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Maybury's Indian Ointment

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
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Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Diam. 5.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Frank J. Smith & Son
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Maybury's // Indian Ointment // A valuable remedy for // croup, quincy, Bronchitis // Diphtheria // Cold on // chest & stiff joints swollen or painful // limbs, chilblains, frozen bottom of box // Distributed by // J.P. Rawley & Co. // 853 Broadway // New York City // Limbs, Chapped // hands or lips, inflamed eyelids, bleeding and // Internal piles ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
#1: Bottom worn and scratched; white substance stuck on lid
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Bi-Sulph. Mercury

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001165
Description
Large clear glass cylindrical bottle; wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents in bottle; two paper labels on one side of bottle
Accession Number
996001165
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury Compounds
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large clear glass cylindrical bottle; wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper; contents in
bottle; two paper labels on one side of bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA,
in Oct. 1993
Maker
McClure, Walker & Gibson
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Bi-sulph. Mercury // McClure, Walker & Gibson // Wholesale Druggists // Albany, N.Y. 15 &
17 Norton St.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Diam. 5.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper labels discoloured and slightly brittled
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup coupon

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001544
Description
Paper ad/coupon for Dr. J.O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup; front" top third has a 10 cent coupon, midthird has a facsimile of J. O. Lambert, bottom third has address; back has descriptions & testimonials to Dr. J. O. Lambert's Kidney & Bladder Pills, inside the same for several other products.
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Accession Number
996001544
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper ad/coupon for Dr. J.O. Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup; front" top third has a 10 cent coupon, midthird has a facsimile of J. O. Lambert, bottom third has address; back has descriptions & testimonials to Dr. J. O. Lambert's Kidney & Bladder Pills, inside the same for several other products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Medical Co.
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
"10 CENT COUPON // Good for a 10 cent bottle of Dr. J.O. // Lambert's Pine Tar Syrup, at // GUARANTEED UNDER THE PURE FOOD AND DRUGS ACT, // JUNE 20, 1906. // Beware of imitations. See that Dr. Lambert's Photograph and Signature are on each // wrapper. J.O. // L // A // M // B // E // R // T // M.D. // Dr. J.O. LAMBERT // LABORATORY // MEDICAL CO. // P.O. Box 578 // ALBANY, N.Y."; inside & back testimonials for various products
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.1 cm. x Width: 15.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Sun/age discoloured, especially around the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Also made Kidney & Bladder Pills, Soothing Syrup, Headache Wafers, Improved Digestive Tablets
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001853
Description
Paper envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W.T. (?) Gardner; flap open.
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Accession Number
996001853
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Numismatics -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
MM= Commemorative and Association Items -- ephemera
Description
Paper envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W.T. (?) Gardner; flap open.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Greece
Site Made (City)
Athens
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: green; white; blue; fuschia; grey
Inscriptions
"FOUNDATION HIPPOCRATIQUE INTERNATIONALE DE COS // RUE SCOUFA 77 - ATHENES // BY AIR MAIL // Mr. Dr. ["r" superscripted] W.T. [?] Gardner // 303 E 5th str. // Halstead, Kansas // U.S.A. ..."; etc
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.5 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; edges are worn and there are several creases
Copy Type
Original
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nursing certificate and recruitment notices

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Dates
1953
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses…
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Accession Number
998008010 a-d
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A nursing certificate and two recruitment notices in an envelope; the certificate (a) is on a pink and white card with the card in the middle that is meant to be cut out; on either side is information and areas with holes punched out (computer information); the first recruitment notice urges nurses to join the American Nurses' Association and is printed on yellow paper; the second recruitment notice (c) urges nurses to receive training on what to do in the event of an atomic disaster and is printed on orange paper; the envelope is white.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - certificate - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm
b - recruitment notice - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 8.2
c - recruitment notice - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 8.3 cm
d - envelope - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 8.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired by Cora Burnside when she worked as a nurse in New York.
Maker
The University of the State of New York
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1953
Date Remarks
The certificate was issued on September 1st, 1953.
Material
paper: white, pink, orange ,yellow
Inscriptions
"THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK // THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT // DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION // 23 SOUTH PEARL STREET // ALBANY 7, N.Y. // RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" printed on the envelope; for additional marks, see attached photocopy.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson; see attached photocopy; CD #8
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996; the recruitment notices were sent out with the certificate to urge nurses to join various programs.
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002004 a-c
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle (a) of "Indian Oil" with original box (b) tapered at the neck with a tan cork stopper stuck in opening; full of yellow transparent liquid; red paper manufacturer’s label is affixed to one side of bottle; label has imagery of man with feathered headpiece holding arrows…
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Accession Number
014002004 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle (a) of "Indian Oil" with original box (b) tapered at the neck with a tan cork stopper stuck in opening; full of yellow transparent liquid; red paper manufacturer’s label is affixed to one side of bottle; label has imagery of man with feathered headpiece holding arrows in a quiver and what appears to be a tomahawk; faded rectangular red cardboard box missing bottom includes folded paper packaging (c) with directions for use and patent law information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – box – Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
c – paper – Size (unfolded) Length 22.5 cm x Width 10.4 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
J. P. Lamb, Druggist
Site Made (City)
Athens
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: red, brown
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "INDIAN // OIL // PRICE - 25 CENTS // J. P. LAMB, DRUGGIST // AGENT FOR THE DOMINION // ATHENS, ONT." Printed on packaging: "INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL // REMEDY // Contains No Alcohol, Cayenne // or Ammonia. // DOSE, SMALL - EFFECT, SURE // For full directions, see inside // Circular.”; on side of box: “INDIAN OIL // CURES // Headache // Toothache // Sore Throat // Neuralgia // Earache // Cramps // Pleurisy // Sprains // Bruises // Burns // Cuts // Frost Bites // Rheumatism // Lame Back // Chilblains // Corns // And Wounds // of // Every // Description “; on other side: “INDIAN OIL has no equal as a Horse Liniment for Scratches, // Cuts, Corks, Galls, Sprains, Bruises, and the many ailments and accidents // they are subject to. Keep a bottle in your stable and you will use no other."; printed on instructional paper: " No. 647 - The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Condition Remarks
Bottle label shows minor fading and wear along edges; part of the bottle's base is covered with a frayed red paper; brown substance covers the tan cork; bottom of bottle's interior holds a thick white filmy substance; bottle has a what appears to be an interior flaw or crack on back edge; box is faded and stained along bottom, missing bottom panel, shows wear all over with minor missing red paper along bottom edge; paper sheet is brittle and aged brown
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Imagery on bottle and packaging represents the manufacturer's depiction of an "Indian" person and may not correlate to an accurate historical representation of any Indigenous person.
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instrument case

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Dates
1918
circa 1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1966.11.2 a-g
Description
Rectangular black leather instrument case (a) which folds in three parts and has a metal snap closure; blue felt lining with two flaps attached at top and bottom of center area with tape; center segment has a leather band across which holds in place two sets of Michel's suture clips (f-g) on wire s…
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Accession Number
1966.11.2 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Description
Rectangular black leather instrument case (a) which folds in three parts and has a metal snap closure; blue felt lining with two flaps attached at top and bottom of center area with tape; center segment has a leather band across which holds in place two sets of Michel's suture clips (f-g) on wire supports; there are eight of the larger (1.7 cm) clips and four of the smaller (1.5 cm) clips; also included underneath one of the felt clips are three paper envelopes for scalpel blades of various sizes (b-d) and one wax paper envelope containing a scalpel blade (e); owner's name applied to back of case via fabric tape.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case - Size (closed): Length 19.6 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm
c - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.5 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - envelope - Size (closed): Length 6.4 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
e - envelope - Size (folded): Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.09 cm
f - set of Michel's suture clips - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - set of Michel's suture clips - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Walter Little Carruthers; donated to the Academy of Medicine, which later donated it to the Museum of Health Care.
Site Made (Country)
(b-c) USA; (e) England
Dates
1918
circa 1918
Date Remarks
Dr. Carruthers was promoted to Lieutenant in April of 1918 and discharged in August of 1918
Material
leather: black, brown
fabric: navy, cream, black
metal: black, grey, yellow
paper: green, cream, black, red
Inscriptions
On back of case (a): "W. L. CARRUTHERS // LIEUT. // R. C. A. M. C."; on back of front snap: "903 . PAT [illegible, might be "L E"]"; on back of top snap: "C_F_Co // U. S. F."; front of envelope (b): "6 BLADES // SIZE 10 // BARD // PARKER // KNIFE // BARD-PARKER // COMPANY // INC. // New York"; back of envelope on flap: "MADE IN U. S. A."; front of envelope (c): "6 BLADES // SIZE 11 // BARD // PARKER // KNIFE"; back of envelope: "Made in U.S.A."; front of envelope (d): "No 21"; back of envelope: "FINEST // SURGEON'S // BLADE"; on blade at base: "21"; on blade (e) at base: "D"; by blade: "GILETTE // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Condition Remarks
#2: Leather on (a) is brittle and flaking in some places; felt is faded at corners and flaps are thinning; clips on (g) show some green corrosion product; all paper envelopes show some wear and minor tearing; blades in excellent condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2252 (similar to clips in case 6618); Oxford Index website; "Ontario Roots" genealogy website (Russ McGillivray); University of Toronto Varsity War Supplement (1915); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Michel's suture clips were created by French surgeon Gaston Michel (1875-1937) and are used to close skin incisions after surgery. Dr. Walter Little Carruthers (1890-1968) enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915 while he was a medical student at the University of Toronto. He served with the 5th Field Ambulance and was discharged in August of 1918 so that he could continue his studies.
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