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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Skinner's Balsam of Aniseed

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Dates
1882
1900
circa 1882-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001337
Description
Rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; there is a ring lower on the neck near the shoulders; all four panels are recessed; the front is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a label); the sides are both flat …
Accession Number
996001337
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; there is a ring lower on the neck near the shoulders; all four panels are recessed; the front is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a label); the sides are both flat and undecorated; the back has embossed lettering, as well as the bottom; the bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Kim Snyder (Toronto) on July 9 1994.
Maker
Henry Skinner
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1882
1900
circa 1882-1900
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Bottle back embossed, "SKINNER'S // BALSAM OF ANISEED // KINGSTON ONT."; bottle bottom has an embossed "4" in the middle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.7 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; bottle is clean on the inside and outside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 207
Research Facts
Skinner, H. & Co. drug listed in 1867 / 82 / 95 dir./ad.
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Piso's Cough and Cold Remedy

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002015 a-c
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Piso’s Remedy (a) tapered at neck with red cork stuck in neck and without label; full of cloudy amber liquid; tan paper packaging (b) printed decorative graphics includes company logo surrounded by a swirled trim, price and ingredients listed (b); one piece f…
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Accession Number
014002015 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Piso’s Remedy (a) tapered at neck with red cork stuck in neck and without label; full of cloudy amber liquid; tan paper packaging (b) printed decorative graphics includes company logo surrounded by a swirled trim, price and ingredients listed (b); one piece folded interior packaging (c) contains an instructional leaflet with directions for use in English, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Swedish, Italian, and Spanish.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - packaging - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 39.0 cm x Width 19.4 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Piso Company
Site Made (City)
St. Catherine's
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: red
Inscriptions
Printed on outer packaging: "Change in Label Adopted 1910 // Entered according to the Act of // Parliament of Canada // in the year 1872 by Hazeltine & Co. // in the Office of the // Minister of // Agriculture // Trade Mark // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // PISO’S REMEDY // A // MEDICINE // FOR // COUGH AND COLDS // PRICE 25 cts. // EXTRACT CANNABIS INDICA 1/2 // GRAIN PER OUNCE. CHLOROFORM // 5 MINIMS PER OUNCE. // Prepared by THE PISO COMPANY // CANADIAN LABORATORY ST.CATHERINES, ONT. // Warranty for this product may be found in the accompanying Circular // No. 102 [illeg.] Proprietary or Patent”; embossed on bottle: "THE // PISO COMPANY // HAZELTINE & CO. // TRADE-PISO'S-MARK" handwritten in pen on lower left-hand side of packaging: "$1.00"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Paper packaging label is very fragile, frayed edges and missing areas and faded printing; red stain on cork is unstable; leaflet has areas discolored lightly pink
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002021
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosa…
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Accession Number
014002021
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosage information; embossed on all sides is the manufacturer’s information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer's Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on sides: "AYER'S // CHERRY // PECTORAL // LOWELL // MASS, U. S. A."; printed on label: "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral // Non-Alcoholic Revised Formula //; lists of contents: WILD CHERRY, GRINDELIA ROBUSTA, WHITE PINE, SENEGA, BLOODROOT, IPECAC, CITRIC ACID, TERPIN HYDRATE, GLYCERINE, C. P., WATER” and dosage
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label shows minor signs of wear along edges and yellowed, cork stopper has minor crack
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002099 a-b
Description
Empty translucent aqua-tinted rectangular glass bottle tapered at neck with tan cork closure in broken neck; two tan paper labels on front and back; labels contain name, price, a declaration of the product's quality and directions for its use; side panels are embossed with product name.
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Accession Number
014002099 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Tobacco, Smokeless
Sneezing
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty translucent aqua-tinted rectangular glass bottle tapered at neck with tan cork closure in broken neck; two tan paper labels on front and back; labels contain name, price, a declaration of the product's quality and directions for its use; side panels are embossed with product name.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b - cork - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Di/am. 2.1cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: aqua-tinted
paper: brown
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. KELLOGG'S // CATARRH SNUFF // PREPARED BY // NORTHROP & LYMAN // PRICE, TWENTY-FIVE CENTS // This SNUFF is the best article // known for the cure of Catarrh, // cold in the Head, Headache, Sore // eyes, and all affections of the // Head. // It removes all obstructions, strength- // ens the Glands, and gives a healthy ac- // tion to the parts affected. Use the same // as common snuff, 4 to 6 times a day, // None Genuine unless signed, Northrop & Lyman"; embossed on sides: " DOCT // KELLOGG'S // SNUFF"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row C
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and surface grime with stains; neck is missing large chunks, approximately half the cork is only partially supported
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This product was designed as a cure for throat and lung diseases, as well as ‘catarrh’ (commonly known as phlegm). Snuff was meant to be inhaled through the nose and was typically tobacco-based, with menthol often added medicinally. This is an example of one of Dr. Kellogg’s many ‘remedies’ produced in the late 1800s which claimed to cure various ailments.
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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1977.12.128
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Accession Number
1977.12.128
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Inscriptions
"NASAL BALM // A // POSSITIVE CURE // C [illeg blocked by stamp] //COLD IN THE HEAD // CATARRHAL DEAFNESS // HAY FEVEER, ROSE COLD // AND // CATARRHAL HEADACHE // PRICE 50 CTS // FULFORD & CO. // BROCKVILLE" on stamp: "PRIOR TO // PROPRIETARY & PATENT // MEDICINE ACT 1915 // DEPT. OF // HEALTH // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Dates
1850
1880
1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.141
Description
Cylindrical glass bottle with sharp shoulders, wide neck ending in a thick lip.
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Accession Number
1980.18.141
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical glass bottle with sharp shoulders, wide neck ending in a thick lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1850
1880
1850-1880
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed vertically on body of bottle: "BALSAM // HONEY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 9.4 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
Used to facilitate expectoration in chronic bronchitis.
The ingredients of Sir John Hill's Pectoral Balsam of Honey were balsam of tolu (a plant resin), opium, honey and spirit of wine. Hill, who had a genuine medical degree, started producing patent remedies around the 1760s when the expense of publishing his writing began to take its toll, and the ploy worked, earning him a considerable fortune. Promotional information include: "the unequalled efficacy and safety of this elegant Medicine in the immediate relief, and gradual cure, of Coughs, Colds, Sore Throats, Hoarseness,Difficulty of Breathing, Catarrhs, Asthma, and Consumptions"
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Major's Reliable Lung Medicine

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.172
Description
Corked bottle with squared sides and rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.172
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Corked bottle with squared sides and rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Major Remedy Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "MAJOR'S // Reliable Lung // Medicine // Contains 4 Fluid Oz. // Directions . . ."; "Contains 33% Alcohol"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is stained and partly illegible.
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Marshall's catarrh snuff

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.200
Description
A glass bottle with a square base, wide neck, cork stopper, red wax seal; full of a greenish-brown powder; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.200
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tobacco, Smokeless
Sneezing
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A glass bottle with a square base, wide neck, cork stopper, red wax seal; full of a greenish-brown powder; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Williams' Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: aqua
cork: brown
wax: red
paper: brown; yellow
contents: greenish-brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on jar: "Doct Marshalls Catarrh Snuff"; printed on label: "DR. MARSHALL'S // CATARRH // SNUFF // AROMATIC // HEADACHE"; also, "For Catarrh and Colds in the Head Directions: – Inhale a pinch of snuff through each nostril three times a day, avoiding cold air for one hour afterward. Keep bottle well corked. None genuine without fac-simile signature of Chat Bowin // No. 5820 // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. Maximum dose contains one grain Hellebore."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Width 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Jar is sealed; #2: label darkened with small losses; some of the wax seal appears to be missing, chipping away from edges
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Johnson's Asthma Tablets

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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.210
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; paper label; half-filled with tablets and tamped with cotton.
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Accession Number
1980.18.210
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Veterinary Medicine
Asthma, drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; paper label; half-filled with tablets and tamped with cotton.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
fabric
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. JOHNSON'S // ASTHMA TABLETS // . . . // Prepared by // N.Y. Veterinary Hospital."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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