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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…
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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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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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Father John's Medicine

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001057
Description
Large rectangular amber glass bottle; long wide cylindrical neck intended for a cap stopper; one recessed panel with embossed words inside.
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Accession Number
996001057
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 -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rectangular amber glass bottle; long wide cylindrical neck intended for a cap stopper; one recessed panel with embossed words inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Aug.1993 in Kingston.
Maker
Father John (?)
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: amber
Inscriptions
Father John's // Medicine // Montreal, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.6 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some buildup of surface dirt on both interior and exterior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Ferrovim the Invigorating Tonic

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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
996001031
Description
Large circular pressed glass bottle; two paper labels, a large rectangular one with medicine info. and a small circular one with picture of Davis & Lawrence Co. offices; kickup bottom; short cylindrical neck with broken cork.
Accession Number
996001031
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
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large circular pressed glass bottle; two paper labels, a large rectangular one with medicine info. and a small circular one with picture of Davis & Lawrence Co. offices; kickup bottom; short cylindrical neck with broken cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchase Sept. 1993 from Scott Jordan by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed in glass:"Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd. // Montreal"; on paper label: "Ferrorim // The Invigorating Tonic // Prepared by // David & Lawrence Co. // New York // Montreal Shanghai"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Length
18.3 cm
Diameter
7.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cork broken; paper discoloured with some foxing or mold on upper right edge of paper label; three ripped spots at top of label; some residue of liquid in bottle; #2: no change; #3: dark brown residue in the bottom of the bottle; spots of brown residue throughout the inside of the bottle, approx 5% of the surface; cork has a crack and shows signs of decomposition; labels have stains and parts have peeled off; there are air bubbles within the glass; no cracks.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Formule no. 33 Lithine's du Docteur Groc

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001095 a-b
Description
Cream metal box with removable lid; red printing/text over outer surface of box.
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Accession Number
996001095 a-b
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
Cream metal box with removable lid; red printing/text over outer surface of box.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 11.0 cm. x Depth 7.9 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Montreal in Nov.1993.
Maker
Jean Olive
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: cream; red
Inscriptions
Formule No. 33 // Lithine's // du Docteur Groc. // Eau Minerale artificielle alcaline et gazeuse"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Condition Remarks
Paint on surface of metal has worn off in several places, particularly along edges
Copy Type
Original
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Golden-seal Extract

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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
996001163
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; two paper labels, one on either side of bottle; cylindrical neck with cork stopper.
Accession Number
996001163
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 -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; two paper labels, one on either side of bottle; cylindrical neck with cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Scott Jordan in Ottawa in Feb. 1994.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
National // Pharmaceutical // Laboratory // Fluid Extract // Golden-seal // prepared by // National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada, Limited // Manufacturing Chemists // Montreal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row C
Length
12.9 cm
Diameter
5.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured, ripped and coming off bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Henry R. Gray bottle

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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001054
Description
Greenish-aqua clear glass bottle; short, cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; four indented panels; two narrow sides have embossed writing; kick up bottom.
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Accession Number
996001054
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 -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Greenish-aqua clear glass bottle; short, cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; four indented panels; two narrow sides have embossed writing; kick up bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought in Kingston in Sep. 1993
Maker
Henry R. Gray
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Material
glass: aqua
Inscriptions
"Henry R. Gray // Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.3 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Opalization and general covering of surface dirt on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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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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Kaskareta Bitters

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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
996001285
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Kaskareta Bitters, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information.
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Accession Number
996001285
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
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Kaskareta Bitters, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Frasier, Thornton & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
glass (?):
cardboard: off-white
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "KASKARETA // BITTERS // A BLOOD PURIFIER // and DYSPEPSIA REMEDY // A SPRING MEDICINE // for THE BLOOD and for // the LIVER, KIDNEYS and // STOMACH // They Help Remove those // Distressing Feelings, Re-invigorate // and Impart Strength and Vigor // to the System // No. 6189 - Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Frasier, Thornton & Co., Limited // COOKSHIRE, QUEBEC // CANADA" (front); same information in French on back; "KASKARETA BITTERS // For Dyspepsia, Headache, Constipation, Bad Breath, Kidney Trouble and Loaded Urine, Loss of Appetite, // Monthly Difficulties in Females, Worms in Children Net Contents 6 Fluid Ounces // Dose:" (listed); same information in French on other side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.3 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle and cardboard box are unopened and unused; paper label shows minor staining and has one small tear on the front near the top; all writing is clearly legible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to relieve dyspepsia, headache, constipation, bad breath, kidney trouble and loaded urine, loss of appetite, menstrual cramps and worms in children
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