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Acetanilide and Lysol

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Dates
1886
1900
circa 1886-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.8
Description
Brown cyclindrical glass bottle with rectangular paper label with handwritten product and cork stuck in opening; half full of liquid; no manufacturing mark; red wax remains on top of cork with M R Hood embossed in wax.
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Accession Number
1969.24.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Brown cyclindrical glass bottle with rectangular paper label with handwritten product and cork stuck in opening; half full of liquid; no manufacturing mark; red wax remains on top of cork with M R Hood embossed in wax.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1886
1900
circa 1886-1900
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
wax: red
Inscriptions
On label: "Acetanilide // and // Lysol"; embossed in wax: "M R Hood"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
4.2 cm
Width
4.2 cm
Height
10.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with minor stains from product and age, surface marks and minor missing pieces along edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
“Acetanilide: Drug” Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/acetanilide
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysol
Research Facts
This bottle contains a mixture of Acetanilide and Lysol. Acetanilide is a compound drug used for fever-reducing since 1886 as an alternative to aspirin for treating headaches, cramps, and rheumatism. It does have toxic side effects from prolonged use such as complicating the function of hemoglobin. Lysol was first used in Germany in 1889 to end a cholera epidemic. It is a mixture of soap with cresols as an antiseptic. Before its use as a cleaner, it has been used as a poison, to treat the Spanish flu of 1918, and as a method of birth control in women in the 1920s. This bottle is half-filled with the liquid.
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Antiseptic Tablets

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Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.9 a-b
Description
Full cobalt blue cyclindrical glass bottle (a) with silver metal screw cap (b) and red with blue border paper label; inside opening is cork stuck with red paper circle attached; cork circle inside cap; embossed on bottom with manufacturer's initials; filled with round tablets.
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Accession Number
1969.24.9 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Full cobalt blue cyclindrical glass bottle (a) with silver metal screw cap (b) and red with blue border paper label; inside opening is cork stuck with red paper circle attached; cork circle inside cap; embossed on bottom with manufacturer's initials; filled with round tablets.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Johnson + Johnson
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A
Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906-1920
Material
glass: blue
paper: white
ink: red, blue, black
metal: gray
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "BLUE // Antiseptic Tablets // POISON // CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE Gr. 7-3 // AMMONIUM CHLOR Gr. 7-7 // ONE TABLET TO ONE PINT OF WATER // MAKES SOLUTION 1-1000 // Manufactured For Johnson + Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. U.S.A // No.117 GUARANTEED UNDER // THE FOOD AND DRUGS ACT JUNE 30, 1906 // BLUE"; embossed on base: "J & J"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
3.0 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Height
7.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper fading, surface scratches and cap is aged
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mercury (II) Chloride Wikipedia
Research Facts
This bottle contains tablets of corrosive sublimate ammonium chloride antiseptic. It was the common name for mercuric chloride or mercury (II) chloride that has been used in nineteenth-century photography and biological / anthropological preservation processes. As a medicinal product, it was used to treat syphilis and yaws but was extremely toxic. This bottle is filled with the round tablets.
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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.16
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; residue of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Perfume
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; residue of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Material
glass: clear; brown stained
paper: white
ink: black
precipitate: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OL. BERGAM."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label frayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"Oleum Bergamottae: Bergamot oil; greenish of brownish-yellow oil; characteristic fragrant odour; bitter, aromatic taste; obtained from expression from the fresh peel of the fruit of citrus bergamia; employed in perfumery, especially in preparations for the hair."
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Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.11
Description
Glassine wrapped around balsa wood style cyclindrical container with contents that look like charcoal; unab le to open packaging safely to confirm findings.
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Accession Number
1969.24.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Description
Glassine wrapped around balsa wood style cyclindrical container with contents that look like charcoal; unab le to open packaging safely to confirm findings.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Material
glassine: blue
charcoal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and wrinkled
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dispensed medicine

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Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.10
Description
Round lidded wood container full of hardened ointment with handwritten prescription on the lid; broekn sides held together by the ointment.
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Accession Number
1969.24.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Description
Round lidded wood container full of hardened ointment with handwritten prescription on the lid; broekn sides held together by the ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Material
wood: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "7643 // To be applied // 2 or 3 times a // day. // Wms. Clarke // 11. 12. 78 // U. C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
2.9 cm
Width
2.9 cm
Height
8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.64 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood sides and lid broken, ointment hardened, ink faded and with minor stains on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Document
Research Facts
An unspecified medicine prepared for Mr. Clarke.
Previous inventory # 1969.24.k
"U. C." could mean Upper Canada
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dispensed medicine bottle

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Dates
1870
1885
circa 1870-1885
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.2
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle with rectangular cream paper label on three sides; handwriting on cream paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible; missing cork closure.
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Accession Number
1969.24.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle with rectangular cream paper label on three sides; handwriting on cream paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible; missing cork closure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
C. A. Mitchell
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1885
circa 1870-1885
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "C. A. MITCHELL, Chemist, &c. // To be painted on // the knee twice a day // 6110. Mr. Clarke. NO. // Corner Church & Queen Sts., Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
2.9 cm
Width
2.9 cm
Height
8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior bottom with minor brown stains, paper and ink faded and with minor product stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Document
Reference Comments
Edited by E. B. Shuttleworth, Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal: Published by the authority of the Ontario College of Pharmacy Volume XVI, Toronto, 1882. https://books.google.ca/
Research Facts
An unspecified medicine prepared by C. A. Mitchell, a Chemist in Toronto at the corner of Queen and Church Streets until 1882 when he sold his business to R. N. Dickson of Ottawa. Presumably, this bottle predates this year and was prepared for a Mr. Clarke for a knee ailment.
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Dr. Fowler's Wild Strawberry

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Dates
1845
1900
circa 1845-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.7
Description
Empty rectangular pale green pharmacy bottle with faceted sides, paper label on one side, embossed on two sides contains manufacturers name and cork stuck in opening; paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
1969.24.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Empty rectangular pale green pharmacy bottle with faceted sides, paper label on one side, embossed on two sides contains manufacturers name and cork stuck in opening; paper label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. A. Fowler
Dates
1845
1900
circa 1845-1900
Material
glass: green
paper: cream
ink: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. FOWLER'S // CONCENTRATED // EXTRACT OF // WILD STRAWBERRY // DIRECTIONS - For Di- // rrhoea, Dynestry, // Cholera Morbus and all // Summer Complaints. // In severe cases take a // teaspoonful every hour until the violence of // the disease has subsi - // ded. In ordinary cases // take a teaspoonful // every two or three // hours. Sea Sickness // take a teaspoonful // every half hour. Ir - // ritation of Stomach and Bowels, Canker of // Stomach and Mouth, // and Piles, take a tea - // spoonful five or six // times every day. // N. B. - SHake the bot - // tle before taking the // meedicine, so that all // sediment be mixed. // Children under 6 years // of age require half a // dose. - under 1 year 15 // drops."; embossed on sides: "EXTRACT // DR A. FOWLER_S // EXTRACT".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
2.9 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Height
12.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior stained with thick brown fluid; cork broken; paper with brown stains and aged
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Milburn’s Pocket Memorandum and Cash Book. Toronto: T. Milburn Co., 1909. https://archive.org/stream/milburnspocketme00tmil#page/n0/mode/2up
Research Facts
Dr. Fowler’s Concentrated Extract of Wild Strawberry was first manufactured in 1845, it was advertised as a cure for bowel complaints in children and adults selling for 35 cents. This product claims it has an ability to treat diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, summer complaints, cankers of the stomach and mouth, piles, and sea sickness.
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Giles Liniment Iodide Ammonia

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Dates
1877
1910
circa 1877-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.6 a-b
Description
Empty rectangular pale blue trial size pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted sides, cream paper label on one side, embossed on two sides and cork (b) loose in opening; second narrow paper label remains on one side and part of front; label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
1969.24.6 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Empty rectangular pale blue trial size pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted sides, cream paper label on one side, embossed on two sides and cork (b) loose in opening; second narrow paper label remains on one side and part of front; label with brown ink; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cork
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Giles Liniment
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1877
1910
circa 1877-1910
Material
glass: blue
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: gray
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "GILES' // TRADE MARK // LINIMENT // IODIDE // AMMONIA // TRIAL SIZE // FOR // FAMILY USE // DEPOT // NEW YORK"; embosed on sides: "NEW YORK // TRIAL SIZE"; printed on narrow label: "[illeg.] h 19th 1877 William M. Giles"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
2.5 cm
Width
4.4 cm
Height
13.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior with brown stains, paper faded and wiht minor product stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Document
Reference Comments
“Medical Preparations,” New Remedies: An Illustrated Monthly Trade journal of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Vol. 6, 1877. https://books.google.ca/
An Encyclopedia of Practical Information and Universal Formulary: A Book of Ready Reference for Every Occupation, Trade and Profession. Century Book & Paper Company, 1889. https://books.google.ca/
“William M. Giles, M.D.” The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette vol. 34, 1890. https://books.google.ca/
Research Facts
This bottle contained a popularly prescribed cure-all known as Giles’ Liniment Iodide Ammonia. It was a mixture of iodine, alcohol, gum of camphor, oil of lavender, oil of rosemary, and water of ammonia. Prepared by Dr. William M. Giles in New York, it was sold in various quantities ranging in price from 25c to $2.50. It was advertised as “cures all pain in man and beast” with wide ranging testimonials speaking to its efficacy. Users claimed it cured paralysis, asthma, prolapsus uteri, swollen joints, neuralgia, face-ache, gout, sore throat, and chilblains. The label features Giles’ trademark Griffin.
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ipecacuanha wine

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Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.3 a-b
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted edges, narrow paper label wraps over three sides with loose cork (b); paper label with black ink; embossed on one side with manufacturers name and logo; cork with remains of red wax; interior with brown residue.
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Accession Number
1969.24.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Empty square clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with faceted edges, narrow paper label wraps over three sides with loose cork (b); paper label with black ink; embossed on one side with manufacturers name and logo; cork with remains of red wax; interior with brown residue.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1848
1880
circa 1848-1880
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
glass: translucent
paper: cream
ink: black
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "IPECACUANHA WINE. // R. A. WOOD CHEMIST // 230 YOUNGE STREET. TORONTO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
3.1 cm
Width
3.3 cm
Height
9.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior stained brown, label stained from product and age
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
McCord Museum http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M21681.25
Research Facts
Extract of Ipecacuanha mixed with wine was a Brazilian root soaked in water or alcohol to treat gastro-intestinal issues, bronchitis, pneumonia, and diarrhea for both adults and children. It was prepared by R. A. Wood, a chemist in Toronto on 230 Yonge Street. The bottle contains some powdered residue.
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powdered Fullers earth

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Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.12
Description
white paper folded to container Fullers earth with handwritten identification on the paper.
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Accession Number
1969.24.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Description
white paper folded to container Fullers earth with handwritten identification on the paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1878
1880
circa 1878-1880
Material
wood: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Powdered Fullers Earth"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
11.5 cm
Width
4.5 cm
Depth
1.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and wrinkled
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Document
Research Facts
Previous inventory # 1969.24.B
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