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Potion Antilaiteuse du Dr. N. Alphonse Sirois

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001284 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular four-sided wooden box containing Dr. N. Alphonse's Antilaiteuse potion; the box is sealed except at the bottom, where white powder is leaking; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box which tightly fits (a); the box had flaps at the top and bottom (top flap missing) to open and close it;…
Accession Number
996001284 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
Description
(a) Rectangular four-sided wooden box containing Dr. N. Alphonse's Antilaiteuse potion; the box is sealed except at the bottom, where white powder is leaking; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box which tightly fits (a); the box had flaps at the top and bottom (top flap missing) to open and close it; product information is listed on the box as well as a picture of Dr. Alphonse.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 24.4 cm. x Width 9.7 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Ottawa (from Scott Jordan) in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Ste-Anne de la Pocatiere
Site Made (City)
Kamouraska
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
wood: beige
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Box reads, "POTION // ANTILAITEUSE // DU // DR. N. ALPHONSE // SIROIS // DE Ste-Anne de la Pocatiere // KAMOURASKA // PRIX $2.00 // No. 2494 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // (front); dose & usage listed on one side in French and the other side in English; usage of medication listed in English and French on the back.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row F
Condition Remarks
(a) Wooden box is nailed closed; the bottom has split open and now leaks the white powdered medication stored within; (b) the cardboard box is missing its top flap and has a tear at the top; there is some minor staining on the box; all writing is clearly visible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to cleanse and relieve the body and blood of all poisons and impurities
Less detail