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Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
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
1976.60.3
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried castors (glands from beaver).
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Accession Number
1976.60.3
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
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Animals, Wild
MM= Biopharmaceutics -- animal products, derivatives
Description
A clear plastic bag containing dried castors (glands from beaver).
Number Of Parts
1
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1820
1882
1820-1882
Material
plastic: clear
animal matter: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row E
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Information sheet accompanying accession sheet; "The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 286.
Research Facts
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; beaver castors are the preputial follicles of the beaver; they secrete a strong-smelling, brownish substance (castoreum) that is a stimulant and antispasmodic; uses: Mohegan tribe placed bandaged piece of castor over wounds and cuts overnight; Penobscots tribe used it for "female troubles"; used as an additive to other medicines; used for relief of congestion in measles (a half-dried castor placed in nostril on end of needle); official preparation: castoreum, U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.16
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; residue of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Perfume
MM= Drug Packaging-- container -- bottle
Pharmacy
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- schizophrenia
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; residue of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Material
glass: clear; brown stained
paper: white
ink: black
precipitate: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OL. BERGAM."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label frayed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Website
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
"Bergamot." WebMD, WebMD LLC., 2020.
Research Facts
"Oleum Bergamottae: Bergamot oil; greenish of brownish-yellow oil; characteristic fragrant odour; bitter, aromatic taste; obtained from expression from the fresh peel of the fruit of citrus bergamia; employed in perfumery, especially in preparations for the hair."
Bergamot oil is used in aromatherapy for a variety of ailments, including anxiety, nausea and vomiting, and pain; it is also used to reduce some side effects of certain prescription drugs including antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia
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Castoreum (Beaver Castors)

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
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
1984.6.15
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are two dry, dark brown pieces; sealed closure.
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Accession Number
1984.6.15
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
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Animals, Wild
MM= Biopharmaceutics -- animal products, derivatives
Description
Clear cylindrical glass jar with black metal screw-on lid with cream paper label affixed to jar with black text describing contents; contents are two dry, dark brown pieces; sealed closure.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar: Height 7.2 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
b - cap: Height 1.1 cm x Diam.4.3 cm
Maker
University of Toronto Pharmaceutical Laboratory
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: black
contents: brown
Inscriptions
On label: "UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO // PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // Castoreum // (Beaver Castors)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3 Box 1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Collected from beaver gland (near their genitals), used to treat anxiety, painful menstruation/starts menstruation, as a calming agent (contains salicylic acid, which is part of aspirin). Now used as scent in perfumes and flavouring agent in food (such as vanilla ice cream).
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Serpina tablets

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
Accession Number
1982.25.1
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
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Accession Number
1982.25.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Neurological
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- anxiety
Mental Health -- illness -- psychotic disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- anti anxiety
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Insomnia -- drug therapy
Hypertension -- drug therapy
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with rounded shoulders and wide neck ending in a wide, flat lip; bottle is mold-blown and has many air bubbles; stopped with a cork; two paper labels; contains Serpina tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. K. J. R. Wightman, from the effects of Dr. K. J. R. Wightman, possibly originally from the effects of Dr. Duncan Graham.
Maker
The Himalaya Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Bombay
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; pink
ink: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on upper small paper label: "500 TABLETS"; on large label: "SERPINA // TABLETS // FOR // INSANITY, INSOMNIA // HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE // EPILEPSY & HYSTERIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
The British Medical Dictionary
Research Facts
"Reserpine one of the crystalline alkaloids of Rauwolfia serpentina it is indicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and hypertension. Cases of depression in rauwolfia therapy in hypertension have been reported, and it is advisable to suspend the drug where these symptoms appear."; "Rauwolfia the dried root of Rauwolfia serpentina it is a sedative and hypnotic widely used in India for insomnia and certain types of insanity."
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
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tincture of valarian

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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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