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Dates
1916
1934
circa 1916-1934
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001171
Description
Rectangular semi-transparent brown glass bottle with recessed panels on all sides and cream paper label with brown text adhered around entire bottle; long cylindrical neck with gray screw-on cap.
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Accession Number
996001171
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular semi-transparent brown glass bottle with recessed panels on all sides and cream paper label with brown text adhered around entire bottle; long cylindrical neck with gray screw-on cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
W. Wojtasinski Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1916
1934
circa 1916-1934
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: brown
metal: gray
Inscriptions
On label: "6 Fl. Oz. // KATRO-LEK // Reg. U. S. Patent Office // Alcohol 20% // Stomachic and tonic Laxa- // tive. This medicine has been // tried out by thousands and // found to be beneficial for gas- // tritis, temporary constipation, // dyspesia due to hyper acid- // ity. Improves the appetite. In- // creases the red blood corp- // uscles. It acts on the bowels // as a laxative tonic. // DIRECTIONS // Tablespoonful half-hour af // ter each meal or two table- // spoonfuls at bed-time, followed // with a glass of water. // CHILDREN - One to three // teaspoonfuls daily. // Price $1.00 // (Same information repeated in Polish) // W. Wojtasinski Drug Co. // Boston // Mass. // U.S.A."; on sides: "Beware of Imitations and be sure You get the Genuine // KATRO-LEK // REG. U. S. PAT. OFFICE // The Famous Stomachic, Laxative and Tonic // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING" (Same information repeated in Polish on other side panel)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.6 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper has become discoloured, brittle in many places and adhesive is coming through and creating raised crusty areas; fading ans stianed paper
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills

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Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001232
Description
Tan hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which originally contained kidney-liver pills; the original seal has been broken and the top is removable; paper label on bottle with printed product information.
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Accession Number
996001232
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Tan hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which originally contained kidney-liver pills; the original seal has been broken and the top is removable; paper label on bottle with printed product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb.1994.
Maker
Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Material
wood: tan
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // Kidney-Liver Pills // Directions:" (dosage information follows); printed in English and French; "No. 4972 Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // Manufactured by // Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited // THE Sole Distributors // DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE CO. // OAKVILLE, CAN. Limited"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Depth
6.3
Diameter
2.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is some minor staining on the lid; the container has been opened and the contents are missing; the paper label has minor wrinkling on one section
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase M.D.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
Medication for liver and kidney -- a regulator of the liver, kidneys and bowels.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney and Liver Pills

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Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001267
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container and lid with Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney & Liver pills; sealed with a single sheet of printed yellow paper; wrapper has product information listed on it.
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Accession Number
996001267
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container and lid with Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney & Liver pills; sealed with a single sheet of printed yellow paper; wrapper has product information listed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb.1994.
Maker
The Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // K & L KIDNEY & LIVER PILLS // BACKACHE // due to // URINARY // IRRITATION // or BLADDER // DISCOMFORT // CONSTIPATION // INDIGESTION // BILIOUSNESS // and HEADACHE // due to // CONSTIPATIION // ONE PILL A DOSE [in English and French]. No. 4972 PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // THE DR. A. W. CHASE Medicine Co. Ltd. // OAKVILLE, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
6.4
Diameter
2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The container is sealed and unopened; outside paper wrapper minor wear, all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase, M.D.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
Used to treat urinary irritation and constipation
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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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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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020392
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stati…
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Accession Number
010020392
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stating manufacturer's information; bottle contains white cotton
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: brown
wood: brown
paper: white, blue
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "100 // TABLET TRITURATES // No. 11 // ALOIN // COMPOUND // Rx A // Aloin .. .. 1-8 gr. // Podophyllum Resin .. .. 1-8 gr- // DOSE: One to four tablets. // 4639 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // Montreal, Can."; printed on sticker at top: "CHAR [Illeg.] SST & CO // MFG. // CHEMISTS // MONTREAL"; embossed on bottom: "808"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is worn; hole at side of cork; sticker on top of cork is worn around edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Wikipedia" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; aloin was used as a laxative.
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Dates
1938
1960
circa 1938-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020399
Description
Cylindrical silver metal container for Siblin, a laxative product; white paper label printed with red ink covers container, states dosage and product information in English and French; round silver metal cap at top pushed into containe; rSiblin laxative physician's trial package.
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Accession Number
010020399
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Cylindrical silver metal container for Siblin, a laxative product; white paper label printed with red ink covers container, states dosage and product information in English and French; round silver metal cap at top pushed into containe; rSiblin laxative physician's trial package.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1938
1960
circa 1938-1960
Date Remarks
Based on product history
Material
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: red
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "PHYSICIANS TRIAL PACKAGE // NOT FOR SALE // SIBLIN // A palatable preparation of a highly // water-absorbent material from Plan- // tago, combined with *Crysto-Vibex. // Each heaping teaspoonful (about // 4.5 grams) contains approximately // 150 International Units of Vita- // min B1. // *Parke, Davis & Co. Crystalline // Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Hydro- // chloride). // 762722 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is worn, ripped in spots; metal is rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Reviews", British Medical Journal, Oct. 29th, 1938, p. 894
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this product was used for chronic constipation; it was created in 1938; one review states it has a pleasant taste and is convenient to take
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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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Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills

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Dates
1904
1930
circa 1904 - 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1991.17.82 a-b
Description
Tan wooden cylindrical box (a) and lid (b); yellow paper label around box; directions and manufacturing information printed with black ink in English and French.
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Accession Number
1991.17.82 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Tan wooden cylindrical box (a) and lid (b); yellow paper label around box; directions and manufacturing information printed with black ink in English and French.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1904
1930
circa 1904 - 1930
Material
wood: tan
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. A. A. CHASE'S // KIDNEY- // LIVER PILLS // DIRECTIONS: // One pill at bedtime as often as // required. If a stronger purgative is // desired, take two pills. if too // strong divide the pill in half. // As a regulator of the liver, // kidneys and bowels, and pre- // ventive of serious disease, take // one pill once or twice a week. // One Pill a Dose"; repeates in French; "No.4972 Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // Manufactured by // Edmanson, Bates & Co. Limited // Sole Distributors // THE // DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Length
6.0
Diameter
2.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor staining of label
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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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-A
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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Milk of Magnesia

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Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
017015001
Description
Empty, semi-transparent cobalt blue glass Milk of Magnesia bottle with rounded rectangle base; body has round front and back walls and straight straps on both sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides…
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Accession Number
017015001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container-- bottle
Description
Empty, semi-transparent cobalt blue glass Milk of Magnesia bottle with rounded rectangle base; body has round front and back walls and straight straps on both sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides extend from base to top;embossed product name and manufacturers information on front; missing cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Diane and Hugh Pross; purchased by donor at charity shop, the Sharing Centre.
Maker
The Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company; Sterling Products Corporation
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Date Remarks
Serial number with “K” embossed on bottom and use of threaded finish indicate it was made after Sterling Products Co. acquired The Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company in 1923
Material
glass: cobalt
Inscriptions
Embossed on front: “MILK OF // MAGNESIA // REG’D. IN U. S. PATENT OFFICE // AUG. 21. 1906. // THE CHASE. H. PHILLIPS // CHEMICAL COMPANY // GLENBROOK. CONN.”; embossed on bottom: “U. S. A. // 18-K-929”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Length
17.5 cm
Width
7.9 cm
Depth
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on the exterior surface; small amount of chemical residue on interior surfaces, especially the bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Milk Of Magnesia Suspension, (Final Dose Form).” WebMD. 2019. Accessed 17 May 2019.
“MILL RECORD Stamford: Charles H. Phillips Chemical Co.” Mills: Making Places of Connecticut. CT Trust for Historical Preservation. 2019. Accessed 17 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Bottles of Phillips Milk of Magnesia.” Society for Historical Archeology. 2018. Accessed 17 May 2019.
Research Facts
Charles H. Phillips was an English born chemist and pharmacist best known for the production of Milk of Magnesia, which he first patented in 1875. His sons incorporated the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company in 1885. The company was acquired by Sterling Products Corporation in 1923, who continued to sell Milk of Magnesia under the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company name.
Milk of Magnesia is taken orally to relieve constipation, acid reflux, and indigestion.
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