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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Start of C.H. Bird's practice to company close
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "1000 // ACETYLSAL // PINK // Acetylsalicylic Acid // TABLETS // U.S.P // 5 Grains // ADULT DOSE: One tablet // every four hours // Lot No: 8062 // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON . ONTARIO // WARNING // Keep out of reach of children // to avoid accidental poisoning"; embossed on bottle bottom: "4 // 1 D [enclosed in diamond shape] 3 // 3068"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly stained and interior walls are coated with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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acetylsalicylic acid tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8145
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1981.21.2
Description
A moulded brown glass cylindrical bottle with a medium-wide neck and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a pronounced lip; cork stopper and a paper label; originally contained 500 compressed tablets of acetylsalicylic acid tablets--throat; stock no. 321936.
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Accession Number
1981.21.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A moulded brown glass cylindrical bottle with a medium-wide neck and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a pronounced lip; cork stopper and a paper label; originally contained 500 compressed tablets of acetylsalicylic acid tablets--throat; stock no. 321936.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Canada Pharmacal Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: brown
cork: brown
paper: beige
ink: black
compressed powder: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED // ACETYLSALICYLIC // ACID // THROAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row A
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Aletris Cordial

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7890
Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.271
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.271
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Rio Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ALETRIS CORDIAL // MEDICAL PROPERTIES // UTERINE TONIC & RESTORATIVE // INDICATIONS // AMENORRHEA, DYSMENORRHEA // LEUCORRHEA PROLAPSUS // UTERI TO PREVENT MISCARRIAGE & // IT GRADUALLY RESTORES // NORMAL ACTION TO THE UTERUS AND // IMPARTS VIGOR TO THE UTERINE SYSTEM // RIO CHEMICAL CO. // ST. LOUIS USA"; embossed on the bottle: "Rio Chemical Co., St Louis, Mo, USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row D
Length
14.5 cm
Diameter
6.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
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Allen & Cochrane Prescription Drug bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14670
Dates
1906
1917
circa 1906 - 1917
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005029
Description
Oval shape with three flattened sides and a rounded back transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005029
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Oval shape with three flattened sides and a rounded back transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen & Cochrane
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1917
circa 1906 - 1917
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen & Cochrane // 5 Stores // OTTAWA, CAN. // 3 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
12.0
Width
5.2
Depth
3.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Moderate chip on back of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
John J. Allen. Wikipedia
Research Facts
John J. Allen was born in Dungannon in Huron County, Ontario in 1871. In 1900, he came to Ottawa and opened a drug store; eventually, he and his partner, William Cochrane, sold their business to United Drug Stores, later Rexall. Allen and Cochrane later established a brokerage firm. John J. Allen was mayor of Ottawa, from 1931 to 1933.
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Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.308
Description
A glass bottle with angled sides, abruptly rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck with no lip or collar; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.308
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with angled sides, abruptly rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck with no lip or collar; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: green; red; light yellow; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ARHÉOL // C15H260 [the numbers are superscripted] // PRINCIPE ACTIF // DE L'ESSENCE DE SANTAL // Indications // Gonorrhée, Cystile, // Catarrhe vésical [in cursive] // DOSE // 10 á 12 capsules par jour // PRIX: 7f50 [the "f" superscripted] // VENTE EN GROS // . . ."; "Dépot Général Pour Le Canada Rougier Frères – Montréal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.309
Description
A glass bottle with angled sides, abruptly rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck with no lip or collar; corked; paper label; wrapped in a sealed brown paper package.
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Accession Number
1980.18.309
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with angled sides, abruptly rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck with no lip or collar; corked; paper label; wrapped in a sealed brown paper package.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: green; red; light yellow; yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "ARHÉOL // C15H260 // PRINCIPE ACTIF // DE L'ESSENCE DE SANTAL // Indications // Gonorrhée, Cystile, // Catarrhe vésical // DOSE // 10 á 12 capsules par jour // PRIX: 7f50 // VENTE EN GROS // La Loi Des Medicaments Brevetes ou Proprietary"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row A
Length
10.5 cm
Width
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7172
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.220
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of bac…
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Accession Number
1977.12.220
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Antimalarials -- advertisements
Malaria -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of back printed area missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: brown; green; red
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front: "AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // ALL MALARIAL DISORDERS // Prepared by // Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Back of card is missing; only edges of print are still visible; piece of large orange sticker is on back, adhesive tape holds together bottom-left corner of card.
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14151
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002021
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosa…
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Accession Number
014002021
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosage information; embossed on all sides is the manufacturer’s information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer's Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on sides: "AYER'S // CHERRY // PECTORAL // LOWELL // MASS, U. S. A."; printed on label: "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral // Non-Alcoholic Revised Formula //; lists of contents: WILD CHERRY, GRINDELIA ROBUSTA, WHITE PINE, SENEGA, BLOODROOT, IPECAC, CITRIC ACID, TERPIN HYDRATE, GLYCERINE, C. P., WATER” and dosage
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label shows minor signs of wear along edges and yellowed, cork stopper has minor crack
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7169
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.218
Description
An original advertising card; image on front is a young girl holding flowers under a cherry tree looking at the birds on the branch, image on back is a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
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Accession Number
1977.12.218
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Description
An original advertising card; image on front is a young girl holding flowers under a cherry tree looking at the birds on the branch, image on back is a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; green; brown; red
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front: "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, // For the cure of // Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, // Bronchitis, Whooping-Cough, // and Consumption. // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A."; on back, "A FRIEND IN NEED" followed by a lengthy ad.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor yellowing on back, small patch of yellowing on front at top.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
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