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Dr. Fowler's Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001066
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; four recessed sides; paper label on front; three other sides have embossed words; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; residue of contents.
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Accession Number
996001066
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; four recessed sides; paper label on front; three other sides have embossed words; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; residue of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Fowler's // Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry // No. 5813 The Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act // The T. Milburn Co. // Toronto Limited
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label extremely brittle and fragile; portions of label are missing
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Label says product can be used to treat diarrhea, seasickness, and canker of the mouth
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 6 Cholera Morbus

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001292
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001292
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Antiemetics
Antidiarrheals
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 6 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // CHOLERA MORBUS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 135 PELLETS // Verat. a-Ars. a-Cup. mAmer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is no staining and no tears or wear on the paper wrapper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14; CD #1
Research Facts
For cholera morbus; nausea and vomiting, stomach sickness; vomiting with diarrhea; thin, loose urgent or rice-water stools, with vomiting; coldness; paleness; blue lips and cramps and morning sickness
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
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
1920
circa 1908-1920
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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