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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
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
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
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
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
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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Dates
1863
1916
1863-1916
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1976.60.10
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Cypripedium (lady's slipper).
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Accession Number
1976.60.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Sedatives, Nonbarbiturate
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Cypripedium (lady's slipper).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1863
1916
1863-1916
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: reddish-brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet
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 Cypripedium: bogs from Nova Scotia to Nebraska, South to Mississippi and Alabama; parts used: rhizome and root; uses: sedative and nerve medicine; for insomnia in domestic American medicine; official preparation: U.S.P 1863-1916.
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Dates
1820
1926
1820-1926
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1976.60.8
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried plant matter, Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly ash).
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Accession Number
1976.60.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Toothache -- drug therapy
Sexually Transmitted Disease -- drug therapy
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried plant matter, Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly ash).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1926
1820-1926
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: reddish-brown
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 for Zanthoxylum americanum: damp woods from Quebec to Virginia and west to Ontario; South Dakota through Kansas and Nebraska; parts used: bark, roots, berries; uses: toothache, rheumatism , venereal disease, anti-spasmodic; constituents: berberine--mild sedative; official preparations: U.S.P 1820-1926.
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drug vial - Caffeine Cit.

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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, Neurological
Accession Number
1970.10.2
Description
A clear glass vial, corked and 1/3 full of light brown pills; has a small horizontal strip label.
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Accession Number
1970.10.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Central Nervous System Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A clear glass vial, corked and 1/3 full of light brown pills; has a small horizontal strip 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: translucent yellow
cork: brown
drugs: light brown
Inscriptions
Handwritten on label: "Caffeine Cit. Gr 1/2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: no chips or cracks in the glass; cork is whole but protruding from the opening by 0.6 cm; the label is yellowed but whole and legible; pills are whole; residue inside of vial; black deposit in centre of label and directly underneath the glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.;
Research Facts
Caffeine Citrate has a good effect on kidney and muscle, and is a CNS stimulant.
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1970.10.3
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of beige tablets (62 tablets); surrounded by stained paper label.
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Accession Number
1970.10.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Hypnotics and Sedatives
MM= Drugs -- sedatives -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of beige tablets (62 tablets); surrounded by stained paper 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: brown
paper: brown
drugs: beige
Inscriptions
Paper label has handwritten, "Aconite Min 1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is very hard to read.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Family Ranunculaceae (Wolf's Bane plant); external use for neuralgia; antipyretic; "characteristic tingling sensation when applied to tongue, followed by local anaesthesia."
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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, Neurological
Accession Number
1970.10.5
Description
Clear glass vial, corked, containing a few beige tablets; a paper label is wrapped around the vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Atropine -- therapeutic use
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial, corked, containing a few beige tablets; a paper label is wrapped around the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
drugs: beige
paper: y ellowish
Inscriptions
Handwritten on label: "Atropine // Gr. 1/100"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Atropine is anticholinergic, stimulates and then depresses the CNS."
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Munyon's Nerve 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, Neurological
Accession Number
1980.18.181
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy; a circular attached.
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Accession Number
1980.18.181
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Stress -- drug therapy
Nervous System
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy; a circular attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black; green; red
glass: clear
metal
Paper
Inscriptions
Printed on one side: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; on another side: "MUNYON'S // NERVE CURE. // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; embossed on metal top: "MUNYON'S HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES"; from circular: "Restores overworked and overstrained nerves to a healthy condition. It cures all the symptoms of nervous exhaustion, such as depressed spirits, peevishness, irritability, general sensitiveness of the whole nervous system, failure of memory, inability to concentrate the thoughts, morbid fears, restless and sleepless nights, pains in the head, noises in the ears, and dizziness. It cures nervous prostration, stimulates and strengthens the nerves, and tones up the whole body."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
One end of box is torn.
Copy Type
Original
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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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