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Acacia Senegal Gum

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.6.6
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are pale-golden yellow crystals; sealed closure.
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Accession Number
1984.6.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are pale-golden yellow crystals; sealed closure.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar: Height 7.2 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
b - cap: Height 1.1 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
Maker
University of Toronto Pharmaceutical Laboratory
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: black
contents: yellow
Inscriptions
On label: "UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO // PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // Acacia Senegal Gum // "Tears"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3 Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Website
Reference Comments
“The Historical Apothecary Compendium” by Daniel A. Goldstein
https://www.southworld.net/acacia-senegal-an-anti-inflammatory-medicinal-plant/
Research Facts
Used as an anti-inflammatory agent, eases stomach and throat pain, and helps with weight loss management. Has been in use for 4000+ years as food, medicine and in arts (used as glue by Ancient Eygptians). It comes from a liquid substance taken from the plant dissolved into water and forming a gum. Fibres in the gum lead to weight loss by making patients feel full. Used as flavouring, clouding agent and as a stabilizer in drinks.
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Accession Number
1998.3.12
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Accession Number
1998.3.12
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row F
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, General
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997001058 a-u
Description
Ampoule case with 19 ampoules; all ampoules are made of hollow cylindrical sealed glass with a flat round base and tapered to a small rounded top; all the ampoules have printed paper labels on the outside front; three ampoules (a-c) contain a clear liquid, adrenalin chloride solution; one ampoule (…
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Accession Number
997001058 a-u
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, General
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Obstetrics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Ampoule case with 19 ampoules; all ampoules are made of hollow cylindrical sealed glass with a flat round base and tapered to a small rounded top; all the ampoules have printed paper labels on the outside front; three ampoules (a-c) contain a clear liquid, adrenalin chloride solution; one ampoule (d) has a cotton cover with a loosely-woven netting on the outside; the ampoule inside is made of amber glass and contains amyl nitrite; three ampoules (e-g) contain a clear liquid, camphor in oil; two ampoules (h,i) contain a clear liquid, pitressin; two ampoules (j,k) contain a clear liquid, pituitrin; one ampoule (l) contains a clear liquid, synkamin; two ampoules of amber glass (m,n) contain a liquid, ergot aseptic; two ampoules (o,p) contain a light yellow liquid, theelin in oil; three ampoules (q-s) contain a clear liquid, caffeine and sodium benzoate; all the ampoules are made of clear glass unless otherwise stated; the case also contains (t) a serrated blade; this is made of a flat narrow piece of metal with rounded ends, a straight top and a straight finely-serrated bottom edge; all of the above pieces are stored in (u) a leather ampoule case; the case consists of two joined halves, each of which has 12 turquoise felt-lined inner sections (for holding the ampoules); the two halves join together with a leather flap and two metal snaps
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - Adrenalin Chloride solution ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - Adrenalin Chloride solution ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - Adrenalin Chloride solution ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 x Diam. 1.0 cm
d -Amyl Nitrate ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - Camphor in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - Camphor in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - Camphor in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
h - Pitressin ampoule - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - Pitressin ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - Pituitrin ampoule - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - Pituitrin ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - Synkamin ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - Ergot Aseptic ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
n - Ergot Aseptic ampoule - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
o - Theelin in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
p - Theelin in oil ampoule - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
q - Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate ampoule - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
r - Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate ampoule - Size: Length 5.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
s - Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate ampoule - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
t - ampoule blade - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
u - ampoule case (closed) - Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F. J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's University Faculty of Medicine collection.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co. Ltd.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver; grey
glass: clear; amber
leather: black
paper: off-white
fabric: off-white; turquoise
Inscriptions
(a-c) The labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 88 // ADRENALIN CHLORIDE // SOLUTION // 1:1000 // C772596 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (d) the label reads "AMPOULE No. 50 // AMYL NITRITE // 5 Minims C768660 // Parke, Davis & Co. Ltd."; (e-g) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 4 // CAMPHOR IN OIL // Containing Camphor, // 0.2 Gm, (3gr.) // C769580 // P.D. & Co. Ltd."; (h,i) the labels on these ampoules read " 1 c.c. Size No. 161 // PITRESSIN // (Beta-Hypophamine) // Chlorbutol, 0.5% // C771287 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (j,k) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 16 // PITUITRIN // Pituitary Extract // (Posterior Lobe) // 10 Inter. units per c.c. // C771024 (N.B. for k-c 772174) // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (l) the label on this ampoule reads "1 c.c. Size No. 199 // Sunkamin, 1 mgm. // 1 c.c. contains 1 mgm. of // 4-amino-2-methyl-1-naph- // thol // (as the hydrochloride.) // C772349 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (m,n) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 29 // ERGOT ASEPTIC // Chlorbutol, 0.5% // C771873 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (o,p) the labels on these ampoules read "1 c.c. Size No. 179 // THEELIN IN OIL // (OESTRONE) // Each 1 c.c. contains: // 0.2 mgm. // C770563 // P.D. & Co., Ltd."; (q,s) the labels on these ampoules read "2 c.c. Size No. 3 // Caffeine and // Sodium Benzoate // 0.5 Gm. (7 1/2 gr.) // C769541 // Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
The complete case and contents arrived dusty; all of the ampoules (except for two broken Amyl Nitrite ampoules which were discarded) are complete and undamaged; all labels are fully legible; the leather case is complete and shows only minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Previous number #67; Somewhat similar to 6H-302 in "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J. F. Hartz Company Limited, 1960, p. 192; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; this ampoule case originally came in obstetrical physicians' bag 997.001.759
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Accession Number
1972.18.33
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Accession Number
1972.18.33
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Antitoxins
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A-3 Row B
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.357.1
Description
A soft metal tube with nine holes and a threaded end to attach to other instruments.
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Accession Number
1969.357.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Administration Drug, Topical -- applicator
Description
A soft metal tube with nine holes and a threaded end to attach to other instruments.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Dented
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Resembles nozzles used for delivering ointment or cream for hemorrhoids.
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Arctium pharmacy

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Dates
1850
1860
circa 1850-1860
Accession Number
1980.18.24
Description
A cylindrical bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper; paper label; black precipitate.
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Accession Number
1980.18.24
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper; paper label; black precipitate.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1850
1860
circa 1850-1860
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
precipitate: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-1
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Bacterial Antigen gonococcus immunogen

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Accession Number
1997.2.6
Description
An unopened cardboard box containing gonococcus immunogen.
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Accession Number
1997.2.6
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Antigens
Gonorrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
An unopened cardboard box containing gonococcus immunogen.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Material
cardboard: off-white
ink: black; red
glass
liquid
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
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Balm of Gilead Buds (Poplar Bud)

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1984.6.18
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are many brown buds, some still attached to stem; sealed closure.
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Accession Number
1984.6.18
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are many brown buds, some still attached to stem; sealed closure.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar: Height 7.2 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
b - cap: Height 1.1 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
Maker
University of Toronto Pharmaceutical Laboratory
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: black
contents: brown
Inscriptions
On label: "UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO // PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // Balm of Gilead Buds // (Poplar Bud)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3 Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.anniesremedy.com/populus-spp-balm-of-gilead.php
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-245/poplar
Research Facts
Used for burns, frostbite, cuts/wounds, rheumatoid arthritis, cough remedy, relieves chest congestion, muscle soreness and headaches. It is a stimulant, body converts salicin from buds into aspirin. Can be a tincture or infused in oil.
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BDC Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
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Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles De. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: yellow; black
paper: light green
Inscriptions
On tin lid: "BDC // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; around lower edge of tin: "40 PILLS // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPARTMENT - NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED, MONTREAL, CANADA"; on bottom: "GIN PILLS FOR THE KIDNEYS // No. 5611 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. Take one or two pills four times a day, before or after meals, and at bedtime [followed by same information in French]"; circular contains a complete description and directions, in several languages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Modern container, but similar in design to earlier containers.
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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1976.60.3
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried castors (glands from beaver).
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Accession Number
1976.60.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Animals, Wild
MM= Biopharmaceutics -- animal products, derivatives
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried castors (glands from beaver).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
animal matter: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet; "The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 286.
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; beaver castors are the preputial follicles of the beaver; they secrete a strong-smelling, brownish substance (castoreum) that is a stimulant and antispasmodic; uses: Mohegan tribe placed bandaged piece of castor over wounds and cuts overnight; Penobscots tribe used it for "female troubles"; used as an additive to other medicines; used for relief of congestion in measles (a half-dried castor placed in nostril on end of needle); official preparation: castoreum, U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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