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Dr. Edward's Tonic

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001231
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
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Accession Number
996001231
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
The Olive Tablet Company
Site Made (City)
Columbus
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
Inscriptions
"Contains 60 tablets // Dr. Edward's // Tonic // formerly // Strength Tonic // prepared for // run-down half-sick // weak and // nervous people // contains no harmful // or habit-forming // drugs // Price $1.00 per package or // six packages for $5.00 // distributed by // The Olive Tablet Company // Columbus, Ohio "; directions listed
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Dimension Notes
Depth: 8.8 cm. x Diam. : 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The container itself shows to damage and retains its original seal; the seal, a paper label, has suffered from water damage and wear and is wrinkled, but remains legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery, Vol. II" by A.J. Cramp, p. 511
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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graduation pin set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10920
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of th…
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Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
Anniversaries and Special Events
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- school
Mental Health -- professional -- nurse
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of the plaque.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - plaque
b - 1st pin
c - 2nd pin
d - 3rd pin
e - 4th pin
f - 5th pin
g - 6th pin
h - 7th pin
Provenance
Displayed in a gallery at PCCC Mental Health Services; owned by the School of Nursing Alumnae of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
F. T. Moon
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Date Remarks
The date is engraved on the plaque
Material
metal: yellow; white, red, green, blue, silver
Inscriptions
"1886 GRADUATION PINS 1971" engraved in the centre of the plaque and on the back; "MADE BY F.T. MOON 1975" engraved on the lower left corner "R H K" printed on the front of the first pin and "A. Porter // 1908" engraved on the back "PROVINCIAL - HOSPITALS - ONTARIO -" printed on the front of the second pin and "STERLING" embossed on the back "PROVINCIAL // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the third pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fourth pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fifth pin with "EDWARDS // IOM L" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITAL // SCHOOL // OF NURSING" printed on the front of the sixth pin with "M. P. DEYO // 1968 // ALLISON IDK" engraved on the back "ONTARIO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL // SCHOOL OF NURSING" printed on the front of the seventh pin with "STERLING" printed on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
a - plaque - Length 30.9 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - 1st pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diam 2.2 cm
c - 2nd pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
d - 3rd pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
e - 4th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
f - 5th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
g - 6th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
h - 7th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Plaque has some damage and scuff marks, particularly around the edges and corners; the pins are in very good condition
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The pins represent the range of styles given out to School of Nursing graduates between 1886 and 1971 although the earliest pin is actually only from 1908; the owner of the sixth pin was killed and her mother gave the pin to the alumnae.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, (b): Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016.
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Rockwood Hospital, Kingston, Canada [postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15058
Dates
1900
1905
circa 1900-1905
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Archival Items
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
003044008
Description
Coloured postcard of Rockwood Hospital in Kingston, Ontario; in the background behind multiple trees, many of which are covered in pinkish-red leaves are three spired from the large limestone buildings; front of the image shows a path, which is split into two by trees and a lawn; name and location…
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Accession Number
003044008
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Archival Items
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Hospitals -- pictorial works
Art
Mental Health
Mental Health -- archival
Mental Health -- archival -- art
Mental Health -- archival -- hospital
Mental Health -- archival -- pictorial works
Mental Health -- archival -- postcard
Mental Health -- history
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- archival
Description
Coloured postcard of Rockwood Hospital in Kingston, Ontario; in the background behind multiple trees, many of which are covered in pinkish-red leaves are three spired from the large limestone buildings; front of the image shows a path, which is split into two by trees and a lawn; name and location of the publisher can be found on the left of the image; and the name and location of the hospital featured in the image can be found just below the image; the reverse is blank.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Harriette Seeley Bassler. Donated via the Nursing Alumnae of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Mahood Bros.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1905
circa 1900-1905
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow, pink
Inscriptions
On the front: "Mahood Bros., Kingston, Canada // Rockwood Hospital, Kingston, Canada"; on the back: "PRIVATE POST CARD. // 450 // THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR CORRESPONDENCE // THIS SPACE IS USED FOR ADDRESS ONLY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 b
Length
8.8 cm
Width
13.8 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The bottom-left corner of the postcard is slightly bent and worn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.cardcow.com/663172/rockwood-hospital-kingston-canada-ontario/
Research Facts
The website below shows that the postcard was likely printed just before 1905.
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Horsfords Acid Phosphate [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2721
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001684
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph in pink and black of a young girl; back: description of the product.
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Accession Number
996001684
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Mental Health
Mental Health -- archival
Mental Health -- archival -- advertisments
Mental Health -- archival -- promotional
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph in pink and black of a young girl; back: description of the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Rumford Chemical Works
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
paper: black; pink
Inscriptions
Front: "HORSFORDS ACID PHOSPHATE // FOR MENTAL & PHYSICAL // EXHAUSTION, DYSPEPSIA &C. // IT MAKES A // DELICIOUS DRINK // WITH WATER & SUGAR ONLY. // RUMFORD CHEMICAL WORKS // PROVIDENCE, R.I."; back: "[Pre]pared according to the directions of Prof. E.N. HORSFORD, // of Cambridge, Mass. // FOR DYSPEPSIA, // [In]digestion, Headache, Mental & Physical // Exhaustion, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.5 cm. x Width: 8.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; back: rip along left edge near middle; five areas where top paper has been ripped off; "ADA" written on top in pencil
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See 996.001.684-.686; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, inserts #9, 12; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 128, inserts #3, 36, 48
Research Facts
Made children's story books; also makes a Bread Preparation, Rumford Yeast Powder, and Horsford's baking powder
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Horsfords Acid Phosphate [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2723
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001686
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in pink and white.
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Accession Number
996001686
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Mental Health
Mental Health -- archival
Mental Health -- archival -- advertisments
Mental Health -- archival -- promotional
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in pink and white.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Rumford Chemical Works (product)
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Chromolithography
Material
paper: black; pink; grey; white
Inscriptions
Front: "HORSFORDS ACID PHOSPHATE // FOR MENTAL & PHYSICAL // EXHAUSTION, DYSPEPSIA &C. // OUR PET // IT MAKES A DELICIOUS DRINK // WITH WATER AND SUGAR ONLY."; back: "Prepared according to the directions of Prof. E.N. HORSFORD, // of Cambridge, Mass. // FOR DYSPEPSIA, // Indigestion, Headache, Mental & Physical // Exhaustion, Nervousness, Hysteria, Night Sweats of Consumption, etc. ...."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.9 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: slight stain along bottom middle from back and small piece of top paper from bottom right; back one spot where top paper has been lifted off surrounded by red and another with the red still attached (paper of some sort?)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Made children's story books; also makes a Bread Preparation, Rumford Yeast Powder, and Horsford's baking powder
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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Nova Scotia Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
009027004 a-b
Description
Light brown, hand turned wooden pill silverer is spherical in shape and has two halves that screw together; top piece (a) has a small decorative ridge just above where it screws to the bottom piece (b) and a small circular groove on the top; bottom piece has a decorative base which narrows at the b…
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Accession Number
009027004 a-b
Collection
Nova Scotia Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- laboratory
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment -- drug compounding
Description
Light brown, hand turned wooden pill silverer is spherical in shape and has two halves that screw together; top piece (a) has a small decorative ridge just above where it screws to the bottom piece (b) and a small circular groove on the top; bottom piece has a decorative base which narrows at the base and flares out to form the base of the object; there is a white and subtle residue on the inside
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
From the Nova Scotia Hospital.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 8.6 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 8.7 cm
Condition Remarks
There are three vertical hairline cracks and two larger vertical cracks in the top piece where it screws to the bottom piece; wear marks are present on the bottom of the object as well as where the two pieces screw together; there is a residue present inside the object that was not removed during the cleaning process to preserve provenance
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Nova Scotia Hospital article Wikipedia" website; "Go Antiques" website; "Royal Pharmaceutical Society" website; "Apothecary Collectibles" website; CD #7
Research Facts
Pill silverers were used throughout the 18th and mid 19th Centuries to coat pills with silver or gold; gold or silver leaf was placed inside the apparatus, the pills were moistened with a few drops of liquid vegetable gum and then placed inside, the top was put on and the apparatus was rotated for a few minutes coating the pills in either gold or silver; the Nova Scotia Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and is currently the province's largest mental health facility; the hospital was co-founded by the Hon. Hugh Bell and Dorothy Dix and opened its doors in 1858 as the Mount Hope Asylum for the Insane; today it is a fully accredited teaching facility affiliated with Dalhousie University
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Kola Astier granulated

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8605
Dates
1882
1900 (?)
1882-1900 (?)
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1991.17.40
Description
A glass bottle 3/4 covered with labels; lid sealed by a label; bottle full of original contents.
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Accession Number
1991.17.40
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
A glass bottle 3/4 covered with labels; lid sealed by a label; bottle full of original contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Astier Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1882
1900 (?)
1882-1900 (?)
Material
glass: amber
paper: yellow; blue
ink: red; black
metal: yellow; blue
Inscriptions
Seal on lid reads: "KOLA ASTIER // 159275 // award decoration of 3 silver medals // Dated 1900 [?]"; large label covering body of bottle reads diagonally, "KOLA ASTIER GRANULATED"; label reads horizontally, "Restrainer of tissue waste // antineurasthenic // muscular system // stimulant // KOLA ASTIER LABORATORIES"; stamp covering both ends of label shows a globe with "Astier" printed in a stylized manner and "1882"; on lid: "KOLA // GRANULES // SOLUBLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
One large stain at base of large label; general yellowing of labels; some deterioration of lid top around the edge--appears to be stabilized; corrosion
Copy Type
Original
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Homeopathic Tincture of Chamomilla

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14622
Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022013
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on back; one eighth full of brown contents.
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Accession Number
016022013
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on back; one eighth full of brown contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Luyties Homeopathic Pharmacy Company
Site Made (City)
Saint Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Luyties // Standard Homoeopathic Tincture // CHAMOMILLA // CONTAINS 44% ALCOHOL // No. 634 Guaranteed under the Food and Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Luyties Homoeopathic Pharmacy Co. // GENERAL OFFICE AND LABORATORY, // Laclede and Vandeventer Aves. St. Louis”; embossed on bottle "LUYTIES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row B
Width
4.3
Height
12.0
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining; only half of the cork remains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Homeopathy Chamomilla German Chamomile. herbs2000.com.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists.
Chamomilla is useful in treating a whole host of ailments or symptoms, including pain, stress or anxiety, respiratory problems and digestive disorders.
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Gelsemium

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14737
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022019
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom.
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Accession Number
016022019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Width
4.3
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Homsopathic Materia Medica
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS, also known as Yellow Jasmine.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Chamomilla

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14746
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022025
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with tan heavy paper tied tightly with tan linen thread over cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; half full of liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022025
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with tan heavy paper tied tightly with tan linen thread over cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; half full of liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // CHAMOMILLA // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 50% GRAIN ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS // 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 4 OZS"; embossed on bottom: “I // U.S.A.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row C
Width
4.2
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label partially missing, yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Homsopathic Materia Medica
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
CHAMOMILLA, also known as German Chamomile.
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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