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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Start of C.H. Bird's practice to company close
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "1000 // ACETYLSAL // PINK // Acetylsalicylic Acid // TABLETS // U.S.P // 5 Grains // ADULT DOSE: One tablet // every four hours // Lot No: 8062 // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON . ONTARIO // WARNING // Keep out of reach of children // to avoid accidental poisoning"; embossed on bottle bottom: "4 // 1 D [enclosed in diamond shape] 3 // 3068"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly stained and interior walls are coated with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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acetylsalicylic acid tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8145
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1981.21.2
Description
A moulded brown glass cylindrical bottle with a medium-wide neck and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a pronounced lip; cork stopper and a paper label; originally contained 500 compressed tablets of acetylsalicylic acid tablets--throat; stock no. 321936.
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Accession Number
1981.21.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A moulded brown glass cylindrical bottle with a medium-wide neck and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a pronounced lip; cork stopper and a paper label; originally contained 500 compressed tablets of acetylsalicylic acid tablets--throat; stock no. 321936.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Canada Pharmacal Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: brown
cork: brown
paper: beige
ink: black
compressed powder: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED // ACETYLSALICYLIC // ACID // THROAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row A
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Acid Soda Phos.

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3905
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037434
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylind…
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Accession Number
997037434
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylindrical in shape with a flat top that tapers down to a flat bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: brown
paper: white; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Label on bottle reads, "ACID SODA PHOS. // W.E. SAUNDERS, Limited // LONDON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian," by S. & O. Urquhart, 1976, p. 33 (similar to item 96)
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
005009008
Description
A seven-page paper pamphlet advertising Borocaine.
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Accession Number
005009008
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- advertisements
Description
A seven-page paper pamphlet advertising Borocaine.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. McCrindle
Maker
The British Drug Houses Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
paper; white
Inscriptions
"'BOROCAINE' // The New Local Anaesthetic. // Completely supersedes Cocaine. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES LTD. // Makers of Fine Chemicals, // GRAHAM ST., CITY ROAD, LONDON, N.1. // Chemical Worls: Whart Road, London, N.1." printed on the cover.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
A few discolourations.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1; Borocaine (ethocaine borate) was used as a general anaesthetic.
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advertising booklet

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2935
Dates
1869
circa 1869
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001898
Description
Paper hardcover book put out by Barry, Du Barry & Co. for their product "Revalenta Arabica"; inside - brief product promises and many testimonials; one page missing.
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Accession Number
996001898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Paper hardcover book put out by Barry, Du Barry & Co. for their product "Revalenta Arabica"; inside - brief product promises and many testimonials; one page missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July, 1993.
Maker
Barry, Du Barry & Co. Wertheimer, Lea & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1869
circa 1869
Date Remarks
Dated
Material
paper: green; black
Inscriptions
"THE // NATURAL RESTORER // OF // PERFECT HEALTH // TO THE // MOST ENFEEBLED OR SHATTERED CONSTITUTION, // WITHOUT MEDICINE, INCONVENIENCE OR EXPENSE; // OR HOW // SPEEDILY AND RADICALLY TO REMOVE // WITHOUT MEDICINE, // DYSPEPSIA (INDIGESTION), NERVOUSNESS, CONSTIPATION, FLATU- // LENCY, PHLEGM, BILIOUSNESS, LIVER COMPLAINTS, HYSTERIA, NEURALGIA, SLEEPLESSNESS, // ACIDITY ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-4
Length
16.6 cm.
Width
10.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured and stained; cover corners are soft
Copy Type
Original
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Agla hypodermic syringe set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1527
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004135 a-h
Description
Original burgundy pasteboard box with "Agla" hypodermic syringe in spirit-tight container has two luer-lock needles from B-D (Becton Dickinson); needles have sheaths to cover points and wires for cleaning; original instructions.
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Accession Number
993004135 a-h
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Original burgundy pasteboard box with "Agla" hypodermic syringe in spirit-tight container has two luer-lock needles from B-D (Becton Dickinson); needles have sheaths to cover points and wires for cleaning; original instructions.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
b - box top - Size: Length 15.2 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
c - paper instructions - Size: Length 14.7 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
d - syringe - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
e - needle - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter0.2 cm.
f - sheath - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.3 cm.
g - needle - Size: Length 11.2 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm. x Diameter0.2 cm.
h - sheath - Size: Length 3.5 cm. x Diameter0.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J. R. Scott
Material
pasteboard: burgundy
paper: yellow; tan
metal: silver
glass: clear; blue
Inscriptions
Printed in gold: THE 'AGLA' // (Trade Mark) // HYPODERMIC SYRINGE IN SPIRIT TIGHT CONTAINER // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.) // Associated Houses: // NEW YORK / MONTREAL / SYDNEY / CAPE TOWN / MILAN / BOMBAY // SHANGHAI / BURNOS AIRES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-3
Condition Remarks
# 1: inside box had leakage; # 2: no damage; #3: slightly dusty; paper yellowing slightly; no corrosion on metal pieces; on one short side of the lid, the paper was torn in an area 0.5 cm x 0.8 cm; there was a dark stain underneath and to the left of this, 0.5 cm x 0.3 cm, and three smaller black marks on the top surface of the lid.
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C. M. Bracken exhibit
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Aids to Bacteriology for Nurses 1st Ed. [reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13071
Dates
1960
Collection
Phyllis Brown Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
Accession Number
001028002
Description
Hardcover fabric-covered book with thread binding; title and manufacturer printed in black ink on red cover; lessons on bacteriology, photographs of bacteria and medical instruments, listing of reference books for nurses printed in black ink on white pages inside; two colour plates showing bacteria…
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Accession Number
001028002
Author
E. Joan Bocock and Katharine F. Armstrong
Collection
Phyllis Brown Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing
Bacteriology
Textbooks
Description
Hardcover fabric-covered book with thread binding; title and manufacturer printed in black ink on red cover; lessons on bacteriology, photographs of bacteria and medical instruments, listing of reference books for nurses printed in black ink on white pages inside; two colour plates showing bacteria inside; 184 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Phyllis Brown.
Maker
Bailliere, Tindall & Cox
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
Date Remarks
Printed in artefact
Material
paper: white
ink: black, blue, yellow, red, green
fabric: red
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "AIDS TO // BACTERIOLOGY // FOR NURSES // A // COMPLETE // TEXTBOOK // FOR THE // NURSE // NURSES // AIDS // SERIES // FIRST EDITION // BAILLIERE, TINDALL & COX"; handwritten on first page: "Phyllis Ann Brown"; handwritten on last page: "Main class of bacteria // Schizsmycetes"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
16.8 cm
Width
10.9
Depth
1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Binding worn; 3 cm piece torn from top of back cover.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Phyllis Brown
Research Facts
Phyllis Brown was Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1964
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air force medical officer's cap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6560
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1973.13.1
Description
Cap has a cloth top with a cloth band and patent leather visor with a gold leaf design of beads and thread; air force crest on front.
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Accession Number
1973.13.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- air force
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Military Uniform -- doctor
Military Uniform -- insignia
Description
Cap has a cloth top with a cloth band and patent leather visor with a gold leaf design of beads and thread; air force crest on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A.D. Kelly of Toronto.
Maker
Bates Hatter
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Material
fabric: blue-grey; black; yellow; green; red
leather: black
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On circular label inside: "BATES Hatter, 21 Jermun [?] Street, St. JAMES LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet K
Dimension Notes
Depth 11.0 cm x Diam. 25.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This cap was worn by Dr. Kelly when he served as chief medical liaison officer with the RAF during World War II.
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Allenburys Throat Pastilles No. 45

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6408
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1972.12.4
Description
Tin container, empty, with rounded corners, bottom painted yellow, hinged lid with yellow paper sticker in centre.
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Accession Number
1972.12.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Tin container, empty, with rounded corners, bottom painted yellow, hinged lid with yellow paper sticker in centre.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John W. Scott of Toronto.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: yellow; blue; yellow; black
Inscriptions
Label has: "The "Allenburys" Throat Pastilles // No. 45 Menthol and Rhatany // menthol gr. 1/20, Ext. Rhatany gr. 2 // A pastille may be taken every three or four hours // if required. // Printed in England // Manufactured by Allen & Hanburys, Ltd. // London"; "TRADE A.D. 1715 MARK [with logo above]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Width 6.25 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Dirty; all lettering legible.
Copy Type
Original
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Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15357
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032045
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
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Accession Number
997032045
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // OINTMENT // OF // Ammoniated Mercury // C. F. 5% // Use as directed by physician // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113905 LONDON ONTARIO"; separate label in red ink: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "1 D 5 // 4260-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper abraded edges, missing portion lower right, surface grime; remnants of brittle clear adhesive tape under label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
Ammoniated Mercury, Topical: https://www.drugs.com/cons/ammoniated-mercury-topical.html
NCBI: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Ammoniated-mercury#section=Uses
Research Facts
Used in the form of ointment, it was applied 2-3 times a day. It was used for impetigo, psoriasis, minor skin infections, bacterial infections, and anti-septic. It was found to be a poison that can cause chronic mercury intoxication, so it was discontinued as a medicine.
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