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BDC Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
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Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles De. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: yellow; black
paper: light green
Inscriptions
On tin lid: "BDC // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; around lower edge of tin: "40 PILLS // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPARTMENT - NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED, MONTREAL, CANADA"; on bottom: "GIN PILLS FOR THE KIDNEYS // No. 5611 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. Take one or two pills four times a day, before or after meals, and at bedtime [followed by same information in French]"; circular contains a complete description and directions, in several languages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Modern container, but similar in design to earlier containers.
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Booth's Kidney Pills

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1977.12.109
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Bosworth's nasal saw

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Accession Number
012038002
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
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Accession Number
012038002
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Date Remarks
date of earliest operation with this design
Material
metal: silver wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E3-11
Length
a - 21.1 cm
Width
a - 1.4 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width / depth is for handle
Condition Remarks
Metal with stains
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
It remained for Bosworth to place the nasal saw in its proper and important position as the most efficient and satisfactory of all instruments in the treatment of septial deviations As early as 1887 Bosworth reported as many as 166 operations which he had personally performed with a saw of his own device and since that time they have been used almost exclusively to any other. Since that time (publication date 1891) he has added hundreds of others to ths list, with a very large percentage of satisfactory results. Canadian Practioner Vol 16 December 16, 1891.
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Bosworth's nasal saw

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Accession Number
012038003
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on top of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
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Accession Number
012038003
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on top of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: silver wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E3-11
Length
a - 21.1 cm
Width
a - 1.4 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width / depth is for handle
Condition Remarks
Metal with stains
Copy Type
original
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Bosworth's nasal saw

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Accession Number
012038004
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
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Accession Number
012038004
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment
Description
Bosworth's angeled nasal surgical saw has metal blade and ebony handle; blade is attached to handle with two rivets; teeth on bottom of blade that cut on the push stroke; end of blade with a small ball on tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: silver wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-E3-11
Length
a - 21.1 cm
Width
a - 1.4 cm
Depth
a - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width / depth is for handle
Condition Remarks
Metal with stains
Copy Type
original
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Branston Junior Violet Ray Generator

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
John & Dorothy Barclay Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
007010004
Description
Cardboard box (a) with hinged lid covered in texture leather-like keratol, the inside of the box is lined with red fabric, and on the inside of the lid there is a paper which is the same size as the lid and has coloured print with the product name and manufacturer, as well as two coloured illustrat…
Accession Number
007010004
Collection
John & Dorothy Barclay Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
Treatment
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Therapy
Ultraviolet Therapy -- instrumentation
Description
Cardboard box (a) with hinged lid covered in texture leather-like keratol, the inside of the box is lined with red fabric, and on the inside of the lid there is a paper which is the same size as the lid and has coloured print with the product name and manufacturer, as well as two coloured illustrations: one of a man using the product, and the other of a woman using it; inside the box there are a long brown Bakelite tube (b) which has a fabric covered cord with a plug on one end, and which tapers at the other end and contains a hole into which the electrode attachment (c) fits; the electrode is made of clear, thin glass and has a rounded metal piece on one end, while the other end bends to one side and has a large, round end; there are two paper pamphlets, one paper booklet, one paper postcard, and one paper with a notice printed on it (d-h).
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box: Length 34.5 cm X Width 11.0 cm X Height 6.1 cm
b - tube and cord: Length 210.0 cm X Diameter 4.5 cm
c - electrode: Length 14.7 cm X Width 5.0 cm X Height 5.0 cm
d - post card: Length 14.0 cm X Width 9.0 cm
e - booklet: Length 22.4 cm X Width 10.0 cm X Height 0.3 cm
f - pamphlet: Length 15.9 cm X Width 8.3 cm
g - pamphlet: Length 15.3 cm X Width 8.0 cm
h - paper: Length 21.6 cm X Width 8.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by John & Dorothy Barclay, donated to museum by daughter
Maker
Chas. A. Branston, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Based on dates on literature inside case as well as art style graphic design and manufacturing information.
Material
paper: tan, cream
keratol: black
bakelite: brown, black
fabric: red, black
glass: clear
metal: brass
ink: black, red, pink, orange, yellow, green
Inscriptions
Printed on paper inside box lid: "Branston Junior // (110 Volt Alternating or Direct Current) // A NEW LIGHT COMPACT MODEL // BRANSTON VIOLET // RAY // HIGH // FREQUENCY // GENERATOR // SOLE MANUFACTURERS // CHAS. A. BRANSTON, LIMITED // TORONTO, ONTARIO".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Booklet, website
Reference Comments
"Health Rays" booklet (part of object)
"The Mysterious Third Device" by John Conroy, Chiacgo Reader: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-mysterious-third-device/Content?oid=917880
Research Facts
Used in the treatment of skin diseases, eye problems, vaginal and uterus problems e.g. neuralgia of the uterus or ovaries, inflammation of the bladder, and in cases of delayed or painful menstruation; treatment of rectal problems e.g. stricture, hemmorrhoids, piles, rectal abscesses and all catarrhal conditions of the intestines; also used for spine ailments, hay fever, lung and bronchial troubles, anemia, appendicitis, arteriosclerosisl, atomic dilation of the stomach, baldness, birthmarks, brain fog, breast development, Bright's Disease, burns, catarrh, chronic ulcers, deafness, diabetes, dyspepsia, insomnia, gray hair, gout, obesity, and a wide range of other ailments
The violet ray generator used a Tesla coil to transform household electricity into output that could be applied to human skin safely, and which glowed violet inside the glass electrode.
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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033019
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with p…
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Accession Number
006033019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Burns
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // BURN DRESSING // (INDUSTRIAL STANDARD FORMULA FOR // FIRST AID TREATMENT) // Formula: Sodium Bicarbonate 3% // Petrolatum Alba. q. s. // DIRECTIONS: Apply Freely To Burns. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 FL. OZ. // (L) 821364”; embossed on bottom: “D 6 // 5 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading near top of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum, a semisolid substance made from petroleum often used as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion. Ingram & Bell’s Burn Dressing was marketed as “Industrial Standard Formula for First Aid Treatment” and contained sodium bicarbonate in a white petrolatum base.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.
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Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Accession Number
006033021
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper la…
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Accession Number
006033021
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
Dermatology
Insects
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Poison Ivy Dermatitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “7” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // CALOCAINE CREAM // (I & B) // Calamine Prepared 16%, Benzocaine 3%, Camphor // ½%, Menthol ½% in a water-miscible base. // Apply directly to the skin to relieve various forms // of skin rashes, pruritus, insect bites and sunburn. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 OZ. // (L.) 823111”; embossed on bottom: “D 7 // 3 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tears and distortion to top edge of label; minor fading to bottom of label; minor area of loss to bottom proper left corner
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Benzocaine.” ScienceDirect, Elsevier B.V., 2019. Accessed 10 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Calocaine Cream is a calamine topical cream with benzocaine local anesthetic; it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for a variety of skin irritations, including rashes from poison ivy and poison oak, insect bites, sunburn, heat rash, and pruritus ani.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “7” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1957 or 1967.
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Dates
1905
1927
circa 1905 – 1927
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Accession Number
006033022 a-b
Description
Empty rounded square based semi-transparent blue glass Calomel bottle (a) with removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap (b); base has circular push up; flat rectangular side walls with top arches and tan paper label with printed product information attached to front; round shoulders, short cylind…
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Accession Number
006033022 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Cathartics
MM= Drugs -- cathartics -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rounded square based semi-transparent blue glass Calomel bottle (a) with removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap (b); base has circular push up; flat rectangular side walls with top arches and tan paper label with printed product information attached to front; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top; cap has flat top and internal continuous thread with threads embossed in sides.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 13.8 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 5.0 cm
b – cap – Length 1.8 cm Diameter 3.5 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1927
circa 1905 – 1927
Date Remarks
Ingram & Bell Limited began in 1905; absence of Winnipeg branch on label, first established in 1927.
Material
glass: blue
paper: tan
ink: black, blue
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Compressed Tablets // CALOMEL // 1/4 Grain // MANUFACTURED IN THE LABORATORY OF // INGRAM & BELL // TORONTO & CALGARY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row E
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major area of loss to top half of label; large tears and separation to proper left side of label; previous attempts at repair with adhesive tape have caused distortion and creases to proper left side of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Calomel.” Encycolpaedia Britannica, Encycolpaedia Britannica Inc., 2019. Accessed 10 August 10, 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Calomel, also called mercury chloride, was once a common drug taken as a cathartic or purgative to purge the bowls; also used as a fungicide; its use declined due to its potential to cause mercury poising and the development of safer cathartic drugs.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Carters Little Liver Pills

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001239
Description
Cylindrical hollow glass vial with cork stopper; the container originally held liver pills (now empty); there is a red paper label which covers all sides.
Accession Number
996001239
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical hollow glass vial with cork stopper; the container originally held liver pills (now empty); there is a red paper label which covers all sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Feb. 1994.
Maker
Carter-Wallace N. S. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
product likely made between 1919 and 1958
Material
glass: clear
paper: red
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "CARTERS // LITTLE // LIVER // PILLS // FOR HEADACHE // BILIOUSNESS, BAD // BREATH -- Due to // CONSTIPATION // Dose for Adults: 1 to 3 Pills // Dose pour Adultes: 1 a 3 Pilules. // No. 22336 The Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act // CARTER PRODUCTS // Division of Carter-Wallace N.S. Inc. // LB-032-03 Mississauga, Ont., Can. L5N 1L9"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.0 cm. x Diam. : 0.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Glass vial and cork are complete and undamaged; paper label shows wear in several areas, but is completely legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp 184-195
Research Facts
For constipation; see chapter 15 in James Cook's book, "Remedies and Rackets"
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