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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1981.8.3
Description
A flattish glass bottle with shoulders that slope, a long, narrow neck, and an enlarged lip filled with a cork.
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Accession Number
1981.8.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flattish glass bottle with shoulders that slope, a long, narrow neck, and an enlarged lip filled with a cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
T.A. Slocum Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: translucent blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on front of bottle: "DR. T.A. SLOCUM // LIMITED // 179 KING ST. WEST, TORONTO CANADA"L; to the left of this is an embossed circular trade mark; around the circumference is: "HOPE IS THE ANCHOR OF THE SOUL"; the inner circle has an image of an anchor with the words "TRADE" "MARK" on either side of it; embossed on both edges of the bottle: "THE GREATEST OF TONICS"; "PSYCHINE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 20.4 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Hood's Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001177
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
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Accession Number
996001177
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
C. I. Hood Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: tranparent
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: cream
Inscriptions
On label: "HOOD'S // COMPOUND EXTRACT // SARSAPARILLA // TRADEMARK // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // ALCOHOL 16 1/2 PER CENT. // An Alternative Stomachic // containing also Diuretic and // Laxative Properties // Dose: As usually taken the dose of Hood's // Sasparailla varies from 1/2 to 2 teaspoonsfuls. // As a Stomachic and Stimulant to the Appetite, // Hood's Sasparilla may be taken in hot water // beginning with a small dose and increasing // gradually as necessary. // No. 885 // C. I. HOOD COMPANY, INC. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // Laboraties // New York St. Louis"; embossed on sides: "HOOD'S COMPOUND // EXTRACT // SARSA // PARILLA // NEW YORK ST. LOUIS // C. I. HOOD & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
22.2
Width
7.7
Depth
4.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured, brittle and right side edges lifting, missing sections
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://oldmainartifacts.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/hoods-sarsaparilla-lowell-ma/
Research Facts
Founded by Charles Ira Hood in 1875, C.I. Hood & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts was among the largest patent medicine companies in the United States and offered a number of personal health products in addition to its well known Hood’s Sarsaparilla. The C.I. Hood and Company was a leader in the development of color lithography as an advertising tool, and produced all of its advertising in-house and owned twenty presses issuing a plethora of colorful trade cards, posters, calendars, cookbooks, pamphlets, and other ephemera all promoting the medicinal benefits of company products.
In 1876, Charles followed the lead of J.C. Ayer & Company and began to compound his own sarsaparilla medicine. In addition to sarsaparilla root, he mixed in dandelion, gentian, juniper berries and 18% alcohol. He claimed great success in curing a variety of disorders including “purifying the blood”, heart diseases, dropsy, rheumatism and scrofula. Within two years of launching his product he was on his way to great success. Charles Hood added to his success with Hood’s Tooth Powder, Vegetable Pills, Oil Ointment, Medicated Soap, Dyspeplets (for dyspepsia), TusSamo (for cough) and Hood’s Lotion.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Nyal castor oil

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Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006003
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the…
Accession Number
000006003
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Castor Oil
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the metal cap has a rolled end, a round groove on the top and vertical grooves around its raised side; there is no evidence of threading (see accession sheet for sketch); a thick, yellow liquid fills about 40% of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Nyal, Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Date Remarks
The bottle's mould seams continue over the bottle's lip, indicating fabrication after 1880; screw cap became popular after 1924, so possibly the bottle was made between these two dates
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange
metal: orange
Inscriptions
"NYAL // QUALITY // A" is inscribed in raised letters in a circle on the front of the bottle; the last letter "A" is in a smaller circle on a chain pattern, all in the larger circle; bottom: "D [or a square] inside a diamond shape, and "2" to the left of the diamond, in raised letters; label: "TRADE MARK NYAL [illeg.] // TASTY // Castor Oil // Rx [the "x" part of the tail of the "R"] D3 2 FL. OZ. // Pure, Refined Castor Oil // sweetened and flavored. // Directions – Infants 20 to 40 // drops; children four years old, // 1 to 2 teaspoonfulls; eight years // old, ½ to one tablespoonful; // adults; 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls; // Mode D'Emploi — Pour petits // enfants 20 à 40 gouttes; pour // enfants de 4 ans 1 à 2 cuillerées // à thé; 8 ans ½ à 1 cuillerée à // table; pour adultes, 1 à 2 cuil- // lerées à table. // NYAL COMPANY, Limited // Windsor, Ontario, Canada"; the label is toned with light grey mesh behind the text, leaving a frame of brighter orange around the label; on the back of the bottle neck, there is "H5" in raised lettering
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle and cap are dusty and have residual stains; cap has two dents; the paint on the cap is blackened around the side and there are some very small spots where the metal substrate is exposed; the cap is stuck on the bottle; the paper label has two holes (around 0.1 cm); note: residue on bottle may attract pests.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19, 21, 24; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, p. 108; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 219-220; "The Oxford Dictionary of Current English," Oxford University Press, 1998; "Text-book of the Principles and Practice of Nursing," by Bertha Harmer, 1927, pp. 435-436; see also 000.006.022
Research Facts
Castor oil is "oil from the seeds of a tropical plant, used as a purgative and lubricant (Oxford Dictionary). Castor oil may be used both as a laxative and as an emollient (Merck), but this product is flavoured, so it is a laxative. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.12
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
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Accession Number
1976.60.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: light brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet;
"The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 1294
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Aralia nudicaulis: moist woods from Newfoundland to Manitoba and South to North Carolina and Missouri; parts used: roots; uses: cough medicine, diaphoretic, stimulant (Note: this does not agree with the other items on the db, nor the definition in the medical dictionary, which states, "diuretic, tonic and blood purifier"; I have used the same MeSH as elsewhere on the db); constituents: belongs to the ginseng family--chemically related to spikenard; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882.
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Dates
1831
1926
1831-1926
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.4
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried roots, Taraxacum officinale (dandelion root).
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Accession Number
1976.60.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried roots, Taraxacum officinale (dandelion root).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1831
1926
1831-1926
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Docum
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat of Taraxacum officinale: Europe; introduced to North America by early settlers; parts used: root; uses: digestive disorders, e.g. heartburn; tonic properties; official preparation: U.S.P 1831-1926.
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.5
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
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Accession Number
1976.60.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brownish-green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat of Cassia marilandica: wet soil of eastern and central U.S. and Canada; parts used: leaves, roots, and seeds; uses: reduction of fever, sore throat, most commonly and currently as a laxative; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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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, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1970.10.10
Description
A clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of white tablets; has a rectangular label covered over by a red-trimmed, rounded label.
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Accession Number
1970.10.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of white tablets; has a rectangular label covered over by a red-trimmed, rounded label.
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: black
paper: yellow; red
drugs: white
Inscriptions
Red-trimmed label has "Calomel Gr. 2" in handwriting; printed label underneath has, "Compressed Triturate // John Wyeth // . . ." (much of the printing is covered).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.3 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"mercurous chloride"; "formerly as purgative"; "antisyphilitic action."
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atropine sulphate

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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, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1970.10.8
Description
Clear glass vial with metal screw top; half-filled with white tablets; paper label covers most of vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Duodenal Ulcer
Atropine -- therapeutic use
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial with metal screw top; half-filled with white tablets; paper label covers most of 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.
Maker
John Wyeth and Brother, Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: translucent yellow
metal: silver
paper: yellowed
Inscriptions
On printed label: "Compressed Triturate //Atropine Sulph. gr 1/100 [handwritten] // Neuralgic.–Dr. H.J. Kenyon. // Zinc Phosphide, 1-16 gr., Strych. 1-60 gr., Ext. // Cannab. Ind. 1-8 gr., Soda Arsen., 1-20 gr., // Aconitina - Duquesnel's 1-40 gr. // John Wyeth & Brother, Manufacturing Chemists Philadelphia."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
:"Given by mouth as atropine sulphate reduces smooth muscle tone and diminishes gastric and intestinal motility." "For treatment of gastric & duodenal ulcers."
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Dr. Fowler's Wild Strawberry Extract

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020402
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle for Dr. A. Fowler's wild strawberry extract; product name embossed on front, sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty.
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Accession Number
010020402
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle for Dr. A. Fowler's wild strawberry extract; product name embossed on front, sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on front: "WILD STRAWBERRY"; embossed on side: "EXTRACT"; embossed on side: "DR. A. FOWLER'S"; embossed on bottom: "182"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass is in good condition; some scratches at base
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Living Archives" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; an advertisement from 1900 states that Dr. Fowler's wild strawberry extract cured diarrhea, colic, cramps and cholera, among other ailments; it claims the extract had been used for half a century
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Dyspepsia Remedy

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002018
Description
Clear glass rectangular empty bottle with slightly sloped shoulders with cream paper label affixed over one side and half of either side, printed on label are directions for use, and the druggist's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002018
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass rectangular empty bottle with slightly sloped shoulders with cream paper label affixed over one side and half of either side, printed on label are directions for use, and the druggist's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
John MacLean, Druggist
Site Made (City)
St. Mary's
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "J. MACLEAN’S // CELEBRATED // DYSPEPSIA // REMEDY// NORMALIS // Trade Mark Regd. // HAS NEVER // BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL // DIRECTIONS // TAKE A TEASPOON HALF // FULL JUST BEFORE // EACH MEAL IN A LITTLE // MILK OR WATER // PREPARED ONLY BY // JOHN MACLEAN // DRUGGIST // ST. MARY'S, ONT // NO. 122 // THE // PROPRIETARY // OR // PATENT // MEDICINE // ACT // For // Indigestion // Sour // Stomach // Heartburn // Nausea // And // Catarrh // of the // Stomach // or Bowels"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has yellowed, discoloured, frayed, contains several minor tears and missing pieces
Copy Type
Original
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