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…
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
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
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
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."
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0010-A3-9 Box 2
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
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]"
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Length 5.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Paper wrapper is torn in several places, especially at edges and corners
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"
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0010-A2-5 Row E
Length 9.6 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Label yellowing and fading somewhat, tattered at edges; box dirty; several abrasions
(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"
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0010-A2-8 Row G
Box is slightly dirty; otherwise no apparent problems