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A. B. S. & C. (Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara) Rx 1 Tablets

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Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023005
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylind…
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Accession Number
016023005
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Strychnine
Cascara
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; yellow and burgundy paper label with product information wrapped around entire bottle; cap has curved top, rolled bottom edge and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: brown
paper: yellow
ink: burgundy
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “[Illeg.] Jamieson // Clinic // [Illeg.] 00 100 // [Illeg.] . B. S. & C. Rx 1 // TABLETS // Dose: 1 to 2 tablets // [Illeg.] . E. JAMIESON & CO. LIMITED, // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WINDSOR, ONTARIO”; printed on back of label: “Each Tablet Contains: // Ext. Belladonna // Lv. 1/8 gr. // Strychnine 1/120 gr. // Contains per maximum // Dose: // ¼ Gr. Belladonna Lvs. // 1/60 Grain Strychnine. // No. 16578 The Pro- // prietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // To comply with the // Pharmacy Act of On- // tario, this bottle is // Labelled Poison.”; embossed on bottom: “D 4103 A”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
6.8 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion to cap, especially along top and bottom edges; large area of loss to top and bottom corner of front of label; small areas of loss on side of label; minor soiling to label, especially on proper left-side and back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Pilulae Aloini, Strychninae, et Belladonna (N. F.)—Pills of Aloin, Strychnine, and Belladonna.” King's American Dispensatory, 1898. Henriette’s Herbal Homepage, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“Federal Corporation Information - 047072-4.” Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
A. B. S. & C. stands for Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara; despite poisonous ingredients and the designation of poison on the label, these pills were often used to treat habitual constipation.
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited was the name of the company from 1944 until it became Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. in 1998.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1977.8.22 a-c
Description
A narrow, tubular glass bottle has a metal screw-on cap and a paper label wrapped around it; it contains alka-seltzer tablets; it comes in a long, narrow, cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1977.8.22 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A narrow, tubular glass bottle has a metal screw-on cap and a paper label wrapped around it; it contains alka-seltzer tablets; it comes in a long, narrow, cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Miles Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: clear
metal: light blue
paper: white; dark blue; light blue
cardboard: yellowish-white; dark blue; light blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label on bottle: "CONTENTS 25 TABLETS // Alka-Seltzer // BRAND // EFFERVESCENT ANALGESIC ALKALIZING TABLETS // ALKA-SELTZER MUST ALWAYS BE DISSOLVED IN WATER BEFORE TAKING // EACH DRY TABLET CONTAINS: 5 gr. acetylsalicylic acid and effervescent // base q.s // TABLET IN WATER BECOMES: An effervescent solution of sodium acetyl- // salicylate in alkaline buffers. // No. 15616 Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MILES LABORATORIES, LTD., TORONTO, CANADA // R595 P536 // [at an angle] 18 5106"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001226
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; tapers to wide corked opening; paper label wraps around body of bottle.
Accession Number
996001226
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
Cathartics
Dysmenorrhea, drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; tapers to wide corked opening; paper label wraps around body of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Eli Lilly & Company
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Keep tightly corked // one ounce (28 gm) powdered extract // Aloes, N.F. // standard - one grain represents two grains drug // Dose - 1 to 5 grains // Lilly // Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.2 cm. x Diam. 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured and worn
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020392
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stati…
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Accession Number
010020392
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stating manufacturer's information; bottle contains white cotton
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: brown
wood: brown
paper: white, blue
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "100 // TABLET TRITURATES // No. 11 // ALOIN // COMPOUND // Rx A // Aloin .. .. 1-8 gr. // Podophyllum Resin .. .. 1-8 gr- // DOSE: One to four tablets. // 4639 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // Montreal, Can."; printed on sticker at top: "CHAR [Illeg.] SST & CO // MFG. // CHEMISTS // MONTREAL"; embossed on bottom: "808"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is worn; hole at side of cork; sticker on top of cork is worn around edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Wikipedia" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; aloin was used as a laxative.
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1976.60.5
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
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Accession Number
1976.60.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried leaves of Cassia marilandica (American senna).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
plant matter: brownish-green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession shee
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat of Cassia marilandica: wet soil of eastern and central U.S. and Canada; parts used: leaves, roots, and seeds; uses: reduction of fever, sore throat, most commonly and currently as a laxative; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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Anusol Hemorrhoidal Suppositories

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Accession Number
1975.8.37
Description
A cardboard box containing three suppositories wrapped in foil; leaflet inside in French and English with directions.
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Accession Number
1975.8.37
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box containing three suppositories wrapped in foil; leaflet inside in French and English with directions.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
William R. Warner Co. Ltd.
Material
cardboard: light green; black; red; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
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Ayer's Cathartic Pills

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001298
Description
Container (material?) filled with 40 cathartic pills inside a cardboard box; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper wrapper/label lists product information.
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Accession Number
996001298
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Container (material?) filled with 40 cathartic pills inside a cardboard box; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper wrapper/label lists product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
J. C. Ayer Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Date Remarks
Company started in 1870
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Wrapper front reads, "40 // AYER'S // CATHARTIC PILLS // PREPARED BY // DR. J.C. AYER & CO. LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A."; one side reads, "Each one of Ayer's Pill contains" (ingredients listed); other side lists product information in Spanish
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.3 cm. x Width: 2.8 cm. x Depth: 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unused and unopened; there is some minor staining and wear on the paper wrapper / label, but all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great American Medicine Show" by David Armstrong and Elizabeth M. Armstrong, p. 166;
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 126 & colour insert 63; "American Health
Quackery" by James H. Young, pp 130-134
Research Facts
Dr. James Cook Ayer got his start working in an apothecary shop in Lowell, Mass.; he studied medicine with a local doctor and bought a drug store in 1841; he eventually received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania; about midcentury, Ayer marketed a Cherry Pectoral, following it with other proprietaries
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Black Walnut Leaves

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001074
Description
Paper packet that contains dried plant material (black walnut leaves?) wrapped and sealed in plastic; packet is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001074
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Cathartics
Anthelmintics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
Description
Paper packet that contains dried plant material (black walnut leaves?) wrapped and sealed in plastic; packet is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: clear
paper: yellow-green; brown; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLACK WALNUT // LEAVES // (Juglans nigra, Lin.) // Cp [underlined] 10 [handwritten] // Parke, Davis & Co. [cursive] // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // DETROIT MICH. U.S.A."; front: "SYNONYMS - Oil Nut; Feulles de // Nigra, Fr.; Schwarze Wallnussblätter, // Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER - Juglandaceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Alterative laxative, // tonic, anthelmintic. Useful in consti // pated habit with deficient appetite, // and as an injection for pin-worms. // Dose, a wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed and very fragile and torn in many places; plastic has come unsealed on both sides; plant material has escaped packet and is escaping plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001188
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001188
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
100 // Chocolate-Coated // Pills // No. 980 // Blaud // Laxative // 122 // soft // ... // Parke, Davis & Co. // Walkerville, // Ont., Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-10 Box 1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured by age
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001206
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; yellow paper label wraps around front and sides; red and black decorative writing on label; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; liquid contents still in bottle.
Accession Number
996001206
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; yellow paper label wraps around front and sides; red and black decorative writing on label; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; liquid contents still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
B-L Company
Site Made (City)
Atlanta
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow
cork: brown
Inscriptions
B-L // The medicine That has // Met the // Test // A Valuable Laxative // ... // Price $1.25 //
B-L Company // Atlanta Georgia
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.1 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label slightly discoloured, particularly along bottom left edge and across bottom front where label has been torn
Copy Type
Original
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