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Templeton's Raz-Mah Reds Capsules

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001242 a-e
Description
(a,b) Bottom and lid of two-piece cardboard box; the box originally contained 168 Templeton's Raz-Mah capsules Reds (now empty); (c) small envelope with dosage instructions and offer for free product samples; (d) 32-page booklet made of sheets of paper folded one time and stapled together; booklet …
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Accession Number
996001242 a-e
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
(a,b) Bottom and lid of two-piece cardboard box; the box originally contained 168 Templeton's Raz-Mah capsules Reds (now empty); (c) small envelope with dosage instructions and offer for free product samples; (d) 32-page booklet made of sheets of paper folded one time and stapled together; booklet lists the uses for the medication; (e) piece of paper with instructions on the medication's use -- in English and French.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box (bottom) - Size: Length 10.7 cm. x Width 7.9 cm. x Depth 2.7 cm.
b - box (top) - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 8.1 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
c - printed instructions - Size: Length 11.4 cm. x Width 7.6 cm.
d - printed instructions - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm.
e - printed instructions - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 8.9 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Odessa in
Aug. 1995
Maker
Templetons Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
cardboard: red; yellow
paper: white; beige; green
Inscriptions
Box top reads, "CHRONIC BRONCHITIS // BRONCHIAL COUGH // ASTHMA // CATARRH // COLDS // HAY FEVER // TEMPLETON'S // RAZ-MAH // 104 CAPSULES // RED CAPSULES // CAUTION: KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICA - // TIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN // TRDE MARK // REGISTERED // TEMPLETON'S LIMITED // 56 COLBORNE ST. TORONTO 1, CANADA."; side panel: DIRECTIONS: First dose: 1 capsule. Afterwards: 1 or 2 capsules // Maximum does of 2 capsules contain 7.726 grns. genuine RHIPPY brand acetyl - // salicylic acid; and other valuable ingredients // FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS, TRY RAZ-MAH GREY'S JUNIORS"// IN A COOL, DRY PLACE $5 // Box contains 168 TEMPLETON'S RAZ-MAH // capsules REDS. No. 16746 The Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act // MADE BY // TEMPLETON'S LIMITED // 56 COLBORNE ST."; box side has dosage directions in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
The box shows extremely minor wear at the corners; instruction sheets are complete, untorn and unstained
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
For chronic bronchitis, asthma and hay fever.
Templeton’s Raz-Mah capsules were trademarked in 1921.
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Sulphur Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001251
Description
Cardboard box likely containing a metal tin with ointment; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; the paper has product information printed on it.
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Accession Number
996001251
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Diseases
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Cardboard box likely containing a metal tin with ointment; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; the paper has product information printed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Aug. 1995.
Maker
The Toronto Pharmacal Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
cardboard: grey
paper: blue
metal:
ointment:
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "SULPHUR // OINTMENT // For // Eczema Ulcers, Salt Rheum // Scalds, Burns, Chilblains // etc. etc." (top); "The Toronto Pharmacal Co. // Limited // TORONTO, MONTREAL, WINNIPEG" (side); "SULPHUR OINTMENT // Sublimed Sulphur // Parafin" (side)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.9 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is minor wear on the upper and lower left corners of the box; the paper wrapper shows some staining, minor wear at the corners and has two folds on the front
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to treat eczema ulcers, salt rheum, scalds, burns, chilblains, etc.
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Dr. Kennedy's Permanent Cure for Catarrh

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Dates
1868
1875
circa 1868-1875
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001256
Description
Metal tin sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the box contains loose dried plant material; the wrapper lists product information.
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Accession Number
996001256
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Hypersensitivity -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Metal tin sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the box contains loose dried plant material; the wrapper lists product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Arthur S. Kennedy
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1868
1875
circa 1868-1875
Date Remarks
Date listed on label
Material
metal: silver
paper: beige
plant material: brown
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "DR. KENNEDY'S // PERMANENT CURE FOR CATARRH // PRICE = $2.00 // PER PACKAGE // Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by // ARTHUR S. KENNEDY, in the Clerk's Office of the District // Court of the Northern District of New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.1 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Metal tin is unopened; paper wrapper is very stained and dark, but is almost complete and is legible; there are two small holes in the wrapper
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Cure for catarrh
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney and Liver Pills

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Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Home Health
Accession Number
996001267
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container and lid with Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney & Liver pills; sealed with a single sheet of printed yellow paper; wrapper has product information listed on it.
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Accession Number
996001267
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container and lid with Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney & Liver pills; sealed with a single sheet of printed yellow paper; wrapper has product information listed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb.1994.
Maker
The Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // K & L KIDNEY & LIVER PILLS // BACKACHE // due to // URINARY // IRRITATION // or BLADDER // DISCOMFORT // CONSTIPATION // INDIGESTION // BILIOUSNESS // and HEADACHE // due to // CONSTIPATIION // ONE PILL A DOSE [in English and French]. No. 4972 PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // THE DR. A. W. CHASE Medicine Co. Ltd. // OAKVILLE, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
6.4
Diameter
2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The container is sealed and unopened; outside paper wrapper minor wear, all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase, M.D.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
Used to treat urinary irritation and constipation
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Nerviline Liniment

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001269 a-c
Description
(a) Rectangular, square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw-top lip with (b) a plastic lid; the bottle is sealed and contains liniment; the bottle's front and side panels are recessed; there are paper product information labels (in English and French) on bottle front and back;…
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Accession Number
996001269 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular, square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw-top lip with (b) a plastic lid; the bottle is sealed and contains liniment; the bottle's front and side panels are recessed; there are paper product information labels (in English and French) on bottle front and back; (c) one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; product information is printed on all four sides of the box (in English and French).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 16.5 cm. x Width 5.3 cm. x Depth 2.4 cm.
b - lid - Size: x Width 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
c - cardboard box - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 2.7 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in July 1995
Maker
The Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
glass: clear
plastic: black
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Box front reads, "NERVILINE // A FAMILY LINIMENT // TRADE MARK // USED TO ASSIST IN // DISCOMFORTS ARISING FROM // NEURALGIA // TOOTHACHE // RHEUMATIC // PAINS, // COLDS, // SIMPLE SORE THROAT // LUMBAGO // SORE, ACHING JOINTS // MUSCULAR STRAINS // SPRAINS, // CHEST SORENESS // FROM COLDS // CHILBLAINS // HOARSENESS // INSECT BITES // THE CATARRHOZONE CO., // ESTABLISHED 1877 // TORONTO // ONTARIO" (front); "NERVILINE // FOR INTERNAL USE // Nerviline may be employed for Gas in the Stomach, common // colds, cramps, Flatulence // Dose: 30 drops in sweetened water; if not relieved in 20 // minutes, repeat the dose once"; in English & French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle is sealed and undamaged; (b) the plastic cap has a crack and should be watched to make sure no leakage will take place; (c) box is missing the top flap and shows several stains; all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co.
(Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records
Research Facts
Made after the business was sold to the Comstock family; used to treat neuralgia, toothache, rheumatic pains, sore throat, lumbago, sore aching joints, muscular strains, sprains, chest soreness from colds, chilblains, hoarseness and insect bites (for internal use).
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dr. Chase's Antiseptic Ointment

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001301 a-b
Description
Round yellow metal container (a) with removable lid (b) contains half full of white ointment; interior metal is silver; product information printed on the container bottom and lid plus a line drawing of Dr. Chase; colours of yellow are different for both parts.
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Accession Number
996001301 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine 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 -- tin
Description
Round yellow metal container (a) with removable lid (b) contains half full of white ointment; interior metal is silver; product information printed on the container bottom and lid plus a line drawing of Dr. Chase; colours of yellow are different for both parts.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Edmanson Bates & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow, silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid: "DR A. W. CHASE'S // ANTISEPTIC // Respectfully // A. W. Chase M.D. // SOOTHING - HEALING // OINTMENT // No 4973 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. 3/4 OF 1% CARBOLIC ACID"; printed on bottom: "DR. CHASE'S // OINTMENT // For Eczema, Hemmoids or Piles and // other irritations of the skin. Poisoned // Skin, Insect Stings, Inflamed Eyelids, Bar- // ber's Itch, Sore Feet and Toes, etc. // Manufactured by // EDMANSUN BATES & CO. LIMITED // Sole Distributors // The DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE CO., LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // Indications completes en francais dans // la circulaire au tour de la boite"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
a - 1.0 cm.
b - 1.1 cm.
Diameter
a - 4.9 cm.
b - 5.0 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on surfaces
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase, M.D.
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment. National Museum of American History. Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Is an antiseptic, soothing and healing treatment for every form of itching skin diesease, eczema, salt rheum, itching, bleeding and protruding piles, pimples, black-heads, old sores, poisoned skin, hives, insect bites, inflamed eyelids, itch, barber's itch, sore feet and toes, chilblains and frostbites. Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Templeton's Raz-Mah Capsules

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001303
Description
One-piece cardboard box with open ends, made to house a now-missing packet; box originally held Raz-mah capsules; the box has printed product information on the top, bottom and both sides.
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Accession Number
996001303
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
One-piece cardboard box with open ends, made to house a now-missing packet; box originally held Raz-mah capsules; the box has printed product information on the top, bottom and both sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Templeton's Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
cardboard: beige; red; orange; black
Inscriptions
Box front reads,"CHRONIC BRONCHITIS // ASTHMA // HAY FEVER // SMOKERS' COUGH // TEMPLETON'S // RAZ-MAH CAPSULES // J. C. Templeton // ALSO USED FOR HEAD AND BRONCHIAL COLDS // MADE BY // TEMPLETON'S LIMITED // 56 COLBORNE ST. TORONTO 2 CANADA"; box bottom lists same information in French; sides list directions and retail price and contents
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.9 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 1.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box shows very minor wear at the sides; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
For chronic bronchitis, asthma, hay fever, smokers' cough, and head and bronchial colds
Templeton’s Raz-Mah capsules were trademarked in 1921.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Paine's Celery Compound

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Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001310
Description
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists …
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Accession Number
996001310
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists usage directions in English and German.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Wells, Richardson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed: "CELERY COMPOUND // PAINE'S"; printed on label: "CELERY // Compound // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // PAINE'S // CELERY // COMPOUND // A TRUE NERVE TONIC, // AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE, // A RELIABLE LAXATIVE, // AND DIURETIC // IT RESTORES STRENGTH, // RENEWS VITALITY, // PURIFIES THE BLOOD, // REGULATES THE KIDNEYS, // LIVER AND BOWELS // PRICE $1.00 // PREPARED BY // WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO. // SOLE PROPRIETORS. // BURLINGTON, VT."; back label lists directions in English and German: "DIRECTIONS FOR USING PAINE'S CELERY COMPOUND. // [illeg] Should be graduated to suit the patient, enough being taken to act upon the bowels and keep // [illeg], but lessening the dose if it acts too strongly: for adults, from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful // [illeg] water four times a day, before eating and at bed time; lessen the dose for children according to age. // [illeg] of Neuralgia and Rheumatism double the above dose for the first two days, and in severe and // obstinate cases, or in any disease complicated with Scrofula, add one-eighth ounce of Iodine of Potassium to // each bottle, then use the medicine faithfully."; repeats in German
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.8 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper yellowed and minor stains overall; front label is in good condition, except for small loss at top left corner; back label is missing small sections from the upper left and lower right corners, with staining; most printing is legible; bottle without chips, cracks, or wear; missing cork
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great American Medicine Show" by Armstrong & Armstrong, p. 166; "Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 32 & 50; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 52-57; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 16 & 17, Hudson's Bay Fall and Winter Catalogue, 1910-1911
Research Facts
Paine's Celery Compound first made in 1872; very popular in the 1890's; bottle likely made between 1860 and 1880.
Contained 21% alcohol, also found in the U.S. (bottle Burlington, VT.), Wells & Richardson bought formula from Mrs. Paine, a Burlington, VT. widow; with natural ingredients of "celery extract, hops and coca" -- combination of cocaine and alcohol; Samuel Hopkins Adams put Paine's in the category of The Bracers (alcoholic stimulants)
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Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001313
Description
Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and a tooled, round collar lip; the front and back pabels are flat and there is a yellow printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Psychine stomachic and tonic and sealed with a metal cap which has a wire fo…
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Accession Number
996001313
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and a tooled, round collar lip; the front and back pabels are flat and there is a yellow printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Psychine stomachic and tonic and sealed with a metal cap which has a wire for opening on the right side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993
Maker
T. A. Slocum Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Date Remarks
Date listed on front label - "Note: No change in our old formula new package adopted Jan. 1926"
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Bottle bottom embossed with a diamond inside a circle and the number 13; label reads, "STOMACHIC // and // TONIC // 16 FLUID OUNCES // PSYCHINE // TRADE MARK // What the product is, is" (listed) "// Directions for Use" (listed) "SHAKE WELL // Any Sediment is Natural // PRICE // Three Dollars a Bottle // Sold by Druggists and // Prepared Exclusively by // T.A. Slocum Co. Inc. // Manufacturing Chemists // NEW YORK CITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.0 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks, or wear; the label is complete and fully legible; the bottle is unopened, but some of the liquid contents have evaporated; the metal cap shows some corrosion at the side, but does not leak
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
Used as a stomachic and tonic bitters
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001329 a-c
Description
(a) Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle front and back curve slightly outwards; there is a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; full of brown ligquid; the back has embossed lettering; (b) metal screw top lid made to fit (a); …
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Accession Number
996001329 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle front and back curve slightly outwards; there is a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; full of brown ligquid; the back has embossed lettering; (b) metal screw top lid made to fit (a); (c) one piece printed rectangular cardboard box made to house (a); the box has flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it and lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: x Width 1.0 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
c - cardboard box - Size: Length 21.5 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 5.7 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Cobourg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: transparent
paper: pink
metal: pink; white
cardboard: pink; off-white
Inscriptions
Bottle label reads, "LYDIA E. // PINKHAM // VEGETABLE // COMPOUND // No. 22105 // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Uses listed // Directions listed // cautions listed -- in English and French // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO. // COBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA // CONTENTS: 14 1/2 FLUID OUNCES (428 cc) // LOT NO. 25"; bottle back embossed, "14 1/2 OZS // LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE"; bottle bottom embossed " [square with a cross inside]
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Bottle: Length 20.5 cm; Width 8 cm; Depth 4.5 cm. Box: Length 21.5 cm; Width 9.1 cm; Depth 5.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the front label shows minor water staining, but is complete and and fully legible; (b) the lid shows some corrosion on the outside edges; (c) the box shows some wear and the top flap back and one side have torn; the back has been taped on with Magic tape; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; "The Great American Medicine Show" by David Armstrong & Elizabeth Metzger Armstrong, pp. 163-166; "Bottles and Bottlers, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 46; "The Golden Age of Quackery" (hardcover ed., 1959) by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 32, 58-66, 98; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at the Bracken Library
Research Facts
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was first marketed out of Lynn, Massachusetts in the mid-1870's and remained a family-run operation until sold to a pharmaceutical firm in 1968; medicine used to relieve symptoms of stress caused by menstruation and menopause and as a uterine sedative
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