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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1977.8.42 a-c
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top fl…
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Accession Number
1977.8.42 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- psychiatry
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top flap that is detachable by tearing along a perforated line at the connecting point between the flap and the outer jacket.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cardboard packet - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
b - cardboard outer jacket - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
c - package with pills - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
cardboard: yellow; blue
cellophane: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. //CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Copy Type
Original
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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.43 a-c
Description
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to …
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Accession Number
1977.8.43 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- psychiatry
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to cover the pills two holes per pill; once folded this then fits into the narrow sleeve of the packet.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tablets
b - cardboard holder
c - cardboard outer jacket
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black, green
cellophane: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. // CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"; on front flap: "This Sample of // BENZEDRINE SULPHATE TABLETS // will usually be sufficient to determine for the individual // patient: // 1. Whether or not he will benefit by 'Benzedrine // Sulphate' therapy. // 2. The correct dosage for his individual requirements. // Intital dosage should be small, 1/4 to 1/2 tablet (2.5 to // 5 mg.). If there is no effect the dosage should be in - // creased prgressively. The effects are usually apparent // with the first few doses. For more complete directions // see fodler.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
a - Length 4.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
b - Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
c - Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows minor surface wear, cellophane is brittle; edges show wear
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.44 a-c
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top fl…
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Accession Number
1977.8.44 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top flap that is detachable by tearing along a perforated line at the connecting point between the flap and the outer jacket.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - package with pills - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
b - cardboard packet - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
c - cardboard outer jacket - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: yellow
ink: blue
cellophane: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. // CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Copy Type
Original
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Benzedrine Sulphate Tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1977.8.3 a-b
Description
A rectangular metal container with a sliding removable lid contains eight white circular pills; affixed to lid is a label that folds.
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Accession Number
1977.8.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- psychiatry
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal container with a sliding removable lid contains eight white circular pills; affixed to lid is a label that folds.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottom - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - top - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Width 3.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: green
paper: white; green; black
Inscriptions
On label: "S. K. F // Physician's 8 Tablets // Sample 10 mg. each // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // (Benzyl methyl carbinamine sulfate, S. K. F.) // SMITE, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.16
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; residue of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Perfume
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Pharmacy
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- schizophrenia
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; residue of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Material
glass: clear; brown stained
paper: white
ink: black
precipitate: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OL. BERGAM."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label frayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Website
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
"Bergamot." WebMD, WebMD LLC., 2020.
Research Facts
"Oleum Bergamottae: Bergamot oil; greenish of brownish-yellow oil; characteristic fragrant odour; bitter, aromatic taste; obtained from expression from the fresh peel of the fruit of citrus bergamia; employed in perfumery, especially in preparations for the hair."
Bergamot oil is used in aromatherapy for a variety of ailments, including anxiety, nausea and vomiting, and pain; it is also used to reduce some side effects of certain prescription drugs including antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia
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cannabis extract tablets

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
009042002
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with cork stopperstuck in opening three quarters full of dark brown round tablets with paper label on one side with blue ink text.
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Accession Number
009042002
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Medicinal Cannabis
Stress -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with cork stopperstuck in opening three quarters full of dark brown round tablets with paper label on one side with blue ink text.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker, with a general Practice in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
H. K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Date based H. K. Wampole & Co. expanded to Philadelphia location in 1905
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "100 // COMPRESSED // TABLET // TRITURATES. // Cannabis Indica // Extract. // One-quarter (1/4) // Grain. // Made by // H. K. Wampole & Co. // Manfg. Chemists. // PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A. // TORONTO, CANADA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 7.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is excellent; label is torn and discoloured with loss of material; possible water damage at top of label; cork stopper is worn with some loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Medical Cannabis," Wikipedia. July 4, 2014. July 8, 2014
Research Facts
Medical cannabis is used to treat disease or alleviate symptoms; serves as appetite stimulant, antiemetic, antispasmodic, and has analgesic effect; treats vomiting, nausea and chronic pain.
Triturates are an early form of compressed tablets.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Dexedrine Sulfate

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1977.8.4
Description
A grayish-tan and white packet with a folded flap contains six yellow-orange roughly triangular-shaped pills, wrapped in a cellophane-like material and attached to the bottom back flap.
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Accession Number
1977.8.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- ADHD
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Description
A grayish-tan and white packet with a folded flap contains six yellow-orange roughly triangular-shaped pills, wrapped in a cellophane-like material and attached to the bottom back flap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
paper: grayish-tan; white; brown
cellophane (?): clear
Inscriptions
On front outside flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // 5 mg. // DEXEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Each tablet contains dextro-amphetamine sulfate, S.K.F., 5 mg. // To be dispensed only by or on the prescription of a physician. // See reverse side of label // 'DEXEDRINE' T.M. Reg. Can. Pat. Off. // SMITH KLINE & FRENCH // Inter-American Corporation // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 7.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
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Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Date Remarks
Expiry date; Merck Sharp & Dohme formed in 1961
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: white
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor residue on top rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Fraser's Chamomilla Comp.

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001161
Description
Square clear glass bottle; paper label on one side of bottle; cylindrical neck with a cork which does not fit and may not be original.
Accession Number
996001161
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Stress -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square clear glass bottle; paper label on one side of bottle; cylindrical neck with a cork which does not fit and may not be original.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
The Fraser Tablet Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Fraser's // Chamomilla // Comp. // A diffusible Nerve Tonic // Made by // The Fraser Tablet Company // New York
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm. x Depth: 5.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottom has been broken into several pieces and taped back together; paper label is discoloured and stained
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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Indian cannabis

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
000001051
Description
A paper packet containing dried plant material (Indian cannabis?) wrapped in plastic and sealed with a piece of transparent tape on both sides; packet is covered on top, front and back with a paper label
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Accession Number
000001051
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Medicinal Cannabis
Stress -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A paper packet containing dried plant material (Indian cannabis?) wrapped in plastic and sealed with a piece of transparent tape on both sides; packet 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
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
plastic: clear
paper: grey; beige; black
Inscriptions
Top: "INDIAN CANNABIS // TOPS // (Cannabis sativa Lin.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., WALKERVILLE, // ONT."; handwritten in pencil: "25¢"; front: "SYNONYMS - CANNABIS, INDICA, // Foreign Indian Hemp; Chanvre In- // dien, Fr.; Indischer Hanf; Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The flowering tops. // NATURAL ORDER - Urticaceae. // HABITAT - Western and Centra [illeg.]"; Back: "PROPERTIES - Narcotic and anti- // spasmodic. Used as a nerve sedative. // POISONOUS in excessive doses. // DOSE - A dessertspoonful (8 Cc) of // an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Packet and label yellowed; brown spots on label; label torn on front edge; two large, brown spots on bottom of packet; packet torn on front edge; plant material has escaped packet and is trapped by plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; 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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