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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
009042001
Description
Rectangular cobalt blue semi-transparent glass bottle with black rubber eyedropper inset into black plastic screw cap closure; less than a quarter full of liquid; red paper label wraps around three panels of the bottle; printed on front panel of label with poison icon of skull and crossbones.
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Accession Number
009042001
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
Rectangular cobalt blue semi-transparent glass bottle with black rubber eyedropper inset into black plastic screw cap closure; less than a quarter full of liquid; red paper label wraps around three panels of the bottle; printed on front panel of label with poison icon of skull and crossbones.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Owned by druggist Darcy Munroe, one of the three founders of the Drug Trading Company.
Maker
Drug Trading Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
glass: blue
plastic: black
rubber: black
paper: red, tan
ink: white, black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Certified // LIQUEFIED // CARBOLIC // ACID B.P. // (POISON) // ONE FLUID OUNCE // LOT 11810 // DRUG TRADING COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO CANADA"; on side panel label: "FOR EXTERNAL USE. On Sores, Scratches, // Cuts and Severe Bruises where the skin // is broken, add four drops to a pint of // water. // ANTIDOTE. Give Alcoholic Liquors, // Vinegar or the Whites of Eggs, Epsom // Salts well diluted, or Olive Oil. Keep // body warm and send for doctor at once."; manufacturer's marks are also printed in French on opposite label panel with an "85" handwritten on top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle in good conition; rubber stopper is hardened and is flattened shape; labels are discoloured and show wear; front label is worn around edges and loss on left
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Phenol," Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. March 3 2011. July 8 2014
Research Facts
Liquefied carbolic acid is also called phenol; the commercial product is liquid but in pure form it is a clear to white solid; distinct sweet odour; used as disinfectant or in medicinal preparations such as mouthwash and throat lozenges.
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bottle of neo-silvol

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14075
Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
009042005
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
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Accession Number
009042005
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto School of Nursing Grad; item owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker with a general practioner's office in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Date Remarks
Patent date is January 9, 1923 meaning this is the earliest possible date
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: cream
ink: brown
ink: cream, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "ONE OUNCE // NEO-SILVOL // Patented Canada Jan. 9, 1923. No. 227848 // (Colloidal Silver Iodide Compund) // Contains about 20% of Silver // Iodide in Colloidal form. // A MILD TYPE OF SILVER ANTISEPTIC // Apply in 5% to 40% solution water. // Neo-Silvol designates the Colloidal // Silver Iodide Compound manu- // factured by P. D. & Co. // PROTECT FROM MOISTURE // C698732 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; printed on back: "NEO-SILVOL // TO MAKE A SOLUTION QUICKLY - ADD // THE NEO-SILVOL TO THE WATER AND // SHAKE IMMEDIATELY AND VIGOR- // OUSLY FOR ONE MINUTE. // To make percentage solution // as indicated: // 5% - 12 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1/2 fluid ounce ... "; manufacturer's marks embossed on bottom of bottle: "8 75" and "D" in diamond shape
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork stopper has three dark incised stripes on top; minor discolouration of paper labels
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Colloidal Silver," Wikipedia. September 8 2008. July 14 2014; "Parke-Davis," Wikipedia. October 31 2013. July 11 2014; CD #6.
Research Facts
Product used to kill infectious bacteria; prior to 1938 it was used as mainstream antibiotic; generally used as disinfectant; Parke-Davis & Co. was once America's oldest and largest drug maker; founded in Detroit; Parke, Davis & Co. name adopted in 1871.
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Aspirol amyl nitrite capsule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14076
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042006
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042006
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24 957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor surface grime; woven cloth material is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm.
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Aspirol amyl nitrite capsule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14077
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042007
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042007
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24-957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Some surface grime; woven cloth material is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm
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Aspirol amyl nitrite capsule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14078
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042008
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042008
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24-957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface grime; woven cloth material is discoloured; label is worn; some ink loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm
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pituitrin ampoule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14080
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
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Accession Number
009042010 a-b
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Pituitary Hormones, Posterior
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- pituitary -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass ampoule (a)of Pituitrin with black ink printed directly on vial inside rectangular white cardboard box (b) with brown ink .
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – cardboard box – Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b – glass ampoule – Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Donated to museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Date based on similar items in collection
Material
cardboard: white
glass: clear
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on box: "1 CC. Size GLASEPTIC AMPOULE NO. 16 // PITUITRIN (For Obstetrical Use) // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Trade-mark Reg. Canada // 10 INTERNATIONAL UNITS"; manufacturer's marks on sides of box: "Pituitrin is the original Solution of Pitu- // itary developed in our Research Labora- // tories - very low in protein content. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A." and "Each ampoule contains sufficient // excess to permit withdrawal and // administration of 1 cc." and "Contains Chloretone (Chlorobutanol) // (Cholorform derivative) 0.5% as // a preservative."; Parke, Davis & Co. logo on both ends of box; manufacturer's marks printed on glass vial: "1CC. SIZE No. 16 // PITUITRIN // (Obstetrical) // 10 Units // C1823L // Parke, Davis & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box is slightly worn, particularly around edges and ends; glass ampoule is in excellent condition though, unused; some surface grime. One of the small flaps from the box has come off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Pituitrin," Wikipedia. February 17 2014.
Research Facts
Product is an extract of bovine posterior pituitary glands; previously used in obestetrics but has since been replaced by purer preparations; used for induction of labour and treatment of post-partum hemorrhage
Solution injected intravenously; increases blood pressure; induce labour; treats post-partum hemorrhage; Extract of posterior lobe of pituitary gland; contains posterior pituitary hormones: oxytocin and vasopressin; vasopressin contricts blood vessels, which is how it treats hemorrhages
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mercuric iodide ampoule box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14081
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
009042011 a-b
Description
White cardboard box with black ink (a) and full transparent glass ampoule of red mercuric iodide inside (b); ampoule is cylindrical with narrow tip and has paper label with black ink that wraps around
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Accession Number
009042011 a-b
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
White cardboard box with black ink (a) and full transparent glass ampoule of red mercuric iodide inside (b); ampoule is cylindrical with narrow tip and has paper label with black ink that wraps around
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin who is a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on similar items in collection
Material
cardboard: white
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on cardboard box: "1 Cc. AMPOULE No. 10 // MERCURIC IODIDE, RED // 1% (AQUEOUS); manufacturer's marks printed on sides of box: "STERILIZED SOLUTION" and "PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A." and "GLASEPTIC AMPOULE"; manufacturer's marks printed on ampoule paper label: "1 Cc. No. 10 // Sterilized Solution // Mercuric iodide, Red // 1% (AQUEOUS) // C502050 // Parke, Davis & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row D
Condition Remarks
Cardboard box is worn around edges and ends, beginning to come apart; opened end is missing 2 flaps; surface grime on both box and ampoule; ampoule paper label is discoloured, ink is slightly faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Mercury (II) Iodide," Wikipedia. April 15 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Product used for detection of ammonia, used in x-ray and gamma ray detection and imaging devices, used in veterinary medicine for ointment; at date made, used as a germicide.
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