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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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Bitro-Phosphate tablets

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.77
Description
A tall, narrow, beige box with black printing, unopened.
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Accession Number
1980.18.77
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
A tall, narrow, beige box with black printing, unopened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Arrow Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; black
cardboard
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "BITRO- // Phosphate // For neurasthenia, ner- // vousness, irritability, // depression, brain-fag, // insomnia, debility, ex- // cessive thinness, gen- // eral weakness, lack of // physical energy and // all ailments arising // from nerve weakness // and tissue wastage. // READ CAREFULLY // FULL DIRECTIONS ENCLOSED INSIDE // This package contains // 42 tablets, 5 grains // each. // PRICE $1.00 // Arrow Chemical Co. // Toronto"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Small tear in package at top.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1980.18.310
Description
A glass jar with a paper label and a metal buckle strap around the lid; full of a beige powder.
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Accession Number
1980.18.310
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Nutrition
Fortified Food
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
A glass jar with a paper label and a metal buckle strap around the lid; full of a beige powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Thomson Bros.
Site Made (City)
Detroit; Windsor
Site Made (State)
Michigan; Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
paper: orange; black; red
organic matter: beige
Inscriptions
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".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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