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Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wash

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Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufactu…
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Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Feminine Hygiene Products
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufacturer's head and shoulders with her signature and logo: product used as a douche or vaginal cleaner; one piece tan rectangular cardboard box (b); one piece folded tan paper leaflet (c) printed both sides with product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b – box - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 4 cm
c – leaflet - Size: Length 16.0 cm x 10.1 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "For Vaginal Injections, // (Liquid Form). // PRICE, 25 c PER BOTTLE. // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. // (No. 57.) // Yours for Health // Dissolve one teaspoonful of the wash // in one pint of warm water and use once // a day, as a VAGINAL INJECTION OR // DOUCHE. In severe cases two tea- // spoonfuls may be used instead of one." printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // SANATIVE // WASH // (LIQUID FORM) // PREPARED BY LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE COMPANY // MONTREAL P. Q. // FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. No. 57”; printed on the leaflet: "FOR LEUCORRHOEA // Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash // LIQUID FORM // This valuable article has been on the market for the // last thirty years, and has been used quite extensively with // very beneficial results. The only objections to it has been // its form – it has always been put up as a dry herb-packet // which required steeping and straining before it could be // used. If any prefer this form, either because they // have become used to it or for any other reason, they can // still obtain it in the old style. // Apply once a day as a vaginal injection // (or douche) by means of any good fountain syringe. It // is best first to take a cleansing douche. // For this purpose // use warm water in which has been dissolved powdered // borax (one heaping teaspoonful to a quart of water), or //as much castile soap as you would use in washing, or // ”Paxtine” according to the directions on the package. // The Sanative Wash is useful not only in cases of grave // ailments, but is of great value to check slight disturbances // of the secretions, to which nearly all women are liable // at one time or another. // The discharge from the nose caused // by a cold in the head is familiar to all. it results from an // inflammation of the mucous membrane. But the mucous // membrane exists in other parts of the body, particularly // those to which the Sanative Wash is especially intended to // be applied, and is there liable to a similar affection by which // a similar discharge is occasioned. Whenever this appears, // it should at once be checked and prevented by the use of // the Sanative Wash. Just as a neglected cold in the head be- // comes chronic, taking the form of catarrh, so does this dis- // charge, which is known as Leuccorhoea, or more popularly // "the Whites." // There should be no delay in treating this discharge, as // besides uncleanness and discomfort the irritation caused by // it may bring about ulcerations and other serious conditions. // price, twenty-five cents per bottle. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY. // LYNN, MASS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and minor tears along edges of bottle label; cork is stained with a minor crack running through its middle and a dark brown stain on one side; box is fade, shows minor wear, surface grime, minor stains
Copy Type
Original
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Pro-Air bronchodilator

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Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
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Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Aerosols
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.1 cm
b - inhaler - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
d - cylinder - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Date Remarks
Expiry date given on item is FE 91
Material
cardboard: cream; red;black
plastic: red; white
paper: red; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) // Front: "PARKE-DAVIS // Pr // DIN 846414 // Pro-Air* // Procaterol Hydrochloride Hemihydrate Inhalation Aerosol // 10 mcg/metered dose (actuation) // BRONCHODILATOR // Contents under pressure. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves // or other sources of heat. Do not puncture, incinerate or store at temperatures // over 30° C. // 200 metered doses // Physician Evaluation Package"; top: "SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. // Dosage: Adults and adolescents over 12 years: maintenance dose for control of // chronic asthma is 20 mcg (two mcg inhalations or actuations) 3 times a day. // To prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, a single dose of 20 mcg 15 minutes // before exertion. // PHARMACIST: Dispense with enclosed patient's directions leaflet. Product // Monograph available on request. // Store at controlled room temperature (15–30° C). // *T.M./M de comm. Warner-Lambert Company // Parke-Davis Div, Warner-Lambert Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // Scarborough, Ontario, M1L 2N3"; right side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air*"; left side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air* // (L) 90775 EXP FE 91 [stamped]"; back: information from front translated into French; bottom: information from top translated into French; (b) "Pro-Air // SHAKE WELL // BEFORE USE // BIEN AGITER // AVANT L'EMPLOI // PARKE-DAVIS"; (d) label contains repetition of text on box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Condition Remarks
Box slightly yellowed, ends creased where box has been opened; no apparent problems with the inhaler or its parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Vaginal Suppositories

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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001277
Description
A cardboard box, bottom and lid are sealed together by a paper label that covers top, bottom, left and right sides; there is a round orange sticker on the bottom.
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Accession Number
000001277
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Pessaries
Description
A cardboard box, bottom and lid are sealed together by a paper label that covers top, bottom, left and right sides; there is a round orange sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Date Remarks
Based on lot number 1929
Material
paper: cream; orange; black; red
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
Top: "ONE DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // ASTRINGENT Rx B // IN TIN CAPSULES // C678370 // EACH SUPPOSITORY CONTAINS: // Ext. Hyoscyamus, B.P., 1 gr. Ext. Helonias, 1/2 gr. // Ext. Hamamelis, 1 gr. Salicylic acid, 1 gr. // Tannic acid, 1 gr. Boric Acid, 5 grs. // Thymol, 1/32 gr. Eucalyptol 1/16 min. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; right side: "MEDICAMENTA . VERA . P D & Co. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE"; left side: identical to right side; bottom: "2 [illeg.] // 1929"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.6 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing and fading somewhat, tattered at edges; box dirty; several abrasions
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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V-Applicator disposable vaginal applicator

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001325 a-g
Description
Six applicators (b-g), each of which is a cardboard tube with a cardboard plunger in one end; applicators are in a cardboard box (a).
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Accession Number
000001325 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Product Packaging
Description
Six applicators (b-g), each of which is a cardboard tube with a cardboard plunger in one end; applicators are in a cardboard box (a).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
b-g - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Based on lot number 1978
Material
cardboard: white; red; black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR* // DISPOSABLE VAGINAL APPLICATORS // Specially intended for intravaginal application of Elase ointment as directed by the physician. // Stock-21-259-6 *Trademark // PARKE-DAVIS (L) JB187"; front: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE // To fill applicator, remove cap from ointment tube and fit applicator on neck of tube. Holding appl i- // cator and tube firmly together, squeeze end of tube until applicator contains sufficient medication as // indicated on plunger. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd., Brockville, Ontario"; bottom: top repeated in French except for Lot Number; back: instructions as listed on front repeated in French; right side: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR // Stock 21-259-6"; left side: identical to right side; (b-g) "Fill // to // Here // 5 cc // Disposable // Vaginal Applicator // Fill // From // Other // End"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly dirty; otherwise no apparent problems
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001429
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent paper; box has a paper label wrapped around top, right, left and bottom surfaces
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Accession Number
000001429
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Pessaries
Menopause
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Hot Flashes -- drug therapy
Uterine Hemorrhage -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent paper; box has a paper label wrapped around top, right, left and bottom surfaces
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
paper: red; cream; yellow; black
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
Top: "HALF DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // PARKE-DAVIS // THEELIN // 0.2 mg. (2000 units) // Patented 1934 // Each suppository contains // 0.2 mg. [printed] C737824 // (2000 International Units) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "[illeg.] // A preparation of the crys- // talline estrogenic hormone // in a Glycero-Gelatin base. // See enclosed circular for directions."; left side: "[illeg.] // Co., [illeg.] ouis // Univer [illeg.] of the // product [illeg.] approved // by the Bio [illeg.] aboratory // of St. Louis [illeg.] versity before // being released for sale. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE [printed]"; bottom: "X [illeg.] 71 // 2 70 // 39 [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper wrapper is torn in several places, especially at edges and corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up a…
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Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Aerosols
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up and lot number stamped in black ink; top section of can is white and grey metal dome with circular depression and white plastic tipped nozzle extending from top; cap has molded concentric circles on top and hollow interior with cylindrical nozzle guard extending downward from top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – aerosol can – Length 15.2 cm Diameter 6.7 cm
b – cap – Length 4.7 cm Diameter 6.5 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1967); expiration date May 14 1970 (aerosol shelf life 2-3 years)
Material
paper: cream
ink: navy, blue, turquoise, black
metal: grey, white
plastic: cream, white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MEDI-KLEEN // MINT // Aerosol // AIR DEODORANT // and SANITIZER // DESODORISANT ET // ASSAINISSEUR D’AIR // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL // WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // MEDI-KLEEN is recommended for the // Hospital room, ward, physician’s office, // sickroom or washroom. Medi-Kleen elimi- // nates odour by chemical neutralization or // emulsification. Does not result in paralysis // of the sense of smell. The combination of // glycols plus Benzethonium Chloride when // converted to a mist serves to minimize air // borne cross-infection by physical and // chemical action. // Directions for use as an Air // Deodorant and Sanitizer: Remove // cap. Press button with nozzle directed away // from you. Direct spray upward. Distribute // the spray evenly to all parts of the room. // Allow about 10 seconds of spray for every // 800 to 1000 cubic feet of space. // CONTAINS: // Benzethonium Chloride 0.2% // Triethylene Glycol 3.46% // Propylene Glycol 2.59% // Inert Ingredients (Solvent // Aromatics Propellant etc.) 93.75% // CAUTION: // KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE // As contents are under pressure do not // puncture or throw into fire or incinerator. // Do not spray closer than two to three // feet from any surface. // CONTENTS: 11 oz. net weight”; stamped on label in blue ink: “MAY 14 1970”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) // 27DQ”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of label; major fading of expiry dates on cap; minor corrosion all over metal pieces.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments, 1959.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Medi-Kleen was marketed by Ingram & Bell as an air deodorant and sanitizer designed to freshen air, kill germs, and limit cross infection in hospitals, doctors offices, washrooms and even in homes; contained Benzethonium Chloride, Triethylene Glycol and Ammonia Antiseptic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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