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Boericke & Tafel Homeopathic Tincture

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Dates
1869
1920
circa 1869 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
016022037
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan partial paper label; embossed words on back; one third full of brown liquid.
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Accession Number
016022037
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan partial paper label; embossed words on back; one third full of brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Boericke & Tafel
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1869
1920
circa 1869 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: “BOERICKE & TAFEL”; printed on label: "Boericke [Illeg.] // ST."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-10 Box 1 Row D
Width
4.2
Height
11.8
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining; moderate areas of loss; only half of the cork remains; minor chip on top of the neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists.
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Discs of Ergotine

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022010
Description
Small clear glass tube with cork stuck in closure with tan paper label partially around tube; visible inside are numerous thin brown discs.
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Accession Number
016022010
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small clear glass tube with cork stuck in closure with tan paper label partially around tube; visible inside are numerous thin brown discs.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Savoury & Moore’s
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Savoury & Moore’s // PATENT // HYPODERMIC // REMEDIES // Discs of // ERGOTINE // Grain 1/3 rd // POISON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010-A
0010-A
Height
3.5
Diameter
1.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label and minor stain spots
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
A powerful astringent alkaloid extracted from ergot as a brown, amorphous, bitter substance. It is used to produce contraction of the uterus.
The Savory and Moore company started as a chemist's shop in London in 1794, established by Thomas Paytherus.
1797 Thomas Field Savory joined the company. 1806 Thomas Field Savory and Thomas Moore became partners in the company. 1849 After the first store in Bond Street prospered, another shop was opened near Belgrave Square. 1876 The company registered trademarks for American dentrifice, tooth powder, medicines and perfumes. The company at this time had three shops in London and one in Brighton. It also showed that the company were chemists to Queen Victoria. 1968 The shop near Belgrave Square closed, the contents being passed to the Wellcome Trust.
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E & K Compound Tablets No. 138 - Hepatic Comp.

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Dates
1929
1979
circa 1929 - 1979
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022040
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets.
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Accession Number
016022040
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Ehrhart & Karl
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1929
1979
circa 1929 - 1979
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black, red
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "E & K // COMPOUND TABLETS // HOMOEOPATHIC // No. 138 Hepatic Comp. // Berberis vulg. 2x (Dr. Simpson) // Chionanthus 2x // Podophyllum 1x // Leptandrin 1x // Indications: In all cases of torpidity of // the liver and especially if there be a // tendency to jaundice. // Dose: Two tablets every three hours. // CAUTION: Federal law prohibits // dispensing without a prescription. // Prepared by // EHRHART & KARL // Homeoepathic Pharmacists // 17 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago 2, ILL. U.S.A. // 12566 // 0LB”; embossed on bottom: "233I // B 3 // 24 OZ"
Width
8.5
Height
20.8
Depth
5.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; covered with clear tape
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Ehrhart and Karl Pharmacy. Julian Winston.
Research Facts
Urban Joseph Ehrhart emigrated from Alsace Lorraine to America at the age of two. The family settled in Chicago. Ehrhart's first job was as an errand boy for Boericke and Tafel. He worked his way up the ladder until he and a friend, Louis Karl, a graduate student pharmacist, decided to start their own business.
In 1912 Ehrhart and Karl was first opened at 143 N. Wabash Avenue, the third floor of the Bishop building. When Bishop Fur needed the third floor, Ehrhart and Karl moved up to the seventh floor. Finally, the whole building was sold and the new owners tore it down. Ehrhart and Karl moved once again to 17 N. Wabash Avenue.
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George F. Linn Synthaloids

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Dates
1920
1970
circa 1920 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022041
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; 1/4 full of 1.5 cm oval brown tablets & package of silica gel.
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Accession Number
016022041
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with screw on lid; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; 1/4 full of 1.5 cm oval brown tablets & package of silica gel.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
George F. Linn
Site Made (City)
Norwalk
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1970
circa 1920 - 1970
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "GEORGE F. LINN, M.D. // CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK BUILDING // NORWALK, OHIO PHONE 662-5841 // TAKE EVERY ___ HOURS // ___ TEASPOONS ___ TIMES A DAY // ___ TABLESPOONS ___ EACH MEAL // Synthaloids"; embossed on bottom: "233I // 0 B I // 24 OZ."
Width
8.5
Height
21.2
Depth
5.6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Synthaloids. Sage Journals.
Biography of Dr. George F. Linn. North Central Ohio Biographies.
Research Facts
Synthaloids were used to treat throat irritation, as a fast acting lozenge.
Dr. George F. Linn graduated from Taylor University in 1912, spent one year at Baldwin Wallace College, and in 1918 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Ohio State University.
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homeopathic medicine

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Dates
1875
circa 1875
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1986.7.1
Description
A leather-covered, fitted case, brass plate on lid, contains 40 glass cork-stoppered vials, labelled corresponding to the list affixed inside the box lid; compartment on right side contains an extra vial.
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Accession Number
1986.7.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
A leather-covered, fitted case, brass plate on lid, contains 40 glass cork-stoppered vials, labelled corresponding to the list affixed inside the box lid; compartment on right side contains an extra vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. R.E. Richardson of Port Hope, Ont.; from the home of Dr. James H. Richardson (1823-1903), donor's grandfather.
Maker
William Radde
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1875
circa 1875
Material
leather: black
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellowish
Inscriptions
Label has the pencilled name: "Mr. Freer . . . Montreal"; label inside lid has, "MEDICINES CONTAINED IN THIS CASE // SOLD BY WILLIAM RADDE, No. 222 BROADWAY, NEW YORK // [list of medicines follows]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-2
Dimension Notes
Length 152.0 mm x Width 81.0 mm x Depth 62.0 mm (case)
Condition Remarks
Leather slightly worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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homeopathic medicine chest

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents: 1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a) 2. Arnica…
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Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents:
1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a)
2. Arnica mont. 3 (b)
3. Arsenicum alb. 6 (c)
4. Belladonna 3 (d)
5. Bryonia alb. (e);
6. Calcarea Carb. (f);
7. Cantharsis 3 (g)
8. Carbo veg. 6 (h)
9. Chamomilla 3. (i)
10. China officinalis 3. (j)
11. Cina 3. (k)
12. Cocculus 3. (l)
13. Coffea crud. 3. (m)
14. Drosera rotund. 3. (n)
15. Dulcamara 3. (o)
16. Hepar sulph. (p)
17. Ifnatia amara 3. (q)
18. Ipecacuanha 3. (r)
19. Kahli bichrom. 3. (s)
20. Merc. sol. Hahn. 6. (t)
21. Nux vomica 3. (u)
22. Petoleum 3. (v)
23. Phosphorus 3. (w)
24. Pulsatilla 3. (x)
25. Rhus. toxicod. 3. (y)
26. Sambucus nig. 3. (z)
27. Songia mar. tost. 3. (aa)
28. Sulphur. 6. (bb)
29. Veratrum alb. 3. (cc)
30. Arnical tinct. (dd)
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
aa-dd - bottles - Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ee - box - Length 15.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Mr. Wallace Beatty.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel, Homeopathic Pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
fabric: red
paper: white; red
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box: Length 12.5 cm; Width 14.3 cm; Height 7.5 cm. Bottle (approximate for all bottles): Length 6.3 cm; Width 1.7 cm; Depth 1.7 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/boericke/story.htm
Research Facts
Boericke & Tafel is the longest running homeopathic pharmaceutical company in the United States, still running as of 2018, while it started (under a different name and ownership) in 1835. Boericke and Tafel also published books on homeopathy, and their families intermarried. The popularity of homeopathy dwindled after about 1915 in the United States, but rose again in the 1980s and 90s.
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Homeopathic Tincture

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022035
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; small amounts of tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; one eighth full of brown sludgey liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022035
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; small amounts of tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; one eighth full of brown sludgey liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-10 Box 1 Row A
Width
5.1
Height
14.2
Depth
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label missing with small amount to identify the product was made by P. H. Mallen, yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Aconite Napelus

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022011
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022011
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // ACONITE NAPELUS // CONTAINS 64% ALCOHOL // POISON ! // Average Dose of Tincture: 1 to 3 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “.2 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.4
Height
12.2
Depth
4.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Aconite. Drugs.com.
P.H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aconite Napelus was applied topically as a counterirritant liniment for neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. In homeopathy, aconite is used to treat fear, anxiety, and restlessness; acute sudden fever; symptoms from exposure to dry, cold weather or very hot weather; tingling, coldness, and numbness; influenza or colds with congestion; and heavy, pulsating headaches
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Homeopathic Tincture of Aesculus Hip.

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022006
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022006
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // AESCULUS HIP. // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 60% ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “5 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
3.5
Height
10.7
Depth
3.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; some minor tears and areas of loss
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Symptoms and Uses of Aesculus Hippocastanum. Homeopathy for Happy Life.
P.H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aesculus hippocastanum is used on the outside for curing lupus and skin ulcers. It is also helpful for treating varicose veins, hemorrhoids, dysentery, malaria and phlebitis.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Apis Mellifica

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022001
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed words on bottom; printed words on cork; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed words on bottom; printed words on cork; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "APIS MELLIFICA // CONTAINS MAX.40% ALCOHOL // average dose; 5 to 15 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “1 OZ // 43 // U.S.A.”; printed on cork: "APIS ME"
Width
2.8
Height
8.7
Depth
3.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor stains on label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Apis Mellifica. Balanced Living.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Apis Mellifica is a remedy from the honey bee used mainly to relieve inflammation from urticaria and bites characterized by great redness and swelling.
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