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newspaper advertisement

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Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001916
Description
Advertisement for Mersano non-alcoholic wine in black and white showing a man in a striped jacket and cap, holding a racket, sitting on a giant bottle of Mersano and holding a champagne glass
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Accession Number
996001916
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Wine -- advertisements
Description
Advertisement for Mersano non-alcoholic wine in black and white showing a man in a striped jacket
and cap, holding a racket, sitting on a giant bottle of Mersano and holding a champagne glass
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995
Maker
Forbes, Maxwell & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aberdeen
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Date Remarks
Date on price tag
Material
paper: black; ivory
Inscriptions
Front reads: ""MERSANO" // The great Restorer and Preserver of Health. // A Sparkling, // NONALCOHOLIC
WINE, // Delightfully Cooling and // Refreshing. // A PERFECT BEVERAGE FOR // THE
CRICKET TENT, // THE TENNIS COURT, // THE GOLF LINKS, // GARDEN PARTIES, // PICNICS &c, &c //
[with descriptions of its properties and where obtainable]"; back has advertisements for household
linens, etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.8 cm. x Width: 13.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
One small foxing mark at lower right edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
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saline solution

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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037558
Description
(a) Rectangular cardboard box, closed on five sides; only one flap open; box is filled with six bottles of saline solution, separated by cardboard sections; one 1000 ml. UNITS bottle is accessible; (b) bottle is a glass hollow cylinder with flat bottom and convex taper to a narrow neck and stuck-on…
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Accession Number
997037558
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Sodium Chloride -- therapeutic use
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular cardboard box, closed on five sides; only one flap open; box is filled with six bottles of saline solution, separated by cardboard sections; one 1000 ml. UNITS bottle is accessible; (b) bottle is a glass hollow cylinder with flat bottom and convex taper to a narrow neck and stuck-on metal cap; inside, tube is visible running from cap to bottom; bottle is 5/6 full; near bottom, metal handle, in the shape of a slightly pointed arch, attaches on a swivelled attachment; metal band surrounding base at level of attached arch; two grooves run up side of bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 32.4 cm x Width 21.8 cm x Depth 25.3 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 11.2 cm x Depth 10.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Baxter Laboratories of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Alliston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Mailing stamp on box
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, tan
ink: green, black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on top of box: "GLASS // HANDLE WITH CARE // TO OPEN // INSERT FINGERS HERE"; printed on box: "WAYBI [illeg.] // EXPRESS // APR 19 1965 // TORON [illeg.]"; stamp, inverted: "A36S6"; handwritten on box: "2" in circle; printed label: "SHIPPER: INGRAM & BELL LTD. // BRANCH WAREHOUSED BY: // ACE WAREHOUSING LIMITED // 222 FRONT STREET EAST TORONTO 2, ONTARIO //TO: // DR. H. G. BIRD, // 134 PINE ST. EAST // GANANOQUE, ONT."; box top, printed half beneath mailing label: "SHIP // TO"; printed on both long sides: "BAXTER // Parenteral // PRODUCTS // BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. // ALLISTON. ONTARIO. CANADA"; printed on short side, right: "BAXTER // Parenteral PRODUCTS // DISTRIBUTORS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL . WINNIPEG. CALGARY. VANCOUVER"; printed on short side, left: "BAXTER // SIX 1000 ml. UNITS // A36S6 // A74 // DEXTROSE 5% IN WATER // DEXTROSE 5% DANS L'EAU"; printed on bottom: "ACME PAPER // PRODUCTS // BOX CERTIFICATE // THIS // SINGLE WALL // BOX MEETS ALL CONSTRUCTION // REQUIREMENTS OF CANADIAN // FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION // BURSTING 200 LBS PER // TEST [bottom half of "200"] SQ INCH // MIN COMB 84 LBS PER // WT FACING [bottom of "84"] M SQ FT // SIZE LIMIT 75 INCHES // GROSS // WT LT 65 LBS // Code // C-5 // COMPANY LIMITED"; (b) embossed on metal cap: "A14"; on bottom: "8 // [illeg.]"' on side, inverted: "100 // 200 // 300 // 400 // 500 // 600 // 700 // 800"; printed label has: "BAXTER // Normal Saline // Solution Saline Normale // SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, U.S.P. // STERILE, NONPYROGENIC 1000 CC. STÉRILE APYROGÈNE // EACH 100 CC. CONTAINS: (RENFERME PAR 100 CC:) // 0.90 GM. SODIUM CHLORIDE (0.90 G. CHLORURE DE SODIUM) // APPROX. mEq. PER LITER mEq. APPROX. PAR LITRE // Na - 154 mEq., Cl - 154 mEq // TO BE ADMINISTERED BY VENOCLYSIS // USING STERILE EQUIPMENT // DO NOT USE UNLESS SOLUTION IS // CLEAR AND VACUUM IS PRESENT // POUR INJECTION INTRAVEINEUSE // AVEC ÉQUIPMENT STÉRILE // N'EMPLOYER QUE SI LA SOLUTION EST LIMPIDE ET SOUS VIDE // (L) No 695879 CAT NO. A14 // BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. ALLISTON // ONTARIO // Normal Saline [inverted]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-1
Condition Remarks
(a) Box has wear marks; moisture and mud damage to top of box; (b) two small spots of inactive corrosion on handle, with corresponding stains on the label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
BAXTER LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. founded in 1937 is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

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Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849-1865
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.17
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
1991.17.17
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Curtis & Perkins
Site Made (City)
Bridge Banger
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849-1865
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "MRS WINSLOW'S // SOOTHING SYRUP // CURTIS & PERKINS // PROPRIETORS // 8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row B
Length
13.0 cm
Diameter
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall cloudy surface; minor crack at lip goes to outside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup; Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.
Research Facts
The original formula was made by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow; the mother-in-law of Curtis; while she was a nurse caring for infants; many children died from this product from either designated or over dosage; contained morphine.
Exact card found on p. 19 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young; started in 1830's; in 1906 dropped "soothing" from the name and eliminated the morphine, and was a mixture of carminatives and laxatives, previously also had alcohol, morphin sulphate, aniseed, caraway, etc.; original "recipe" was: sassafrass, cedar, opium, guaiac, capsicum, ammonia, camphor, turpentine, chloroform, alcohol.
The dangers of unregulated patent medicines prompted the Canadian government to adopt drug control laws in the early 20th century.
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dispensing scales

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1972.16.5 1-54
Description
Wooden box containing dispensing scales and 50 square weights.
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Accession Number
1972.16.5 1-54
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Wooden box containing dispensing scales and 50 square weights.
Number Of Parts
54
Part Names
1 - bar for scales - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 9.2 cm
2 - tray - Size: Diam. 6.3 cm
3 - tray - Size: Diam. 6.3 cm
4 - box - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
5 - weight - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
6 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
7- weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
8 - weight - Size: Length 1.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
9 - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
10 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
11 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
12 - weight - Size: Length 0.9 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
13 - weight - Size: Length 0.9 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
14 - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
15 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
16 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
17 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
18 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
19 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
20 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
21 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
22 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
23 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
24 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
25 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
26 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
27 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
28 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
29 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
30 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
31 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
32 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
33 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
34 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
35 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
36 - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 1.0 cm
37 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
38 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
39 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
40 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
41 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
42 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
43 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
44 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
45 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
46 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
47 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
48 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
49 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
50 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
51 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
52 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
53 - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 1.0 cm
54 - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 1.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Arthur Dill Kelly; belonged to Dr. John Gray of Glasgow.
Maker
Grant & Donald
Site Made (City)
Aberdeen
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c?"; date is uncertain
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey; yellow
fabric: green
Inscriptions
On inside of box: "GRANT & DONALD // Pharmarentir [sic] Chemists // ABERDEEN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
String on scale is disconnected from tray.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. John Gray, who qualified at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Glasgow in 1828 and then practised in Aberdeen; brought to Canada by his son, John Gray, who immigrated to Canada ca. 1860 and settled in Coldwater; left to Mrs. Kelly by Miss Katherine Gray, John Gray's last surviving child and Mrs. Kelly's aunt.
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

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Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005034
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005034
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical green glass bottle with long straight neck; embossed product name on the side; missing cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Curtis & Perkins
Site Made (City)
Bridge Banger
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1849
1865
circa 1849 - 1865
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "MRS WINSLOW'S // SOOTHING SYRUP // CURTIS & PERKINS // PROPRIETORS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.5
Diameter
3.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overall cloudy surface; minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup; Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.
Research Facts
The original formula was made by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow; the mother-in-law of Curtis; while she was a nurse caring for infants; many children died from this product from either designated or over dosage; contained morphine.
Exact card found on p. 19 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young; started in 1830's; in 1906 dropped "soothing" from the name and eliminated the morphine, and was a mixture of carminatives and laxatives, previously also had alcohol, morphin sulphate, aniseed, caraway, etc.; original "recipe" was: sassafrass, cedar, opium, guaiac, capsicum, ammonia, camphor, turpentine, chloroform, alcohol.
The dangers of unregulated patent medicines prompted the Canadian government to adopt drug control laws in the early 20th century.
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