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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
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Accession Number
993004300 a-x
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Black leatherette folding medicine case holding assorted glass ampoules and two blades; inside is inscribed "C.M. Bracken, M.D."; ampoules are of various ages
Number Of Parts
24
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - digitaline - Size: Length 4.8 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
c - mersalyl B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.5 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
d - amyl nitrate - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
e - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
f - adrenalin chloride - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
g - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
h - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
i - camphor in oil - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
j - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
k - carbachol B.D.H. - Size: Length 4.9 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
l - antistine - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
m - glycerophosphate - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
n - solution pentobarbital sodium - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
o - carbachol - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
p - solution pentobarbital - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
q - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
r - salyrgan/theophylline solution - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
s - ethophylline - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
t - digifortis - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Diameter1.0 cm.
u - nikethamide - Size: Length 5.9 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
v-w - blades - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.1 mm.
x - paper wrapper - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
paper: cream; black
glass: clear; brown
wood: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"C.M. Bracken, M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
# 1: (b-u): paper labels show wear; # 2: no damage; #3: no new damage; #4: decomposing liquids
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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Dates
1922
1940
circa 1922-1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993004296 a-ao
Description
Stiff black leather fold-up pharmacy case with inside foldover flaps and snap closure holds the standard 20 vials of tablets and powders for doctors' house calls; modeled after British case; some vials are missing original paper labels and two vials are replaced; vials are fitted into leather loops…
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Accession Number
993004296 a-ao
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Stiff black leather fold-up pharmacy case with inside foldover flaps and snap closure holds
the standard 20 vials of tablets and powders for doctors' house calls; modeled after British
case; some vials are missing original paper labels and two vials are replaced; vials are fitted
into leather loops on two sides which create tight pockets for prescription labels, medicine
boxes, etc.
Number Of Parts
41
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 21.7 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
b-u - vials - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
bb-uu - caps - Size: Length 0.8 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1922
1940
circa 1922-1940
Material
paper: white; black; red
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
leather: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label in vials: " THE J.F. HARTZ CO. LIMITED // PHYSICIAN'S SUPPLIES //
TORONTO MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
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Gravol antiemetic kit

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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1979.12.17
Description
Black fold-out plastic case with compartments for Gravol pills in glass, plastic, and cardboard containers; instructions printed on cards and displayed within case.
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Accession Number
1979.12.17
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Nausea -- drug therapy
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Antiemetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Black fold-out plastic case with compartments for Gravol pills in glass, plastic, and cardboard containers; instructions printed on cards and displayed within case.
Part Names
pill bottles - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
pill boxes - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Murdoch.
Maker
Frank W. Horner Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
plastic: black; clear
paper: white; blue; black; yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Mrs. Murdoch was the daughter of the late Dr. Haber F. Teney.
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Gravol antiemetic kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8765
Dates
1960
1978
circa 1960-1978
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1997.2.18 a-e
Description
A folding case fastened with press studs has pockets for papers with printed dosage charts; four plastic bottles in a space fitted for eight bottles; contents in three of the bottles; printed labels on bottles list contents and product type: tablet, suppository, or capsule; and instructions for use.
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Accession Number
1997.2.18 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Nausea -- drug therapy
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Antiemetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A folding case fastened with press studs has pockets for papers with printed dosage charts; four plastic bottles in a space fitted for eight bottles; contents in three of the bottles; printed labels on bottles list contents and product type: tablet, suppository, or capsule; and instructions for use.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
case - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
bottle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H.B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
Frank W. Horner Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1978
circa 1960-1978
Material
plastic: clear; translucent white
paper: white; brown
Inscriptions
Impressed on cover: "GRAVOL // ANTIEMETIC KIT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Gravol antiemetic kit with case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1684
Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
993004293 a-p
Description
Unused black plastic antiemetic kit by Gravol used for treatment & prevention of nausea and vomiting holds three dosage charts, two boxes of 5 cc gravol ampoules, and six types of gravol in tablet, capsule, and intramuscular use forms; quantity of medicine in each bottle is: (k): 6 pale yellow tabl…
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Accession Number
993004293 a-p
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Nausea -- drug therapy
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Antiemetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Unused black plastic antiemetic kit by Gravol used for treatment & prevention of nausea and
vomiting holds three dosage charts, two boxes of 5 cc gravol ampoules, and six types of
gravol in tablet, capsule, and intramuscular use forms; quantity of medicine in each bottle
is: (k): 6 pale yellow tablets; (l): 29 orange tablets; (m): 3 pale pink unwrapped; (n):
6 blue/white capsules; (o): unopened 5 cc.; (p): 3 silver fil-wrapped suppositories; original
medicine in each bottle
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 18.7 cm. x Width 8.3 cm. x Depth 3.9 cm.
b - dosage chart - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 7.1 cm.
c - dosage chart - Size: Length 16.7 cm. x Width 5.8 cm.
d - instructions - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 7.1 cm.
e - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
f - instruction sheet - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 6.3 cm.
g - glass ampoule - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
h - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
i - instruction sheet - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 6.3 cm.
j - glass ampoule - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
k - gravol tablets x 6 - Size: Length 3.9 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
l - gravol tablets - Size: Length 3.9 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
m - gravol tablets - Size: Length 3.9 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
n - gravol tablets - Size: Length 3.9 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
o - gravol i/m - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
p - gravol suppositories - adult - Size: Length 3.9 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Frank W. Horner Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Material
paper: yellow; white; black; turquoise
metal: yellow
plastic: black; clear
drugs:
Inscriptions
Embossed on front flap: "GRAVOL // ANTIEMETIC KIT"; "FRANK W. HORNER LIMITED // MONTREAL /
CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
unused
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Gravol antiemetic kit with case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1685
Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
993004294 a-r
Description
Unused black plastic antiemetic kit by Gravol used for treatment & prevention of nausea and vomiting holds three dosage charts, two boxes of gravol ampoules, and five types of gravol including tablets, capsules, intramuscular & suppositories; quantity of medicine in each bottle: (m): 3 silver foil-…
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Accession Number
993004294 a-r
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antiemetics
Nausea -- drug therapy
Vomiting -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Unused black plastic antiemetic kit by Gravol used for treatment & prevention of nausea and
vomiting holds three dosage charts, two boxes of gravol ampoules, and five types of
gravol including tablets, capsules, intramuscular & suppositories; quantity of medicine in each
bottle: (m): 3 silver foil-wrapped suppositories; (n) 3 blue "ROCHE" capsules, 14 orange tablets,
22 small white tablets; (o): 8 blue/white capsules; (p): 20 orange tablets, 33 small
bright pink "SEARLE" tablets; (q): full unopened 5 cc.; (r): 6 blue/white capsules, 9 white
"TABLOID BRAND" tablets; some of original medicine still in each bottle, but some have
other capsules and tablets included
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Width 8.3 cm. x Depth 3.5 cm.
b - dosage chart - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 7.1 cm.
c - dosage chart - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 5.9 cm.
d - instructions - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 7.1 cm.
e - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
f - instruction sheet - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 6.3 cm.
g - ampoule - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
h - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Width 0.1 mm.
i - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
j - instruction sheet - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 6.3 cm.
k - ampoule - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
l - blade - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Width 0.1 mm.
m - gravol suppositories - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
n - gravol tablets - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
o - long-acting tablets - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
p - gravol tablets - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
q - gravol i/m - Size: Length 2.1 cm. x Diameter4.3 cm.
r - long-acting capsules - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Frank W. Horner Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Material
paper: yellow; white; blue; turquoise
metal: yellow
plastic: black; clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on front flap: "GRAVOL // ANTIEMETIC KIT"; "FRANK W. HORNER LIMITED // MONTREAL /
CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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hypodermic syringe tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Accession Number
1975.8.32 a-u
Description
A shallow rectangular metal case (u) with lid (t); corners are rounded; contains thin, long vials of drugs and sutures, which have paper labels: (a) vial of morphine sulphate tablets; (b) vial of morphine sulphate and atropine sulphate tablets; (c) vial of hyoscine (scopalamine) hydrobromide tablet…
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Accession Number
1975.8.32 a-u
MeSH Heading
Drugs
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A shallow rectangular metal case (u) with lid (t); corners are rounded; contains thin, long vials of drugs and sutures, which have paper labels: (a) vial of morphine sulphate tablets; (b) vial of morphine sulphate and atropine sulphate tablets; (c) vial of hyoscine (scopalamine) hydrobromide tablets; (d) vial of strychnine sulphate tablets; (e) vial containing hyoscine, morphine, and cactoid tablets; (f,g) vials containing nitroglycerin tablets; (h) vial containing atropine sulphate tablets; (i-m) closed tubes containing skin sutures with eyed needles; (n) a closed tube containing catgut and a needle, in a clear liquid; (o,p) vials of novocain; (q,r) razor blades; (s) a whetstone.
Number Of Parts
21
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: yellowish; clear
metal: silver
cork: brown
paper: white; yellowed; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row E
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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1974.2.1 a-o
Description
A cloth case (a) with pouches for instruments and vials folds in half for fastening with zippers; has a cloth carrying handle and a cloth belt to go around the waist; contents are: (b) stainless steel tube-shaped container for (d-f); (c) stainless steel screw-on lid for (b); (d) ground glass and me…
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Accession Number
1974.2.1 a-o
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Naval Medicine
First Aid
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A cloth case (a) with pouches for instruments and vials folds in half for fastening with zippers; has a cloth carrying handle and a cloth belt to go around the waist; contents are: (b) stainless steel tube-shaped container for (d-f); (c) stainless steel screw-on lid for (b); (d) ground glass and metal 2 cc syringe; (e) ground glass plunger for (d); (f) screw-in metal end for (b), holder for two metal syringe needles; (g) stainless steel cylinder, empty except for a cotton puff in the bottom and a typed note that says, "Normally contains 1x10cc Sterile Soln. of Morphine Sulphate - 1/2 gr./cc"; (h) stainless steel lid for (g); (i-j) hemostatic (?) forceps, straight, mortise joint (?) and fully toothed jaws; (k) head lamp, cylindrical in shape, light ball and socket fitting onto a white head band, black and red cord connects to power source (l); (l) Eveready battery for the head lamp with positive and negative poles; (m-n) red glass marking pencils with gold-coloured tips; (o) a booklet, "The Journal of the Canadian Medical Services."
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - cloth case - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 39.4 cm
b - tube container - Size: Length 12.0 cm
c - tube container lid - Size: Depth 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
d - syringe - Size: Length 9.5 cm
e - plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm
f - metal end for (b) - Size: Length 6.5 cm
g - cylinder - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
h - lid for (g) - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
i - forceps - Size: Length 14.6 cm
j- forceps - Size: Length 14.6 cm
k - head band - Size: Length 69.8 cm
l - battery - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
m - pencil - Size: Length 17.8 cm
n - pencil - Size: Length 17.8 cm
o - journal - Size: Length 24.8 cm x Width 15.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John W. Scott of Toronto.
Maker
Gutta Percha & Rubber Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Date printed on label of (a).
Material
fabric: navy blue
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) label on front reads, "GUTTA PERCHA & RUBBER LIMITED, TORONTO CANADA 1943"; (d) on side of glass tube: "B-D YALE-LOK Becton Dickinson & Co [in cursive], 4233Y"; inscribed on metal tip: "B-D LUER-LOK PAT. 1742497"; on the needle is inscribed: "B-D 26, YALE RUSTLESS"; (g) typed note reads, "Normally contains 1 x 10 cc. Sterile Soln. of Morphine Sulphate - 1/2 gr./CC."; (i) and (j) "STAINLESS STEEL" engraved on handle; (l) on front, in blue type: "EVEREADY, TRADE MARK, BATTERY, DRY, LIGHT, EMERGENCY, TYPE D, R.C.A.F. REF. NO. 5J/74, 4.5 VOLTS, R.C.N. REF. No. 52 CM, . . . Discard battery when discharged or after NOV 1944., CANADIAN NATIONAL CARBON CO., LIMITED, MADE IN CANADA"; (m) and (n) "CENCO 14022C GLASS MARKING PENCIL MADE IN U.S.A."; (o) "The Journal of the Canadian Medical Services // May 1946 Vol. 3 No. 4 Naval Medical Research, issued by authority of the Ministry of National Defence . . . [etc.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-10
Condition Remarks
Some of the contents of the kit seem to be missing; #2: the rubber cord on the band in the case is crumbling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Battle belt for treatment of emergency injuries on board small vessels, developed by the RCN Medical Research Unit during WW II.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1966.12.1 a-bh
Description
Leather pill case (bh) with leather handle that slides in two leather loops; holds 53 vials for pills and four vials for hypodermic tablets; inside is lined with leather (or fabric); places for 16 vials along each side of case; there are 11 vials one one side of centre wall, 10 vials and compartmen…
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Accession Number
1966.12.1 a-bh
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Leather pill case (bh) with leather handle that slides in two leather loops; holds 53 vials for pills and four vials for hypodermic tablets; inside is lined with leather (or fabric); places for 16 vials along each side of case; there are 11 vials one one side of centre wall, 10 vials and compartment for tiny vials on the other side; all large vials held by metal clips in a staggered arrangement; side pocket contains 23 envelopes and 25 slips of paper, in a paper band.
Number Of Parts
60
Part Names
(a-t) - vials - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
(u) - vial with cork - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
(v) - vial - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
(w) - vial with cork - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
(x) - vial - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
(y-am) - vials - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
(an-bc) - vials
(bd-be) - vials - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
(bf-bg) - vials - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
(bh) - case - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm Depth 13.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Forest of Mount Albert; owned by Dr. Carruthers.
Material
leather: dark brown; burgundy
glass: clear; amber
Paper
Inscriptions
On inside of lid is written: "Dr. W.J. Carr"; vials are labelled
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-2
Condition Remarks
Very worn on outside of case; lid has been torn completely away from case; NOTE: do not pick up by handle; contents in good condition; one empty vial (ai) broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Companion to the Medicine Chest" by J. Bond; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Designed to fit into a saddle bag.
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Dates
1874
1928
circa 1874-1928
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.31.1 a-ch
Description
A leather-covered box-shaped medicine case with a leather-covered handle and metal corner guards contains assorted vials and tins, a couple of white envelopes, a business card, and a page from a magazine (ca. 1890); contents: (a) white envelope contains a white powder wrapped in paper; (b) white en…
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Accession Number
1969.31.1 a-ch
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
A leather-covered box-shaped medicine case with a leather-covered handle and metal corner guards contains assorted vials and tins, a couple of white envelopes, a business card, and a page from a magazine (ca. 1890); contents: (a) white envelope contains a white powder wrapped in paper; (b) white envelope; (c) business card; (d) page from magazine; (e) list of antidotes for poisons, ca. 1885; (f) glass bottle with cork; (g) orange cylindrical tin with screw-on lid, contains 24 large, empty clear capsules and 12 small, empty clear capsules; (h) yellow cylindrical tin with screw-on lid covered by black and white label, contains white powder, 1/3 full; (i) cylindrical tin similar to (g), empty; (j) bottle with a cork stopper, contains 9 small black round pills; (k) glass vial with cork stopper and black wax seal, white paper label with black ink handwriting; (l) through (bv) are all glass vials, some with cork stoppers, white label with black ink handwriting;(l) has a cork stopper; (m) has a cork stopper; (n) has a black wax seal on the cork stopper; (o) had a black wax seal but it is broken off; (p-r) have corks; (s) no cork; (t) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a black liquid; (u) has a broken cork; (v) has a cork and is 3/8 full of a viscous liquid; (w,x) have corks; (y) has no cork; (z,aa) have corks; (ab) has a cork and contains 12 white tablets; (ac) has a rubber stopper; (ad) has a cork stopper and contains around 55 round, white pills on the bottom and around 22 similar yellow pills on top; (ae) has a cork; (af) has no cork; (ag) has a cork; (ah) has a cork but no label; (ai-ak) have corks; (al) has a cork and is 5/8 full of white crystals; (am) has a cork and is 1/16 full of a white powder; (an) has a cork; (ao) has a cork and has a residue of white powder; (ap) has a cork and is 2/3 full; (aq) has a cork and is 4/5 full of a white powder; (ar) has a cork and is 7/8 full of a white powder; (as) has a cork and is half full of gold-coloured, round pills (around 50); (at) has a cork and is 4/5 full of white crystals; (au, av) have corks; (aw) has a cork and is full of beige powder; (ax) has a cork and is 4/5 full of white crystals; (ay) has a cork and is 1/5 full of a white powder; (az) has a cork and is 5/8 full of white crystals; (ba) has a cork and has a brown powder residue; (bb) has a cork and is full of a light grey powder; (bc) has a cork and is full of a fine gold-coloured powder; (bd) has a cork and has sand-coloured powder; (be) has a cork and has a white powder residue; (bf) has a screw lip and a cork, no label, and a white residue; (bg) has a cork and a white powder residue; (bh) has a cork and a brown powder residue; (bi) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a beige powder; (bj) has a cork, no label, and a pink residue; (bk) has a cork and is 3/4 full of a beige powder; (bl) has a cork and is full of a bright yellow powder; (bm) has a cork and has 23 white tablets; (bn) has a cork and is full of fine white crystals; (bo) has a cork and is 4/5 full of beige powder; (bp) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a white powder; (bq) has a cork and is 1/4 full of a white powder; (br) has a cork and is 1/2 full of a gold powder; (bs) has a cork and a light yellow residue; (bt, bu, bv) all have corks; (bw) glass bottle with a cork stopper, contains 21 small gold-coloured pills; (bx) ??; (by) glass bottle with cork stopper, contains 15 small white spherical pills; (bz) an orange box containing small white pills; (ca) two pages folded white paper; (cb) four small natural sponges; (cc) six cork stoppers and one rubber stopper; (cd) eight small pieces of waxed paper and one empty white envelope; (ce) brown paper wrapper for (cf); (cf) box? (cg) 23 (?) medicine vials--(f), (k-ai)-- held in place by metal clasps, fits into (ch); (ch) brown leather box-like case.
Number Of Parts
86
Part Names
a - envelope
b - envelope
c - business card
d - magazine page
e - list
f - bottle
g - tin
h - tin
i - tin
j - bottle
k-av - vials
aw-be - vials
bf - vial
bg-bv - vials
bw - bottle
by - bottle
bz - box
ca - paper
cf -
cg - vial rack
ch - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Robert Wm. Bell, MDCM Univ. McGill Coll. Montreal Class of 1873, Mem. Coll. Phys. & Surg. Ont., Sept. 28, 1874; deceased 1928.
Maker
Chandler (?)
Dates
1874
1928
circa 1874-1928
Material
leather: brown
metal: silver
glass: clear
paper: white; brown
waxed paper
ink: green; black
paint: orange; yellow
cardboard: white; orange
wax: black
sponge: beige
rubber:
Inscriptions
(a) White paper envelope, green type: "The F.E. Karn Co. Limited, The People's Popular Drug Store . . . Toronto . . . Gray Powder (Mercury c Chalk)"; (b) white paper envelope, black type: "J.H. Hutty Chemist & Druggist . . . Ammon. Brom. . . . for Dr. Bell"; (c) white cardboard business card, black type: "Mrs. W.A. Staunton, Nurse, 111 Stewart Street, Telephone 354."; (c) page from magazine lists "Doses of Poisons and Powerful Medicines."; (e) list of "Antidotes for Poisons"; (f) label reads, "Tr: Opii"; (g) "5 gr. Tablets, 1 Ounce, Antikamnia (opposed to pain), Analgesic, Antipyretic and Anodyne, Antikamnia Chemical Co., St. Louis"; (h) label reads, "Registered Sept. 3, 1890"; on container: "Powdered Antikamnia, 1 Oz., Opposed to Pain, Analgesic Antipyretic and Anodyne . . . St. Louis . . . Mersereau Mfg. Co. Boxes. Brooklyn N.Y. Pat. Mar. 15, 1892"; scratched faintly on bottom: "R.W. Bell Peterboro"; (i) "5 gr. tablets, 1 Ounce, Antikamnia . . . St. Louis U.S.A., British Depot: 46 Holborn Viaduct, London E.C."; stamped on bottom: "July 25, 1902"; (j) label reads: "Sample Pill. Creasote, from Beech Wood. 1/2 gr. The Upjohn Pill & Granule Col., Kalamazoo, Mich."; (k) label reads, "Tr. Nucis Vom"; wax seal is stamped "A"; (l) label reads "Tr. Digital"; (m) label reads, "Vin: Ipecac"; (n) wax seal stamped, "Saunders, London, Ont." (?); label reads, "Tr. Hyos."; (o) label reads, "Tr. Strophanth"; (p) label reads, "Chloroform D & Y (?)"; (q) label "Canth: Collodion"; (r) label "Ergot: Ext: Fld."; (s) label "Spt: Am: Arom."; (t) label "Tr. Arnicae"; (u) label "Cascara Arom."; (v) label, "Glycerine" (?); (w) label "Sol: Nitro-Glycer. 1%"; (x) label "Lin: Sapo"; (y) "Spt. Ether: Nit."; (z) label "Ether: Sulp. Squibb"; (aa) label "Tri: Opii: Camph."; (ab) label "Pil: Acid: Salicyl."; (ac) label: "Ammonol"; on top of stopper: "5"; (ad) label "Pil: Cath: Co. (?)"; (ae) label "Tr. Iodi"; (af) ; label "Acid: Carbol."; (ag) label "Spt. Rectific"; (ah) has no label; (ai) label "Pil: Assafoetida. 2 gr"; (aj) label "Pulv: Sacch."; (ak) label "Seilers: tablets"; (al) label "Pot. Iodide"; (am) label "Pot. Chlor."; (an) manufacturer's label reads, "Pil. Soda Mint, Sodil. Bicarb, 4 grs., Ammon. Carb, 1/4 gr., Ol. Menth. Pip. 1/6 gtt."; (ao) label "Sod. Bicarb."; (ap) label "Sulphonal."; (aq) label "Plumbi: Acet."; (ar) label "Quin. Sulph."; (as) label "Pil: Quin: Sulph. 2 gr."; (at) label "Pot: Bromide"; (au) label "Antiseptic: Tablets 1 ve oj (?) = 1-1000"; (av) label "Chloral: Hydra. (?)"; (aw) label "Lactopeptine"; (ax) label "Phenacetine"; (ay) label "Antikamnia"; (az) label "Antifebrin"; (ba) label "Pulv: Kino: Co,"; (bb) label "Hyol: C Creta."; (bc) label "Pulv: Rhei."; (bd) label "Pulv: Doveri."; (be) label "Hyd: Submur."; (bf) no label; (bg) label "Bismuth: Subnit"; (bh) label "Pil. Aloin Co: &Ipecac"; (bi) label "Podophyllin"; (bj) no label; (bk) label "Pulv: Jalap"; (bl) label "Gambogia"; (bm) label "Trit: Ol: Terebinth 1/10 min."; (bn) label "Zinci: Sulph."; (bo) label "Pulv: Ipecac."; (bp) label "Ant: et Pot: Tart"; (bq) label "Caffein: Citras"; (br) label "Aristol"; (bs) label "Santonine"; (bt) label "Morph: Acetas"; (bu) label "Pulv: Opil"; (bv) label "Pil: Nitro-glycer: Co"; (bw) label "100 Pil. Picrotoxin - 1-60 Gr. Each (?) Lily & Co. Manufacturers, Indianopolis, Ind., U.S.A."; (bx) ? (by) label "Nitro-Glycerine Gelatin Coated Pills, 1-50 Grain, From the Laboratory of Parke-Davis & Co. . . . Detroit . . ."; on bottom of bottle: "P.D. & Co."; (bz) in black type, "The S.B. Chandler, Son & Co., Ltd., Directions, take one pill every 6 hours, A. Malarial H."; (ca) black type: "February 1892, Medicinal Tinctures of the U.S. & B. Pharmacopoeias, Manufactured by Davis & Lawrence Co. (Limited) . . . Montreal . . ."; (cd) on envelope: "Antifebrin for?"; (ce) handwritten on brown paper wrapper, "Mr. R.W. Bell, 350 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario, Dec. EX (?)"; (cf) "EMP. CANTHARIDES, OIL THE FACE BEFORE USING"; (ch) lock marked, "Pat. Oct. 71".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Dimension Notes
a - envelope - Length 11.1 cm x Width 6.4 cm
b - envelope - Length 11.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm
c - business card - Length 9.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - magazine page - Length 18.4 cm x Width 12.4 cm
e - list - Length 29.8 cm x Width 23.5 cm
f - bottle - Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
g - tin - Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
h - tin - Length 5.9 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
i - tin - Length 5.9 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
j - bottle - Length 5.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
k-av - vials - Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
aw-be - vials - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
bf - vial - Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
bg-bv - vials - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
bw - bottle - Length 6.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
by - bottle - Length 5.4 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
bz - box - SLength 4.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
ca - paper - Length 11.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
cf - Length 24.8 cm x Width 20.0 cm
cg - vial rack - Length 29.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
ch - case - Length 31.7 cm x Width 20.0 cm x Depth 16.7 cm
Condition Remarks
One hinge broken on case, leather coming apart at seams at bottom, leather worn and stained; metal corners dirty; mouldy; corks fragile, bottles dirty; (f) top broken off; 2004: has extreme odour; powders and liquids are deteriorating
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Exhibit History
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016.
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