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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.141
Description
Cylindrical glass bottle with sharp shoulders, wide neck ending in a thick lip.
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Accession Number
1980.18.141
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical glass bottle with sharp shoulders, wide neck ending in a thick lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed vertically on body of bottle: "BALSAM // HONEY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 9.4 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
Used to facilitate expectoration in chronic bronchitis.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001012
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Accession Number
000001012
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis)"; on front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; left side: "P D & Co [monogrammed]"; right side: "P D & Co [monogramme]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on bottom, where paint is chipped, and inside; numerous scratches; brown-coloured accretion on front; right side is dented; evidence of insects (dead larvae)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001057
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001057
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top 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
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLOOD-ROOT // SANGUINARIA, U.S.P. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. // Contains not less than 2.5% // alkaloids. // C134989 [stamped] // No. 49 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; Overwritten by hand in pencil: "20"; front: "SYNONYMS - Sanguinaria, U.S.P.; // Red puccoon, Tetterwort, Indian // paint, Engl.; Blutwerzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // FAMILY - Papaveraceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Used as a stimulat- // ing expectorant in bronchitis, croup // and asthma; also used as a remedy // in atonic dyspepsia. // DOSE - A tablespoonful (15 mils) of // an infusion, half ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label has brown stains on top and front; box and label are abraded on top; box is dented on top; plastic has come unsealed on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
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.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001408
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on each end with a piece of transparent tape; box has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material
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Accession Number
000001408
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on each end with a piece of transparent tape; box has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: brown
paper: beige; black; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "BLOOD ROOT // Complies with the B.P. and // U.S.P. requirements. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. [printed] // 754925 [stamped] // No. 49 // Not less than 2.5% alkaloids. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A. [printed]"; front: "SYNONYMS – Red Puccoon, Tetter- // wort, Indian Paint, Eng.; Blutwur- // zel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED – The rhizome. // FAMILY – Papaveraceæ. HABITAT – United States"; back: "PROPERT [illeg] // ing expecto [illeg.] // and asthma [illeg.] // in atonic dys [illeg.] // DOSE – A [illeg.]// an infusion o [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper yellowing; water marks on bottom, front and top; back flap and label torn and missing 2/3 of paper; some plant material has escaped from box and is escaping from plastic as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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extract of yerba santa

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Accession Number
1980.18.239
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with gently rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and a paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.239
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with gently rounded shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip, and a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row D
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Fluid Extract Wild Cherry Bark

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 – 1963
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Treatment, General
Accession Number
006033010
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Fluid Extract Wild Cherry Bark bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with dark opaque liquid; base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; short sides are front and back; righ…
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Accession Number
006033010
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Respiratory Therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Fluid Extract Wild Cherry Bark bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with dark opaque liquid; base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; short sides are front and back; right and left sides are long and flat with arch at top; rectangular cream, green, and navy paper label with product information and dosage attached to front; round shoulders taper to round short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has repeating pattern of vertical indents on sides, flat top and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 – 1963
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, box month code, and “3” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, green, gold, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // FLUID EXTRACT // Wild Cherry Bark // (Prunus Serotina) // DOSE – One-half to 1 fluid drachm. // Formula for making // Syrup Wild Cherry B. P. 32: – // Liq. Ext. Wild Cherry 3 fluid ozs. // Glycerin 360 minims // Syrup Simplex q. s. ad 20 fluid ozs. // DOSE OF SYRUP – Half to two // fluid drachms. // MANUFACTURED IN THE LABORITORY OF // Ingram & Bell // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY”; stamped on label: “(L) 360426”; Embossed on bottom: “5 // D 3”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Length
19.9 cm
Width
8.2 cm
Diameter
5.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Wild Cherry.” RxList, 2019. Accessed 8 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
The bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “3” year code, along with Ingram & Bell logo on product label, signify it was produced in either 1953 or 1963
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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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Less detail
Dates
1891
circa 1891
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001007 a-e
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs (a); flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top; contains three cardboard boxes (b-d) of herbs (lobelia?) and one torn-open paper packet (e) of herbs (lobelia?); boxes are from S.B. Penick & Co. and are cream and green with blue and re…
Accession Number
000001007 a-e
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs (a); flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top; contains three cardboard boxes (b-d) of herbs (lobelia?) and one torn-open paper packet (e) of herbs (lobelia?); boxes are from S.B. Penick & Co. and are cream and green with blue and red text; paper packet is from Parke Davis; packet and contents have been placed in a baggie in the tin and is grey with a cream label, black and red text; metal herb box has a paper label stuck to the inside of the lid.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - metal herb box - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 22.5 cm
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
c - cardboard box - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
d - cardboard box - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
e - paper packet - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis; used by W.H. Raney, druggist in Prescott, Ontario
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1891
circa 1891
Date Remarks
Based on picture on tin of Walkerville plant, which opened in 1891
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
cardboard: cream; green; blue; red
paper: grey; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // DETROIT, MICHIGAN // NEW YORK BRANCH // 90, 92 & 94 MAIDEN LANE"; on label: "LOBELIA // (Lobelia [illeg.])"; overwritten by hand on label: "Lobelia"; front: "Choice // Botanic Drugs // PRESSED."; on label: "LOBELIA // (Lobelia inflata.)"; overwritten by hand on label: "Lobelia"; [see accession sheet for remainder of MARKS]
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion where paint is chipped; bottom badly corroded; paint badly cracked and scratched; interior badly corroded; dirty overall.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public; marketed as an expectorant (see attached internet information for additional uses)
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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001124
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001124
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic and covered on top, front and back by 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
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; cream; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "LOBELIA HERB // Lobelia Inflata Lin. // C95113 [stamped] // No. 158 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CANADA"; front: "SYNONYMS - Indian Tobacco, Emet- // ic herb, Eng.; Lobèlie, Enflèe, Fr.; Lobelienkraut, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The herb. // NATURAL ORDER - Lobeliaceæ. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES -Expectorant; in // larger doses, a dangerous emetic; Ben- // eficially used in spasmodic asthma, // catarrh, croup, whooping-cough, etc. // DOSE - A dessertspoonful (8 Cc.) of // an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed; tear (0.5 cm) on bottom; insect holes on bottom and left side; plastic still sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
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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