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neptal 3% ampoule

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
997037481
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
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Accession Number
997037481
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and tapers to a thin teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Poulenc Freres
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Ampoule reads, "NEPTAL 3% // Ampoule 1½ cc. // POULENC FRERES // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: - https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.4526.530 - https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/add9/4317fdd44f704cc2cf0cd045f2e1c65a42ab.pdf - https://www.ndrugs.com/?s=neptal
Research Facts
This can be taken both intravenously or with an intramuscular injection. It works as a diuretic (increases urine production) and helps with hypertension. It is effective, but very dangerous as it contains mercury (mercurial diuretic).
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Clark's blunt hook and crochet

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001178
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends…
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Accession Number
997001178
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
Abortion, Induced
MM= Delivery -- hook -- blunt
MM= Delivery -- hook -- crochet
Description
Clark's blunt hook and crochet, which consists of a solid cylindrical metal handle with a hooked tip at each end; one end has a blunt hook which curves in a semi-circular shape to one side and has a rounded tip; the other end has a crochet hook which curves in a tighter semi-circular shape and ends with a blunted point; both hooks curve to the same side of the central handle, which also curves very slightly in that direction; there are two rectangular ebony grip insets at opposite sides in the centre of the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
I. Stevens & Son
Material
metal: silver
wood wood: black
Inscriptions
The blunt hook end has the words, "I. STEVENS & SON" stamped into the metal on one side, just beside the ebony inset
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Dimension Notes
Length 25.2 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and no staining or corrosion are visible; the ebony insets are complete; one side has a small crack in the wood; the blunt hook end arrived with a tag attached with masking tape -- both were removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photograph
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #271; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 5024 (similar to item E/-1061) (see attached photocopy); photograph (attached); CD #5
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Vaginal Suppositories

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Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001277
Description
A cardboard box, bottom and lid are sealed together by a paper label that covers top, bottom, left and right sides; there is a round orange sticker on the bottom.
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Accession Number
000001277
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Pessaries
Description
A cardboard box, bottom and lid are sealed together by a paper label that covers top, bottom, left and right sides; there is a round orange sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: cream; orange; black; red
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
Top: "ONE DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // ASTRINGENT Rx B // IN TIN CAPSULES // C678370 // EACH SUPPOSITORY CONTAINS: // Ext. Hyoscyamus, B.P., 1 gr. Ext. Helonias, 1/2 gr. // Ext. Hamamelis, 1 gr. Salicylic acid, 1 gr. // Tannic acid, 1 gr. Boric Acid, 5 grs. // Thymol, 1/32 gr. Eucalyptol 1/16 min. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; right side: "MEDICAMENTA . VERA . P D & Co. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE"; left side: identical to right side; bottom: "2 [illeg.] // 1929"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.6 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing and fading somewhat, tattered at edges; box dirty; several abrasions
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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V-Applicator disposable vaginal applicator

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Dates
1978
circa 1978
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001325 a-g
Description
Six applicators (b-g), each of which is a cardboard tube with a cardboard plunger in one end; applicators are in a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001325 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Product Packaging
Description
Six applicators (b-g), each of which is a cardboard tube with a cardboard plunger in one end; applicators are in a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
b - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
e - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
f - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
g - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1978
circa 1978
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: white; red; black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR* // DISPOSABLE VAGINAL APPLICATORS // Specially intended for intravaginal application of Elase ointment as directed by the physician. // Stock-21-259-6 *Trademark // PARKE-DAVIS (L) JB187"; front: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE // To fill applicator, remove cap from ointment tube and fit applicator on neck of tube. Holding appl i- // cator and tube firmly together, squeeze end of tube until applicator contains sufficient medication as // indicated on plunger. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd., Brockville, Ontario"; bottom: top repeated in French except for Lot Number; back: instructions as listed on front repeated in French; right side: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR // Stock 21-259-6"; left side: identical to right side; (b-g) "Fill // to // Here // 5 cc // Disposable // Vaginal Applicator // Fill // From // Other // End"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly dirty; otherwise no apparent problems
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001429
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent paper; box has a paper label wrapped around top, right, left and bottom surfaces
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Accession Number
000001429
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Pessaries
Menopause
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Hot Flashes -- drug therapy
Uterine Hemorrhage -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent paper; box has a paper label wrapped around top, right, left and bottom surfaces
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
paper: red; cream; yellow; black
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
Top: "HALF DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // PARKE-DAVIS // THEELIN // 0.2 mg. (2000 units) // Patented 1934 // Each suppository contains // 0.2 mg. [printed] C737824 [stamped] // (2000 International Units) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO [printed]"; right side: "[illeg.] // A preparation of the crys- // talline estrogenic hormone // in a Glycero-Gelatin base. // See enclosed circular for directions."; left side: "[illeg.] // Co., [illeg.] ouis // Univer [illeg.] of the // product [illeg.] approved // by the Bio [illeg.] aboratory // of St. Louis [illeg.] versity before // being released for sale. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE [printed]"; bottom: "X [illeg.] 71 // 2 70 ["70" superscr.] // 39 [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper wrapper is torn in several places, especially at edges and corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; CD #8
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wash

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Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufactu…
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Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Feminine Hygiene Products
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufacturer's head and shoulders with her signature and logo: product used as a douche or vaginal cleaner; one piece tan rectangular cardboard box (b); one piece folded tan paper leaflet (c) printed both sides with product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b – box - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 4 cm
c – leaflet - Size: Length 16.0 cm x 10.1 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "For Vaginal Injections, // (Liquid Form). // PRICE, 25 c PER BOTTLE. // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. // (No. 57.) // Yours for Health // Dissolve one teaspoonful of the wash // in one pint of warm water and use once // a day, as a VAGINAL INJECTION OR // DOUCHE. In severe cases two tea- // spoonfuls may be used instead of one." printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // SANATIVE // WASH // (LIQUID FORM) // PREPARED BY LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE COMPANY // MONTREAL P. Q. // FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. No. 57”; printed on the leaflet: "FOR LEUCORRHOEA // Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash // LIQUID FORM // This valuable article has been on the market for the // last thirty years, and has been used quite extensively with // very beneficial results. The only objections to it has been // its form – it has always been put up as a dry herb-packet // which required steeping and straining before it could be // used. If any prefer this form, either because they // have become used to it or for any other reason, they can // still obtain it in the old style. // Apply once a day as a vaginal injection // (or douche) by means of any good fountain syringe. It // is best first to take a cleansing douche. // For this purpose // use warm water in which has been dissolved powdered // borax (one heaping teaspoonful to a quart of water), or //as much castile soap as you would use in washing, or // ”Paxtine” according to the directions on the package. // The Sanative Wash is useful not only in cases of grave // ailments, but is of great value to check slight disturbances // of the secretions, to which nearly all women are liable // at one time or another. // The discharge from the nose caused // by a cold in the head is familiar to all. it results from an // inflammation of the mucous membrane. But the mucous // membrane exists in other parts of the body, particularly // those to which the Sanative Wash is especially intended to // be applied, and is there liable to a similar affection by which // a similar discharge is occasioned. Whenever this appears, // it should at once be checked and prevented by the use of // the Sanative Wash. Just as a neglected cold in the head be- // comes chronic, taking the form of catarrh, so does this dis- // charge, which is known as Leuccorhoea, or more popularly // "the Whites." // There should be no delay in treating this discharge, as // besides uncleanness and discomfort the irritation caused by // it may bring about ulcerations and other serious conditions. // price, twenty-five cents per bottle. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY. // LYNN, MASS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and minor tears along edges of bottle label; cork is stained with a minor crack running through its middle and a dark brown stain on one side; box is fade, shows minor wear, surface grime, minor stains
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
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Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Abortion, Induced
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Job Moses, Sir J. Clarke
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan, brown
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “JOB MOSES, // SIR J. CLARKE'S // FEMALE // PILLS”; embossed on sides: "JOB // MOSES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed shows minor wear, surface with grime and stains; paper stopper is brittle and frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOB-MOSES-1870-EARLY-ABORTION-PILL-BOTTLE-SIR-JAMES-CLARKES-FEMALE-PILLS-/251793323718
Research Facts
This bottle would have contained the Great English Remedy Sir James Clarke's Celebrated Female Pills or used as an early abortion pill. It was the 19th century way of having an abortion in the privacy of your own home. The bottle actually came with a pamphlet warning the pills "should not be taken during the first three months of pregnancy, as they are sure to bring on miscarriage". This basically told females, this will give you a miscarriage to get rid of your baby during the first three months. It's main active ingredient was Oil of Savin which was used for a long time to procure an abortion. It was also advertised "To married ladies the medicine is peculiarly suited. It will in a short time bring on the Monthly Period with great regularity." It was noted as early as 1857 that this was an "abortion pill" and many deaths to the women were attributed to it. There were also many court cases as well. The disclaimer "not to be taken during the first three months" was said to protect the proprietor from any wrongdoing. The proprietor used Job Moses as a agent in the United States and said his labels would be affixed to a bottle that read JOB MOSES.
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