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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 6 Cholera Morbus

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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, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001292
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
996001292
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Antiemetics
Antidiarrheals
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Diarrhea -- 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 6 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // CHOLERA MORBUS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 135 PELLETS // Verat. a-Ars. a-Cup. mAmer. 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 no staining and no tears or wear on the paper wrapper
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 cholera morbus; nausea and vomiting, stomach sickness; vomiting with diarrhea; thin, loose urgent or rice-water stools, with vomiting; coldness; paleness; blue lips and cramps and morning sickness
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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Dr. Johnson's diarrhoea 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
1980.18.213
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
1980.18.213
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
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- 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 Diarrohea Pills"; directions printed on label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label slightly torn
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Prepared by N.Y. Veterinary Hospital.
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Dr. Johnson's diarrhoea 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
1980.18.214
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; sealed with red wax; paper label; cotton padding; original contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.214
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
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; sealed with red wax; paper label; cotton padding; 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
wax: red
paper: brown; black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Dr. Johnson's Diarrohea Pills"; directions printed on label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label worn.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Prepared by N.Y. Veterinary Hospital.
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