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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000006011
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box that can be opened at the top and the bottom; there is no label; the box is filled with material
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Accession Number
000006011
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box that can be opened at the top and the bottom; there is no label; the box is filled with material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Material
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; text reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // LOBELIA HERB // LOBELIA INFLATA // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // Anti-spasmodic, emetic, expectorant, // diaphoretic. Infusion, 1 ounce in a pint of // hot water. Dose, half a wineglassful // every half hour until the desired effect is // produced."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Asthma Weed, Emetic Weed, Eyebright, // Puke Weed. Aufgeblasene Lobelie."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured; box slightly warped; contents (vegetable matter) are leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 616; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924
Research Facts
Lobelia herb is used for spasmodic asthma, and as expectorant, emetic, and diaphoretic.
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