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British Troop Oil

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.8.1
Description
Machine-blown glass bottle with a round body, that has flattened sides, rounded shoulders, and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Machine-blown glass bottle with a round body, that has flattened sides, rounded shoulders, and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
British Troop Oil
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed down side of bottle: "BRITISH TROOP OIL"; on bottom: "532 // 53"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Stained inside.
Copy Type
Original
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Elliman's Embrocation

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1981.8.2
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
Elliman
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed along the length of the bottle: "ELLIMAN'S // EMBROCATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some residue inside bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://www.sloughhistoryonline.org.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?a=query&p=slough&f=generic_theme.htm&_IXFIRST_=1&_IXMAXHITS_=1&%3Dtheme_record_id=sl-sl-elliman
Research Facts
The Elliman family came to Slough in 1845, and James Elliman Senior set up a drapery business while he developed his soon-to-be-famous embrocation, which he had been experimenting on for years before deciding to market it. The embrocation was first sold in 1847, as a rub for animals. By 1850 it was being sold for use by humans, as an aid for aching muscles and joints. He claimed that his success was down to two things - firstly, the quality of the product, and secondly to his policy of spending half of his profits on advertising, an unusual move in those days. The advertising slogan was 'An Excellent Good Thing', and Elliman, Sons & Co is credited with being the first company to use a cartoon strip in its' advertising.
James Elliman Senior made both his sons, James Junior and Samuel, partners in the company, and they took it over following his death in 1870, opening a new factory in Chandos Street. Samuel died in a hunting accident in 1884, and James Junior took sole charge of the company.
The company continued to flourish, and by 1911 the embrocation was being sold in 42 countries. There were two products - 'Universal Embrocation' for humans, and 'Royal Embrocation' for animals - but there was no difference between the two!
The embrocation was made from eggs, turpentine and vinegar. Eggs were imported from Ireland and from China. When the turpentine was added to the mix, the fire brigade had to be on alert! When James Elliman Junior died in 1924 the company was taken over by other members of the family, and it remained a family business until 1961, when it was taken over by Horlicks and the Chandos Street factory was closed. Elliman's Embrocation is now made by GlaxoSmithKline.
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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1981.8.3
Description
A flattish glass bottle with shoulders that slope, a long, narrow neck, and an enlarged lip filled with a cork.
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Accession Number
1981.8.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flattish glass bottle with shoulders that slope, a long, narrow neck, and an enlarged lip filled with a cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
T.A. Slocum Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: translucent blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on front of bottle: "DR. T.A. SLOCUM // LIMITED // 179 KING ST. WEST, TORONTO CANADA"L; to the left of this is an embossed circular trade mark; around the circumference is: "HOPE IS THE ANCHOR OF THE SOUL"; the inner circle has an image of an anchor with the words "TRADE" "MARK" on either side of it; embossed on both edges of the bottle: "THE GREATEST OF TONICS"; "PSYCHINE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 20.4 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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patent medicine bottle

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.8.4
Description
A flattish glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flattish glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed along the length of the bottle: "HENRY K. WAMPOLE & CO. MFG. PHARMACISTS, PHILA & TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 7.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Royal Canadian Navy Seasickness Remedy

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1982.13.5
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck, black metal screw-on top; paper label with instructions; contains pink capsules.
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Accession Number
1982.13.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Naval Medicine
Motion Sickness
Nausea -- drug therapy
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Antiemetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- drugs
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck, black metal screw-on top; paper label with instructions; contains pink capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Royal Canadian Navy Medical Research Unit, University of Toronto
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Seasickness reesearch during W.W.II
Material
glass: brwon
metal: black
paper: beige
ink: black
organic matter: pink
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: 100 CAPSULES // ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY // SEASICKNESS REMEDY // DOSE:- One capsule. Taken one to two hours before its // effect is desired. // NOTE:-The capsules are most effective when taken for // the prevention rather than the cure of seasickness. Best // results are obtained when the first capsule is taken an // hour or two before its effect is desired. This dose should // prevent seasickness for about eight hours. // The remedy is also effective after the onset of seasick- // ness, reducing its duration and severity. // CAUTION: - The dose of one capsule may be repeated at // eight hour intervals. More than two doses of one capsule // each should only be given under medical supervision. // Prepared by // R. C. N. MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT // UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
"History of the Associate Committee on Naval Medical Research, 1941-1945," held by Library and Archives Canada, call number D810 S2 H57 1948 fol.
Research Facts
Contains hyocine with nicotinic acid of the B Vitamin Complex.
This remedy was developed by the Subcommittee on Seasickness of the Canadian National Research Council. It was the product of research aimed in part at preventing seasickness in soldiers, particularly in preparation for the D-Day landings in 1944.
The “R. C. N. Seasickness Remedy” was the name given to this mixture of hyoscine, hyoscyamine, and niacin. though it was later found that niacin did not “appreciably” contribute to the effectiveness. A thiobarbiturate would later be added in an attempt to improve the efficacy of the remedy. Despite progress made in the understanding and treatment of motion sickness, the remedy was not as effective as hoped, and the researchers recommended similar combinations of chemical compounds for further trial.
A key element of this remedy, hyoscine, also known as scopolamine, is still used today as a means of treating motion sickness, particularly in the form of transdermal patches.
This research is the basis that developed Gravol and Dramamine for similar illness.
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Schering Dormison

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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1982.13.6
Description
A flat, rectangular glass bottle with a plastic screw-on lid contains green capsules of 500-mg doses of 3-methyl-pentyne-01-3; rounded shoulders, short neck; paper label.
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Accession Number
1982.13.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Drugs; Clinical Trials
Epilepsy
Seizures
MM= Drugs -- depressants
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flat, rectangular glass bottle with a plastic screw-on lid contains green capsules of 500-mg doses of 3-methyl-pentyne-01-3; rounded shoulders, short neck; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Schering Corp. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: amber
plastic: black
paper: white; black
ink: black; red; green
organic matter: green
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Schering [in cursive] // . . . // DORMISON // . . . // METHYLPARAFYNOL" followed by text.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
A non-barbiturate medication used to induce sleep without suppressing epiliptic seizures; for research.
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homeopathic medicine chest

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents: 1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a) 2. Arnica…
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Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents:
1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a)
2. Arnica mont. 3 (b)
3. Arsenicum alb. 6 (c)
4. Belladonna 3 (d)
5. Bryonia alb. (e);
6. Calcarea Carb. (f);
7. Cantharsis 3 (g)
8. Carbo veg. 6 (h)
9. Chamomilla 3. (i)
10. China officinalis 3. (j)
11. Cina 3. (k)
12. Cocculus 3. (l)
13. Coffea crud. 3. (m)
14. Drosera rotund. 3. (n)
15. Dulcamara 3. (o)
16. Hepar sulph. (p)
17. Ifnatia amara 3. (q)
18. Ipecacuanha 3. (r)
19. Kahli bichrom. 3. (s)
20. Merc. sol. Hahn. 6. (t)
21. Nux vomica 3. (u)
22. Petoleum 3. (v)
23. Phosphorus 3. (w)
24. Pulsatilla 3. (x)
25. Rhus. toxicod. 3. (y)
26. Sambucus nig. 3. (z)
27. Songia mar. tost. 3. (aa)
28. Sulphur. 6. (bb)
29. Veratrum alb. 3. (cc)
30. Arnical tinct. (dd)
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
aa-dd - bottles - Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ee - box - Length 15.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Mr. Wallace Beatty.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel, Homeopathic Pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
fabric: red
paper: white; red
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box: Length 12.5 cm; Width 14.3 cm; Height 7.5 cm. Bottle (approximate for all bottles): Length 6.3 cm; Width 1.7 cm; Depth 1.7 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/boericke/story.htm
Research Facts
Boericke & Tafel is the longest running homeopathic pharmaceutical company in the United States, still running as of 2018, while it started (under a different name and ownership) in 1835. Boericke and Tafel also published books on homeopathy, and their families intermarried. The popularity of homeopathy dwindled after about 1915 in the United States, but rose again in the 1980s and 90s.
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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handwritten recipe

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Dates
1919
1967
1919-1967
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
1984.14.11
Description
A piece of lined paper with a handwritten recipe for curing "the worst cancer"; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1984.14.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Prescriptions, Non-Drug
Cancer
Description
A piece of lined paper with a handwritten recipe for curing "the worst cancer"; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W.J. Wilson; used by his father, Dr. J.P WIlson.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1967
1919-1967
Material
Paper
Inscriptions
Handwritten in ink on lined paper: "Cure for Cancer // Equal parts // Chloride of zinc // Blood root // Spring wheat Flower. // Mix thoroughly and Paint on Cancer. Cover // with Silk [illeg.] Plaster. // Three applications will Cure the worst cancer."
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 12.8 cm x Width 20.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges torn; paper has been folded and mended along horizontal split.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Donor found this paper in with his father's instruments; no knowledge of where it came from. Dr. J. P. Wilson graduated from University of Toronto in 1911 and practised in Richmond Hill 1919-1967.
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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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