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drug vial - digitalis

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.1
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top half-filled with brownish colour coated tablets.
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Accession Number
1970.10.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Digitalis
Cardiotonic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top half-filled with brownish colour coated tablets.
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
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
drugs: brown
Inscriptions
Label has: "Heart Tablets (Digitalis) [handwritten]" and "DIRECTIONS" followed by handwritten directions and dosages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is not well glued to the vial; #2: no chips or cracks in the glass; the lid is discoloured with a black sheen but no active corrosion; the label is yellowed and stained, but firmly affixed to the glass; pills appear whole.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Nitro-Glycerine vial

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
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
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
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
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Relaxes smooth muscle and reduces systolic blood pressure."
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strychnine sulphate vial

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
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
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
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
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Potent action on CNS"; "bitter tonic"; "the use of strychnine is without therapeutic justification."
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digitalin compound

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1980.18.202
Description
A flattened bottled closed with a cork and with a paper label affixed; 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 bottled closed with a cork and with a paper label affixed; 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
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
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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pharmacy bottle

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Dates
1860
1900
1860-1900
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
1860
1900
1860-1900
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."
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