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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
014002049
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical aqua-tinted bottle, tapered at neck with uneven bottle lip and without stopper; tan paper label with manufacturer's logo, the product's name, the manufacturer's name and address, imagery of a skull and crossbones denoting that the product is poisonous.
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Accession Number
014002049
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical aqua-tinted bottle, tapered at neck with uneven bottle lip and without stopper; tan paper label with manufacturer's logo, the product's name, the manufacturer's name and address, imagery of a skull and crossbones denoting that the product is poisonous.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Brown & Webb National Drug Company
Site Made (City)
Halifax
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: aqua
paper: tan
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "LAUDANUM. // POISON. // BROWN & WEBB. // HALIFAX, N. S. // N D // C Co"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has yellowed and shows minor wear along edges with surface grim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Refer to 014.002.040
Research Facts
Laudanum is a tincture of opium containing approximately 10% powdered opium by weight (the equivalent of 1% morphine). Reddish-brown and extremely bitter, laudanum contains almost all of the opium alkaloids, including morphine and codeine.
Separate label "N D // C Co" is for the National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada.
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