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Tolu Rock & Rye [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001698
Description
Small paper trade card for Tolu Rock & Rye; front: chromolithograph of a central oval of a woman next to a bottle of the product, holding a glass of it; outside oval are flowers, trees and various stages of the manufacturing process; back: blank.
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Accession Number
996001698
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Lung Disease -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Tolu Rock & Rye; front: chromolithograph of a central oval of a woman next to a bottle of the product, holding a glass of it; outside oval are flowers, trees and various stages of the manufacturing process; back: blank.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Shober & Carqueville Lith. Co; Lawrence & Martin (product)
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Made between 1860 (chromolithography) and 1906 when "cure" could not be used
Material
paper: blue; red; black; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"LAWRENCE // AND // MARTIN'S // TOLU // ROCK // AND // RYE // THE GREAT CURE FOR // COUGHS, COLDS // AND // CONSUMPTION // AND ALL // DISEASES OF // THE THROAT // AND // LUNGS. // ASK YOUR GROCER OR DRUGGIST FOR IT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.3 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: small part of an old price sticker (the rest I managed to remove); back: large stains in four corners from old adhesive
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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Homeopathic Tincture of Apis Mellifica

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022001
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed words on bottom; printed words on cork; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed words on bottom; printed words on cork; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "APIS MELLIFICA // CONTAINS MAX.40% ALCOHOL // average dose; 5 to 15 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “1 OZ // 43 // U.S.A.”; printed on cork: "APIS ME"
Width
2.8
Height
8.7
Depth
3.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor stains on label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Apis Mellifica. Balanced Living.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Apis Mellifica is a remedy from the honey bee used mainly to relieve inflammation from urticaria and bites characterized by great redness and swelling.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Arnica Mont

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022003
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one eighth full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one eighth full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // ARNICA MONT // CONTAINS MAX.60% ALCOHOL // average dose; 10 to 15 drops // Children: 5 to 8 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHICAGO // Chemists and Pharmacists"; embossed on bottom: “1 OZ // 43 // U.S.A.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row C
Width
2.8
Height
8.7
Depth
3.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of the label; minor rips along bottom of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Benefits & Uses of Arnica Montana. Arnica.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
The main uses of Arnica include bruising, swelling, pain relief, arthritis, and injuries.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Aesculus Hip.

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022006
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022006
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // AESCULUS HIP. // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 60% ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “5 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
3.5
Height
10.7
Depth
3.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; some minor tears and areas of loss
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Symptoms and Uses of Aesculus Hippocastanum. Homeopathy for Happy Life.
P.H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aesculus hippocastanum is used on the outside for curing lupus and skin ulcers. It is also helpful for treating varicose veins, hemorrhoids, dysentery, malaria and phlebitis.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Chelidonium

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022007
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown vicious contents.
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Accession Number
016022007
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown vicious contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // CHELIDONIUM // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 44% GRAIN ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 2 FL OZS."; embossed on bottom: “0 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
3.5
Height
10.7
Depth
3.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; some minor tears; minor staining and areas of loss
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Chelidonium. Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Chelidonium has been used principally in gastric and intestinal catarrhs, in acute and semi-chronic liver troubles, and in right-sided pneumonia
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Homeopathic Tincture of Aconite Napelus

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022011
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022011
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // ACONITE NAPELUS // CONTAINS 64% ALCOHOL // POISON ! // Average Dose of Tincture: 1 to 3 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “.2 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.4
Height
12.2
Depth
4.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Aconite. Drugs.com.
P.H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aconite Napelus was applied topically as a counterirritant liniment for neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. In homeopathy, aconite is used to treat fear, anxiety, and restlessness; acute sudden fever; symptoms from exposure to dry, cold weather or very hot weather; tingling, coldness, and numbness; influenza or colds with congestion; and heavy, pulsating headaches
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Homeopathic Tincture of Belladonna

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022012
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with half of cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022012
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with half of cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // BELLADONNA // CONTAINS 46% ALCOHOL // POISON ! // Average Dose of Tincture: 3 to 10 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “.2 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.2
Height
11.8
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining; top of cork missing
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Homeopathy Belladonna. herbs2000.com
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Belladonna is prescribed for people enduring severe pain, inflammation or any infection, especially on the upper part of the respiratory tract.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Gelsemium

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022018
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper covered by original paper cover and string securing it; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022018
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper covered by original paper cover and string securing it; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
string: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // GELSEMIUM // CONTAINS MAX. 60% ALCOHOL // POISON! // Average Dose of Tincture 5 to 8 drops // // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 4 OZS"; embossed on bottom: “.7 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.3
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Gelsemium. Encyclopedia.com.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Gelsemium is used for migraine headache, anxiety, dental support, influenza, nausea , and recovery from surgery.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Echinacea

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022027
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper and original paper covering secured by string; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022027
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper and original paper covering secured by string; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
string: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // ECHINACEA // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 78% GRAIN ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS // 20 East Randolph Street CHICAGO // 4 OZS”; embossed on bottom: “F // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.2
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Echinacea ang Tincture. 1-800-Homeopathy.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
As an alcohol based tincture or diluted as a wash, this can be used locally as a cleansing wash. For skin, it can be applied to rashes, sores, pimples and other irritations. Diluted, it can be made into or added to a gargle for symptoms affecting the throat with redness and irritation.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Phytolacca

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022031
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper and original paper cover secured with string; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; two thirds full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022031
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper and original paper cover secured with string; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; two thirds full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black, red
cork: brown
string: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "HOMEOPATHIC TINCTURE // OF // PHYTOLACCA // POISON! // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 60% ALCOHOL // PREPARED BY // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS //125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 4 OZS"; embossed on bottom: “.2 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.2
Height
12.5
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Phytolacca Homeopathic Tincture. Newton's Pharmacy.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Phytolacca is a homeopathic medicine used for glandular swelling and inflamation, mastitis, boils, and pustular skin lesions (acne).
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