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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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tincture of valarian

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.5
Description
Empty cyclindrical bluish glass bottle with narrow rectangular cream paper label on one side and cork stuck in opening; label with hand written brown ink; mould lines visible; cork with brown wax circle embossed with D C T.
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Accession Number
1969.24.5
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 cyclindrical bluish glass bottle with narrow rectangular cream paper label on one side and cork stuck in opening; label with hand written brown ink; mould lines visible; cork with brown wax circle embossed with D C T.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
J. Howarth
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
glass: blue
paper: cream
ink: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "TINCTURE OF // Valerian // PREPARED BY // J. L. HOWARTH // CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, // 243 Yonge Street, Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
3.7 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Height
11.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior bottom stained brown, paper with minor stains from product and age
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
“Canadian Notes” The Chemist and Druggist: A Weekly Trade Journal vol. XXXVI, 1890. https://books.google.ca/
“Samuel Howarth Dead,” The Globe January 18, 1909.
Valerian - WebMD
Research Facts
This bottle contained a tincture of valerian, a root used to treat insomnia. It was also prescribed to treat anxiety, headaches, hysterical states, and muscle or joint pain. It was prepared by John Howarth, a druggist in Toronto until 1890. His son, Samuel Howarth, continued the business until his death in 1909. Presumably, this bottle predates the death of John Howarth in 1890. It also contains some dried residue that has stained the bottle.
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