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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Paine's Celery Compound

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Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001310
Description
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists …
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Accession Number
996001310
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
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists usage directions in English and German.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Wells, Richardson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed: "CELERY COMPOUND // PAINE'S"; printed on label: "CELERY // Compound // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // PAINE'S // CELERY // COMPOUND // A TRUE NERVE TONIC, // AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE, // A RELIABLE LAXATIVE, // AND DIURETIC // IT RESTORES STRENGTH, // RENEWS VITALITY, // PURIFIES THE BLOOD, // REGULATES THE KIDNEYS, // LIVER AND BOWELS // PRICE $1.00 // PREPARED BY // WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO. // SOLE PROPRIETORS. // BURLINGTON, VT."; back label lists directions in English and German: "DIRECTIONS FOR USING PAINE'S CELERY COMPOUND. // [illeg] Should be graduated to suit the patient, enough being taken to act upon the bowels and keep // [illeg], but lessening the dose if it acts too strongly: for adults, from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful // [illeg] water four times a day, before eating and at bed time; lessen the dose for children according to age. // [illeg] of Neuralgia and Rheumatism double the above dose for the first two days, and in severe and // obstinate cases, or in any disease complicated with Scrofula, add one-eighth ounce of Iodine of Potassium to // each bottle, then use the medicine faithfully."; repeats in German
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 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: 24.8 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper yellowed and minor stains overall; front label is in good condition, except for small loss at top left corner; back label is missing small sections from the upper left and lower right corners, with staining; most printing is legible; bottle without chips, cracks, or wear; missing cork
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great American Medicine Show" by Armstrong & Armstrong, p. 166; "Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 32 & 50; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 52-57; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 16 & 17, Hudson's Bay Fall and Winter Catalogue, 1910-1911
Research Facts
Paine's Celery Compound first made in 1872; very popular in the 1890's; bottle likely made between 1860 and 1880.
Contained 21% alcohol, also found in the U.S. (bottle Burlington, VT.), Wells & Richardson bought formula from Mrs. Paine, a Burlington, VT. widow; with natural ingredients of "celery extract, hops and coca" -- combination of cocaine and alcohol; Samuel Hopkins Adams put Paine's in the category of The Bracers (alcoholic stimulants)
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Dates
1879
1920
circa 1879-1920
Collection
Dr. W. Ford Connell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
992054001 a-f
Description
Kerosene-fueled vaporizer c. 1880-1900 has original box with descriptions how to use, line drawing of item in use & lithograph of child sleeping & vaporizer on; ornate cast-iron stand is painted gold with attached metal receptacle on top to hold basin of medicine; kerosene fuel recommended; spare w…
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Accession Number
992054001 a-f
Collection
Dr. W. Ford Connell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Kerosene-fueled vaporizer c. 1880-1900 has original box with descriptions how to use, line
drawing of item in use & lithograph of child sleeping & vaporizer on; ornate cast-iron
stand is painted gold with attached metal receptacle on top to hold basin of medicine;
kerosene fuel recommended; spare wicks and new wick inserted in lamp; box is in poor condition;
previously inside was completely covered in masking tape to hold loose pieces on.
Travill Catalogue: "original cost 1.75; 1 scoop for dipping Cresolene out; extra wick;
includes box with complete directions on use of this vaporizer; box repaired with masking
tape 20 June 1984; note - Humidifier donated by Dr. W. Ford Connell"
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm. x Width 9.5 cm. x Depth 7.8 cm.
b - stand - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Diameter7.8
c - lamp - Size: x Diameter5.0
d - basin - Size: x Depth 1.3 cm. x Diameter7.3
e - spare wick - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Diameter0.2
f - chimney - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter2.8
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. W. Ford Connell
Maker
Vapo-Cresolene Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
1920
circa 1879-1920
Date Remarks
On box: "used since 1879..."; paper label has phone number exchange listed
Material
paper: yellow; black
metal: dark grey; yellow
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Vapo-Cresolene Co. // 62 Cortland Str., New York, N.Y., U.S.A.; paper label on bottom
lists price in pencil: 175 // label states: Jury & Peacock // DISPENSING CHEMISTS //
185 PRINCESS ST. PHONE 343 // KINGSTON, ONT
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
box falling apart; cleaning needed
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1968.2.2
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
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Accession Number
1968.2.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Poisons
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A.A. Track.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on the sides of the glass bottle: "POISON // DO NOT TAKE // USE WITH CAUTION"; "2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The hexagonal shape is typical of poison bottles.
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Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer jar

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
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Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A. A. Track.
Maker
Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
metal: grey
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on bottle: "BROMO-SELTZER // EMERSON // DRUG CO. // TORONTO, ONT"; inscribed on base: "5" and "D" inside a diamond shape; on cap: "Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer // To Open Turn [upward-curving arrow]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row B
Length
a - 16.3 cm
Diameter
a - 7.0 cm b - 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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exploring trocar

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1969.101.1 a-d
Description
Straight trocar with silver cannula with a black wooden handle with space for the cannula; cover is also made of wood.
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Accession Number
1969.101.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Description
Straight trocar with silver cannula with a black wooden handle with space for the cannula; cover is also made of wood.
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Down Bros. catalogue, London, 1906, p. 964 (similar to item #4209); CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Identical to 1969.50.3."
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Arnold and Sons bullet forceps

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.106.1
Description
Bullet forceps made of highly polished steel; separating blades.
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Accession Number
1969.106.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wounds, Gunshot
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- bullet
Description
Bullet forceps made of highly polished steel; separating blades.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ARNOLD & SONS. LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Arnold & Sons Catalogue, p. 22 (identical to item # 23); CD #UHN
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screw-jointed probang and coin catcher

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.111.1 a-b
Description
A long, thin, double-ended instrument that can be taken apart by unscrewing the brass joint; coin catcher is made of copper and fitted to a plastic (?) rod; sponge tip probang is made of a wooden rod with a sponge ball at the tip.
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Accession Number
1969.111.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier -- probang
Description
A long, thin, double-ended instrument that can be taken apart by unscrewing the brass joint; coin catcher is made of copper and fitted to a plastic (?) rod; sponge tip probang is made of a wooden rod with a sponge ball at the tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - coin catcher
b - probang
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal
plastic
wood
sponge
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-9
Condition Remarks
Plastic rod is nearly broken in the middle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-scheerer catalogue, p. 3265 (similar, but with a hinged joint); CD #UHN
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Gruber's ear speculum

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.140.1
Description
Ear speculum, oval end.
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Accession Number
1969.140.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Description
Ear speculum, oval end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Dimension Notes
Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows signs of moderate wear; minor black discolouration along the seam and bottom rim and in a patch on the side 1.2 cm in diameter; no active or inactive corrosion; light orange circular deposit on the interior, approximately 0.5 cm in diameter; no dents or splits; #3: returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On loan to St. James Cathedral Museum and Archives, April 4, 2003 to Aug. 2003
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osteotomy instruments case

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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
1969.154.1 a-w
Description
Black morocco leather box (w) lined with purple velvet, containing osteotomy instruments: (a) wooden mallet; (b,c) handles for chain saw; (d) Archimedean bone drill; (e) chain saw; (f) stout tenaculum, double; (g) trepanning elevator (?); (h) bone gouge; (i) unidentified item; (j) bone chisel; (k, …
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Accession Number
1969.154.1 a-w
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Description
Black morocco leather box (w) lined with purple velvet, containing osteotomy instruments: (a) wooden mallet; (b,c) handles for chain saw; (d) Archimedean bone drill; (e) chain saw; (f) stout tenaculum, double; (g) trepanning elevator (?); (h) bone gouge; (i) unidentified item; (j) bone chisel; (k, l) retractors; (m) raspatory; (n) metacarpal saw; (o) bone scraper; (p) angled bone forceps; (q) bone grasping forceps; (r) straight bone forceps; (s) necrosis forceps, straight; (t) gouge forceps; (u) gouge; (v) tray.
Number Of Parts
23
Part Names
a - mallet - Size: Length 20.6 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - handle- Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.1 cm
c - handle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.1 cm
d - bone drill - Size: Length 18.3 cm
e - chain saw - Size: Length 31.75 cm
f - tenaculum - Size: Length 19.0 cm
g - elevator (?) - Size: Length 17.15 cm
h - bone gouge - Size: Length 14.7 cm
i - unidentified - Size: Length 21.4 cm
j - bone chisel - Size: Length 14.6 cm
k - retractor - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
l - retractor - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm
m - raspatory - Size: Length 16.8 cm
n - saw - Size: Length 21.7 cm
o - bone scraper - Size: Length 24.9 cm
p - bone forceps - Size: Length 20.0 cm
q - bone grasping forceps - Size: Length 18.3 cm
r - bone forceps - Size: Length 23.2 cm
s - necrosis forceps - Size: Length 18.2 cm
t - gouge forceps - Size: Length 18.4 cm
u - gouge - Size: Length 13.8 cm
v - tray - Size: Length 24.8 cm x Width 21.1 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
w - case - Size: Length 31.9 cm x Width 26.6 cm x Depth 7.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Stevens and Son (g,r,p,q,s,t); Tiemann (j, n)
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.?"
Material
metal: silver
rubber:
wood:brown; beige
leather: black
plastic (?)
Inscriptions
"Stevens and Son" (g,r,p,q,s,t); "Tiemann" (j,n)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Geo. Tiemann catalogue, 1889, p. 106 (Fig. 1612) (b,c,e); Down Bros. catalogue, 1901, p. 80 (similar to Fig. 400, but handles a different shape) (d); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (Plate 14, Fig. 90) (p); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (Plate 14, Fig. 81) (q); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (similar to Plate 14, Fig. 85) (r); Down Bros. catalogue, 1901, p. 88 (similar to Fig. 443) (s); Evans and Wormall catalogue, 1876 (Plate 14, Fig. 83) (t); CD #UHN
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