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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 23 Enlarged Glands

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
996001295
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001295
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 23 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // ENLARGED GLANDS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 32 TABLETS // Bari. i-Silic- calc.pAmer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is minor wear and staining at the top and bottom of the box on the paper wrapper; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For Enlarged Glands or Tonsils, enlarged or inflamed glands under the jaw, around the neck or
under the arm-pits; itching and burning of the legs
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
996001249
Description
Loose dried plant material which has been pressed and packed into a square shape and wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; there is a paper label on the front of the package to identify the contents.
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Accession Number
996001249
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Loose dried plant material which has been pressed and packed into a square shape and wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; there is a paper label on the front of the package to identify the contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb. 1994
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
date listed on label; likely made between 1906 and 1919
Material
plant material: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "RED CLOVER // Trifolium pratense Lin. // No. 217 555226 // Guaranteed by Parke, Davis & Co. under The Food // and Drugs Act, June 30th, 1906. Serial No. 6 // PARKE DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A." (top); "SYNONYMS - Trefle des pres Fr. // Wiesenklee, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED -- The blossoms. // FAMILY - Leguminosae. // HABITAT - United States" (side); other side has properties listed
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row I
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.2 cm. x Width: 5.6 cm. x Depth: 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The paper has 12 small holes (likely made by an insect) through which some of the plant material has leaked out; the paper label is otherwise undamaged and is legible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a treatment of scrofulous diseases, and as a sedative in whooping cough
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000001002
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back; red metal labels on top and front; has been written on in black.
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Accession Number
000001002
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back; red metal labels on top and front; has been written on in black.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green with black and silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "RED CLOVER // (Trifolium pratense)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; overwritten by hand: "BNM# [double crossed out] 25¢ [illeg.] B [illeg.] [underlined] 25¢ Bum# [crossed out]"; on label: "RED CLOVER // (Trifolium pratense)" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS"; left side: [monogramme] "PD&CO"; right side: [monogramme] PD&CO"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed]" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Exterior: corrosion where paint is chipped; orange-brown accretion in four spots on right side; some paint scratches overall; some corrosion on bottom; interior: some corrosion; water mark on lid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
These distinctive green tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to display their herbs, to make them more visible to the public
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red clover tops box

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000006013
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
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Accession Number
000006013
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
S.B. Penick & Co. Crude Drugs
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: white; black; blue; pale blue
Inscriptions
Top: "WAB - 899 [stamped]"; front: ""SPB Co." // INITIAL LINE // Initial Line® // LOOSE PRESSED // CLOVER TOPS RED // TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE // ONE OUNCE // S.B. PENICK & CO. // CRUDE DRUGS // NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A. // ASHEVILLE, N.C. CHICAGO, ILL // JERSEY CITY, N.J. // "The Initial Source of Supply""; top: "SYNONYM — Clover // PART USED — Flower Heads // FAMILY — Leguminosae // HABITAT — United States."; sticker reads: "K3 CM [stamped] CURRY Drugs // Brockville [printed] .50 [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.7 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured, especially on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
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red clover tops box

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
000006014
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
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Accession Number
000006014
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; white paper sticker is adhered to the left side in the upper left corner; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
S.B. Penick & Co. Crude Drugs
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
Top: "WAB - 899 [stamped]"; front: "SPB Co. // INITIAL LINE // Initial Line® // LOOSE PRESSED // CLOVER TOPS RED // TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE // ONE OUNCE // S.B. PENICK & CO. // CRUDE DRUGS // NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A. // ASHEVILLE, N.C. CHICAGO, ILL // JERSEY CITY, N.J. // "The Initial Source of Supply""; top: "SYNONYM — Clover // PART USED — Flower Heads // FAMILY — Leguminosae // HABITAT — United States."; sticker reads: "K3 CM [stamped] CURRY Drugs // Brockville [printed] .50 [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.7 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured, especially on the back; there is a rupture (0.1 cm in diameter) on the right front edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See also 000.006.013; CD #7
Research Facts
Items 000.006.013-.016 employ the same format for the box assembly and for the printing, except for the information and the typography on their top surfaces.
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