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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent 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
996001261
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
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Accession Number
996001261
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent 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
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Radio-Medical Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Asbury Park
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
wood: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "Radio-Pills // TRADE MARK // The Latest // Scientific Laxative // The improved, safe, harmless little pill // Recommended in the treatment of con- // stipation, Headache, Colds, Biliousness, // Torpid Liver, Intestinal and Gastric In- // digestion, Dyspepsia, also Neuritis. // We guarantee the purity of every in- // gredient. They do not contain calomel, // narcotics or other harmful, injurious drugs. // Dose: One or two pills taken at // night. Children over 8 years, 1 pill // For Sale at all Druggists // PRICE 25 CENTS // RADIO-MEDICAL LABORATORIES // Asbury Park, N.J."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.7 cm. x Diam. : 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The wooden container is unopened and undamaged; the paper seal shows very minor wear and staining; there are no rips, tears or missing sections and all of the writing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a laxative
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
Images
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newspaper advertisement

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2953
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001916
Description
Advertisement for Mersano non-alcoholic wine in black and white showing a man in a striped jacket and cap, holding a racket, sitting on a giant bottle of Mersano and holding a champagne glass
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Accession Number
996001916
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Wine -- advertisements
Description
Advertisement for Mersano non-alcoholic wine in black and white showing a man in a striped jacket
and cap, holding a racket, sitting on a giant bottle of Mersano and holding a champagne glass
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995
Maker
Forbes, Maxwell & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aberdeen
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Date Remarks
Date on price tag
Material
paper: black; ivory
Inscriptions
Front reads: ""MERSANO" // The great Restorer and Preserver of Health. // A Sparkling, // NONALCOHOLIC
WINE, // Delightfully Cooling and // Refreshing. // A PERFECT BEVERAGE FOR // THE
CRICKET TENT, // THE TENNIS COURT, // THE GOLF LINKS, // GARDEN PARTIES, // PICNICS &c, &c //
[with descriptions of its properties and where obtainable]"; back has advertisements for household
linens, etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.8 cm. x Width: 13.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
One small foxing mark at lower right edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Images
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dispensing scales

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6493
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1972.16.5 1-54
Description
Wooden box containing dispensing scales and 50 square weights.
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Accession Number
1972.16.5 1-54
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Wooden box containing dispensing scales and 50 square weights.
Number Of Parts
54
Part Names
1 - bar for scales - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 9.2 cm
2 - tray - Size: Diam. 6.3 cm
3 - tray - Size: Diam. 6.3 cm
4 - box - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
5 - weight - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
6 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
7- weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
8 - weight - Size: Length 1.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
9 - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
10 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
11 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
12 - weight - Size: Length 0.9 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
13 - weight - Size: Length 0.9 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
14 - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
15 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
16 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
17 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
18 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
19 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
20 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
21 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
22 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
23 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
24 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
25 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
26 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
27 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
28 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
29 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
30 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
31 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
32 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
33 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
34 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
35 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
36 - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 1.0 cm
37 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
38 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
39 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
40 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
41 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
42 - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.7 cm
43 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
44 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
45 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
46 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
47 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
48 - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm
49 - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
50 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
51 - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
52 - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm
53 - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 1.0 cm
54 - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 1.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Arthur Dill Kelly; belonged to Dr. John Gray of Glasgow.
Maker
Grant & Donald
Site Made (City)
Aberdeen
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c?"; date is uncertain
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey; yellow
fabric: green
Inscriptions
On inside of box: "GRANT & DONALD // Pharmarentir [sic] Chemists // ABERDEEN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
String on scale is disconnected from tray.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. John Gray, who qualified at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Glasgow in 1828 and then practised in Aberdeen; brought to Canada by his son, John Gray, who immigrated to Canada ca. 1860 and settled in Coldwater; left to Mrs. Kelly by Miss Katherine Gray, John Gray's last surviving child and Mrs. Kelly's aunt.
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