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cannabis extract tablets

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
009042002
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with cork stopperstuck in opening three quarters full of dark brown round tablets with paper label on one side with blue ink text.
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Accession Number
009042002
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Medicinal Cannabis
Stress -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with cork stopperstuck in opening three quarters full of dark brown round tablets with paper label on one side with blue ink text.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker, with a general Practice in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
H. K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Date based H. K. Wampole & Co. expanded to Philadelphia location in 1905
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "100 // COMPRESSED // TABLET // TRITURATES. // Cannabis Indica // Extract. // One-quarter (1/4) // Grain. // Made by // H. K. Wampole & Co. // Manfg. Chemists. // PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A. // TORONTO, CANADA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 7.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is excellent; label is torn and discoloured with loss of material; possible water damage at top of label; cork stopper is worn with some loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Medical Cannabis," Wikipedia. July 4, 2014. July 8, 2014
Research Facts
Medical cannabis is used to treat disease or alleviate symptoms; serves as appetite stimulant, antiemetic, antispasmodic, and has analgesic effect; treats vomiting, nausea and chronic pain.
Triturates are an early form of compressed tablets.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
Images
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Indian cannabis box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3519
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
000001051
Description
A paper packet containing dried plant material (Indian cannabis?) wrapped in plastic and sealed with a piece of transparent tape on both sides; packet is covered on top, front and back with a paper label
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Accession Number
000001051
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Medicinal Cannabis
Stress -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A paper packet containing dried plant material (Indian cannabis?) wrapped in plastic and sealed with a piece of transparent tape on both sides; packet is covered on top, front and back with a paper label
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: clear
paper: grey; beige; black
Inscriptions
Top: "INDIAN CANNABIS // TOPS // (Cannabis sativa Lin.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., WALKERVILLE, // ONT."; handwritten in pencil: "25¢"; front: "SYNONYMS - CANNABIS, INDICA, // Foreign Indian Hemp; Chanvre In- // dien, Fr.; Indischer Hanf; Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The flowering tops. // NATURAL ORDER - Urticaceae. // HABITAT - Western and Centra [illeg.]"; Back: "PROPERTIES - Narcotic and anti- // spasmodic. Used as a nerve sedative. // POISONOUS in excessive doses. // DOSE - A dessertspoonful (8 Cc) of // an ounce to the pint infusion."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Packet and label yellowed; brown spots on label; label torn on front edge; two large, brown spots on bottom of packet; packet torn on front edge; plant material has escaped packet and is trapped by plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; 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.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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