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Dr. Baxter's Mandrake Bitters

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001315
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Accession Number
996001315
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded
collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is
a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Lord Bros.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Front panels read, "DR. BAXTERS' // MANDRAKE BITTERS // LORD BROS. // PROPRIETOR'S // BURLINGTON
VT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Diam. : 5.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is a small broken bubble chip at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 55;
"Bitters Bottles" by Richard Watson, p. 60; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham,
pp. 49-50
Research Facts
Original label claimed the product was an anti-bilious and Jaundice Mandrake Bitters for
strengthening and purifying the blood
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Dr. Wilson's Herbine Bitters

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.245.1
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1969.245.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Brayley, Sons & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: translucent brown
paper: brownish-pink
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottle: "DR. WILSONS HERBINE BITTERS // BRAYLEY SONS & CO MONTREAL"; some of label torn away and illegible: "DR. WILS [illeg.] // [illeg] ERBINE BIT [illeg.] // Containing the active principles of Dandelion [illeg] // for the cure of jaundice, dyspepsia, [illeg] // and all bilious disorders // TRUE BLOOD PURIFIER // Dose. - From 2 to 4 tspful diluted in water, 2 or 3 times a day, according to the strength of the patient. // For Jaundice, Liver Complaints, Constipation with foul tongue and bad breath, Headache, Dyspepsia, Kidney Troubles, and Loaded Urine, Loss of Appetite, Monthly difficulties in Females. Worms in children A Spring Medicine to renew the Blood. All these spring from a like cause, from overloaded Liver or kidneys, unable to do their work properly, and so make pure blood, – and find their natural cure in this medicine. // They are entirely Vegetable and Free from all Injurious Ingredients. Brayley Sons & Co. Wholesale Druggists, Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn and incomplete.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Ferrovim the Invigorating Tonic

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001031
Description
Large circular pressed glass bottle; two paper labels, a large rectangular one with medicine info. and a small circular one with picture of Davis & Lawrence Co. offices; kickup bottom; short cylindrical neck with broken cork.
Accession Number
996001031
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large circular pressed glass bottle; two paper labels, a large rectangular one with medicine info. and a small circular one with picture of Davis & Lawrence Co. offices; kickup bottom; short cylindrical neck with broken cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchase Sept. 1993 from Scott Jordan by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed in glass:"Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd. // Montreal"; on paper label: "Ferrorim // The Invigorating Tonic // Prepared by // David & Lawrence Co. // New York // Montreal Shanghai"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Length
18.3 cm
Diameter
7.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cork broken; paper discoloured with some foxing or mold on upper right edge of paper label; three ripped spots at top of label; some residue of liquid in bottle; #2: no change; #3: dark brown residue in the bottom of the bottle; spots of brown residue throughout the inside of the bottle, approx 5% of the surface; cork has a crack and shows signs of decomposition; labels have stains and parts have peeled off; there are air bubbles within the glass; no cracks.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Rubraton elixer

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Dates
1957
1960
circa 1957-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.8.18
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with a metal cap has a paper label affixed to it.
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Accession Number
1977.8.18
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with a metal cap has a paper label affixed to it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
E. R. Squibb & Sons of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
1960
circa 1957-1960
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: light yellow; black
Inscriptions
On paper label: "Complimentary // 2 fl. oz. printed, List. 80020 // REG. T.M. // RUBRATON ELIXIR // Vitamin B12, with B-Compound and Iron Elixir Squibb // Each cc. contains: // Iron (elemental) // (As Ferric Ammonium Citrate and Colloidal Iron) 7.6 mg. // Vit. B1 (Thiamine Vit. B6 (Pyridoxine // Mononitrate) 0.2 mg.HCl) 0.1 mg. // Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.2 mg. d-Panthenol 0.334 mg. // Vit. B12 crystalline 0.8 mcgm. // Niacinamide 1.0 mg. // Alcohol 12% by volume // Avoid exposure to sunlight. Keep in a cool place. // Dose: 1 teaspoonful (5 cc) 3 times a day, or as directed by a physician. // The significance of d-Panthenol in human nutrition has not been // established. // Improved Formula adopted January 1957 // "Rubraton" is a registered Squibb trade-mark"; next to these marks and at right angles to them: "Lot: 7A61535"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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