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Dr. Pierce's favourite prescription

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Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.275
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.275
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 short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Pierce's Proprietaries Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; dating based on dates of production and metal threaded cap
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; green; white
paper: cream; blue; red
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of cap: "DR. PIERCE'S // [image of R.V. Pierce with signature] // MEDICINES"; printed on side of cap: "MADE IN USA"; label on front of bottle: "CONTAINS 8 1/2 // FLUID OUNCES // Dr. Pierce's // FAVORITE // Prescription // FP // TRADE MARK REG. // The medicinal plants from which this remedy // is compounded are: // VALERIAN ROOT (Valeriana Officinalis) // BLACK HAW (Viburnum Prunifolium) // BLUE COHOSH ROOT (Caulophyllum Thalictroides) // UNICORN ROOT (Helonias Dioica) // BLACK COHOSH ROOT (Cimicifuga Racemosa) // OREGON GRAPE ROOT (Berberis Aquifolium) // DOSE // For adults, 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls with // water three times a day. For full // directions, see circular. // Keep in a cool place, and tightly capped. // Manufactured only by // PIERCE'S PROPRIETARIES, Inc. // Proprietors // BUFFALO, N.Y. FORT ERIE NORTH, ONT."; label on back of bottle reads the same in French; left side of bottle has "R. V. PIERCE, M. D." embossed into the side; right side of bottle has "BUFFALO, N. Y." embossed; embossed on base of bottle: "84 [the letter "P" in a circle] 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: back label curling slightly at bottom right corner; small moisture stains on front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Griffenhagen, George B., and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999 (page 82)
Research Facts
Dr. Pierce's Favourite Prescription was produced between 1870 and 1945. Metal threaded caps became common on glass bottles in the 1920s.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #2
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.291
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and pronounced lip; corked with contents; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.291
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 cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and pronounced lip; corked with contents; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "KOLA CORDIAL // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."; embossed on bottom: "P. D. & Co. // A valuable stimulant to the heart and kidneys // This product is used in the treatment of alcoholism and to relieve muscular fatigue, also employed in diarrhea and in depressed condition of the nervous system."; embossed on bottom: "P. D. & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
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Cuticura Resolvant

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Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.335
Description
A long, narrow box, sealed. bottle; Box
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Accession Number
1980.18.335
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 long, narrow box, sealed. bottle; Box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Potter Drug and Chemical Corp.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Material
cardboard: black; red
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // IS // ALTERATIVE // ANTISEPTIC // TONIC // DIGESTIVE // AND // APERIENT // PREPARED // BY // POTTER // DRUG & CHEMICAL // CORPORATION"; "Cuticura System of Blood and Skin. Purification consists of Cuticura Soap to Cleanse the Skin, Cuticura Ointment to Heal the Skin and Cuticura Resolvent to Purify the Blood."; "Directions in English, en Francais, en Español, Instruccôes em Portuguez, auf Deutsch."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 6.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn in some places.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.10.10
Description
A glass bottle with a cylindrical body, rounded shoulders, short neck, ending in a lip and a metal screw-on cap; paper label; bottle has 1/3 original contents.
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Accession Number
1981.10.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Disinfection
Disinfectants
Description
A glass bottle with a cylindrical body, rounded shoulders, short neck, ending in a lip and a metal screw-on cap; paper label; bottle has 1/3 original contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; from her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie.
Maker
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: green; white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "PHYSICIAN'S SAMPLE // METAPHEN // 2500 // Abbott // Metaphen in 1 to 2500 Solution // DOES NOT STAIN // List No. 3503 // ABBOTT LABORATORIES LTD. MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.10.13 a-c
Description
A green-coloured cardboard box containing an empty brown glass bottle (a) with a black plastic screw-on cap; original contents were silver nitrate (1% solution); glass dropper (b) with red rubber bulb and a list of instructions (c) accompany bottle. bottle; box
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Accession Number
1981.10.13 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Silver Nitrate -- therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Ophthalmology
Pediatrics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A green-coloured cardboard box containing an empty brown glass bottle (a) with a black plastic screw-on cap; original contents were silver nitrate (1% solution); glass dropper (b) with red rubber bulb and a list of instructions (c) accompany bottle. bottle; box
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
box - Size: Length 9.5 cm x WIdth 3.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; from the medical effects of her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie.
Maker
Ontario Dept. of Health
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Material
cardboard: green
glass: brown
plastic: black
rubber: red
Paper
Inscriptions
Printed on box is a crest, followed by: "ONTARIO // Dept. of Health // of // Ontario // Silver Nitrate // (1% SOLUTION) // For Prevention of // Ophthalmia Neonatorum // FREE // Not to be Sold"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row C
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.26.10
Description
An enamel cup tapered to a slightly smaller diameter at the base; blue trim around the lip.
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Accession Number
1981.26.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
An enamel cup tapered to a slightly smaller diameter at the base; blue trim around the lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Maker
Kockums
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
enamel: white; blue
Inscriptions
"Kockums, Sweden"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Dimension Notes
Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice.
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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.26.4 a-l
Description
A rectangular rigid black leather pill case (l) with 20 leather loop holders for pill bottles; there are 11 pill bottles (a-k) with aluminum screw tops; each contains pills and has a paper label affixed.
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Accession Number
1981.26.4 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A rectangular rigid black leather pill case (l) with 20 leather loop holders for pill bottles; there are 11 pill bottles (a-k) with aluminum screw tops; each contains pills and has a paper label affixed.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a-k - pill bottles - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
l - case - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
leather: black; brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Typed on paper labels: (a) "Pheno-codeine"; (b) "Coramine"; (c) "Phenalone"; (e) "Ephedrine & nembutal"; (f) "Penobarb grs. 1 1/2"; (g) "Nebutol grs. 1 1/2"; (h) "Soneryl grs. 1 1/2"; (i) "Pagenan Grs. 7 1/2"; (j) "Phenobarb Grs. 1 1/2"; (k) "Aspirin Grs. 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Holding straps broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice. The Pagenan (i) was the first sulphonilamide, early 1940s.
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.4.3
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
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Accession Number
1984.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin with a press-on lid; contains ointment; on lid in repousse: A soldier and a horse with a gun carriage or a cannon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Redding and Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
On lid: "RUSSIA SALVE // REDDING & CO. // BOSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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pocket ampoule case

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Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d)…
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Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d), ardmatic ammonias (wrapped in a net with cotton on both ends) (e), infundin (f), ergometrine (g), ergometrine (h), caffeine sodio-benzoate (i), camphor in oil (j), ergone (k), and pituitrin (l); there is also a sheet with information about some of the drugs (see attached photocopy (m).
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - digifoline - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - aromatic ammonia - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - infundin - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
g - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
h - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
i - caffeine sodio-benzoate - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
j - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - ergone - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - pituitrin - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - sheet - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 9.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett. It was given to him by Mahood Drug Co.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
leather: black
glass: clear, amber
paper: white
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"C.W. BENNETT, M.D. // COMPLIMENTS OF MAHOOD DRUG CO." printed on the inside lid of the case; "Physician's Pocket Ampoule Case" printed on the top of the sheet; "Printed by Parke, Davis & Company, Walkerville, Ontario." printed on the bottom of the sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the case
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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Dates
1925
1965
1925-1965
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006007
Description
A corked ergoklonin bottle; the bottle is dark amber coloured and has a paper label; appears to be empty.
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Accession Number
995006007
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis
Hemorrhage -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A corked ergoklonin bottle; the bottle is dark amber coloured and has a paper label; appears to be empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
John Wyeth & Brother Inc.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1965
1925-1965
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
glass: dark amber
paper: white, green
cork: brown
Inscriptions
"ERGOKLONIN // Wyeth // Liquor Ergotae Praeparatus // A standardized preparation // containing principally the // newly discovered, rapidly // acting water soluble oxytocic alkaloid of ergo [illeg.]" printed on the front of the bottle with "MADE IN CANADA // John Wyeth & Brother Inc. // Walkerville ONT" printed beneath
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper label is severely deteriorated.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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