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Resolyptol ointment

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Dates
1920
1950
1920-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1979.21.55
Description
A squat glass jar with a metal screw-on lid contains a black, oily substance; yellowed paper label.
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Accession Number
1979.21.55
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Dermatology
Poison Ivy Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs, Topical
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A squat glass jar with a metal screw-on lid contains a black, oily substance; yellowed paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
H. Powell Chemical Co., Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1950
1920-1950
Date Remarks
Valve mark on base of bottle indicates use of a "press and blow" machine, which was in use in the first half of the 20th century; metal screw-on cap indicates a creation date after 1920
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
ointment: black
paper: yellow, black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OINTMENT // RESOLYPTOL // Used as an antiphlogistic in olysipelas, and as a dressing for burns and scalds. // Poison Ivy // THE // H. POWELL CHEMICAL CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Lid and label worn in some areas.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Lindsey, Bill. Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website. 2010. Society for Historical Archaeology and Bureau of Land Management.
Research Facts
For the treatment of burns, poison ivy; from the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.137
Description
Long, narrow glass bottle with a narrow neck, a collar near the shoulders, and a lip; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.137
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dermatology
Skin Manifestations
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Long, narrow glass bottle with a narrow neck, a collar near the shoulders, and a lip; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bingham's Pharmacy
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "PIMPLE // WASH // . . . // Eruptions of the Skin"; "An External Application For All Popular Eruptions of the Skin Such as Pimples, Murfles, Eczema, Barber's Itch, Etc."; instructions for use printed on label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.173
Description
A corked bottle with squared sides and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; the four sides of the bottle are slightly indented; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.173
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dermatology
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A corked bottle with squared sides and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; the four sides of the bottle are slightly indented; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bingham's Pharmacy
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "FRECKLE // LOTION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 18.4 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Vaseline Camphor Ice

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Dates
1936
1955
circa 1936-1955
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment
Dermatology
Home Health
Patient Care
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
015011010 a-b
Description
Cylindrical metal container (a) of Vaseline Camphor Ice; the title is printed horizontally on the container in white on a blue oval background surrounded by a yellow band; outside of this background is a crosshatched pattern in blue and yellow; the manufacturing information and quantity are printed…
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Accession Number
015011010 a-b
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment
Dermatology
Home Health
Patient Care
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Lubrication
Dermatology
Pharmacy
Home Health
Description
Cylindrical metal container (a) of Vaseline Camphor Ice; the title is printed horizontally on the container in white on a blue oval background surrounded by a yellow band; outside of this background is a crosshatched pattern in blue and yellow; the manufacturing information and quantity are printed in blue on yellow rectangular backgrounds, and the uses of the product are listed in English and French in white print on a blue oval background with a yellow band around it; the cap (b) is rounded and has blue and white stripes around it, and on top the name of the product is printed in white on a blue background; the bottom of the cylinder is hollow for about two centimetres, the rest of the tube is blocked by a circle of white plastic with the remnants of blue lettering on one side; this is meant to be pushed up through the tube to allow the vaseline to come out on the other end; removable cap shows semi-opaque creamy solid product.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base
b - cap
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Chesebrough Manufacturing Co. Consolidated
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1955
circa 1936-1955
Date Remarks
Based on the date "Vaseline Camphor Ice" was trademarked in Canada and on the year that Chesebrough merged with Pond's Extract Company to form Chesebrough-Ponds Inc.
Material
metal: grey
ink: blue, white, yellow
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on canister: "TRADE Vaseline MARK // CAMPHOR ICE // VASELINE IS THE TRADE MARK IDENTIFYING ALL PRODUCTS MADE BY // CHESEBROUGH MFG. CO., CONS'D AND IS REGISTERED IN CANADA, THE // UNITED STATES AND MOST OF THE PRINCIPAL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. // NET 1 1/8 OZ. // MADE IN CANADA // For // CHAPPED HANDS & LIPS, // SUN & WIND BURN, ROUGH SKIN. // POUR LES MAINS ET LÈVRES // GERCÉES, PEAU RUDE, ETC. // CHESEBROUGH MANUFACTURING CO. CONSOLIDATED // NEW YORK & MONTREAL"; printed on cap: "Vaseline // TRADE MARK // CAMPHOR // ICE".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
9.1 cm
Diameter
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor dents near base and in the title word "Camphor"; minor scratching/paint chipping,
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, book, journal
Reference Comments
"Vaseline: from trade mark to noun", The Pharmaceutical Journal, 16 DEC 2008: https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/opinion/comment/vaseline-from-trade-mark-to-noun/10043789.article?firstPass=false
"Vaseline Camphor Ice" in The Era Formulary: 5000 Formulas for Druggists, compiled and edited by The Pharmaceutical Era, Detroit, Michigan, D. O. Haynes & Company, 1893, pg. 171: https://books.google.ca/books?id=FxxKAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
"VASELINE CAMPHOR ICE FOR CHAPPED HANDS & LIPS, SUN & WIND BURN, ROUGH SKIN TRADE MARK CHESEBROUGH-PONDS INC. - Trademark Details", Justia Trademarks: https://trademarks.justia.com/713/71/vaseline-camphor-ice-for-chapped-hands-lips-sun-wind-burn-rough-skin-trade-mark-chesebrough-ponds-inc-71371908.html
WebMD, "Camphor": https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-709/camphor
rubylane, Lake Girl Vintage, Item ID: lgv6368: https://www.rubylane.com/item/700271-lgv6368/Vaseline-Camphor-Ice-Tin-Vintage-Unused
Research Facts
In "The Era Formulary" of 1893, the recipe for Vaseline Camphor Ice was listed as follows: 5 ounces of white wax, 2 ounces of paraffin, 8 ounces of Vaseline, 2 ounces of Camphor, 2 ounces of Gylcerine. Melt the first three, add the camphor, and when dissolved, the glycerine. Mix thoroughly and pour into suitable molds.
The white plastic piece inside the tube once contained the words "PUSH HERE" in blue ink.
Originally, camphor was made from the distilled bark and wood of the camphor tree, but is today made chemically from turpentine oil. Camphor is often today used on the skin or inhaled, but doctors warn against injesting it, as it can cause serious side-effects or death. Camphorated oil has not been sold in the United States since the 1980s because of safety concerns, but it can still be purchased without a prescription in Canada.
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