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Dr. Edward's Tonic

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001231
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
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Accession Number
996001231
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Hollow, cylindrical wooden pill container which contains 60 unidentified tablets and an inside circular; the container retains its original paper seal and is unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
The Olive Tablet Company
Site Made (City)
Columbus
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
Inscriptions
"Contains 60 tablets // Dr. Edward's // Tonic // formerly // Strength Tonic // prepared for // run-down half-sick // weak and // nervous people // contains no harmful // or habit-forming // drugs // Price $1.00 per package or // six packages for $5.00 // distributed by // The Olive Tablet Company // Columbus, Ohio "; directions listed
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Dimension Notes
Depth: 8.8 cm. x Diam. : 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The container itself shows to damage and retains its original seal; the seal, a paper label, has suffered from water damage and wear and is wrinkled, but remains legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery, Vol. II" by A.J. Cramp, p. 511
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Chamomilla

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Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022013
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on back; one eighth full of brown contents.
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Accession Number
016022013
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a long wide neck ending in a collar with half of a cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on back; one eighth full of brown contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Luyties Homeopathic Pharmacy Company
Site Made (City)
Saint Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Luyties // Standard Homoeopathic Tincture // CHAMOMILLA // CONTAINS 44% ALCOHOL // No. 634 Guaranteed under the Food and Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Luyties Homoeopathic Pharmacy Co. // GENERAL OFFICE AND LABORATORY, // Laclede and Vandeventer Aves. St. Louis”; embossed on bottle "LUYTIES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row B
Width
4.3
Height
12.0
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining; only half of the cork remains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Homeopathy Chamomilla German Chamomile. herbs2000.com.
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists.
Chamomilla is useful in treating a whole host of ailments or symptoms, including pain, stress or anxiety, respiratory problems and digestive disorders.
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Chamomilla

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022025
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with tan heavy paper tied tightly with tan linen thread over cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; half full of liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022025
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with tan heavy paper tied tightly with tan linen thread over cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom; half full of liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // CHAMOMILLA // THIS TINCTURE // CONTAINS 50% GRAIN ALCOHOL // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS // 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 4 OZS"; embossed on bottom: “I // U.S.A.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row C
Width
4.2
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label partially missing, yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Homsopathic Materia Medica
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
CHAMOMILLA, also known as German Chamomile.
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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Homeopathic Tincture of Gelsemium

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022019
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom.
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Accession Number
016022019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numbers on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
P. H. Mallen & Company
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Width
4.3
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company
Homsopathic Materia Medica
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS, also known as Yellow Jasmine.
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tincture of valarian

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14488
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.24.4
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with faceted sides, narrow rectangular cream paper label on one side, embossed on two sides and broken cork stuck in opening; label with hand written brown ink; mould lines visible; embossed on two sides.
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Accession Number
1969.24.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle with faceted sides, narrow rectangular cream paper label on one side, embossed on two sides and broken cork stuck in opening; label with hand written brown ink; mould lines visible; embossed on two sides.
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
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: translucent
paper: cream
ink: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Tinct. Valerian // From J. HOWARTH, Chemist and Druggist, // 243 Yonge Street, Toronto."; embossed on sides: "J. F. LYON // SOLE // PROPRIETOR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-11
Length
3.5 cm
Width
3.5 cm
Height
10.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Interior bottom stained brown, paper with minor stains from product and age
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Document
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 - WedMD
Research Facts
This bottle contained an extract of valerian, a root used to treat insomnia. It has also been used 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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tincture of valarian

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
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
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
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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