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Fraser's Chamomilla Comp.

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
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
circa 1900
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
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Montreal [Wheeler's Tissue Phosphates]

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001021
Description
Clear aqua glass bottle; square shape; four recessed panels with embossed label on one panel and paper label on another panel; thin cylindrical neck intended for a cork stopper (not present).
Accession Number
996001021
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
Clear aqua glass bottle; square shape; four recessed panels with embossed label on one panel and paper label on another panel; thin cylindrical neck intended for a cork stopper (not present).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchase Sept. 1993 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan.
Maker
T.B. Wheeler
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
paper: white
glass: aqua
Inscriptions
Compound // Elixir // of // Phosphates // and // Calisaya // Wheeler's Tissue Phosphates // Lime // Iron // Soda // Trihydrogen // Phosphates // and alkaloids of // Peruvian Bark // A nerve // Food // and // Nutritive // Tonic. // Prepared at the // Chemical Laboratory of // T.B. Wheeler M.D. // Montreal P.Q.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.2 cm. x Width: 7.0 cm. x Depth: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle appears to have some slight surface dirt and a few stains; paper label in poor condition with severe discolouration of upper half; upper right corner missing.
Copy Type
Original
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Montreal [Wheeler's Tissue Phosphates]

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001022
Description
Clear blue glass bottle with four recessed panels; one panel has embossed maker name and another panel has paper label on it; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - cork stopper not present.
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Accession Number
996001022
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
Clear blue glass bottle with four recessed panels; one panel has embossed maker name and another panel has paper label on it; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - cork stopper not present.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased Sept. 1993 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan.
Maker
T.B. Wheeler
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
paper: white
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Compound // Elixir // of // Phosphates // and // Calisaya // Wheeler's Tissue Phosphates // Lime // Iron // Soda // Trihydrogen // Phosphates // and alkaloid // Peruvian Bark // A nerve // Food // and // Nutritive // Tonic. // Prepared at the // Chemical Laboratory of // T.B. Wheeler M.D. // Montreal P.Q.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.8 cm. x Width: 6.9 cm. x Depth: 6.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Residue on interior of bottle; paper label in very poor condition, several small pieces are missing, upper left corner has been torn and reattached; paper also badly discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
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Rexall Nerve Remedy

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001025
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
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Accession Number
996001025
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Stress -- drug therapy
Nervous System
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Dark brown rounded rectangular bottle with long cylindrical neck with broken cork stopper stuck in opening; paper label with blue text on front and back panel; embossed on base is the manufacturer's initials.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
United Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: brown
ink: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy // especially recommended // for // Nervous Disorders // Exhaustion // And all Troubles Arising from / Nerve Over-Strain // No. 1803. Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // United Drug Co. // Limited // Toronto, Canada"; back: "Rexall // Nerve Remedy //Treatment consists of Rexall Nerve // Remedy and Rexall Orderlies, and should be taken accord - // ing to the following // directions: // THE ELIXIR - Children, one tea - // spoonful in wine glass of water; Ad - // ults, one to two teaspoonsul in // water, according to the severity of // the symptoms. In case of both // children and adults take before // meals and bedtime // REXALL ORDERLIES. Adults, // one tablet night and morning for 3 // days; therafter, one tablet at night // as long as there is constipation. // Rexall Nerve Treatment is worthy // an extended trial, although in the // majority of cases beneficial results // are very speedily noted."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured and appears to be fairly brittle; one label missing portions from right side, particularly in upper corner
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Roborgen Food Tonic

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001136 a-d
Description
Rectangular metal container (a) with paper label applied around body with removable metal lid (b) has a full paper packet (d) of cream powder inside; testimony letter created from manual typwriter on cream paper dated July 14, 1913 from Mr. Snell, Professor of Chemistry at Macdonald College in Queb…
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Accession Number
996001136 a-d
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 -- tin
Description
Rectangular metal container (a) with paper label applied around body with removable metal lid (b) has a full paper packet (d) of cream powder inside; testimony letter created from manual typwriter on cream paper dated July 14, 1913 from Mr. Snell, Professor of Chemistry at Macdonald College in Quebec indicates the ingredients, is folded into small square and tucked under lid; label is blue and white with decorative print and design; paper packet sealed with cream paper seal.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
c - paper
d - packet of powder
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Material
metal: silver
paper: cream
ink: blue, black, red
Inscriptions
Roborgen // A Mental and Physical // Strength Giver // A food tonic of great value in all // cases of Nervous Exhaustion. // Contains 3 ounces // Price - 60 cents // MANUFACTURED BY // National Drug and Chemical Co. // of Canada, Limited // TORONTO - CANADA // No. 591 The Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act"; contents of letter: "July 14th 1913 // National Drug and Chemical Co. // Montreal // Gentlemen: - // I have examined your preparation known // as Roborgen and find that it contains about // 70% protein, 12% of moisture and yields // 15% of ash. It also contains about 1 3/4% of // phosphorus, part of which is combined with // the protein and the rest, for the most part, // in other organic forms closely allied to the // forms in which phosphorus is found in the // human body. When treated first with cold // water and tehn with hot the preparation goes // into solution forming a liquid of agreeable // taste and odor. My analysis leads me to the // opinion that this is a highly nutritious // food. // Yours truly, // (Signed) J. F. Snell // Professor of Chemistry"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.9 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Height 7.8 cm
b - Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Height 0.6 cm
c - Length 21.4 cm x Width 13.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Several spots of rust over metal surface; paper label discoloured in many places and missing a few small pieces around upper rear edge
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018.
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016 -13 March 2017. May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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