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Elliman's Embrocation

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

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1981.9.1 a-v
Description
A fold-over black morocco leather case with snap fastener containing 24 metal clasps to hold pill bottles; 22 labelled, cork-topped bottles present: (a) compressed pills, Alcin, Strych, and Cascara; compressed triturate: (b) Santonin 1-2 grains; (c) Aloin, Bellad, Strychnine, and Ipecac; (d) Rhinit…
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Accession Number
1981.9.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- drugs
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A fold-over black morocco leather case with snap fastener containing 24 metal clasps to hold pill bottles; 22 labelled, cork-topped bottles present:
(a) compressed pills, Alcin, Strych, and Cascara; compressed triturate:
(b) Santonin 1-2 grains;
(c) Aloin, Bellad, Strychnine, and Ipecac;
(d) Rhinitis;
(e) Cathartic (inactive);
(f) Brown mixt. and Ammon. Mur.;
(g) Pepsin and Ext. Nux Vom. No. 2;
(h) Ergot Powd. ext;
(i) Strychnine Sulphate 1-40 grains;
(j) Tinct. Aconite 1 minim;
(k) Empirin;
(l) Tonsilitis;
(m) Dover Powder U.S.P.;
(n) Anodyne for Infants;
(o) Calomel with Wintergreen (pink);
(p) Digitalin;
(q) Tinct. Opium Camph. (paragoric);
(r) Calomel;
(s) Capsicum and Nux Vomica;
(t) Heart Tonic and Stimulant;
(u) Neurologic (Dr. Dunlap);
(v) Fever (Dr. Kenyon).
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
case - Length 30.0 cm x Width 40.5 cm
a-v - vials
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Corinne Watts, daughter of Dr. William Herbert Lowry, an ophthalmologist, who used the pill case while with the #4 Canadian Hospital Unit, WW I, Salonika, Greece.
Maker
John Wyeth & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
leather: black
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; black; red
organic material
Inscriptions
Labels have contents as listed above.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Temporary Location
For (q) only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
.#3: Leather covering worn along edges, but no tears or holes; leather flexible; both parts of snap have green residue; bottles emit strong smell; two vials missing; glass vials all appear whole with no cracks; labels yellowed; corks all appear whole.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. William Herbert Lowry, an ophthalmologist, used the pill case while with the #4 Canadian Hospital Unit, WW I, Salonika, Greece.
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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optical trial eyeglasses

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Visual Aids
Classification
Optometry
Eyeglasses
Vision
Vision Tests
Visual Aids
Accession Number
1982.12.1 a-r
Description
Twelve pairs of spectacles with earpieces, 4 pairs pince nez, all stored in a special box with straps to hold the spectacles; lined with velvet and covered with imitation leather; snap fasteners.
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Accession Number
1982.12.1 a-r
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Visual Aids
Classification
Optometry
Eyeglasses
Vision
Vision Tests
Visual Aids
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Vision
Optometry
Description
Twelve pairs of spectacles with earpieces, 4 pairs pince nez, all stored in a special box with straps to hold the spectacles; lined with velvet and covered with imitation leather; snap fasteners.
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
box - Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott, from his father's effects.
Maker
Alumic
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
imitation leather: black
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"Alumic" stamped on nosepiece; "Platma" marked on one pair; on snap fastener on box: "C.F. Co. U.S.F."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-11
Condition Remarks
A lens missing in one of the pairs of pince nez; two pince nez have nosepiece missing and are broken in half.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for testing interpupillar distance.
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electromyography electrode

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1982.12.2
Description
A 22-gauge braided wire with a needle at one end.
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Accession Number
1982.12.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Electromyography
Description
A 22-gauge braided wire with a needle at one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
metal: yellow; grey; reddish-brown
Inscriptions
Copper tag labelled "For human muscle only."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-4
Dimension Notes
Length 87.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for recording electrical potentials in human muscle.
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Schering Dormison

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

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Accession Number
1982.13.7 a-g
Description
A squarish, flat, cardboard box containing 6 ampoules of 1 cc. Metrazol; each cc. contains 100 mg pentylenetetrazol in aqueous solution with 0.1% sodium phosphate; paper label affixed to lid of box.
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Accession Number
1982.13.7 a-g
MeSH Heading
Heart Arrest -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A squarish, flat, cardboard box containing 6 ampoules of 1 cc. Metrazol; each cc. contains 100 mg pentylenetetrazol in aqueous solution with 0.1% sodium phosphate; paper label affixed to lid of box.
Number Of Parts
7
Maker
Knoll Pharmaceutical Co.
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Material
carboard: dark red
paper: white; yellow
ink: black
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Reference Comments
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23042503
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Pentetrazol#section=Pharmacology-and-Biochemistry
Research Facts
Also known as pentylenetetrazol; act in brain stem or spinal cord to produce tonic or clonic convulsions
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Optometry
Vision
Vision Tests
Accession Number
1982.21.4
Description
A length of wood with the numbers 1 through 62 printed on it in green ink; a movable piece of wood has a "reading" chart and numerals printed on paper and pasted on the "rider"; fixed at the opposite end of the stick is a magnifying glass stapled into a pressed cardboard frame.
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Accession Number
1982.21.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Optometry
Vision
Vision Tests
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Vision
Description
A length of wood with the numbers 1 through 62 printed on it in green ink; a movable piece of wood has a "reading" chart and numerals printed on paper and pasted on the "rider"; fixed at the opposite end of the stick is a magnifying glass stapled into a pressed cardboard frame.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.; source: Dr. L. Cherkas, Ministry of Health, Peel Regional Health Unit, Brampton, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
ink: green
wood: brown
metal: grey
glass: clear
cardboard: black
paper: beige
Inscriptions
The numbers 1 through 62, with gradient marks.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 26.5 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by Elisabeth Bennion, London, 1979, p. 150
Research Facts
A device for measuring ocular refraction. Instrument for measuring the refractive state of the eye. There are two main types of optometers: subjective and objective. Subjective optometers rely upon the subject's judgment of sharpness or blurredness of a test object while objective ones contain an optical system which determines the vergence of light reflected from the subject's retina.
It was illegal for optometrists to use optometers after 1919, but they were frequently given away by mail order companies with the spectacle order forms.
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Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1982.23.1
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
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Accession Number
1982.23.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
A white porcelain hemispherical cup with a loop handle to the right of a curved spout; ogee-edged half cover; there is a red cross outlined in black in overglaze on the half cover. Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. D. Lane of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
W.W.I
Material
porcelain: white
ink: red, black
Inscriptions
Maker's mark: "Victoria" over a crown with "Austria" underneath.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Temporary Location
Missing: 18 Sept 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 9.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This cup was used by Dr. Lane's aunt, E. N. Campbell, who was a nurse Lt. Col. in the RCAMC during World War I. The convex half cover is characteristic of 20th-century invalid cups; the curved spout is more common to the 20th century.
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hypodermic pocket case

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
1982.24.2 a-h
Description
A black leather folding case (h) with purple velvet lining; dome fastener; case contains four vials of pills (a-d) with paper labels, two hypodermic needles (e-f) and a hypodermic syringe (g) with metal casing and graduated metal plunger; the vials contain: (a) nitroglycerine 1/100 gr.; (b) ergotin…
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Accession Number
1982.24.2 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Injections
Drug Therapy
Description
A black leather folding case (h) with purple velvet lining; dome fastener; case contains four vials of pills (a-d) with paper labels, two hypodermic needles (e-f) and a hypodermic syringe (g) with metal casing and graduated metal plunger; the vials contain: (a) nitroglycerine 1/100 gr.; (b) ergotine 1/10 gr.; (c) morphia sulph. 1/4 gr.; and (d) atropine sulph. 1/50 gr.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
case (closed) - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Mrs. David Kent of Toronto, from the effects of her grandfather, Dr. John Dunlop Deacon (1872-1930), who practised in Pembroke, Ont.
Maker
The Fraser, Tablet Trit. Co. (pills)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20th century"
Material
leather: black
fabric: purple
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The dome fastener is inscribed, "Pat 78 RE (?) 21, 1886"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
#2: contains pills that should be assessed and possibly destroyed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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pocket hypodermic syringe case

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Dates
1893
1930
1893-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
1982.24.4 a-l
Description
Rectangular aluminum hypodermic pocket case (j) with rounded corners and hinged lid; interior compartments for holding vials (a-f), a glass and metal syringe (g) with a graduated metal plunger, and hypodermic needles (h-i); the vials contain: (a) apomorphine hydrochloride 1/10 gr.; (b) morphine sul…
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Accession Number
1982.24.4 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Injections
Drug Therapy
Description
Rectangular aluminum hypodermic pocket case (j) with rounded corners and hinged lid; interior compartments for holding vials (a-f), a glass and metal syringe (g) with a graduated metal plunger, and hypodermic needles (h-i); the vials contain: (a) apomorphine hydrochloride 1/10 gr.; (b) morphine sulphate 1/4 gr.; (c) atropine sulphate 1/50 gr.; (d) strychnine nitrate 1/40 gr.; (e) morphine sulphate 1/4 gr., atropine sulphate 1/150 gr.; (f) cocaine hydrochlorate 1/4 gr.; all vials still contain some tablets; inside the lid are two folded paper information sheets (k-l).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
case - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned by Dr. John Dunlop Deacon; donated to the Academy of Medicine by granddaughter Mrs. David Kent.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1893
1930
1893-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: grey
glass: clear, yellow
paper: cream, black, red
cork: red, brown
Inscriptions
Inscribed on base of case (j): "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT & NEW-YORK"; inscribed on inside lid: "PAT'D SEPT. 26, 1893"; engraved on side of syringe (g): "PAT. AUG. 25, 1885"; information sheet (k): "PLEASE INSPECT THE SYRINGE // contained in this case, immediately upon receipt, and // if found to be defective, return to us at once. When // packed it was examined and believed to be in perfect // order, and should reach you in such condition. We // cannot, therefore, hold ourselves responsible for any // injury which may occur to the instrument after its // receipt, nor accept nor repair damaged syringes after // they have been used. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."; information sheet (l): front: "A NEWLY IMPROVED HYPODERMIC CASE // We desire to call attention to the fact that our New Hypodermic Cases // are now made from pure aluminum, which renders them light, // compact, of convenient shape, and NOT LIABLE TO // TARNISH, while they have the appearance of being made from pure //silver. We are thus the first to take advantage of the recentimprovements // in the processes of manufacturing aluminum, by which that light and // extremely durable metal is brought within the reach of industrial art and // science. [...] // SPECIAL NOTE ON HYPODERMIC SYRINGES. // The contents of this case are the same as before, [...] // we would specifically mention the following points of excellence in the syringe // supplied: // 1. The arrangement which provides against leakage should the plunger // become dry through disuse: [...] // 2. The ease with which the needle is cleansed: [...] // 3. The fortified needle: [...] // 4. The facility with which we can supply new parts to replace others // which may have been broken or lost: [...] // [image of the syringe with numbered parts, below which is a list of the name and price of each part] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // Manufacturing Chemists, // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // [SEE OVER.]", back: "HYPODERMIC TABLETS. // SOLUBLE. ACCURATE. PERMANENT. // Our hypodermic tablets are surprisingly soluble, can be relied upon to // contain precisely the quantity ofmedicament stated on the label, and will // keep indefinitely in any climate. // The tablets weigh about 1/2 grain each, and are put up in tubes of 25 // and in bottles of 100 tablets; they are to be dissolved in a definite quantity of // water, forming thus a solution of known strength of which a part or the // whole may be administered. // [...] // FORMULA LIST OF HYPODERMIC TABLETS // [...] PARKE, DAVIS & CO.; // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // [OVER.]"
Permanent Location
(a-j) Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
(k-l) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Condition Remarks
#1: Some corrosion on outside of case; #2: contains pills that should be assessed and possibly destroyed.; #3: paper information sheets are wrinkled and have some black staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Note: needles screw into compartment with a left-hand thread; Dr. John Dunlop Deacon (1872-1930) practised in Pembroke, Ontario.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
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