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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.
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

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2346
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
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.
Images
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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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McLean’s Vegetable Worm Syrup

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002014 a-b
Description
Rectangular transparent glass bottle (a) for vegetable worm syrup with sloped shoulders and a silver and black metallic screw cap closure; bottle is four-fifths full of opaque viscous brown liquid; two labels, English and French; white paper lists the manufacturer's name, proprietary legal informat…
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Accession Number
014002014 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent glass bottle (a) for vegetable worm syrup with sloped shoulders and a silver and black metallic screw cap closure; bottle is four-fifths full of opaque viscous brown liquid; two labels, English and French; white paper lists the manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information and gives directions for use of product; the other label is in French and gives less detailed instructions for use and less proprietary information; pale yellow rectangular one piece cardboard box (b) with decorative graphics with illustration of child's face; sides lists the name of the product and the location of directions for use inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Baird Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Woodstock
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow, white
ink: black, blue
metal: silver, black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "McLean’s // Vegetable // Worm Syrup // A Safe pleasant & Effectural // remedy for Worms // in Children or Adults // Purely Vegetable // from a Recipe of the late // Dr. C. W. McLean // The Baird Co., Limited // CHEMISTS // WOODSTOCK, N. B. // PROPRIETOR // THE PROPRIETARY, OR // PATENT MEDICINE ACT No 5782”; ON BOTLE: “DIRECTIONS // FOR USING // MCLEAN’S // VEGETABLE WORM SYRUP // For a child under two years, half // a teaspoonful; between two and // five, a teaspoonfuls, between five // and ten, one and half teaspoons- // ful; over ten, two teaspoonful // may be given morning and evening every other day for three days, and // followed by a dose of Castor Oil // or Senna, if it is thought necessary // The deposit at the bottom of the // bottle must be thoroughly shaken // up with the mixture before using // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING //None genuine without the sig - // nature of the Proprietor // Contents 1 1/2 Fluid Ounces"; handwritten on box's top with black coloured pencil: "79"; embossed on bottle's base: "P. d. 1933 9"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
Paper box is faded, shows minor wear around edges, surface grime and minor stains
Copy Type
Original
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Carter's Little Liver Pills

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Dates
1908
1959
circa 1908-1959
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
016002004
Description
Small circular glass vial of Carter's Little Liver Pills with red paper label that surrounds the vial; the label contains the price, manufacturing information, title, amount, uses, and directions printed in black ink; inside the vial are two small, round cream-coloured pills; the vial is stoppered …
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Accession Number
016002004
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
Small circular glass vial of Carter's Little Liver Pills with red paper label that surrounds the vial; the label contains the price, manufacturing information, title, amount, uses, and directions printed in black ink; inside the vial are two small, round cream-coloured pills; the vial is stoppered with a small cork at the neck end of the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Carter Products, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1908
1959
circa 1908-1959
Date Remarks
Date based on the year of the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act (1908) and Carter's Little Liver Pills were renamed Carter's Little PIlls in 1959
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red, black
cork: tan
pills: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "No. 4490 PROPRIETARY // OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // CARTER'S // LITTLE // LIVER // PILLS //. REGISTERED // TRADE MARK // FOR // HEADACHE // DIZZINESS // BAD BREATH // DUE TO // CONSTIPATION // Directions for Adults:- 1 to 2 Pills after each // meal and at bedtime. For Occassional Consti- // pation 2 to 4 Pills at bedtime. // Dose pour Adultes:- 1 a 2 Pilules apres chaque // repas et le soir au coucher. Pour Constipation // Passagere 2 a 4 Pilules le soir au coucher. // Price // 25 Cents // CARTER PRODUCTS, INC. // TORONTO, CANADA // 40 // PILLS // MADE IN CANADA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row A
Length
6.1 cm
Diameter
1.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratching of label.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Journal Articles
Reference Comments
https://www.southernliving.com/culture/carters-little-liver-pills
https://web.archive.org/web/20080821131531/http://www.cannabisculture.com/backissues/apr95/cside4.html
https://www-jstor-org.proxy.queensu.ca/stable/20252214?pq-origsite=summon&seq=3#metadata_info_tab_contents
https://www.rexall.ca/articles/view/2903/Carters-Little-Pills
Research Facts
Carter's Little Liver Pills were developed in 1868 by Samuel J. Carter from Erie, Pennsylvania.
In 1959, the United States Federal Trade Commission forced Carter's Little Liver Pills to undergo a name change after it was found around 1943 that the pills had nothing to do with the liver. After this, they became simply "Carter's Little Pills", and spawned a saying popular in the American South "He has more ___ than Carter has little pills" (the saying previously went "more than Carter has little liver pills").
Carter's Little Liver Pills were often advertised as a cure-all; a remedy for distress from dyspepsia, indigestion, and too hearty eating, and a remedy for dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, bad taste in the mouth, coated tongue, pain in the side; they regulate the bowels and prevent constipation and piles.
In 1911, the ingredients of Carter's Little Liver Pills were listed in the British Medical Journal as sugar, grain, aloes (Barbados), podophyllin, powdered licorice root, wheat starch.
Today, Carter's Little Pills still exist, and the ingredients are bisacodyl USP 5 mg, calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, cellulose, gelatin, kaolin, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, polyethylene glycol pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, and white wax.
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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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Rhubarb and Soda

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4100
Dates
1939
1940
circa 1939
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001307 a-b
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with a threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on the front and a round, fluorescent orange sticker on the back; it is full of tablets
Accession Number
000001307 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with a threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on the front and a round, fluorescent orange sticker on the back; it is full of tablets
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1940
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: cream; red; orange; brown
glass: brown
metal: black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "500 C.T. No. 98 // RHUBARB // AND SODA // Rx ["x" part of the tail of the "R"] B // COMPRESSED // TABLETS // Amx per [illeg.] // Powdered Rhubarb . 1 1/2 grs. // Sodium bicarbonate . 1 1/2 grs. // Oil Peppermint . . . q.s. // Dose, 1 to 4 Tablets. // C731859 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; bottom: "48-S-B F // 7"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row F
Length
a - 12.5 cm
Width
a - 5.7 cm
Depth
a - 3.5 cm b - 1.2 cm
Diameter
b - 3.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dirty; label yellowing, dirty and peeling at top corners; yellow-brown accretion on bottom of bottle (probably old adhesive); no apparent problems with cap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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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
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
"mercurous chloride"; "formerly as purgative"; "antisyphilitic action."
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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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