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wintergreen bottle

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003423
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part o…
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Accession Number
000003423
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part of the cork; the bottom of the bottle has "A 72" raised in it, and the bottle has two mold seams which reach up the base of the neck of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: amber
cork: tan
cloth: grey/tan
paper: tan
pencil markings: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on top label: "Winter // Green"; handwritten on bottom label: "Winter Green // for lame back"; raised on bottom of bottle: "A 72".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Height
19.7 cm
Diameter
8.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip in lip of bottle, top right corner of bottom label coming off, cork missing portion
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article, website
Reference Comments
"Treatment of Low Back Pain: The Potential Clinical and Public Health Benefits of Topical Herbal Remedies", by Patricia R. Hebert, PhD, E. Joan Barice, MD,and Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH, J Altern Complement Med, 2014 Apr. 1; 20 (4): 219-220: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3995208/
"Methyl salicylate/aspirin (salicylate) equivalence: who do you trust?" by Johnson, PN, Welch DW. PMID: 6464351, 1984 Aug;26(4):317-8.
WebMD, Vitamins and Supplements, Wintergreen, Accessed June 27, 2019: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-783/wintergreen
Asylum Projects, "Kingston Psychiatric Hospital": http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Kingston_Psychiatric_Hospital
"A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles", by T. Stell Newman, January 1970, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 70–75: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03373388
Research Facts
The main ingredient in wintergreen oil is methyl salicylate, closely related to acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin.
One milliliter or 20 drops of wintergreen oil is akin to taking almost six regular strength aspirin pills (1860 mg)
Wintergreen oil is made by soaking wintergreen herbs in water and steam processing them.
Wintergreen oil is sometimes used topically as a counterirritant to help relieve muscle pain; it is also used to flavour candy, tea, foods, and pharmaceutical products.
Ontario Hospital Kingston gained this name in 1920; before it was Rockwood Hospital. In 1965 the name changed again to Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. Since 2001, it has become part of the Providence Care Centre.
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