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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001015
Description
Small plastic vial with contents intact; corked lid; small paper label adhered to vial.
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Accession Number
996001015
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Small plastic vial with contents intact; corked lid; small paper label adhered to vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
D. L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
plastic: clear
paper: grey; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Glonoine // D. L. Thompson // Chemist // Homeopathic Pharmacist // 204 Yonge St., Toronto 844 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.8 cm. x Diam. : 1.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured; cork broken off
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Beach's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001069
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
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Accession Number
996001069
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall thin cylindrical bottle with cork stopper; paper label wrapped around body of bottle with medicine name, information and directions on it; cork stopper still has partial remains of red wax seal covering it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought from Scott Jordan in Sept.1993.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (State)
Canada West (C. W.)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1840
1880
circa 1840-1880
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Beach's' // Vegetable Compound // prepared by C.S. Harris, Manchester C. W. A certain remedy for Colds, Coughs, Sore throat, // &c. Also a preventative to the Chill Fever, // Ague, and summer complaints // Directions ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Diam. : 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is brittle and in slightly fragile condition; small portions of label are missing around outer edge; two pieces of label are missing from interior on either end of label
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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menthol plaster tube

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Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fa…
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Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fastens onto the screw working as an adjustable lock; the traction handle (d) attaches to a screw on the right handle and is a curved piece of metal with a wooden handle; the pouch is made of beige cloth with faded blue stripes.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - left handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - wingnut - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - traction handle - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
e - pouch - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"STEVENS // & SON" engraved on the left handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
The pouch is faded and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Stevens Direct-to-Home Medical Supplies"; Internet: "Medical Antiques. com"; Queen's Archives
Research Facts
Stevens & Son was established around 1835 and wooden-handled forceps would not have been used after around 1900.
Dr. A. A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
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Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001406
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
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Accession Number
996001406
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Toronto Lith. Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
light card: yellow; green; blue; white; tan; black; red; yellow; buff
construction paper: black
Inscriptions
Front reads, "MILBURN'S COD LIVER OIL EMULSION // CURES // COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, ETC."; back reads, "For Coughs or Colds // Consumption // - and - // Wasting Diseases // Use // Milburn's Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil // with Wild Cherry Bark and Hypo- // phosphites of Lime and Soda // [description of uses follows] // Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion // Sold by All Dealers // Price - 50c and $1.00 per bottle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.1 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Right upper corner bent in three places; foxed, especially on back; one small tear on right side, 4 mm. in length
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Might be T. Milburn & Company (Burdock's Blood bitters)
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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corrective eyeglasses

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Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Eyeglasses
Corrective eyeglasses
Vision
Visual Aids
Optometry
Accession Number
1986.7.2
Description
Eyeglasses made of thin gold wire with round glass lenses.
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Accession Number
1986.7.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Eyeglasses
Corrective eyeglasses
Vision
Visual Aids
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Corrective Eyeglasses
Vision
Visual Aids
Optometry
Description
Eyeglasses made of thin gold wire with round glass lenses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. R. E. Richardson of Port Hope, Ont.; belonged to Dr. James H. Richardson (1823-1903), donor's grandfather.
Site Made (City)
Port Hope
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Length 114 mm x Width 27.0 mm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See Canniff, p. 575, for biography
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Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.7.1 a-qq
Description
Oak and pine chest stained a golden colour, two doors hinged on sides each with 12 compartments for 12 large bottles and two drawers; drawer pulls are carved into the thickness of the drawer front; case is nailed together, with a brass flush mounted carrying handle without a keyhole escutcheon; con…
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Accession Number
1989.7.1 a-qq
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Rural Health
Description
Oak and pine chest stained a golden colour, two doors hinged on sides each with 12 compartments for 12 large bottles and two drawers; drawer pulls are carved into the thickness of the drawer front; case is nailed together, with a brass flush mounted carrying handle without a keyhole escutcheon; contents are: large bottles, (a) cork-stoppered glass bottle with a label and about 25 gelatin-coated ovoid pills; (b-f) moulded greenish glass bottles embossed on the flat side, empty; small bottles in door compartments: greenish glass, moulded, embossed on flat side, most of them empty, most with paper labels (f-z); moulded green cylindrical glass bottle (aa); top drawer (qq) contains: a horn-handled penknife with one pointed and one blunt-ended blade (bb); a key for the cabinet (cc); a bent wire hook, use unknown (dd); a folding corkscrew (ee); a brass objective (ff); glass pans for a handheld balance (gg,hh) and some unnumbered paper items: a memo book, round, gummed, printed labels, square envelopes, a photograph of someone cured of lupus; bottom drawer (pp) contains: a monaural stethoscope, wood (ii); glass test tubes (jj,kk); a roll of prepared linen dressing (ll); a corked glass vial (mm); a corked bottle 1/3 full of strychnine crystals (nn); a maroon morocco-covered notebook (oo) with flap-over closure; space for pencil is empty; pocket contains paper dated 1907-1909 and refers to loan on house; notebook contains 23 pages of accounts for visits / medications, with dates from 1899-1910; four pages of Indian words and phrases with their English equivalents; unnumbered paper items: two lined papers for writing bottle labels, plus two labels cut from the large piece; three coloured envelopes; a pencil-written list of drugs, 25 names, the contents of the chest (?); an envelope with POISON printed on it.
Number Of Parts
43
Part Names
case - Size: Length 36.2 cm x Width 24.3 cm x Depth 17.0 cm
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm
b-e - bottle - Size: Length 10.5 cm
g-z - bottle - Size: Length 9.2 cm
aa - bottle - Size: Length 9.0 cm
gg - glass pans - Size: Diam. 6.2 cm
hh - glass pans - Size: Diam. 6.2 cm
ii - monaural stethoscope - Size: Length 15.0 cm
jj - test tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm
kk - test tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm
ll - dressing roll - Size: Length 28.02 cm x Width 19.6 cm
oo - notebook - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D. McKinley.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
wood: light brown
glass: amber; green;
metal: yellow
fabric: maroon
paper: white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Labelled "PILLS No. 807, Dipsomania (MANN) // Parke, Davis & Co., Detroit, Mich. U.S.A."; label on reverse: "Manufactured by Parke, Davis & Co, Walkerville, Ont."; (b-q) all handwritten; (b) "Sp. Vini. R"; (c) "Tr. Camph. Co"; (d) "Sp: Camph."; (f) "Ext. Lobel." (g) "Ext. Scill."; (h) "Chloroform"; (i) "Acid: Carbol"; (j) "Chlorodyn."; (k) "Liq. Strych."; (l) "Sp. Chlor.";(m) "Ext. Quass"; (n) "Sp. Amm. Ar."; (o) "Ext. Gent."; (p) "Tr. Nucis. V."; (q) "ext. Senega"; (bb) "BLECKMANN'S SUPERIOR CUTLERY"; (ee) "THE CLOUGH CORKSCREW // PAT'D JULY 22 - 84"; (gg,hh) stamped "Dr. H. A. Turner, Dispensing & Pharmaceutical Chemist, Perfume, Stationery, Etc."; (mm) on label, "Peptonizing Tablets Improved, Parke, Davis & Co., Walkerville, Ont. Can."; (nn) on label, "eight ounce // Strychnine // crystals // poison // Mallincroft Chemical Works // St. Louis . New York"; on reverse: "Terry's Drugstore // Victoria B. C."; inserted in the cork is a metal label: "POISON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
monaural stethoscope 0010-A2-2 Row C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Case has 3 longitudinal cracks running with the grain on the back (29.1 cm, 6.3 cm, and 27.0 cm); top crack 4.4 cm; two bottles are stuck in place, in the right door, top row; (i,k) has a broken cork; (o,q) residue in bottle; (ff) laquer coating seriously etched;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Canadian Biographical Dictionary, p. 692; Ont. Medical Registry of 1872; see also 1937.2 and 1948.1
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. Henry Turner (b. 1829), registered Ontario 1866, practised in Millbrook, Ontario ca. 1853-1898 and in NWT ca. 1895-1907; operated a drugstore in Millbrook from 1871.
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Dates
1863
1916
1863-1916
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1976.60.10
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Cypripedium (lady's slipper).
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Accession Number
1976.60.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Sedatives, Nonbarbiturate
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Cypripedium (lady's slipper).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1863
1916
1863-1916
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: reddish-brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Cypripedium: bogs from Nova Scotia to Nebraska, South to Mississippi and Alabama; parts used: rhizome and root; uses: sedative and nerve medicine; for insomnia in domestic American medicine; official preparation: U.S.P 1863-1916.
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.12
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
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Accession Number
1976.60.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried herbs, Aralia nudicaulis (sarsaparilla).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: light brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet;
"The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 1294
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat for Aralia nudicaulis: moist woods from Newfoundland to Manitoba and South to North Carolina and Missouri; parts used: roots; uses: cough medicine, diaphoretic, stimulant (Note: this does not agree with the other items on the db, nor the definition in the medical dictionary, which states, "diuretic, tonic and blood purifier"; I have used the same MeSH as elsewhere on the db); constituents: belongs to the ginseng family--chemically related to spikenard; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882.
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Dates
1831
1905
1831-1905
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.60.15
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried flowers of Sambucus canadensis (American elder).
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Accession Number
1976.60.15
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
MM= Drugs -- diuretics
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic
MM= Drugs -- anti-inflammatory
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried flowers of Sambucus canadensis (American elder).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1831
1905
1831-1905
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row F
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat: low, moist ground from Nova Scotia to Florida and West to Manitoba, Kansas, and Texas; uses: diuretic, diaphoretic; the Mohegans use it for relief of infantile colitis; the Menominees use it to reduce fever; the Houma use it for inflammation; the Meskwakis use it for headache and to encourage labour.
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