by blist…
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Accession Number
003005002 a-b
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Oral contraceptive in rectangular cardboard box (a) with closed lid; printed calendar on side; hole cut in lid to allow dispensation of pill strips; contains rolled tape of plastic and metal foil packing (b); each pill square separated by serration for easy detachability; pill is contained by blister-style packaging.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
b - pill tape - Size: Length 39.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Owned by Mrs. Linda Timlin of Janssen Ortho, Kingston, Ont.
Maker
Syntex
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Date Remarks
Approval to sell ortho-novum received.
Material
paper: cream, black
plastic: clear
pills: white
foil: grey, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "ÉCHANTILLON MÉDICAL // NE DOIT PAS ÉTRE VENDU // PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE // NOT TO BE SOLD"; printed right: "For your personal rec- // ord, mark the calendar // 1 thorugh 20, beginning // with the day first tablet // is taken. Each number // and day you chart will // then correspond to tab- // let number on dis- // penser strip."; printed left: the calendar instructions in French; printed on the back: "S M T W T F S // D L M M J V S"; (b) printed, pill tablet front: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20"; printed, pill tablet back: "SYNTEX" on each; on pills 6 and 14: "SYNTEX // 1956045"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 14 oct 2016 – 31 Dec 2019
Condition Remarks
#1: Box bent and worn, especially at lid; tape maintains curl from storage; #2: Ink on exposed parts of tape has faded significantly while on exhibit
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site: history of oral contraceptives
Research Facts
Syntex was one of the first two companies to patent oral progesterone in the 1950s.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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oral contraceptive

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003005003
Description
Circular case, plastic and foil, containing blister-packed pills in a seven-pointed star configuration; in this case, one Friday and one Saturday pill are missing; outside of case is decorated by a circular floral pattern in the foil.
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Accession Number
003005003
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Circular case, plastic and foil, containing blister-packed pills in a seven-pointed star configuration; in this case, one Friday and one Saturday pill are missing; outside of case is decorated by a circular floral pattern in the foil.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Linda Timlin of Janssen-Ortho, Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
G. D. Searle & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Approval to sell Enovid received.
Material
plastic: cream, transparent
metal foil: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom: "G. D. SEARLE & CO."; text moulded into plastic inside lid: "Compack™ // 3 // THIS // SPACE // FOR RX [the X as part of the leg of the R] // LABEL"; embossed on gold foil on inside bottom rim: "SUNDAY // MONDAY // TUESDAY // WEDNESDAY // THURSDAY // FRIDAY // SATURDAY"; embossed on gold foil, backwards: "(L) 36197"; stamped on pills: "SEARLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit "Explosion67" at the Montreal History Centre L-2017-5; 15 May 2017 – 1 Nov 2019.
Length
9.3 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Depth
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
2 Sept 2016: Plastic faded to yellow cream all over from white after six years on exhibit; Bottom discoloured with age; two pills missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site: history of oral contraceptives
Research Facts
Syntex was one of the first two companies to patent oral progesterone in the 1950s.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition"; Montreal Science Centre, March 12, 2010 - September 2016.
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Ortho-Novum oral contraceptives

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Dates
1971
circa 1971
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003006009
Description
Ortho-Novum 5mg oral birth control package, which consists of a shield-like, plastic plate, with flat top and bottom, and rounded sides; front has triptych paper label, each octagonal section folding in on itself; on back is a plastic pill holder with individual circular indentations for each pill;…
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Accession Number
003006009
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Ortho-Novum 5mg oral birth control package, which consists of a shield-like, plastic plate, with flat top and bottom, and rounded sides; front has triptych paper label, each octagonal section folding in on itself; on back is a plastic pill holder with individual circular indentations for each pill; plastic cover rotates clockwise, allowing for pill dispensation; in the middle is the embossed Ortho logo, a shield bearing a caduceus and the company name; clockwise arrow embossed on plastic rotating cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Duplicates from the collection of the History of Contraception Museum at Janssen-Ortho Inc.
Maker
Ortho Pharmaceutical (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Don Mills
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1971
circa 1971
Date Remarks
Copyright date of 1971 listed on the printed information
Material
plastic: clear, blue
paper: cream, green, blue
pills: white
Inscriptions
Embossed on plastic case, "Ortho"; printed on pill case, clockwise from top: "TUE // MAR // WED // MER // THU // JEU // FRI // VEN // SAT // SAM // SUN // DIM // MON // LUN // TUE // MAR // WED // MER // THU // JEU // FRI // VEN // SAT // SAM // SUN // DIM // MON // LUN // TUE // MAR // WED // MER // THU // JEU // FRI // VEN // SAT // SAM // SUN // DIM // MON // LUN"; each tablet has, "Ortho // 5" stamped into it; printed on label front: "5 mg // Dialpak* 21's // Tablet Dispenser // Each tablet contains: 5 mg norethindrone (17 a [the Greek letter alpha]-eth- // inyl-17-hydroxy-4-estren-3-one) and // 0.075 mg mestranol (ethinyl // estradiol 3-methyl ether) // "Detailed information on request" // P1 // Ortho-Novum* 5 mg // norethindrone with mestranol // Ortho // INDICATIONS AND DOSAGE: Con- // ception Control, Menstrual irregu- // larities: One tablet daily as pre- // scribed . // Lactation Suppression: Six tablets // once a day for four days. // Both sides of each white // tablet are engraved "Ortho-5". // ORTHO PHARMACEUTICAL (CANADA) LTD., // Don Mills, Ontario. // *TRADEMARK"; cover is repeated in French on inside front flap; printed on left flap: required information listed in English and French; printed on inside left flap: instructions listed in English and French; the central panel of the printed information reads: "11-072-6 // Attach Rx Label Here // © ORTHO 1971 // MADE IN CANADA [printed vertically] // (L) 10K60 // FABRIQUÉ AU CANADA [printed horizontally] // Poser l'étiquette // de prescription ici"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The plastic shows little sign of wear; paper colour is fading; joins of triptych becoming fragile
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Petra Goodhead, communications coordinator, Janssen-Ortho Inc.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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