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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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
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
Images
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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1970.10.10
Description
A clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of white tablets; has a rectangular label covered over by a red-trimmed, rounded label.
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Accession Number
1970.10.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A clear glass vial with a metal screw top 3/4 full of white tablets; has a rectangular label covered over by a red-trimmed, rounded label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: yellow; red
drugs: white
Inscriptions
Red-trimmed label has "Calomel Gr. 2" in handwriting; printed label underneath has, "Compressed Triturate // John Wyeth // . . ." (much of the printing is covered).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.3 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"mercurous chloride"; "formerly as purgative"; "antisyphilitic action."
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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
Images
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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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Jad brand salts

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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, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.283
Description
Glass bottle with a roughly oval cross section, rounded shoulders, short, medium-wide neck with a screw-on metal lid that covers the whole neck; full of white crystalline pieces; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.283
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of 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
Glass bottle with a roughly oval cross section, rounded shoulders, short, medium-wide neck with a screw-on metal lid that covers the whole neck; full of white crystalline pieces; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wyeth Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: beige; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "KEEP DRY AND SECURELY CORKED // Jad // BRAND // Salts // REGISTERED TRADE MARK // Cooling and Refreshing // DISTRIBUTED BY // WYETH CHEMICAL CO. INC. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. // NEW YORK, N.Y."; "Beware of Counterfeits"; "To assist in flushing the bowels and thereby increasing intestinal elimination of waste products, take one tablespoonful or one metal capful of Jad Salts in the morning before breakfast."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
In 1922 The F.D.A. issued a “default decree of condemnation, forfeiture and destruction” against Wyeth Chemical Co. for misbranding their product.
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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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