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Dates
1925
1935
1925-1935
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
999014005
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; paper labels on the front and back; closure by a cork which cannot be removed.
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Accession Number
999014005
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; paper labels on the front and back; closure by a cork which cannot be removed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1935
1925-1935
Date Remarks
Donor remarks.
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: white
ink: black, red, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "(POISON) // LIQUEFIED // Carbolic Acid // Phenol Liquefactum // B.P. 1932 // Dose: One to three minims. // POISON // THE J. F. HARTZ Co LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // TORONTO MONTREAL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 20.4 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Staining and tearing on the back label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; Detroit Hartz Building Web site
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946; The J.F. Hartz Company was originally founded in 1897 as a medical supply company specializing in imported German medical instruments, doctors’ supplies and pharmaceuticals
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Puretest Boric Acid B. P.

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920 - 1930
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023006
Description
Cylindrical metal Puretest Boric Acid, B. P. Powdered Boracic Acid container; full with white powder; printed cream and blue paper label with product information completely covers sides; top and bottom ends are uncovered and have rolled edges; top has rotating disc that opens and closes container o…
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Accession Number
016023006
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Antisepsis
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drugs -- container -- tin
Powders
Description
Cylindrical metal Puretest Boric Acid, B. P. Powdered Boracic Acid container; full with white powder; printed cream and blue paper label with product information completely covers sides; top and bottom ends are uncovered and have rolled edges; top has rotating disc that opens and closes container openings.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
United Drug Co. Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920 - 1930
Date Remarks
Puretest trademarked in 1920
Material
metal: grey, rust
paper: cream
ink: blue
paint: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “Puretest // Boric Acid B. P. // Powdered Boracic Acid // We guarantee // the purity of this product to be of // government standard as required by the British Pharmacopoeia. // The Rexall Drug Stores // United Drug Co. Limited // Toronto, Canada”; printed on back of label: “2 OZ. // Puretest Boric Acid // As a safe antiseptic wash, gargle, spray // or douche, dissolve one tablespoonful in a // pint of warm water. This solution may be // freely used for Cuts, Sores, Burns, and in // inflammatory conditions of the Eye, Ear, // Nose or Throat // United Drug Co. Limited // Toronto, Canada”; stamped on back of label: “16734 126”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
7.6 cm
Diameter
5.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label; small amount of cream paint on front along top edge; minor rust on bottom edge; major rust all over top; minor discolouration all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Boric Acid.” The Free Dictionary, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“PURETEST Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Research Facts
Boric acid was used as an antiseptic for minor injuries.
The United Drug Co. Limited and Rexall Drug were dominant in the retail pharmaceutical industry for much of the twentieth century in Canada; the Puretest trademark was registered in 1920 and appeared on many of their products.
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rubbing alcohol

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Antiseptic
Accession Number
1970.8.13 a-b
Description
Bottle (a) with a narrow neck and a small lip; label around body; cut-glass, globular, faceted stopper; ground-in glass.
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Accession Number
1970.8.13 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
Bottle (a) with a narrow neck and a small lip; label around body; cut-glass, globular, faceted stopper; ground-in glass.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 6.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange; yellow; blue
Inscriptions
Label has: "Certified [in script] // RUBBING // ALCOHOL // COMPOUND // POISON // 16 Fluid Ounces"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1979.20.11
Description
An empty clear glass cylindrical medicine bottle with a metal screw-on top that covers a frosted glass top; typical style for doctor's bag.
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Accession Number
1979.20.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
An empty clear glass cylindrical medicine bottle with a metal screw-on top that covers a frosted glass top; typical style for doctor's bag.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
M. B. W.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."; and "Post World War I"
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "M. B. W. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 2 Row B
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for alcohol
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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.28.2
Description
A blue glass bottle with a red rubber stopper; a red and white label says contents one fluid ounce of certified carbolic acid; half full of contents; shape of bottle is hexagonal with the front side twice the length of the other five sides. Note: poison
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Accession Number
1980.28.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
A blue glass bottle with a red rubber stopper; a red and white label says contents one fluid ounce of certified carbolic acid; half full of contents; shape of bottle is hexagonal with the front side twice the length of the other five sides. Note: poison
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W.S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Maker
Druggist Corporation of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: blue
rubber: red
paper: red; white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Certified [in cursive] // CARBOLIC ACID // POISON // 1 FLUID OZ. // FOR EXTERNAL // USE . . . // ANTIDOTE . . ."; embossed on the sides of the bottle: "USE WITH CAUTION"; "POISON"; "1 OZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label slightly worn; #2: label has three small tears; stopper is loose, dry, and has indentations on the top and speckled staining; dried residue on neck and side of the interior.
Copy Type
Original
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Cascara Sagrada Aromatic

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Dates
1901
1933
circa 1901-1933
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002039
Description
Amber semi-transparent cylindrical glass bottle with wide lip, without cork stopper; empty; with three paper labels contain an image of the manufacturer's production site, the manufacturer's name and address, and a description of the product and directions for its use; embossed bottle number on bot…
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Accession Number
014002039
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cascara
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber semi-transparent cylindrical glass bottle with wide lip, without cork stopper; empty; with three paper labels contain an image of the manufacturer's production site, the manufacturer's name and address, and a description of the product and directions for its use; embossed bottle number on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1901
1933
circa 1901-1933
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan, cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle's base: "PD & Co // 47 A"; stamped in red ink on two of manufacturer's labels: "C 357002"; printed on main label: "FLUID // CASCARA SAGRADA // AROMATIC // (P., D. & CO. FORMULA // Cascara Sagrada was introduced to the medical profes - // sion in 1877 by Parke, Davis & Co. // In response to a demand for a preparation more pala - // table than our regular and "formula 1887" fluid extracts, // we offer Fluid Cascara Sagrada Aromatic // Cascara Sagrada is not a cathartic, but a tonic laxa - // tive, stimulating secretion and increasing peristalsis. It should therefore be employed with a view to ultimate // restoration of natural peristaltic action // NOTE - As Fluid Cascara Sagrada Aromatic P.D. & // Co. has been established in the market for many years, // we have not thought it wise to change its flavour to that // of the similar product of the U. S. P. Eighth Revision."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 25.7 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels are frayed and yellowed with splotches of brown discoloration
Copy Type
Original
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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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