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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001097
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
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Accession Number
996001097
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb.1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "B C D // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; on bottom: "Gin // Pills // for the // Kidneys // No. 5611 The Proporietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // Take one or two pills four times a day, // before or after meals, and at bed-time. // French version // GIN PILLS CONTAIN THREE-EIGHTS (3/8) OF A GRAIN // OF METHYLENE BLUE PER MAXIMUM ADULT 1 DOSE // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPT. // National Drug and Chemical // Company of Canada Limited // MONTREAL // CANADA"; on sides: "THESE PILLS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LAME BACK, IRRITATION OF THE KIDNEYS OR BLADDER, BED WETTING, MUCOUS DEPOSITS IN THE URINE 40 PILLS"
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.
Height
3.1
Diameter
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on bottom; closure stuck together
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://necrophiliac-joe.blogspot.com/2012/02/bdc-gin-pills-for-kidneys.html
Research Facts
Have been said to turn the urine green, most likely because they contain methylene blue.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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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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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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Kwikstop for Tooth Ache

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Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1999.3.52 a-e
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (b) contains short square clear glass bottle (a) with cream metal screw cap closure and paper lable, two flat wood toothpicks (d-e) and a cream absorbent cotton ball; box with green panels and cream text.
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Accession Number
1999.3.52 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anesthetics -- therapeutic use
Dental Care
Home Health
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription; Analgesics
Toothache
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- toothache remedies
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (b) contains short square clear glass bottle (a) with cream metal screw cap closure and paper lable, two flat wood toothpicks (d-e) and a cream absorbent cotton ball; box with green panels and cream text.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - cotton ball
d - toothpick
e - toothpick
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Material
paper: cream
glass: transparent
ink: green
wood: tan
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
On box: "Kwikstop // for // TOOTH ACHE // 13633 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // NORTHROP & LYMAN CO. // TORONTO LIMITED CANADA // DIRECTIONS // caution - Do not swallow. Where there is a cavity in the // tooth apply Kwikstop on a piece of absorbent cotton. If there // is no cavity moisten a piece of cotton with kwikstop and // swab the gum on both sides of the tooth. // Kwikstop // Has a local // Anaesthetic // Action'; repeated in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Height 6.0 cm x Width 2.1 cm x depth 2.1 cm
b - box - Length 7.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - cotton ball
d - toothpick - Length 5.9 cm
e - toothpick - Length 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Never used
Copy Type
Original
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wintergreen bottle

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003423
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part o…
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Accession Number
000003423
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part of the cork; the bottom of the bottle has "A 72" raised in it, and the bottle has two mold seams which reach up the base of the neck of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: amber
cork: tan
cloth: grey/tan
paper: tan
pencil markings: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on top label: "Winter // Green"; handwritten on bottom label: "Winter Green // for lame back"; raised on bottom of bottle: "A 72".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Height
19.7 cm
Diameter
8.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip in lip of bottle, top right corner of bottom label coming off, cork missing portion
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article, website
Reference Comments
"Treatment of Low Back Pain: The Potential Clinical and Public Health Benefits of Topical Herbal Remedies", by Patricia R. Hebert, PhD, E. Joan Barice, MD,and Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH, J Altern Complement Med, 2014 Apr. 1; 20 (4): 219-220: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3995208/
"Methyl salicylate/aspirin (salicylate) equivalence: who do you trust?" by Johnson, PN, Welch DW. PMID: 6464351, 1984 Aug;26(4):317-8.
WebMD, Vitamins and Supplements, Wintergreen, Accessed June 27, 2019: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-783/wintergreen
Asylum Projects, "Kingston Psychiatric Hospital": http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Kingston_Psychiatric_Hospital
"A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles", by T. Stell Newman, January 1970, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 70–75: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03373388
Research Facts
The main ingredient in wintergreen oil is methyl salicylate, closely related to acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin.
One milliliter or 20 drops of wintergreen oil is akin to taking almost six regular strength aspirin pills (1860 mg)
Wintergreen oil is made by soaking wintergreen herbs in water and steam processing them.
Wintergreen oil is sometimes used topically as a counterirritant to help relieve muscle pain; it is also used to flavour candy, tea, foods, and pharmaceutical products.
Ontario Hospital Kingston gained this name in 1920; before it was Rockwood Hospital. In 1965 the name changed again to Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. Since 2001, it has become part of the Providence Care Centre.
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E & K Compound Tablets No. 138 - Hepatic Comp.

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Dates
1929
1979
circa 1929 - 1979
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022040
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets.
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Accession Number
016022040
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Ehrhart & Karl
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1929
1979
circa 1929 - 1979
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black, red
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "E & K // COMPOUND TABLETS // HOMOEOPATHIC // No. 138 Hepatic Comp. // Berberis vulg. 2x (Dr. Simpson) // Chionanthus 2x // Podophyllum 1x // Leptandrin 1x // Indications: In all cases of torpidity of // the liver and especially if there be a // tendency to jaundice. // Dose: Two tablets every three hours. // CAUTION: Federal law prohibits // dispensing without a prescription. // Prepared by // EHRHART & KARL // Homeoepathic Pharmacists // 17 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago 2, ILL. U.S.A. // 12566 // 0LB”; embossed on bottom: "233I // B 3 // 24 OZ"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Width
8.5
Height
20.8
Depth
5.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; covered with clear tape
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Ehrhart and Karl Pharmacy. Julian Winston.
Research Facts
Urban Joseph Ehrhart emigrated from Alsace Lorraine to America at the age of two. The family settled in Chicago. Ehrhart's first job was as an errand boy for Boericke and Tafel. He worked his way up the ladder until he and a friend, Louis Karl, a graduate student pharmacist, decided to start their own business.
In 1912 Ehrhart and Karl was first opened at 143 N. Wabash Avenue, the third floor of the Bishop building. When Bishop Fur needed the third floor, Ehrhart and Karl moved up to the seventh floor. Finally, the whole building was sold and the new owners tore it down. Ehrhart and Karl moved once again to 17 N. Wabash Avenue.
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George F. Linn Synthaloids

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Dates
1920
1970
circa 1920 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022041
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; 1/4 full of 1.5 cm oval brown tablets & package of silica gel.
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Accession Number
016022041
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; 1/4 full of 1.5 cm oval brown tablets & package of silica gel.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
George F. Linn
Site Made (City)
Norwalk
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1970
circa 1920 - 1970
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "GEORGE F. LINN, M.D. // CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK BUILDING // NORWALK, OHIO PHONE 662-5841 // TAKE EVERY ___ HOURS // ___ TEASPOONS ___ TIMES A DAY // ___ TABLESPOONS ___ EACH MEAL // Synthaloids"; embossed on bottom: "233I // 0 B I // 24 OZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Width
8.5
Height
21.2
Depth
5.6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Synthaloids. Sage Journals.
Biography of Dr. George F. Linn. North Central Ohio Biographies.
Research Facts
Synthaloids were used to treat throat irritation, as a fast acting lozenge.
Dr. George F. Linn graduated from Taylor University in 1912, spent one year at Baldwin Wallace College, and in 1918 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Ohio State University.
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Homepathic B & R No. 20

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Dates
1910
1960
circa 1890 - 1960
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022042
Description
Rectangular white plastic bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending with screw on lid; tan paper label; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets; plastic bottle is more modern than label attached.
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Accession Number
016022042
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular white plastic bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending with screw on lid; tan paper label; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets; plastic bottle is more modern than label attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Boericke & Runyon
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1960
circa 1890 - 1960
Material
plastic: white, black
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "3000 // HOMEOPATHIC // B & R TABLETS // No. 20 // Each tablet Represents: // Spigelia 3x // Magnesia Phosphorica 6x // Belladonna 3x // (Total Belladonna Alkaloids // .000001 gr.) // To allay neuralgic pains, especially // those relieved by warmth. Facial // neuralgia. // FOR ADULTS ONLY. Dose: Two tablets every fifteen minutes for four doses. If necessary two tablets // can be continued every two hours // for several more doses. If conditions // are not alleviated consult a physic- // cian. // 2035 // BOERICKE & RUNYON // Division of Boericke & Tafel, Inc. // 1011 ARCH STREET. PHILA. 7, PA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Width
7.2
Height
13.8
Depth
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor tears; moderate lifting of label from bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Boericke & Tafel. The Herb Museum.
Research Facts
Over the years, Boericke and Tafel maintained branches in many cities across the United States. They were staffed by experienced pharmacists, many of whom had worked with Boericke and Tafel "since boyhood."
In about 1890, William Boericke formed a partnership with E. W. Runyon, in San Francisco, and formed the company of Boericke and Runyon.
Sometime during the 1940's Boericke and Runyon were sold to Humphreys Pharmacal, and became a division of that company.
The label on the bottle dates to 1910 - 1930 but the plastic bottle it is affixed to dates to 1950 - 1960.
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