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5 BX Plan For Physical Fitness 3rd Edition [military physical fitness program 5BX]

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Heritage Schoolhouse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Military
Education
Accession Number
012051001
Description
Booklet about the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) physical fitness plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force; for males; noted inside the exercises should take 'only 11 minutes a day'; 32 pages.
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Accession Number
012051001
Author
Royal Canadian Air Force
Collection
Heritage Schoolhouse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Military
Education
MeSH Heading
Archival
Exercise Therapy -- instrumentation
Military Medicine -- handbooks
Description
Booklet about the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) physical fitness plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force; for males; noted inside the exercises should take 'only 11 minutes a day'; 32 pages.
Part Names
1
Provenance
Transferred from Heritage Schoolhouse Museum as item does not meet their acquisition mandate.
Maker
Crown Copyrights
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "RCAF Pamphlet 30 / 1 // 5 BX Plan // FOR Physical Fitness"; on back: "A Royal Canadian Air Force Publication // Physical Fitness Series"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Length
20.3 cm
Width
12.7 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Edges show wear, minor surface dirt, stains and yellowing; one stain on cover travels through numerous pages; paper yellowing
Copy Type
original
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6 - 12 insect repellent

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15221
Dates
1985
1991
circa 1985-1991
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health
Accession Number
015011009
Description
Clear glass bottle with paper label on one side and full of clear liquid contents; has white plastic screw cap and no neck to the bottle except what the cap covers; the paper label is yellow on the outside with illustrations of insects (a mosquito and a fly) in each of the upper corners, a blue cir…
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Accession Number
015011009
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Insect Repellents
Insects
Home Health
Description
Clear glass bottle with paper label on one side and full of clear liquid contents; has white plastic screw cap and no neck to the bottle except what the cap covers; the paper label is yellow on the outside with illustrations of insects (a mosquito and a fly) in each of the upper corners, a blue cirlce inside of which the product name is printed in white ink, below which is a white cloud illustration in which the product's purpose is printed in red and the insects it protects against are listed in blue; the amount is also printed on this side of the label; the backside of the label, which can be read through the clear glass and clear contents of the bottle, contains directions printed in English and French as well as the manufacturing information; the bottle cap has a sticker on top which reads "Eaton's" in dark blue ink; the bottom of the bottle contains raised numbers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Union Carbide Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1991
circa 1985-1991
Date Remarks
Based on Canada's Pest Control Products Act and the end of Union Carbide in Canada.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: clear
paper: tan
plastic: white
ink: yellow, blue, white, brown, red
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker on cap: "EATON'S"; printed on front of label: "6 · 12 // TRADE MARKS // SIX · TWELVE // INSECT // REPELLENT // Personal // Protection // Against: MOSQUITOES · BLACK FLIES // GNATS · CHIGGERS · SAND FLIES · STABLE FLIES // SEE OTHER SIDE // 2 FL. OZ. // Printed in Canada"; printed on back of label: "DIRECTIONS // Shake liberally into hands – rub hands // together – rub over ALL exposed skin and // stockings. Keep out of eyes to avoid smarting. // Reapply as needed. // Will NOT dissolve nylons, rayon, clothing, nail // polish, watch straps or crystals. May damage // some painted or varnished surfaces. // MODE D'EMPLOI // Pour usage externe seulement. En secouant, // faites tomber dans les mains, que vous frottez // ensemble. Appliquez, en frottant, sur TOUT // l'épiderme exposé et sur les bas. Tenez loin // des yeux pour éviter une douleur cuisante. // Répétez au besoin. // Ne dissoudre pas le nylon, la rayonne, les // vêtements, le poli à ongles, les bracelets de // montre ou le cristal. Peut toutefois endom- // mager certaines surfaces peinturées ou // vernies. // DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY // Guarantee: Effective for the purposes claimed // Ethylhexanediol 97% // Registration No. 1755 // P.C.P. Act // UNION CARBIDE CANADA LIMITED // TORONTO // Distributed by LAURENTIAN AGENCIES LTD. // MONTREAL, CANADA"; raised on bottom of bottle: "6-12 // 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
5.7 cm
Width
2.5 cm
Height
10.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label beginning to peel off; leaking slightly.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
"UNION CARBIDE SUPPORTS EPA ACTION ON REPELLENT LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS" by Journal of Commerce Staff
Aug 28, 1991 8:00PM EDT: https://www.joc.com/union-carbide-supports-epa-action-repellent-linked-birth-defects_19910828.html
"INSECT REPELLENT LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS IN TESTS" by The Washington Post:
"Federal Corporation Information - 264849-1", Government of Canada: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=2648491
"Pest Control Products Act R.S.C., 1985, c. P-9", Justice Laws Website, Government of Canada: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/P-9/page-1.html
Research Facts
Ethylhexanediol was shown by Union Carbide to potentially produce birth defects in animals, including their lungs failing to inflate when they are born. Because of this discovery, products like 6-12 Insect Repellent were taken off the shelves in the 1990s and pregnant and child-bearing age women were urged not to use it.
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Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia

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Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927-1968
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Home Health Care
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
Accession Number
006033042 a-h
Description
Small paper box (a) with hinged lid, covered in white and blue paper with blue print; the title and the product and manufacturing information are printed on top of the lid; inside the box are seven paper capsules (b-h) with white paper and blue print; inside the capsules is white cotton, which prot…
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Accession Number
006033042 a-h
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Home Health Care
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Fainting -- drug therapy
Respiration
Heart Rate
Blood Pressure
Pharmacy
Description
Small paper box (a) with hinged lid, covered in white and blue paper with blue print; the title and the product and manufacturing information are printed on top of the lid; inside the box are seven paper capsules (b-h) with white paper and blue print; inside the capsules is white cotton, which protects the glass ampoule inside.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Length: 5.9 cm X Width: 5.8 cm X Height: 2.0 cm
b-h - ampoule packages - Length: 5.4 cm X Diameter: 0.9 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927-1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: tan
ink: white, blue
cotton: white
glass: [not visible]
Inscriptions
Printed on top of the box (a): "12 Crushable Glass Ampoules 12 // AROMATIC // SPIRIT of AMMONIA // B.P. '48 // Each capsule contains 5 minims. // Directions: Bend tube to snap the glass // ampoule contained therein and inhale // the vapour. // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED // Toronto 950709 // Montreal - Winnipeg - Calgary - Vancouver"; printed on ampoule cases (b-h): "AROMATIC SPIRIT OF AMMONIA // CRUSH CAPSULE AND INHALE // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED, // TORONTO. // MONTREAL · WINNIPEG · CALGARY · VANCOUVER // IB [in logo]".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Box torn at corners, fixed with hinging tissue.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue, websites
Reference Comments
"The British Pharmacopoeia" 1914, London, pg. 355, from the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.221394/page/n389
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
In the Ingram and Bell Limited catalogue for 1964, Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia is listed as "a restorative in cases of fainting and collapse, which stimulates respiration, accelerates the heart and raises the blood pressure."
In the British Pharmacopoeia for 1914, the ingredients listed for Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia are: Ammonium Carbonate, Strong Solution of Ammonia, Oil of Nutmeg, Oil of Lemon, Alcohol (90 per cent.), and Distilled Water.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breathe; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Home Health
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
Accession Number
018006001
Description
Heavy porcelain bowl with light blue glaze; the bowl is divided into three compartments, two quarters and one half; between one of the quarters and the half, there is a hole in which a cork sits; the bowl is hollow inside, and on the outside the bowl becomes wider the closer it is to the bottom, so…
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Accession Number
018006001
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Home Health
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Infant Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Pediatrics
Home Health
Food
Feeding Methods
Child
Child Nutrition
Description
Heavy porcelain bowl with light blue glaze; the bowl is divided into three compartments, two quarters and one half; between one of the quarters and the half, there is a hole in which a cork sits; the bowl is hollow inside, and on the outside the bowl becomes wider the closer it is to the bottom, so there are two indents in the bowl around the edge; the bottom of the bowl contains three white rings, each one smaller as it reaches the centre of the bowl; inside the smallest ring, the middle of the bowl is indented to form a concave impression.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's family. Used by all toddlers in the family.
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
porcelain: blue, white
cork: brown
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on cork: "7189".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-8
Height
7.0 cm
Diameter
18.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The small section nearest the cork has a crack in the side; some slight colour loss in small spots on the top and bottom of the bowl around the cork.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Donor, website
Reference Comments
Donor's remarks
TheRetroRescuers, Vintage Hankscraft Baby Food Warmer Dish ~Periwinkle Blue: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/594103122/vintage-hankscraft-baby-food-warmer-dish
Research Facts
This dish was used to feed toddlers. Warm water would be poured into the hollow portion and plugged with a matching lid, which in this case has been replaced by a cork. The water inside the dish would keep the food warm. The ridged base and the heavy weight of the bowl kept toddlers from throwing the bowl on the ground, etc.
Similar items were made by a company called Hankscraft.
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The Baby [infant care book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15202
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
Accession Number
019001001
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is p…
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Accession Number
019001001
Author
Department of Health of Ontario
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Infant Care -- handbooks
Infant Care
Infant Nutrition
Child Care -- handbooks
Child Nutrition
Child
Mother-Child Relations -- handbooks
Pregnancy
Pediatrics
Home Health
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is printed in flourished script and outlined in pink; the spine is white and also contains the title and small illustrations of children's toys and animals; the back cover is backgrounded in black and contains a yellow, orange, pink, and red illustration of numerous children playing on a beach with a giant baby in the background in front of the sun, mouth open and holding up a rattle as birds fly in front of it; the book has sixty four pages and contains information about pre-natal care, preparation for confinement, registration of the baby's birth, care of the infant, infant feeding, care of the runabout child, common ailments of childhood, immunization, baby's record, and baby's development.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Department of Health of Ontario
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Date Remarks
Honourable Forbes Godfrey was Minister of Health in Ontario from 1924 until 1930.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, green, pink, red, grey, purple, brown, tan, yellow, orange.
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "The Baby"; printed on back cover: "Issued by the Department of Health of Ontario. // Honorable Forbes Godfrey - Minister of Health".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.5 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Height
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying at spine and bending at corners
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/forbes-elliott-godfrey
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/harold-james-kirby
https://www.leonardshoup.com/product/64654/The-Baby--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-----Dionne-Quintuplets-Cover-Art-No-Author--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-Honourable-Harold-J-Kirby-Minister
http://mimicohistory.blogspot.com/2011/05/dr-forbes-godfrey-first-ontario.html
Research Facts
A later edition of this book, from 1937-1942, in print while Harold J. Kirby was Ontario's Minister of Health, has an illustration of the famous Dionne quintuplets on the front cover.
Forbes Godfrey was Ontario's first Minister of Health, and he was a doctor before entering the realm of politics. Dr. Godfrey wanted the government to do more to combat tuberculosis, as the disease was devastating Ontario's citizens. As a result of his efforts, a system of government supported tuberculosis hospitals was created. Dr. Godfrey was also a strong believer in vaccination. He was responsible for organizing the ministry of health from its beginnings, and he helped protect miners from silicosis; started industrial health programs; created public health clinics in remote areas, and began free immunization programs for Ontario school children.
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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basal thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14527
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
013008005
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Accession Number
013008005
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Weights and Measures
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - thermomter
b - case
c - case cap
d -box bottom
e - box lid
f - instructions
g - chart
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Becton Dickinson and Company
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
paper: tan, cream, green
ink: gold, black
plastic: clear, black
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A STANDARD OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION SINCE 1897 // Basal Temperature Thermometer // FOR DETERMINING TIME OF OVULATION // WITH BASAL TEMPERATURE GRAPH // MANUFACTURED BY Becton, Dickinson and Company // TB 312"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
16.1 cm
Width
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box measurements
Condition Remarks
Box shows wear around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Basal body temperature thermometers are marketed and sold specifically for women trying to get pregnant. While charting your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good way to track ovulation, one of the biggest benefits to this method is the low expense.
To get an accurate reading, you must take your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, before you even sit up in bed. And you'll need to use a basal thermometer, which is sensitive enough to measure minute changes in body temperature. Try to wake up and take a reading at about the same time each morning.
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BDC Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
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
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
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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Booth's Kidney Pills

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7091
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1977.12.109
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The Canadian Mother and Child [booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15380
Dates
1940
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
Accession Number
019020004
Description
Softcovered booklet with tan paper cover; contents include information in four parts: Care of the Expectant Mother; The Baby's Arrival; The Care of the Baby; The Ideal Baby; includes how to fold a fabric diaper, knitting instructions for creating infant clothes, suitable recipes, baby record and in…
Accession Number
019020004
Author
Ernest Couture, M.D.
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Home Health Care
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Infant Care
Description
Softcovered booklet with tan paper cover; contents include information in four parts: Care of the Expectant Mother; The Baby's Arrival; The Care of the Baby; The Ideal Baby; includes how to fold a fabric diaper, knitting instructions for creating infant clothes, suitable recipes, baby record and index; handwritten inside is original owners name, Bradley; 231 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred as deaccessioned.
Maker
Minister of Pensions and National Health
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "E. M. Bradley // The // CANADIAN // MOTHER // AND CHILD // BY // ERNEST COUTURE, M.D., // Director of the // CHILD AND MATERNAL HYGIENCE DIVISION // CANADA // Published by authority of // The Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE, Minister of Pensions and National Health // OTTAWA, CANADA // Copies may be procurred from // Provincial Dept. of Health, // Winnipeg, man."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder
Length
23.0 cm
Width
15.4 cm
Depth
1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cover scuffed with surface grime and bent corners, missing lower portion of spine
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Scharlieb
Research Facts
Dame Mary Scharlieb, D.B.E., LL.D., M.D., M.S Consulting Physcian for Diseases of Women, Royal Free Hospital; (née Bird; 18 June 1845 – November 1930) was a pioneer British female physician and gynaecologist in the late 19th / early 20th centuries. She had worked in India and by her persistence she returned to the UK to become a qualified doctor. She returned to Madras and eventually lectured in London. Alma mater: Madras Medical College; Occupation: Gynaecologist
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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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