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Aletris Cordial

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Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.271
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.271
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Rio Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ALETRIS CORDIAL // MEDICAL PROPERTIES // UTERINE TONIC & RESTORATIVE // INDICATIONS // AMENORRHEA, DYSMENORRHEA // LEUCORRHEA PROLAPSUS // UTERI TO PREVENT MISCARRIAGE & // IT GRADUALLY RESTORES // NORMAL ACTION TO THE UTERUS AND // IMPARTS VIGOR TO THE UTERINE SYSTEM // RIO CHEMICAL CO. // ST. LOUIS USA"; embossed on the bottle: "Rio Chemical Co., St Louis, Mo, USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row D
Length
14.5 cm
Diameter
6.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001226
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; tapers to wide corked opening; paper label wraps around body of bottle.
Accession Number
996001226
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
Cathartics
Dysmenorrhea, drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; tapers to wide corked opening; paper label wraps around body of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Eli Lilly & Company
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Keep tightly corked // one ounce (28 gm) powdered extract // Aloes, N.F. // standard - one grain represents two grains drug // Dose - 1 to 5 grains // Lilly // Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.2 cm. x Diam. 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured and worn
Copy Type
Original
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Apioline capsules

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
1988.15.9
Description
A hinged rectangular metal tin decorated and labelled in green and yellow on the exterior; contains round, brown capsules; product pamphlet describes the proposed use for amenorrhea, scanty periods, etc.
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Accession Number
1988.15.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A hinged rectangular metal tin decorated and labelled in green and yellow on the exterior; contains round, brown capsules; product pamphlet describes the proposed use for amenorrhea, scanty periods, etc.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. M. Swain for Dr. Robert B. Aylesworth.
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: green; yellow
vegetable matter: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Apioline // (CHAPOTEAUT) // CAPSULES OF 20 CENTIGRAMS // IN CASES OF IRREGULAR AND PAINFUL // MENSTRUATION, WHERE RELIEF MAY BE // EXPECTED THROUGH STIMULATION OF // THE GENITO-SPINAL VASO-MOTOR SYSTEM."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Contents becoming brittle
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Apiol - extract of parsley - was known as an abortifacient, a drug causing abortion. Dr. Robert B. Aylesworth (M.D. Victoria College 1867) practised in various parts of Ontario from 1869-1892, ending up in Toronto.
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Emmenagogue pills

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001459
Description
A rectangular glass bottle wrapped in translucent paper that has been torn and repaired with pieces of transparent tape; bottle is capped with a threaded metal cap and has a paper label on the front.
Accession Number
000001459
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular glass bottle wrapped in translucent paper that has been torn and repaired with pieces of transparent tape; bottle is capped with a threaded metal cap and has a paper label on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on lot no.
Material
paper: translucent yellow-brown; cream; red; blue
plastic: clear
metal: black; silver
glass: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "100 G.C.P No. 270 // EMMENAGOGUE // No. 4 // G.C. PILLS // Ergot [illeg.] (Bonje [illeg.]) 1 gr. // Ext. C [illeg.] ton Root Bark 1 gr. // Aloin - - 1/5 gr. // Ferrous Sulplhate // Exsiccated - 1 gr. // DOSE – 1 to 3 pills as directed // by the physician // C774541 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // O "; back: "Ctm // 1.55"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row A
Length
10.0 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Depth
3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper wrapper is torn in several places, some of which have been repaired with transparent tape; two spots of dark brown stain on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Fem-Aid suppositories

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.74
Description
A blue waxed box.
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Accession Number
1980.18.74
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Suppositories
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Description
A blue waxed box.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Windsor Drug Products
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wax: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "FEM-AID for Female Disorders as sold by the Drug Trade in Canada"; "Windsor Drug Products".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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horse chestnut leaves

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.132
Description
A cylindrical glass jar with a concave base and a mouth slightly smaller than the jar; glass stopper; paper label; 3/4 full of horse chestnut leaves.
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Accession Number
1980.18.132
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A cylindrical glass jar with a concave base and a mouth slightly smaller than the jar; glass stopper; paper label; 3/4 full of horse chestnut leaves.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
W. G. Dunoon, Dispensing Chemist
Site Made (City)
Lindsay
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
glass: translucent green
paper: brown;
ink: black; dark yellow
leaves: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "W.G. Dunoon // DISPENSING CHEMIST // [illeg.] LINDSAY ONT. // Horse Chestnut Leaves"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 30.1 cm x Diam. 12.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is torn on lower left and missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"The seeds of horse-chestnut, have been given in the form of a tincture for painful haemorrhoids and as emmenagogue. A liquid extract has been applied externally in rheumatism and neuralgia."
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 31 for menstrual pain

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Accession Number
1980.18.166
Description
A vial of homeopathic remedy in a paper package with squared sides.
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Accession Number
1980.18.166
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A vial of homeopathic remedy in a paper package with squared sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Material
paper: beige; dark blue; pink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Images
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001044
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001044
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
Description
A paper packet wrapped and sealed in plastic; covered on top, front and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
plastic: clear
paper: cream; green; black; red
Inscriptions
Top: "MOTHERWORT // Leonurus Cardiaca Lin. // No. 180 // C128079 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Lion's Tail, Eng.; Agri- // paume, Cardiaire, Fr.; Herzgespann, // Wolfstrapp, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The herb. // FAMILY -[illeg] iatæ. // HABITAT - North Temperate Zone."; back: "PROPERTIES - // Nervine, antispas- // modic and emmenagogue. Useful in // nervous excitement with debility, // and in deficient flow of menses. // DOSE - A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an ounce to the pint infusion,. [sic]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are somewhat yellowed; label abraded on front; grey stain on top; plastic still tightly sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 3; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Images
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001062
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
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Accession Number
000001062
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED // MOTHERWORT // (Leonurus Cardiaca.)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED // MOTHERWORT // (Leonurus Cardiaca.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS."; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."; right side: "PD & CO [ logo, white letters interlaced on a dark circle]"; left side: "PD & CO [logo, as above]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.4 cm x Depth 13.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion at base and where paint is chipped; brown spots and stains on front and left side; back dented; numerous scratches in the paint; little corrosion inside or on bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000;
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001415
Description
A paper packet wrapped in plastic and sealed with transparent tape on both sides and on the bottom; packet has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material.
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Accession Number
000001415
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A paper packet wrapped in plastic and sealed with transparent tape on both sides and on the bottom; packet has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: blue; cream; black; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "MOTHERWORT // Leonurus Cardiaca Lin. // No. 180 [printed] // C 128079 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN. [printed]"; front: "SYNONYMS – Lion's Tail, Eng.; Agri- // paume, Cardiaire, Fr.; Herzgespann, // Wolfstrapp, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED – The herb. // FAMILY – Labiatæ. . // HABITAT – North Temperate Zone."; back: "PROPERTIES– Nervine, antispas- // modic and emmenagogue. Used in // nervous exceitment with debility // and in deficient flow of menses. // DOSE – A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper yellowing, large (2.5 x 1.3 cm) tear in bottom; plastic tearing alongside tape; some plant material has escaped packet and is escaping from the plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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