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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to …
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Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a pointed piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Hartford
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA // HARTFORD CONN. U. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
There are very tiny chips at the top of the middle section; all screw on / off sections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
A photograph (b & w) has been taken; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches…
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Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a rounded piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.8 cm. x Diam. 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
The outer finish on the lower part of the central section has minor damage; the screw threads on the attachment to the upper section of the central piece have been damaged; all screw on / offsections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company (The Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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hydrogen peroxide

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Dates
1980
1986
circa 1980-1986
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
000001143 a-b
Description
(a) Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with screw top cap (b); paper label around 3/4 of the circumference; round orange sticker on front; bottle is 1/4 full of liquid.
Accession Number
000001143 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with screw top cap (b); paper label around 3/4 of the circumference; round orange sticker on front; bottle is 1/4 full of liquid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Diam. 7.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1980
1986
circa 1980-1986
Date Remarks
Expiry date is on label 1986
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: white; red; black; orange
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "DIN 155632 // Hydrogen Peroxide // Topical Solution U.S.P. // 3% H2O2 – 10 Volume/ // H2O2 à 3% – 10 Volumes // First Aid Antiseptic/ // Antiseptique pour les premiers soins // 500 ml // 2 // PARKE-DAVIS"; right side: "(L) 23123 // EXP. MR 1986 // 269H881 26928 // For treatment of minor cuts and abrasions, apply locally to affected // area. Dilute with water before use on face, tender skin or mucous membranes. For gargle, dilute with three parts water. // Caution – In case of deep or puncture wounds or serious burns, // consult a physician. If redness, irritation, swelling or pain persists or // increases or if infection occurs, discontinue use and consult // physician. // PARKE-DAVIS Canada Inc., Scarborough, Ontario"; right side: identical directions in French; bottom; "500 // 18 // 6234"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty; label yellowed, water-stained, and wrinkled; small (1 mm) hole on left side; cap secure
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 6.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: brown
metal: black; silver
paper: white; red; blue; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "1 POUND (12 Fl. Oz.) // IRRADOL-A // CONTAINING / HALIVER OIL, OTHER FISH // LIVER OILS AND IRRADIATED // ERGOSTEROL // COMBINED WITH // OTHER VITAMINS, IRON AND // MALT EXTRACT (NON-DIASTATIC) // 2.25 GAL // MEDICAMENTA VERA PD STANDARDIZED // Irradol–A–Reg. T.M. // Stock 22-67-55 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "L P112A – GA // FORMULA 1 GRAM 1 FL. OZ. // Vitamin A*440 I.U. 18000 I.U. // Vitamin D 68 I.U. // Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Hydrochloride) 0.1 mg. 4 mg. // Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 0.08 mg. 3.2 mg // Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) [illeg.] mg. 40 mg. // Iron and Ammonium Citrate, Green 1/10 gr. 4 gr. // In a palatable base containing Malt Extract. // *Derived from Halibut and other fish liver oils."; left side: "AVERAGE DAILY DOSE – 2 teaspoonfuls. // May be taken during or after meals, either plain or mixed with // milk, orange juice or water. // Anchorglass"; bottom: "L – 223 // 3 4 // H"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Jar is sound; label slightly yellowed, some spots of discolouration; lid dusty, corroding slightly around edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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