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Angier's emulsion

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Dates
1947
1955
circa 1947-1955
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.201
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
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Accession Number
1980.18.201
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Angier Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1947
1955
circa 1947-1955
Date Remarks
label has: "New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Material
paper: yellowish; black
glass: clear
metal
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "ANGIER'S // EMULSION // IMPROVED // for COUGHS // due to Colds"; instructions follow; "Manufactured by // Angier Chemical Company // Boston, Mass // Makers of Angier's Emulsion for over 60 years // New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x WIdth 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Accession Number
1980.18.284
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.284
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mellin's Food Co. of North America
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: aqua
metal: yellow
paper: yellow; brown
organic matter: dark brown; speckled yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids // Reg. in U.S. Pat. Off. // Originated by G. Mellin"; labelled on cap: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Adults"; embossed: "Mellin's Food"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: Label is torn in some places with losses; slight surface corrosion of metal lid.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mellin's Food Company was a maker of Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids in Boston, Massachusetts.
The company started when the English food chemist Gustav Mellin developed an infant formula in 1866. Mellin's formula was a simplified version of one which had been recently invented by the German chemist Justus von Liebig. It wasn't a total nutritional supplement, the powder was diluted with cow's milk and water and was called a "milk modifier". It was a "soluble, dry extract of wheat, malted barley and bicarbonate of potassium." The formula was advertised with the slogan: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids: The only perfect substitute for Mother's Milk".
By the 1890's Mellin's Food was the most popular of the infant foods sold in the United States. This success was due primarily to aggressive marketing — advertisements for Mellin's often included supposed testimonials from parents that Mellin's had brought their children back from the brink of death.
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Mellin's Food for Infants

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Accession Number
1980.18.285
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders, a wide neck, and a metal screw-on cap; contains a white powder; embossed lettering around bottle at neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.285
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders, a wide neck, and a metal screw-on cap; contains a white powder; embossed lettering around bottle at neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mellin's Food Co. of North America
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
glass: aqua
metal: grey
organic matter: white
Inscriptions
Embossed with: "Mellin's Food Co. Boston, U.S. Small Size"; embossed on bottom: "W13"; lid labelled: "For the Baby // Mellins Food For Infants"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Lid is rusted
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mellin's Food Company was a maker of Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids in Boston, Massachusetts.
The company started when the English food chemist Gustav Mellin developed an infant formula in 1866. Mellin's formula was a simplified version of one which had been recently invented by the German chemist Justus von Liebig. It wasn't a total nutritional supplement, the powder was diluted with cow's milk and water and was called a "milk modifier". It was a "soluble, dry extract of wheat, malted barley and bicarbonate of potassium." The formula was advertised with the slogan: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids: The only perfect substitute for Mother's Milk".
By the 1890's Mellin's Food was the most popular of the infant foods sold in the United States. This success was due primarily to aggressive marketing — advertisements for Mellin's often included supposed testimonials from parents that Mellin's had brought their children back from the brink of death.
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Cuticura Resolvant

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.334
Description
A glass bottle with a long, narrow neck and a wide collar; closed with a cork; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.334
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
Description
A glass bottle with a long, narrow neck and a wide collar; closed with a cork; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Potter Drug and Chemical Corp.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: transparent
paper:
liquid: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Cuticura Resolvent"; "The Cuticura System of resolving and eliminating all Constitutional Humors"; "Is Alterative Antiseptic Tonic Digestive and Aperient"; "Cuticura Resolvent to Purify the Blood"; embossed: "The Cuticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors"; embossed: "Potter Drug and Chemical Corporation Boston Mass U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Sealed
Copy Type
Original
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Cuticura Resolvant

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Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.335
Description
A long, narrow box, sealed. bottle; Box
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Accession Number
1980.18.335
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
Description
A long, narrow box, sealed. bottle; Box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Potter Drug and Chemical Corp.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Material
cardboard: black; red
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // IS // ALTERATIVE // ANTISEPTIC // TONIC // DIGESTIVE // AND // APERIENT // PREPARED // BY // POTTER // DRUG & CHEMICAL // CORPORATION"; "Cuticura System of Blood and Skin. Purification consists of Cuticura Soap to Cleanse the Skin, Cuticura Ointment to Heal the Skin and Cuticura Resolvent to Purify the Blood."; "Directions in English, en Francais, en Español, Instruccôes em Portuguez, auf Deutsch."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 6.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn in some places.
Copy Type
Original
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Dermis strands tube; box

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.4 a-b
Description
A glass vial with rubber cap contains boilable sutures; comes in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1980.3.4 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A glass vial with rubber cap contains boilable sutures; comes in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
F.W. Jaeger
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
cardboard: white; black
glass: clear
suture material: brown
rubber: brown
Inscriptions
On box: "Twenty-five Strands // DERMIS (STERILE) // F.W. JAEGER (BOILABLE) 76 Atherton Street, Boston, Mass."; label on glass vial reads, "Medium Dermis Boilable 25 strands F.W. Jaeger"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
Rubber decayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.4.3
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
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Accession Number
1984.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Redding and Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
On lid: "RUSSIA SALVE // REDDING & CO. // BOSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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hypodermic needles, holder

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Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995003070 a-l
Description
(a) Two-piece cardboard box which contains (b) a small sheet of brass with 24 small oval pieces cut out and turned up to form semicircles in order to hold (c-l) 10 identical steel hypodermic needles; each needle has a hollow base which is open at the bottom and encloses upward at the top to hold a…
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Accession Number
995003070 a-l
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
(a) Two-piece cardboard box which contains (b) a small sheet of brass with 24 small oval pieces cut out and turned up to form semicircles in order to hold (c-l) 10 identical steel hypodermic needles; each needle has a hollow base which is open at the bottom and encloses upward at the top to hold a hollow needle.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box (two-piece) - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.2 cm.
b - metal needle holder - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 0.8 cm.
c-l - needles x 10 - Size: Length 3.4 cm. x Width 0.8 cm.
Maker
Randall Faichney Corp.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: green; off-white
Inscriptions
Box top reads, "One-dozen (6-4320) Nuer X-L-N-E Stainless Steel Hypodermic Needles // Randall Faichney Corp. Boston, Mass., U.S.A."; the needles all have the number "23" stamped onto one side at the base and "RANFAC" on the other
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
(a) the box bottom is yellowed acidic and the top has three broken corners; (b) the holder shows minor wear and fingerprints; (c-l) the ten needles are unused and show no wear or corrosion in the steel; all items were dirty and dusty; #3: the box is falling apart
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Seth Arnold's Balsam

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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
996001030
Description
Small clear glass rectangular bottle; four indented sides; slight kickup; embossed label on each of two narrow sides; thin cylindrical neck.
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Accession Number
996001030
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small clear glass rectangular bottle; four indented sides; slight kickup; embossed label on each of two narrow sides; thin cylindrical neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received as a gift from J. Milligan by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection; in Sept. 1993.
Maker
Gilman Brothers
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Dr. Seth Arnold's // Balsam
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.2 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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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
996001162
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; one large paper label with black text; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents inside.
Accession Number
996001162
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; one large paper label with black text; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
United Drug Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
4 fluid ounces // Fluid Extract // Rumex // N.F. (4th Ed.) // Yellow Dock // Rume N. F. Species // No: - FE 272 // Contains 34 per cent Alcohol // United Drug Company // Boston, USA
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row C
Length
12.5 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Condition Remarks
** Bottle leaks ** ; paper slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
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