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Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhoea Remedy

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002024
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle of Chamberlain's colic cholera and diarrhoea remedy with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck and recessed facets on all sides; cream paper label in recessed panel lists manufacturer's name, describes contents' benefits and …
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Accession Number
014002024
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle of Chamberlain's colic cholera and diarrhoea remedy with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck and recessed facets on all sides; cream paper label in recessed panel lists manufacturer's name, describes contents' benefits and dosage information; cream paper label wrapped around neck provides dosage instructions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Des Moines
Site Made (State)
Iowa
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black, red
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // COLIC, CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // An effectual remedy for the cure of // Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Bloody Flux, // Chronic Diarrhoea, Pain in the Stom - // ach, Colic, Cholera Morbus, Summer // Complaint, Cholera Infantum and // Asiatic Cholera. // DOSE: For persons over 18 years of // age one teaspoonful. For children 14 - // 18 years of age ¾ teaspoonful. // For children 8 to 14 years of age, ½ // teaspoonful. For children 6 to 8 years // of age, 1/3 teaspoonful. For children // 4 to 6 years of age, ¼ teaspoonful. For infants 2 to 15 drops. // To be taken in ten times as // much sweetened water. // Be sure and read the directions // wrapped around each bottle. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. // DES MOINES, IOWA, USA."; embossed on sides: "CHAMBERLIAN'S // COLIC CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // CHAMBERLAIN MED. CO // DES MOINES & TORONTO”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.7 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Cough Remedy

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001183
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; tall cylindrical neck with cork stopper; bottle filled with contents.
Accession Number
996001183
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; tall cylindrical neck with cork stopper; bottle filled with contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Des Moines
Site Made (State)
Iowa
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Chamberlain's // Cough // Remedy // Manufactured by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Des Moines Iowa // Chamberlain's
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.4 cm. x Width: 5.2 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight discolouration around edge of label
Copy Type
Original
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Instantine-Plus analgesic tablets with codeine

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
010020250
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of …
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Accession Number
010020250
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of lid; tin contains two white tablets, three crystallized pink tablets, six brown crystallized tablets
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Bayer Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Based on packaging
Material
metal: silver
enamel: black, red, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "N // Instantine-Plus // WITH CODEINE // TRADE MARKS REG. // FAST PROLONGED RELIEF FROM PAIN // 12 TABLETS // PRESS HERE"; printed inside lid: "INDICATIONS: Headache, colds, feverish conditions, neuralgia, // and rheumatic pains. Follow directions on bottom of tin. // A BAYER // PRODUCT // Instantine-Plus // UN PRODUIT // BAYER // MARQUE DEPOSEE // SOULAGEMENT RAPIDE ET PROLONGE DE LA DOULEUR CAUSEE PAR // Les maux de tete, rhumes, etats febriles, nevralgies, et douleurs // rhumatismales. Suivez le mode d'emploi sur le fond de la boite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel faded on tin, especially around edges; tablets are brown and crystallized
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #10
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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Phillips' Milk of Magnesia

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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
996001277 a-c
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal…
Accession Number
996001277 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal screw on lid for (a), painted white; (c) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom to open and close; made to house (a); lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
c - box
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993.
Maker
Sterling Drug Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: cobalt
paper: off-white
metal: white; off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "MINT FLAVOURED // GENUINE // PHILLIPS' // TRADE MARK, REG. // MILK OF MAGNESIA // TABLETS // U.S.P. // FAST RELIEF FROM // UPSET STOMACH // INDIGESTION // HEARTBURN // 100 TABLETS // STERLING DRUG LTD. // AURORA, ONTARIO // THE NAME PHILLIPS', THE DESIGN AND SIGNATURE // ARE REGISTERED AS TRADEMARKS IN CANADA" (front); back label lists DIRECTIONS on using milk of magnesia as an antacid and mild laxative - in English and French; cardboard box lists the same information; bottle bottom has embossed number 3701 1 9 and a diamond in the centre
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 11.4 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
b - lid - Length 1.0 cm. x Diam. 3.1 cm.
c - box - Length 11.8 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; paper labels on bottle (back) show some staining, but are clearly visible; (b) metal lid shows no corrosion or wear; (c) top flap of box is missing; the box itself shows minor staining and some wear, but all writing is clearly visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Research Facts
For use as an antacid and a mild laxative
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