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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.
Images
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broom tops fluid extract

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.292
Description
Glass cylindrical bottle with small, rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck, large lip; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.292
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Diuretics
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass cylindrical bottle with small, rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck, large lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // FLUID EXTRACT // BROOM TOPS // PREPARED BY // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MONTREAL"; properties and preparations are listed on the back label; "Properties: Diuretic."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 12.8 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly chipped; cork stopper is broken
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
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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Colchi-sal capsules

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.293
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with a neck almost the size of the body and ending in a thick lip; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.293
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Antirheumatic Agents
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with a neck almost the size of the body and ending in a thick lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Leeming Miles Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Colchi-sal Capsules // To be used according to the physician's instructions in gouty and rheumatic afflictions"; ingredients and dosages are listed on the label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Oil markings on the label.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Colchi-sal capsules

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.294
Description
A paper-wrapped and sealed package containing a glass bottle.
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Accession Number
1980.18.294
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Antirheumatic Agents
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A paper-wrapped and sealed package containing a glass bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Leeming Miles Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown; red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper wrapping: "50 CAPSULES – PRICE $1 // Highest Award at Paris Exposition, 1900 // COLCHI-SAL // REGISTERED TRADE MARK // Colchi-sal, Registered Colchicine methyl salicylate capsules // To be used according to the Physician's instructions in gouty and rheumatic afflictions."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Parts of the packaging torn, making it difficult to read the labelling
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
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. A. C. Daniels Lotion

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001113
Description
Large clear glass bottle; front is rounded out with paper label extended across front onto both sides; back is indented slightly; two rear corners of bottle are squared off; short cylindrical neck with wide flange at top, intended for cork; kick up on bottom.
Accession Number
996001113
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large clear glass bottle; front is rounded out with paper label extended across front onto both sides; back is indented slightly; two rear corners of bottle are squared off; short cylindrical neck with wide flange at top, intended for cork; kick up on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, U.S.A. in Oct.1993.
Maker
Dr. A.C. Daniels Inc.
Site Made (City)
Knowlton
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; blue; white; black
Inscriptions
Dr. A.C. Daniels // Lotion // formerly // Wonder Worker Lotion // Alcohol // 15 per cent // contents // 8 fluid ounces
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.8 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label worn and faded really badly, particularly along edges where large pieces are missing; dirt accumulated on bottle and paper label
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. Wilson's Herbine Bitters

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.245.1
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1969.245.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Brayley, Sons & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: translucent brown
paper: brownish-pink
Inscriptions
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"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn and incomplete.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001283 a-c
Description
(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; (…
Accession Number
996001283 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(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
3
Part Names
a - medicine bottle
b - bottle lid
c - cardboard box
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Montreal in Nov. 1993.
Maker
Economic Products
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
metal: black
cardboard: white; red
paper: white; red
glass: clear
Inscriptions
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
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row C
Length
a - 15.7 cm b - 0.9 cm c - 17.2 cm
Width
a - 7.0 cm c - 7.2 cm
Depth
a - 3.1 cm c - 3.7 cm
Diameter
b - 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
(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
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Research Facts
Used to relieve bronchitis, laryngitis, catarrh, cold, asthma and the beginning of whooping cough
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