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feminine spray douche

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15219
Dates
1943
1986
circa 1943-1986
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Classification
Home Health
Hygiene
Gynaecology
Accession Number
015011015 a-e
Description
Cardboard box (a) with hinged lid, held in place when open by a fabric string attaching the box to the lid; the lid and box are wrapped on the outside in yellow paper; on the top and front and side there is the product name printed in black inside a pink circle, with a black line stretching from th…
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Accession Number
015011015 a-e
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Classification
Home Health
Hygiene
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Gynaecology
Feminine Hygiene Products
Hygiene
Hygiene -- instrumentation
Description
Cardboard box (a) with hinged lid, held in place when open by a fabric string attaching the box to the lid; the lid and box are wrapped on the outside in yellow paper; on the top and front and side there is the product name printed in black inside a pink circle, with a black line stretching from the bottom of the circle to the right edge of the box with white print inside the line; this same logo is on the left side of the box, and there is handwriting on the side of the lid above it, as well as manufacturing and quantity information printed in black on the same side; inside the box lid is also covered in yellow paper with the same logo on it, and above the logo is the Rexall logo in white on a black background, and to the right is an illustration of the product and its parts and how they fit together, along with instructions on how to store them; inside the box is a cardboard cut-out coloured gold which is the shape of the bulb; the bulb (b) fits inside this shape and is made of rubber, with black on the bottom and white on the top; it has a flat bottom and widens in the middle before becoming rounded at the top, with a protrusion at the very top which contains the hole into which the pipe (c) can be screwed on; the pipe has two sets of threading on the end and is made of rubber; the other end of the pipe is slightly bulbous and has a hole in the end; stored under the cardboard cutout in the box is a metal spoon (d) shaped like a ladle with a hooked end and the product name and patent information engraved on the handle; also in the box is a small piece of paper with blue print (e) detailing the directions for the use of the product.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box: Length 17.4 cm x Width 11.2 cm X Height 7.9 cm
b - bulb: Length 12.6 cm X Diameter 7.7 cm
c - pipe: Length 13.3 cm X Diameter 2.3 cm
d - spoon: Length 10.0 cm X Width 3.5 cm X Height 3.3 cm
e - instructions: Length 10.6 cm X Width 7.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor
Maker
Rexall Drug Company
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles, Boston, St. Louis
Site Made (State)
California, Massachusetts, Missouri
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1943
1986
circa 1943-1986
Date Remarks
Date based on when Rexall became Rexall Drug Company and when the St. Louis plant closed
Material
paper: tan
ink: yellow, pink, white, black, blue, gold
rubber: black, tan
metal: grey
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "Hy·da·way // SWIRL SPRAY DOUCHE // PAT. PENDING"; handwritten on edge of left side of lid: "KORN // 3 95"; printed on left side of box: "Hy·da·way // R 303 // 8 OZ. // SWIRL SPRAY DOUCHE // PAT. PENDING // REXALL DRUG COMPANY · DISTRIBUTO // LOS ANGELES · BOSTON · ST. LOUIS · TORONTO, CANADA"; printed on inside of box lid: "Rexall // The Hy-Da-Way Swirl Spray Douche is con- // venient for traveling (pipe can be concealed // inside bulb and sealed with cap) and per- // fect for home use. Before using, remove // pipe from inside bulb and fit into assembled // position shown above. // MADE IN U.S.A. // Hy·da·way // Sanitary leakproof cap // After using, clean, // drain, reverse pipe in // bulb as indicated; then // screw cap on tightly. // SWIRL SPRAY DOUCHE // PAT. PENDING"; embossed on spoon: "Cream Top. // PAT. // SEPT. 2ND 1924 // MAR. 3RD 1925"; printed on instructions sheet: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Compress bulb as much as possible and submerge in solution // to be used. Release the bulb slowly. Lift the douche out // of solution, holding it upright, and then press gently on the // bulb until liquid appears at tip of pipe. Then, without re- // leasing the pressure, submerge pipe again, then release // bulb slowly. This should fill the bulb completely. // CAUTION: The user is warned against the use of undue pressure // on the bulb which might result in spreading infection. // Moderate pressure of the solution is sufficient for cleans- // ing. Withdraw nozzle and fluid will flush out quickly. // Greater effectiveness may result if used when reclining. // SP 474 // PRINTED IN U. S. A.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-10
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Box has a strong smell; rubber bulb hardened and discoloured; some bubbling in paper on box; paper instructions minorly crumpled around top left corner.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, book
Reference Comments
https://timeline.com/sexist-history-douching-bcc39f3d216c
https://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/03/when-women-used-lysol-birth-control/
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21724/21724-h/21724-h.htm
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11644980
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lysols-vintage-ads-subtly-pushed-women-to-use-its-disinfectant-as-birth-control-218734/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/albums/834100/with/37387729/
http://magic.msu.edu/search~S39?/cHQ766%20.S32%201917%20Online/chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online/-3,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=chq%20%20766%20s32%201917%20online&1,1,
https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/a-brief-history-of-vaginal-douching-and-women-cleaning-themselves-with-disinfectants/
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2664893.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20151030025534/http://capnrexall.blogspot.com/2011/06/rexall-history-short-version.html
Justia Trademarks, Hy-Da-Way: https://trademarks.justia.com/720/70/hy-da-way-72070946.html
Chapter 2a, Dating Milk Bottles, © Bill Lockhart 2011; page 15, "Cream-Top Milk Bottles: oterochap2a.pdf
Research Facts
This object was used for vaginal douching, a historically common practice of women's hygiene until recently. Today, doctors do not recommend douching as the vagina is self-cleaning and attempting to clean it with soaps and chemicals could be harmful to its pH balance and cause damage.
Beginning in the early 20th century, women would often use Lysol, a household disinfectant, as a douche. Lysol advertised this purpose, claiming that it would guard against odors (believed to be a euphemism for birth control).
Before 1911, there were a reported 193 poisonings and five deaths from Lysol douching, and women often complained of burning and blisters. In 1952, Lysol's formula was changed from cresol to become a quarter as toxic as before. The Lysol used in homes today is not the same as the one historically used for douching, and is no longer owned by the same company.
Advertisements for Lysol as a feminine hygiene product often targeted women's insecurities about their bodies and caused them to feel badly about them and feel the need to use a douche to remain clean and fresh. Lines used in different 20th century Lysol advertisements include: "Often a wife fails to realize that doubts due to one intimate neglect shut her out from happy married love", "Day after heartbreaking day I was held in [...] a web spun by my husband's indifference. [...] Was the fault mine?", "No woman who has a normal foundation of good health can be forgiven for failing to "stay young with her husband.""
The douche was the most popular “contraceptive” in the USA by 1940. In 1933, nearly half of a study of 507 women who used Lysol as a contraceptive became pregnant.
This particular douche design was invented by George P. Kempel and was made to be able to be disposed after one use according to its patent.
Hy-da-way was trademarked by Rexall in 1959 in relation to their Folding Fountain Syringe; another douche-like product.
The Cream Top spoon found with this object was created by Herbert E. Hill for Cream-Top milk bottles, which were bottles with a bulbous top where the cream could rise to and remain; the spoon was created in order to block the opening of the bottle below the bulbous part and prevent milk from escaping when the cream was poured out. It may possibly be present in this douche kit to be used for measuring the cleansing solution.
The cap is missing from this object, but is illustrated inside the lid.
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Adrenalin chloride solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6838
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
1975.8.36
Description
A cylindrical, brown bottle with a small neck and a metal cap; paper label is affixed to one side of the bottle; part of the label is torn away.
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Accession Number
1975.8.36
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Epinephrine
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical, brown bottle with a small neck and a metal cap; paper label is affixed to one side of the bottle; part of the label is torn away.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Hugh Gilchrist, executor of Dr. McCosh's estate (Toronto); owned and used by Dr. J.T. McCosh of the University of Toronto.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: brown
paper: yellow; brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On paper label, half of which is torn away: "30 cc. S[illeg.] // STERI-VIAL® // ADRENALIN® // CHLORIDE // SOLUTION // EPINEPHRINE HYDROC[illeg.] // SOLUTION C.S.P. [illeg.] // 1:1000 // Each cc contains . . . etc. // PARKE, DA[illeg.] // BROCK[illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row F
Length
7.4 cm
Diameter
3.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Part of label torn away.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1943
1959
circa 1943-1959
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016006006 a-m
Description
Rectangular tan cardstock box (a) with hinged lid and flaps which tuck into the box; on the sides of the box is the manufacturing and brand information and the label printed in dark blue ink; inside the box are twelve sealed smaller boxes (b-m) which each contain gauze; the smaller boxes have the p…
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Accession Number
016006006 a-m
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages -- instrumentation
Bandages
First Aid
Wound Healing
Description
Rectangular tan cardstock box (a) with hinged lid and flaps which tuck into the box; on the sides of the box is the manufacturing and brand information and the label printed in dark blue ink; inside the box are twelve sealed smaller boxes (b-m) which each contain gauze; the smaller boxes have the product information printed on their sides in blue, white, and red ink.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - box: Length 18.0 cm X Width 13.6 cm X Height 6.0 cm
b-m - small box: Length 4.2 cm X Width 4.2 cm X Height 5.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's father, a medical practitioner from 1942-1988.
Maker
Rexall Drug Company
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles, Boston, St. Louis
Site Made (State)
California, Massachusetts, Missouri
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1943
1959
circa 1943-1959
Date Remarks
Based on the beginning of Rexall in Los Angeles and the name change from Rexall Drug Company to Rexall Drug and Chemical Company in 1959.
Material
paper: tan
ink: navy, blue, red, white
Inscriptions
Printed on side of box (a): "2 INCH // 10 YDS. // 1 DOZEN Rexall W2202 // FIRST AID // GAUZE BANDAGES // STERILIZED // REXALL DRUG COMPANY - DISTRIBUTOR // LOS ANGELES - BOSTON - ST. LOUIS - TORONTO, CANADA // MADE IN U.S.A"; printed on the smal boxes side (b-m): "2 INCHES - 10 YARDS // Rexall // FIRST AID // GAUZE // BANDAGE // STERILE // W 2202"; printed on side of small boxes (b-m): "NON-RAVELING EDGES // WARNING: If package has been // broken or opened, continued // sterility cannot be guaranteed. // 44 X 36 MESH // REXALL DRUG CO.- DISTRIBUTOR // LOS ANGELES - BOSTON - ST. LOUIS // TORONTO, CAN.- MADE IN U.S.A."; printed on bottom of small boxes (b-m): "Rexall // FIRST AID // GAUZE BANDAGE // FOR SURGICAL AND SICKROOM USES // The selected high grade // GAUZE BANDAGE in this pack- // age has been fully steri- // lized and is ready for // immediate first aid use. // OPEN OTHER END"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tear on front of box (a) near cutout, minor discolouration of cardboard of box (a); many brown spots, foxing on box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.britannica.com/topic/gauze
http://capnrexall.blogspot.com/2011/06/rexall-history-short-version.html
https://newscenter.dollargeneral.com/news/dollar-general-to-be-exclusive-retailer-of-rexall-brand-products.htm
Research Facts
The word "gauze" is derived from the city of Gaza in the Middle East, where gauze is believed to have originated.
Gauze is a light, woven fabric used mainly for the treatment of wounds, especially in first aid.
Rexall began in the United States in 1902 in Boston, and expanded throughout the country during the early 20th century. Rexall went under in 1986 in the United States, but remains a brand name there and a chain of Drug Stores in Canada.
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sodium bicarbonate tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3971
Dates
1957
1960
circa 1957
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001180 a-b
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal screw-on cap (b); paper label on front; bottle has a round fluorescent orange sticker on the back; bottle is 2/3 full of round white tablets
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Accession Number
000001180 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal screw-on cap (b); paper label on front; bottle has a round fluorescent orange sticker on the back; bottle is 2/3 full of round white tablets
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
1960
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: amber
metal: black; silver
paper: red; cream; orange
Inscriptions
(a) // Front: "100 C.T. No. 217 // SODIUM// BICARBONATE // U.S.P. // Compressed // Tablets // 10 GRAINS // DOSE – 1 or 2 tablets. // L H 153 D // Stock 25 - 217 - 4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; bottom: "1 7 // 5 // 4108 C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 3 Row A
Length
a - 10.5 cm
Width
a - 5.0 cm
Depth
a - 3.0 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty; yellowish-white accretion on front (paint?); label yellowed and stained around edges; cap corroding around edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Chloromycetin ® capsules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4063
Dates
1951
1968
circa 1951-1968
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001269 a-c
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle (b) with cylindrical neck and threaded metal cap (c); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is in a cardboard box (a) and is 2/3 full of capsules.
Accession Number
000001269 a-c
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 brown glass bottle (b) with cylindrical neck and threaded metal cap (c); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is in a cardboard box (a) and is 2/3 full of capsules.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box
b - bottle
c - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1951
1968
circa 1951-1968
Material
glass: brown
paper: red; white; orange
cardboard: beige; red; orange; white; grey; blue
metal: red; white
Inscriptions
Front: "Pr 100 [illeg.] // 17.80 // 100 // CAPSULES // CHLOROMYCETIN® // CHLORAMPHENICOL // CAPSULES // U.S.P. // 100 MG. // Stock 6-480-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "WARNING - Blood dyscrasias may be associated with the use // of chloramphenicol. It is essential that adequate blood studies be // made. (See enclosed warnings and precautions.)"; back: "MEDICAMENTA VERA P D // Laboratories, // Branches, and // Distributors // are located in // Principal Cities // throughout the // World."; left side: "USUAL ADULT DAILY DOSE – 50 mg. per Kg. See enclosed circular. // Chloromycetin – Reg. T.M. // Patented in Canada 1951 // Exp. Date: Feb. 1968 // Lot No. // C234669 "; top: "100 No. 480 // CAPSULES // CHLOROMYCETIN // 100 MG. // Stock 6-480-4"; bottom: identical to top; (b) front: "Pr 100 No. 480 // CAPSULES // CHLOROMYCETIN // CHLORAMPHENICOL // CAPSULES // U.S.P. // 100 MG. // Stock 6-480-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: identical to box right side; left side: identical to box left side; bottom: "4 // 50 2"; (c) "P D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - box - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is yellowed, dirty, and water marked on bottom, pen marks on front, dented; label on bottle is yellowing; otherwise bottle and cap are sound
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See also 000.001.197, .268
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Chloromycetin Succinate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4064
Dates
1951
1970
circa 1951-1970
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001270 a-c
Description
A cylindrical glass vial (b) stopped with a rubber stopper and sealed with a metal band around the neck and lip; vial is in a cardboard box (a) with a leaflet (c) containing product information
Accession Number
000001270 a-c
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 -- vial
Description
A cylindrical glass vial (b) stopped with a rubber stopper and sealed with a metal band around the neck and lip; vial is in a cardboard box (a) with a leaflet (c) containing product information
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - vial - Size: Depth 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
c - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 19.7 cm x Width 10.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1951
1970
circa 1951-1970
Date Remarks
Expirey date
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; white; cream
metal: silver
cardboard: cream; red
rubber: grey
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "Pr S-V 57 // CHLOROMYCETIN® // SUCCINATE // CHLORAMPHENICOL // SODIUM SUCCINATE // EQUIVALENT TO: // 1 GRAM // Chloromycetin® // (chloramphenicol, // P.D. & Co.) // INTRAVENOUS // INTRAMUSCULAR // SUBCUTANEOUS // Stock 35-57-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "USUAL ADULT DAILY DOSE – 50 mg. per Kg. // See enclosed circular for additional informat- // tion regarding dosage and preparation of // solution. // Sterile solution may be kept at room tempera- // ture for 30 days without significant loss of // potency. A cloudy solution should not be used."; back: "WARNING – Blood dyscrasias may be asso- // ciated with the use of chloramphenicol. It is // essential that adequate blood studies be made. // (See enclosed warnings and precautions.) // Chloromycetin® – Patented in Canada 1951. // Ca. Lic. No. 542 // Exp. Date: April 1970 // Lot No. C239939"; left side: right side repeated in French; top: "Steri-Vial® 57 // 1 GRAM // CHLOROMYCETIN® // SUCCINATE // Stock 35-57-1"; bottom: identical to top; (b) front: "Pr S-V 57 // CHLOROMYCETIN® // SUCCINATE // CHLORAMPHENICOL SODIUM SUCCINATE // EQUIVALENT TO: // 1 GRAM // Chloromycetin® (chloramphenicol, P.D. & Co.) // Stock 35-51-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: "See enclosed circular. // WARNING – Blood dyscrasias may be // associated with the use of chloram- // phenicol. It is essential that adequate // blood studies be made. (See enclosed // warnings and precautions.) // Lot No. C239939 Exp. Date: April 1970 [stamped] // Strength: Date: // Patient: Room:"; bottom: "17 [embossed]"; (c) "FOR PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION // CHLOROMYCETIN® // (CHLORAMPHENICOL) // WARNING // [text follows] // ANTIMICROBIAL AND PHARMA- // COLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF // CHLORAMPHENICOL // [text follows] // PRODUCTS FOR PARENTERAL USE // AND DOSAGE RECOMMENDATIONS // [text follows] // SIDE EFFECTS OF // CHLORAMPHENICOL THERAPY // [text follows] // PACKAGE INFORMATION // [text follows] // [throughout leaflet, French translation occurs alongside English text] // MEDICAMENTA VERA P D // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // P - TC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row G
Condition Remarks
Boxl yellowed, dented; label on vial yellowing; otherwise no apparent problems
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1957
1960
circa 1957
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001382 a-b
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, and is 3/4 full of capsules; top 1/4 of bottle and neck are stuffed with cotton
Accession Number
000001382 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, and is 3/4 full of capsules; top 1/4 of bottle and neck are stuffed with cotton
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
1960
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream; red
metal: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 No. 383 // KAPSEALS // HEPA-DESICOL // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // EACH KAPSEAL CONTAINS: // dl-Methionine 150 mg. // Choline Bitartrate 200 mg. // *Desicol 150 mg. // Inositol 15 mg. // Betaine 50 mg. // Keep Bottle Securely Closed // In a Cool, Dry Place. // DISPENSE IN GLASS // L H 104 f // Stock 15-383-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "DOSE – 2 to 4 Kapseals three times daily, with or imme- // diately following meals as directed by the physician. // Medical literature available to physicians on request."; left side: "*Desicol is desiccated whole fresh bile, P. D. & Co. // The word KAPSEALS designates the hermetically sealed // capsules manufactured by Parke, Davis & Co."; bottom: "D 6 // V-561-A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row F
Length
a - 13.4 cm
Width
a - 5.9 cm
Depth
a - 3.2 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing, dirty; corrosion around cap edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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