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Ostogen [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Accession Number
997032035
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter from Charles E. Frosst & Co. for Ostogen; used and reverse shows numerous a variety of dots and scribbles in black and red ink.
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Accession Number
997032035
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- advertisements
Pregnancy
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter from Charles E. Frosst & Co. for Ostogen; used and reverse shows numerous a variety of dots and scribbles in black and red ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Material
paper: cream
ink: brown, orange
Inscriptions
"A Specific in PREGNANCY // to prevent // DENTAL CARIES // and to maintain // CALCIUM // BALANCE // OSTOGEN // VITAMIN D // in its most economical form // 15 c.c. and 6 c.c. BOTTLES // with precision dropper // DOSE // 2 to 6 drops daily // AD 255 20, 1-36 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. MONTREAL CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder E pg 5 a
Length
9.6 cm
Width
17.9 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some black ink smudging on the edges and corners; numerous black and red dots on the backside of the card
Copy Type
original
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Petrolatum Lily White

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15358
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032044
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
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Accession Number
997032044
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // Petrolatum // LILY WHITE // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Websites
Reference Comments
The Historical Apothecary Compendium by Daniel A. Goldstein.
Davidsuzuki.org: https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/dirty-dozen-petrolatum/
Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/home-garden-safety/petrolatum.html
Research Facts
Made from petroleum through distillation, it can be of various thickness, however it is most commonly a jelly like-substance used in lip balms, moisturizers, hair products etc. It is used to lock moisture in the skin and hair. It is not a health hazard at the amount being used currently; only very refined versions are sold in Canada.
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Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15357
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032045
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
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Accession Number
997032045
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // OINTMENT // OF // Ammoniated Mercury // C. F. 5% // Use as directed by physician // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113905 LONDON ONTARIO"; separate label in red ink: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "1 D 5 // 4260-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper abraded edges, missing portion lower right, surface grime; remnants of brittle clear adhesive tape under label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
Ammoniated Mercury, Topical: https://www.drugs.com/cons/ammoniated-mercury-topical.html
NCBI: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Ammoniated-mercury#section=Uses
Research Facts
Used in the form of ointment, it was applied 2-3 times a day. It was used for impetigo, psoriasis, minor skin infections, bacterial infections, and anti-septic. It was found to be a poison that can cause chronic mercury intoxication, so it was discontinued as a medicine.
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Zincoline Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15360
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032046
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat clear glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 121678; half full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
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Accession Number
997032046
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat clear glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 121678; half full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // ZINCOLINE // A bland soothing ointment containing Boric // Acid, Zinc Oxide (20%), and Eucalyptol in // an emollient base. // Apply freely with or without dressings // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 121678 LONDON ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "1 D 9 // 3186"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Height
11.0 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with surface grime; straight scratch in metal cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
US Pharmacist: https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/helping-parents-treat-diaper-rash
NCBI: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6629312
Research Facts
Containing boric acid, zinc oxide and eucalyptol, it was used as an ointment. It treated skin irritation, eczema, psoriasis, and likely diaper rash, though it contains boric acid which has since been proven dangerous to babies (zinc is fine though). The company that manufactured this product appears to have since turned into a paint company near London, Ontario
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032047
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
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Accession Number
997032047
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "SIXTEEN OUNCES // PIXIN OINTMENT // Solution of Tar 5% // Starch 12 1/2% // Zinc Oxide 15% // Petrolatum Base // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113127 LONDON ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "3 D 4 // 9081-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Height
9.8 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Articles
Reference Comments
"Diseases Of The Skin: Psoriasis", L. Stankler, The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 5896 (Jan. 5, 1974), pp. 27-29. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25422430?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4183-1056/coal-tar-topical/coal-tar-topical/details
September 1955, "An Improved Coal Tar Ointment Using a Surfactant," ROBERT G. CARNEY, M.D.; LOUIS C. ZOPF, M.S. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/524482
WHO: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s19960en/s19960en.pdf
Research Facts
It was used as an topical ointment, with starch and zinc oxide added as powders and mixed with other substances (like tar and paraffin) to create a stiff paste. It was used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and sometimes due to its stiffness, the paste was used to fix other medication to the skin. It can produce irritation, black tint, and was odorous. It could also be added to shampoo or a bath as a soak.
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Chocolate Coated Strychnine

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032050
Description
Small brown glass rectangular container with black metal screw cap with two cream paper labels; half full of small round pellets; main label with decorative blue border and small lable on back in red text noting the contents are poison; base with embossed glass manufacturers model number.
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Accession Number
997032050
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Small brown glass rectangular container with black metal screw cap with two cream paper labels; half full of small round pellets; main label with decorative blue border and small lable on back in red text noting the contents are poison; base with embossed glass manufacturers model number.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "1000 // Chocolate Coated Tablets // 140 // STRYCHNINE // 1-30 Gr. // 1170 // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; on smaller label: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // London - Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-10 Box 1
Width
5.03 cm
Height
12.0 cm
Depth
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime, back label with minor water stain, edge of cap shows silver metal under black paint
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://valmcbeath.com/victorian-era-medicine-strychnine/
Poison Bottle Collecting: https://poisonbottlecollecting.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/chocolate-coated-strychnine-medicine-or-poison
Research Facts
Used in the Victorian era, taken in very small doses. Very poisonous, causes death by making respiratory muscles contract, resulting in suffocation. Renders nerves more sensitive to stimulation, helping patients with paralysis. Increases saliva production, which in turn increases a patient’s appetite. Chocolate coated tablets (one 30th of a grain) mixed with dilute sulphuric acid and glycerine and used as a rub applied to limbs + spinal cord. Starting dose is one 24th of a grain. Strychnine poisoning symptoms are very similar to cholera symptoms.
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032052
Description
Clear glass rectangular container with cork closure with tan paper label and handwritten name of contents; full of brown liquid; prescription bottle with graduated marks along edges and prescription label from Dr. Rockel.
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Accession Number
997032052
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Clear glass rectangular container with cork closure with tan paper label and handwritten name of contents; full of brown liquid; prescription bottle with graduated marks along edges and prescription label from Dr. Rockel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Site Made (City)
Millbank
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
cork: tan
paper: tan
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the label: "A. C. Rockel, B.Sc., M.D. // OFFICE HOURS: 9 - 11, 2 - 4 , 7 - 9 // MILLBANK, ONTARIO // PHONE 80, RING 13, MILVERTON BOX 28 // Cascara armat. // Please return Bottle with Label Attached"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2
Width
6.0 cm
Height
18.2 cm
Depth
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime, water stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Websites
Reference Comments
The Historical Apothecary Compendium by Daniel A. Goldstein
https://www.medicineshoppe.ca/en/article/cascara-aromatic
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhamnus_purshiana
Research Facts
Injested as a liquid. Absorbed in the intestines; reduces the gripping / cramping of digestive tract, causing purgative effects. Made from the bark of cascara, which is dried and aged, otherwise it causes vomiting and diarrhea.
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032053
Description
Clear glass cylindrical container withglass stopper closure with tan adhesive bandage as a label with hand written name of contents; third full of clear liquid.
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Accession Number
997032053
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Clear glass cylindrical container withglass stopper closure with tan adhesive bandage as a label with hand written name of contents; third full of clear liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
tape: tan
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "ETHER // ALCOHOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-10 Box 1
Height
13.8 cm
Diameter
5.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet; person
Research Facts
Could not locate 'ether alchol'; perhaps it's 'Ethyl Alcohol, aka ethanol. Nov 2019
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Solution of Mernotox

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032054
Description
Brown glass cylindrical container with tan cork closure with tan paper label; inside has an inch of dark liquid; main label with decorative blue border.
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Accession Number
997032054
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Brown glass cylindrical container with tan cork closure with tan paper label; inside has an inch of dark liquid; main label with decorative blue border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 FLUID OUNCES // Solution // of // Mernotox // 3% // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row F
Height
19.5 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime and minor water stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
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