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Extract of Jamaica Ginger

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Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and…
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Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and German; rectangular red one piece cardboard box (b) printed with product information in English and French; paper folded leaflet (c) advertising another product produced by the same manufacturer in English, French, and Spanish lists product's benefits, uses and ingredients.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 18 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, red
ink: green, black, red
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "NATIONAL // NADRUCO //COMPOUND // EXTRACT OF // JAMAICA // GINGER // A // GRATEFUL WARM - // ING STIMULANT // CARMINATIVE // AND TONIC FOR // DYSPEPSIA // FLATULENCE // COLIC // CHOLERA MORBUS // SUMMER // COMPLAINT // NAUSEA, ETC. // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA LIMITED // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM // CONTENTS 1 1/4 OUNCES // MANUFACTURED IN MONTREAL”; Handwritten on box in black crayon: "25"; in red marker on box's base: "B 169"; printed on bottle label: "NADRUCO // EXTRACT // JAMAICA // GINGER // (COMPOUND) // FOR DYSPEPSIA, COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT, // FLATULENCE, // ETC. // DOSE // FOR AN ADULT, FROM HALF // TO ONE TEASPOONFUL IN // SWEETENED OF PLAIN WAT- // ER EVERY THREE OR FOUR // HOURS // CHILDREN IN PROPORTION // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM - 1 1/4 OZS // NATIONAL DRUG & // CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA // LIMITED // IY-1-28"; printed on leaflet: "COD LIVER OIL PREPARATION // This is a palatable preparation of oil without the // disagreeable, fatty acids, combined with // Wine, Extract of Malt, Wild Cherry bark and Hypophosphites of // Lime, Manganese, Quinine, Strychnine, Iron, Etc. // National Drug Co. of Canada”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Approximately half of cork is missing; box's show minor wear along edges, surface grime and minor stains, of box ink colors are faded and abraded along edges; leaflet paper is yellowed, brittle, edges are frayed and have many minor tears
Copy Type
Original
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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001097
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
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Accession Number
996001097
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Circular yellow metal tin with decorative design on top with black text; not openeable, stuck together; direction on bottom and sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb.1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
On top: "B C D // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; on bottom: "Gin // Pills // for the // Kidneys // No. 5611 The Proporietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // Take one or two pills four times a day, // before or after meals, and at bed-time. // French version // GIN PILLS CONTAIN THREE-EIGHTS (3/8) OF A GRAIN // OF METHYLENE BLUE PER MAXIMUM ADULT 1 DOSE // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPT. // National Drug and Chemical // Company of Canada Limited // MONTREAL // CANADA"; on sides: "THESE PILLS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LAME BACK, IRRITATION OF THE KIDNEYS OR BLADDER, BED WETTING, MUCOUS DEPOSITS IN THE URINE 40 PILLS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Height
3.1
Diameter
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on bottom; closure stuck together
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://necrophiliac-joe.blogspot.com/2012/02/bdc-gin-pills-for-kidneys.html
Research Facts
Have been said to turn the urine green, most likely because they contain methylene blue.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Juniper Berries Extract

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Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001196
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at …
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Accession Number
996001196
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at top and knotted at the back.
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
National Drug & Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Date Remarks
National Drug & Chemical Co. was incorporated in 1905
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: black
fabric: red
Inscriptions
On label: "National Drug & Chemical // Co. of Canada // Limited // National // Pharmaceutical Laboratory // Montreal"; front label: "TRADE MARK // NATIONAL // PHARMACEUTICAL // LABORATORY // FLUID EXTRACT // JUNIPER // BERRIES // JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS // DOSE // 1 to 2 drachms. // PREPARED BY // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA , LIMITED. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MONTREAL // 905002"; back label: "JUNIPER // BERRIES // PROPERTIES. // Stimulant, Diuretic, // Antispasmodic // PREPARATIONS. // Tincture. // Fluid Extract 2 fluid ozs. // Alcohol 60% 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 2 to 4 drachms. // Infusion. // Fluid Extract 1 fluid oz. // Holland Gin 1 fluid oz. // Dist. Water 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 1 to 2 ozs."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#1: Label discoloured very badly, worn and dog-eared; #2: cork/plug broken off; glass chipped; label discoloured and worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Bachynsky, John and Kenneth C. Waite. "David Wesley Bole - Pharmacist, Manufacturer, Wholesaler Leader." Presented to Canadian Academy of the History of Pharmacy 3 June 2007
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniper_berry#Uses
Research Facts
Juniper berries are used to make gin. They have been used also in food and medicines; the ancient Greeks believed they would increase physical stamina. They have been historically used as a form of birth control, and may be dangerous to pregnant or nursing women, or people with bleeding disorders or diabetes, as well as after surgery.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #1
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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010020390 a-b
Description
Clear glass bottle with metal twist cap; rectangular bottle (a) with manufacturer's information embossed on front, measurements embossed on sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; silver metal cap (b), enamelled white, with ridges around edge; bottle is empty.
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Accession Number
010020390 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle with metal twist cap; rectangular bottle (a) with manufacturer's information embossed on front, measurements embossed on sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; silver metal cap (b), enamelled white, with ridges around edge; bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Henri Jonas & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
enamel: white
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on front: "HENRI JONAS & CO // MONTREAL // ESTD 1870"; embossed on sides: "2 // FLOZ"; embossed on bottom: "8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row C
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished inside lid (b) and around edges
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; strong scent of vanilla in bottle, which could mean this was a bottle for food products instead of medecine, as Henri Jonas & Co. also sold alimentary products
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menthol plaster tube

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Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings 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
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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petroleum jelly jar

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010020400
Description
Clear wide-mouthed glass petroleum jelly jar with a screw-thread finish to accommodate a screw-on cap, no cap is present; embossed lettering on back and paper label affixed to front.
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Accession Number
010020400
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear wide-mouthed glass petroleum jelly jar with a screw-thread finish to accommodate a screw-on cap, no cap is present; embossed lettering on back and paper label affixed to front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Chesebrough Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Based on design; Chesebrough's Canadian plant opened in 1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "PETROLEUM WHITE VASELINE JELLY // A pure and highly concentrated essence of Petroleum // An invaluable family remedy for Burns, Wounds, Sprains, // Rheumatism,Skin Diseases,Hemorrhoids,SunBurn, Chilblains &c. // Taken internally will relieve Croup,Cough,Colds, Sore Throat &c. // Prepared Expressly for Medicinal and Toilet purposes by the // CHESEBROUGH MANUFACTURING COMPANY. (Consolidated) // NEW YORK AND MONTREAL. // The word "VASELINE" is our trade mark, and is registered in the Canadian Patent Office, // and in most of the principal countries of the world."; embossed on back: "TRADE MARK // VASELINE // CHESEBROUGH // NEW-YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Paper label is worn; #2: jar is empty and has no cap.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Chesebrough Manufacturing Company" page on Cosmetics and Skin website [published in 2013 by James Bennett, accessed April 2014]; "Vaseline Jars" page on Glass Bottle Marks website [Accessed April 2014]; CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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