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Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wash

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Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufactu…
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Accession Number
014002035 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Feminine Hygiene Products
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- vaginal
Description
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufacturer's head and shoulders with her signature and logo: product used as a douche or vaginal cleaner; one piece tan rectangular cardboard box (b); one piece folded tan paper leaflet (c) printed both sides with product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b – box - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 4 cm
c – leaflet - Size: Length 16.0 cm x 10.1 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "For Vaginal Injections, // (Liquid Form). // PRICE, 25 c PER BOTTLE. // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. // (No. 57.) // Yours for Health // Dissolve one teaspoonful of the wash // in one pint of warm water and use once // a day, as a VAGINAL INJECTION OR // DOUCHE. In severe cases two tea- // spoonfuls may be used instead of one." printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // SANATIVE // WASH // (LIQUID FORM) // PREPARED BY LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE COMPANY // MONTREAL P. Q. // FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. No. 57”; printed on the leaflet: "FOR LEUCORRHOEA // Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash // LIQUID FORM // This valuable article has been on the market for the // last thirty years, and has been used quite extensively with // very beneficial results. The only objections to it has been // its form – it has always been put up as a dry herb-packet // which required steeping and straining before it could be // used. If any prefer this form, either because they // have become used to it or for any other reason, they can // still obtain it in the old style. // Apply once a day as a vaginal injection // (or douche) by means of any good fountain syringe. It // is best first to take a cleansing douche. // For this purpose // use warm water in which has been dissolved powdered // borax (one heaping teaspoonful to a quart of water), or //as much castile soap as you would use in washing, or // ”Paxtine” according to the directions on the package. // The Sanative Wash is useful not only in cases of grave // ailments, but is of great value to check slight disturbances // of the secretions, to which nearly all women are liable // at one time or another. // The discharge from the nose caused // by a cold in the head is familiar to all. it results from an // inflammation of the mucous membrane. But the mucous // membrane exists in other parts of the body, particularly // those to which the Sanative Wash is especially intended to // be applied, and is there liable to a similar affection by which // a similar discharge is occasioned. Whenever this appears, // it should at once be checked and prevented by the use of // the Sanative Wash. Just as a neglected cold in the head be- // comes chronic, taking the form of catarrh, so does this dis- // charge, which is known as Leuccorhoea, or more popularly // "the Whites." // There should be no delay in treating this discharge, as // besides uncleanness and discomfort the irritation caused by // it may bring about ulcerations and other serious conditions. // price, twenty-five cents per bottle. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY. // LYNN, MASS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and minor tears along edges of bottle label; cork is stained with a minor crack running through its middle and a dark brown stain on one side; box is fade, shows minor wear, surface grime, minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001429
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent paper; box has a paper label wrapped around top, right, left and bottom surfaces
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Accession Number
000001429
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Pessaries
Menopause
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Hot Flashes -- drug therapy
Uterine Hemorrhage -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent paper; box has a paper label wrapped around top, right, left and bottom surfaces
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
paper: red; cream; yellow; black
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
Top: "HALF DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // PARKE-DAVIS // THEELIN // 0.2 mg. (2000 units) // Patented 1934 // Each suppository contains // 0.2 mg. [printed] C737824 [stamped] // (2000 International Units) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO [printed]"; right side: "[illeg.] // A preparation of the crys- // talline estrogenic hormone // in a Glycero-Gelatin base. // See enclosed circular for directions."; left side: "[illeg.] // Co., [illeg.] ouis // Univer [illeg.] of the // product [illeg.] approved // by the Bio [illeg.] aboratory // of St. Louis [illeg.] versity before // being released for sale. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE [printed]"; bottom: "X [illeg.] 71 // 2 70 ["70" superscr.] // 39 [handwritten]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper wrapper is torn in several places, especially at edges and corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; CD #8
Images
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Vaginal Suppositories

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Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001277
Description
A cardboard box, bottom and lid are sealed together by a paper label that covers top, bottom, left and right sides; there is a round orange sticker on the bottom.
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Accession Number
000001277
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Pessaries
Description
A cardboard box, bottom and lid are sealed together by a paper label that covers top, bottom, left and right sides; there is a round orange sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: cream; orange; black; red
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
Top: "ONE DOZEN // VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // ASTRINGENT Rx B // IN TIN CAPSULES // C678370 // EACH SUPPOSITORY CONTAINS: // Ext. Hyoscyamus, B.P., 1 gr. Ext. Helonias, 1/2 gr. // Ext. Hamamelis, 1 gr. Salicylic acid, 1 gr. // Tannic acid, 1 gr. Boric Acid, 5 grs. // Thymol, 1/32 gr. Eucalyptol 1/16 min. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; right side: "MEDICAMENTA . VERA . P D & Co. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE"; left side: identical to right side; bottom: "2 [illeg.] // 1929"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.6 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing and fading somewhat, tattered at edges; box dirty; several abrasions
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Images
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V-Applicator disposable vaginal applicator

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Dates
1978
circa 1978
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
000001325 a-g
Description
Six applicators (b-g), each of which is a cardboard tube with a cardboard plunger in one end; applicators are in a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001325 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intravaginal
Product Packaging
Description
Six applicators (b-g), each of which is a cardboard tube with a cardboard plunger in one end; applicators are in a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
b - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
e - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
f - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
g - applicator - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1978
circa 1978
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: white; red; black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR* // DISPOSABLE VAGINAL APPLICATORS // Specially intended for intravaginal application of Elase ointment as directed by the physician. // Stock-21-259-6 *Trademark // PARKE-DAVIS (L) JB187"; front: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE // To fill applicator, remove cap from ointment tube and fit applicator on neck of tube. Holding appl i- // cator and tube firmly together, squeeze end of tube until applicator contains sufficient medication as // indicated on plunger. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd., Brockville, Ontario"; bottom: top repeated in French except for Lot Number; back: instructions as listed on front repeated in French; right side: "SIX // V-APPLICATOR // Stock 21-259-6"; left side: identical to right side; (b-g) "Fill // to // Here // 5 cc // Disposable // Vaginal Applicator // Fill // From // Other // End"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly dirty; otherwise no apparent problems
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Images
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