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electroconvulsive therapy machine

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1982.8.1 a-g
Description
A machine (g) in a wooden box, for administering electric shock therapy; (a-d) are metal conductors to attach to patient's forehead; (e-f) are perforated rubber straps.
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Accession Number
1982.8.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- instruments
Mental Health -- treatment -- electroconvulsive therapy
Description
A machine (g) in a wooden box, for administering electric shock therapy; (a-d) are metal conductors to attach to patient's forehead; (e-f) are perforated rubber straps.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a-d - metal conductors
e-f - rubber straps
g - machine in box - Size: Length 38.75 cm x Width 21.9 cm x Depth 27.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Henry S. Sager of Toronto.
Maker
Offner Electronics Inc.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Material
wood
metal
plastic
rubber
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program Mental Madness 10 Aug 2015, stored in Rm 2017.
Condition Remarks
Carrying handle in poor condition; lacquer worn off the lid; #2: rubber cords very stiff.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used in Dr. Sager's practice c. 1945-60, at which time this type of treatment was replaced by antidepressant, psychotropic medication.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Aconite Napelus

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022011
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022011
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // ACONITE NAPELUS // CONTAINS 64% ALCOHOL // POISON ! // Average Dose of Tincture: 1 to 3 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “.2 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.4
Height
12.2
Depth
4.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Aconite. Drugs.com.
P.H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aconite Napelus was applied topically as a counterirritant liniment for neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. In homeopathy, aconite is used to treat fear, anxiety, and restlessness; acute sudden fever; symptoms from exposure to dry, cold weather or very hot weather; tingling, coldness, and numbness; influenza or colds with congestion; and heavy, pulsating headaches
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Homeopathic Tincture of Chamomilla

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022025
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with tan heavy paper tied tightly with tan linen thread over cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; half full of liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022025
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with tan heavy paper tied tightly with tan linen thread over cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; half full of liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // CHAMOMILLA // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 50% GRAIN ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS // 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 4 OZS"; embossed on bottom: “I // U.S.A.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row C
Width
4.2
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label partially missing, yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Homsopathic Materia Medica
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
CHAMOMILLA, also known as German Chamomile.
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Gelsemium

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022018
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper covered by original paper cover and string securing it; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022018
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper covered by original paper cover and string securing it; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
string: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // GELSEMIUM // CONTAINS MAX. 60% ALCOHOL // POISON! // Average Dose of Tincture 5 to 8 drops // // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 4 OZS"; embossed on bottom: “.7 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.3
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Gelsemium. Encyclopedia.com.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Gelsemium is used for migraine headache, anxiety, dental support, influenza, nausea , and recovery from surgery.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Gelsemium

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022019
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom.
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Accession Number
016022019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Width
4.3
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Homsopathic Materia Medica
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS, also known as Yellow Jasmine.
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