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Aloetic Physic Ball

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Dates
1894
circa 1894
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997001115
Description
Aloetic physic ball / suppository, which consists of a two-piece hollow cylindrical plastic or bakelite container with closed rounded ends; the top of the container fits onto and over the bottom and the pieces are joined with a printer paper label attached over them; contents of the container are n…
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Accession Number
997001115
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy -- veterinary
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Aloetic physic ball / suppository, which consists of a two-piece hollow cylindrical plastic or bakelite container with closed rounded ends; the top of the container fits onto and over the bottom and the pieces are joined with a printer paper label attached over them; contents of the container are not visible
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
circa 1894
Date Remarks
Product in Parke Davis Catalogue since at least 1894
Material
plastic: black
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The label on the outside reads, "ALOETIC // PHYSIC BALL // c. 315356 // No. 3 // Barbados Aloes (Purified) // equivalent to 480 grs. (8 drms.) // Calomel, 60 grs. (1 drm.) // nux vomica, 60 grs. (1 drm.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT. CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The container is complete and undamaged; the paper label shows minor water damage, but is complete and fully legible; tape residue is visible on the outside bottom of the container, where a tag was taped on
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #181; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; Philloza Suleman, Medical Information Manager, Parke, Davis Co.
Research Facts
A laxative suppository used on horses
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001188
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001188
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
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
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
100 // Chocolate-Coated // Pills // No. 980 // Blaud // Laxative // 122 // soft // ... // Parke, Davis & Co. // Walkerville, // Ont., Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured by age
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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blue flag root box

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001035
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; box contains dried plant material (blue flag?) and is wrapped on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001035
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; box contains dried plant material (blue flag?) and is wrapped on top, front and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: beige
Inscriptions
Top: "BLUE FLAG // ROOT // Iris versicolor Lin. // No. 52 // C14092 [illeg.] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. //WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - IRIS, Flag Lily, Liver // Lily, Snake Lily, Water Flag. // PART EMPLOYED -- The rhizome. FAMILY -- Iridaceae. // HABITAT -- United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -- Laxative and altera- // tive. An efficient remedy in all affec- // tions depending upon torpid coni- // tions of the liver. // DOSE -- A wineglassful [60 Cc.] of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed and dirty; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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blue flag root box

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001407
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label and contains dried plant material
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Accession Number
000001407
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label and contains dried plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
cardboard: brown
paper: beige; red; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "BLUE FLAG // ROOT // Iris versicolor Lin. // No. 52 [printed] // C [illeg.] [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN. [printed]"; front: "SYNONYMS -- IRIS, Flag Lily, Liver // Lily, Snake Lily, Water Flag. // PART EMPLOYED --The rhizome. // FAMILY -- Iridaceæ. // HABITAT–United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -- Laxative and alera- // tive. An efficient remedy in all affec- // tions depending upon torpid condi- // tions of the liver. // DOSE -- A wineglassful [60 cc] [square brackets in text] of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and cardboard yellowing; some plant material has escaped the box and is trapped by the plastic
Copy Type
Original
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buckthorn bark box

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001045
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001045
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Label refers to the Food and Drugs Act of 1906
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "BUCKTHORN BARK // Rhamnius Frangula Lin. // No. 62 // C85277 [stamped] // Guaranteed under The Food and Drugs Act, // June 30th, 1906. Guaranty No. 6. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A. // WALKERVILLE [stamped over last 3 lines]"; front: "SYNONYMS - FRANGULA, U.S.P. // Alder Buckthorn, Eng.; Bouraine, Bourgéne, Fr.; Faulbaumrinde, // Bauchberste, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark. // NATURAL ORDER - Rhamnaceæ. // HABITAT - Europe"; back: "PROPERTIES - A mild laxative or // cathartic. Valuable in the treatment // of piles given in full laxative doses at // bedtime. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and label yellowed; some brown and black spots on label; box is sound and plastic is still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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Dates
1903
circa 1903
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001100
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic and sealed on both sides with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001100
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cardboard box wrapped in plastic and sealed on both sides with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: beige
Inscriptions
Top: "BUTTERNUT // BARK OF ROOT // Juglans cinerea Lin. // No. 66 // C93786 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - White walnut, Oil-nut, // Eng.; Noyer-gris, Fr.; Graue wall- // nusrinde, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark of the root. // FAMILY - Juglandaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Gently laxative, with- // out gr [illeg.] ing. Valuable in habitual con- // stipation and other forms of intestinal // derangement attended by hepatic tor- // por. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and cardboard yellowed; water marks and white accretion on top; label torn on top back edge; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in plastic; plastic still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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Dates
1947
1950
circa 1947
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001507 a-b
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with a threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and is 1/3 full of tablets
Accession Number
000001507 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with a threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and is 1/3 full of tablets
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1947
1950
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: cream; red; blue
metal: black; grey
glass: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 T.T. No. 33 // CALOMEL // MERCUROUS CHLORIDE // TABLET TRITURATES // 1/4 GRAIN // DOSE – 1 tablet as directed by the // physician. // C774203 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; bottom: "1 // 4103 B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row E
Length
a - 6.1 cm
Width
a - 2.9 cm
Depth
a - 2.1 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing 1.3 x 0.2 cm piece missing from right edge of label; cap corroded around rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.164, .506
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calomel and soda

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001164
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; cork and neck of bottle have been sealed with shrink-wrapped plastic; paper label covers front, left and right sides of bottle; round fluorescent orange sticker on back; white price sticker on right side…
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Accession Number
000001164
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; cork and neck of bottle have been sealed with shrink-wrapped plastic; paper label covers front, left and right sides of bottle; round fluorescent orange sticker on back; white price sticker on right side; bottle is full of round white pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
glass: amber
cork: light brown
paper: cream; red; brown; orange; white; blue
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Front: "100 T.T. No. 312 // CALOMEL // AND SODA // Rx M // Tablet Triturates // Calomel – 1 gr. // Sodium bicar- // bonate 1 gr. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE ONT"; right side: "C719666 // MILLER & EARLE // 548-7200 // G7 125 // Dose, 1 Tablet re [illeg.] // as required [illeg.]"; left side: "MEDICAMENTA VERA PD & CO // The symbol of Parke, Davis // & Co., "Medicamenta Vera" // indicates devotion to truth // and quality in the manu- // facture and testing of medi- // cinal products."; bottom: "10 7/1 // 16"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 3 Row E
Length
6.5 cm
Width
2.3 cm
Depth
1.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle is sound; label slightly yellowed; dirty fingerprint on front; abraded spot on bottom edge of right side; some abrasions on left side edges; bottle still securely sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 2
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Calomel and Soda

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Dates
1947
1950
circa 1947
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001506 a-b
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with a threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, a rectangular white sticker on the bottom, and is 2/3 full of tablets; top 1/2 and neck of bottle are stuffed with cotton
Accession Number
000001506 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with a threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, a rectangular white sticker on the bottom, and is 2/3 full of tablets; top 1/2 and neck of bottle are stuffed with cotton
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1947
1950
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: white; red; beige; brown; blue
metal: black; grey
glass: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 T.T No. 312 // CALOMEL // AND SODA // Rx M // TABLET // TRITURATES // Dose – As directed // by the physician // C774782 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "Calomel (Mercurous // Chloride) 1 gr. // Sodium Bicarbonate 1 gr."; // "Medicamenta Vera" indi- // cates devotion to truth in // the manufacture and testing // of medicinal products."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row E
Length
a - 6.9 cm
Width
a - 3.2 cm
Depth
a - 2.1 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 2.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowed, dirty; sticker on bottom peeling; cap corroded around rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.164
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Cascara Compound

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Dates
1948
circa 1948
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001343
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle with a threaded metal cap that is wrapped in waxed paper glued to the bottom of the bottle and folded tightly over the top; bottle is covered on front and left and right sides by a paper label and there is a round orange sticker on the paper at the back and a white …
Accession Number
000001343
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle with a threaded metal cap that is wrapped in waxed paper glued to the bottom of the bottle and folded tightly over the top; bottle is covered on front and left and right sides by a paper label and there is a round orange sticker on the paper at the back and a white sticker on the bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1948
circa 1948
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
glass: brown
metal: silver; black
paper: white; red; cream; translucent yellow-brown; black; orange;blue
Inscriptions
Front: "100 S.C. PILLS No. 886 // CASCARA // COMPOUND // No. 3 // (DR. HINKLE) // Original Hinkle Formula // SUGAR-COATED // ROUND PILLS // (PINK) // A laxative made after // the original formula // of Dr. Hinkle. // Dose – 1 or 2 Pills. // C777129 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "EACH PILL CONTAINS: // Cascarin, P. D. & Co. 1/4 gr.; Aloin, 1/4 gr.; // Podophyllin, 1/6 gr.; Extract Belladonna, 1/8 // gr.; Strychnine, 1/60 gr.; Oleoresin // Ginger, 1/16 gr. // MH/55"; left side: "The symbol of Parke, Davis & Company, // "Medicamenta Vera," indicates devo- // tion to truth in the manufacture and // testing of medicinal products."; back: "47"; bottom: "JW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row A
Length
9.2 cm
Width
4.0 cm
Depth
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Outer wrapper is torn down left side at back; smaller tears overall; spot of discolouration on back; sticker on bottom dirty and peeling
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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