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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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Amyl nitrite capsules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6675
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1974.18.11
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Accession Number
1974.18.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Copy Type
Original
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Senokot Granules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15141
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment, General
Accession Number
010042016
Description
Short empty cylindrical metal container with a white paper label around it; can hold 100 g of product; black and red text; label contains dosage instructions, warnings, and composition in English and French; bottom of can contains a black stamped lot number.
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Accession Number
010042016
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Constipation
Constipation -- drug therapy
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Short empty cylindrical metal container with a white paper label around it; can hold 100 g of product; black and red text; label contains dosage instructions, warnings, and composition in English and French; bottom of can contains a black stamped lot number.
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
The Purdue Frederick Company (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Material
paper: cream
ink: red, brown, black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Senokot // Granules // RELIEVES // CONSTIPATION GENTLY // DIN 026042 // 100 g // A Natural Source Laxative // ADULTS: 1 to 2 level teaspoonfuls daily taken at bedtime. // Maximum dosage, 2 level teaspoonfuls twice daily. IN PREG - // NANCY AND FOR CHILDREN OVER 60 LB. (27 Kg): 1/2 adult // dosage. CHILDREN UNDER // 60 LB. (27 Kg): 1/4 adult dosage. // Adjust dosage as necessary. // CAUTION: When abdominal pain (stomach ache, cramps, // colic), nausea or vomiting are present, do not use without // consulting a physician. // COMPOSITION: Each level teaspoonful (3 g) contains 326 // mg equivalent standardized senna concentrate standardized // to an average value of 46 mg sennosides A and B/g. // THE PURDUE FREDERICK COMPANY (CANADA) LTD. // Toronto, Canada, M4A 1A9 // S2"; stamped on bottom of can: "(L)159C1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Length
5.2 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some slight rusting on top of can, some discolouration of paper label.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-5539/senokot-oral/details
https://purdue.ca/en/about-us/
Research Facts
Senokot is made from sennosides, which are used to treat constipation. Sennosides keep water in the intestines to help them move properly.
The Purdue Frederick Company in Canada began in Montreal in 1956 and moved to Toronto in 1958.
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Senokot Granules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15139
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment, General
Accession Number
010042017
Description
Empty cylindrical metal container with a white paper label around it; can hold 100 g of product; black and red text; label contains dosage instructions, warnings, and composition in English and French; bottom of can contains a black stamped lot number.
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Accession Number
010042017
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Constipation
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Drug Packaging
Description
Empty cylindrical metal container with a white paper label around it; can hold 100 g of product; black and red text; label contains dosage instructions, warnings, and composition in English and French; bottom of can contains a black stamped lot number.
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
The Purdue Frederick Company (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Material
paper: cream
ink: red, gold, black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Senokot // Granules // RELIEVES // CONSTIPATION GENTLY // DIN 026042 // 200 g // A Natural Source Laxative // ADULTS: 1 to 2 level teaspoonfuls // daily taken at bedtime. Maximum // dosage, 2 level teaspoonfuls twice // daily. IN PREGNANCY AND FOR // CHILDREN OVER 60 LB. (27 Kg): 1/2 // adult dosage. CHILDREN UNDER // 60 LB. (27 Kg): 1/4 adult dosage. Adjust dosage as necessary. // CAUTION: When abdominal pain // (stomach ache, cramps, colic), // nausea or vomiting are present, do // not use without consulting a // physician. // COMPOSITION: Each level tea- // spoonful (3 g) contains 326 mg // equivalent standardized senna // concentrate standardized to an // average value of 46 mg sennosides // A and B/g. // THE PURDUE FREDERICK COMPANY (CANADA) LTD. // Toronto, Canada, M4A 1A9 //S1"; stamped on bottom of can: "(L)089C1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Length
9.7 cm
Diameter
7.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some slight rust spots on metal top of can, and some smudging and scratching on bottom of can. Some discolouration and dirt on label.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-5539/senokot-oral/details
https://purdue.ca/en/about-us/
Research Facts
Senokot is made from sennosides, which are used to treat constipation. Sennosides keep water in the intestines to help them move properly.
The Purdue Frederick Company in Canada began in Montreal in 1956 and moved to Toronto in 1958.
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Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15206
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940 -1960
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004002 a-k
Description
Rounded rectangular pale turquoise metal tin (a) for Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia filled with eight silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-j) and small paper label (k); box has thin metal base, sides; lid attached to base at back by single hinge and opens by lifting upward; lid held closed by dim…
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Accession Number
012004002 a-k
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Drug Storage
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Rounded rectangular pale turquoise metal tin (a) for Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia filled with eight silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-j) and small paper label (k); box has thin metal base, sides; lid attached to base at back by single hinge and opens by lifting upward; lid held closed by dimple on front; product information and directions printed on lid in black ink; three sizes of capsule wrapped in two types of woven covers, one is solid and the other type is slightly open to read the interior paper label; each capsule has metal staple closure; small paper label has product information printed in black ink on single side.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - tin - Length 6.0 cm Width 4.5 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-c - capsule - Length 5.0 cm Diameter 1.2 cm
d-f - capsule - Length 5.4 cm Diameter 0.9 cm
g-i - capsule - Length 4.8 cm Diameter 0.8 cm
k - lable - Length 3.0 cm Width 1.2 cm
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (U. S. A.) INC.
Site Made (City)
Tuckahoe
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940 -1960
Material
metal: pale green
ink: black
fabric: white
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top of lid in black ink: “12 // ‘VAPOROLE’ ® BRAND // AROMATIC AMMONIA // Each capsule contains // 5.41 minims (0.333 cc.) Alcohol 36% // FOR INHALATION ONLY // Do not use if face is flushed // DIRECTION. – The capsule, enclosed in silken sac, // should be broken between the fingers, and the // vapor carefully inhaled. // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // (U. S. A.) INC., TUCKAHOE, N. Y. // Made in U. S. A. // v6”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and staining all over exterior; major scratching all over exterior surface; small chipping of paint, especially on back hinge and front dimple
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.” Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“VAPOROLE Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, LegalForce, Inc., 2019.
Research Facts
Aromatic ammonia is a type of ‘smelling salts’ used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
Burroughs Wellcome & Co. established in 1880 by Silas Mainville Burroughs and Henry Wellcome; began producing their own product line in 1883; merged with Glaxo in 1995; Vaporole trademarked by Burroughs Wellcome & Co. in 1913.
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