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cascarilla bark box

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001128
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label; there is a round white sticker on front.
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Accession Number
000001128
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label; there is a round white sticker on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
cardboard: green
plastic: clear
paper: beige; black; red; white
Inscriptions
Top: "20 [handwritten] // CASCARILLA // BARK // Croton Eluteria (Lin.) // J.J. Bennett. // No. 74 // C 91870 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA."; front: "SYNONYMS - Sweetwood bark, Eng.; // Cascarille, Chacrille, Fr.; Cascarill- // rinde, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The bark. // FAMILY - Euphorbiaceæ. // HABITAT - Bahamas and West Indies // G [handwritten]"; back: "PROPERTIES - Aromatic stimulant, // tonic and febrifuge. Used advantage- // ously in intermittent fever, in epidem- // ic dysentery and in the latter stages of // diarrhea. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label and cardboard yellowed; water spots on top; dark stain on front; box punctured on bottom; plastic still sealed; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
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.
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Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy

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Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German …
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Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cholera
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German and Bohemia on all sides of label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - instructions
Provenance
Transferred from Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: black, red
glass: green
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “CHAMBERLAIN’S // COLIC CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // CURES // PAIN IN THE STOMACH, // Colic, Cholera morbus, // CRAMP COLIC, // BILIOUS, COLIC, PAINTER’S COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT // CHOLERA // DYSENTREY, DIARRHOEA, // BLOODY FLUX, // CHRONIC DIARRHOES, CHOLERS // INFANTUM, AND BOWEL // COMPLAINT // IN ALL ITS FORMS. // manufactured only by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // DES MOINES, IOWA, U. S. A. // AND TORONTO, CANADA. // PRICE, 35 CENTS. // (Copyrighted by CHAMBERLAIN & CO., 1882)”; on stamp: “PROPRIETARY // OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT // INLAND REVENUE CANADA. // IN STOCK PRIOR // TO APRIL 1, 1909”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is brittle around open end with frayed edges; shows minor wear, surface grime and minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/343751384028938041/
Research Facts
After the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act in 1909 (Canada), over the counter medicines were required to list the ingredients. The ingredients for Chamberlains’ Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy are: one fluid ounce contains 45% alcohol, 10.7% ether (A deriviative of alcohol), 19 minims of chloroform and 3 grains tri-chlor-tertiary-butyl-alcohol. The Act also eliminated advertising the product could cure a wide range of illnesss. After 1909 this product indicated it would cure 'For the relief of pain in the stomach and bowels, colic, intestinal cramp, diarrhoea.'
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cranesbill root box

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Dates
1906
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006009
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering the top, front, and bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material
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Accession Number
000006009
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering the top, front, and bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
Date Remarks
June 30, 1906 is printed on box
Material
cardboard: off-white; black
paper: white; brown
Inscriptions
Right side: "C 15 [handwritten in pencil]"; label front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; inside the frame there are fern leaves, flowers and leaves on stems, lichen, and vines are arranged around an extended scroll; the material's Latin name appears on the scroll, and other texts are set around the plants in various fonts; front label reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // CRANESBILL ROOT // GERANIUM MACULATUM // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // powerfnl [sic] astringent. Used in dyspepsia, // diarrhoea, cholera infantum, and excessive // mucous discharges. Infusion, Cranesbill Root, // one ounce. Hot Water, one pint, Dose, a // wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Cranesbill // Dovesfoot, Crowfoot, Spotted // Geranium, Alum Root, etc."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label are discoloured; label has some beige spots on top and is torn along bottom edge; left front edge of box abraded; contents (vegetable matter) are leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 477; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; see also 000.006.010; CD #7.
Research Facts
Cranesbill Root is used for digestive disorders. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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cranesbill root box

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Dates
1906
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006010
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box; a paper label covers top, front, bottom and sides; this is covered with shrink-wrap plastic; to open box, label would be cut along the top and bottom edges; box is full of material
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Accession Number
000006010
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box; a paper label covers top, front, bottom and sides; this is covered with shrink-wrap plastic; to open box, label would be cut along the top and bottom edges; box is full of material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
Date Remarks
June 30, 1906 is printed on box
Material
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Right side: "C 15 [handwritten in pencil]"; label front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; inside the frame there are fern leaves, flowers and leaves on stems, lichen, and vines are arranged around an extended scroll; the material's Latin name appears on the scroll, and other texts are set around the plants in various fonts; front label reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // CRANESBILL ROOT // GERANIUM MACULATUM // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // powerfnl [sic] astringent. Used in dyspepsia, // diarrhoea, cholera infantum, and excessive // mucous discharges. Infusion, Cranesbill Root, // one ounce. Hot Water, one pint, Dose, a // wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Cranesbill // Dovesfoot, Crowfoot, Spotted // Geranium, Alum Root, etc."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label are discoloured; label has some discoloured spots; the box's surface is ruptured along the right front edge and some contents (vegetable matter) are leaking; #2: box shows some minor discolouration, but is complete and stable; label is complete and fully legible; there is minor discolouration at the top of the label; box is full of cranesbill root and is unopened.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 477; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; see also 000.006.009; CD #8
Research Facts
Cranesbill Root is used for digestive disorders. (See accession sheet for further details.)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Aug. 6, 2003-15 Nov. 2010.
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cranesbill root box

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001103
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001103
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in plastic with a piece of transparent tape; box is covered on top, front and back by 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
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Label refers to Food and Drugs Act of 1906
Material
cardboard: purple
plastic: clear
paper: beige; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "CRANESBILL // ROOT // Geranium maculatum Lin. // No. 93 // C83579 [stamped] // Guaranteed under The Food and Drugs Act, // June 30th, 1906. Guaranty No. 6. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A."; front: "SYNONYMS - GERANIUM, Crowfoot, // Eng.; Racine de Bec-de-Grue tacheté, // Fr.; Fleckstorchschnabel-wurzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // NATURAL ORDER - Geraniaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Powerfully astrin- // gent. Used in dysentery, diarrhea, and // as an astringent to mucous surfaces // where secretion is abnormal, as in leu- // corrhea, etc. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 6.1 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and cardboard yellowed; label appears to be cut off at front bottom edge; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in plastic; plastic still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #7.
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.
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Dr. A. Fowler's Extract

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001116
Description
Clear aqua glass bottle; four indented panels; embossed writing on two narrow sides; tallcylindrical neck intended for cork.
Accession Number
996001116
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear aqua glass bottle; four indented panels; embossed writing on two narrow sides; tallcylindrical neck intended for cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Sep. 1993.
Maker
Dr. A. Fowler
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Material
glass: aqua
Inscriptions
Dr. A. Fowler's // extract
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.9 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some very slight accumulation inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Fowler's Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry

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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
996001066
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; four recessed sides; paper label on front; three other sides have embossed words; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; residue of contents.
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Accession Number
996001066
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; four recessed sides; paper label on front; three other sides have embossed words; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; residue of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Fowler's // Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry // No. 5813 The Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act // The T. Milburn Co. // Toronto Limited
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label extremely brittle and fragile; portions of label are missing
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Label says product can be used to treat diarrhea, seasickness, and canker of the mouth
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Dr. Fowler's Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry

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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
996001145
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; four recessed panels; one panel has paper label adhered inside it; embossed writing in glass in other three panels; cylindrical neck with part of a cork stopper in it.
Accession Number
996001145
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- digestive disorders -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; four recessed panels; one panel has paper label adhered inside it; embossed writing in glass in other three panels; cylindrical neck with part of a cork stopper in it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Fowler's // concentrated extract of // Wild Strawberry // Directions: // The T. Milburn Co. // Toronto Limited
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label worn and discoloured badly; paper on label is slightly ripped just above lower left corner; inside of bottle covered with remains of contents; cork partially missing and what remains is covered with strawberry extract which has become hard and tacky
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Fowler's Wild Strawberry Extract

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020402
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle for Dr. A. Fowler's wild strawberry extract; product name embossed on front, sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty.
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Accession Number
010020402
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle for Dr. A. Fowler's wild strawberry extract; product name embossed on front, sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on front: "WILD STRAWBERRY"; embossed on side: "EXTRACT"; embossed on side: "DR. A. FOWLER'S"; embossed on bottom: "182"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass is in good condition; some scratches at base
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Living Archives" 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; an advertisement from 1900 states that Dr. Fowler's wild strawberry extract cured diarrhea, colic, cramps and cholera, among other ailments; it claims the extract had been used for half a century
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Dr. Johnson's diarrhoea pills

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.213
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; paper label; cotton padding; some original contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.213
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Veterinary Medicine
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square-base aqua blue glass bottle with a wide neck and cork closure; paper label; cotton padding; some original contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Dr. Johnson's Diarrohea Pills"; directions printed on label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label slightly torn.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Prepared by N.Y. Veterinary Hospital.
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