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apothecary kit

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Dates
1775
circa 1775
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with woo…
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Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Storage, instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Case
MM= Drug Packagaing -- container -- bottle
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with wooden dividers built in at the top; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle on the outside that holds both doors together; the back of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal two shelves, each with three compartments with wooden dividers built in; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle in the outside that holds both doors together; the top of the chest is hinged at the back and has a lock at the front; the keyhole is ivory-lined and fits (b) a small metal key that is cylindrical and hollow at the end with a cut rectangular piece at the bottom of the end; the finger grip is oval with an open centre; the inside of the top of the chest has 6 compartments with built-in dividers; there is an open rectangular section at the front, four deep rectangular compartments with open tops in the centre and three open rectangular sections at the back, one which has (c) a removable sliding wooden lid; this lid is flat and rectangular with a semi-circular piece cut out from the top right side for a finger grip; there are 4 square wooden drawers (d-g) built into the lower front of the chest; each drawer has a round ivory knob attached to the front at the centre; the top left drawer (d) has a built-in divider in the middle and two sliding wooden lids (dd) and (ddd); both lids are flat and rectangular with a semicircular piece cut out at the top for a finger grip; (e) is an open drawer; (f) has a narrow rectangular piece set into the lower right side of the drawer and grooved areas at the top and bottom right side and centre left side; (g) has a flat piece of wood covering it; this piece has four circular holes cut into it, which hold four mixing cups (n-q, described later); the top of the front of the chest holds 6 glass bottles (h-m) with stoppered lids (jj-mm); the stoppers on (h) and (i) do not come off and were not removed; each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and base and rounded shoulders; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular at the top; all the bottles are empty; the mixing cups (n-q) are cylindrical and open at the top; the lip flares out slightly; there is a flat round base on the bottom which allows them to stand; the back of the case houses 6 glass bottles (r-w) with stoppers (rr-ww); each bottle is hollow and squarish with flat sides and bottom and rounded shoulders leading to a short round neck; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular on top; the top of the chest has four compartments, each of which houses a glass bottle (x-aa) with a stoppered lid (xx-aaa); each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and bottom and slightly rounded shoulders that lead to a long open rounded neck; the lip of the bottle has a squared band around the outside, giving it a larger diameter; a glass stopper fits into the neck; each stopper is solid, round on the botton and rectangular on top.
Number Of Parts
43
Part Names
a - medicine chest (closed) - Size: Length 24.6 cm. x Width 20.3 cm. x Depth 27.2 cm.
b - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
c - compartment lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
d - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
dd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
ddd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
e - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
f - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
g - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
h - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
i - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
j - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
jj - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
k - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
kk - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
l - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
ll - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
m - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
mm - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
n - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter3.8
o - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Diameter3.7
p - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter3.6
q - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter4.0
r - bottle - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
rr - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
s - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ss - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
t - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
tt - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.5
u - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
uu - stopper - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter1.4
v - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
vv - stopper - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Diameter1.4
w - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ww - stopper - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter1.4
x - bottle - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
xx - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.3 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
y - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
yy - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
z - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
zz - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm.
aa - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm.
aaa - stopper - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
Dates
1775
circa 1775
Date Remarks
Similar to example in book by Wilbur (see Reference Comments)
Material
metal: grey; yellow
wood: brown
ivory: ivory
glass: clear
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(h), (i), (l), and (m) have the letters "EB" in raised lettering at the bottom outside of the bottles; (s) has the number "14" etched into the front centre panel; (u) has the number "16" etched into the front centre panel; (u,v) both have a paper label attached to the front centre panel with the words, "Eye Lotion" written on in ink; (x) has the remnants of a paper label attached to the front centre panel; (x-aa) all have a raised 1-directional arrow on the bottom of the bottles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
Condition Remarks
The chest shows minor surface grime and minor scratches(a) on the surface; the back left door is cracked; the top left side of the lid has a deep gouge; there is a small missing section of veneer at the top front; the brass hardware shows tarnish, but no serious corrosion; minor green spots can be seen on the left handle; the ivory drawer pulls and keyhole show minor discolouration, but no cracks or missing sections; (h) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (i) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (j) outer edge of bottle lip has a very small chip; (p) outer edge of base of mixing cup has a chip; (u) inside of bottle has a cloudy residue; (v) upper right corner of label is missing; (x) front label is only a remnant; (y) small amount of brown residue at inside bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 83; photographed on Jan. 28, 1998
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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brass hand-held dispensing scales

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Dates
1867
circa 1867
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and …
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Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and lines up with a pointed bar that extends upwards from the bar's midsection; the scales are accompanied by ten square brass measures of varying thicknesses, using the Roman system of scruple, drachm and grain weights; the weights are kept in a brass-lidded compartment in the scale case (l); the case is wood, covered outside with green leather with a gold embossed logo on the top; the case is lined with purple velvet and has an indentation to accomodate the scale; the front latch of the case consists of a hook and pin.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - balance scales - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
d - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
e - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
f - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
j - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
k - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
l - case - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Given to donor by Catherine Saunders, youngest daughter of original owner, Dr. Herbert J. Saunders, M.R.C.S.E., Queen's Meds 1867; donor was Miss Saunders's physician (see attached photocopy)
Dates
1867
circa 1867
Date Remarks
Based on graduation date of Dr. Herbert Saunders
Material
paper: green
ink: yellow
leather: green
wood: tan
fabric: purple; green
metal: brown
Inscriptions
On the top of the case, there was a logo of an eagle grasping three arrows in one talon and a branch in the other, embossed in gold ink; on the bottom of the case, "R2e/7L7" is handwritten in pencil; weight (b) has a weight symbol etched into both sides of the metal; weight (c) has a weight symbol etched on one side; and "2 // [weight symbol}" on the other ;side; weight (d) has "½ Drachm [cursive]" etched on one side and a weight symbol etched on the other; weight (e) has a weight symbol etched on one side; weight (f) has six round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (g) has five round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (h) has four round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (i) has "6 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (j) has "5 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (k) has "4 // GRS" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
Both brass pans had several patches of discolouration, possibly from contact with the cord; weight (d) had a strip of corrosion on one side; weights (f-h) showed signs of orange rust; the leather around the clasp on the box (l) was worn and torn; the gold ink from the embossed logo had deteriorated by approximately 90%; the velvet had faded slightly and was dusty; (2): box cover torn around latch; metal tarnished; spots of inactive corrosion; velvet fading in places; leather stained and discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Physician's Balance Scales," by Dr. H.W. Cumming; "Antique Medical Instruments," by Elizabeth Bennion, 1986, pp. 284-5 (similar to Fig. 15) ; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," by Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1405 (similar to #6240); "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 284 (similar to #2748); OHIOLink online catalogue OCLC #33231027 (see attached photocopies); CD #7
Research Facts
Possibly carried by Dr. Saunders for house calls, to measure medication ingredients and/or to weigh patients' fees to prevent fraud.
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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medicine case and bottles

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Dates
1908
circa 1908
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powd…
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Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powder residue inside; (e) same as (b) -- medication residue inside; lid cracked; (f-cc) same as (b): (f) medication residue inside; (g) solidified pills on inside bottom, as well as staining; (h) very small amount of medication residue inside; (k) white powder residue inside; (l) filled halfway with small pink pills; lid cracked; (m) very small amount of medication residue inside; (n) container cracked at the bottom; (o) pink powder residue inside; (p) off-white medication solidified at bottom inside; (q) 5 small brown pills inside; (r) bottom of container broken and missing a section; lid cracked; (t) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (u) 3 crumbly brown pills inside; powder inside as well; (v) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (w) medication residue at bottom inside; (x) very small amount of medication residue at bottom inside; (y) medication residue inside; (z) bottom of container broken and missing a section; (aa) bottom section of container broken off; (bb) bottom section of container broken off; lid missing; (cc) white medication at bottom 1/3 inside; (dd) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on / off metal lid; similar to, but larger than, (b); brown medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (ee-jj) same as (dd): (ee) white crystal medication at bottom inside; lid shows minor corrosion and a crack; (ff) contains 20 brown pills; lid cracked; (gg) bottom of container is broken and a section is missing; medication residue inside; lid is missing; (hh) off-white powdery medication residue inside; lid cracked; (ii) filled with approximately 20 brown pills which are deteriorating; (jj) contains 6 off-white pills and white powder on inside; lid cracked; (kk) hinged cloth-covered cardboard box with metal closure attachment at the top; the inside of the box has a felt-covered bottom and middle section which was designed to hold a thin item; (ll-uu) same as (dd): (ll) contains 11 pink pills inside as well as powdery residue; (mm) a few brown pills have liquified at the bottom inside; (nn) contains brown pills on inside bottom 1/3 (solidified); (oo) contains 14 small brown pills and powder residue inside; lid cracked; (pp) brown powder residue on inside; bottom of container has a small missing section; lid cracked; (qq) contains one brown pill and medication residue inside; (rr) filled with brown pills which are stuck together and deteriorating; lid has 3 small cracks; (ss) very small amount of medication residue inside; lid has 3 small cracks; (tt) contains 11 pink pills (deteriorating) and white powder residue at inside bottom; lid cracked; (uu) the bottom of the container is broken and missing a section; brown medication residue inside.
Number Of Parts
47
Part Names
a - medicine case - Size: Length 28.2 cm. x Width 12.5 cm. x Depth 11.2 cm.
b-z - medicine containers x 25 - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
bb - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
cc - medicine container - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
dd-jj - medicine containers x 7 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
kk - box - Size: Length 8.8 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
ll-uu - medicine containers x 10 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Decatur Georgia on Dec. 1 1993
Maker
H.K. Mulford Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
circa 1908
Date Remarks
Patent date stamped into the case
Material
leather: black
bookbinding fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inside lid of case stamped with "HIGHEST AWARDS // PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO ST. LOUIS PARIS // H. K. MULFORD COMPANY // PHILADELPHIA." on cloth; outside front stamped, "PATD MAY 26 // 1908" into leather; bottom outside of case a "3" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Case and bottles were very dirty and dusty, with dried mildew throughout the inside of the case; two bottles are missing their lid and seven are broken; many bottle lids are cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
Early 20th century house call bag for the general practitioner
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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No. 220 Tabloid medicine case

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1975.11.2 a-al
Description
A brown, leather-bound travelling medicine case (al) with red leather lining has two inner cabinets, one at the top and one near the bottom at the back; has three metal clasps and a leather handle; contains: (a) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label with black type, some powder in bot…
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Accession Number
1975.11.2 a-al
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
A brown, leather-bound travelling medicine case (al) with red leather lining has two inner cabinets, one at the top and one near the bottom at the back; has three metal clasps and a leather handle; contains: (a) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label with black type, some powder in bottom; (b) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, three pills left; (c) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, full of brown pills; (d) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 1/4 full of brown pills, some broken; (e) glass bottle with glass stopper that is wrapped up in foam with string, white paper label, empty; (f) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, half full of white pills, cotton inside bottle; (g) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 1/4 full of light brown pills; (h) glass bottle with glass stopper, white paper label, 3/4 full of large white pills; (i) long glass bottle with a full cork that is wrapped up in foam with a string, white paper label, full of white pills; (j) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, full of light-brown pills; (k) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 1/3 full of white pills; (l) long glass bottle with a slightly broken cork, white paper label, seven pills left; (m) long glass bottle with a full cork that is wrapped up in white foam with a string, white paper label, full of white pills; (n) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, full of white pills turning yellow; (o) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, three brown pills left; (p) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 3/4 full of dark brown pills; (q) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, half full of dark brown pills; (r) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, 3/4 full of black, moist pills; (s) long glass bottle with a full cork, no label, empty; (t) long glass bottle with a full cork, white paper label, two grayish-brown tablets left; (u) glass bottle stained blue, opaque, full cork, white paper label, 3 1/2 white tablets left; (v) glass bottle with full cork, white label, half full of grayish-brown tablets; (w) glass bottle with full cork, white label, full of small white tablets; (x) glass bottle with full cork that is wrapped up in foam with a string, white label, full of grayish-white tablets; (y) glass bottle with full cork, white label, half full of gray tablets; (z) glass bottle with full cork, unlabelled, empty; (aa) glass bottle with full cork wrapped in foam, white label, 2/5 full of tiny white tablets; (ab) glass bottle with full cork wrapped in white foam, white label, full of white tablets; (ac) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty (ad) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty; (ae) glass bottle with full cork, no label, empty; (af) stained glass bottle with broken cork stopper, blue and white label, full of round white pills; (ag) stained glass bottle with full cork stopper, blue and white label, full of round white tablets; (ah) a thermometer in a white metal tube with a metal cap attached to a light metallic chain; scales ranging from 95 to 110.
Number Of Parts
38
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
h - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
i - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
j - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
k - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
l - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
n - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
o - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
p - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
q - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
r - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
s - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
t - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
u - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
v - bottle - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
w - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
x - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
y - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
z - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
aa - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ab - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ac - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ad - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
ae - bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
af - bottle - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
ag - bottle - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
ah - thermometer - Size: Length 16.5 cm
al - case - Size: Length 34.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon B. White of Port Colborne, Ont.; used by Dr. White's father, Bishop White, as his travelling medicine case in China.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
leather: brown; red
metal: silver; white
glass: clear; blue
paper: white; black; blue
foam: white
fabric
Inscriptions
(a) "Aspirin"; (b) "Phenacetin Compound"; (c) Coffee-mint"; (d) "Paregoric"; (e) "Soda-mint"; (f) "Sodium Bicarbonate"; (g) "Dover Powder"; (h) "Trade mark 'SOLOID' BRAND. Boric Acid"; (i) "Antifebrin"; (j) "Ipecacuanha"; (k) "Bismuth Carbonate"; (l) "Ammonium Bromide"; (m) "Veronal"; (n) "Antipyrine"; (o) "Aconite Tincture"; (p) "Guaiacum and Sulphur"; (q) "Lead with Opium"; (r) "Laxative Vegetable"; (t) "Quinine and Rhubarb Compound (Livingstone Rouser)"; (u) "Santonin"; (v) "Ipecacuanha with Squill"; (w) "Tartarated Antimony"; (x) "Strophanthus Tincture"; (y) "Grey Powder"; (aa) "Calomel"; (ab) "Tannin"; (af) "Kali Mur [illeg.] Prepared by D. L. Thompson Homeopathic Pharmacy 394 Yonge St."; (ag) "Calc Sulph Prepared by D. L. Thompson" etc.; (ah) "[illeg.] London 196 No - 22"; (ai) "Wampole's Phospho Lecithin. Nerve Food & Tonic" etc., in both English and French; (aj) "'Pocket Manual of Thompson's Homoeopathic Remedies.' Prepared by D. L. Thompson. Homoeopathic Pharmacist"; (ak) "'An Outline of Dr. Schuessler's Theory of the Twelve Tissue Remedies or Cell Salts and the Practical Application Thereof' by D. L. Thompson"; (al) embossed in gold on the inside top surface: "'Tabloid' Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Manufacturing Chemists Snow Hill London. E.C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-12
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
25 June 2017: front section now separated from body, same as for back lid section. The leather at the edge of the case is scratched; the front hinge is slightly detached from the body of the case.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Archival items originally numbered ai, aj and ak are catalogued separately as 1975.11.1, .3 and .4
Exhibit History
For (a) only: On Exhibit “Stubborn Illness: Macdonald Family” at the Museum of Health Care 11 June, 2015
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1878
1898
1878-1898
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1975.10.1 a-av
Description
A folding leather case (av) containing 47 vials of medicine; (a-o) are tall vials and occupy one pocket, forming one row; (p-au) are short vials that occupy the other pocket, forming two rows.
Accession Number
1975.10.1 a-av
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
A folding leather case (av) containing 47 vials of medicine; (a-o) are tall vials and occupy one pocket, forming one row; (p-au) are short vials that occupy the other pocket, forming two rows.
Number Of Parts
48
Part Names
a-o - tall vials - Size: Length 10 cm
p-au - short vials - Size: Length 4.7 cm
av - case - Size: Length 37.7 cm x Width 42.8 cm (unfolded)
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hryciw of Kingston, Ont.
Dates
1878
1898
1878-1898
Date Remarks
Date of "March 12, 78" on clasp of case; revenue stamp on (au) has 1898.
Material
leather
glass
cork
Paper
Inscriptions
(a) "Lithium Benzoate Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (138)"; (b) "Zinc Sulphocarbolate Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (229)"; (c) "Quinine Arseniate Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (185)"; (d) "Hyoscyamine Amorphous Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025; (117)"; (e) "Calcium Sulphide Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (55)"; (f) "Morphine Sulfate Gr. 1-12; Gm. .005; (152)"; (g) "Veratrine Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (223)"; (h) "Codeine Sulphide Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (72)"; (i) "Glonoin Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025; (102)"; (j) "Atropine Sulphate Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025; (33)"; (k) "Copper Arsenite Gr. 1-250; Gm. .00025"; (l) "Digitalin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (89)"; (m) "Calomel Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (56)"; (n) "Anticonstipation (Waugh) Alkaloid Formula (233)"; (o) "Strychnine Arseniate Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (214)"; (p) "Mercury Bichloride Grs. 1/134; Grms. .0005"; (q) "Mercury Protoiodide Gr. 1-6; Grm. .01; (150)"; (r) "Colchicine Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (74)"; (s) "Potassium Bichromate Gr. 1-67; Grm. .001; (179)"; (t) "Quinine Hydrofer Gr. 1-6; Grm. .01"; (u) "Cicutine Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (67)"; (v) "Ergotin Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (95)"; (w) "Emetin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (93)"; (x) "Aloin Gr. 1-6; Grms. .01"; (y) "Acid Arsen Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (2)"; (z) "Quassin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (183)"; (aa) "Codeine Sulph. Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01; (73)"; (ab) "Gelseminine Grs. 1-250; Grms. .00025"; (ac) "Diarrhea (Calomel gr. 1-8; morphine sulph. gr. 1-16; powd. ipecac gr 1-32; powd. capsicum, gr. 1-16; amph [illeg.] gr. 1-16; (290)"; (ad) "Arbutin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (25)"; (ae) "Iron Arseniate Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (125)"; (af) "Caffeine Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (46)"; (ag) "RHUS. TOX. m. 1-10; Green Tinct.; (196)"; (ah) "Bryonin Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (44)"; (ai) "Anemonin Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (20)"; (aj) "Caulophyllium (Blue Cohosh) Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01"; (ak) "Cardiac Tonic Gr. 1-134; Gm. .0005; (62)"; (al) "Dosimetric Trinity (Burggraeve) #1; (243)"; (am) "Sanguinarin Nitrate Gr. 1-67; Gm. .001; (201)"; (an) "Agaricin Grs. 1/12; Grms. .005"; (ao) "Anodyne (WAUGH) For Infants; (231)"; (ap) "Chlorodyne; (239)"; (aq) "Defervescent Compound (Abbott) No. 1; (241)"; (ar) "Sulphur Co. Laxative (Buckley's); (257)"; (as) "Macrotin Gr. 1-6; Gm. .01"; (at) "Heart Tonic; (248)"; (au) "Nuclein Solution Gr. 1-12; Gm. .005; (159)"; (av) on clasp: "Pat. P. Feb 26 // March 12, 78"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
The portion containing the longer vials is separated from the portion containing the shorter vials.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1979.7.3 a-y
Description
Leather fold-up pouch (y) contains 23 glass vials with metal screw-on lids; vials have labels; there is a printed label inside the case; contents as abbreviated on labels: (a) Hydrag. Iod. Viride; (b) Morphinae Sulphae; (c) Neurologic; (d) Pulv. Ipecac et Opii; (e) Hydrag. Chlor. Mite Ipecac et Sod…
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Accession Number
1979.7.3 a-y
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
Leather fold-up pouch (y) contains 23 glass vials with metal screw-on lids; vials have labels; there is a printed label inside the case; contents as abbreviated on labels: (a) Hydrag. Iod. Viride; (b) Morphinae Sulphae; (c) Neurologic; (d) Pulv. Ipecac et Opii; (e) Hydrag. Chlor. Mite Ipecac et Sodii Bicarb; (f) Tinc Aconite; (g) Corrosive Sublim; (h) Quine Sulphat; (i) Kermes Mineral Comp.; (j) Chlordyne; (k) Hydrag. Chlor. Mite; (l) Acetanalide Comp.; (m) Bronchitis; (n) Diarrhoea; (o) Constipation; (p) Cathartic "active"; (q) Tonsillitis; (r) Fever; (s) Ferri et acid Arsen.; (t) Ergotine; (u) Viburnum Comp.; (v) Bismuth et Cereli Oxalat; (w) Amonii Chloricum Comp.; (x) Quinine.
Number Of Parts
25
Part Names
a-x - vials - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
y - pouch, open - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 36.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Maker
H. K. Mulford & Co., Compressed Tablets
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
leather: brown
glass: clear
fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Label inside pouch reads, "Dr. D. E. Brooks // P.O. Box 37, // Windsor, Ont. Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
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