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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
000001104
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top, front and back; packet contains dried plant material
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Accession Number
000001104
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diuretics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top, front and back; packet contains dried plant material
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
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "BROOM // TOPS // Cystisus Scoparius (Lin.) Link. // No. 58 // C65987 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A. // WALKERVILLE"; front: "SYNONYMS - SCOPARIUS, U.S.P., Scotch broom, // Irish broom, Eng.; Genét à balais, Fr.; Besengins- // ter, Pfriemenkraut, Besenstrauch, Ger.; Sarotham- // nus Scoparius Koch. // PART EMPLOYED - The tops. // NATURAL ORDER - Leguminosæ. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Diuretic, laxative. // A valuable remedy in some dropsical // complaints and in albuminaria follow- // ing scarlatina. // 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 5.3 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label yellowed; two insect exit holes on back; plastic still sealed; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
Personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; "Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," Jack Willson, part 1, page 1
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.
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
Images
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