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Allen's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001023
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper not present
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Accession Number
996001023
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three
panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper
not present
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Panel # 1: "Allen's // Cough // Balsam"; panel # 2: "Montreal"; panel # 3: "Davis & Lawrence
Co. Lim."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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BDC Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
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Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles De. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: yellow; black
paper: light green
Inscriptions
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.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Modern container, but similar in design to earlier containers.
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Bristamin syrup

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1977.8.6
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
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Accession Number
1977.8.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Bristol Laboratories of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: green; white
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "BRISTOL // 25 CC No. 101 // BRISTAMIN // TRADE MARK // SYRUP // Bristamin* Dihydrogen Citrate . . . . . 0.075 Gm. // Fluid Extract of Ipecac, U.S.P. . . . . 0.06 cc. // Ammonium Chloride, U.S.P. . . . . 0.347 Gm. // Sodium Citrate, U.S.P. . . . . .0.322 Gm. // Menthol, U.S.P. . . . . .0.0033 Gm. // with 1% Sodium Benzoate as preservative. // *Bristol Laboratories' Brand of Phenyltoloxamine. // BRISTOL // LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. MONTREAL "; on side of label: "PHYSICIAN'S SAMPLE // Directions: Adults—One to two // teaspoonfuls every three hours // or as required. Children: One-half // to one teaspoonful every three // hours; or as presicribed by the // physician. // Lot. No. L-1272"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002132
Description
Rectangular tan cardboard box with four interconnected cardboard dividers allowing for 12 compartments; without top.
Accession Number
014002132
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Rectangular tan cardboard box with four interconnected cardboard dividers allowing for 12 compartments; without top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Brayley, Sons & Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 3
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
Condition Remarks
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
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Storage box for tincture of iron bottles 014.002.133 - .143
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001352 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, …
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Accession Number
996001352 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, a trade mark and a picture of a woman using the product; the bottle is full of Catarrhozone Ozonated Air Remedy and is sealed at the neck with a cork; (b) one piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box lists product information in English and French and was made to house (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa) in Sept. 1993.
Maker
The Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: off-white
cork: beige
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
(a) Left side embossed, "CATARRHOZONE"; right side panel embossed "MONTREAL"; front label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // VAPOR // TREATMENT // Directions on how to use the product follow."; back label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // TRADE MARK // OZONATED // AIR REMEDY // Directions on how to use the product [in English and French] follow // PROPRIETARY OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT, NO. 4086 // PRICE 50c. // THE CATARRHOZONE CO. // MONTREAL, CANADA"; (b) box front reads, "CATARRHOZONE // OZONATED AIR // REMEDY // USED TO ASSIST // IN OVERCOMING // CATARRH // COLDS, COUGHS // BRONCHITIS // ASTHMA // HAY FEVER // DEAFNESS // LA GRIPPE // THROAT TROUBLE // PRICE 50c // PREPARED ONLY BY // THE CATARRHOZONE // COMPANY // MONTREAL - CANADA"; back has same information in French; the sides have directions for product use in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; the paper labels show wear along the edges but are mostly legible; the cork is complete and undamaged; (b) the top flap has been torn off and the top back of the box is ripped; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector" (magazine) issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, p. 27; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records
Research Facts
See 996.001.269a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1948
circa 1948
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001356
Description
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…
Accession Number
996001356
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
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
1
Provenance
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.
Maker
N.C. Polson & Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1948
circa 1948
Date Remarks
Date "3 1948" stamped onto the paper label
Material
glass: amber
paper: white
metal: black
Inscriptions
Paper label reads,"Antiseptic // DERMAL OIL // N.C. POLSON // & COMPANY LTD. // ESTABLISHED 1877 // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS // MONTREAL 3 1948"; bottle back embossed, "16 FL. OZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.5 cm. x Width: 6.2 cm. x Depth: 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is unopened; there are no chips, cracks or wear on the glass; the paper label is undamaged and clearly legible; the metal lid shows no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company with Dr. Chiong's written records
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001061
Description
Rectangular/oval bottle; cylindrical neck with threads and screw cap; embossed words on front and back of bottle just below neck; paper labels on front and back of bottle.
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Accession Number
996001061
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular/oval bottle; cylindrical neck with threads and screw cap; embossed words on front and back of bottle just below neck; paper labels on front and back of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Nov. 1993 in Montreal
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: amber
Inscriptions
Dr. J. O. Lambert's // Cough Syrup // National Family Remedy // against // Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Catarrh, // Asthma, Croup, La Grippe etc. // Dr. J. O. Lambert, Limited // 2234-36, St. Antoine St., Montreal, Can. // Paris, Brussels - London - Troy N.Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Width: 6.4 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper labels discoloured; some residue in bottom of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dr. J. O. Lambert's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001062 a-b
Description
Amber glass bottle of cough syrup with original paper box; bottle is rectangular/oval in shape with screw top; embossed writing on upper bottle just below neck; two paper labels on either side of bottle; colourful box with cream, red and blue highlights and labels.
Accession Number
996001062 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber glass bottle of cough syrup with original paper box; bottle is rectangular/oval in shape with screw top; embossed writing on upper bottle just below neck; two paper labels on either side of bottle; colourful box with cream, red and blue highlights and labels.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 17.8 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Nov. 1993 in Montreal.
Maker
Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream; blue; red
Inscriptions
Dr. J.O. Lambert's // Cough Syrup // National Family Remedy // against // Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Catarrh, // Asthma, Croup, La Grippe etc. // Dr. J. O. Lambert, Limited // 2234-36, St. Antoine St., Montreal, Can. // Paris, Brussels - London - Troy N. Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box and label slightly worn, particularly around top of box where it has been opened
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. N. Lacerte Anti-Diphtheritique

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Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005013
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
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Accession Number
014005013
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. N. Lacerte
Site Made (City)
Levis
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: purple
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "ANTI // DIPHTHERITIQUE // LEVIS. P. Q. CA. // DR. N. LACERTE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Length
18.1
Width
6.3
Depth
4.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Diphterine. Bouteilles du Quebec
Research Facts
Similar bottles embossed with 'DIPHTERINE' instead of 'ANTI-DIPHTHERITIQUE' are bottles from a more recent production date.
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Dr. O. Phelps Brown's Herbal Ointment

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001034
Description
Short square glass bottle; slight tint of green; short and wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; paper label on two sides; label is held on by plastic over paper; paper appears to be newsprint of some kind; partial contents inside.
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Accession Number
996001034
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Short square glass bottle; slight tint of green; short and wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; paper label on two sides; label is held on by plastic over paper; paper appears to be newsprint of some kind; partial contents inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Sept.1993 from Scott Jordan.
Maker
The Kells Co.
Site Made (City)
Newburgh
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: light green
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Dr. O. Phelps Brown's // Herbal Ointment. // Price, 25 cents Per Pot // The Kells Co. Newburgh, N.Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.0 cm. x Width: 3.9 cm. x Depth: 3.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
No cork in bottle and some dust and dirt have accumulated inside on ointment; label not attached; edges of label, particularly along top, are worn and dog-eared; label is discoloured and paper may be brittle
Copy Type
Original
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