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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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Uterine Gauze Packing Strips

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
Accession Number
012004008
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information…
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Accession Number
012004008
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages
First Aid
Gynecology
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Obstetrics
Description
Rounded rectangular based semi-transparent amber glass bottle containing Uterine Gauze Packing Strips with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap; half filled with strips of fabric gauze; rectangular paper label affixed to one side with yellow border and orange text with product information; base has circular push up with embossed cross symbol; rectangular side walls with round corners, round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base and neck; cap has flat top, vertical indents in sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; embossed on side with manufacturers and ana address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 -1950
Date Remarks
Mold lines, machine made glass bottle
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan
ink: yellow, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Uterine // Gauze Packing // Strips // 8 Inches x 10 Yards // Folded to 1 Inch Width // IODOFORM 5 PER CENT // NOT STERILIZED // Johnson + Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. CHICAGO ILL. // MADE IN U. S. A.”; embossed on bottom: “2”; embossed on side: "JOHNSON & JOHNSON // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. U. S. A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Length
11.1 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavy soiling and discolouration all over label; small areas of loss to edges of label; minor corrosion all over cap; scratches and areas of loss to finish on top of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Iodoform Gauze.” VitalityMedical.com, Vitality Medical, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019
“Profile: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N).” Reuters, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Research Facts
Iodoform gauze is an antiseptic gauze saturated with the chemical iodoform; used to pack wounds or cavities to prevent infections and reduce the formation of necrotic tissue; uterine gauze specifically used for uterine packing, often after child birth.
Johnson & Johnson was first incorporated in 1887 and is still active as of 2019; the company is involved in the development, manufacture, and sale of healthcare related products.
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
009042001
Description
Rectangular cobalt blue semi-transparent glass bottle with black rubber eyedropper inset into black plastic screw cap closure; less than a quarter full of liquid; red paper label wraps around three panels of the bottle; printed on front panel of label with poison icon of skull and crossbones.
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Accession Number
009042001
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
Rectangular cobalt blue semi-transparent glass bottle with black rubber eyedropper inset into black plastic screw cap closure; less than a quarter full of liquid; red paper label wraps around three panels of the bottle; printed on front panel of label with poison icon of skull and crossbones.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Owned by druggist Darcy Munroe, one of the three founders of the Drug Trading Company.
Maker
Drug Trading Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
glass: blue
plastic: black
rubber: black
paper: red, tan
ink: white, black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Certified // LIQUEFIED // CARBOLIC // ACID B.P. // (POISON) // ONE FLUID OUNCE // LOT 11810 // DRUG TRADING COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO CANADA"; on side panel label: "FOR EXTERNAL USE. On Sores, Scratches, // Cuts and Severe Bruises where the skin // is broken, add four drops to a pint of // water. // ANTIDOTE. Give Alcoholic Liquors, // Vinegar or the Whites of Eggs, Epsom // Salts well diluted, or Olive Oil. Keep // body warm and send for doctor at once."; manufacturer's marks are also printed in French on opposite label panel with an "85" handwritten on top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle in good conition; rubber stopper is hardened and is flattened shape; labels are discoloured and show wear; front label is worn around edges and loss on left
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Phenol," Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. March 3 2011. July 8 2014
Research Facts
Liquefied carbolic acid is also called phenol; the commercial product is liquid but in pure form it is a clear to white solid; distinct sweet odour; used as disinfectant or in medicinal preparations such as mouthwash and throat lozenges.
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Carbolic Acid [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7190
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.237
Description
An original un-pasted paper product label; printed on single side with red print, images of poison symbol of a skull and crossbones and of a mortar and pestle.
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Accession Number
1977.12.237
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection -- advertisements
Antisepsis
Description
An original un-pasted paper product label; printed on single side with red print, images of poison symbol of a skull and crossbones and of a mortar and pestle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Frank T. Taylor, Druggist
Site Made (City)
Watford
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: red
Inscriptions
“POISON // TAYLOR’S // DRUG STORE // FRANK T. TAYLOR WATFORD, ONT // ANTIDOTE: Give draught of strong Brandy, Whiskey // or Diluted Alcohol; then an emetic of Wine of Ipecac or salt and water and finally Epsom Salts or Castor Oil.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall yellowing, wear around edges, small tear at top in centre.
Copy Type
Original
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Puretest Boric Acid B. P.

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15172
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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rubbing alcohol

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6349
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
Bottle (a) with a narrow neck and a small lip; label around body; cut-glass, globular, faceted stopper; ground-in glass.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 6.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange; yellow; blue
Inscriptions
Label has: "Certified [in script] // RUBBING // ALCOHOL // COMPOUND // POISON // 16 Fluid Ounces"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Copy Type
Original
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needle sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6571
Dates
1900
1949
1900-1949
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1973.2.17 a-c
Description
A three-part cylindrical needle sterilizer consisting of a top, bottom and middle portion; the middle tray is perforated with little holes.
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Accession Number
1973.2.17 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Antisepsis
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Description
A three-part cylindrical needle sterilizer consisting of a top, bottom and middle portion; the middle tray is perforated with little holes.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Winston S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Dates
1900
1949
1900-1949
Date Remarks
Original record had "firat half of the 20th c."
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
The outer case (a,b) is pocked and discoloured where the coating has worn off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2241 (item # B/-6625); CD #UHN
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medicine bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7580
Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
An empty clear glass cylindrical medicine bottle with a metal screw-on top that covers a frosted glass top; typical style for doctor's bag.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
M. B. W.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."; and "Post World War I"
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "M. B. W. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 2 Row B
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for alcohol
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Dates
1900
1999
1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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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