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Dates
1962
circa 1962
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 6.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: brown
metal: black; silver
paper: white; red; blue; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "1 POUND (12 Fl. Oz.) // IRRADOL-A // CONTAINING / HALIVER OIL, OTHER FISH // LIVER OILS AND IRRADIATED // ERGOSTEROL // COMBINED WITH // OTHER VITAMINS, IRON AND // MALT EXTRACT (NON-DIASTATIC) // 2.25 GAL // MEDICAMENTA VERA PD STANDARDIZED // Irradol–A–Reg. T.M. // Stock 22-67-55 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "L P112A – GA // FORMULA 1 GRAM 1 FL. OZ. // Vitamin A*440 I.U. 18000 I.U. // Vitamin D 68 I.U. // Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Hydrochloride) 0.1 mg. 4 mg. // Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 0.08 mg. 3.2 mg // Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) [illeg.] mg. 40 mg. // Iron and Ammonium Citrate, Green 1/10 gr. 4 gr. // In a palatable base containing Malt Extract. // *Derived from Halibut and other fish liver oils."; left side: "AVERAGE DAILY DOSE – 2 teaspoonfuls. // May be taken during or after meals, either plain or mixed with // milk, orange juice or water. // Anchorglass"; bottom: "L – 223 // 3 4 // H"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Jar is sound; label slightly yellowed, some spots of discolouration; lid dusty, corroding slightly around edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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hydrogen peroxide

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Dates
1980
1986
circa 1980-1986
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
000001143 a-b
Description
(a) Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with screw top cap (b); paper label around 3/4 of the circumference; round orange sticker on front; bottle is 1/4 full of liquid.
Accession Number
000001143 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with screw top cap (b); paper label around 3/4 of the circumference; round orange sticker on front; bottle is 1/4 full of liquid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Diam. 7.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1980
1986
circa 1980-1986
Date Remarks
Expiry date is on label 1986
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: white; red; black; orange
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "DIN 155632 // Hydrogen Peroxide // Topical Solution U.S.P. // 3% H2O2 – 10 Volume/ // H2O2 à 3% – 10 Volumes // First Aid Antiseptic/ // Antiseptique pour les premiers soins // 500 ml // 2 // PARKE-DAVIS"; right side: "(L) 23123 // EXP. MR 1986 // 269H881 26928 // For treatment of minor cuts and abrasions, apply locally to affected // area. Dilute with water before use on face, tender skin or mucous membranes. For gargle, dilute with three parts water. // Caution – In case of deep or puncture wounds or serious burns, // consult a physician. If redness, irritation, swelling or pain persists or // increases or if infection occurs, discontinue use and consult // physician. // PARKE-DAVIS Canada Inc., Scarborough, Ontario"; right side: identical directions in French; bottom; "500 // 18 // 6234"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty; label yellowed, water-stained, and wrinkled; small (1 mm) hole on left side; cap secure
Copy Type
Original
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to …
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Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a pointed piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Hartford
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA // HARTFORD CONN. U. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
There are very tiny chips at the top of the middle section; all screw on / off sections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
A photograph (b & w) has been taken; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches…
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Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a rounded piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.8 cm. x Diam. 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
The outer finish on the lower part of the central section has minor damage; the screw threads on the attachment to the upper section of the central piece have been damaged; all screw on / offsections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company (The Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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A. B. S. & C. (Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara) Rx 1 Tablets

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Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023005
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylind…
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Accession Number
016023005
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Strychnine
Cascara
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; yellow and burgundy paper label with product information wrapped around entire bottle; cap has curved top, rolled bottom edge and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: brown
paper: yellow
ink: burgundy
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “[Illeg.] Jamieson // Clinic // [Illeg.] 00 100 // [Illeg.] . B. S. & C. Rx 1 // TABLETS // Dose: 1 to 2 tablets // [Illeg.] . E. JAMIESON & CO. LIMITED, // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WINDSOR, ONTARIO”; printed on back of label: “Each Tablet Contains: // Ext. Belladonna // Lv. 1/8 gr. // Strychnine 1/120 gr. // Contains per maximum // Dose: // ¼ Gr. Belladonna Lvs. // 1/60 Grain Strychnine. // No. 16578 The Pro- // prietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // To comply with the // Pharmacy Act of On- // tario, this bottle is // Labelled Poison.”; embossed on bottom: “D 4103 A”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Length
6.8 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion to cap, especially along top and bottom edges; large area of loss to top and bottom corner of front of label; small areas of loss on side of label; minor soiling to label, especially on proper left-side and back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Pilulae Aloini, Strychninae, et Belladonna (N. F.)—Pills of Aloin, Strychnine, and Belladonna.” King's American Dispensatory, 1898. Henriette’s Herbal Homepage, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“Federal Corporation Information - 047072-4.” Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
A. B. S. & C. stands for Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara; despite poisonous ingredients and the designation of poison on the label, these pills were often used to treat habitual constipation.
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited was the name of the company from 1944 until it became Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. in 1998.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, General
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001058 a-u
Description
Ampoule case with 19 ampoules; all ampoules are made of hollow cylindrical sealed glass with a flat round base and tapered to a small rounded top; all the ampoules have printed paper labels on the outside front; three ampoules (a-c) contain a clear liquid, adrenalin chloride solution; one ampoule (…
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Accession Number
997001058 a-u
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, General
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Obstetrics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Ampoule case with 19 ampoules; all ampoules are made of hollow cylindrical sealed glass with a flat round base and tapered to a small rounded top; all the ampoules have printed paper labels on the outside front; three ampoules (a-c) contain a clear liquid, adrenalin chloride solution; one ampoule (d) has a cotton cover with a loosely-woven netting on the outside; the ampoule inside is made of amber glass and contains amyl nitrite; three ampoules (e-g) contain a clear liquid, camphor in oil; two ampoules (h,i) contain a clear liquid, pitressin; two ampoules (j,k) contain a clear liquid, pituitrin; one ampoule (l) contains a clear liquid, synkamin; two ampoules of amber glass (m,n) contain a liquid, ergot aseptic; two ampoules (o,p) contain a light yellow liquid, theelin in oil; three ampoules (q-s) contain a clear liquid, caffeine and sodium benzoate; all the ampoules are made of clear glass unless otherwise stated; the case also contains (t) a serrated blade; this is made of a flat narrow piece of metal with rounded ends, a straight top and a straight finely-serrated bottom edge; all of the above pieces are stored in (u) a leather ampoule case; the case consists of two joined halves, each of which has 12 turquoise felt-lined inner sections (for holding the ampoules); the two halves join together with a leather flap and two metal snaps
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - Adrenalin Chloride solution ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - Adrenalin Chloride solution ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - Adrenalin Chloride solution ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 x Diam. 1.0 cm
d -Amyl Nitrate ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - Camphor in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - Camphor in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - Camphor in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
h - Pitressin ampoule - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - Pitressin ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - Pituitrin ampoule - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - Pituitrin ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - Synkamin ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - Ergot Aseptic ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
n - Ergot Aseptic ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
o - Theelin in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
p - Theelin in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
q - Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate ampoule - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
r - Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate ampoule - Size: Length 5.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
s - Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate ampoule - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
t - ampoule blade - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
u - ampoule case (closed) - Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F. J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's University Faculty of Medicine collection.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co. Ltd.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver; grey
glass: clear; amber
leather: black
paper: off-white
fabric: off-white; turquoise
Inscriptions
(a-c) The labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 88 // ADRENALIN CHLORIDE // SOLUTION // 1:1000 // C772596 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (d) the label reads "AMPOULE No. 50 // AMYL NITRITE // 5 Minims C768660 // Parke, Davis & Co. Ltd."; (e-g) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 4 // CAMPHOR IN OIL // Containing Camphor, // 0.2 Gm, (3gr.) // C769580 // P.D. & Co. Ltd."; (h,i) the labels on these ampoules read " 1 c.c. Size No. 161 // PITRESSIN // (Beta-Hypophamine) // Chlorbutol, 0.5% // C771287 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (j,k) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 16 // PITUITRIN // Pituitary Extract // (Posterior Lobe) // 10 Inter. units per c.c. // C771024 (N.B. for k-c 772174) // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (l) the label on this ampoule reads "1 c.c. Size No. 199 // Sunkamin, 1 mgm. // 1 c.c. contains 1 mgm. of // 4-amino-2-methyl-1-naph- // thol // (as the hydrochloride.) // C772349 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (m,n) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 29 // ERGOT ASEPTIC // Chlorbutol, 0.5% // C771873 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (o,p) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 179 // THEELIN IN OIL // (OESTRONE) // Each 1 c.c. contains: // 0.2 mgm. // C770563 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (q,s) the labels on these ampoules read "2 c.c. Size No. 3 // Caffeine and // Sodium Benzoate // 0.5 Gm. (7 1/2 gr.) // C769541 // Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
The complete case and contents arrived dusty; all of the ampoules (except for two broken Amyl Nitrite ampoules which were discarded) are complete and undamaged; all labels are fully legible; the leather case is complete and shows only minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Previous number #67; Somewhat similar to 6H-302 in "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J. F. Hartz Company Limited, 1960, p. 192; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; this ampoule case originally came in obstetrical physicians' bag 997.001.759
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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
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
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
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Pain -- drug therapy
Homeopathy
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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Essence of Jamaica Ginger

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002016 a-b
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) of Jamaica ginger with sloped shoulders; tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; cream paper lists the product's name, directions for use in English and French, the manufacturer's name and address; rectangular tan pa…
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Accession Number
014002016 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) of Jamaica ginger with sloped shoulders; tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; cream paper lists the product's name, directions for use in English and French, the manufacturer's name and address; rectangular tan paper cardboard box (b) covered in tan paper lists the product's ingredients, directions for use, an explanation of the product's benefits.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Frasier, Thornton & Co., Limited
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: “DR. STANLEY’S // “DOUBLE // STRENGTH’ // Essence of // Jamaica // ginger // Contains the active con - // stituents of genuine ginger // root with other aromatics. // It instantly relieves all in - // ternal pains. // Sole Proprietors // FRASIER, // THORNTON & CO., // LIMITED // COOKSHIRE // QUEBEC, CANADA // Each fluid ounce contains 164 Grains Alcohol, 55 Grains Jamaica Ginger Root, 3.3 Grains Capsicum // DIRECTIONS // For Cramps, Colic, Cholera-Morbus, and all internal complaints, take one teaspoonful in a glass of hot // water well sweetened, every half hour until relieved. As a gentle stimulant and tonic in Dyspepsia and // Indigestion, one teaspoonful in a glass of hot water sweetened, three times a day.”; bottle label: "Dr. Stanley's // Double Strength // Essence of // Jamaica Ginger // DIRECTIONS - For // Cramps, Colic, Chlo- // era-Morbus, and all // internal pains take // one teaspoonful in a // glass of hot water // well sweetened, every // half hour until re- // lieved.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box paper has yellowed, brittle, shows minor wear and surface grime with minor stain, missing top portion of paper cover
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Ginger is an all-around herb and a warming herb that has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, boost your immunities, and even help to relieve coughs and sore throats.
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Humphrey's Homeopathic No. 33 for spasms and convulsions

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
014002037
Description
Rectangular transparent glass bottle of Humphrey's Homeopathic No. 33 with sloped shoulders and a silver metallic screw cap closure; full of spherical cream-colored pellets; cream paper manufacturer's label has manufacturer's name, address, logo and proprietay legal information, ingredients and dir…
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Accession Number
014002037
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
Spasm -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent glass bottle of Humphrey's Homeopathic No. 33 with sloped shoulders and a silver metallic screw cap closure; full of spherical cream-colored pellets; cream paper manufacturer's label has manufacturer's name, address, logo and proprietay legal information, ingredients and directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Humphrey's Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black, red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed: "HUMPHREYS’ // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 33 // REG U. S. PAT. OFF. // SPASMS & CONVULSIONS // F. Humphreys M. D. // HUMPHREYS’ HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // NEW YORK // Average Contents 793 Pellets Printed & Made in U.S.A. // Oenanthe Crocata - Ignatia Amara - // Calcarea Carbonica - Hyoscyamus Niger - // Dose, Adults 6, Children 3 Pellets every 2 hours"; Embossed on bottle's back: " DR. // HUMPHREYS' // NEW YORK"; Embossed on cap: "Humphreys' New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly yellowed and has very minor frays and light brown discoloration near bottom right-hand side
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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Extract of Jamaica Ginger

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Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and…
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Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and German; rectangular red one piece cardboard box (b) printed with product information in English and French; paper folded leaflet (c) advertising another product produced by the same manufacturer in English, French, and Spanish lists product's benefits, uses and ingredients.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 18 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor; IY-1-28 on label = possibly 1928
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, red
ink: green, black, red
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "NATIONAL // NADRUCO //COMPOUND // EXTRACT OF // JAMAICA // GINGER // A // GRATEFUL WARM - // ING STIMULANT // CARMINATIVE // AND TONIC FOR // DYSPEPSIA // FLATULENCE // COLIC // CHOLERA MORBUS // SUMMER // COMPLAINT // NAUSEA, ETC. // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA LIMITED // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM // CONTENTS 1 1/4 OUNCES // MANUFACTURED IN MONTREAL”; Handwritten on box in black crayon: "25"; in red marker on box's base: "B 169"; printed on bottle label: "NADRUCO // EXTRACT // JAMAICA // GINGER // (COMPOUND) // FOR DYSPEPSIA, COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT, // FLATULENCE, // ETC. // DOSE // FOR AN ADULT, FROM HALF // TO ONE TEASPOONFUL IN // SWEETENED OF PLAIN WAT- // ER EVERY THREE OR FOUR // HOURS // CHILDREN IN PROPORTION // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM - 1 1/4 OZS // NATIONAL DRUG & // CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA // LIMITED // IY-1-28"; printed on leaflet: "COD LIVER OIL PREPARATION // This is a palatable preparation of oil without the // disagreeable, fatty acids, combined with // Wine, Extract of Malt, Wild Cherry bark and Hypophosphites of // Lime, Manganese, Quinine, Strychnine, Iron, Etc. // National Drug Co. of Canada”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Approximately half of cork is missing; box's show minor wear along edges, surface grime and minor stains, of box ink colors are faded and abraded along edges; leaflet paper is yellowed, brittle, edges are frayed and have many minor tears
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
Ginger is an all-around herb and a warming herb that has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, boost your immunities, and even help to relieve coughs and sore throats.
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