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Medical Hall Aerated Waters

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001060
Description
Green clear glass torpedo bottle; embossed words in glass; large cylindrical neck and opening.
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Accession Number
996001060
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Green clear glass torpedo bottle; embossed words in glass; large cylindrical neck and opening.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Medical Hall // Aerated Waters // Montreal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.0 cm. x Diam. : 6.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Surface dirt and grime adhered to outside of bottle; appears to be some opalization on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Wilson's Herbine Bitters

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.245.1
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1969.245.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Brayley, Sons & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: translucent brown
paper: brownish-pink
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottle: "DR. WILSONS HERBINE BITTERS // BRAYLEY SONS & CO MONTREAL"; some of label torn away and illegible: "DR. WILS [illeg.] // [illeg] ERBINE BIT [illeg.] // Containing the active principles of Dandelion [illeg] // for the cure of jaundice, dyspepsia, [illeg] // and all bilious disorders // TRUE BLOOD PURIFIER // Dose. - From 2 to 4 tspful diluted in water, 2 or 3 times a day, according to the strength of the patient. // For Jaundice, Liver Complaints, Constipation with foul tongue and bad breath, Headache, Dyspepsia, Kidney Troubles, and Loaded Urine, Loss of Appetite, Monthly difficulties in Females. Worms in children A Spring Medicine to renew the Blood. All these spring from a like cause, from overloaded Liver or kidneys, unable to do their work properly, and so make pure blood, – and find their natural cure in this medicine. // They are entirely Vegetable and Free from all Injurious Ingredients. Brayley Sons & Co. Wholesale Druggists, Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn and incomplete.
Copy Type
Original
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BDC Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
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Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles De. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: yellow; black
paper: light green
Inscriptions
On tin lid: "BDC // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; around lower edge of tin: "40 PILLS // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPARTMENT - NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED, MONTREAL, CANADA"; on bottom: "GIN PILLS FOR THE KIDNEYS // No. 5611 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. Take one or two pills four times a day, before or after meals, and at bedtime [followed by same information in French]"; circular contains a complete description and directions, in several languages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Modern container, but similar in design to earlier containers.
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Kola Astier granulated

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.44
Description
A paper package that apparently encases a bottle; paper label attached over most of the surface; paper folded at top and sealed with a black and gold label 2.0 mm in diameter; paper folded and glued under base.
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Accession Number
1991.17.44
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A paper package that apparently encases a bottle; paper label attached over most of the surface; paper folded at top and sealed with a black and gold label 2.0 mm in diameter; paper folded and glued under base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Astier Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "RESTRAINER OF TISSUE WASTE // ANTINEURASTHENIC // MUSCULAR SYSTEM // STIMULANT"; printed on diagonal in red: "KOLA ASTIER GRANULATED"; at bottom: "Astier Laboratories // Montreal // Toronto"; at top: "KOLA // P. Astier // GRANULES // printed in France"; written in pencil: "SMR // $1.00"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper completely covers the bottle; at the top edges, there are two tears, but the bottle is not visible; 15 mm from the top is a water stain approx. 10 mm in diameter; white, splotchy marks over 20% of surface, perhaps indicating dampness; general discolouration from dirt and environment.
Copy Type
Original
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menthol plaster tube

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Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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Dr. N. Lacerte Anti-Diphtheritique

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Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005013
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
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Accession Number
014005013
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. N. Lacerte
Site Made (City)
Levis
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: purple
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "ANTI // DIPHTHERITIQUE // LEVIS. P. Q. CA. // DR. N. LACERTE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Length
18.1
Width
6.3
Depth
4.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Diphterine. Bouteilles du Quebec
Research Facts
Similar bottles embossed with 'DIPHTERINE' instead of 'ANTI-DIPHTHERITIQUE' are bottles from a more recent production date.
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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010020403
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle; manufacturer's information embossed on front on indented oval; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
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Accession Number
010020403
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle; manufacturer's information embossed on front on indented oval; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Frasier, Thornton & Co.
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: translucent green-tinged
Inscriptions
Embossed on front: "FRASIER // THORNTON & Co"; embossed on bottom: "5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 15.7 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass is in good condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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
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Henry R. Gray bottle

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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001054
Description
Greenish-aqua clear glass bottle; short, cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; four indented panels; two narrow sides have embossed writing; kick up bottom
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Accession Number
996001054
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Greenish-aqua clear glass bottle; short, cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; four
indented panels; two narrow sides have embossed writing; kick up bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought in Kingston in Sep. 1993
Maker
Henry R. Gray
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Material
glass: aqua
Inscriptions
"Henry R. Gray // Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.3 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Opalization and general covering of surface dirt on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Kola Astier granulated

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Dates
1882
1900 (?)
1882-1900 (?)
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.40
Description
A glass bottle 3/4 covered with labels; lid sealed by a label; bottle full of original contents.
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Accession Number
1991.17.40
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle 3/4 covered with labels; lid sealed by a label; bottle full of original contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Astier Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1882
1900 (?)
1882-1900 (?)
Material
glass: amber
paper: yellow; blue
ink: red; black
metal: yellow; blue
Inscriptions
Seal on lid reads: "KOLA ASTIER // 159275 // award decoration of 3 silver medals // Dated 1900 [?]"; large label covering body of bottle reads diagonally, "KOLA ASTIER GRANULATED"; label reads horizontally, "Restrainer of tissue waste // antineurasthenic // muscular system // stimulant // KOLA ASTIER LABORATORIES"; stamp covering both ends of label shows a globe with "Astier" printed in a stylized manner and "1882"; on lid: "KOLA // GRANULES // SOLUBLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
One large stain at base of large label; general yellowing of labels; some deterioration of lid top around the edge--appears to be stabilized; corrosion
Copy Type
Original
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Fluid Electricity

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002095
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Fluid Electricity with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label covers entirety of bottle; label contains imagery of lightening bolts, logo, price, manufacturer's name and address, exten…
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Accession Number
014002095
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Fluid Electricity with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label covers entirety of bottle; label contains imagery of lightening bolts, logo, price, manufacturer's name and address, extensive directions for use in English and less expansive ones in French.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Electricity Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "FLUID // ELECTRICITY // TRADE MARK // DIRECTIONS. // Use this Remedy freely by bathing and rubbing for all manner // of pain until it is removed. // For all Aches and Pains, Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatisms, Neu- // raligia, Cramps, Colic, bathe by sopping or mopping the parts; // also take internally a half teaspoonful in a glass of water each // hour, and keep the patient quiet in bed. When used as a tonic // and fortifying medicine, a teaspoonful in one-half glass of // water. Take teaspoonful of this three times a day. // For Whooping Cough, Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Measles, // and all eruptive diseases, apply freely and keep the patient warm. // For Female Diseases, inject with female syringe twice a day, // teaspoonful in a pint of water. // All pain of every nature can be helped by steady patient appli- // cation of the Liquid Electricity. // It is harmless, cooling and subdues heat, fever, irritation and // inflammation, and can be used for 100 purposes. // For Consumption, Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs and Colds // use equal parts of the Liquid Electricity and molasses, mix // together, makes the best Cough and Lung Syrup. Teaspoonful // of this mixture several times a day. // Fever of all kinds- Bathe the head and chest and lay on cloths // wet with warm Liquid Electricity. // For Catarrh and all Pains of the Head, Face, Temples or Neck, // in addition to rubbing the forehead, face and neck with the // Liquid Electricity, also put a tablespoonful in a glass of water, // turn into the palm of the hand, and bending the head low, snuff // the Liquid up the nostrils three times a day. // Fever and Ague, Malaria and all Contagious Diseases -Take // freely and bathe the head, chest and hands. // Sores, Ulcers and Wounds - Wash them several times daily, // in the Liquid, applying bandages wet with it until healed. Use // clear for external use. // DIRECTION EN FRANÇAIS - Maladies internes - Enfants, 5 à 10 // gouttes dans une cuiller à Thé soucré. Adultes, 1/2 à 1 cuiller // dans un 1/2 verre d’eau. Maladies externes, frottez la partie // affectée avec le Fluid Electric jusqu’a ce que le mal cesse, // L’ELECTRICITE sous forme liquide, nouvelle découverte, // surpasse tous les autres remèdes. // Ne négligez pas d’en fair l’essai pour toutes sortes de maux. // Price 25 cents per bottle."; hand painted in red paint on base: ‘BILO’
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Broken cork has several small cracks; yellowed label is brittle and shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Advertised to cure numerous ailments; other medicines of the time also went by similar names, such as "Liquid Electricity".
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