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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
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Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Abortion, Induced
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Job Moses, Sir J. Clarke
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan, brown
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “JOB MOSES, // SIR J. CLARKE'S // FEMALE // PILLS”; embossed on sides: "JOB // MOSES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed shows minor wear, surface with grime and stains; paper stopper is brittle and frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOB-MOSES-1870-EARLY-ABORTION-PILL-BOTTLE-SIR-JAMES-CLARKES-FEMALE-PILLS-/251793323718
Research Facts
This bottle would have contained the Great English Remedy Sir James Clarke's Celebrated Female Pills or used as an early abortion pill. It was the 19th century way of having an abortion in the privacy of your own home. The bottle actually came with a pamphlet warning the pills "should not be taken during the first three months of pregnancy, as they are sure to bring on miscarriage". This basically told females, this will give you a miscarriage to get rid of your baby during the first three months. It's main active ingredient was Oil of Savin which was used for a long time to procure an abortion. It was also advertised "To married ladies the medicine is peculiarly suited. It will in a short time bring on the Monthly Period with great regularity." It was noted as early as 1857 that this was an "abortion pill" and many deaths to the women were attributed to it. There were also many court cases as well. The disclaimer "not to be taken during the first three months" was said to protect the proprietor from any wrongdoing. The proprietor used Job Moses as a agent in the United States and said his labels would be affixed to a bottle that read JOB MOSES.
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Clark's blunt hook and crochet

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001178
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends…
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Accession Number
997001178
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Abortion, Induced
MM= Delivery -- hook -- blunt
MM= Delivery -- hook -- crochet
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends with a blunted point; both hooks curve to the same side of the central handle, which also curves very slightly in that direction; there are two rectangular ebony grip insets at opposite sides in the centre of the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
I. Stevens & Son
Material
metal: silver
wood wood: black
Inscriptions
The blunt hook end has the words, "I. STEVENS & SON" stamped into the metal on one side, just beside the ebony inset
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.2 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and no staining or corrosion are visible; the ebony insets are complete; one side has a small crack in the wood; the blunt hook end arrived with a tag attached with masking tape -- both were removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photograph
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #271; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5024 (similar to item E/-1061) (see attached photocopy); photograph (attached); CD #5
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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