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Tiger-bone Adhesive Plaster of Musk

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Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Alexandra Colby Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
007034001
Description
Sealed package of Asian medicine consisting of a preparation made from tigar bone and musk for pain medication; wrapped in blue plastic package with tiger picture on front and bilingual languages: Chinese and English.
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Accession Number
007034001
Collection
Alexandra Colby Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Chinese Traditional
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Description
Sealed package of Asian medicine consisting of a preparation made from tigar bone and musk for pain medication; wrapped in blue plastic package with tiger picture on front and bilingual languages: Chinese and English.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the Children's Museum, London Ontario and transferred to the MHC.
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Date Remarks
Printed on package.
Material
plastic: white
ink: blue, red, brown, black
Inscriptions
Hand written on front of package: "213"; Printed on front of package: "1991 // TAIYANG"; Printed at the back of package: "Tiger-bone Adhesive Plast - // er of musk // PRINCIPAL INGREDIENTS: // Muschus, os tigris, Radix Aco- // niti Camphora, Borneolum // Syntheticum,etc."; "Administration and Dosage: // Apply it to the affected part // before cleaning it dry. // The application time for each // time is not more than 24 // hours."; "Storage: closed and store // in a cool dry place."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for alleviating pain and inflammation; used for the treatment of rheumatalgia, arthralgia, neuralgia, aching pain of loins, sprain and contusion.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Albert Harris Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
008034001
Description
Orthapaedic back brace with leather-covered metal support frame; a wide elasticized band is sewn to either side of frame; each elasticized band has two metal hooks and two metal eyes which come together to fasten the two elastic bands at the front with four straps.
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Accession Number
008034001
Collection
Albert Harris Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- air force
Military Medicine -- air force -- R. C. A. F.
Military Medicine -- veteran health
Military Personnel
Military Personnel -- personal belongings -- medical
Description
Orthapaedic back brace with leather-covered metal support frame; a wide elasticized band is sewn to either side of frame; each elasticized band has two metal hooks and two metal eyes which come together to fasten the two elastic bands at the front with four straps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Albert Harris
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
leather: brown
fabric: cream
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-4
Dimension Notes
Length 107.7 cm x 26.6 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; CD #1
Research Facts
Albert Harris, a Canadian Air Force veteran; fitted for the back brace in the early 1950s following a military injury; the museum narrowed down the possible creation date of the brace, and as a result, Albert filed a succesful claim with Canadian Veteran Affairs; more information available in the donor file.
Images
Less detail