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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
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
1980.18.264
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
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Accession Number
1980.18.264
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
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Mental Health
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- homeopathy
Description
A flat bottle with almost flat, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a lip; cork stopper; paper label; about 1/4 full of pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ASAFETIDA // SUGAR COATED // 4 GRAINS // From the Laboratory of // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MEDICAMENTA // VERA // DETROIT, MICH."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Matindale Pharmacopeia, 27th ed.
Research Facts
"An oleo-gum-resin obtained from the living rhizome and root of Ferula assafoetida . . . It is in the form of greyish-white or yellow tears with a garlic-like odour and a bitter acrid taste . . . been used as a carminative in the treatment of flatulence and as an expectorant in bronchitis. It was formerly used for its supposed effect in nervous disorders, but any effect it might have in these conditions is attributed to the psychological response to the objectionable odour and taste."
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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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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1977.8.42 a-c
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top fl…
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Accession Number
1977.8.42 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- psychiatry
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top flap that is detachable by tearing along a perforated line at the connecting point between the flap and the outer jacket.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cardboard packet - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
b - cardboard outer jacket - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
c - package with pills - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
cardboard: yellow; blue
cellophane: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. //CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Copy Type
Original
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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.43 a-c
Description
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to …
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Accession Number
1977.8.43 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- psychiatry
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to cover the pills two holes per pill; once folded this then fits into the narrow sleeve of the packet.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tablets
b - cardboard holder
c - cardboard outer jacket
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black, green
cellophane: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. // CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"; on front flap: "This Sample of // BENZEDRINE SULPHATE TABLETS // will usually be sufficient to determine for the individual // patient: // 1. Whether or not he will benefit by 'Benzedrine // Sulphate' therapy. // 2. The correct dosage for his individual requirements. // Intital dosage should be small, 1/4 to 1/2 tablet (2.5 to // 5 mg.). If there is no effect the dosage should be in - // creased prgressively. The effects are usually apparent // with the first few doses. For more complete directions // see fodler.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
a - Length 4.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
b - Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
c - Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows minor surface wear, cellophane is brittle; edges show wear
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
1977.8.44 a-c
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top fl…
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Accession Number
1977.8.44 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Mental Health
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- psychiatry
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
Description
A piece of cardboard with twelve regularly spaced circular holes folds in half so that the holes fit over and under the cellophane-like package of pills--two holes per pill; these both fit into a narrow rectangular slot formed by the circumference of the outer rectangular jacket, which has a top flap that is detachable by tearing along a perforated line at the connecting point between the flap and the outer jacket.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - package with pills - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
b - cardboard packet - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
c - cardboard outer jacket - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: yellow
ink: blue
cellophane: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. // CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Copy Type
Original
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Benzedrine Sulphate Tablets

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1977.8.3 a-b
Description
A rectangular metal container with a sliding removable lid contains eight white circular pills; affixed to lid is a label that folds.
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Accession Number
1977.8.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- illness -- mood disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs -- antidepressant
Mental Health -- psychiatry
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal container with a sliding removable lid contains eight white circular pills; affixed to lid is a label that folds.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottom - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
b - top - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Width 3.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: green
paper: white; green; black
Inscriptions
On label: "S. K. F // Physician's 8 Tablets // Sample 10 mg. each // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // (Benzyl methyl carbinamine sulfate, S. K. F.) // SMITE, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Copy Type
Original
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
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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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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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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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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Dexedrine Sulfate

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
1977.8.4
Description
A grayish-tan and white packet with a folded flap contains six yellow-orange roughly triangular-shaped pills, wrapped in a cellophane-like material and attached to the bottom back flap.
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Accession Number
1977.8.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- illness -- sleep disorders
Mental Health -- illness -- ADHD
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Description
A grayish-tan and white packet with a folded flap contains six yellow-orange roughly triangular-shaped pills, wrapped in a cellophane-like material and attached to the bottom back flap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Smith, Kline & French
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
paper: grayish-tan; white; brown
cellophane (?): clear
Inscriptions
On front outside flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // 5 mg. // DEXEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Each tablet contains dextro-amphetamine sulfate, S.K.F., 5 mg. // To be dispensed only by or on the prescription of a physician. // See reverse side of label // 'DEXEDRINE' T.M. Reg. Can. Pat. Off. // SMITH KLINE & FRENCH // Inter-American Corporation // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 7.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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