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amyl nitrite capsule

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Dates
1920
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042006
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042006
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24 957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor surface grime; woven cloth material is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm.
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amyl nitrite capsule

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Dates
1920
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042007
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042007
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24-957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Some surface grime; woven cloth material is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm
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amyl nitrite capsule

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14078
Dates
1920
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
009042008
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
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Accession Number
009042008
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Angina Pectoris
Amyl Nitrite
Vasodilator Agents
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Woven cloth-covered glass capsule; cream-coloured label with black and red ink wraps around the capsule
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, a nursing graduate from University of Toronto; previously owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker who practiced in Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Maker
Eli Lilly and Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
Date Remarks
Company website shows pictures of 1920s products with very similar logo and label
Material
fabric: cream
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's marks printed on paper label: "ASPIROL // TRADE MARK // AMYL NITRITE // 5 MINIMS (0.3 cc.) // Lilly 24-957339 // Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface grime; woven cloth material is discoloured; label is worn; some ink loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Heritage," Lilly.com. 2014. July 14 2014; "Amyl Nitrite," Drugs.com. 2014. July 14 2014.
Research Facts
Company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis; very successful business known for innovation, product development and medical breakthroughs. Amyl nitrite is inhaled to relieve pain from angina attacks; it relaxes blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen supply to the heart; the glass capsule is covered in cloth so patient can break the capsule without harm
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 31 for menstrual pain

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Accession Number
1980.18.166
Description
A vial of homeopathic remedy in a paper package with squared sides.
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Accession Number
1980.18.166
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A vial of homeopathic remedy in a paper package with squared sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Material
paper: beige; dark blue; pink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
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Munyon's Catarrh Tablets

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1980.18.177 a-c
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full cylindrical transparent glass Munyon’s Catarrh Tablets bottle with grey metal screw cap (b) and rectangular brown paper advertisement sheet (c); box has product information printed on exterior sides and a rectangular red and cream paper s…
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Accession Number
1980.18.177 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Archival
Advertisements
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full cylindrical transparent glass Munyon’s Catarrh Tablets bottle with grey metal screw cap (b) and rectangular brown paper advertisement sheet (c); box has product information printed on exterior sides and a rectangular red and cream paper stamp attached to one end; bottle full of cylindrical white tablets; bottle is small vial with shallow circular push up base, no mold lines, and continuous external thread on cylindrical finish; rectangular cream paper label attached to bottle has product information and directions in French only; cap has company information embossed on top and threads molded into sides; advertisement is one double sided sheet of paper with company information and descriptions of various Munyon products of front and testimonials on back printed in black ink in French only.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 5.9 cm Diameter 1.7 cm
b – box – Length 6.7 cm Width 1.9 cm Depth 1.9 cm
c – advertisement – Length 30.3 cm Width 18.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Date Remarks
Based on similar artifacts in collection and Munyon’s company start in 1890s
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, red, blue, green
glass: clear
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on side of box: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; printed on side of box: "MUNYON'S // CATARRH TABLETS // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; from label: "When dissolved in water, it gives immediate relief, cleansing and soothing the inflamed mucous membranes. They remove all irritating discharges from the head and throat."; printed on bottle label: “TABLETTES POUR LE CATARRHE // MUNYON’S // HOMOEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // Directions. – Dissolvez une tablette en 20 // cuillerées à thé d’eau chaude, et employez cette // solution au lavage du nez et de la gorge soir et // matin. Injectez dans les narines au moyen du // Vaporisateur Munyon, ou en l’humant.”; embossed on bottle cap: “MUNYON’S // HOMEOPATHIC // REMEDIES”; printed on letterhead on front of advertisement sheet: “MUNYON’S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // BUREAU CANADIEN : // CONFEDERATION LIFE BUILDING, TORONTO. // LISTE DE REMEDES.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B (a-b)
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 4 (c)
Temporary Location
Box (b) on travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading to bottle label; major distortion all over advertisement from being folded and wrapped around bottle; small to large tears all over advertisement resulting in some small areas of loss that obscure text; major tear resulting in separation of large section on proper left side of advertisement with small areas of loss along torn edges; advertisement paper is brown and brittle; advertisement is currently fragile and distorted, but stable
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
“Munyon is ready…” The Quack Doctor, Caroline Rance, 2010. Accessed 21 July 2019.
Dr. Roger Henderson. “Catarrh: causes, symptoms and treatment tips.” netdoctor, Hearst UK, 2019. Accessed 21 July 2019.
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon was a popular producer of patent medicine who began selling his products in the 1890s; Munyon produced a variety of medicines that claimed to cure many different ailments, but most of the medicines were made from sugar, alcohol, and even poisons like arsenic and strychnine.
Catarrh is a build-up of mucus or saliva in the airway cavities, most often the sinuses on the side of the nose, but also chest, ears, and throat; it is an immune system reaction to an infection or irritation and is a symptom of allergic reactions, nasal polyps, hay fever, and the common cold.
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.6.42 a-w
Description
Brown solid hide leather case with 24 partitions of crimson velvet (a) containing 22 cylindrical transparent glass vials (b-w); vials are partially full with either pills or powder and one empty; vial closures sealed with cork stoppers, all originals; half on either side as case folds open; several…
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Accession Number
1976.6.42 a-w
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Drug Storage
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Brown solid hide leather case with 24 partitions of crimson velvet (a) containing 22 cylindrical transparent glass vials (b-w); vials are partially full with either pills or powder and one empty; vial closures sealed with cork stoppers, all originals; half on either side as case folds open; several vials without hand written labels however these vials are named: e - Bismuth Subnitrate; f - Morphine Sulphate & Atropine Sulphate; i – Calomel; k – Aphrodis; m – Pilocarpine; u - Heart Tonic; v - Dover Powder (Dover’s Powder).
Number Of Parts
23
Part Names
a - case - Length 22.0 cm Width 16.0 cm
b-w - vials - Length 6.7 cm Diameter 1.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Date Remarks
Original owner graduated from medical school in 1855
Material
leather: brown
fabric: crimson
cork: brown
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
e - Bismuth Subnitrate: treat peptic ulcers (in the stomach and/or duodenum), anti-diarrheic agent, dermatological agent, also called bismuth oxynitrate and bismuthyl nitrate, bis subnit acts as an antacid and neutralizes stomach acid
f - Morphine Sulphate & Atropine Sulphate: pain relief, antispasmodic (mainly for ureteral and biliary colic), using morphine and atropine simultaneously increases the effects of each medication, relaxes and relieves spasms of the gall bladder
i – Calomel: purgative / laxative, made of mercurous chloride, also used as an insecticide and fungicide, kills bacteria, incubation period of infectious disease, cholera, dysentery, cardiac dropsy, pleurisy, malign. fever, malaria, syphilis, gout, worms, cholelithiasis, mitral insufficiency, eclampsia gravidarum, smallpox pitting, pruritus, diphtheria, syphilitic ulcers, myiasis, membrane croup (by fumigation), condylomata, warts.
k – Aphrodis: erectile dysfunction / sexual impotence in men, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men, pulmonary arterial hypertension in men and women.
m – Pilocarpine: glaucoma, treat dry mouth, throat and eyes in patients who have received radiotherapy for cancer, or patients with Sjogren’s syndrome, acts as a miotic and constricts the pupils, increases secretion by the exocrine glands, which results in the contraction of the iris sphincter muscle and ciliary muscle
u - Heart Tonic: heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat, hypertension, treats the symptoms of mild to moderate heart failure.
v - Dover Powder (Dover’s Powder): mixture of ipecacuanha, powdered opium, and lactose, was available in Britain until the 1960s, and in India until 1994, used during the American civil war, by Italian troops in the Western Desert, and by the Navy in WWII.
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland - affiliated University of Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
Exhibit History
“On loan L-2016-4” to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary exhibit; 30 April-8 July, 2016 On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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