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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
Accession Number
010042003
Description
Cyclindrical metal four ounce container with round sliding opening at the top in the middle, which is firmly closed; full of contents, yellow paper label covers the entire sides of the container; name of the product and company information are printed on the front in green ink, and on the back are …
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Accession Number
010042003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cyclindrical metal four ounce container with round sliding opening at the top in the middle, which is firmly closed; full of contents, yellow paper label covers the entire sides of the container; name of the product and company information are printed on the front in green ink, and on the back are the directions for using the product, as well as its uses; decorative green stripes on the label; company logo inside an inverted triangle appears on each side of the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
Rolls and Darlington Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: yellow
ink: green
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "R & D // ACID // BORACIC // Contents 4 ounces net // Rolls & Darlington // Limited // Toronto, Ontario // DIRECTIONS // As an eye wash - use 1/4 // level teaspoonful in an // ounce of distilled or boiled // water. As a douche, lotion // or mouth wash - enough // to cover a twenty-five cent // coin in an ounce of water. // Used as a dusting powder // it overcomes perspiration odors."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
Length
12.1 cm
Diameter
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tear at top of lable and folded over; surface scratches and darkening along edges on metal; paper bubbling near seam
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.can1business.com/company/Dissolved/Rolls-Darlington-Limited
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemicals-product-safety/boric-acid.html
Research Facts
Boracic acid can be found in many every day items today such as cosmetic, drugs, and cleaning products. It is considered safe, but overexposure may be dangerous.
Rolls and Darlington began in 1930 and was dissolved in 2002.
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A. E. Hanna Prescription Pharmacy

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.5.2
Description
A rectangular cardboard box with a gauze hinge.
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Accession Number
1981.5.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A rectangular cardboard box with a gauze hinge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Peter Kaellgrin, Royal Oontario Museum; box used by Mrs. Walter Bieniewski of Toronto.
Maker
A. E. Hanna Pharmacy
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Dated 6/1/43 on instructions inside.
Material
cardboard: green; white
fabric
Inscriptions
Printed on the top of the box: "A. E. HANNA // PRESCRIPTION // PHARMACY // 184 BLOOR ST. WEST, TORONTO // MIDWAY 1109 // DIRECTIONS INSIDE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 4.8 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
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aloes pharmacy bottle

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1968.1.8 a-b
Description
Glass jar with small neck, flared, rounded lip; no pontil mark; has a label; ground-in stopper, flat-topped.
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Accession Number
1968.1.8 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Glass jar with small neck, flared, rounded lip; no pontil mark; has a label; ground-in stopper, flat-topped.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 6.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. J. Silversides.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: translucent brownish
paper: red; white; black
Inscriptions
Label has, "TR [the letters run together] ALOES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Ammonia Inhalants

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Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut …
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Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product and company information appears on exterior of top, bottom, back, and proper right side; directions with illustrations appear on front; capsules consist of hard cylinder wrapped in soft cream fabric and silken mesh with both ends tied closed around the cylinder; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.4 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-e – capsules – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
f – insert – Length 9.9 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Mine Safety Appliances Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Date Remarks
Similar items in other museum collections; new MSA letter logo introduced in 1967
Material
paper: brown, cream
fabric: cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom of box: “MINE SAFETY // APPLIANCES CO. // EFFICIENCY // SERVICE SAFETY // PITTSBURGH PA // AMMONIA INHALANTS // (Aromatized Ammonia – Alcohol 38 %) // 10 Per Package // Cat. No. FA - 2156”; printed on front of box: “Crush inhalant // between thumb and // finger // Hold about 4 inches from nose. // As ammonia gets weaker, hold closer. // Try the strength of inhalant by placing // it under your own nose at about // one minute intervals. When too // weak, use another inhalant”; printed on back of box: “AMMONIA INHALANTS // Aromatized Ammonia : : Alcohol 38 % // Active Ingredients: Ammonia Carbonate, Stronger // Ammonia Water, Oil Lemon, Oil Lavender and Oil // Nutmeg. // 10 Per Package Containing 1/3 cc. Each. // MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; stamped on proper right side of box: “9 D 11”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and foxing all over box; minor distortion to back of box; minor soiling and foxing all over insert; minor discolouration on ends of capsules
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Our History.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“1960 – 1969 A decade of MSA in review.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Collections Online.” Bulkley Valley Museum, Bulkley Valley Museum Society, 2019. Accessed 19 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
The Mine Safety Appliance Company was founded by John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike following a tragic mining accident in 1912; with the help of Thomas Edison, they developed an electric mining lamp that helped reduce mine explosions; from there, the company expanded and developed a wide variety of safety products for a variety of applications; this Ammonia Inhalant set was likely produced before 1967 because of the absence of the “MSA” logo first introduced in 1967.
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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
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Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
Number Of Parts
24
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - digitaline - Size: Length 4.8 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
c - mersalyl B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.5 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
d - amyl nitrate - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
e - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
f - adrenalin chloride - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
g - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
h - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
i - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
j - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
k - carbachol B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
l - antistine - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
m - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
n - solution pentobarbital sodium - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
o - carbachol - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
p - solution pentobarbital - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
q - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
r - salyrgan/theophylline solution - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
s - ethophylline - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
t - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
u - nikethamide - Size: Length 5.9 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
v-w - blades - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.1 mm.
x - paper wrapper - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
paper: cream; black
glass: clear; brown
wood: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C.M. Bracken, M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
# 1: (b-u): paper labels show wear; # 2: no damage; #3: no new damage; #4: decomposing liquids
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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Dates
1963
1970
circa 1963
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001383 a-b
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, and is 1/3 full of capsules
Accession Number
000001383 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- vitamin supplement, prescription -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with threaded metal cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, and is 1/3 full of capsules
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
1970
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream; brown; orange; black
metal: red; white
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 S.G.C. No. 227 [printed] // 7 50 [handwritten] // ANATOLA // OLEOVITAMIN A // CAPSULES U.S.P. // 50,000 I.U. // NOTE: For Therapeutic Use // Only. // Anatola – Reg. T.M. // Stock 7-227-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed] // L [encircle] R 204 B – HB [stamped]"; right side: "For the treatment of Vitamin A deficiencies. // ADULT DOSE – 1 capsule daily, or as directed // by the physician. // Keep Bottle Securely Closed In a Cool, Dry // Place. [printed]"; left side: right side repeated in French; bottom: "3 // 75 1 [embossed]"; (b) "P D [embossed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row B
Length
a - 10.2 cm
Width
a - 4.4 cm
Depth
a - 3.2 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing; some corrosion on cap where paint is scratched
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Bishop's Drugs prescription

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Dates
1943
1954
circa 1943-1954
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006034002 a-b
Description
A pill box made of card board with a lid (a) and a bottom (b) which fits into the lid; the pharmacy's label is glued onto the top of the box.
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Accession Number
006034002 a-b
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A pill box made of card board with a lid (a) and a bottom (b) which fits into the lid; the pharmacy's label is glued onto the top of the box.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
The pill box is from a local Kingston pharmacy; who was located at 229 Princess St; from 1943-1954.
Maker
Bishop's Drugs Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1954
circa 1943-1954
Date Remarks
This is when Bishop's Drugs was at the address printed on the box.
Material
cardboard : light brown
paper : green, off white, white, blue
Inscriptions
"Bishop's Drugs LTD // 229 PRINCESS ST. // PHONE 24300 KINGSTON" then there is information about who prescribed the medication and the instructions for its use.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Condition Remarks
Green colour on edges is wearing off; all corners of (a) are beginning to wear and split; (b) is like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Kingston City Directories"
Research Facts
Box used to hold the pills of a person's prescription; Bishop's Pharmacy was at the 229 Princess location from 1943-1954 when it became Briscoe's Pharmacy, C.L. Bishop owned the pharmacy at 229 Princess and another at 528 Princess from 1946 to 1954 until he retired in 1954.
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Dates
1750
1850
circa 1750-1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1930.8.1 a-b
Description
Large green carboy; conical neck banded at opening to provide strength and a groove for stringing; rectangular, uncoloured ground glass stopper bearing no pontil marks on bottom; partial temporary label affixed across middle of bottle.
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Accession Number
1930.8.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- carboy
Description
Large green carboy; conical neck banded at opening to provide strength and a groove for stringing; rectangular, uncoloured ground glass stopper bearing no pontil marks on bottom; partial temporary label affixed across middle of bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
carboy - Size: Length 32.4 cm x Diam. 27.0 cm
stopper
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mr. W.H. Warden through Dr. J.T. Fotheringham
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1750
1850
circa 1750-1850
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 18c.-early 19c."
Material
glass: green; uncoloured
Inscriptions
On temporary label: "R: GUAIAC: C:"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
"Niagara Apothecary Pharmacy jar"
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bottle stoppers

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.111 a-f
Description
Six smooth corks (?) of various sizes and shapes.
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Accession Number
1980.18.111 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Six smooth corks (?) of various sizes and shapes.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Material
cork (?): beige
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1968.1.7 a-b
Description
Glass jar with small neck, flared, rounded lip; no pontil mark; has a label held on with Scotch tape; ground-in stopper, flat-topped.
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Accession Number
1968.1.7 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Glass jar with small neck, flared, rounded lip; no pontil mark; has a label held on with Scotch tape; ground-in stopper, flat-topped.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 6.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. J. Silversides.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: translucent brownish
paper: red; white; black
Inscriptions
Label has, "TR. [the letters run together] BUCHU."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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