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Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root

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Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
996001309
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, double rounded collar; the front, back and side panels are slightly recessed; there are printed paper labels on the front and back panels, which list product information; bottle is full of swamp-root and corked.
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Accession Number
996001309
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Cathartics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, double rounded collar; the front, back and side panels are slightly recessed; there are printed paper labels on the front and back panels, which list product information; bottle is full of swamp-root and corked.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA, in Oct.1993.
Maker
Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Binghamton
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Date Remarks
Early 20th century
Material
glass: clear
paper: light pink
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Front label reads, "CONTAINS 10 1/2 FLUID // OUNCES // DR. KILMER & CO., // BINGHAMTON, N.Y. // See directions for taking // on back panel"; back label reads, "DR. KILMER'S // SWAMP-ROOT // DIRECTIONS" (listed) " // Shake well before using // It is pleasant to take // Caution:" (listed); bottle embossed with, "5 // 50"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.8 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is unopened and has no chips or cracks; the original cork and seal are in place; the front and back labels have staining, but all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit formerly at Bracken Library; "Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 26, 43, 87, 94; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 111-119; "Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp. 19 & 91
Research Facts
Most famous product produces by the Dr. Kilmer & Co.; used as a diuretic to the kidneys; Kilmer company set up by two brothers, S. Andral and Jonas M. Kilmer; lasted more than 50 years
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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
000001130
Description
Paper packet of pressed herbs wrapped by a paper label; sealed in plastic; includes information about product on sides.
Accession Number
000001130
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cardiotonic Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Paper packet of pressed herbs wrapped by a paper label; sealed in plastic; includes information about product on sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "FOXGLOVE // (Digitalis purpurea L.) // [illeg.] 15 [handwritten] // No. 116 // C134695 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT., CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - DIGITALIS, U.S.P.; // Digitale pourpree, Doightier, Fr.; // Purpurrother Fingerhut, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // FAMILY - Scrophulariaceæ. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Lessens the fre- // quency and increases the force of the // heart's action. An indirect diuretic. // POISONOUS - Antidotes -- emetics, and // afterwards alcoholic stimulants. // DOSE - ½ to 1 teaspoonful (2 to 4 Cc.) // of an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
5.4 cm
Width
5.4 cm
Depth
2.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed; dark fingerprint on top; packet is torn on top and bottom front right corners; plastic still sealed; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped by plastic; #2: no change; #3: the paper is discoloured but printing is legible; no holes in the plastic covering; the inner wrap does not appear damaged; there is a small amount of powder between the inner and outer wraps and one corner.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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drug vial - digitalis

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.1
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top half-filled with brownish colour coated tablets.
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Accession Number
1970.10.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Digitalis
Cardiotonic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial with a metal screw top half-filled with brownish colour coated tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
drugs: brown
Inscriptions
Label has: "Heart Tablets (Digitalis) [handwritten]" and "DIRECTIONS" followed by handwritten directions and dosages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is not well glued to the vial; #2: no chips or cracks in the glass; the lid is discoloured with a black sheen but no active corrosion; the label is yellowed and stained, but firmly affixed to the glass; pills appear whole.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Nitro-Glycerine vial

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.6
Description
Clear glass vial, corked; 3/4 full of white tablets; narrow paper label wrapped around vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Hypertension
Glyceryl Trinitrate -- therapeutic use
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial, corked; 3/4 full of white tablets; narrow paper label wrapped around vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
drugs: white
paper: yellowish
Inscriptions
Handwritten on paper label: "Nitro-Glycerine // Gr 1/100"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Top of cork slightly broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Relaxes smooth muscle and reduces systolic blood pressure."
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strychnine sulphate vial

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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1970.10.9
Description
A clear glass vial, corked, half-filled with white tablets; a narrow rectangular paper label surrounds the vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A clear glass vial, corked, half-filled with white tablets; a narrow rectangular paper label surrounds the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yelowish
drugs: white
Inscriptions
Handwritten on label: "Strych. Sulph. Gr. 1/50"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Potent action on CNS"; "bitter tonic"; "the use of strychnine is without therapeutic justification."
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digitalin compound

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
1980.18.202
Description
A flattened bottled closed with a cork and with a paper label affixed; shoulders angle in sharply and are rounded; narrow neck; 1/4 full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.202
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cardiotonic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flattened bottled closed with a cork and with a paper label affixed; shoulders angle in sharply and are rounded; narrow neck; 1/4 full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Digitalin Compound // Elixir No. 23"; "This combination of valuable Heart Tonics will be found most useful in case of Heart Disease, Pneumonia, [illeg.], any condition where collapse or heart failure is feared."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
Length
19.2
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
4.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle one-quarter full of contents; label coloured with age; #2: bottle is dusty; label is darkened but still legible and fully affixed to the glass; cork is whole; no chips or cracks in the glass; label torn in the centre, approx. 0.3 cm in diameter.
Copy Type
Original
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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