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Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050023 a-b
Description
Empty heavy white circular glass pharmacy bottle (a) with a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050023 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Empty heavy white circular glass pharmacy bottle (a) with a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: white
plastic: white
paper: white
ink: blue
Inscriptions
"Acriflavina" is printed on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-10 Box 1
Condition Remarks
Fine
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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aqua sambuci pharmacy bottle

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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050016 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
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Accession Number
003050016 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Diam. x 8.3 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold aqua sambuci.
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"AQ:SAMBU" hand painted on front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Condition Remarks
The paint on the front is chipping.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Dates
1870
1900
1870-19000
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.240
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with gently rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and closed with a cork; a paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.240
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with gently rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and closed with a cork; a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1870
1900
1870-19000
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Ext. Chio [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 12.6 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label very stained
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050001 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand-painted label on the front and a paper label on the back.
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Accession Number
003050001 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand-painted label on the front and a paper label on the back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacist. This bottle was used to hold Chloric Ether, also known as Spiritus Chloroformi.
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
From Internet article.
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown; black; red
Inscriptions
"CHLO:AETHE" hand painted on front; "Spirit Chel3 // FRED L. HOOPER // MEDICAL HALL // NAPANEE ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Condition Remarks
The paper label on the back is torn and coming off; the inside of the bottle is dirty.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," by William Whitla, MD, Third Edition, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," 2004, Digger Odell Publications (Internet)
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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essence of citrus pharmacy bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10631
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050012 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
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Accession Number
003050012 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Diam. 7.8 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold essence of citrus.
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"ESS:CITR:" hand painted on front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Condition Remarks
The paint on the front is chipping.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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fabaton pharmacy bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10634
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050015
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle; the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
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Accession Number
003050015
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle; the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold fabaton.
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"FABATON" hand painted on front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Diam. 7.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The paint on the front is chipping.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Dates
1874
1928
circa 1874-1928
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.31.1 a-ch
Description
A leather-covered box-shaped medicine case with a leather-covered handle and metal corner guards contains assorted vials and tins, a couple of white envelopes, a business card, and a page from a magazine (ca. 1890); contents: (a) white envelope contains a white powder wrapped in paper; (b) white en…
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Accession Number
1969.31.1 a-ch
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A leather-covered box-shaped medicine case with a leather-covered handle and metal corner guards contains assorted vials and tins, a couple of white envelopes, a business card, and a page from a magazine (ca. 1890); contents: (a) white envelope contains a white powder wrapped in paper; (b) white envelope; (c) business card; (d) page from magazine; (e) list of antidotes for poisons, ca. 1885; (f) glass bottle with cork; (g) orange cylindrical tin with screw-on lid, contains 24 large, empty clear capsules and 12 small, empty clear capsules; (h) yellow cylindrical tin with screw-on lid covered by black and white label, contains white powder, 1/3 full; (i) cylindrical tin similar to (g), empty; (j) bottle with a cork stopper, contains 9 small black round pills; (k) glass vial with cork stopper and black wax seal, white paper label with black ink handwriting; (l) through (bv) are all glass vials, some with cork stoppers, white label with black ink handwriting;(l) has a cork stopper; (m) has a cork stopper; (n) has a black wax seal on the cork stopper; (o) had a black wax seal but it is broken off; (p-r) have corks; (s) no cork; (t) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a black liquid; (u) has a broken cork; (v) has a cork and is 3/8 full of a viscous liquid; (w,x) have corks; (y) has no cork; (z,aa) have corks; (ab) has a cork and contains 12 white tablets; (ac) has a rubber stopper; (ad) has a cork stopper and contains around 55 round, white pills on the bottom and around 22 similar yellow pills on top; (ae) has a cork; (af) has no cork; (ag) has a cork; (ah) has a cork but no label; (ai-ak) have corks; (al) has a cork and is 5/8 full of white crystals; (am) has a cork and is 1/16 full of a white powder; (an) has a cork; (ao) has a cork and has a residue of white powder; (ap) has a cork and is 2/3 full; (aq) has a cork and is 4/5 full of a white powder; (ar) has a cork and is 7/8 full of a white powder; (as) has a cork and is half full of gold-coloured, round pills (around 50); (at) has a cork and is 4/5 full of white crystals; (au, av) have corks; (aw) has a cork and is full of beige powder; (ax) has a cork and is 4/5 full of white crystals; (ay) has a cork and is 1/5 full of a white powder; (az) has a cork and is 5/8 full of white crystals; (ba) has a cork and has a brown powder residue; (bb) has a cork and is full of a light grey powder; (bc) has a cork and is full of a fine gold-coloured powder; (bd) has a cork and has sand-coloured powder; (be) has a cork and has a white powder residue; (bf) has a screw lip and a cork, no label, and a white residue; (bg) has a cork and a white powder residue; (bh) has a cork and a brown powder residue; (bi) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a beige powder; (bj) has a cork, no label, and a pink residue; (bk) has a cork and is 3/4 full of a beige powder; (bl) has a cork and is full of a bright yellow powder; (bm) has a cork and has 23 white tablets; (bn) has a cork and is full of fine white crystals; (bo) has a cork and is 4/5 full of beige powder; (bp) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a white powder; (bq) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a white powder; (br) has a cork and is 1/2 full of a gold powder; (bs) has a cork and a light yellow residue; (bt, bu, bv) all have corks; (bw) glass bottle with a cork stopper, contains 21 small gold-coloured pills; (bx) ??; (by) glass bottle with cork stopper, contains 15 small white spherical pills; (bz) an orange box containing small white pills; (ca) two pages folded white paper; (cb) four small natural sponges; (cc) six cork stoppers and one rubber stopper; (cd) eight small pieces of waxed paper and one empty white envelope; (ce) brown paper wrapper for (cf); (cf) box? (cg) 23 (?) medicine vials--(f), (k-ai)-- held in place by metal clasps, fits into (ch); (ch) brown leather box-like case.
Number Of Parts
86
Part Names
a - envelope
b - envelope
c - business card
d - magazine page
e - list
f - bottle
g - tin
h - tin
i - tin
j - bottle
k-av - vials
aw-be - vials
bf - vial
bg-bv - vials
bw - bottle
by - bottle
bz - box
ca - paper
cf -
cg - vial rack
ch - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Robert Wm. Bell, MDCM Univ. McGill Coll. Montreal Class of 1873, Mem. Coll. Phys. & Surg. Ont., Sept. 28, 1874; deceased 1928.
Maker
Chandler (?)
Dates
1874
1928
circa 1874-1928
Material
leather: brown
metal: silver
glass: clear
paper: white; brown
waxed paper
ink: green; black
paint: orange; yellow
cardboard: white; orange
wax: black
sponge: beige
rubber:
Inscriptions
(a) White paper envelope, green type: "The F.E. Karn Co. Limited, The People's Popular Drug Store . . . Toronto . . . Gray Powder (Mercury c Chalk)"; (b) white paper envelope, black type: "J.H. Hutty Chemist & Druggist . . . Ammon. Brom. . . . for Dr. Bell"; (c) white cardboard business card, black type: "Mrs. W.A. Staunton, Nurse, 111 Stewart Street, Telephone 354."; (c) page from magazine lists "Doses of Poisons and Powerful Medicines."; (e) list of "Antidotes for Poisons"; (f) label reads, "Tr: Opii"; (g) "5 gr. Tablets, 1 Ounce, Antikamnia (opposed to pain), Analgesic, Antipyretic and Anodyne, Antikamnia Chemical Co., St. Louis"; (h) label reads, "Registered Sept. 3, 1890"; on container: "Powdered Antikamnia, 1 Oz., Opposed to Pain, Analgesic Antipyretic and Anodyne . . . St. Louis . . . Mersereau Mfg. Co. Boxes. Brooklyn N.Y. Pat. Mar. 15, 1892"; scratched faintly on bottom: "R.W. Bell Peterboro"; (i) "5 gr. tablets, 1 Ounce, Antikamnia . . . St. Louis U.S.A., British Depot: 46 Holborn Viaduct, London E.C."; stamped on bottom: "July 25, 1902"; (j) label reads: "Sample Pill. Creasote, from Beech Wood. 1/2 gr. The Upjohn Pill & Granule Col., Kalamazoo, Mich."; (k) label reads, "Tr. Nucis Vom"; wax seal is stamped "A"; (l) label reads "Tr. Digital"; (m) label reads, "Vin: Ipecac"; (n) wax seal stamped, "Saunders, London, Ont." (?); label reads, "Tr. Hyos."; (o) label reads, "Tr. Strophanth"; (p) label reads, "Chloroform D & Y (?)"; (q) label "Canth: Collodion"; (r) label "Ergot: Ext: Fld."; (s) label "Spt: Am: Arom."; (t) label "Tr. Arnicae"; (u) label "Cascara Arom."; (v) label, "Glycerine" (?); (w) label "Sol: Nitro-Glycer. 1%"; (x) label "Lin: Sapo"; (y) "Spt. Ether: Nit."; (z) label "Ether: Sulp. Squibb"; (aa) label "Tri: Opii: Camph."; (ab) label "Pil: Acid: Salicyl."; (ac) label: "Ammonol"; on top of stopper: "5"; (ad) label "Pil: Cath: Co. (?)"; (ae) label "Tr. Iodi"; (af) ; label "Acid: Carbol."; (ag) label "Spt. Rectific"; (ah) has no label; (ai) label "Pil: Assafoetida. 2 gr"; (aj) label "Pulv: Sacch."; (ak) label "Seilers: tablets"; (al) label "Pot. Iodide"; (am) label "Pot. Chlor."; (an) manufacturer's label reads, "Pil. Soda Mint, Sodil. Bicarb, 4 grs., Ammon. Carb, 1/4 gr., Ol. Menth. Pip. 1/6 gtt."; (ao) label "Sod. Bicarb."; (ap) label "Sulphonal."; (aq) label "Plumbi: Acet."; (ar) label "Quin. Sulph."; (as) label "Pil: Quin: Sulph. 2 gr."; (at) label "Pot: Bromide"; (au) label "Antiseptic: Tablets 1 ve oj (?) = 1-1000"; (av) label "Chloral: Hydra. (?)"; (aw) label "Lactopeptine"; (ax) label "Phenacetine"; (ay) label "Antikamnia"; (az) label "Antifebrin"; (ba) label "Pulv: Kino: Co,"; (bb) label "Hyol: C Creta."; (bc) label "Pulv: Rhei."; (bd) label "Pulv: Doveri."; (be) label "Hyd: Submur."; (bf) no label; (bg) label "Bismuth: Subnit"; (bh) label "Pil. Aloin Co: &Ipecac"; (bi) label "Podophyllin"; (bj) no label; (bk) label "Pulv: Jalap"; (bl) label "Gambogia"; (bm) label "Trit: Ol: Terebinth 1/10 min."; (bn) label "Zinci: Sulph."; (bo) label "Pulv: Ipecac."; (bp) label "Ant: et Pot: Tart"; (bq) label "Caffein: Citras"; (br) label "Aristol"; (bs) label "Santonine"; (bt) label "Morph: Acetas"; (bu) label "Pulv: Opil"; (bv) label "Pil: Nitro-glycer: Co"; (bw) label "100 Pil. Picrotoxin - 1-60 Gr. Each (?) Lily & Co. Manufacturers, Indianopolis, Ind., U.S.A."; (bx) ? (by) label "Nitro-Glycerine Gelatin Coated Pills, 1-50 Grain, From the Laboratory of Parke-Davis & Co. . . . Detroit . . ."; on bottom of bottle: "P.D. & Co."; (bz) in black type, "The S.B. Chandler, Son & Co., Ltd., Directions, take one pill every 6 hours, A. Malarial H."; (ca) black type: "February 1892, Medicinal Tinctures of the U.S. & B. Pharmacopoeias, Manufactured by Davis & Lawrence Co. (Limited) . . . Montreal . . ."; (cd) on envelope: "Antifebrin for?"; (ce) handwritten on brown paper wrapper, "Mr. R.W. Bell, 350 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario, Dec. EX (?)"; (cf) "EMP. CANTHARIDES, OIL THE FACE BEFORE USING"; (ch) lock marked, "Pat. Oct. 71".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Dimension Notes
a - envelope - Length 11.1 cm x Width 6.4 cm
b - envelope - Length 11.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm
c - business card - Length 9.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - magazine page - Length 18.4 cm x Width 12.4 cm
e - list - Length 29.8 cm x Width 23.5 cm
f - bottle - Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
g - tin - Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
h - tin - Length 5.9 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
i - tin - Length 5.9 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
j - bottle - Length 5.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
k-av - vials - Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
aw-be - vials - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
bf - vial - Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
bg-bv - vials - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
bw - bottle - Length 6.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
by - bottle - Length 5.4 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
bz - box - SLength 4.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
ca - paper - Length 11.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
cf - Length 24.8 cm x Width 20.0 cm
cg - vial rack - Length 29.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
ch - case - Length 31.7 cm x Width 20.0 cm x Depth 16.7 cm
Condition Remarks
One hinge broken on case, leather coming apart at seams at bottom, leather worn and stained; metal corners dirty; mouldy; corks fragile, bottles dirty; (f) top broken off; 2004: has extreme odour; powders and liquids are deteriorating
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Exhibit History
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016.
Images
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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.26.4 a-l
Description
A rectangular rigid black leather pill case (l) with 20 leather loop holders for pill bottles; there are 11 pill bottles (a-k) with aluminum screw tops; each contains pills and has a paper label affixed.
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Accession Number
1981.26.4 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A rectangular rigid black leather pill case (l) with 20 leather loop holders for pill bottles; there are 11 pill bottles (a-k) with aluminum screw tops; each contains pills and has a paper label affixed.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a-k - pill bottles - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
l - case - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
leather: black; brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Typed on paper labels: (a) "Pheno-codeine"; (b) "Coramine"; (c) "Phenalone"; (e) "Ephedrine & nembutal"; (f) "Penobarb grs. 1 1/2"; (g) "Nebutol grs. 1 1/2"; (h) "Soneryl grs. 1 1/2"; (i) "Pagenan Grs. 7 1/2"; (j) "Phenobarb Grs. 1 1/2"; (k) "Aspirin Grs. 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Holding straps broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice. The Pagenan (i) was the first sulphonilamide, early 1940s.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1983.3.1 a-y
Description
A black, fabric-covered wooden case (y) with a carrying handle and plated metal clasp opens to reveal compartments divided in two, each mounted with metal springs to hold a total of 24 one-oz. vials with cork stoppers;some are marked with oval paper labels with red printed edges bearing a typed or …
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Accession Number
1983.3.1 a-y
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A black, fabric-covered wooden case (y) with a carrying handle and plated metal clasp opens to reveal compartments divided in two, each mounted with metal springs to hold a total of 24 one-oz. vials with cork stoppers;some are marked with oval paper labels with red printed edges bearing a typed or handwritten name.
Number Of Parts
25
Part Names
a-x - vials - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
y - case - Size: Length 33.0 cm x Width 28.0 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. F.L. Lawson.
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Material
fabric: black
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white
ink: black; red
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Springs on metal strip stamped, "PATD. SEP. 2. 1890"; labels read: (a) "Magnesia"; (b) "Soda"; (c) "Pure Thymoline"; (d) "Dover Powders 5 Grs"; (e) "Aromatic Spts of Ammonia"; (f) "A.B.S.C. Pills [aconite, belladonna, senna, cascara--a laxative]"; (g) "Calomel 1 gr."; (h) "Dover Powders 1 gr."; (i) "Oil of Cloves"; (j) "Bismuth"; (k) "Cathartic"; (l) "Aspirin"; (m) "Pure Olive Oil"; (p) "Peppermint"; (q) "Pure Turpentine"; (t) "Mouthwash"; (u) "Soda Mint" (handwritten plain white label); (v) "Headache"; (w) handwritten: "Licorice, Lindseed, Chlorodine"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-3
Condition Remarks
2004: glass vials slightly stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Physicians' Surgical Supplies," Sharp and Smith, 1908, pp. 669-672; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Bought by the donor in 1983 at an antique shop. Less elaborate, poorer workmanship than similar cases shown in catalogues.
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mindererus spirit pharmacy bottle

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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050009 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
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Accession Number
003050009 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a hand painted label on the front.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Diam. 8.7 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold mindererus spirit.
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"SP:MINDE" hand painted on front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
Condition Remarks
The paint on the front is chipping.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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