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digitalin compound

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1980.18.202
Description
A flattened brown glass bottle closed with a cork and with a paper label affixed to one side; shoulders angle in sharply and are rounded; narrow neck; 1/4 full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.202
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cardiotonic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flattened brown glass bottle closed with a cork and with a paper label affixed to one side; shoulders angle in sharply and are rounded; narrow neck; 1/4 full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Digitalin Compound // Elixir No. 23"; "This combination of valuable Heart Tonics will be found most useful in case of Heart Disease, Pneumonia, [illeg.], any condition where collapse or heart failure is feared."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
Length
19.2
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
4.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle one-quarter full of contents; label coloured with age; #2: bottle is dusty; label is darkened but still legible and fully affixed to the glass; cork is whole; no chips or cracks in the glass; label torn in the centre, approx. 0.3 cm in diameter.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Lily of the Valley Root

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7860
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1980.18.243
Description
A square-based glass bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and closed with a cork; a paper label; 2/3 full of dark liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.243
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Cardiotonic Agents
Diuretics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square-based glass bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and closed with a cork; a paper label; 2/3 full of dark liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown
Inscriptions
On label: "Ext. Convallaria Maj. Fl. Lily of the Valley Root // Dose: one to five minims"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row B
Length
10.5 cm
Width
3.5 cm
Depth
3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Cardiac stimulant and diuretic; similar to digitalis in action.
Convallaria majalis, commonly known as lily-of-the-valley, is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial that that typically forms an indefinitely-spreading ground cover to 8-12” tall.
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Elixir Buchu, Juniper and Potassium Acetate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3926
Dates
1895
1915
circa 1895-1915
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
000001135
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; two paper labels on front, one on top; fluorescent orange sticker on side; bottle is 4/5 full of liquid.
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Accession Number
000001135
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Urinary Tract Infections -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; two paper labels on front, one on top; fluorescent orange sticker on side; bottle is 4/5 full of liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1895
1915
circa 1895-1915
Material
glass: brown
cork: light brown
paper: brown; black; red; orange
Inscriptions
Top: "[illeg.] // PD // WALKERVILLE, [illeg.]"; front: {illeg.} LIXIR // BUCHU, [illeg.] UNIPER AND // POTASSI [illeg.] M ACETATE // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // Each fluidounce represents: Buchu, 45 grains; Potassium ace- // tate, 16 graims; Juniper berries, 12 grains. // DOSE, 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls (4 to 8 Cc.). // C484609 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO. // Y7 "; bottom: "P,D&CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Diam. 7.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty, spots of yellowish-white accretion on lip, neck and body (paint?); yellow accretion on bottom (old adhesive?); labels are yellowed and fragile; top missing 1/3; labels on front missing pieces around edges; cork appears sound
Copy Type
Original
Images
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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, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.6
Description
Clear glass vial, corked; 3/4 full of white tablets; narrow paper label wrapped around vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Hypertension
Glyceryl Trinitrate -- therapeutic use
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial, corked; 3/4 full of white tablets; narrow paper label wrapped around vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
drugs: white
paper: yellowish
Inscriptions
Handwritten on paper label: "Nitro-Glycerine // Gr 1/100"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Top of cork slightly broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"Relaxes smooth muscle and reduces systolic blood pressure."
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strychnine sulphate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6271
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.9
Description
A clear glass vial, corked, half-filled with white tablets; a narrow rectangular paper label surrounds the vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A clear glass vial, corked, half-filled with white tablets; a narrow rectangular paper label surrounds the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yelowish
drugs: white
Inscriptions
Handwritten on label: "Strych. Sulph. Gr. 1/50"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"Potent action on CNS"; "bitter tonic"; "the use of strychnine is without therapeutic justification."
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