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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing 1886 – [graduates lists]

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Dates
1886
1974
circa 1886-1974
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Administrative
Nursing
Classification
Education
Archival
Administrative
Nursing
Accession Number
995002098
Description
Numerous typed and hand-written lists contained in a leather-covered, 3-ring, zippered binder have the names of all Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduates; the lists consist of 86 typewritten pages (with added hand-written notes) containing information on all of the Kingston General …
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Accession Number
995002098
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Administrative
Nursing
Classification
Education
Archival
Administrative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- registers
Education
Archival
Nursing
Description
Numerous typed and hand-written lists contained in a leather-covered, 3-ring, zippered binder have the names of all Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduates; the lists consist of 86 typewritten pages (with added hand-written notes) containing information on all of the Kingston General Hospital Nursing graduates, matrons, superintendants, and directors of nursing; there is also a pocket in the inside front of the binder with extra information and 7 graduation leaflets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Sylvia Mary Burkinshaw, Acting Director of Nursing at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, March 1961; Director of Nursing 1968-1971.
Dates
1886
1974
circa 1886-1974
Date Remarks
last date of entry 1974
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: yellow
cardboard: grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "Kingston General Hospital // School of Nursing // 1886 –"; front inside pocket of binder stamped with the words, "RB36 London Brand English Morocco"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3
Length
34.7 cm
Width
28.6 cm
Depth
8.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 34.7 cm. x Width: 28.6 cm. x Depth: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The binder holding the transcript is worn in several spots -- especially along the spine; pages within the transcript are torn (especially the first two pages); written information is legible and the paper is flexible and can be handled with care.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
Exhibit History
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005-Aug. 30, 2006
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Antiphlogistine [instruction sheet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15497
Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907-1910
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Accession Number
001013019
Description
Instruction sheet consists of long piece of paper folded into quarters with instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; last two sections include photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses.
Accession Number
001013019
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Description
Instruction sheet consists of long piece of paper folded into quarters with instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; last two sections include photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. J. W. McDougall.
Maker
The Denver Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907-1910
Date Remarks
Style adopted January 1, 1907
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On front: "This form of Circular was adopted January 1, 1907. // Antiphlogistine // A non-irritating, non-toxic, anti-septic poultice, of // value in all superficial adn deep-seated inflammatory // and congestive condition, when local treatment is in - // dicated. // Antiphlogistine's prime object it to keep the blood // circulating in the diseased part, and is designed to take // the place of the old-time bacteria-breeding flaxseed and // other septic poultices, blisters, mustard drafts, cam - // horated oils, hot stupes adn liniments. Antiphlogistine // offers the best known method for the continuous applia - // tion of moist heat. // COMPOSITION // Antiphlogistine is composed of the finest anhydrous // and levigated argillaceous mineral, chemically pure // glycerine, compounds of iodine, minute quantities of // boric and salicylic acids, and the oils of peppermint, // gaultheria and eucalptus. // INDICATIONS // Antiphlogistine can be used in // PNEUMONIA // BRONCHITIS // PLEURISY // OSTEITIS // PERIOSTITIS // SPRAINS // FELONS // SUNBURN // METRITIS // VACCINATION SORES // VHRONIC ULCER // SWOLLEN GLANDS // BOOILS // BUBOES // ORCHITIS //EXTERNAL PILES // MOIST ECZEMA // ERYSIPELAS // FROST BITES // CROUP // INFLAMMATION OF BOWELS // PERITONITIS // TONSILLITIS // POISONED WOUNDS // INFLAMED BREASTS // BRUISES // ABSCESSES // ENDOMETRITIS // SYNOVITIS // DYSMENORRHOEA // AND WHENEVER INFLAMMATION OR CONGESTION // IS A FACTOR AND LOCAL TREATMENT IS INDICATED // DIRECTIONS // THERAPEUTIC ACTION // PNEUMONIA // PLEURISY // BRONCITIS Especially in Children // INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS OF THE PELVIC // VISCERA // INFLAMMATIONS OF THE ABDOMINAL VISCERA // CROUP // SEPTIC WOUNDS // MASTITIS, ORCHITIS AND BUBOES // SYNOVITIS // BURNS // INFLAMED GLANDS // SPRAINS // FROST BITES // FELONS // CHRONIC ULCERS // BOIOLS // STYES - INFLAMED LIDS // ERYSIPELAS // PACKAGES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
41.0 cm
Width
20.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overly creassed, surface grime, crease marks along folds
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York.
On the United States Patent and Trademark site, the second version of the product was apparently first marketed in 1948. Somehow Church & Dwight owned the trademark, but it died, and was revived in 2010 by W. F. Young, Incorporated, Longmeadow, Mass.
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Antiphlogistine For The Dental Surgeon [instruction booklet]

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Dates
1909
1912
circa 1909-1912
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Accession Number
001013020
Description
Instruction booklet consists of tan cover with green text and illustration of the product; includes instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; include colour photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses; table of contents included; includes testimonials from…
Accession Number
001013020
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Description
Instruction booklet consists of tan cover with green text and illustration of the product; includes instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; include colour photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses; table of contents included; includes testimonials from satisfied dentists; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. J. W. McDougall.
Maker
The Denver Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1912
circa 1909-1912
Date Remarks
Date of Copyright 1909 noted inside
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, tan, green
Inscriptions
On cover: "Antiphlogistine // (INFLAMMATION'S ANTIDOTE) // For The Dental Surgeon"; on frontispiece: "Antiphlogistine // (INFLAMMATION'S ANTIDOTE) // Its uses and methods of // application in conditions // which come to the // attention of the // Dental Surgeon // Published by // The Denver Chemical Mfg. Co. // NEW YORK // CHICAGO SYDNEY // DENVER LONDON MONTREAL // SAN FRANCISCO BUENOS AIRES"; on inside cover: "CONTENTS // ABSCESS, ALVEOLAR // ABSCESS, WILL NOT POINT // ANKYLOSED JAW // ANTRUM, ABSCESS OF // APPLICATION, METHOD OF // COMPOSITIONS OF ANTIPHLOGISTINE // DISTRIBUTORS // FLAXSEED, SUPERIORITY OF ANTIPHLOGISTINE OVER // FRACTURED INFERIOR MAXILLA // GINGIVITIS // GLANDS, ABSCESS OF // HEAT, EFFECT OF // INFLAMMATION, ACUTE // INFLAMMATION, TRAUMATIC // IMPACTED THIRD MOLARS // INDICATIONS // METHOD OF APPLICATIONS // MOUTH, HOW TO USE IN // NEURALGIA // PERICEMENTHITIS // PRESCRIBE, HOW TO // PYORRHEA ALVEOLARIS // SIZES AND PRICES // COPYRIGHT, 1909 // BY THE // DENVER CHEMICAL MFG.CO. // ENTERED AT // STATIONER'S HALL // LONDON, 1909"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
17.3 cm
Width
11.1 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
inside looks like new, back cover with some surface watrer stain; rusted staples
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York.
On the United States Patent and Trademark site, the second version of the product was apparently first marketed in 1948. Somehow Church & Dwight owned the trademark, but it died, and was revived in 2010 by W. F. Young, Incorporated, Longmeadow, Mass.
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Pocket Manual of Thompson's Homoeopathic Remedies [homeopathic remedies booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15265
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1975.11.1
Description
Pocket sized soft cover booklet with two staples closure and green paper cover with blue text and border design; handwritten formulae on back cover; includes numerous pharmaceutical preparations using homeopathic ingredients; 73 pages.
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Accession Number
1975.11.1
Author
D. L. Thompson
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Homeopathy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Archival
Description
Pocket sized soft cover booklet with two staples closure and green paper cover with blue text and border design; handwritten formulae on back cover; includes numerous pharmaceutical preparations using homeopathic ingredients; 73 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon B. White of Port Colborne, Ont.; used by Dr. White's father, Bishop White, as his travelling medicine case in China.
Maker
D. L Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
On front cover: "Pocket Manual // of // THOMPSON'S // HOMOEOPATHIC // REMEDIES // Prepared By // D. L. THOMPSON // Homoeopathic Pharmacist // 394 Yonge St., Toronto 2, Ont. // 848a Dist. E // 844 Yonge Str."; on front page: "BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN 1868 // THE // HOMOEOPATHIC // POCKET MANUAL // CONTAINING // PLAIN DIRECTIONS // FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE MOST COMMON // COMPLAINTS IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS, // SHOWING THE USE OF THE MOST // POPULAR HOMOEOPATHIC // REMEDIES, // To which is added sections on the Bio-Chemic Treatment of // Disease with the Twelve Tissue Remedies and // Special Remedies of our own preparation. // D. L. THOMPSON // Chemist and Homoeopathic Pharmacist, // 394 yonge Street // Toronto 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E pg 16 b
Length
15.3 cm
Width
10.8 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Surface shows wear and slightly grimy
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Archival items originally numbered ai, aj and ak are catalogued separately as 1975.11.1, .3 and .4
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The Etiology of Typhoid Fever and its Prevention [Milroy Lectures reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14609
Dates
1902
1903
circa 1902-1903
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Accession Number
016030002
Description
Hardcover bound reference book with red cover and gold lettering; provides statistics from 1850 to 1900; 159 pages.
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Accession Number
016030002
Author
W. H. Corfield
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
MeSH Heading
Archival
Diseases
Tibial Fractures
Description
Hardcover bound reference book with red cover and gold lettering; provides statistics from 1850 to 1900; 159 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Anonymous also known as a 'drop and dash' donation.
Maker
H. K. Lewis
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1902
1903
circa 1902-1903
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream,red
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "THE ETIOLOGY // OF // TYPHOID FEVER // AND ITS PREVENTION // BEING THE // MILROY LECTURES // DELIVERED AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS // IN 1902 // BY // W. H. CORFIELD, M.A., M.D. // CONSULTING SANITARY ADVISER TO H. M. OFFICE OF WORKS, AND // HONORARY SANITARY ADVISER TO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL // LONDON // H. K . LEWIS, 136 GOWER STREET, W. C. // 1902"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
21.9 cm
Width
14.5 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
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Evelyn Patterson, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1903 [graduation photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14687
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
013030001
Description
Stiff paper cardboard with decorative design incised around oval sepia toned photograph of a woman in a nursing uniform that includes long slim dark undersleeves, short puffy top white fabric sleeve with a dark fabric cross sewn on and bib style long apron, high starched collar and puffed small nur…
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Accession Number
013030001
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Archival
Photography
Nurses -- portraits
Description
Stiff paper cardboard with decorative design incised around oval sepia toned photograph of a woman in a nursing uniform that includes long slim dark undersleeves, short puffy top white fabric sleeve with a dark fabric cross sewn on and bib style long apron, high starched collar and puffed small nurses cap; standing upright in photo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's paternal aunt, Evelyn Patterson, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1903.
Maker
C. H. Boyes
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Date Remarks
Graduation date; written on object
Inscriptions
On front: "C. H. Boyes // KINGSTON // CANADA"; on back: "Evelyn Patterson '03 // To Grace // From Auntie "Pat: Leggett"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder A pg 19 b
Length
18.0 cm
Width
9.5 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm X Width 9.5 cm X Depth 0.01 cm
Condition Remarks
paper faded; minor foxing on fornt; minor stains from fingerprints
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Website
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Andrea Melvin, “Badges of Honour or Devices of Control?: Nursing Uniforms at Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses,” Dr. Margaret Angus Research Fellowship, 2008. Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Research Facts
Other family members in the nursing profession also graduating from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing: maternal aunts Emma McLean,, Class of 1921, and Gertrude McLean, Class of 1927, Grace Patterson Ledgerwood, Class of 1956. Her nephew was Dr. Stuart Patterson.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
Kingston General Hospital had the symbol of the red cross displayed on the sleeves of nursing uniforms, seen as the “international symbol of mercy,” which later became the symbol of the International Red Cross Association. As such, the hospital began embroidering its initials “KGH” onto the cross to distinguish themselves from the Red Cross.
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financial ledger

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15145
Dates
1901
1908
circa 1901 - 1908
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Archival Items
Financial Records
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Financial Record Keeping
Accession Number
014002225
Description
Hardbound rectangular financial ledger with transaction histories for 542 pharmacy accounts hand written on both sides of paper pages in ink; dark brown leather on exterior of cardboard covers and spine; covers have a grey metal frame around perimeter of front, back and spine attached inside to the…
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Accession Number
014002225
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Archival Items
Financial Records
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Financial Record Keeping
MeSH Heading
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Books
Records
Archival
Pharmacy
Description
Hardbound rectangular financial ledger with transaction histories for 542 pharmacy accounts hand written on both sides of paper pages in ink; dark brown leather on exterior of cardboard covers and spine; covers have a grey metal frame around perimeter of front, back and spine attached inside to the spine with metal hinges; box spine has a metal frame and a key hole on the front centre; paper dividers separate sections of the ledger and have leather covered tabs with letters stamped on the front and back in gold ink; very heavy thick ledger with lined pages with thirteen accounting column headings; key missing; 474 pages (double sided).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Copeland-Chatterson Co., Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1901
1908
circa 1901 - 1908
Date Remarks
Start date is latest patent date recorded on the ledger; end date is the latest hand written entry
Material
paper: cream, tan
leather: dark brown
metal: grey
ink: blue, black, gold, pink
Inscriptions
Stamped on front cover in gold ink: “CURRENT LEDGER // No. 1 // R. D. STILES”; stamped on the spine in gold ink: “CURRENT LEDGER // No. 1 // R. D. STILES // PATENTED 1901”; printed inside front and back cover in blue ink: “C-C // PERPETUAL // LEDGER // Patented Feb. 6, 1896. // ‘May 1, 1898. // Other Patents Pending, and in United States, Great // Britain and other Foreign Countries.”; printed on piece of paper affixed to the front of the first page in black ink: “INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATING THE // C-C // Retail Monthly Account System.” // “THE COPELAND – CHATTERSON CO., LIMITED, // DEVISERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF BUSINESS SYSTEMS, // MONTREAL TORONTO.”; printed on the back of first page and front of last page in blue ink: “How to Open Accounts in Perpetual Ledger; // THE COPELAND-CHATTERSON CO., LIMITED. // Devisers and Manufacturers of Business Systems. // GENERAL OFFICES AND WORKS, // TORONTO. // HOPE BUILDING, // OTTAWA. // MERCHANTS BANK BUILDING, // MONTREAL.”; printed at the top of each account page in blue ink: “SHEET NO. ACCOUNT NO. // NAME // ADDRESS”; printed at the top of each account table in blue ink: “THE C-C PERPETUAL LEDGER. PATENTED 1896 AND 1900. THE COPELAND-CHATTERSON Co., LIMITED, SOLE MAKERS, TORONTO."; column headings: "DATE // DESCRIPTION // FOLIO // DEBITS // CK // CREDIT // BALANCE”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
31.5 cm
Width
23.6 cm
Depth
8.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions when the ledger is closed
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling to covers, spine, and pages; minor rusting of metal pieces, especially around key hole on front of spine; minor tears and loss to edges of leather tabs and edges of several pages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Artifact (book)
Reference Comments
“Pictou Parade.” Haggis: The McCulloch Heritage Centre. 2016. Accessed 15 May 2019.
Pharmacy ledger, 014.002.224
Research Facts
The ledger contains hand written records of account transactions from 1902 to 1908 for the pharmacy operated by R. D. Stiles. R. D. Stiles was a druggist and apothecary and was a colleague of J. D. B Fraser. He operated several of J. D. B. Fraser's drugstore branches.
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Munyon's Catarrh Tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7787
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1980.18.177 a-c
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full cylindrical transparent glass Munyon’s Catarrh Tablets bottle with grey metal screw cap (b) and rectangular brown paper advertisement sheet (c); box has product information printed on exterior sides and a rectangular red and cream paper s…
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Accession Number
1980.18.177 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Homeopathy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Archival
Advertisements
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full cylindrical transparent glass Munyon’s Catarrh Tablets bottle with grey metal screw cap (b) and rectangular brown paper advertisement sheet (c); box has product information printed on exterior sides and a rectangular red and cream paper stamp attached to one end; bottle full of cylindrical white tablets; bottle is small vial with shallow circular push up base, no mold lines, and continuous external thread on cylindrical finish; rectangular cream paper label attached to bottle has product information and directions in French only; cap has company information embossed on top and threads molded into sides; advertisement is one double sided sheet of paper with company information and descriptions of various Munyon products of front and testimonials on back printed in black ink in French only.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 5.9 cm Diameter 1.7 cm
b – box – Length 6.7 cm Width 1.9 cm Depth 1.9 cm
c – advertisement – Length 30.3 cm Width 18.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Date Remarks
Based on similar artifacts in collection and Munyon’s company start in 1890s
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, red, blue, green
glass: clear
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on side of box: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; printed on side of box: "MUNYON'S // CATARRH TABLETS // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; from label: "When dissolved in water, it gives immediate relief, cleansing and soothing the inflamed mucous membranes. They remove all irritating discharges from the head and throat."; printed on bottle label: “TABLETTES POUR LE CATARRHE // MUNYON’S // HOMOEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // Directions. – Dissolvez une tablette en 20 // cuillerées à thé d’eau chaude, et employez cette // solution au lavage du nez et de la gorge soir et // matin. Injectez dans les narines au moyen du // Vaporisateur Munyon, ou en l’humant.”; embossed on bottle cap: “MUNYON’S // HOMEOPATHIC // REMEDIES”; printed on letterhead on front of advertisement sheet: “MUNYON’S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // BUREAU CANADIEN : // CONFEDERATION LIFE BUILDING, TORONTO. // LISTE DE REMEDES.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B (a-b)
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 4 (c)
Temporary Location
Box (b) on travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading to bottle label; major distortion all over advertisement from being folded and wrapped around bottle; small to large tears all over advertisement resulting in some small areas of loss that obscure text; major tear resulting in separation of large section on proper left side of advertisement with small areas of loss along torn edges; advertisement paper is brown and brittle; advertisement is currently fragile and distorted, but stable
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
“Munyon is ready…” The Quack Doctor, Caroline Rance, 2010. Accessed 21 July 2019.
Dr. Roger Henderson. “Catarrh: causes, symptoms and treatment tips.” netdoctor, Hearst UK, 2019. Accessed 21 July 2019.
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon was a popular producer of patent medicine who began selling his products in the 1890s; Munyon produced a variety of medicines that claimed to cure many different ailments, but most of the medicines were made from sugar, alcohol, and even poisons like arsenic and strychnine.
Catarrh is a build-up of mucus or saliva in the airway cavities, most often the sinuses on the side of the nose, but also chest, ears, and throat; it is an immune system reaction to an infection or irritation and is a symptom of allergic reactions, nasal polyps, hay fever, and the common cold.
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