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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.264
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
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Accession Number
1980.18.264
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ASAFETIDA // SUGAR COATED // 4 GRAINS // From the Laboratory of // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MEDICAMENTA // VERA // DETROIT, MICH."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Matindale Pharmacopeia, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"An oleo-gum-resin obtained from the living rhizome and root of Ferula assafoetida . . . It is in the form of greyish-white or yellow tears with a garlic-like odour and a bitter acrid taste . . . been used as a carminative in the treatment of flatulence and as an expectorant in bronchitis. It was formerly used for its supposed effect in nervous disorders, but any effect it might have in these conditions is attributed to the psychological response to the objectionable odour and taste."
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Bitro-Phosphate tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8004
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.77
Description
A tall, narrow, beige box with black printing, unopened.
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Accession Number
1980.18.77
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
A tall, narrow, beige box with black printing, unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Arrow Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; black
cardboard
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "BITRO- // Phosphate // For neurasthenia, ner- // vousness, irritability, // depression, brain-fag, // insomnia, debility, ex- // cessive thinness, gen- // eral weakness, lack of // physical energy and // all ailments arising // from nerve weakness // and tissue wastage. // READ CAREFULLY // FULL DIRECTIONS ENCLOSED INSIDE // This package contains // 42 tablets, 5 grains // each. // PRICE $1.00 // Arrow Chemical Co. // Toronto"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Small tear in package at top.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Dr. Edward's Tonic

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001231
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
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Accession Number
996001231
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
The Olive Tablet Company
Site Made (City)
Columbus
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
Inscriptions
"Contains 60 tablets // Dr. Edward's // Tonic // formerly // Strength Tonic // prepared for // run-down half-sick // weak and // nervous people // contains no harmful // or habit-forming // drugs // Price $1.00 per package or // six packages for $5.00 // distributed by // The Olive Tablet Company // Columbus, Ohio "; directions listed
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Dimension Notes
Depth: 8.8 cm. x Diam. : 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The container itself shows to damage and retains its original seal; the seal, a paper label, has suffered from water damage and wear and is wrinkled, but remains legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery, Vol. II" by A.J. Cramp, p. 511
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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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
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
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
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
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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Kola Astier granulated

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
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
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
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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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.310
Description
A glass jar with a paper label and a metal buckle strap around the lid; full of a beige powder.
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Accession Number
1980.18.310
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Nutrition
Fortified Food
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
A glass jar with a paper label and a metal buckle strap around the lid; full of a beige powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Thomson Bros.
Site Made (City)
Detroit; Windsor
Site Made (State)
Michigan; Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
paper: orange; black; red
organic matter: beige
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "LACTALBUMIN // A DIRECT FOOD // FOR // NERVRE [sic] CENTRES. // THOMSON BROS. // DETROIT USA // WINDSOR CANADA"; "5 ounces"; "Price $1.00"; "Specifically indicated and absolutely reliable in the treatment of Typhoid Fever, Struma, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Anaemia Chlorosis, Dyspepsia, Neurasthenia, Albuminaria, Abdominal Surgery, etc., and all diseases associated with (waste) non-assimilation."; embossed on bottom of jar: "# 3".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003192
Description
Glass mortar, which consists of a circular glass cup with thick walls and a shallow, closed lip and pouring spout at its top, forming a circular opening; the cup is closed at its bottom, and its walls taper, then flare to form a circular base that is less in diameter than the cup it supports.
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Accession Number
000003192
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- mortar and pestle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- laboratory
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment -- drug compounding
Description
Glass mortar, which consists of a circular glass cup with thick walls and a shallow, closed lip and pouring spout at its top, forming a circular opening; the cup is closed at its bottom, and its walls taper, then flare to form a circular base that is less in diameter than the cup it supports.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Similar to item identified in a 1960s catalogue
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On the bottom of the base, "20Z1C" appears in raised glass letters
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 8.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The mortar was disty; it showed minor signs of wear in the form of small scratches; there were no chips or breaks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 243 (similar to item #5H-433) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Mortar has no pestle, unlike image in catalogue.
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003193
Description
Glass mortar, which consists of a circular glass cup with thick walls and a shallow, closed lip and pouring spout at its top, forming a circular opening; the cup is closed at its bottom, and its walls taper, then flare to form a circular base that is less in diameter than the cup it supports.
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Accession Number
000003193
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- mortar and pestle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- laboratory
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment -- drug compounding
Description
Glass mortar, which consists of a circular glass cup with thick walls and a shallow, closed lip and pouring spout at its top, forming a circular opening; the cup is closed at its bottom, and its walls taper, then flare to form a circular base that is less in diameter than the cup it supports.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Similar to item identified in a 1960s catalogue
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On the bottom of the base, "20Z1C" appears in raised glass letters
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 8.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The mortar was disty; it showed minor signs of wear in the form of small scratches; there were no chips or breaks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 243 (similar to item #5H-433) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Mortar has no pestle, unlike image in catalogue.
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003194
Description
Glass mortar, which consists of a circular glass cup with thick walls and a shallow, closed lip and pouring spout at its top, forming a circular opening; the cup is closed at its bottom, and its walls taper, then flare to form a circular base that is less in diameter than the cup it supports.
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Accession Number
000003194
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- mortar and pestle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- laboratory
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment -- drug compounding
Description
Glass mortar, which consists of a circular glass cup with thick walls and a shallow, closed lip and pouring spout at its top, forming a circular opening; the cup is closed at its bottom, and its walls taper, then flare to form a circular base that is less in diameter than the cup it supports.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Similar to item identified in a 1960s catalogue
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On the bottom of the base, "20Z1C" appears in raised glass letters
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 8.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The mortar was dusty; it showed minor signs of wear in the form of small scratches; there were no chips or breaks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 243 (similar to item #5H-433) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Mortar has no pestle, unlike image in catalogue.
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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Nova Scotia Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
009027004 a-b
Description
Light brown, hand turned wooden pill silverer is spherical in shape and has two halves that screw together; top piece (a) has a small decorative ridge just above where it screws to the bottom piece (b) and a small circular groove on the top; bottom piece has a decorative base which narrows at the b…
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Accession Number
009027004 a-b
Collection
Nova Scotia Hospital Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- laboratory
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment
Mental Health -- laboratory -- equipment -- drug compounding
Description
Light brown, hand turned wooden pill silverer is spherical in shape and has two halves that screw together; top piece (a) has a small decorative ridge just above where it screws to the bottom piece (b) and a small circular groove on the top; bottom piece has a decorative base which narrows at the base and flares out to form the base of the object; there is a white and subtle residue on the inside
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
From the Nova Scotia Hospital.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 8.6 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 8.7 cm
Condition Remarks
There are three vertical hairline cracks and two larger vertical cracks in the top piece where it screws to the bottom piece; wear marks are present on the bottom of the object as well as where the two pieces screw together; there is a residue present inside the object that was not removed during the cleaning process to preserve provenance
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Nova Scotia Hospital article Wikipedia" website; "Go Antiques" website; "Royal Pharmaceutical Society" website; "Apothecary Collectibles" website; CD #7
Research Facts
Pill silverers were used throughout the 18th and mid 19th Centuries to coat pills with silver or gold; gold or silver leaf was placed inside the apparatus, the pills were moistened with a few drops of liquid vegetable gum and then placed inside, the top was put on and the apparatus was rotated for a few minutes coating the pills in either gold or silver; the Nova Scotia Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and is currently the province's largest mental health facility; the hospital was co-founded by the Hon. Hugh Bell and Dorothy Dix and opened its doors in 1858 as the Mount Hope Asylum for the Insane; today it is a fully accredited teaching facility affiliated with Dalhousie University
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