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Dr. Pierce's favourite prescription

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Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.275
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.275
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 short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Pierce's Proprietaries Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; dating based on dates of production and metal threaded cap
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; green; white
paper: cream; blue; red
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of cap: "DR. PIERCE'S // [image of R.V. Pierce with signature] // MEDICINES"; printed on side of cap: "MADE IN USA"; label on front of bottle: "CONTAINS 8 1/2 // FLUID OUNCES // Dr. Pierce's // FAVORITE // Prescription // FP // TRADE MARK REG. // The medicinal plants from which this remedy // is compounded are: // VALERIAN ROOT (Valeriana Officinalis) // BLACK HAW (Viburnum Prunifolium) // BLUE COHOSH ROOT (Caulophyllum Thalictroides) // UNICORN ROOT (Helonias Dioica) // BLACK COHOSH ROOT (Cimicifuga Racemosa) // OREGON GRAPE ROOT (Berberis Aquifolium) // DOSE // For adults, 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls with // water three times a day. For full // directions, see circular. // Keep in a cool place, and tightly capped. // Manufactured only by // PIERCE'S PROPRIETARIES, Inc. // Proprietors // BUFFALO, N.Y. FORT ERIE NORTH, ONT."; label on back of bottle reads the same in French; left side of bottle has "R. V. PIERCE, M. D." embossed into the side; right side of bottle has "BUFFALO, N. Y." embossed; embossed on base of bottle: "84 [the letter "P" in a circle] 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: back label curling slightly at bottom right corner; small moisture stains on front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Griffenhagen, George B., and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999 (page 82)
Research Facts
Dr. Pierce's Favourite Prescription was produced between 1870 and 1945. Metal threaded caps became common on glass bottles in the 1920s.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #2
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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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diagnostic set; otoscope; auroscope; ophthalmoscope

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
1980.23.3 a-l
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains a battery handle (b), an ophthalmoscope (c), otoscope (d), metal ear specula (e-g), laryngeal mirrors (h,i), light bulbs (j,k), and an illuminated carrier (l).
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Accession Number
1980.23.3 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmoscopy
Physical Examination
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains a battery handle (b), an ophthalmoscope (c), otoscope (d), metal ear specula (e-g), laryngeal mirrors (h,i), light bulbs (j,k), and an illuminated carrier (l).
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 19.1 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 15.9 cm
c - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 8.9 cm
d - otoscope
e-g - specula
h,i - laryngeal mirrors
j,k - kight bulbs
l - carrier
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
wood: brown
leatherette: black
fabric: blue
paint: black
metal: silver
glass: clear; silvered
Inscriptions
On front of (c): "MAY OPHTHALMOSCOPE // IMPROVED // DOWN BROS // LONDON"; on reverse is written, "John W. Scott"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
Black pain worn.
Copy Type
Original
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diagnostic set; ophthalmoscope; otoscope; auroscope

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
1980.23.4
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains instructions for use (b), certificate of inspection (c), a battery handle (d), an ophthalmoscope (f), prism otoscope (e), bakelite ear specula (g-j).
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Accession Number
1980.23.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmoscopy
Physical Examination
Description
A fitted box (a) covered with leatherette, lined with velvet and satin; two compartments are empty; contains instructions for use (b), certificate of inspection (c), a battery handle (d), an ophthalmoscope (f), prism otoscope (e), bakelite ear specula (g-j).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
b - instruction sheet - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 9.0 cm
c - inspection sheet - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.1 cm
d - handle - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
e - otoscope - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm
f - ophthalmoscope
g-j - ear specula
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott; belonged to C. W. MacCharles of Winnipeg.
Maker
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
wood: brown
leatherette: blue
fabric: blue
metal: silver
plastic: black
glass: clear; silvered
Inscriptions
Written on adhesive tape label: "C. W. MacCharles"; "kite"-shaped label has, "BAUSCH // & LOMB // USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
C. W. MacCharles was Surgeon in Command of the RCNVR in the 1930s; head of the Defence Reserve Board.
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Thoma hemacytometer

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Dates
1900
1940
1900-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1980.23.5 a-f
Description
Wooden two-piece case (a,b) covered with diamond-patterned leather; inside fitted and lined with velvet; no hinges; contains (c) rubber tubing, (d,e) glass pipettes, and (f) blood cell counter.
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Accession Number
1980.23.5 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Wooden two-piece case (a,b) covered with diamond-patterned leather; inside fitted and lined with velvet; no hinges; contains (c) rubber tubing, (d,e) glass pipettes, and (f) blood cell counter.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 8.9 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - lid
c - rubber tubing
d,e - pipettes - Size: Length 11.5 cm
f - haemacytometer - Size: Length 7.2 cm x WIdth 3.0 cm x Depth 4.0 mm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
E. Leitz
Site Made (City)
Wetzlar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1940
1900-1940
Material
wood: brown
leather: brown
fabric: dark green
glass:
rubber:
ivory: off-white
Inscriptions
Impressed in gold on the lid of the case: "Blutkörper zählapparat // nach Thoma // E. Leitz, Wetzlar"; printed on front of cell counter, on left: "O, I T // 1 // — // 4009mm"; on right: "E. Leitz // Wetzlar"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
Leather covering very worn; rubber perished; #2: rubber stiff
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
BLUTKÖRPER ZAHLAPPARAT translated means 'blood cell count'
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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.28.2
Description
A blue glass bottle with a red rubber stopper; a red and white label says contents one fluid ounce of certified carbolic acid; half full of contents; shape of bottle is hexagonal with the front side twice the length of the other five sides. Note: poison
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Accession Number
1980.28.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
A blue glass bottle with a red rubber stopper; a red and white label says contents one fluid ounce of certified carbolic acid; half full of contents; shape of bottle is hexagonal with the front side twice the length of the other five sides. Note: poison
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W.S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Maker
Druggist Corporation of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: blue
rubber: red
paper: red; white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Certified [in cursive] // CARBOLIC ACID // POISON // 1 FLUID OZ. // FOR EXTERNAL // USE . . . // ANTIDOTE . . ."; embossed on the sides of the bottle: "USE WITH CAUTION"; "POISON"; "1 OZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label slightly worn; #2: label has three small tears; stopper is loose, dry, and has indentations on the top and speckled staining; dried residue on neck and side of the interior.
Copy Type
Original
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obstetrical sutures tubes; 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
1980.3.10 a-d
Description
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
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Accession Number
1980.3.10 a-d
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
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
catgut: brown
metal: silver
cardboard: yellow; black; red
Inscriptions
On box is printed: "Heat Sterilized [cursive] // Sutures [cursive] // THERMO-FLEX // (NON-BOILABLE) // 40-Day Chromic // Kalmerid Catgut // OBSTETRICAL // SUTURES // Half-Circle // Atraumatic Needle // Size 2 685 // THREE TUBES . . ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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master high-frequency outfit

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1980.3.1 a-e
Description
A cardboard box with a styrofoam insert containing 4 instruments: (a) high-frequency outfit; (b) surface electrode; (c) rake comb; (d) internal throat; (e) case.
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Accession Number
1980.3.1 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Therapy
Description
A cardboard box with a styrofoam insert containing 4 instruments: (a) high-frequency outfit; (b) surface electrode; (c) rake comb; (d) internal throat; (e) case.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - high-frequency outfit
b - surface electrode
c - rake comb
d - internal throat
e - case - Size: Length 33.5 cm x Width 24.0 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival, surgeon, of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Master Appliances Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
cardboard: black; red
styrofoam: white
metal: silver; black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
From a label on (a): "Important: do not use this apparatus for longer than 15 minutes at any one time. Then pull out plug and allow coils to cool before using again . . ."; a seal at bottom right of label says: "LISTED UNDER REEXAMINATION SERVICE OF UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORIES, INC."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-5
Condition Remarks
#2: the foam in the case should be monitored.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Jennings mouth gag

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1980.3.11
Description
A steel, nickel-plated mouth gag with a ratchet adjustment at one end and a tongue depressor at the other.
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Accession Number
1980.3.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
A steel, nickel-plated mouth gag with a ratchet adjustment at one end and a tongue depressor at the other.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Date Remarks
Record says, "First half 20th C."
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
Ann Baillie exhibit: The Trouble with . . . Tonsils! Sept. 2004
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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tuberculin syringe case

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1980.3.2
Description
A rectangular metal case with rounded corners has straps for holding syringes and accessories; case is empty; the inside cover has a paper with a table of dosages.
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Accession Number
1980.3.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections
Drug Therapy
Description
A rectangular metal case with rounded corners has straps for holding syringes and accessories; case is empty; the inside cover has a paper with a table of dosages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival, surgeon, of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; black
Inscriptions
On chart: "Graduation of Doses // by use of // Graduated Syringe"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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