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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.5
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
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Accession Number
1976.60.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brownish-green
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 of Cassia marilandica: wet soil of eastern and central U.S. and Canada; parts used: leaves, roots, and seeds; uses: reduction of fever, sore throat, most commonly and currently as a laxative; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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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, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1970.10.10
Description
A clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of white tablets; has a rectangular label covered over by a red-trimmed, rounded label.
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Accession Number
1970.10.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of white tablets; has a rectangular label covered over by a red-trimmed, rounded 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: black
paper: yellow; red
drugs: white
Inscriptions
Red-trimmed label has "Calomel Gr. 2" in handwriting; printed label underneath has, "Compressed Triturate // John Wyeth // . . ." (much of the printing is covered).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.3 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"mercurous chloride"; "formerly as purgative"; "antisyphilitic action."
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Dr. Ross' Kidney and Liver Pills

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1980.18.203
Description
A paper roll containing a glass jar of large kidney and liver pills; metal screw-on top.
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Accession Number
1980.18.203
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A paper roll containing a glass jar of large kidney and liver pills; metal screw-on top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Ross Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass
metal
paper: light green; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on paper covering: "DR. ROSS' // Kidney and Liver Pills // For Headache // Biliousness, Constipation, Bad Blood, Indigestion, Rheumatism"; "Price 25¢"; "The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.242
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with gently rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and closed with a cork; a paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.242
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with gently rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and closed with a cork; a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown
Inscriptions
On label: "Ext. Bryoniæ Fl. // Bryony Root // Dose: ten to thirty minims."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 12.2 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
White bryony is a powerful purgative.
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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
1980.18.286
Description
A glass bottle with a rectangular cross section, rounded shoulders, narrow neck, wide collar, closed with a cork; 3/4 full of a dark liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.286
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cathartics
Constipation
Description
A glass bottle with a rectangular cross section, rounded shoulders, narrow neck, wide collar, closed with a cork; 3/4 full of a dark liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
California Fig Syrup Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
organic matter: dark brown
Inscriptions
Embossed with: "California Fig Syrup Co. Califig Sterling Products (Ltd.) Successor"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale Pharmacopœia, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"The dried succulent fruit of Ficus carica (Moraceae). Contains ~50% of sugars, consisting chiefly of invert sugar with some sucrose; small amounts of citric, acetic, and malic acids, and a proteolytic enzyme, ficin, are also present. A mild purgative and demulcent, used medicinally as a confection or syrup, usually with senna and carminatives."
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