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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001075
Description
Paper packet that contains dried plant material (agrimony?) wrapped and sealed in plastic; packet is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001075
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Paper packet that contains dried plant material (agrimony?) wrapped and sealed in plastic; packet is covered on front, top 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
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; beige; black
Inscriptions
Top: "AGRIMONY // (Agrimonia Eupatoria, Lin.) // Parke, Davis & Co. [cursive] // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. CANADA."; front: "SYNONYMS - Cockle Burr, Stick // weed, Eng.; Algremoine, Eupatoire des // Grecs, Fr.; Odermennig, Leberklette, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The herb. // NATURAL ORDER - Rosaceae. // HABITAT - Europe and N. America."; back: "PROPERTIES - Tonic and astrin- // gent. Useful in weakness of the stom- // ach and chronic debility of the intes- // tines, with a tendency to diarrhoea. // Dose, a wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.2 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed and fragile; small tear on back and on label in front; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in 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.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1977.8.22 a-c
Description
A narrow, tubular glass bottle has a metal screw-on cap and a paper label wrapped around it; it contains alka-seltzer tablets; it comes in a long, narrow, cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1977.8.22 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A narrow, tubular glass bottle has a metal screw-on cap and a paper label wrapped around it; it contains alka-seltzer tablets; it comes in a long, narrow, cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Miles Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: clear
metal: light blue
paper: white; dark blue; light blue
cardboard: yellowish-white; dark blue; light blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label on bottle: "CONTENTS 25 TABLETS // Alka-Seltzer // BRAND // EFFERVESCENT ANALGESIC ALKALIZING TABLETS // ALKA-SELTZER MUST ALWAYS BE DISSOLVED IN WATER BEFORE TAKING // EACH DRY TABLET CONTAINS: 5 gr. acetylsalicylic acid and effervescent // base q.s // TABLET IN WATER BECOMES: An effervescent solution of sodium acetyl- // salicylate in alkaline buffers. // No. 15616 Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MILES LABORATORIES, LTD., TORONTO, CANADA // R595 P536 // [at an angle] 18 5106"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020392
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stati…
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Accession Number
010020392
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stating manufacturer's information; bottle contains white cotton
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: brown
wood: brown
paper: white, blue
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "100 // TABLET TRITURATES // No. 11 // ALOIN // COMPOUND // Rx A // Aloin .. .. 1-8 gr. // Podophyllum Resin .. .. 1-8 gr- // DOSE: One to four tablets. // 4639 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // Montreal, Can."; printed on sticker at top: "CHAR [Illeg.] SST & CO // MFG. // CHEMISTS // MONTREAL"; embossed on bottom: "808"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is worn; hole at side of cork; sticker on top of cork is worn around edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Wikipedia" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; aloin was used as a laxative.
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.5
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
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Accession Number
1976.60.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brownish-green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat of Cassia marilandica: wet soil of eastern and central U.S. and Canada; parts used: leaves, roots, and seeds; uses: reduction of fever, sore throat, most commonly and currently as a laxative; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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Antacid Tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4331
Dates
1969
circa 1969
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001505
Description
A metal tin with lid hinged at the back; it is full of tablets
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Accession Number
000001505
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A metal tin with lid hinged at the back; it is full of tablets
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
circa 1969
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
metal: red; white; black
Inscriptions
Top: "THIRTY-SIX // PARKE-DAVIS // ANTACID TABLETS // A PLEASANT TASTING MEDICATION PROVIDING RELIEF FOR // SOUR STOMACH AND HEARTBURN // Dissolve tablet slowly in the mouth. For more rapid effect, chew // and swallow with water. // PARKE-DAVIS // Stock 25-690-36"; bottom: "NEUTRALIZES EXCESSIVE ACIDITY OF THE STOMACH // EACH TABLET REPRESENTS: // Dried Aluminum Hydroxide Gel [9 dots] 4 gr. // Magnesium Carbonate [15 dots] 1 gr. // Calcium Carbonate [17 dots] 1 gr. // Taka-Diastase® (aspergillus oryzae enzymes) . . . ½ gr. // Peppermint flavored // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. // Brockville, Ontario // Lot [printed] Z 182 M [stamped] // LITHO IN U.S.A. [printed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Some scratches; a bit dirty, some corrosion on hinge; lid still opens
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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antacid tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7887
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.269
Description
A square-bodied glass bottle with practically no shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; paper label; corked; containing contents; base of bottle is concave.
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Accession Number
1980.18.269
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square-bodied glass bottle with practically no shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; paper label; corked; containing contents; base of bottle is concave.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED TABLETS // Ant-Acid. // E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO. // LIMITED // [illeg.] TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is torn in several places.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.50
Description
Clear glass jar with cylindrical body, ending with flattened shoulders and a wide neck with a small collar or lip; glass stopper; paper label; some of the original contents in the form of a white powder.
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Accession Number
1980.18.50
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass jar with cylindrical body, ending with flattened shoulders and a wide neck with a small collar or lip; glass stopper; paper label; some of the original contents in the form of a white powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown; black
powder: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "TAYLOR'S // ANTISEPTIC PHARMACY"; written below by hand: "PULVUS // ANTIACIDUS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 22.9 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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arecoline hydrobromide hypodermic tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4283
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001457 a-d
Description
A plastic tube (c) in a cardboard box in two parts (a,b) along with a sheet of cardboard folded to form a divider (d); the tube is stopped with a cork, sealed with shrink-wrapped plastic and has a paper label on the front; the box has a paper label on the front that once held the two parts of the b…
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Accession Number
000001457 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
Description
A plastic tube (c) in a cardboard box in two parts (a,b) along with a sheet of cardboard folded to form a divider (d); the tube is stopped with a cork, sealed with shrink-wrapped plastic and has a paper label on the front; the box has a paper label on the front that once held the two parts of the box together; it is now ripped in half; box as a round, fluorescent orange sticker and a square white sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 3.7 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - tube - Size: Length 8.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
d -divider (unfolded) - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 6.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Based on lot no.
Material
paper: white; red; beige; black
plastic: translucent yellow
cardboard: cream; beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
(a,b) Front: "[illeg. handwritten] // FOUR VIALS // VETERINARY // HYPODERMIC // TABLETS // No. 525 // [illeg.] // HYDROBROMIDE // 1-2 GRAIN // POISON [printed] // C731111 [stamped] // (10 tablets in each vial) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // WALKERVILLE // ONT. CANADA"; bottom: "J W [handwritten]"; (b) "10 VETERINARY HYPODERMIC // TABLETS No. 525 // ARECOLINE HYDROBROMIDE // ½ GRAIN // POISON [printed] // C731111 [stamped] // [illeg.] DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE ONTARIO [printed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box very dirty; label dirty and torn; label on tube torn; divider yellowing; NOTE: Poison
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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atropine sulphate vial

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6270
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1970.10.8
Description
Clear glass vial with metal screw top; half-filled with white tablets; paper label covers most of vial.
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Accession Number
1970.10.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Duodenal Ulcer
Atropine -- therapeutic use
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Clear glass vial with metal screw top; half-filled with white tablets; paper label covers most of vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.
Maker
John Wyeth and Brother, Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: translucent yellow
metal: silver
paper: yellowed
Inscriptions
On printed label: "Compressed Triturate //Atropine Sulph. gr 1/100 [handwritten] // Neuralgic.–Dr. H.J. Kenyon. // Zinc Phosphide, 1-16 gr., Strych. 1-60 gr., Ext. // Cannab. Ind. 1-8 gr., Soda Arsen., 1-20 gr., // Aconitina - Duquesnel's 1-40 gr. // John Wyeth & Brother, Manufacturing Chemists Philadelphia."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; CD #UHN
Research Facts
:"Given by mouth as atropine sulphate reduces smooth muscle tone and diminishes gastric and intestinal motility." "For treatment of gastric & duodenal ulcers."
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Ayer's Cathartic Pills

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001298
Description
Container (material?) filled with 40 cathartic pills inside a cardboard box; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper wrapper/label lists product information.
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Accession Number
996001298
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
Description
Container (material?) filled with 40 cathartic pills inside a cardboard box; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper wrapper/label lists product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
J. C. Ayer Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Date Remarks
Company started in 1870
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Wrapper front reads, "40 // AYER'S // CATHARTIC PILLS // PREPARED BY // DR. J.C. AYER & CO. LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A."; one side reads, "Each one of Ayer's Pill contains" (ingredients listed); other side lists product information in Spanish
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.3 cm. x Width: 2.8 cm. x Depth: 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unused and unopened; there is some minor staining and wear on the paper wrapper / label, but all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great American Medicine Show" by David Armstrong and Elizabeth M. Armstrong, p. 166;
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 126 & colour insert 63; "American Health
Quackery" by James H. Young, pp 130-134
Research Facts
Dr. James Cook Ayer got his start working in an apothecary shop in Lowell, Mass.; he studied medicine with a local doctor and bought a drug store in 1841; he eventually received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania; about midcentury, Ayer marketed a Cherry Pectoral, following it with other proprietaries
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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