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equipment stand

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
994008002 a-b
Description
Black cast-iron adjustable mobile equipment stand has black wooden table top with one drawer.
Accession Number
994008002 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Black cast-iron adjustable mobile equipment stand has black wooden table top with one drawer.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 63.5 cm. x Width 42.3 cm. x Depth 81.3 cm.
b - drawer - Size: Length 38.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 17.5 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Chiong with Sitoptic balance.
Maker
Imperial Optical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: black
wood: black
Inscriptions
"IMPERIAL OPTICAL CO. // TORONTO, CANADA // SERIAL NO. 485"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
wooden top = fair; waterstains have ruined paint in one corner; table top s/b refinished
Exhibit History
On display "Electricity and the Invisible Ray", (North Gallery Room 1013) Museum of Health Care, Oct. 2006 - 20 Feb 2016.
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Rexall Nerve Remedy

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001025
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
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Accession Number
996001025
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Stress -- drug therapy
Nervous System
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
United Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: brown
ink: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy // especially recommended // for // Nervous Disorders // Exhaustion // And all Troubles Arising from / Nerve Over-Strain // No. 1803. Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // United Drug Co. // Limited // Toronto, Canada"; back: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy //Treatment consists of Rexall Nerve // Remedy and Rexall Orderlies, and should be taken accord - // ing to the following // directions: // THE ELIXIR - Children, one tea - // spoonful in wine glass of water; Ad - // ults, one to two teaspoonsul in // water, according to the severity of // the symptoms. In case of both // children and adults take before // meals and bedtime // REXALL ORDERLIES. Adults, // one tablet night and morning for 3 // days; therafter, one tablet at night // as long as there is constipation. // Rexall Nerve Treatment is worthy // an extended trial, although in the // majority of cases beneficial results // are very speedily noted."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row A
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Osgood Township Museum L-2019-6 until 31 Dec 2019.
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured and appears to be fairly brittle; one label missing portions from right side, particularly in upper corner
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Dr. Kellogg's Catarrh Snuff

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001032
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle compised of four panels that are facted at the edges; two side panels with embossed text and two sides with tan paper lables; short and wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper stuck in opening; some powdered contents still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001032
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Tobacco, Smokeless
Sneezing
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle compised of four panels that are facted at the edges; two side panels with embossed text and two sides with tan paper lables; short and wide cylindrical neck with cork stopper stuck in opening; some powdered contents still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Sept.1993 from Scott Jordan.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
cork: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embosed on two sides: "DOCT. // KELLOGG'S // SNUFF"; front label: "DR. KELLOG'S // CATARRH SNUFF // PREPARED BY // NORTHRUP & LYMAN CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. // PRICE TWENTYFIVE CENTS // No. 40. The Proprietary or Patent Medicne Act"; back label: "Catarrh, Co[illeg] He[illeg] // Headaches, Sore Eyes, and all // Affections of the Head. // It removes all obstructions, strength - // ens the Glands, and gives a healthy ac - // tion to the parts affected. DOSE: - Three // to five grains four times a day. // None Genuine unless signed [illeg handwritten signature]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.8 cm. x Width: 3.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and worn, particularly along edges; some of paper missing off rear of label; cork worn and missing sections and stuck in neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvey_Kellogg
https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-nutrition-history-quackery/enigmatic-dr-kellogg
Research Facts
"Catarrh" is a build-up of mucous in the nose and throat, often associated with the common cold. Dr. Kellogg invented a few medicines, and had a philosophy of health based on vegetarianism, exercise, water, sunlight, and cleaning out the bowels. He was also very interested in sexual health; he promoted abstinence and denounced masturbation. He is well known for being the inventor of corn flakes.
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Rawley's Pile Remedy No. 35

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Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001102 a-b
Description
Circular metal container covered with yellow and red decorative design including the ancient symbol for good health and happiness, the swastika; product information on lid.
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Accession Number
996001102 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Circular metal container covered with yellow and red decorative design including the ancient symbol for good health and happiness, the swastika; product information on lid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base
b - lid
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
J. P. Rawley & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Material
metal: yellow; red
Inscriptions
On front: "Rawley's // Pile Remedy // No. 35 // each ounce contains besides other ingredients // 10 grains powd. opium, U.S.P. // For piles, sores, burns, cuts and bruises // Directions on bottom of box // Distributed by // J. P. Rawley & Co. // 853 Broadway // New York City // Price $1.00"; on back: "DIRECTIONS // Wash affected parts with warm // water and pure castile soap, then // dry and apply freely with cotton // Rawley's Pile Remedy. Use night // and morning // DISTRIBUTED BY // J. P. RAWLEY & CO. // 853 Broadway, New York City. // GUARANTEED BY J. P . RAWLEY UNDER THE // FOOD & DRUGS ACT. JUNE 30, 1906. // GUARANTY NO. 37910"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 2.7 cm. x Diam. 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some wear and discolouration on top of lid; build-up of thick waxy substance on bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_Canada
Research Facts
Made with opium to treat piles (hemmorhoids). After 1908, it was required in Canada that opium be listed on the package of any drug which contained it.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Specific Medicines Collinsonia

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001146
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
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Accession Number
996001146
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Specific Medicines // Collinsonia // Alcohol 46 percent // Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc. // Cincinnati, Ohio
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.6 cm. x Depth: 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Label is very badly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The Health Benefits of Collinsonia Root. Collinsonia canadensis, also known as Canada horsebalm, hardhack, horseweed, richweed, ox-balm, and stone root, is an herb in the mint family. Historically, it has been used for improving circulation and congestion, especially in the bowels and throat.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Hood's Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001177
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
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Accession Number
996001177
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
C. I. Hood Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: tranparent
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: cream
Inscriptions
On label: "HOOD'S // COMPOUND EXTRACT // SARSAPARILLA // TRADEMARK // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // ALCOHOL 16 1/2 PER CENT. // An Alternative Stomachic // containing also Diuretic and // Laxative Properties // Dose: As usually taken the dose of Hood's // Sasparailla varies from 1/2 to 2 teaspoonsfuls. // As a Stomachic and Stimulant to the Appetite, // Hood's Sasparilla may be taken in hot water // beginning with a small dose and increasing // gradually as necessary. // No. 885 // C. I. HOOD COMPANY, INC. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // Laboraties // New York St. Louis"; embossed on sides: "HOOD'S COMPOUND // EXTRACT // SARSA // PARILLA // NEW YORK ST. LOUIS // C. I. HOOD & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
22.2
Width
7.7
Depth
4.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured, brittle and right side edges lifting, missing sections
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://oldmainartifacts.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/hoods-sarsaparilla-lowell-ma/
Research Facts
Founded by Charles Ira Hood in 1875, C.I. Hood & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts was among the largest patent medicine companies in the United States and offered a number of personal health products in addition to its well known Hood’s Sarsaparilla. The C.I. Hood and Company was a leader in the development of color lithography as an advertising tool, and produced all of its advertising in-house and owned twenty presses issuing a plethora of colorful trade cards, posters, calendars, cookbooks, pamphlets, and other ephemera all promoting the medicinal benefits of company products.
In 1876, Charles followed the lead of J.C. Ayer & Company and began to compound his own sarsaparilla medicine. In addition to sarsaparilla root, he mixed in dandelion, gentian, juniper berries and 18% alcohol. He claimed great success in curing a variety of disorders including “purifying the blood”, heart diseases, dropsy, rheumatism and scrofula. Within two years of launching his product he was on his way to great success. Charles Hood added to his success with Hood’s Tooth Powder, Vegetable Pills, Oil Ointment, Medicated Soap, Dyspeplets (for dyspepsia), TusSamo (for cough) and Hood’s Lotion.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Juniper Berries Extract

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Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001196
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at …
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Accession Number
996001196
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at top and knotted at the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Date Remarks
National Drug & Chemical Co. was incorporated in 1905
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: black
fabric: red
Inscriptions
On label: "National Drug & Chemical // Co. of Canada // Limited // National // Pharmaceutical Laboratory // Montreal"; front label: "TRADE MARK // NATIONAL // PHARMACEUTICAL // LABORATORY // FLUID EXTRACT // JUNIPER // BERRIES // JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS // DOSE // 1 to 2 drachms. // PREPARED BY // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA , LIMITED. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MONTREAL // 905002"; back label: "JUNIPER // BERRIES // PROPERTIES. // Stimulant, Diuretic, // Antispasmodic // PREPARATIONS. // Tincture. // Fluid Extract 2 fluid ozs. // Alcohol 60% 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 2 to 4 drachms. // Infusion. // Fluid Extract 1 fluid oz. // Holland Gin 1 fluid oz. // Dist. Water 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 1 to 2 ozs."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#1: Label discoloured very badly, worn and dog-eared; #2: cork/plug broken off; glass chipped; label discoloured and worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Bachynsky, John and Kenneth C. Waite. "David Wesley Bole - Pharmacist, Manufacturer, Wholesaler Leader." Presented to Canadian Academy of the History of Pharmacy 3 June 2007
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniper_berry#Uses
Research Facts
Juniper berries are used to make gin. They have been used also in food and medicines; the ancient Greeks believed they would increase physical stamina. They have been historically used as a form of birth control, and may be dangerous to pregnant or nursing women, or people with bleeding disorders or diabetes, as well as after surgery.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #1
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Gates' Certain Check

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Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001213
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Accession Number
996001213
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb.1994.
Maker
C. Gates, Son & Co.
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Gates // Certain Check // registered 1887, at Ottawa // Manufactured by // C. Gates, Son & Co. // Middleton, N. S. // Keep Well Corked. Shake.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured by age; label dog-eared and torn; some residue remains on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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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
Classification
Pharmacy, General
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
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
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-A
Temporary Location
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
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
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root

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Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
996001309
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, double rounded collar; the front, back and side panels are slightly recessed; there are printed paper labels on the front and back panels, which list product information; bottle is full of swamp-root and corked.
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Accession Number
996001309
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Cathartics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, double rounded collar; the front, back and side panels are slightly recessed; there are printed paper labels on the front and back panels, which list product information; bottle is full of swamp-root and corked.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA, in Oct.1993.
Maker
Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Binghamton
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Date Remarks
Early 20th century
Material
glass: clear
paper: light pink
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Front label reads, "CONTAINS 10 1/2 FLUID // OUNCES // DR. KILMER & CO., // BINGHAMTON, N.Y. // See directions for taking // on back panel"; back label reads, "DR. KILMER'S // SWAMP-ROOT // DIRECTIONS" (listed) " // Shake well before using // It is pleasant to take // Caution:" (listed); bottle embossed with, "5 // 50"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.8 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is unopened and has no chips or cracks; the original cork and seal are in place; the front and back labels have staining, but all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit formerly at Bracken Library; "Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 26, 43, 87, 94; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 111-119; "Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp. 19 & 91
Research Facts
Most famous product produces by the Dr. Kilmer & Co.; used as a diuretic to the kidneys; Kilmer company set up by two brothers, S. Andral and Jonas M. Kilmer; lasted more than 50 years
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