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Aloetic Physic Ball

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Dates
1894
circa 1894
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997001115
Description
Aloetic physic ball / suppository, which consists of a two-piece hollow cylindrical plastic or bakelite container with closed rounded ends; the top of the container fits onto and over the bottom and the pieces are joined with a printer paper label attached over them; contents of the container are n…
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Accession Number
997001115
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy -- veterinary
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Aloetic physic ball / suppository, which consists of a two-piece hollow cylindrical plastic or bakelite container with closed rounded ends; the top of the container fits onto and over the bottom and the pieces are joined with a printer paper label attached over them; contents of the container are not visible
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
circa 1894
Date Remarks
Product in Parke Davis Catalogue since at least 1894
Material
plastic: black
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The label on the outside reads, "ALOETIC // PHYSIC BALL // c. 315356 // No. 3 // Barbados Aloes (Purified) // equivalent to 480 grs. (8 drms.) // Calomel, 60 grs. (1 drm.) // nux vomica, 60 grs. (1 drm.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT. CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The container is complete and undamaged; the paper label shows minor water damage, but is complete and fully legible; tape residue is visible on the outside bottom of the container, where a tag was taped on
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #181; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; Philloza Suleman, Medical Information Manager, Parke, Davis Co.
Research Facts
A laxative suppository used on horses
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Baby's Own Tablets

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001093
Description
Cylindrical roll of large tablets; roll covered in paper with blue writing on label.
Accession Number
996001093
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- in infancy and childhood -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cylindrical roll of large tablets; roll covered in paper with blue writing on label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
G.T. Fulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
paper: cream; blue
Inscriptions
Baby's Own // Tablets // A Gentle Laxative // and Corrective Medicine // ... // No. 4350 Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row D
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.3 cm. x Diam. : 2.0 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000; McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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Bennett's inhaler

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001116 a-d
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (…
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Accession Number
997001116 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (c,d) fit onto and over the ends of the tubes; the tips are both conical in shape with a hollow centre
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F.J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) The outside of the cannister has the words, "HARTZ CO. // DETROIT - CLEVELAND // TORONTO // PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, but no corrosion is visible; the bakelite tips are complete and undamaged; #2: returned in same condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #182; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2001 (item B/-22) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 23 (item 1253) (see attached photocopy); also see 997.001.117 and .118; CD #3
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit; Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003
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Bennett's inhaler

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001117 a-d
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (…
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Accession Number
997001117 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (c,d) fit onto and over the ends of the tubes; the tips are both conical in shape with a hollow centre
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) The outside of the cannister has the words, "HARTZ CO. // DETROIT - CLEVELAND // TORONTO // PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, but no corrosion is visible; the bakelite tips are complete and undamaged, except for a very small chip missing from the outer tip edge of (a)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #183; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2001 (item B/-22) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 23 (item 1253) (see attached photocopy); also see 997.001.116 and .118; CD #3
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001188
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001188
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
100 // Chocolate-Coated // Pills // No. 980 // Blaud // Laxative // 122 // soft // ... // Parke, Davis & Co. // Walkerville, // Ont., Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured by age
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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blue flag root box

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001035
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; box contains dried plant material (blue flag?) and is wrapped on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001035
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; box contains dried plant material (blue flag?) and is wrapped on top, front and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: beige
Inscriptions
Top: "BLUE FLAG // ROOT // Iris versicolor Lin. // No. 52 // C14092 [illeg.] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. //WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - IRIS, Flag Lily, Liver // Lily, Snake Lily, Water Flag. // PART EMPLOYED -- The rhizome. FAMILY -- Iridaceae. // HABITAT -- United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -- Laxative and altera- // tive. An efficient remedy in all affec- // tions depending upon torpid coni- // tions of the liver. // DOSE -- A wineglassful [60 Cc.] of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed and dirty; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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blue flag root box

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001407
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label and contains dried plant material
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Accession Number
000001407
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label and contains dried plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
cardboard: brown
paper: beige; red; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "BLUE FLAG // ROOT // Iris versicolor Lin. // No. 52 [printed] // C [illeg.] [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN. [printed]"; front: "SYNONYMS -- IRIS, Flag Lily, Liver // Lily, Snake Lily, Water Flag. // PART EMPLOYED --The rhizome. // FAMILY -- Iridaceæ. // HABITAT–United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -- Laxative and alera- // tive. An efficient remedy in all affec- // tions depending upon torpid condi- // tions of the liver. // DOSE -- A wineglassful [60 cc] [square brackets in text] of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and cardboard yellowing; some plant material has escaped the box and is trapped by the plastic
Copy Type
Original
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bottle of rhubarb compound

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
999014007 a-b
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle (a); distinct moulded lip and moulded screw threadings; paper label on front of bottle; closure is a round plastic screw cap (b).
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Accession Number
999014007 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle (a); distinct moulded lip and moulded screw threadings; paper label on front of bottle; closure is a round plastic screw cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Diam. 10.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
Ingram and Bell
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact
Material
glass: amber
plastic: black
paper: cream
ink: blue, green, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label on front of bottle: "Tr. Rhei Co. // (Synonym: Tr. Rhubarb Compound) // DOSE - Half to one fluid drachm. // MANUFACTURED IN THE LABRATORY OF // Ingram & Bell, Limited // TORONTO // Montreal Winnipeg Calgary"; embossed on back of bottle: "16 OZS. // FLUID"; embossed on bottom: "D // 6".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Small missing areas on edge of the label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; CD #1.
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.
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buckthorn bark box

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001045
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001045
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Label refers to the Food and Drugs Act of 1906
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "BUCKTHORN BARK // Rhamnius Frangula Lin. // No. 62 // C85277 [stamped] // Guaranteed under The Food and Drugs Act, // June 30th, 1906. Guaranty No. 6. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A. // WALKERVILLE [stamped over last 3 lines]"; front: "SYNONYMS - FRANGULA, U.S.P. // Alder Buckthorn, Eng.; Bouraine, Bourgéne, Fr.; Faulbaumrinde, // Bauchberste, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark. // NATURAL ORDER - Rhamnaceæ. // HABITAT - Europe"; back: "PROPERTIES - A mild laxative or // cathartic. Valuable in the treatment // of piles given in full laxative doses at // bedtime. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and label yellowed; some brown and black spots on label; box is sound and plastic is still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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Dates
1903
circa 1903
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001100
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic and sealed on both sides with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001100
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic and sealed on both sides with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: beige
Inscriptions
Top: "BUTTERNUT // BARK OF ROOT // Juglans cinerea Lin. // No. 66 // C93786 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - White walnut, Oil-nut, // Eng.; Noyer-gris, Fr.; Graue wall- // nusrinde, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark of the root. // FAMILY - Juglandaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Gently laxative, with- // out gr [illeg.] ing. Valuable in habitual con- // stipation and other forms of intestinal // derangement attended by hepatic tor- // por. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and cardboard yellowed; water marks and white accretion on top; label torn on top back edge; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in plastic; plastic still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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