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Maybury's Indian Ointment

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
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Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Diam. 5.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Frank J. Smith & Son
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Maybury's // Indian Ointment // A valuable remedy for // croup, quincy, Bronchitis // Diphtheria // Cold on // chest & stiff joints swollen or painful // limbs, chilblains, frozen bottom of box // Distributed by // J.P. Rawley & Co. // 853 Broadway // New York City // Limbs, Chapped // hands or lips, inflamed eyelids, bleeding and // Internal piles ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
#1: Bottom worn and scratched; white substance stuck on lid
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Bi-Sulph. Mercury

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001165
Description
Large clear glass cylindrical bottle; wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents in bottle; two paper labels on one side of bottle
Accession Number
996001165
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury Compounds
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large clear glass cylindrical bottle; wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents in
bottle; two paper labels on one side of bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA,
in Oct. 1993
Maker
McClure, Walker & Gibson
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Bi-sulph. Mercury // McClure, Walker & Gibson // Wholesale Druggists // Albany, N.Y. 15 &
17 Norton St.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Diam. 5.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper labels discoloured and slightly brittled
Copy Type
Original
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Phillips' Milk of Magnesia

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001277 a-c
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal…
Accession Number
996001277 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal screw on lid for (a), painted white; (c) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom to open and close; made to house (a); lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
c - box
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993.
Maker
Sterling Drug Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: cobalt
paper: off-white
metal: white; off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "MINT FLAVOURED // GENUINE // PHILLIPS' // TRADE MARK, REG. // MILK OF MAGNESIA // TABLETS // U.S.P. // FAST RELIEF FROM // UPSET STOMACH // INDIGESTION // HEARTBURN // 100 TABLETS // STERLING DRUG LTD. // AURORA, ONTARIO // THE NAME PHILLIPS', THE DESIGN AND SIGNATURE // ARE REGISTERED AS TRADEMARKS IN CANADA" (front); back label lists DIRECTIONS on using milk of magnesia as an antacid and mild laxative - in English and French; cardboard box lists the same information; bottle bottom has embossed number 3701 1 9 and a diamond in the centre
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 11.4 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
b - lid - Length 1.0 cm. x Diam. 3.1 cm.
c - box - Length 11.8 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; paper labels on bottle (back) show some staining, but are clearly visible; (b) metal lid shows no corrosion or wear; (c) top flap of box is missing; the box itself shows minor staining and some wear, but all writing is clearly visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Research Facts
For use as an antacid and a mild laxative
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greeting card postcard

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Greeting Card
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Greeting Card
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001471
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing; chromolithograph.
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Accession Number
996001471
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Greeting Card
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Greeting Card
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Wit and Humor -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing; chromolithograph.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
MWM
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Postmark reads July 28, 1945
Material
paper: black; red; pink; blue; green; white; orange; yellow; cobalt
Inscriptions
Front inscription: "Nothing's wrong with me, a // letter from you won't // cure!"; back reads, Dear Dalla: // How are you // my dear? Hope // [?] alluishus is coming // along all right. We // are having a wonderful // time here. No flies or // mosquitoes. It's been // sprayed with D.D.T. // all along. // Love // Madelene // Mrs. Herbert [?] Carswell // 1966 Whitney Avenue // Niagara Falls, NY // Post card // MWM Color-Litho "Bursheen" Finished, Made Only By MWM - Aurora, Mo."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.7 cm. x Width: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bends across middle; two separate bends, one starting on left side, bend mark along top; small bend at top right corner; two post marks on back
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup [advertising product coupon]

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Dates
1906
1910
circa 1906-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001544
Description
Paper advertisement product coupon for Dr. J. O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup; front" top third has a 10 cent coupon, midthird has a facsimile of J. O. Lambert, bottom third has address; back has descriptions & testimonials to Dr. J. O. Lambert's Kidney & Bladder Pills, inside the same for several othe…
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Accession Number
996001544
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper advertisement product coupon for Dr. J. O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup; front" top third has a 10 cent coupon, midthird has a facsimile of J. O. Lambert, bottom third has address; back has descriptions & testimonials to Dr. J. O. Lambert's Kidney & Bladder Pills, inside the same for several other products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Medical Co.
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
1910
circa 1906-1910
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
"10 CENT COUPON // Good for a 10 cent bottle of Dr. J.O. // Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup, at // GUARANTEED UNDER THE PURE FOOD AND DRUGS ACT, // JUNE 20, 1906. // Beware of imitations. See that Dr. Lambert's Photograph and Signature are on each // wrapper. J.O. // L // A // M // B // E // R // T // M.D. // Dr. J.O. LAMBERT // LABORATORY // MEDICAL CO. // P.O. Box 578 // ALBANY, N.Y."; inside & back testimonials for various products
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.1 cm. x Width: 15.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Sun/age discoloured, especially around the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Also made Kidney & Bladder Pills, Soothing Syrup, Headache Wafers, Improved Digestive Tablets
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001871
Description
Thick paper blotter; front: right has ad for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; left has facsimile of a painting of two men camping our and a bear approaching them; back: pink blotting paper with ink marks and stamp outlines.
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Accession Number
996001871
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Commerce
Advertising
Veterinary Drugs
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Thick paper blotter; front: right has ad for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; left has facsimile of a painting of two men camping our and a bear approaching them; back: pink blotting paper with ink marks and stamp outlines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Alexandria Bay
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: black; pink; yellow; orange; blue
Inscriptions
"NEW GRAIN CAUSES // COLIC AND INDIGESTION // GIVE // DR. BELL'S // VETERINARY // MEDICAL WONDER // Two to four doses are generally sufficient. // "YOUR DRUGGIST HAS IT" THE BELL WONDER MEDICINE CO. // INCORPORATED // ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. // 197 A WELCOME GUEST // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; left edge back is stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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nursing certificate and recruitment notices

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Dates
1953
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses…
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Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses to join the American Nurses' Association and is printed on yellow paper; the second recruitment notice (c) urges nurses to receive training on what to do in the event of an atomic disaster and is printed on orange paper; the envelope is white.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - certificate - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm
b - recruitment notice - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 8.2
c - recruitment notice - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.3 cm
d - envelope - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 8.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired by Cora Burnside when she worked as a nurse in New York.
Maker
The University of the State of New York
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1953
Date Remarks
The certificate was issued on September 1st, 1953.
Material
paper: white, pink, orange ,yellow
Inscriptions
"THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK // THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT // DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION // 23 SOUTH PEARL STREET // ALBANY 7, N.Y. // RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" printed on the envelope; for additional marks, see attached photocopy.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; see attached photocopy; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996; the recruitment notices were sent out with the certificate to urge nurses to join various programs.
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Lysol Brand Disinfectant

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Dates
1967
1985
circa 1960-1985
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Pharmacy, General
Home Health
Treatment, General
Accession Number
015011004 a-b
Description
Rectangular box (a) for Lysol Brand Disinfectant; the two largest sides of the box are printed to look like the brown bottle with a yellow cap and inverted triangle label which sits inside the box; the smaller sides of the box are yellow, and the directions for use are printed on them in French on …
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Accession Number
015011004 a-b
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Pharmacy, General
Home Health
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Disinfectant
Disinfection
First Aid
Home Health
Hygiene
Description
Rectangular box (a) for Lysol Brand Disinfectant; the two largest sides of the box are printed to look like the brown bottle with a yellow cap and inverted triangle label which sits inside the box; the smaller sides of the box are yellow, and the directions for use are printed on them in French on one side and English on the other; the top and bottom of the box are red, and the top contains the product name printed in white, as well as residue from a sticker and the number 89; the bottle (b) is nearly full of a liquid and is brown glass with a yellow metal screw cap; the glass is almost flat on the two largest sides, and contains small decorative ridges in the glass; the smaller sides of the bottle are more rounded and the bottle tapers inward so that it is thinner in the middle than at the top and bottom; the bottom of the bottle contains three raised symbols; the bottle's label is an inverted triangle, printed in French on one side of the bottle and in English on the other; the label contains the product name, its purpose, usage directions, amount, warnings, and manufacturing information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Length 5.4 cm X Width 2.9 cm X Height 11.4 cm
b - bottle - Length 4.9 cm X Width 2.5 cm X Height 11.2 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Drug Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1985
circa 1960-1985
Date Remarks
Date based on advertisement on December 17, 1975 in The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Page 32, and when Sterling Drugs acquired Lysol.
Material
paper: tan
glass: brown
ink: red, white, black, yellow
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box (a): "Lysol* // BRAND // DISINFECTANT // KILLS GERMS // DEODORIZES // PREVENTS MOULD & MILDEW // DEEP CLEANS // Walls · Floors · Kitchens // · Sickrooms · Baby's room // · Porcelain · Linoleum // · Bathrooms · Woodwork // · Floor tiles · Refuse // pails · Diaper pails // 2 OUNCES // CONCENTRATED // MAKES // MORE THAN // 1 // GALLON // OF CLEANING // SOLUTION // *TRADE MARK REG."; printed on side of box: "Lysol // TRADE MARK REG. // BRAND // DISINFECTANT // DESTROYS DISEASE // GERMS AND ODOUR- // CAUSING BACTERIA // DIRECTIONS // HOME DISINFECTION — Toi- // lets, Floors, Walls, etc. Add // 3 tablespoonfuls to each // gallon of water. // DIAPERS — Soak diapers in // solution of 3 tablespoonfuls // to each gallon of water. // FIRST AID — Cuts, scratches // — Add 1 teaspoonful to 1 // cup of water and apply. // PHENOL COEFFICIENT 5 // CONTAINS PHENOL .015% // Distributed by // Sterling Products // Division of Sterling Drug Ltd., Aurora, Ont. // C82B"; printed on label of bottle: "L46B // Lysol* // BRAND // DISINFECTANT // KILLS GERMS // DEODORIZES // PREVENTS MOULD & MILDEW // *Trade Mark Reg. // DIRECTIONS // HOME DISINFECTION- Toilets, Floors, Walls, etc. // Add 3 tablespoonfuls to each gallon of water. // DIAPERS- Soak diapers in solution of 3 table- // spoonfuls to each gallon of water. // FIRST AID- Cuts, scratches- Add 1 teaspoonful // to 1 cup of water and apply. // PHENOL COEFFIECIENT 5 // CONTAINS PHENOL .015% // Distributed by // Sterling Products // Division of Sterling Drug Ltd. // Aurora, Ont. // 2 FLUID OUNCES // NEVER USE UNDILUTED // CONCENTRATED // MAKES MORE THAN // 1 GALLON // OF CLEANING // SOLUTION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row D
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor sticker residue and scratching on top of box; minor scratching and liquid damage on bottom of box.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, newspapers
Reference Comments
Advertisement on December 17, 1975 in The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Page 32: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/77091686/.
https://timeline.com/sexist-history-douching-bcc39f3d216c
https://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/03/when-women-used-lysol-birth-control/
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21724/21724-h/21724-h.htm
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11644980
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lysols-vintage-ads-subtly-pushed-women-to-use-its-disinfectant-as-birth-control-218734/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/albums/834100/with/37387729/
http://magic.msu.edu/search~S39?/cHQ766%20.S32%201917%20Online/chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online/-3,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online&1,1,
https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/a-brief-history-of-vaginal-douching-and-women-cleaning-themselves-with-disinfectants/
https://www.encyclopedia.com/books/politics-and-business-magazines/sterling-drug-inc
"Fight Spanish Influenza With Daily Disinfection" (advertisement). The New York Times. 30 October 1918, p. 9. (Accessed via ProQuest, New York Times (1857–Current file), Document ID 97039401)
Research Facts
Beginning in the early 20th century, women would often use Lysol, a household disinfectant, as a douche. Lysol advertised this purpose, claiming that it would guard against odors (believed to be a euphemism for birth control).
Before 1911, there were a reported 193 poisonings and five deaths from Lysol douching, and women often complained of burning and blisters. In 1952, Lysol's formula was changed from cresol to become a quarter as toxic as before. The Lysol used in homes today is not the same as the one historically used for douching, and is no longer owned by the same company.
Advertisements for Lysol as a feminine hygiene product often targeted women's insecurities about their bodies and caused them to feel badly about them and feel the need to use a douche to remain clean and fresh. Lines used in different 20th century Lysol advertisements include: "Often a wife fails to realize that doubts due to one intimate neglect shut her out from happy married love", "Day after heartbreaking day I was held in [...] a web spun by my husband's indifference. [...] Was the fault mine?", "No woman who has a normal foundation of good health can be forgiven for failing to "stay young with her husband.""
Lysol was advertised in 1918 as a way to fight the Spanish Flu Pandemic; it was recommended that everything in contact with flu patients, including their rooms, be cleaned with Lysol to prevent the spread of the disease.
Lysol contains phenol, another term for carbolic acid, an early disinfectant employed by Joseph Lister.
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Instantine-Plus analgesic tablets with codeine

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
010020250
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of …
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Accession Number
010020250
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of lid; tin contains two white tablets, three crystallized pink tablets, six brown crystallized tablets
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Bayer Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Based on packaging
Material
metal: silver
enamel: black, red, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "N // Instantine-Plus // WITH CODEINE // TRADE MARKS REG. // FAST PROLONGED RELIEF FROM PAIN // 12 TABLETS // PRESS HERE"; printed inside lid: "INDICATIONS: Headache, colds, feverish conditions, neuralgia, // and rheumatic pains. Follow directions on bottom of tin. // A BAYER // PRODUCT // Instantine-Plus // UN PRODUIT // BAYER // MARQUE DEPOSEE // SOULAGEMENT RAPIDE ET PROLONGE DE LA DOULEUR CAUSEE PAR // Les maux de tete, rhumes, etats febriles, nevralgies, et douleurs // rhumatismales. Suivez le mode d'emploi sur le fond de la boite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel faded on tin, especially around edges; tablets are brown and crystallized
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #10
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
Images
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