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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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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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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 Aconite Napelus

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022011
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022011
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
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
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper stuck in neck; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown 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
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // of // ACONITE NAPELUS // CONTAINS 64% ALCOHOL // POISON ! // Average Dose of Tincture: 1 to 3 drops // Prepared By // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO"; embossed on bottom: “.2 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.4
Height
12.2
Depth
4.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Aconite. Drugs.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 like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Aconite Napelus was applied topically as a counterirritant liniment for neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. In homeopathy, aconite is used to treat fear, anxiety, and restlessness; acute sudden fever; symptoms from exposure to dry, cold weather or very hot weather; tingling, coldness, and numbness; influenza or colds with congestion; and heavy, pulsating headaches
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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
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
016022018
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper covered by original paper cover and string securing it; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown liquid contents.
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Accession Number
016022018
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
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with cork stopper covered by original paper cover and string securing it; tan paper label; embossed words on bottom; one third full of brown 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
1860
1890
circa 1860 - 1890
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: brown
string: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Homeopathic Tincture // GELSEMIUM // CONTAINS MAX. 60% ALCOHOL // POISON! // Average Dose of Tincture 5 to 8 drops // // P. H. MALLEN COMPANY // CHEMISTS AND PHARMACISTS 125 North Wabash Ave. CHICAGO // 4 OZS"; embossed on bottom: “.7 41 // U.S.A.”
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Width
4.3
Height
12.6
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor staining
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Gelsemium. Encyclopedia.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 like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Gelsemium is used for migraine headache, anxiety, dental support, influenza, nausea , and recovery from surgery.
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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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