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.
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Modern container, but similar in design to earlier containers.
On front: "CHENEY & MYRUK "; at an angle across the front: "Bittersweet Twigs. // (Solanum Dulcamara. [sic]"; beneath this, "BOSTON // MASS."; on side:" Common names. Felonwort; Garden nightshade, Scarlet Berry; Violet Bloom; Woody Nightshade; Wolf Grape." on side: "Properties. Employed in cutaneous diseases, scrofula, jaundice, and rheumatic affections."
Box's top layer is torn away over much of its surface, exposing a darker brown layer of cardboard underneath; box is covered in stains of brown discoloration; box's edges are frayed with many tears running inwards; bottom panel is partially detached; apparent pests chewed on paper overall
Storage box for tincture of iron bottles 014.002.133 - .143
Printed on label: "Cuticura Resolvent"; "The Cuticura System of resolving and eliminating all Constitutional Humors"; "Is Alterative Antiseptic Tonic Digestive and Aperient"; "Cuticura Resolvent to Purify the Blood"; embossed: "The Cuticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors"; embossed: "Potter Drug and Chemical Corporation Boston Mass U.S.A."
Printed on box: "CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // IS // ALTERATIVE // ANTISEPTIC // TONIC // DIGESTIVE // AND // APERIENT // PREPARED // BY // POTTER // DRUG & CHEMICAL // CORPORATION"; "Cuticura System of Blood and Skin. Purification consists of Cuticura Soap to Cleanse the Skin, Cuticura Ointment to Heal the Skin and Cuticura Resolvent to Purify the Blood."; "Directions in English, en Francais, en Español, Instruccôes em Portuguez, auf Deutsch."
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle ba…
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle back has embossed lettering.
Number Of Parts
Donated to the Museum by Neil C. Davis -- Mr. Davis originally intended to give this bottle to Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Stamped on bottle: "DR. WILSONS HERBINE BITTERS // BRAYLEY SONS & CO MONTREAL"; some of label torn away and illegible: "DR. WILS [illeg.] // [illeg] ERBINE BIT [illeg.] // Containing the active principles of Dandelion [illeg] // for the cure of jaundice, dyspepsia, [illeg] // and all bilious disorders // TRUE BLOOD PURIFIER // Dose. - From 2 to 4 tspful diluted in water, 2 or 3 times a day, according to the strength of the patient. // For Jaundice, Liver Complaints, Constipation with foul tongue and bad breath, Headache, Dyspepsia, Kidney Troubles, and Loaded Urine, Loss of Appetite, Monthly difficulties in Females. Worms in children A Spring Medicine to renew the Blood. All these spring from a like cause, from overloaded Liver or kidneys, unable to do their work properly, and so make pure blood, – and find their natural cure in this medicine. // They are entirely Vegetable and Free from all Injurious Ingredients. Brayley Sons & Co. Wholesale Druggists, Montreal"
(a) Rectangular oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle's sides, front and back are rounded outwards; bottle contains EMO syrup; there is a round metal screw on/off lid (b); a printed paper label is attached to the front of the bottle and lists product information; (…
(a) Rectangular oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle's sides, front and back are rounded outwards; bottle contains EMO syrup; there is a round metal screw on/off lid (b); a printed paper label is attached to the front of the bottle and lists product information; (c) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottome to open and close it; box lists product information.
Number Of Parts
a - medicine bottle
b - bottle lid
c - cardboard box
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Montreal in Nov. 1993.
Cardboard box reads, "EMO // SYRUP// EUCALYPTUS // M-HONEY // OXYMEL // DIRECTIONS: // SHAKE THOROUGHLY // This syrup is good especially for bron- // chitis, laryngitis, catarrh, cold, asthma and // at the beginning of whooping cough. // DOSE: Adult, 4 to 5 teaspoons a day. // Children, half-dose. // FOR A REBEL COUGH // Adult: 1 dessert-spoon in 3 parts of // boiling water. Children, half-dose. // Repeat at every pressing need to cough. // No. 20527 - Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // ECONOMIC PRODUCTS // Montreal // Tel. AM.1569 1810a Laurier East" (front); side has same information; back and other side have this same information in French; top reads, "contents 6 oz."; bottom has same information in French
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row C
a - 15.7 cm
b - 0.9 cm
c - 17.2 cm
a - 7.0 cm
c - 7.2 cm
a - 3.1 cm
c - 3.7 cm
b - 2.6 cm
(a) Bottle is complete with no chips, cracks or wear; (b) metal lid shows no corrosion (c) cardboard box has two small missing sections; the two side upper flaps have come unattached and are stored in the bottom of the box; the back top flap is ripped and has been repaired with Magic tape; almost all written information (except for missing section) is clearly legible
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Used to relieve bronchitis, laryngitis, catarrh, cold, asthma and the beginning of whooping cough