Information sheet accompanying accession sheet; "The American Medical Illustrated Dictionary," 20th ed., W.A. N. Dorland, 1944, p. 286.
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 .
Printed on label: "LACTALBUMIN // A DIRECT FOOD // FOR // NERVRE [sic] CENTRES. // THOMSON BROS. // DETROIT USA // WINDSOR CANADA"; "5 ounces"; "Price $1.00"; "Specifically indicated and absolutely reliable in the treatment of Typhoid Fever, Struma, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Anaemia Chlorosis, Dyspepsia, Neurasthenia, Albuminaria, Abdominal Surgery, etc., and all diseases associated with (waste) non-assimilation."; embossed on bottom of jar: "# 3".