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acid boric compressed tablet

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.258
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.258
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter-- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A square glass bottle with tiny shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body, ending in a large lip and a cork; paper label; filled with white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Shuttleworth Chemical Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED TABLETS // Acid Boric // Properties: Antiseptic // DOSE: [illeg.] // SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO. // Limited // Manufacturing Chemists, [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row D
Length
10.5 cm
Width
3.8 cm
Depth
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Torn label; #2: no cracks or chips in the bottle; cork appears whole; top red paper covering loose on one side; paper label yellowed, dirty, and torn in the lower proper left quadrant.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1979.20.11
Description
An empty clear glass cylindrical medicine bottle with a metal screw-on top that covers a frosted glass top; typical style for doctor's bag.
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Accession Number
1979.20.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
An empty clear glass cylindrical medicine bottle with a metal screw-on top that covers a frosted glass top; typical style for doctor's bag.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
M. B. W.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1918
1980
1918-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."; and "Post World War I"
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "M. B. W. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 2 Row B
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for alcohol
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boric acid tablets

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Dates
1879
1900
1879-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.61
Description
A two-mould blue glass bottle of boric acid tablets with a cylindrical body, rounded shoulders tapering into a medium-sized neck with a lip; cork closure; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.61
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter-- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A two-mould blue glass bottle of boric acid tablets with a cylindrical body, rounded shoulders tapering into a medium-sized neck with a lip; cork closure; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1879
1900
1879-1900
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co. established in 1879
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
paper: cream; black
Inscriptions
On label: "COMPRESSED TABLET. // Acid Boric [illeg.] gr. // Properties: Antiseptic. // DOSE: One. // THE E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL // Limited, // "Manufacturing Chemists, Toronto,"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Diam. 7.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is torn; partly illegible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Pharmaceutical Industry" article on The Canadian Encyclopedia website
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1979.21.28
Description
A transparent, empty glass bottle with an inner glass cap and outer metal safety cap.
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Accession Number
1979.21.28
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A transparent, empty glass bottle with an inner glass cap and outer metal safety cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
M & W
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
metal: grey
paper: brown; red; black
Inscriptions
Paper label has part missing, but originally written by hand: "Rubbing Alcohol"; embossed on bottom: "M & W // USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Part of label scratched away.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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bottle and case

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.5.2 a-b
Description
A clear cylindrical hand-blown glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with a spherical top; comes with a metal container of roughly the same shape consisting of two parts that screw together.
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Accession Number
1977.5.2 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A clear cylindrical hand-blown glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with a spherical top; comes with a metal container of roughly the same shape consisting of two parts that screw together.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - container - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white
Inscriptions
Paper label on flask marked: "Alcohol, Dr. Thompson - Sault Ste Marie State Hospital Sault Ste. Marie, Mich."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row D
Condition Remarks
Top of container bent out of shape.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1925
1935
1925-1935
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
999014005
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; paper labels on the front and back; closure by a cork which cannot be removed.
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Accession Number
999014005
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Phenol
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Description
An empty rectangular amber glass bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; paper labels on the front and back; closure by a cork which cannot be removed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1935
1925-1935
Date Remarks
Donor remarks.
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: white
ink: black, red, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "(POISON) // LIQUEFIED // Carbolic Acid // Phenol Liquefactum // B.P. 1932 // Dose: One to three minims. // POISON // THE J. F. HARTZ Co LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // TORONTO MONTREAL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 20.4 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Staining and tearing on the back label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; Detroit Hartz Building Web site
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946; The J.F. Hartz Company was originally founded in 1897 as a medical supply company specializing in imported German medical instruments, doctors’ supplies and pharmaceuticals
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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.10
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; barely amount of deep gold liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Antisepsis
Drug Packaging
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; barely amount of deep gold liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
precipitate: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OL. CREASOT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
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DC Antiseptic Talcum Powder

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.12.166
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Accession Number
1977.12.166
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Antisepsis
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Puretest Boric Acid B. P.

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920 - 1930
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023006
Description
Cylindrical metal Puretest Boric Acid, B. P. Powdered Boracic Acid container; full with white powder; printed cream and blue paper label with product information completely covers sides; top and bottom ends are uncovered and have rolled edges; top has rotating disc that opens and closes container o…
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Accession Number
016023006
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Antisepsis
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drugs -- container -- tin
Powders
Description
Cylindrical metal Puretest Boric Acid, B. P. Powdered Boracic Acid container; full with white powder; printed cream and blue paper label with product information completely covers sides; top and bottom ends are uncovered and have rolled edges; top has rotating disc that opens and closes container openings.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
United Drug Co. Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920 - 1930
Date Remarks
Puretest trademarked in 1920
Material
metal: grey, rust
paper: cream
ink: blue
paint: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “Puretest // Boric Acid B. P. // Powdered Boracic Acid // We guarantee // the purity of this product to be of // government standard as required by the British Pharmacopoeia. // The Rexall Drug Stores // United Drug Co. Limited // Toronto, Canada”; printed on back of label: “2 OZ. // Puretest Boric Acid // As a safe antiseptic wash, gargle, spray // or douche, dissolve one tablespoonful in a // pint of warm water. This solution may be // freely used for Cuts, Sores, Burns, and in // inflammatory conditions of the Eye, Ear, // Nose or Throat // United Drug Co. Limited // Toronto, Canada”; stamped on back of label: “16734 126”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
7.6 cm
Diameter
5.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label; small amount of cream paint on front along top edge; minor rust on bottom edge; major rust all over top; minor discolouration all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Boric Acid.” The Free Dictionary, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“PURETEST Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Research Facts
Boric acid was used as an antiseptic for minor injuries.
The United Drug Co. Limited and Rexall Drug were dominant in the retail pharmaceutical industry for much of the twentieth century in Canada; the Puretest trademark was registered in 1920 and appeared on many of their products.
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Rubbing Alcohol Compound

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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033007
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Rubbing Alcohol Compound (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with clear liquid; circular base with slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with print…
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Accession Number
006033007
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
Wound Healing
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- topical -- container
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Rubbing Alcohol Compound (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with clear liquid; circular base with slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information attached to front; round shoulders taper to round short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical indents on sides, flat top and internal continuous thread
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
metal: white, brass
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // RUBBING ALCOHOL // COMPOUND // (I & B) // (POISON) // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // as a rubbing compound // DANGEROUS IF TAKEN // INTERNALLY // HARMLESS IF APPLIED // EXTERNALLY // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “16 FL. OZ. // (L) 821237”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D 6 // 912”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row G
Length
18.6 cm
Diameter
7.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label; minor area of loss to top proper left corner of label; minor distortions and areas of separation all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Isopropyl alcohol (topical).” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Rubbing alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol, is used in medicine to kill bacteria and prevent infection; it is often used to clean surfaces, skin, minor wounds, and also as a muscle rub; applied topically and poisonous if taken internally.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Wallaceburg, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.
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