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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1983.3.1 a-y
Description
A black, fabric-covered wooden case (y) with a carrying handle and plated metal clasp opens to reveal compartments divided in two, each mounted with metal springs to hold a total of 24 one-oz. vials with cork stoppers;some are marked with oval paper labels with red printed edges bearing a typed or …
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Accession Number
1983.3.1 a-y
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A black, fabric-covered wooden case (y) with a carrying handle and plated metal clasp opens to reveal compartments divided in two, each mounted with metal springs to hold a total of 24 one-oz. vials with cork stoppers;some are marked with oval paper labels with red printed edges bearing a typed or handwritten name.
Number Of Parts
25
Part Names
a-x - vials - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
y - case - Size: Length 33.0 cm x Width 28.0 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. F.L. Lawson.
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Material
fabric: black
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white
ink: black; red
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Springs on metal strip stamped, "PATD. SEP. 2. 1890"; labels read: (a) "Magnesia"; (b) "Soda"; (c) "Pure Thymoline"; (d) "Dover Powders 5 Grs"; (e) "Aromatic Spts of Ammonia"; (f) "A.B.S.C. Pills [aconite, belladonna, senna, cascara--a laxative]"; (g) "Calomel 1 gr."; (h) "Dover Powders 1 gr."; (i) "Oil of Cloves"; (j) "Bismuth"; (k) "Cathartic"; (l) "Aspirin"; (m) "Pure Olive Oil"; (p) "Peppermint"; (q) "Pure Turpentine"; (t) "Mouthwash"; (u) "Soda Mint" (handwritten plain white label); (v) "Headache"; (w) handwritten: "Licorice, Lindseed, Chlorodine"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-3
Condition Remarks
2004: glass vials slightly stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Physicians' Surgical Supplies," Sharp and Smith, 1908, pp. 669-672; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Bought by the donor in 1983 at an antique shop. Less elaborate, poorer workmanship than similar cases shown in catalogues.
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Thompson's Homeopathic Remedy No. 28 for change of life

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1984.3.1
Description
A clear glass bottle with a metal screw-on lid has a paper label wrapped around it and is 7/8 full of round, white pills containing ignatia.
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Accession Number
1984.3.1
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
Menopause -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian remedies
Description
A clear glass bottle with a metal screw-on lid has a paper label wrapped around it and is 7/8 full of round, white pills containing ignatia.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
D. L. Thompson, Homeopathic Pharmacists
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellowish
ink: dark blue
metal: dark blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
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Karn's Carbolic Salve

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.1
Description
A metal tin in a cardboard box; tin filled with salve, each ounce of which contains 3% carbolic acid in a petrolatum base.
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Accession Number
1984.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin in a cardboard box; tin filled with salve, each ounce of which contains 3% carbolic acid in a petrolatum base.
Part Names
box (?) - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
W. H. Karn
Site Made (City)
Oshawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal
cardboard
Inscriptions
On cardboard box: "KARN'S // CARBOLIC SALVE // Ne weight 1 ½ ounces // For Wounds, Cuts, Sores, Bruises, Burns, // and Skin Diseases of every description. // COMPOSITION: — Each ounce contains // 3% carbolic acid with petrolatum base. // DIRECTIONS: — Apply on soft linen or // cotton cloth to open sores or boils, but // for skin diseases apply freely at night. // W.H. KARN // Family Druggist // 26 King St. E. // OSHAWA, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Condition Remarks
Metal container rusting; cardboard box dirty from leaking salve.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.2
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal lid and a paper label wrapped completely around it; contains a salve for skin ailments.
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Accession Number
1984.4.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal lid and a paper label wrapped completely around it; contains a salve for skin ailments.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: white
metal: grey
paper: black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "for cuts, bruises, burns or all wounds of the flesh. For piles, eczema, bad legs, sore heads and backs, chapped hands and face." "Preserves and beautifies the skin."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.4.3
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
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Accession Number
1984.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Redding and Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
On lid: "RUSSIA SALVE // REDDING & CO. // BOSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Salve

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Dates
1890
1930
1890-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.4
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
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Accession Number
1984.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1930
1890-1930
Material
glass: white
metal: yellow; black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on top of metal lid: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // SALVE // FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, // BURNS, SCALDS, FROST BITES, CHIL- // BLAINS, SORE NIPPLES, CHAPPED // HANDS, SORE LIPS, PILES, AND OLD // CHRONIC SORES. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. CANADA // PRICE 25 CENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Pyramid Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.5 a-b
Description
An orange-coloured metal tin inside a cardboard box; tin contains a salve consisting of stamonium, lead carbonate, boric acid, and oil of eucalyptus and is an external application of splendid therapeutic value.
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Accession Number
1984.4.5 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
An orange-coloured metal tin inside a cardboard box; tin contains a salve consisting of stamonium, lead carbonate, boric acid, and oil of eucalyptus and is an external application of splendid therapeutic value.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
tin - Size: Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Pyramid Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: orange
cardboard: orange; black
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "ONE OUNCE // Pyramid // Ointment // For Irritations of the // Skin and Piles // Manufactured only for // PYRAMID DRUG CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; printed on side of box: "FOR // Cuts, Bruises, Skin Abrasions, etc. // External Piles, Itching of the Anus, // Ulcerations and Inflammation of the // Rectal Canal."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Copy Type
Original
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Powell's Pimple Pills

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.6
Description
A paper-wrapped wooden cylinder containing pills.
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Accession Number
1984.4.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
Description
A paper-wrapped wooden cylinder containing pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
The National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
paper: light brown
ink: red
Inscriptions
Printed on paper wrapping: "Powell's Pimple Pills"; in three columns, left side: "CURE // Pimples // Boils // Ulcers // Exzema // Scrofula"; in the middle is a huge "P"; in the open part of the P is: "POWELL'S // PIMPLE // PILLS"; alongside the stem of the P is: "OWELL'S // IMPLE // ILLS"; right-hand column reads, "CURE // Ringworm // Erysipelas // Shingles // Barber's Itch // Styes // on the Eyes"; printed elsewhere on the label: "all skin diseases arising from impurities of the blood."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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copper sulphate crystals

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.6.1
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are bright blue semi opaque crystals.
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Accession Number
1984.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are bright blue semi opaque crystals.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar: Height 7.2 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
b - cap: Height 1.1 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
Maker
University of Toronto Pharmaceutical Laboratory
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: black
contents: blue
Inscriptions
On label: "UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO // PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // Copper Sulphate // Crystals // (Bluestone)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3 Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Container and lid excellent, contents with minor crystals from contents rubbing against each other; label yellowed with edges starting to lift; lid stuck
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
google
Research Facts
Copper sulfate (Bluestone) crystals has been used for copper deficiency and as an antiseptic, herbicide, fungicide and pesticide. It is moderatly toxic if ingested orally (lowest dose of atoxic effect on humans is 11 mg/kg).
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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.6.10
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are pale yellow-white cubes ; sealed closure.
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Accession Number
1984.6.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are pale yellow-white cubes ; sealed closure.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar: Height 7.2 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
b - cap: Height 1.1 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
Maker
University of Toronto Pharmaceutical Laboratory
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: black
contents: white
Inscriptions
On label: "UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO // PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // Spermaceti
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3 Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
“The Historical Apothecary Compendium” by Daniel A. Goldstein
Research Facts
Found in head cavity of Sperm Whale (it is NOT semen, but was believed to be so in past by whalehunters), used in ointment, oil and wax form to soothe irritated skin and create a protective film for irritated mucous membranes.
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