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Dr. Chase's Antiseptic Ointment

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001301 a-b
Description
Round yellow metal container (a) with removable lid (b) contains half full of white ointment; interior metal is silver; product information printed on the container bottom and lid plus a line drawing of Dr. Chase; colours of yellow are different for both parts.
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Accession Number
996001301 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Round yellow metal container (a) with removable lid (b) contains half full of white ointment; interior metal is silver; product information printed on the container bottom and lid plus a line drawing of Dr. Chase; colours of yellow are different for both parts.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Edmanson Bates & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: yellow, silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid: "DR A. W. CHASE'S // ANTISEPTIC // Respectfully // A. W. Chase M.D. // SOOTHING - HEALING // OINTMENT // No 4973 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. 3/4 OF 1% CARBOLIC ACID"; printed on bottom: "DR. CHASE'S // OINTMENT // For Eczema, Hemmoids or Piles and // other irritations of the skin. Poisoned // Skin, Insect Stings, Inflamed Eyelids, Bar- // ber's Itch, Sore Feet and Toes, etc. // Manufactured by // EDMANSUN BATES & CO. LIMITED // Sole Distributors // The DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE CO., LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // Indications completes en francais dans // la circulaire au tour de la boite"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
a - 1.0 cm.
b - 1.1 cm.
Diameter
a - 4.9 cm.
b - 5.0 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear on surfaces
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase, M.D.
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment. National Museum of American History. Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Is an antiseptic, soothing and healing treatment for every form of itching skin diesease, eczema, salt rheum, itching, bleeding and protruding piles, pimples, black-heads, old sores, poisoned skin, hives, insect bites, inflamed eyelids, itch, barber's itch, sore feet and toes, chilblains and frostbites. Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001237 a-b
Description
Round metal tin with stuck on lid; the tin contained ointment to treat skin irritations.
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Accession Number
996001237 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Round metal tin with stuck on lid; the tin contained ointment to treat skin irritations.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine container - Size: x Depth 0.7 cm. x Diameter5.0 cm.
b - lid - Size: x Depth 1.1 cm. x Diameter5.0 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Odessa in Aug. 1995.
Maker
Foster-Dack Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver; orange
Inscriptions
Lid reads, "50 [cent symbol] SIZE CONTAINS 3 TIMES THE QUANTITY // "MECCA" // THE // HOME // REMEDY // TRIAL SIZE // MADE IN CANADA"; sides read, "KEEP TIGHTLY COVERED. FOSTER-DACK CO. Limited TORONTO, CAN. CHICAGO, ILL. "MECCA" OINTMENT TO OPEN HIT SHARPLY ALL ROUND EDGE OF TIN."; directions for use printed on bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Condition Remarks
Tin shows minor wear in the outside paint at the edges; there are minor dents at the side; lid stuck.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery", Vol. II, by Arthur J. Cramp, p. 609
Research Facts
Ointment used to treat skin irritations such as burns, scalds, infections, boils, sores, frost bites, cuts, bruises, ulcers, painful swellings, athlete's foot, eczema and skin diseases
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 - 1950
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health
Accession Number
015005001
Description
Short squat cylindrical brown wax coated cardboard container with salve in heavy cardboard container with cylindrical non-removable lid; one-quarter full with hardened black paste; shallow circular push up bottom and embossed manufacturer information on bottom; lid has rolled top edge and depressed…
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Accession Number
015005001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Podiatry
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging
Ointments
Description
Short squat cylindrical brown wax coated cardboard container with salve in heavy cardboard container with cylindrical non-removable lid; one-quarter full with hardened black paste; shallow circular push up bottom and embossed manufacturer information on bottom; lid has rolled top edge and depressed top surface with hand written product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Duplicate in their collection; previously at Queen's University Masters of Art Conservation Program.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930 - 1950
Date Remarks
Dates provided by donor
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Hand written on top of lid in black ink: “Helliotrope (?) // salve 30 %”; embossed on bottom: “10”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Length
2.5 cm
Diameter
3.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor cracking all over side wall; large dent in side wall; minor abrasion and scratches on bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Salve.” Dictionary.com, 2019. Accessed 8 June 2019.
Research Facts
A salve is a topical medicated cream or ointment used on the skin to heal or relieve symptoms.
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Saratoga Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1979.21.62
Description
A squarish tin with a lid and a paper label affixed to the front containing an oily, creamy unguent.
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Accession Number
1979.21.62
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dermatologic Agents
Ointments
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A squarish tin with a lid and a paper label affixed to the front containing an oily, creamy unguent.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
The G. F. Harvey Co., Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Saratoga Springs
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: grey-brown
paper: brown; black
unguent: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "ONE POUND // SARATOGA OINTMENT // Boric Acid, Oxide Zinc, Eucalyptol and Petrolatum // DIRECTIONS -- Cleanse the part affected by bathing // with Castile Soap and water, dry with a soft towel and // apply the Ointment freely. // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // THE G. F. HARVEY CO., // Manufacturing Chemists // SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label worn in some places; rust markings on tin.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Storaxol Ointment No. 24

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
000001235 a-d
Description
Foil tube (c) with paper label and metal cap (d) in a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (b).
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Accession Number
000001235 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Dermatologic Agents
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Foil tube (c) with paper label and metal cap (d) in a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (b).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 9.6 cm
c - tube - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - cap - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system 1933
Material
cardboard: white; green
paper: white; red; beige; black; green
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "Ointment No. 24 // STORAXOL // Antiseptic, Sedative and Antipruritic Ointment. // Contains storax, resorcin, menthol, camphor, carbolic acid (4.8%), // and sulphur, incorporated with a suitable base. // PARKE-DAVIS & CO. WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; front: "Storaxol is valuable in pruritus ani and pruritus vulvae, and in skin // diseases in which itching is a conspicuous symptom. It is also // indicated in the treatment of eczema and similar cutaneous affections"; bottom: identical to top; back: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE. // Storaxol should be applied directly to the affected part. It is sometimes // spread upon lint or linen and laid upon the selected area. The dressing may // be covered with a bandage if desired. // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; right side: "STORAXOL // MEDICAMENTA VERA PD & Co. // OINTMENT"; left side: identical to right side; (b) "To the Medical Profession. // Storaxol // [text continues, essentially repeating indications and directions on box // Parke, Davis & Company. // W. L. Rev. 1-30"; (c) "STORAXOL // (OINTMENT No. 24) // contains Storax, Resorcin, // Menthol, Camphor, Car- // bolic acid (4.8%) and Sul- // phur, incorporated with a // suitable base. // C701587 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row F
Condition Remarks
Box very fragile at seams; abraded, dirty; ink fading; top flap torn halfway off; leaflet severely yellowed, tattered at edges and stained by ointment where tube has leaked; tube label is yellowed and dirty; tube is corroded, dented, cracked open at back and some oitnment has leaked out; some corrosion on cap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Sulphur Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001251
Description
Cardboard box likely containing a metal tin with ointment; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; the paper has product information printed on it.
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Accession Number
996001251
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Diseases
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Cardboard box likely containing a metal tin with ointment; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; the paper has product information printed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Aug. 1995.
Maker
The Toronto Pharmacal Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
cardboard: grey
paper: blue
metal:
ointment:
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "SULPHUR // OINTMENT // For // Eczema Ulcers, Salt Rheum // Scalds, Burns, Chilblains // etc. etc." (top); "The Toronto Pharmacal Co. // Limited // TORONTO, MONTREAL, WINNIPEG" (side); "SULPHUR OINTMENT // Sublimed Sulphur // Parafin" (side)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.9 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is minor wear on the upper and lower left corners of the box; the paper wrapper shows some staining, minor wear at the corners and has two folds on the front
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to treat eczema ulcers, salt rheum, scalds, burns, chilblains, etc.
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Unguentum Acid boric

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1979.21.57
Description
A glass jar with a screw-on lid and a paper label contains a translucent, yellowish ointment.
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Accession Number
1979.21.57
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Ointments
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A glass jar with a screw-on lid and a paper label contains a translucent, yellowish ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
The E.B. Shuttleworth Chemical Company, Ltd., Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: greyish-brown
ointment: translucent yellow
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "UNG. // ACID BORIC B.P. // THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY LIMITED, // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label worn, discoloured; rust on lid.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Unguentum Boro-Thymol

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1979.21.60
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on top and a paper label affixed; almost full of an unguent.
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Accession Number
1979.21.60
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dermatologic Agents
Ointments
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on top and a paper label affixed; almost full of an unguent.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
unguent: white
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "UNGUENTUM // BORO-THYMOL // EACH OUNCE CONTAINS // Zinc Oxide 60 grains // Acid Boric 15 grains // Thymol 2 grains // Eucalyptol 8 minims // Menthol 2 grains // Phenol 2 minims // Oil Wintergreen 5 minims // MANUFACTURED IN THE LABORATORY OF // Ingram & Bell, Limited // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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