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Apioline capsules

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
1988.15.9
Description
A hinged rectangular metal tin decorated and labelled in green and yellow on the exterior; contains round, brown capsules; product pamphlet describes the proposed use for amenorrhea, scanty periods, etc.
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Accession Number
1988.15.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A hinged rectangular metal tin decorated and labelled in green and yellow on the exterior; contains round, brown capsules; product pamphlet describes the proposed use for amenorrhea, scanty periods, etc.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. M. Swain for Dr. Robert B. Aylesworth.
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: green; yellow
vegetable matter: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Apioline // (CHAPOTEAUT) // CAPSULES OF 20 CENTIGRAMS // IN CASES OF IRREGULAR AND PAINFUL // MENSTRUATION, WHERE RELIEF MAY BE // EXPECTED THROUGH STIMULATION OF // THE GENITO-SPINAL VASO-MOTOR SYSTEM."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Contents becoming brittle
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Apiol - extract of parsley - was known as an abortifacient, a drug causing abortion. Dr. Robert B. Aylesworth (M.D. Victoria College 1867) practised in various parts of Ontario from 1869-1892, ending up in Toronto.
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blue cohosh root box

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Dates
1899
circa 1899
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001033
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (blue cohosh root?) is wrapped and sealed in plastic and is covered on top, front, and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001033
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Gynecology
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box containing dried plant material (blue cohosh root?) is wrapped and sealed in plastic and is covered on top, front, and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1899
circa 1899
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: greyish-purple
paper: beige-brown; black; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Top: "BLUE COHOSH // ROOT // Caulophyllum thalictroides // (Lin.) Mx // No. 51 C113474 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT., CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - Caulophyllum, U.S.P.; // Papoose-root, Squaw-root, Blue- // berry-root. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome // and roots. // FAMILY - Berberidaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Uterine tonic, seda- // tive, antirheumatic; employed in rhe- // umatism, amenorrhea, dismenorrhea, // etc.; said to facilitate parturition. // DOSE - a wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.1 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper extensively yellowed; plastic wrap torn at bottom left corner; some plant material has escaped box and is trapped in the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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