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Indian Antiseptic Oil

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001045
Description
Rectangular glass bottle with tapered cylindrical neck and cork stopper; paper label on front wraps around both sides; graduated markings on back.
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Accession Number
996001045
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular glass bottle with tapered cylindrical neck and cork stopper; paper label on front wraps around both sides; graduated markings on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought in Kingston in Sept.1993.
Maker
Dubreuil Remedies
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Indian Antiseptic Oil // formerly known // as Snake Oil // for external use only // A valuable and effective remedy for // pains and aches // - Direction - // Apply to affected parts // rub in well // Price $0.35 // Manufactured only by // Dubreuil Remedies // Ottawa, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row F
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured and worn, particularly along corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
internet
Reference Comments
https://www.csicop.org/sb/show/snake_oil_a_guide_for_connoisseurs
Research Facts
Also known as a 'snake oil' product. Real snake oil from snakes was once used to treat diseases like rheumatism by the Aboriginal peoples of North America, and also in Asia. However, the name "snake oil" was later used for numerous cure alls and patent medicines, and became synonymous with quackery.
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