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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 23 Enlarged Glands

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001295
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001295
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 23 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // ENLARGED GLANDS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 32 TABLETS // Bari. i-Silic- calc.pAmer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is minor wear and staining at the top and bottom of the box on the paper wrapper; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For Enlarged Glands or Tonsils, enlarged or inflamed glands under the jaw, around the neck or
under the arm-pits; itching and burning of the legs
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Munyon's Whooping Cough Cure

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
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Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
James M. Munyon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: green, red
cork: tan
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "WHOOPING COUGH CURE // MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // Directions - Dissolve twenty pellets // in ten tablespoons of water, and // give a teaspoonful every fifteen min- // utes or half hour until relieved, then // every hour."; embossed on cap: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // REMEDIES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Cap with minor dent; part of label has piece of transparent glue adhered to its surface
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
James M. Munyon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Munyon; CD #6
Research Facts
Dr. James M. Munyon (1848 – 1918) was known for homeopathic patent medicines, some of which he promoted at his Hotel Hygeia on Munyon Island, named Hotel Hygeia after the Greek goddess of health and it catered to wealthy northerners who spent the winters in Palm Beach, Florida. The five-story hotel had twenty-one rooms and eight baths. The hotel burned to the ground in 1917. His first career was as a publisher, but he soon moved on to creating homeopathic medicines in the early 1890s. He employed a staff of chemists and physicians, one of them Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen. Munyon was found guilty of fraud several times due to unsubstantiated claims for his medicines. Many of his medicines are said to have consisted mostly of sugar and alcohol. His most famous one was named "Dr. Munyon's Paw-Paw Elixir" and its main ingredient was fermented papaya juice. It was served at his resort, Hotel Hygeia, on Munyon Island. At the time his cures were highly regarded with the Philadelphia Times writing that "Professor Munyon is to medicine what Professor Edison is to electricity."
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Red Clover Tops

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000006013
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
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Accession Number
000006013
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
S.B. Penick & Co. Crude Drugs
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: white; black; blue; pale blue
Inscriptions
Top: "WAB - 899 [stamped]"; front: ""SPB Co." // INITIAL LINE // Initial Line® // LOOSE PRESSED // CLOVER TOPS RED // TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE // ONE OUNCE // S.B. PENICK & CO. // CRUDE DRUGS // NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A. // ASHEVILLE, N.C. CHICAGO, ILL // JERSEY CITY, N.J. // "The Initial Source of Supply""; top: "SYNONYM — Clover // PART USED — Flower Heads // FAMILY — Leguminosae // HABITAT — United States."; sticker reads: "K3 CM [stamped] CURRY Drugs // Brockville [printed] .50 [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.7 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured, especially on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Used for centuries to help cleanse the body and boost the immune system, red clover has long been used to treat bronchitis and other upper respiratory infections. A warming expectorant, red clover is known to help relieve chest congestion.
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Red Clover Tops

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000006014
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
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Accession Number
000006014
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
S. B. Penick & Co. Crude Drugs
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
Top: "WAB - 899"; front: "SPB Co. // INITIAL LINE // Initial Line® // LOOSE PRESSED // CLOVER TOPS RED // TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE // ONE OUNCE // S. B. PENICK & CO. // CRUDE DRUGS // NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A. // ASHEVILLE, N.C. CHICAGO, ILL // JERSEY CITY, N.J. // "The Initial Source of Supply""; top: "SYNONYM — Clover // PART USED — Flower Heads // FAMILY — Leguminosae // HABITAT — United States."; sticker reads: "K3 CM CURRY Drugs // Brockville .50 "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.7 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured, especially on the back; there is a rupture (0.1 cm in diameter) on the right front edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Used for centuries to help cleanse the body and boost the immune system, red clover has long been used to treat bronchitis and other upper respiratory infections. A warming expectorant, red clover is known to help relieve chest congestion.
Items 000.006.013-.016 employ the same format for the box assembly and for the printing, except for the information and the typography on their top surfaces.
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sulphanilamide tablets

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Dates
1949
1950
circa 1949
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001190 a-b
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal screw-on cap (b); paper label covers front, left and right sides; square white sticker and round fluorescent orange sticker on bottom; bottle is 2/3 full of round tablets.
Accession Number
000001190 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Infection -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-biotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal screw-on cap (b); paper label covers front, left and right sides; square white sticker and round fluorescent orange sticker on bottom; bottle is 2/3 full of round tablets.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1950
circa 1949
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
glass: amber
paper: red; cream; blue; white; orange
metal: silver; black
Inscriptions
(a) // Front: "100 C.T. No. 762 // SULPHANILAMIDE // COMPRESSED // TABLETS // MEDICAMENTA VERA [these words surround logo] PD&Co. // 0.5 Gm. // (7.7 GRAINS) // WARNING – This drug // may cause severe toxic // reactions. // See enclosed circular. C784504 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side:"TOR – 1 90 // To be administered only under the supervision of // a physician. // See enclosed circular for dosage and information // regarding necessary control measures."; left side: "MEDICAMENTA VERA PD & Co. // The symbol of Parke, Davis & Company, // "Medicamenta Vera" indicates devotion // to truth in the manufacture and testing of // medicinal products."; bottom: "SON //R T. // L1P 1H9 // 3 // 410 [illeg.] "; (b) "PD & Co"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 3 Row A
Length
a - 10.6 cm
Width
a - 4.9 cm
Depth
a - 3.1 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 2.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle dusty; yellowish-brown accretion on bottom (old adhesive?); label yellowed; tears and abrasions around edges; cap corroding whre paint is scratched off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection, Jack Willson, Part 6
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mercury iodide pills

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.228
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.228
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
Mercury Compounds
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
John Wyeth & Brothers, Inc.
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: "GELATINE-COATED PILL // Mercury Iodide, Yellow // JOHN WYETH & BROTHERS, INC. // PHILADELPHIA // Made in Canada"; embossed on bottom: "Wyeth 107".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 8.6 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Parts of label are torn
Copy Type
Original
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Wei de Meyer's Catarrh Cure

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.231
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
1980.18.231
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Centaur Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved on tin: "Wei De MEYERS // CATARRH // For CATARRH POLYPUS INFLUENZA"; between the first two words is a circle with "WEI DE MEYERS" around the upper half and "CATARRH CURE" around the lower half; "PRICE $1.00"; a trade mark is engraved on the face of the tin.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.2 cm x Width 5.2 x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Heavy rusting at the sides of the tin; plastic wrapping is also torn.
Copy Type
Original
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Wei de Meyer's Catarrh Cure

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.232
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
1980.18.232
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Centaur Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved on tin: "Wei De MEYERS // CATARRH // For CATARRH POLYPUS INFLUENZA"; between the first two words is a circle with "WEI DE MEYERS" around the upper half and "CATARRH CURE" around the lower half; "PRICE $1.00"; a trade mark is engraved on the face of the tin and printed on the label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.2 cm x Width 5.2 x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Heavy rusting at the sides of the tin; plastic wrapping is half missing.
Copy Type
Original
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Capsules of Cypridol

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Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.298
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
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Accession Number
1980.18.298
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --ampoule
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown; green
organic matter: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CAPSULES OF // CYPRIDOL // (A 1% SOLUTION OF HgI2 IN OIL) // Dose: Two capsules to be taken daily // with meals, but in no case must the // dose exceed five capsules in a single day // except under the physician's instructions. // Vial 8 Rue Vivienne Paris // Huile Specifique Au Biiodure Codex No. 82"; from attached circular: "A 1% solution of bin-iodide of Mercury in an aseptic oil // An improved specific in the treatment of syphilis // Sold only on physicians' prescriptions and is only known to the medical profession."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Capsules of Cypridol

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Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.299
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
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Accession Number
1980.18.299
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --ampoule
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; full of dark capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1880
1900
1880-1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown; green
organic matter: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CAPSULES OF // CYPRIDOL // (A 1% SOLUTION OF HgI2 IN OIL) // "HUILE SPECIFIQUE AU BIIODURE CODEX No. 82 // Dose: Two capsules to be taken daily // with meals, but in no case must the // dose exceed five capsules in a single day // except under the physician's instructions. // Vial, 8 Rue Vivienne Paris"; from attached circular: "A 1% solution of HgI2 in oil // Treatment of venereal diseases // Cypridol may be taken by mouth in capsule form or hypodermically // Cypridol capsules do not affect stomach or digestive organs // Cypridol capsules are sold in original bottles of 50 capsules of 20 centigrammes each."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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