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Elliman's Embrocation

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1981.8.2
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
Elliman
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed along the length of the bottle: "ELLIMAN'S // EMBROCATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some residue inside bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://www.sloughhistoryonline.org.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?a=query&p=slough&f=generic_theme.htm&_IXFIRST_=1&_IXMAXHITS_=1&%3Dtheme_record_id=sl-sl-elliman
Research Facts
The Elliman family came to Slough in 1845, and James Elliman Senior set up a drapery business while he developed his soon-to-be-famous embrocation, which he had been experimenting on for years before deciding to market it. The embrocation was first sold in 1847, as a rub for animals. By 1850 it was being sold for use by humans, as an aid for aching muscles and joints. He claimed that his success was down to two things - firstly, the quality of the product, and secondly to his policy of spending half of his profits on advertising, an unusual move in those days. The advertising slogan was 'An Excellent Good Thing', and Elliman, Sons & Co is credited with being the first company to use a cartoon strip in its' advertising.
James Elliman Senior made both his sons, James Junior and Samuel, partners in the company, and they took it over following his death in 1870, opening a new factory in Chandos Street. Samuel died in a hunting accident in 1884, and James Junior took sole charge of the company.
The company continued to flourish, and by 1911 the embrocation was being sold in 42 countries. There were two products - 'Universal Embrocation' for humans, and 'Royal Embrocation' for animals - but there was no difference between the two!
The embrocation was made from eggs, turpentine and vinegar. Eggs were imported from Ireland and from China. When the turpentine was added to the mix, the fire brigade had to be on alert! When James Elliman Junior died in 1924 the company was taken over by other members of the family, and it remained a family business until 1961, when it was taken over by Horlicks and the Chandos Street factory was closed. Elliman's Embrocation is now made by GlaxoSmithKline.
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Schering Dormison

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1982.13.6
Description
A flat, rectangular glass bottle with a plastic screw-on lid contains green capsules of 500-mg doses of 3-methyl-pentyne-01-3; rounded shoulders, short neck; paper label.
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Accession Number
1982.13.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drugs; Clinical Trials
Epilepsy
Seizures
MM= Drugs -- depressants
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flat, rectangular glass bottle with a plastic screw-on lid contains green capsules of 500-mg doses of 3-methyl-pentyne-01-3; rounded shoulders, short neck; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Schering Corp. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: amber
plastic: black
paper: white; black
ink: black; red; green
organic matter: green
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Schering [in cursive] // . . . // DORMISON // . . . // METHYLPARAFYNOL" followed by text.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
A non-barbiturate medication used to induce sleep without suppressing epiliptic seizures; for research.
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homeopathic medicine chest

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents: 1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a) 2. Arnica…
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Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents:
1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a)
2. Arnica mont. 3 (b)
3. Arsenicum alb. 6 (c)
4. Belladonna 3 (d)
5. Bryonia alb. (e);
6. Calcarea Carb. (f);
7. Cantharsis 3 (g)
8. Carbo veg. 6 (h)
9. Chamomilla 3. (i)
10. China officinalis 3. (j)
11. Cina 3. (k)
12. Cocculus 3. (l)
13. Coffea crud. 3. (m)
14. Drosera rotund. 3. (n)
15. Dulcamara 3. (o)
16. Hepar sulph. (p)
17. Ifnatia amara 3. (q)
18. Ipecacuanha 3. (r)
19. Kahli bichrom. 3. (s)
20. Merc. sol. Hahn. 6. (t)
21. Nux vomica 3. (u)
22. Petoleum 3. (v)
23. Phosphorus 3. (w)
24. Pulsatilla 3. (x)
25. Rhus. toxicod. 3. (y)
26. Sambucus nig. 3. (z)
27. Songia mar. tost. 3. (aa)
28. Sulphur. 6. (bb)
29. Veratrum alb. 3. (cc)
30. Arnical tinct. (dd)
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
aa-dd - bottles - Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ee - box - Length 15.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Mr. Wallace Beatty.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel, Homeopathic Pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
fabric: red
paper: white; red
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box: Length 12.5 cm; Width 14.3 cm; Height 7.5 cm. Bottle (approximate for all bottles): Length 6.3 cm; Width 1.7 cm; Depth 1.7 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/boericke/story.htm
Research Facts
Boericke & Tafel is the longest running homeopathic pharmaceutical company in the United States, still running as of 2018, while it started (under a different name and ownership) in 1835. Boericke and Tafel also published books on homeopathy, and their families intermarried. The popularity of homeopathy dwindled after about 1915 in the United States, but rose again in the 1980s and 90s.
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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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1983.3.1 a-y
Description
A black, fabric-covered wooden case (y) with a carrying handle and plated metal clasp opens to reveal compartments divided in two, each mounted with metal springs to hold a total of 24 one-oz. vials with cork stoppers;some are marked with oval paper labels with red printed edges bearing a typed or …
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Accession Number
1983.3.1 a-y
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A black, fabric-covered wooden case (y) with a carrying handle and plated metal clasp opens to reveal compartments divided in two, each mounted with metal springs to hold a total of 24 one-oz. vials with cork stoppers;some are marked with oval paper labels with red printed edges bearing a typed or handwritten name.
Number Of Parts
25
Part Names
a-x - vials - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
y - case - Size: Length 33.0 cm x Width 28.0 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. F.L. Lawson.
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Material
fabric: black
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white
ink: black; red
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Springs on metal strip stamped, "PATD. SEP. 2. 1890"; labels read: (a) "Magnesia"; (b) "Soda"; (c) "Pure Thymoline"; (d) "Dover Powders 5 Grs"; (e) "Aromatic Spts of Ammonia"; (f) "A.B.S.C. Pills [aconite, belladonna, senna, cascara--a laxative]"; (g) "Calomel 1 gr."; (h) "Dover Powders 1 gr."; (i) "Oil of Cloves"; (j) "Bismuth"; (k) "Cathartic"; (l) "Aspirin"; (m) "Pure Olive Oil"; (p) "Peppermint"; (q) "Pure Turpentine"; (t) "Mouthwash"; (u) "Soda Mint" (handwritten plain white label); (v) "Headache"; (w) handwritten: "Licorice, Lindseed, Chlorodine"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-3
Condition Remarks
2004: glass vials slightly stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Physicians' Surgical Supplies," Sharp and Smith, 1908, pp. 669-672; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Bought by the donor in 1983 at an antique shop. Less elaborate, poorer workmanship than similar cases shown in catalogues.
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Karn's Carbolic Salve

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.1
Description
A metal tin in a cardboard box; tin filled with salve, each ounce of which contains 3% carbolic acid in a petrolatum base.
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Accession Number
1984.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin in a cardboard box; tin filled with salve, each ounce of which contains 3% carbolic acid in a petrolatum base.
Part Names
box (?) - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
W. H. Karn
Site Made (City)
Oshawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal
cardboard
Inscriptions
On cardboard box: "KARN'S // CARBOLIC SALVE // Ne weight 1 ½ ounces // For Wounds, Cuts, Sores, Bruises, Burns, // and Skin Diseases of every description. // COMPOSITION: — Each ounce contains // 3% carbolic acid with petrolatum base. // DIRECTIONS: — Apply on soft linen or // cotton cloth to open sores or boils, but // for skin diseases apply freely at night. // W.H. KARN // Family Druggist // 26 King St. E. // OSHAWA, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Condition Remarks
Metal container rusting; cardboard box dirty from leaking salve.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.2
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal lid and a paper label wrapped completely around it; contains a salve for skin ailments.
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Accession Number
1984.4.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal lid and a paper label wrapped completely around it; contains a salve for skin ailments.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: white
metal: grey
paper: black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "for cuts, bruises, burns or all wounds of the flesh. For piles, eczema, bad legs, sore heads and backs, chapped hands and face." "Preserves and beautifies the skin."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.4.3
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
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Accession Number
1984.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Redding and Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
On lid: "RUSSIA SALVE // REDDING & CO. // BOSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Salve

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Dates
1890
1930
1890-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.4
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
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Accession Number
1984.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1930
1890-1930
Material
glass: white
metal: yellow; black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on top of metal lid: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // SALVE // FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, // BURNS, SCALDS, FROST BITES, CHIL- // BLAINS, SORE NIPPLES, CHAPPED // HANDS, SORE LIPS, PILES, AND OLD // CHRONIC SORES. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. CANADA // PRICE 25 CENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Pyramid Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.5 a-b
Description
An orange-coloured metal tin inside a cardboard box; tin contains a salve consisting of stamonium, lead carbonate, boric acid, and oil of eucalyptus and is an external application of splendid therapeutic value.
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Accession Number
1984.4.5 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
An orange-coloured metal tin inside a cardboard box; tin contains a salve consisting of stamonium, lead carbonate, boric acid, and oil of eucalyptus and is an external application of splendid therapeutic value.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
tin - Size: Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Pyramid Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: orange
cardboard: orange; black
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "ONE OUNCE // Pyramid // Ointment // For Irritations of the // Skin and Piles // Manufactured only for // PYRAMID DRUG CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; printed on side of box: "FOR // Cuts, Bruises, Skin Abrasions, etc. // External Piles, Itching of the Anus, // Ulcerations and Inflammation of the // Rectal Canal."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Copy Type
Original
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Powell's Pimple Pills

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.6
Description
A paper-wrapped wooden cylinder containing pills.
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Accession Number
1984.4.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
Description
A paper-wrapped wooden cylinder containing pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
The National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
paper: light brown
ink: red
Inscriptions
Printed on paper wrapping: "Powell's Pimple Pills"; in three columns, left side: "CURE // Pimples // Boils // Ulcers // Exzema // Scrofula"; in the middle is a huge "P"; in the open part of the P is: "POWELL'S // PIMPLE // PILLS"; alongside the stem of the P is: "OWELL'S // IMPLE // ILLS"; right-hand column reads, "CURE // Ringworm // Erysipelas // Shingles // Barber's Itch // Styes // on the Eyes"; printed elsewhere on the label: "all skin diseases arising from impurities of the blood."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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