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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
000003095
Description
Sample packet of 6 Tofranazine capsules, which consists of 6 ivory-coloured capsules in plastic packets attached to a heavy paper information packet; the packet is made of a single piece of heavy printed paper with the capsules attached to the front right side and then folded into three equal parts…
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Accession Number
000003095
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant
Description
Sample packet of 6 Tofranazine capsules, which consists of 6 ivory-coloured capsules in plastic packets attached to a heavy paper information packet; the packet is made of a single piece of heavy printed paper with the capsules attached to the front right side and then folded into three equal parts to cover the capsules on both sides; the paper has printed information on the medication and an illustration on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Geigy (Canada) Limited; Geigy Pharmaceuticals
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
capsules: ivory
plastic: clear
paper: off-white; red
Inscriptions
The front of the packet reads, "Tofranazine Geigy // alleviates anxiety . . . // dispels depression"; the back of the packet has information on side effects and reads, "Geigy Pharmaceuticals // Division of Geigy (Canada) Limited // Montreal // L - 1595 Printed in Canada"; information in the booklet includes, "Indication // Dosage // Availability // Precautions // Directions"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm (folded)
Condition Remarks
The sample is unused; the front of the packet shows minor wear, but is complete and fully legible; two of the capsules have been crushed and powder is leaking out, but they are contained within the plastic packet.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Medication used to alleviate anxiety and dispel depression; sample given out by Geigy Pharmaceuticals.
On Tuesday, September 18, 1962, a Canadian trademark registration was filed for TOFRANAZINE by CIBA-GEIGY CANADA LTD. - CIBA- 205 BOUCHARD BOULEVARD, DORVAL 780, QUEBEC, CANADA . The Canadian IP office has given the trademark application number of 264964.
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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