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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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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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Zopesa laxative

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.209
Description
A flat bottle with four indented sides and arched shoulders, narrow neck ending in a small lip and closed with a cork; paper label; black residue.
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Accession Number
1980.18.209
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flat bottle with four indented sides and arched shoulders, narrow neck ending in a small lip and closed with a cork; paper label; black residue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Zopesa Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: aqua
cork: brown
paper: orange; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ZOPESA // An extraordinary cure // for Dyspepsia or // Indigestion and Constipation // A PANACEA . . ."; embossed on one of the panels: "Zopesa Chemical Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 18.4 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Johnson's digestive 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, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.215
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; paper label; cotton padding; some original contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.215
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Veterinary Medicine
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; paper label; cotton padding; some original contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
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
glass: blue
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. // JOHNSON'S // DIGESTIVE // PILLS // PREPARED BY // N.Y. VETERI- // NARY HOSPITAL"; label also has directions for use.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 6.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork is slightly broken.
Copy Type
Original
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Pepsin, Bismuth and Strychnia Elixer

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Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastroenterology
Accession Number
1980.18.222
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a lip and closed with a cork; paper label; 1/3 full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.222
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a lip and closed with a cork; paper label; 1/3 full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Lyman, Knox & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
glass: transparent
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Elixir, Pepsin, Bismuth and Strychnia"; "It has been employed with great success in Dyspepsia, Gastralgia, General Debility of the system, and in all the numerous disorders dependent on want of tone and vigour of the stomach and digestive organs."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 19.6 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork broken at top.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.224
Description
A wide-mouth squarish glass bottle closed with a cork; paper label; full of original contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.224
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 wide-mouth squarish glass bottle closed with a cork; paper label; full of original contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
K D C Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
New Glasgow
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "K D C // FOR // DYSPEPSIA // INDIGESTION // IN ANY FORM // K D C Company"; printed along the side, at right angles: "NEW GLASGOW, N. S."; directions given on label in both French and English; embossed on back: "K D C FOR DYSPEPSIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Label slightly chipped
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.225 a-b
Description
A cardboard box containing a bottle of KDC remedy; circular attached.
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Accession Number
1980.18.225 a-b
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 cardboard box containing a bottle of KDC remedy; circular attached.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
bottle
box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
KDC Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
New Glasgow
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
cardboard: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "K D C // FOR // DYSPEPSIA // INDIGESTION // IN ANY FORM // K D C Company // NEW GLASGOW, N.S."; embossed on back of bottle: "KDC FOR DYSPEPSIA"; list of symptoms listed on box; directions on label in English and French; box has, "None Genuine unless bearing our signature"; circular has: "For indigestion, stomach troubles"; "The King of Dyspepsia cures — K. D. C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
bottle - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
box - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Box slightly torn at one end
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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