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hand written prescriptions

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Dates
1958
circa 1958
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Infectiious Diseases
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, prescriptions
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
015029001
Description
Four small rectangular sheets of tan paper with handwritten prescriptions written on both sides in blue ink and faded black ink; the front of each page contains an address printed in black ink in the top right corner, and a phonee number printed on a diagonal in the top left; there are prescription…
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Accession Number
015029001
Author
Dr. Stevan W. George
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Infectiious Diseases
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, prescriptions
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Prescriptions
Duodenal Ulcer
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Ipecac -- therapeutic use
Eczema -- drug therapy
Impetigo -- drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Tonsillitis -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Description
Four small rectangular sheets of tan paper with handwritten prescriptions written on both sides in blue ink and faded black ink; the front of each page contains an address printed in black ink in the top right corner, and a phonee number printed on a diagonal in the top left; there are prescriptions for a variety of ailments, for both adults and children, and on the front page in brackets a name is handwritten in sepia ink near the bottom right corner, "Ms. Clyde" or "Mr. Clyde".
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-d - papers - Length 17.0 cm X Width 13.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor and created while practicing medicine in Scotland in 1957 as a general practitioner.
Site Made (City)
Largs
Site Made (State)
North Ayrshire
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1958
circa 1958
Date Remarks
Based on donor comments
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, black, sepia
Inscriptions
[Illegible parts are skipped]. Written and printed on front of a): "Phone Largs 2172 // Rockcliffe // 37 Sinclair Drive // Largs // Auricular fibrillation // Rx.. Tab. Digonin // 0.25 mgn // Sig one m + e. // or - if some sedation is required -- // Rx. Tinct. Digit // Pof Brom // Sod. Luminal // Syrup // Aqad // t.i. d p c ex aq // Coronary Pain. Tab. Trinitrini q 1/200 // Sig. one to be sucked in mouth // during attack. // or Tab. Peritrate // (Ms Clyde) // one t.i.d.p.c."; written on back of a): "Piles. Liq. Paraffin daily. // and ANUSOL SUPPOSITORIES // Impetigo. // cupri Sulph // Zinci Sulph // Sulphathiazole tablets 10 // Starch P. Amyli // P. Zinci Oxid // Soft Paraffin // the Ointment // Bronchitis in children // Eskaeillin // Sig. 3 t.i.d.p.c. // Expectorant mixture. Vin. Ipecac 3 // Chlorydine Tinct chlorof. et morph (1885) 3iii // Aqad // 3ii t.i.d.p.c. e . // also for Adult bronchitis. // Tab. Sulphamerathine // Sig. one 3 hours."; written on front of b) below letterhead: "ECZEMA - weeping // Lead Lotion // Liq. plumb subacet // fort. // Aq. dest ad // Lead + Calamine // Lotion // Calamine Prep. // Zinci Oxidi // Liq. plumbi subacet dil // Glycerine // Aq calcis ad // Zinc Cream // Zinci Oxidi // Adipis lanae lyd // Ol olivae // Aq calcis // aa ad // For itch add Menthol prV ad or Ac Carbol // or liq picis carb Mx - 3t ad 3 // Len Acute // Zinc Parte Zinci oxidi // Pulu Amyli // Adipei lanse lyd // Paraffin Moll ad"; written on back of b): "Impetiginized Heat Spots - antiseptic and anti irritant. // Hydroxy ammon // Liq Picis Carb // Ung Paraffini ad // Antihistamines // Anthisan + Antistin 100 mg 2-4 x /day // Benadryl 50 mg 2-4 x/day. // Phenergan 25-50 mg at bedtime (long lasting) // DANDRUFF. // Acid Salicyl // Sulph Prep. aa 2% // Lanette Wax // Paraffin Mod Flow. aa 10% // Aq. ad 100% // Mitte // Sig. Cream apply to scalp at night time. // Aparol - Ednds. Paraffin Liquidum Co // Chloro etin Palmatate 60 cc. // 3 T q i d."; written on front of c) below letterhead: "Tonsillitis - Tab. Sulphamezathine - one 3 hours // Influenza. Aspirinq V // maq Carb Powd q V - powder // (Children 1/2 doses). // Rheumatism Rx Sod. Sal. // Sod Bicarb // Inf Gentianae ad V ad 3 // 3 t.i.d.p c ex aq // Sun Burn. Calaminae // Zinci oxid // Ol lini // Aq Calcis ad // Sig. the Lotion. // Conjunctivitis. Sol. Albucid. 10% // Sig. the eye Drops."; written on back of c): "Blood pressure + "Nerves". // Rx Pof. Citrate // Pof Bromid // Sod. Luminal q // Syrup Simplex // Aq ad // t.i.d.p.e. mitte // Rx Duodenal Ulcer // Aludrox // Sig 3i t.i d p.c. // or Rx Sod Bicarb // magnes oxid // Bi. Subcarb // misce. ft. pulv. // t.i d p.c. // Thread worms. Tab. ENTACYL. // Sig. 2 tabs. ti.d p.c."; written on front of d) below letter head: "Diarrhoea. Rx Bi. Carb // Prepared chalk. Cret. Praep. // Tinct. Catechu // Aq ad // 3 hours exaq // mitte // also - if necessary // Rx. Tab. Sulphaguanidine // one 3 hour . // Earache in children. // Sedonan // Sig. the ear Drops. // If drum is inflamed also give by mouth // Rx Eskacillin // t.i d p.c."; written on back of d): "Vin Ipecac. // Ephed Hydrochlor // Chlorxdine // Aq ad // mitte // Signetur t i d p c e // STOMACH - ALKALI POWDER. // Rx Sod Bicarb 20 pr // Araq Carb Powd aa 20 pr // Calcii Carb 10 pr // ft pulv // 3p t.i d a c // Sod Bicarb 1 1/2 qs // Trim // Somerville // maq Carb Powd 1 1/2 qs // Calcii Carb 1/2 q. // mix // t i d // 1/2 dr t i d p.c".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C, 15 a-b
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration spots on paper, especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Donor comments
Websites
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_abbreviations_used_in_medical_prescriptions
http://www.resourcepharm.com/pre-reg-pharmacist/pharmacy-abbreviations.html#p
Research Facts
Dr. George trained in Canada and Scotland, with a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and began working at Kingston General Hospital in 1963.
These prescriptions were written around the same time that penicillin came to the community.
Many pharmaceutical abbreviations are used in these pages, some of which include "t.i.d.p.c.", which means "three times daily after food", "Rx", which means recipe, and "mitte", which means "send" or "number of tablets provided", and "Sig", which means "write on the label".
Images
Less detail
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000006011
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box that can be opened at the top and the bottom; there is no label; the box is filled with material
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Accession Number
000006011
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box that can be opened at the top and the bottom; there is no label; the box is filled with material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Material
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; text reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // LOBELIA HERB // LOBELIA INFLATA // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // Anti-spasmodic, emetic, expectorant, // diaphoretic. Infusion, 1 ounce in a pint of // hot water. Dose, half a wineglassful // every half hour until the desired effect is // produced."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Asthma Weed, Emetic Weed, Eyebright, // Puke Weed. Aufgeblasene Lobelie."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured; box slightly warped; contents (vegetable matter) are leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 616; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924
Research Facts
Lobelia herb is used for spasmodic asthma, and as expectorant, emetic, and diaphoretic.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001004
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back (no longer opens); red metal label on top; a piece of tape obscures the label on the front; has been written on in black.
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Accession Number
000001004
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back (no longer opens); red metal label on top; a piece of tape obscures the label on the front; has been written on in black.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED // [illeg.]"; handwritten on tape: "LUNGWORT"; handwritten under tape: "20¢ oz""PARKE DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; left side: [monogramme] "PD&CO"; right side: [monogramme] PD&CO"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS and ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed]" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extensive corrosion on bottom and on bottoms of sides, some corrosion overall where paint is chipped; white accretion on top obscuring label; brown accretion on back (small spot); water marks on front and left side; dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to display their herbs, to make them more visible to the public
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001007 a-e
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs (a); flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top; contains three cardboard boxes (b-d) of herbs (lobelia?) and one torn-open paper packet (e) of herbs (lobelia?); boxes are from S.B. Penick & Co. and are cream and green with blue and re…
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Accession Number
000001007 a-e
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs (a); flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top; contains three cardboard boxes (b-d) of herbs (lobelia?) and one torn-open paper packet (e) of herbs (lobelia?); boxes are from S.B. Penick & Co. and are cream and green with blue and red text; paper packet is from Parke Davis; packet and contents have been placed in a baggie in the tin and is grey with a cream label, black and red text; metal herb box has a paper label stuck to the inside of the lid.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - metal herb box - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 22.5 cm
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
c - cardboard box - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
d - cardboard box - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
e - paper packet - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis; used by W. H. Raney, druggist in Prescott, Ontario.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
cardboard: cream; green; blue; red
paper: grey; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // DETROIT, MICHIGAN // NEW YORK BRANCH // 90, 92 & 94 MAIDEN LANE"; on label: "LOBELIA // (Lobelia [illeg.])"; overwritten by hand on label: "Lobelia"; front: "Choice // Botanic Drugs // PRESSED."; on label: "LOBELIA // (Lobelia inflata.)"; overwritten by hand on label: "Lobelia"; [see accession sheet for remainder of MARKS]
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion where paint is chipped; bottom badly corroded; paint badly cracked and scratched; interior badly corroded; dirty overall.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public; marketed as an expectorant.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001012
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
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Accession Number
000001012
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis)"; on front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; left side: "P D & Co [monogrammed]"; right side: "P D & Co [monogramme]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on bottom, where paint is chipped, and inside; numerous scratches; brown-coloured accretion on front; right side is dented; evidence of insects (dead larvae)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001030
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
000001030
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1925
Material
cardboard: beige-brown; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Top: "SOAP TREE // (QUILLAJA, N.F. AND B.P.) // Quillaja Saponaria Mol. // No. 243 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA 10 ["10" overwritten in pencil]"; front: "PROPERTIES - Frequently used as a // substitute for soap. When administered // internally, it is an excellent and uniform // expectorant. Dose, of a half-ounce to the // pint infusion, one tablespoonful (15 cc) // for adults, and one teaspoonful (4 cc) // for a child. Should be administered // hourly."; bottom: "SOAP TREE // This substance can frequently be advantage- // ously employed in place of soap for removing // dirt, grease, etc., from delicate fabrics. Steep // the contents of this package in two pints of hot // water. When cool, strain and use the liquid to // sponge the cloth. Some prefer to use three or // four times the volume of water, and wash the // fabrics in the strained liquid."; back: "SYNONYMS - Soap Bark, Murillo Bark, // Eng.; Ecorce de Panama, Fr.; Seinfen- // rinde, Panamarinde, Ger.; Quillai, // Span. // PART EMPLOYED - The inner bark. // FAMILY - Rosaceæ. // HABITAT - South America."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard extremely yellowed; black accretion in two spots on top and back; water spot in right side; plastic has come unsealed on left side; some plant material has escaped box and is escaping plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001057
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001057
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLOOD-ROOT // SANGUINARIA, U.S.P. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. // Contains not less than 2.5% // alkaloids. // C134989 [stamped] // No. 49 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; Overwritten by hand in pencil: "20"; front: "SYNONYMS - Sanguinaria, U.S.P.; // Red puccoon, Tetterwort, Indian // paint, Engl.; Blutwerzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // FAMILY - Papaveraceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Used as a stimulat- // ing expectorant in bronchitis, croup // and asthma; also used as a remedy // in atonic dyspepsia. // DOSE - A tablespoonful (15 mils) of // an infusion, half ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label has brown stains on top and front; box and label are abraded on top; box is dented on top; plastic has come unsealed on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001059
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; red metal labels on front and top.
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Accession Number
000001059
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; red metal labels on front and top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED // SOAP-TREE BARK // (Quillaja saponaria.)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED // SOAP-TREE BARK // (Quillaja saponaria.)"; "10 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS."; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."; right side: "PD & CO"; left side: "PD & CO"; overwritten by hand with: "Gen [illeg.] // GOLDEN SEA [illeg.] // GRAN [illeg.] BILL // HOREHOUND // LOBEL A // LUNG [illeg.] // MANO [illeg] // MUL [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.4 cm x Depth 13.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion at base and where paint is chipped; dark brown accretion on front; yellow stain on top; paint scratched overall, but not badly; lid no longer opens.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000;
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail

lungwort leaves

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001116
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001116
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "LUNGWORT // LEAVES // Pulmonaria officinalis, Lin. // C110279 [stamped] // No. 163 // 20 [handwritten] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Pulmonaire, Fr.; Lung- // enkraut, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // FAMILY - Boragineæ. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - A mucilaginous de- // mulcent. Useful as an expectorant // in bronchitis and colds. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed; dark stain on top right edge; plastic still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Images
Less detail

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