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Dates
1750
1850
circa 1750-1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1930.8.1 a-b
Description
Large green carboy; conical neck banded at opening to provide strength and a groove for stringing; rectangular, uncoloured ground glass stopper bearing no pontil marks on bottom; partial temporary label affixed across middle of bottle.
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Accession Number
1930.8.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- carboy
Description
Large green carboy; conical neck banded at opening to provide strength and a groove for stringing; rectangular, uncoloured ground glass stopper bearing no pontil marks on bottom; partial temporary label affixed across middle of bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
carboy - Size: Length 32.4 cm x Diam. 27.0 cm
stopper
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mr. W.H. Warden through Dr. J.T. Fotheringham
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1750
1850
circa 1750-1850
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 18c.-early 19c."
Material
glass: green; uncoloured
Inscriptions
On temporary label: "R: GUAIAC: C:"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Niagara Apothecary Pharmacy jar"
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Dates
1833
1860
circa 1830-1860
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1954.3.1 a-ao
Description
Rectangular wooden family medicine chest with brass handle that fits into handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; front part of chest is in two pieces; each piece is connected to the main body of the chest by hinges along the side; these pieces swing outwa…
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Accession Number
1954.3.1 a-ao
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
Rectangular wooden family medicine chest with brass handle that fits into handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; front part of chest is in two pieces; each piece is connected to the main body of the chest by hinges along the side; these pieces swing outwards to form side wings of the chest; each wing contains six compartments for storing medicine bottles; the main body of the chest has four compartments that are on top of two drawers; each drawer has a number of compartments, but the bottom one contains compartments for three small bottles of chemicals and two jars of ointment; the bottles are all rectangular (although of different sizes) and each has a paper label affixed to one side indicating the contents; accompanying the medicine chest is a small paperback book entitled, "Companion to the Medicine Chest with Plain Rules for Taking the Medicines in the Cure of Diseases." that is catalogued separately as 1954.3.2.
Number Of Parts
41
Part Names
b - bottle with stopper - Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
c-d - bottle, no glass stopper - Length 9.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
e-h - large bottle - Length 10.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
i-j - bottle with stopper - Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
k - small bottle - Length 4.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
l - bottle with stopper - Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
m - bottle, no glass stopper - Length 9.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
n-o - small bottle - Length 4.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
p-s - missing
t-u - bottle, no glass stopper - Length 9.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
v-w - small jar - Depth 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.1 cm
x - measuring beaker - Length 7.5 cm
y - lancet - Length 5.7 cm
z - lancet - Length 5.4 cm
aa - bottom part of sheath for (y) and (z) - Length 5.8 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
ab - top part of sheath for (y) and (z) – Length 3.3 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
ac- ad - larger drawer - Length 6.9 cm x Width 10.2 cm x Depth 19.8 cm
ae - missing
af - medicine chest (opened) - Length 26.6 cm x Width 18.3 cm x Depth 44.3 cm
ag - ai - glass stopper - Length 2.5 cm
aj - glass stopper - Length 1.9 cm
ak - glass stopper - Length 2.5 cm
al - glass stopper - Length 2.3 cm
am - glass stopper - Length 2.2 cm
an - glass stopper - Length 2.8 cm
ao - glass stopper - Length 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mrs. R. S. Waldie through Dr. G. F. Boyer; brought from Scotland to Canada in 1838 by George Malloch, Barrister, later judge of the Leeds and Grenville County Courts, Canada.
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1833
1860
circa 1830-1860
Date Remarks
Brought from Scotland by George Malloch in 1838
Material
wood: brown
glass: transparent
metal: silver, yellow
fabric: red; cream
paper: cream
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Several of the bottles are broken or cracked, such as (c) and (h); several items missing (p,q,r,s, and ae).
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Note that (p,q,r,s and ae) have been assigned letters but are missing. Booklet (a) is catalogued separatly as 1954.3.2
Exhibit History
On Exhibit “Stubborn Illness: Macdonald Family” at the Museum of Health Care 11 June, 2015
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dispensing scales

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Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
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Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
e - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
f - bar - Size: Length 18.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm
g - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - weight - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
l - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
m - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm
n - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm
o - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm
p - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm
q - weight - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
r - weight - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm
s - weight - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
t - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm
u - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
v - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 0.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W & T Avery
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
metal: silver; yellowish
fabric: green
fabric: maroon
wood: brown
Inscriptions
A label on the underside of the lid reads: "W & T AVERY // Manufacturers of all kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines: // Screw Plates, Die Stocks &c. &c. // DIGBETH // BIRMINGHAM"; four of the weights (c,r,s,t) have a picture of a lion on top of a crown stamped onto one side; above the lion/crown is stamped the word "STANDARD"; below the lion/crown is stamped: "W. & T. A."; on the opposite side is stamped the size of the weight, ranging from two drams to 1 1/2 scruples.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.1
Description
Rectangular wooden box medicine chest covered in tan leather with a decorative brass lock, black metal bands arounds all edges attached with domed nails and decorative hinged brass handle; hinged base to lid; rectangular shaped lock made by Eagle Lock company, lock stamped with logo of eagle; naroo…
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Accession Number
1969.24.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular wooden box medicine chest covered in tan leather with a decorative brass lock, black metal bands arounds all edges attached with domed nails and decorative hinged brass handle; hinged base to lid; rectangular shaped lock made by Eagle Lock company, lock stamped with logo of eagle; naroow cream fabric twill tape naile dto bottom and lid to create hinges; inside painted dark green coloured except for dividers are natural wood; decorative paper floral design applied to underside of lid; chest divided into three sections, rectangular compartments either side of one large centre compartment; large compartment divided into 30 compartments of equal size to store bottles; stenciled in black on front is owners name.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Material
leather: brown
metal: black, brass
wood: brown
paint: green
fabric: cream
paper: tan
Inscriptions
On front of the case: “H. E. Clarke”; engraved on the lock: “Eagle Lock Co.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
35.0 cm
Width
19.9 cm
Height
20.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#4 same, 2016; #3: Leather covering drying and chipping, 2004
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Internet
Reference Comments
BROUSE, The Hon. William Henry, M.D. Parliament of Canada. 25 November 2016.
Swainson, Donald. “Brouse, William Henry.” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol 11. 1982. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 25 November 2016
Research Facts
The original donor record suggests the chest was donated by the son of W. H. Brouse. Hon. William Henry Brouse, M.D. was born in Matilda, Upper Canada on June 15, 1824 and died in Ottawa on August 23, 1881.
He was a physician with his own practice along St. Lawrence river, 1848. who served on the Medical Council of Ontario (1866-1878) and as Chief Medical Officer of Toronto Life Assurance and Tontine Company. He was a former Mayor of Prescott, Ontario who went on to represent Grenville South as a Liberal in the House of Commons. Was the Surgeon for the 56th Battalion of Infantry. Fever hospital at Iroquois Point Canada West, 1847. Pr
Eventually, he was named as Senator for Prescott serving a total of eight years in federal service. However, it cannot be confirmed that he owned this particular item.
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ipecacuanha wine

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Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.3 a-b
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted edges, narrow paper label wraps over three sides with loose cork (b); paper label with black ink; embossed on one side with manufacturers name and logo; cork with remains of red wax; interior with brown residue.
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Accession Number
1969.24.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted edges, narrow paper label wraps over three sides with loose cork (b); paper label with black ink; embossed on one side with manufacturers name and logo; cork with remains of red wax; interior with brown residue.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
glass: translucent
paper: cream
ink: black
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "IPECACUANHA WINE. // R. A. WOOD CHEMIST // 230 YOUNGE STREET. TORONTO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
3.1 cm
Width
3.3 cm
Height
9.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior stained brown, label stained from product and age
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
McCord Museum http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M21681.25
Research Facts
Extract of Ipecacuanha mixed with wine was a Brazilian root soaked in water or alcohol to treat gastro-intestinal issues, bronchitis, pneumonia, and diarrhea for both adults and children. It was prepared by R. A. Wood, a chemist in Toronto on 230 Yonge Street. The bottle contains some powdered residue.
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Dr. Fowler's Wild Strawberry

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Dates
1845
1900
circa 1845-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.7
Description
Empty rectangular pale green pharmacy bottle with faceted sides, paper label on one side, embossed on two sides contains manufacturers name and cork stuck in opening; paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
1969.24.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Empty rectangular pale green pharmacy bottle with faceted sides, paper label on one side, embossed on two sides contains manufacturers name and cork stuck in opening; paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. A. Fowler
Dates
1845
1900
circa 1845-1900
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
ink: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. FOWLER'S // CONCENTRATED // EXTRACT OF // WILD STRAWBERRY // DIRECTIONS - For Di- // rrhoea, Dynestry, // Cholera Morbus and all // Summer Complaints. // In severe cases take a // teaspoonful every hour until the violence of // the disease has subsi - // ded. In ordinary cases // take a teaspoonful // every two or three // hours. Sea Sickness // take a teaspoonful // every half hour. Ir - // ritation of Stomach and Bowels, Canker of // Stomach and Mouth, // and Piles, take a tea - // spoonful five or six // times every day. // N. B. - SHake the bot - // tle before taking the // meedicine, so that all // sediment be mixed. // Children under 6 years // of age require half a // dose. - under 1 year 15 // drops."; embossed on sides: "EXTRACT // DR A. FOWLER_S // EXTRACT".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
2.9 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Height
12.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior stained with thick brown fluid; cork broken; paper with brown stains and aged
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Milburn’s Pocket Memorandum and Cash Book. Toronto: T. Milburn Co., 1909. https://archive.org/stream/milburnspocketme00tmil#page/n0/mode/2up
Research Facts
Dr. Fowler’s Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry was first manufactured in 1845, it was advertised as a cure for bowel complaints in children and adults selling for 35 cents. This product claims it has an ability to treat diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, summer complaints, cankers of the stomach and mouth, piles, and sea sickness.
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Dr. Beach's vegetable composition

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Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.262.1
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
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Accession Number
1969.262.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Material
glass: greenish
paper: yellow; black
cork: brown
wax: red
Inscriptions
On label: "DR. BEACH'S // Vegetable Composition // Prepared by C. S. HARRIS, Manchester, C.W. (Canada West) // A certain remedy for colds, coughs, sore throat, &c. Also, a preventative to the Chill Fever, Ague, and Summer complaints. // DIRECTIONS — For an adult, half a tea-spoonful of the powder, the same of sugar, put into a tea-cup, fill it half-full of boiling water; for a child, half the quantity; stir it well, when settled take as warm as possible three times a day before meals."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Red wax is brittle and breaking off; cork does not seal well
Copy Type
Original
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spirit lamp for opium pipe

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Dates
1852
1898
circa 1852-1898
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.315.1 a-b
Description
Dark grey tinged glossy finish over silver plated spherical hollow container (a) with weighted bottom has removable screw type lid (b) with cream cotton braided wick inserted into pipe; around circumference of bottom are five embossed floral designs applied to base; lid has fluted collar with ruffl…
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Accession Number
1969.315.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Narcotics
Opium
Description
Dark grey tinged glossy finish over silver plated spherical hollow container (a) with weighted bottom has removable screw type lid (b) with cream cotton braided wick inserted into pipe; around circumference of bottom are five embossed floral designs applied to base; lid has fluted collar with ruffled serrated edges; manufacturers mark on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base
b - lid
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
The Meriden Britannia Company
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1852
1898
circa 1852-1898
Material
metal: grey
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
On bottom, surrounding an illustration of weigh scales on a shield: "Meriden B. Company // 6L //USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - lamp - Length 6.0 cm
b - lid - Depth 2.5 cm x Diam. 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Lid with one side flat; minor surfacr rust inside lid; three dents on base; three spots where finish is missing
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Designed to heat an opium pipe and bowl to vaporize the opium so that it could be inhaled. Production lessened in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries because of opium eradication campaigns, and then stopped in China after the Communist Revolution in 1949. Production continued on a small scale in parts of Asia until the 1960s.
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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, wi…
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Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, without stoppers; (n) pestle; (o) graduated beaker; (p-q) jars with metal tops; (r) wooden tray with compartments; (s) drawer; (t) 5-grain weight; (u) 1/2-scruple weight; handle fits into a handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; both lengthwise face of chest is a drop-down panel connected to main body of chest by hinges at bottom; panels when fully extended create space to put bottles and implements; each panel has a lock mechanism; custom seven compartments hold bottles upright over drawer that can be opened from either side; tray dividers lift out; some bottles with minor amounts of contents.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - bottle
b-d - bottle
e-j - bottle
k-m - bottle
n - pestle
o - beaker
p-q - jar
r - tray
s - tray
t - weight
u - weight
v - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Springweiler & Co. Makers
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood
glass
metal
fabric
Inscriptions
Impressed on ledge of drawer, "Springweiler & Co. MAKERS, LONDON"; on bottles: "a) Sodae Bi-Carb; b) Spt. Camph; c) Spt. Aether Nit; d) Pulv. Jalap; e) Pulv. Ipecac; f) Tr. Acuniti P. B.; g) Pulv. Rhei; h) Tr.Hyosci; i) Quin. Sulph.; j) Pulv. crethes opium; k) Podophyllin; l) Hyd. w Cleta; m) Antim. Tart
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 10.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
b-d - bottle - Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
e-j - bottle - Length 11.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
k-m - bottle - Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
n - pestle - Length 6.3 cm
o - beaker - Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
p-q - jar - Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
r - tray - Length 14.9 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
s - tray - Length 21.2 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
t - weight
u - weight
v - case - Length 23.5 cm x Width 11.7 cm x Depth 22.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Several bottles are broken; velvet lining in some of the compartments and drawers are torn and worn; glass stoppers are stuck in a number of the bottles; no bottle in the drawer marked "calomel"; manufacturers' name on label inside front door has been obliterated; #3: minor nicks and scratches in surface of wooden case; inlay missing from keyhole; tope handle had signs of use but no corrosion; both doors open easily (need to be tied to stay shut); front inner door has remnants of a green paper label, worn, torn, but firmly affixed; two bottles missing from one side; bottle (h) broken, with the neck missing entirely; there was a chip in the bottom of bottle (g) and contents were exposed, 0.5 cm in diameter, and the label was torn; there is a crack in the neck of (i); there is a chip in the lip of (j), 3.6 cm x 0.7 cm; the handles of the lower tray were worn, but no corrosion; there was a crack along the bottom edge of one side of the tray, 6.2 cm long; the inner velvet lining was worn; there was no corrosion on the scale weights, or lower jar lids; one lower bottle (calomel) was missing; one label had fallen off some object and was at the bottom of the tray; no chips or cracks in the measuring glass; lid of bottle (p) very loose; stopper of (r) loose.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display in the "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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European dill seed oil

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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.1
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; about one-quarter full of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --bottle
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; about one-quarter full of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Material
glass: translucent; stained brownish
paper: white
ink: black
oil: brown
Inscriptions
Label on bottle has "OL. ANETHI"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Directions for use on label are legible; #2: cork is whole; no chips or cracks in the glass; labels are whole but stained and coming up slightly at the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
European dill seed oil; colourless or pale yellow oil obtained by distillation from dill; darkens with age; has a characteristic odour resembling that of caraway, and a sweet, pungent taste; for treatment of flatulence in infants.
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
Images
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