Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part o…
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part of the cork; the bottom of the bottle has "A 72" raised in it, and the bottle has two mold seams which reach up the base of the neck of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
From the Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre.
pencil markings: grey
Handwritten on top label: "Winter // Green"; handwritten on bottom label: "Winter Green // for lame back"; raised on bottom of bottle: "A 72".
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Unit Of Measure
Minor chip in lip of bottle, top right corner of bottom label coming off, cork missing portion
"Treatment of Low Back Pain: The Potential Clinical and Public Health Benefits of Topical Herbal Remedies", by Patricia R. Hebert, PhD, E. Joan Barice, MD,and Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH, J Altern Complement Med, 2014 Apr. 1; 20 (4): 219-220: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3995208/
"Methyl salicylate/aspirin (salicylate) equivalence: who do you trust?" by Johnson, PN, Welch DW. PMID: 6464351, 1984 Aug;26(4):317-8.
WebMD, Vitamins and Supplements, Wintergreen, Accessed June 27, 2019: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-783/wintergreen
"A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles", by T. Stell Newman, January 1970, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 70–75: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03373388
The main ingredient in wintergreen oil is methyl salicylate, closely related to acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin.
One milliliter or 20 drops of wintergreen oil is akin to taking almost six regular strength aspirin pills (1860 mg)
Wintergreen oil is made by soaking wintergreen herbs in water and steam processing them.
Wintergreen oil is sometimes used topically as a counterirritant to help relieve muscle pain; it is also used to flavour candy, tea, foods, and pharmaceutical products.
Ontario Hospital Kingston gained this name in 1920; before it was Rockwood Hospital. In 1965 the name changed again to Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. Since 2001, it has become part of the Providence Care Centre.