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Medicinal Plants [medicinal plants print]

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Dates
1930
1950
circa - 1930 - 1950
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
995003069 a-b
Description
Wood framed colour print (a) paper with printed illustrations of 13 plants with medicinal properties; (b) wood and glass frame with a wire attached to the sides and backed with coroplast.
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Accession Number
995003069 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal -- pictorial works
Description
Wood framed colour print (a) paper with printed illustrations of 13 plants with medicinal properties; (b) wood and glass frame with a wire attached to the sides and backed with coroplast.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - picture
b - frame
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa - 1930 - 1950
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: off-white
ink: black; green; yellow; blue
Inscriptions
Printed under plants: "MEDICINAL PLANTS - PARKE, DAVIS & CO, DETROIT MICHIGAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005 2005 Floor
Length
a - 65.6
b - 73.7
Width
a - 63.1
b - 71.7
Depth
a - 0.1
b - 1.6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Picture backed with acidic masonite; frame had improper wire at the back; frame shows minor wear -- especially at the corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis. Wikipedia
Research Facts
Parke-Davis and Company was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, a physician and pharmacist. In 1860 Dr. Duffield owned a small drugstore at the corner of Gratiot and Woodward Avenues. Dr. Duffield made a variety of pharmaceutical preparations, including Hoffman’s anodyne and mercurial ointment, but was overwhelmed by the operations of the business.
In 1871 the company sent expeditions to Central and South America and the West Indies in search of medicinal plants. The company produced an herbal laxative drug Cascara found from Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Renulife violet ray generator

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Dates
1919
1950
1919-1950
Collection
Mr. George Vetzal Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
002007001 a-h
Description
Renulife violet ray generator, consisting of seven glass and metal attachments of various shapes and sizes (a-g) in a fabric-bound, purple velvet-lined case (h); this also contains a mahogany-covered panel with two plastic knobs with brass dials; two fabric-covered cords extend from either end of t…
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Accession Number
002007001 a-h
Collection
Mr. George Vetzal Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Therapy -- instrumentation
Medicine, Traditional
Description
Renulife violet ray generator, consisting of seven glass and metal attachments of various shapes and sizes (a-g) in a fabric-bound, purple velvet-lined case (h); this also contains a mahogany-covered panel with two plastic knobs with brass dials; two fabric-covered cords extend from either end of the panel; one leads to a round electrical plug, the other to an oblong dark purple plastic component, into which the attachments fit; the original owner's name appears in white paint on the top of the case; a velvet ribbon is attached to the inner top corner of the case with the manufacturer's name in gold; the front of the case has a lockable metal clasp and leather handle.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - glass attachment - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - glass attachment - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
c - glass attachment - Size: Length 16.3cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
d - glass attachment - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
e - glass attachment - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
f - glass attachment - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
g - metal attachment - Size: Length 17.8 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
h - ray generator in case - Size: Length 30.1 cm x Width 27.5 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by donor's grandfather, Mr. George Vetzal (see attached photocopy)
Maker
Renulife Electric Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1919
1950
1919-1950
Date Remarks
Based on research and date on brass label
Material
leather: black
wood: brown
fabric: purple; black
glass: clear
metal: silver; brown
plastic: black
paint: white
Inscriptions
The white paint on top of the case reads, "G.S. VETZAL."; the front lock clasp has, "EAGLELOCK CO. // U.S.A. // TERRYVILLE, CONN" stamped into the metal; the proper right brass dial has raised lettering that reads, "EX-TERNAL // IN-TERNAL // OFF"; the proper left dial reads, "Renu Life // VIOLET RAY // GENERATOR // PAID SEPT. 30, 1919 // MADE IN U.S.A. // BY // RENULIFE ELC. CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // STRON // MILD // MODEL IV // NO 35909 // VOLTS 110 // WATTS 38"; this information appears in raised and indented metal; the velvet label in the corner of the case reads, "Renulife // VIOLET RAY GENERATOR" in gold lettering.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-5
Condition Remarks
Parts (a-f) had a ring of brown deposit near the base where the glass meets the metal contact point; metal contact points showed signs of use in the form of plate wear; glass was dirty but undamaged; part (g) showed signs of use in the form of plate wear; the fabric covering the case (h) was worn in several spaces; the hinges showed evidence of rust, as did the metal loops attaching the leather handle; the leather handle was worn; the interior of the case was dirty and musty; the brass dials had developed a slight green patina; #2: metal is rusty, box fabric covering is frayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Mrs. Susan Reekie, personal correspondence regarding George Vetzal; on-line sources: Museum of Questionable Medical Devices; Turn of the Century Electrotherapy Museum; CD #4
Research Facts
See attached photocopies
Exhibit History
On loan to THEMUSEUM for exhibit 'Menstration' L-2019-1 12 Feb - 12 June 2019; returned to storage 9 June 2019
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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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sodium bicarbonate tablets

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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

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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

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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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Renulife Ultraviolet Ray generator

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Dates
1919
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1973.2.1 a-c
Description
A black fabric-covered rectangular box (a) with a raisable lid; metal catch and clasp on lid and base portion of box near centre; leather-like handle affixed to base on both sides of clasp; inside, in base portion, is what seems to be an electrical unit enclosed in a rectangular box covered with th…
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Accession Number
1973.2.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
A black fabric-covered rectangular box (a) with a raisable lid; metal catch and clasp on lid and base portion of box near centre; leather-like handle affixed to base on both sides of clasp; inside, in base portion, is what seems to be an electrical unit enclosed in a rectangular box covered with the same sort of fabric as the outer surface of the carrying case; on top of the smaller rectangular box are what appear to be two jack-like holes on either side of a label; on right side of inner box is a control knob; at the front of the box, near centre/top, are two holes out of which come black electrical wire--one of which leads to a plug and the other connects with a violet glass tube shaped somewhat like a rocket; underside of outer box's lid has two metal clamps in the centre for storing a glass attachment with a bulbous end (b) and a hollow cylindrical rod (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box with machine - Size: Length 27.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 9.8 cm
b - glass attachment - Size: Length 17.1 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
c - hollow rod - Size: Length 17.1 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Winston S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Maker
Renulife Electric Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1919
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Patent date on item given as Sept. 30, 1919
Material
fabric: black
metal: black
wood: black
glass: clear; violet
Inscriptions
Across inside lid corner, diagonally: "Renulife"; on label: "MADE IN U.S.A. // RENULIFE ELECTRIC CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // MODEL H No 70193 // VOLTS 120 WATTS 16 // PATENT SEPT. 30, 1919"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-5
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
008036005 a-b
Description
Square metal canister (a) with paper label firmly attached to surround full canister of ground psyllium seed husks with a circular twist-off metal lid (b); physician's trial package.
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Accession Number
008036005 a-b
Collection
Paul Robertson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Square metal canister (a) with paper label firmly attached to surround full canister of ground psyllium seed husks with a circular twist-off metal lid (b); physician's trial package.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - canister - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Paul Robertson, Curator at the Museum of Health Care, at the Deseronto Flea Market in Deseronto, Ontario for use in a nursing exhibit.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on appearance.
Material
metal: yellow
paper: white
ink: red
natural material: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "PHYSICIAN'S TRIAL PACKAGE // NOT FOR SALE // SIBLIN // REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. // A palatable preparation of a // highly water-absorbant material // from Plantago, combined with // Thiamine Hydrochloride. // Each heaping teaspoonful (about 4.5 // grams) contains approximately 150 // International Units of Vitamin B1. // PARKE, DAVIS, & CO. // DETROIT, MICH, U.S.A.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wikipedia: "Psyllium"; "Herbal Medicines"; CD #1.
Research Facts
Plantago, also known as psyllium or ispaghula, mainly used in single ingredient bulk laxatives, it is more appropriately termed a true dietary fiber used for reducing blood chloresterol levels. Milling the outer seed ceates husks, and when water is added it will incease in volume by tenfold or more. Also used as a natural thickener in frozen desserts and ice cream. Manufactured in some areas of Europe as "Vi-Siblin".
On the label: "Siblin" readily absorbs large quantities of water, thus increasing the bulk of the intestinal contents and acting mechanically as a laxative. To this action is added the effects of Vitamin B1.
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pituitrin ampoule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14080
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
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Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Pituitary Hormones, Posterior
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- pituitary -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – cardboard box – Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b – glass ampoule – Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Donated to museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on similar items in collection
Material
cardboard: white
glass: clear
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on box: "1 CC. Size GLASEPTIC AMPOULE NO. 16 // PITUITRIN (For Obstetrical Use) // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Trade-mark Reg. Canada // 10 INTERNATIONAL UNITS"; manufacturer's marks on sides of box: "Pituitrin is the original Solution of Pitu- // itary developed in our Research Labora- // tories - very low in protein content. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A." and "Each ampoule contains sufficient // excess to permit withdrawal and // administration of 1 cc." and "Contains Chloretone (Chlorobutanol) // (Cholorform derivative) 0.5% as // a preservative."; Parke, Davis & Co. logo on both ends of box; manufacturer's marks printed on glass vial: "1CC. SIZE No. 16 // PITUITRIN // (Obstetrical) // 10 Units // C1823L // Parke, Davis & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box is slightly worn, particularly around edges and ends; glass ampoule is in excellent condition though, unused; some surface grime. One of the small flaps from the box has come off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Pituitrin," Wikipedia. February 17 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Product is an extract of bovine posterior pituitary glands; previously used in obestetrics but has since been replaced by purer preparations; used for induction of labour and treatment of post-partum hemorrhage
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