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menthol plaster tube

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Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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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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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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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.314
Description
A rectangular tin with a tin lid and paper label; full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.314
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Nutrition
Fortified Food
Home Nursing
Description
A rectangular tin with a tin lid and paper label; full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Lacto-Globulin Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: grey
paper: beige; green; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "LACTO-GLOBULIN"; "The content of this package must not be boiled, boiling kills the valuable digestive properties of this food."; "The strength and quick digestibility of Lacto-Globulin make it widely applicable wherever the digestion is weak or when extra nourishment is required by the system."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 8.4 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Tin has rust at several spots, and the label is worn in places.
Copy Type
Original
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Sleepex tablets

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1980.18.318 a-b
Description
A corked glass vial containing 12 tablets; boxed; attached circular.
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Accession Number
1980.18.318 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Insomnia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- depressants
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A corked glass vial containing 12 tablets; boxed; attached circular.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
vial - Size: Length 9.0 cm
box - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Sleepex
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork:
cardboard: orange; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Sleepex // REG'D ENRG."; "Bromure de Soude 1-20 gr. // Bromisovaleryluréa 3 gr. // Iode Peptonisé 1-100 gr. // Edifice SLEEPEX Building, Montreal"; "Sleepex, Nervous Sedative"; from attached circular: "A quick inducer to sleep"; "Helps relieve nervous insomnia caused by overwork, worry, nervous dyspepsia"; "Women suffering from excessive pain during menstruation may find in Sleepex a valuable relief."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly worn.
Copy Type
Original
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