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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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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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Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhoea Remedy

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002024
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle of Chamberlain's colic cholera and diarrhoea remedy with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck and recessed facets on all sides; cream paper label in recessed panel lists manufacturer's name, describes contents' benefits and …
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Accession Number
014002024
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle of Chamberlain's colic cholera and diarrhoea remedy with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck and recessed facets on all sides; cream paper label in recessed panel lists manufacturer's name, describes contents' benefits and dosage information; cream paper label wrapped around neck provides dosage instructions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Des Moines
Site Made (State)
Iowa
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black, red
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // COLIC, CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // An effectual remedy for the cure of // Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Bloody Flux, // Chronic Diarrhoea, Pain in the Stom - // ach, Colic, Cholera Morbus, Summer // Complaint, Cholera Infantum and // Asiatic Cholera. // DOSE: For persons over 18 years of // age one teaspoonful. For children 14 - // 18 years of age ¾ teaspoonful. // For children 8 to 14 years of age, ½ // teaspoonful. For children 6 to 8 years // of age, 1/3 teaspoonful. For children // 4 to 6 years of age, ¼ teaspoonful. For infants 2 to 15 drops. // To be taken in ten times as // much sweetened water. // Be sure and read the directions // wrapped around each bottle. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. // DES MOINES, IOWA, USA."; embossed on sides: "CHAMBERLIAN'S // COLIC CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // CHAMBERLAIN MED. CO // DES MOINES & TORONTO”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.7 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1888
1900
circa 1888-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002026
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Maltopepsyn squared at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck; white powdery substance inside; tan paper lable with manufacturer's name, price, directions for use, and ingredients; narrow strip of tan paper label on shoulders and would have been over the co…
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Accession Number
014002026
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Food, Fortified
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Maltopepsyn squared at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck; white powdery substance inside; tan paper lable with manufacturer's name, price, directions for use, and ingredients; narrow strip of tan paper label on shoulders and would have been over the cork closure has the guarantee of authenticity.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Hazen Morse
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1888
1900
circa 1888-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ONE AND A HALF OUNCES // MALTOPEPSYN // COMBINES ALL THE AGENTS THAT ACT // UPON FOOD FROM MASTICATION TO ITS // CONVERSION INTO CHYLE, WITH ALL THE // NUTRITIVE QUALITIES OF EXTRACT OF MALT // AND THE BRAIN AND NERVE STRENGTHEN - // ING POWERS OF THE ACID PHOSPHATES. // IT HAS TEN TIMES GREATER DIGESTIVE // POWER THAN ANY PREPARATION OF // PEPSINE, AS IT DIGESTS ALL AILMENT // USED BY MANKIND, WHILE PEPSINE ACTS // ONLY ON PLASTIC FOOD. // PREPARED BY // HAZEN MORSE, // TORONTO // PRICE SEVETY-FIVE CENTS // REGISTERED AT OTTAWA // FORMULA OF MALTOPEPSYN // SACCHARATED PEPSINE 10 GRAINS // PANCREATINE 5 GRA // ACID LACTOPHOSATE OF LIME 5 GR // EXSICCATED EXTRACT OF MALT 10 GR // EQUAL TO ONE TEASPOONFUL OF EXTRACT OF MALT // DOSE - FIFTEEN GRAINS 91/4 TEASPOONFUL) TO THIRTY GRAINS // (1/2 TEASPOONFUL) BEFORE EACH MEAL, DRY UPON BREAD, OR IN // A LITTLE WATER AS PREPFERRED. DIRECTIONS - EAT REGU // LARLY. EAT ROAST, BROILED OR BOILED FRESH MEAT, FISH // OR POULTRY, FEW VEGETABLES. DRINK AS LITTLE AS POSS-// IBLE OF ANYTHING, AND NO ALCOHOL; USE TOAST OR STALE // BREAD, AND TAKE EXERCISE IN THE OPEN AIR DAILY."; Embossed on back: "MALTOPEPSYN // HAZEN MORSE // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 11.4 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed, surface grime and stained, cork is half covered in a dark stain
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy

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Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German …
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Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cholera
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German and Bohemia on all sides of label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - instructions
Provenance
Transferred from Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: black, red
glass: green
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “CHAMBERLAIN’S // COLIC CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // CURES // PAIN IN THE STOMACH, // Colic, Cholera morbus, // CRAMP COLIC, // BILIOUS, COLIC, PAINTER’S COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT // CHOLERA // DYSENTREY, DIARRHOEA, // BLOODY FLUX, // CHRONIC DIARRHOES, CHOLERS // INFANTUM, AND BOWEL // COMPLAINT // IN ALL ITS FORMS. // manufactured only by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // DES MOINES, IOWA, U. S. A. // AND TORONTO, CANADA. // PRICE, 35 CENTS. // (Copyrighted by CHAMBERLAIN & CO., 1882)”; on stamp: “PROPRIETARY // OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT // INLAND REVENUE CANADA. // IN STOCK PRIOR // TO APRIL 1, 1909”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is brittle around open end with frayed edges; shows minor wear, surface grime and minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/343751384028938041/
Research Facts
After the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act in 1909 (Canada), over the counter medicines were required to list the ingredients. The ingredients for Chamberlains’ Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy are: one fluid ounce contains 45% alcohol, 10.7% ether (A deriviative of alcohol), 19 minims of chloroform and 3 grains tri-chlor-tertiary-butyl-alcohol. The Act also eliminated advertising the product could cure a wide range of illnesss. After 1909 this product indicated it would cure 'For the relief of pain in the stomach and bowels, colic, intestinal cramp, diarrhoea.'
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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
1820
1910
1820-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.13
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried bark, Ulmus fulva (slippery elm or elm bark).
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Accession Number
1976.60.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dysentery -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried bark, Ulmus fulva (slippery elm or elm bark).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1910
1820-1910
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: dark brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row G
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet; J. Derrick
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 Ulmus fulva: natural woodlands of Central and Eastern U.S.A. and Canada; parts used: inner bark; uses: poultices, fevers, diarrhea (mucilaginous qualities rendered the powdered bark peculiarly adapted to poultices); official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1910; Note: also used in cough drops.
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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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