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Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.303
Description
A rectilinear glass bottle with sharp shoulders, narrow neck, pronounced lip, and a paper label; corked; half full of liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.303
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
Skin Manifestations
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectilinear glass bottle with sharp shoulders, narrow neck, pronounced lip, and a paper label; corked; half full of liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Benzoinol Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; brown; red
organic matter: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "4 OZ. NET // BENZOINOL // (TRADE MARK) // To be used as a // protective, soothing, // and healing spray // in diseases of the // throat, nose and ear // for local application // in the urethra or // other mucous sur- // faces and as an ex- // ternal application for // Eczema // Manufactured only by // THE BENZOINOL // MANUFACTURING CO. // OF NEW YORK // SCHEFFELIN & CO. // Distribution Agents"; overwritten on the above, at an angle: "PLAIN"; embossed on bottle: "Benzoinol".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: Staining on bottle's rim; label dirty, slightly worn; contents of bottle beginning to haze
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1986.11.1
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
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Accession Number
1986.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter of Toronto.
Maker
Edmanson Bates and Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed in centre on lid of tin is a drawing of Dr. Chase (presumably); arranged around it are the words, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // ANTISEPTIC // [drawing] // SOOTHING – HEALING // OINTMENT // NO. 4973 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. 3/4 OF 1% CARBOLIC ACID" on the bottom: "DR. CHASE'S // OINTMENT // For Eczema, Hemorrhoids or Piles and // other Irritations of the skin, Poisoned // Skin, Insect Strings, Inflamed Eyelids, Bar- // bers's Itch, Sore Feet and Toes, etc. // Manufactured by // EDMANSON BATES &CO., LIMITED // Sole Distributors // The DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE Co., Ltd. // Toronto, Canada // Indications completes en francais dans // la circulaire au toue de la voite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Depth
2.0
Diameter
4.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolourization
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment. National Museum of American History.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Is an antiseptic, soothing and healing treatment for every form of itching skin diesease, eczema, salt rheum, itching, bleeding and protruding piles, pimples, black-heads, old sores, poisoned skin, hives, insect bites, inflamed eyelids, itch, barber's itch, sore feet and toes, chilblains and frostbites.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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Dr. Bovel's Herb and Gum Salve

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7866
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.249
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
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Accession Number
1980.18.249
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bovel Mfg. Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "DR. BOVEL'S // HERB // AND // GUM SALVE // FOR BURNS, CUTS, SCALDS, CHAPPED HANDS, // ECZEMA, PIMPLES, PILES, CORNS, SORES, ETC. // PRICE 25¢ PER BOX // WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD // INVALUABLE AS A HOUSEHOLD REMEDY // PREPARED ONLY BY // BOVEL MFG. CO. // [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottom is scratched.
Copy Type
Original
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hand written prescriptions

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Dates
1958
circa 1958
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Infectiious Diseases
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, prescriptions
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
015029001
Description
Four small rectangular sheets of tan paper with handwritten prescriptions written on both sides in blue ink and faded black ink; the front of each page contains an address printed in black ink in the top right corner, and a phonee number printed on a diagonal in the top left; there are prescription…
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Accession Number
015029001
Author
Dr. Stevan W. George
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Infectiious Diseases
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, prescriptions
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Prescriptions
Duodenal Ulcer
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Ipecac -- therapeutic use
Eczema -- drug therapy
Impetigo -- drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Tonsillitis -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Description
Four small rectangular sheets of tan paper with handwritten prescriptions written on both sides in blue ink and faded black ink; the front of each page contains an address printed in black ink in the top right corner, and a phonee number printed on a diagonal in the top left; there are prescriptions for a variety of ailments, for both adults and children, and on the front page in brackets a name is handwritten in sepia ink near the bottom right corner, "Ms. Clyde" or "Mr. Clyde".
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-d - papers - Length 17.0 cm X Width 13.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor and created while practicing medicine in Scotland in 1957 as a general practitioner.
Site Made (City)
Largs
Site Made (State)
North Ayrshire
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1958
circa 1958
Date Remarks
Based on donor comments
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, black, sepia
Inscriptions
[Illegible parts are skipped]. Written and printed on front of a): "Phone Largs 2172 // Rockcliffe // 37 Sinclair Drive // Largs // Auricular fibrillation // Rx.. Tab. Digonin // 0.25 mgn // Sig one m + e. // or - if some sedation is required -- // Rx. Tinct. Digit // Pof Brom // Sod. Luminal // Syrup // Aqad // t.i. d p c ex aq // Coronary Pain. Tab. Trinitrini q 1/200 // Sig. one to be sucked in mouth // during attack. // or Tab. Peritrate // (Ms Clyde) // one t.i.d.p.c."; written on back of a): "Piles. Liq. Paraffin daily. // and ANUSOL SUPPOSITORIES // Impetigo. // cupri Sulph // Zinci Sulph // Sulphathiazole tablets 10 // Starch P. Amyli // P. Zinci Oxid // Soft Paraffin // the Ointment // Bronchitis in children // Eskaeillin // Sig. 3 t.i.d.p.c. // Expectorant mixture. Vin. Ipecac 3 // Chlorydine Tinct chlorof. et morph (1885) 3iii // Aqad // 3ii t.i.d.p.c. e . // also for Adult bronchitis. // Tab. Sulphamerathine // Sig. one 3 hours."; written on front of b) below letterhead: "ECZEMA - weeping // Lead Lotion // Liq. plumb subacet // fort. // Aq. dest ad // Lead + Calamine // Lotion // Calamine Prep. // Zinci Oxidi // Liq. plumbi subacet dil // Glycerine // Aq calcis ad // Zinc Cream // Zinci Oxidi // Adipis lanae lyd // Ol olivae // Aq calcis // aa ad // For itch add Menthol prV ad or Ac Carbol // or liq picis carb Mx - 3t ad 3 // Len Acute // Zinc Parte Zinci oxidi // Pulu Amyli // Adipei lanse lyd // Paraffin Moll ad"; written on back of b): "Impetiginized Heat Spots - antiseptic and anti irritant. // Hydroxy ammon // Liq Picis Carb // Ung Paraffini ad // Antihistamines // Anthisan + Antistin 100 mg 2-4 x /day // Benadryl 50 mg 2-4 x/day. // Phenergan 25-50 mg at bedtime (long lasting) // DANDRUFF. // Acid Salicyl // Sulph Prep. aa 2% // Lanette Wax // Paraffin Mod Flow. aa 10% // Aq. ad 100% // Mitte // Sig. Cream apply to scalp at night time. // Aparol - Ednds. Paraffin Liquidum Co // Chloro etin Palmatate 60 cc. // 3 T q i d."; written on front of c) below letterhead: "Tonsillitis - Tab. Sulphamezathine - one 3 hours // Influenza. Aspirinq V // maq Carb Powd q V - powder // (Children 1/2 doses). // Rheumatism Rx Sod. Sal. // Sod Bicarb // Inf Gentianae ad V ad 3 // 3 t.i.d.p c ex aq // Sun Burn. Calaminae // Zinci oxid // Ol lini // Aq Calcis ad // Sig. the Lotion. // Conjunctivitis. Sol. Albucid. 10% // Sig. the eye Drops."; written on back of c): "Blood pressure + "Nerves". // Rx Pof. Citrate // Pof Bromid // Sod. Luminal q // Syrup Simplex // Aq ad // t.i.d.p.e. mitte // Rx Duodenal Ulcer // Aludrox // Sig 3i t.i d p.c. // or Rx Sod Bicarb // magnes oxid // Bi. Subcarb // misce. ft. pulv. // t.i d p.c. // Thread worms. Tab. ENTACYL. // Sig. 2 tabs. ti.d p.c."; written on front of d) below letter head: "Diarrhoea. Rx Bi. Carb // Prepared chalk. Cret. Praep. // Tinct. Catechu // Aq ad // 3 hours exaq // mitte // also - if necessary // Rx. Tab. Sulphaguanidine // one 3 hour . // Earache in children. // Sedonan // Sig. the ear Drops. // If drum is inflamed also give by mouth // Rx Eskacillin // t.i d p.c."; written on back of d): "Vin Ipecac. // Ephed Hydrochlor // Chlorxdine // Aq ad // mitte // Signetur t i d p c e // STOMACH - ALKALI POWDER. // Rx Sod Bicarb 20 pr // Araq Carb Powd aa 20 pr // Calcii Carb 10 pr // ft pulv // 3p t.i d a c // Sod Bicarb 1 1/2 qs // Trim // Somerville // maq Carb Powd 1 1/2 qs // Calcii Carb 1/2 q. // mix // t i d // 1/2 dr t i d p.c".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C, 15 a-b
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration spots on paper, especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Donor comments
Websites
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_abbreviations_used_in_medical_prescriptions
http://www.resourcepharm.com/pre-reg-pharmacist/pharmacy-abbreviations.html#p
Research Facts
Dr. George trained in Canada and Scotland, with a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and began working at Kingston General Hospital in 1963.
These prescriptions were written around the same time that penicillin came to the community.
Many pharmaceutical abbreviations are used in these pages, some of which include "t.i.d.p.c.", which means "three times daily after food", "Rx", which means recipe, and "mitte", which means "send" or "number of tablets provided", and "Sig", which means "write on the label".
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Hebra Eczema Ointment

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.251
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
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Accession Number
1980.18.251
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Chemists' Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: silver; grey; black
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "HEBRA // ECZEMA OINTMENT // Speedily relieves & cures Eczema, Salt // Rheum, Humors, Pustules, Itching Piles, // Ulcers, Barber's Itch, and all skin diseases. // . . . // THE CHEMISTS' CO. // Of Canada Limited // TORONTO, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.2 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Rusted.
Copy Type
Original
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Hebra Eczema Ointment

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.278 a-b
Description
A box containing a round tin that contains a salve.
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Accession Number
1980.18.278 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A box containing a round tin that contains a salve.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
box - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
tin - Size:
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Chemists' Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: orange; black
metal:
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "HEBRA // ECZEMA // OINTMENT // AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR // Eczema, Salt Rheum, Humors, // Pustules, Itching Piles, // Ulcers, // Barber's Itch and all Skin Diseases // DIRECTIONS ON INSIDE LABEL // PRICE 25 CENTS // PREPARED BY THE // Chemists' Co. of Canada, Limited // Toronto, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Copy Type
Original
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Humphreys Homeopathic No. 14 for simple skin eruptions

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Accession Number
1980.18.152
Description
A paper box containing a glass vial of homeopathic remedy.
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Accession Number
1980.18.152
MeSH Heading
Dermatology
Homeopathy
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A paper box containing a glass vial of homeopathic remedy.
Number Of Parts
2
Maker
Humphreys Medicine Co. Inc.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Material
paper: beige; dark blue; pink
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.14
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; about one-eighth full of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.14
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Eczema -- drug therapy
Psoriasis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; about one-eighth full of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Material
glass: clear; brown stained
paper: white
ink: black
precipitate: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "OL. SUCCIN. R."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label frayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.; Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary," 20th ed.
Research Facts
"Oleum Succini: rectified amber oil, amber oil; pale yellow or brownish-yellow liquid, penetrating odour, burning acrid taste; obtained by the destructive distillation of certain resins or by distilling resin oil; similar properties to turpentile oil." Used for treating eczema, psoriasis. Also known as amber oil.
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