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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
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Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diam. 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
Kraupner Pharmaceutical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Corn fix // salve // contains Carbolic Acid // (approx. 2%), oil // Cassia, U.S.P. Petrolatum // and Camphor // Average contents // 1/17 oz.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
Some wear on lid and around edges; some paint loss
Copy Type
Original
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Mycozol athlete's foot cream

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4135
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
000001328 a-c
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference and there is a white price tag on the box top.
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Accession Number
000001328 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
Tinea Pedis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference and there is a white price tag on the box top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Donated by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on lot number 1959
Material
plastic: black
cardboard: beige; red;
metal: silver
paper: white; black; red
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "1 OUNCE // MYCOZOL® // CONTAINS: Chloretone (Chlorbutol, P.D. & Co.) 5%; Salicylic Acid, 4%; [illeg.] // Salicylate, 4%; together with aromatics. // Stock 21-59-26 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. BROCKVILLE, [illeg.] // RANEY'S // DRUGS // .80"; front: "Mycozol is intended for the treatment of athlete's foot. // Store in a Cool Place // Mycozol – Registered Trade Mark"; bottom: "Laboratories, Branches, and Distributors are located in // Principal Cities throughout the World"; back: "Cleanse the affected part with soap and warm water. Dry, apply alcohol and allow it to // evaporate. Rub Mycozol into affected parts, and cover lightly with cotton or gauze. // CAUTION – If irritation persists, medication should be discontinued except under the super- // vision of a physician"; right side and left side: "MYCOZOL // Stock 21-59-26"; (b) front: "1 OUNCE // MYCOZOL® // CONTAINS: // Chloretone (Chlorbutol, // P.D. & Co.) 5%, Salicylic // Acid 4% and Mercury // Salicylate 4%, together // with aromatics. // Store in a Cool Place // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // L J 132 "; back: "Cleanse affected parts // with soap and warm // water. Dry, apply alcohol // and allow it to evaporate. // Rub Mycozol into af- // fected parts and cover // lightly. // CAUTION – If irritation // persists, medication // should be discontinued // except under the super - // vision of a physician. // Mycozol – Registered // Trade Mark // Stock 21-59-26"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed; extensive corrosion on tube; tube dented and label stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Ophthalmic Ointment No. 44

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15326
Dates
1949
1970
circa 1949-1970
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
006033041 a-b
Description
Small rectangular blue cardboard box (a) which opens on both ends and has a perforated flap along one of the long sides; under the flap is a space with dotted lines for presecription directions to be written on, and on top of the flap on a cream paper background the product information is printed i…
Accession Number
006033041 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmic Solutions
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Eye Diseases
Ointments
Atropine -- therapeutic use
Description
Small rectangular blue cardboard box (a) which opens on both ends and has a perforated flap along one of the long sides; under the flap is a space with dotted lines for presecription directions to be written on, and on top of the flap on a cream paper background the product information is printed in dark blue ink; inside the box is a blue metal tube which is flat at the very bottom but broadens as it nears the black plastic cap; on the tube just below the cap there is a cream paper with the product information printed on it in dark blue ink.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Box: Length 7.0 cm X Width 1.8 cm X Height 3.5 cm
b - Tube: Length 6.2 cm X Width 2.0 cm X Height 1.2 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram and Bell
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1970
circa 1949-1970
Date Remarks
Based on other objects in same lot; appears in an Ingram and Bell Catalogue from 1964.
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: blue, dark blue
metal: blue
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box under flap (a): "DIRECTIONS"; printed on top of flap: "I & B OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT No. 44 // ATROPINE SULPHATE 1% // Directions: Use as physician directs. // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED, TORONTO, CAN. // Contents // 1/8 OZ"; printed on paper on tube (b): "I & B OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT No. 4 // ATROPINE SULPHATE 1% // Directions: Use as physician directs // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED, TORONTO".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue, websites
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
"Atropine Sulfate (PF) Drops", WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-156298/atropine-sulfate-pf-ophthalmic-eye/details. Accessed August 29th, 2019.
"Atropine Eye Ointment", Drugs.com, accessed Aug 29, 2019: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/atropine-eye-ointment.html
Research Facts
Used for dialating the pupils and paralyzing the muscles of accomodation, of the eyes.
It is used before eye examinations and in the treatment of some eye conditions; it is used to treat swelling and lazy eye (amblyopia).
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Unguentum Acid boric

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7624
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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