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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001057
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001057
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; 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
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLOOD-ROOT // SANGUINARIA, U.S.P. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. // Contains not less than 2.5% // alkaloids. // C134989 [stamped] // No. 49 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; Overwritten by hand in pencil: "20"; front: "SYNONYMS - Sanguinaria, U.S.P.; // Red puccoon, Tetterwort, Indian // paint, Engl.; Blutwerzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // FAMILY - Papaveraceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Used as a stimulat- // ing expectorant in bronchitis, croup // and asthma; also used as a remedy // in atonic dyspepsia. // DOSE - A tablespoonful (15 mils) of // an infusion, half ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label has brown stains on top and front; box and label are abraded on top; box is dented on top; plastic has come unsealed on right side.
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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coltsfoot root box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3636
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001041
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box is covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001041
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic; box 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
1897
circa 1897
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "COLTSFOOT // ROOT // Tussilago Farfara Lin. // No. 85 C85095 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA."; front: "SYNONYMS - Tussilage, Pas d'âne, Herbe // de St. Guérin, Fr.; Huflattig, Rosshuf, Ger.// PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. FAMILY - Compositæ. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Demulcent and // slightly tonic. Used extensively as a // popular remedy for coughs and colds. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) // of an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are somewhat yellowed; paper shows signs of mildew in spots; water marks on box.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
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.
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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001124
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001124
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by 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
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "LOBELIA HERB // Lobelia Inflata Lin. // C95113 [stamped] // No. 158 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - Indian Tobacco, Emet- // ic herb, Eng.; Lobèlie, Enflèe, Fr.; Lobelienkraut, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The herb. // NATURAL ORDER - Lobeliaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -Expectorant; in // larger doses, a dangerous emetic; Ben- // eficially used in spasmodic asthma, // catarrh, croup, whooping-cough, etc. // DOSE - A dessertspoonful (8 Cc.) of // an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed; tear (0.5 cm) on bottom; insect holes on bottom and left side; plastic still sealed.
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.
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red clover blossoms

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3835
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001046
Description
A square 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
000001046
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Lymphadenitis -- drug therapy
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A square 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
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "RED CLOVER // BLOSSOMS // Trifolium pratense Lin. // C64825 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT. CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Tréfle des prés, Fr., // Wiesenklee, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The blossoms. // NATURAL ORDER - Leguminosæ. // HABITAT - United States"; back: "PROPERTIES - Employed as an al- // terative in the treatment of scrofulous // diseases, and as a sedative in whoop- // ing cough. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint of hot infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row I
Temporary Location
On exhibit at City of Ottawa - Public Health L-2016-3 14 Mar 2016 – 31 Dec 2018
Dimension Notes
Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label yellowed; brown stain on front and top of label; insect exit holes on all sides; plastic still sealed; 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 3
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.
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stramonium leaves

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3841
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001121
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top, front and back; contains dried plant material.
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Accession Number
000001121
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cough -- drug therapy
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; paper label covers top, front and back; 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
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "STRAMONIUM LEAVES // C33665 [stamped] // (Datura Stramonium Lin.) // No. 255 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. // CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - Thornapple, Jamestown // weed, Jimson weed; Feuilles d stra- // moine, Fr.; Stechapfelblätter, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER - Solanaceæ. // HABITAT - N. temperate zone."; back: "PROPERTIES - Anodyne and anti- // spasmodic. The leaves are used in // the form of cigarettes for asthma. // POISONOUS. Antidotes - emetics, stom- // ach pump, stimulants.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row B
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label yellowed; insect exit holes on bottom, left and right sides; plastic still sealed; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in the 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 4.
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.
Images
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