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oil of rosemary

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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, Gynaecology
Accession Number
1980.18.2
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-half full of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Gynecology
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
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-half 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; brown stained
paper: white
ink: black
oil: brown
Inscriptions
On paper label: "OL. ROSMAR."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
United States Pharmacopoeia, Eleventh Decennial Revision;
Research Facts
Oil of rosemary is the volatile oil distilled with steam from the fresh flowering tops of Rosmarinus officinalis Linné (Fam. Labiatae); colourless or pale yellow liquid having the characteristic odour of rosemary and a warm camphoraceous taste.
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water-pepper herb

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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001049
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top, front and back.
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Accession Number
000001049
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Diuretics
Menstruation -- inducing agents -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top, front and back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "WATER-PEPPER // HERB // Polygonum Punctatum Ell. // C134501 [stamped] // No. 283 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - P. ACRE H.B.K., Smart // weed, Hydropiper, Eng.; Gerflecter // Knöterich, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The herb. // FAMILY - Polygonaceæ. // HABITAT - United States"; back: "PROPERTIES - Stimulant, diuretic // and emmenagogue. Has been recom- // mended in amenorrhea, dropsy, and // suppressed menstruation. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of // an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row B
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label yellowed; dark stain on label; insect exit holes on back and bottom; plastic still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
Personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; "Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," Jack Willson, part 1, page 4.
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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