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Rexall Nerve Remedy

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001025
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
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Accession Number
996001025
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Stress -- drug therapy
Nervous System
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
United Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: brown
ink: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy // especially recommended // for // Nervous Disorders // Exhaustion // And all Troubles Arising from / Nerve Over-Strain // No. 1803. Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // United Drug Co. // Limited // Toronto, Canada"; back: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy //Treatment consists of Rexall Nerve // Remedy and Rexall Orderlies, and should be taken accord - // ing to the following // directions: // THE ELIXIR - Children, one tea - // spoonful in wine glass of water; Ad - // ults, one to two teaspoonsul in // water, according to the severity of // the symptoms. In case of both // children and adults take before // meals and bedtime // REXALL ORDERLIES. Adults, // one tablet night and morning for 3 // days; therafter, one tablet at night // as long as there is constipation. // Rexall Nerve Treatment is worthy // an extended trial, although in the // majority of cases beneficial results // are very speedily noted."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured and appears to be fairly brittle; one label missing portions from right side, particularly in upper corner
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Dr. Kellogg's Catarrh Snuff

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001032
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle compised of four panels that are facted at the edges; two side panels with embossed text and two sides with tan paper lables; short and wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper stuck in opening; some powdered contents still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001032
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Tobacco, Smokeless
Sneezing
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle compised of four panels that are facted at the edges; two side panels with embossed text and two sides with tan paper lables; short and wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper stuck in opening; some powdered contents still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Sept.1993 from Scott Jordan.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
cork: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embosed on two sides: "DOCT. // KELLOGG'S // SNUFF"; front label: "DR. KELLOG'S // CATARRH SNUFF // PREPARED BY // NORTHRUP & LYMAN CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. // PRICE TWENTYFIVE CENTS // No. 40. The Proprietary or Patent Medicne Act"; back label: "Catarrh, Co[illeg] He[illeg] // Headaches, Sore Eyes, and all // Affections of the Head. // It removes all obstructions, strength - // ens the Glands, and gives a healthy ac - // tion to the parts affected. DOSE: - Three // to five grains four times a day. // None Genuine unless signed [illeg handwritten signature]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.8 cm. x Width: 3.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and worn, particularly along edges; some of paper missing off rear of label; cork worn and missing sections and stuck in neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvey_Kellogg
https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-nutrition-history-quackery/enigmatic-dr-kellogg
Research Facts
"Catarrh" is a build-up of mucous in the nose and throat, often associated with the common cold. Dr. Kellogg invented a few medicines, and had a philosophy of health based on vegetarianism, exercise, water, sunlight, and cleaning out the bowels. He was also very interested in sexual health; he promoted abstinence and denounced masturbation. He is well known for being the inventor of corn flakes.
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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001097
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
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Accession Number
996001097
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb.1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "B C D // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; on bottom: "Gin // Pills // for the // Kidneys // No. 5611 The Proporietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // Take one or two pills four times a day, // before or after meals, and at bed-time. // French version // GIN PILLS CONTAIN THREE-EIGHTS (3/8) OF A GRAIN // OF METHYLENE BLUE PER MAXIMUM ADULT 1 DOSE // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPT. // National Drug and Chemical // Company of Canada Limited // MONTREAL // CANADA"; on sides: "THESE PILLS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LAME BACK, IRRITATION OF THE KIDNEYS OR BLADDER, BED WETTING, MUCOUS DEPOSITS IN THE URINE 40 PILLS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Height
3.1
Diameter
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on bottom; closure stuck together
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://necrophiliac-joe.blogspot.com/2012/02/bdc-gin-pills-for-kidneys.html
Research Facts
Have been said to turn the urine green, most likely because they contain methylene blue.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Rawley's Pile Remedy No. 35

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Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001102 a-b
Description
Circular metal container covered with yellow and red decorative design including the ancient symbol for good health and happiness, the swastika; product information on lid.
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Accession Number
996001102 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Circular metal container covered with yellow and red decorative design including the ancient symbol for good health and happiness, the swastika; product information on lid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base
b - lid
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
J. P. Rawley & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Material
metal: yellow; red
Inscriptions
On front: "Rawley's // Pile Remedy // No. 35 // each ounce contains besides other ingredients // 10 grains powd. opium, U.S.P. // For piles, sores, burns, cuts and bruises // Directions on bottom of box // Distributed by // J. P. Rawley & Co. // 853 Broadway // New York City // Price $1.00"; on back: "DIRECTIONS // Wash affected parts with warm // water and pure castile soap, then // dry and apply freely with cotton // Rawley's Pile Remedy. Use night // and morning // DISTRIBUTED BY // J. P. RAWLEY & CO. // 853 Broadway, New York City. // GUARANTEED BY J. P . RAWLEY UNDER THE // FOOD & DRUGS ACT. JUNE 30, 1906. // GUARANTY NO. 37910"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 2.7 cm. x Diam. 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some wear and discolouration on top of lid; build-up of thick waxy substance on bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_Canada
Research Facts
Made with opium to treat piles (hemmorhoids). After 1908, it was required in Canada that opium be listed on the package of any drug which contained it.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Specific Medicines Collinsonia

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001146
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
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Accession Number
996001146
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Specific Medicines // Collinsonia // Alcohol 46 percent // Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc. // Cincinnati, Ohio
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.6 cm. x Depth: 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Label is very badly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The Health Benefits of Collinsonia Root. Collinsonia canadensis, also known as Canada horsebalm, hardhack, horseweed, richweed, ox-balm, and stone root, is an herb in the mint family. Historically, it has been used for improving circulation and congestion, especially in the bowels and throat.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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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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Juniper Berries Extract

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Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001196
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at …
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Accession Number
996001196
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at top and knotted at the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Date Remarks
National Drug & Chemical Co. was incorporated in 1905
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: black
fabric: red
Inscriptions
On label: "National Drug & Chemical // Co. of Canada // Limited // National // Pharmaceutical Laboratory // Montreal"; front label: "TRADE MARK // NATIONAL // PHARMACEUTICAL // LABORATORY // FLUID EXTRACT // JUNIPER // BERRIES // JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS // DOSE // 1 to 2 drachms. // PREPARED BY // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA , LIMITED. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MONTREAL // 905002"; back label: "JUNIPER // BERRIES // PROPERTIES. // Stimulant, Diuretic, // Antispasmodic // PREPARATIONS. // Tincture. // Fluid Extract 2 fluid ozs. // Alcohol 60% 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 2 to 4 drachms. // Infusion. // Fluid Extract 1 fluid oz. // Holland Gin 1 fluid oz. // Dist. Water 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 1 to 2 ozs."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#1: Label discoloured very badly, worn and dog-eared; #2: cork/plug broken off; glass chipped; label discoloured and worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Bachynsky, John and Kenneth C. Waite. "David Wesley Bole - Pharmacist, Manufacturer, Wholesaler Leader." Presented to Canadian Academy of the History of Pharmacy 3 June 2007
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniper_berry#Uses
Research Facts
Juniper berries are used to make gin. They have been used also in food and medicines; the ancient Greeks believed they would increase physical stamina. They have been historically used as a form of birth control, and may be dangerous to pregnant or nursing women, or people with bleeding disorders or diabetes, as well as after surgery.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #1
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Gates' Certain Check

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Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001213
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Accession Number
996001213
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb.1994.
Maker
C. Gates, Son & Co.
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Gates // Certain Check // registered 1887, at Ottawa // Manufactured by // C. Gates, Son & Co. // Middleton, N. S. // Keep Well Corked. Shake.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured by age; label dog-eared and torn; some residue remains on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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pocket surgeon's case

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (…
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Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (g) and needle holder (h); each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure; incomplete set; with manufacturers decorative gold label and hand written name of original owner
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a – case – Size (folded) : Length 14.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e – scalpel – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5cm
f – tenaculum – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – scraper – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
h – needle holder – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Arthur Ross; donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Dr. A. P. Chown Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: red; tan
metal: silver
wood: brown
paper: yellow
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on gold label interior flap: (a): "DR. A. P. CHOWN // IMPORTER OF // DRUGS AND // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // TRUSSES ETC // 185 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON, ONT."; hand written in pencil on interior left flap: "Dr Arthur Ross"; scalpel (b) with Kny-Scheerer Trade Mark engraved in handle; engraved in scraper handle (g): "REAL EBONY // FRANCE"; engraved in tenaculum handle (f) "K" overlapping a "C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Leather faded and minor stains; some broken stitching on loops; moderate staining on bottom left flap front; some pitting, scratches and minor corrosion on instruments; tip of scalpel (c) blade and tip of tenaculum hook broken; scraper end is very worn and possibly broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 997.001.970 a-h; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of surgeon's pocket case was sold with a variety of instrument content options. Tools could be ordered seperately and then pieced together by a supplier (such as Dr. Chown). Generally labeled as 'Nurses' Pocket Cases' in catalogues from the time, but physicians could have made use of them as well. The Kny-Scheerer Catalogue from 1915 shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; on…
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Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size (folded): Length 10.7 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
d - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
f - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
g - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
h - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
i - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
j - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Donor
Material
leather: black, brown
glass: clear
metal: grey, brown
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on upper flap interior: " THE J. F. HARTZ Co., LIMITED // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Leather worn on main exterior flap and edges; leather slightly hardened; minor green / blue corrosion on several metal caps; vial interiors contain powdery residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.968 a-k; CD #6
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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