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apothecary’s pill rolling machine

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Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handl…
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Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handle has four brass wheels in the side rail and matching fluted brass strip; handle designed with spoke handles.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base b - roller handle
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Maker
S. Maw & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Date Remarks
dates of manufacturers name
Inscriptions
Stamped on base: "S. MAW & SON LONDON // 5 GRAIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-A8-1
Length
a - 33.2 cm b - 47.5 cm
Width
a - 20.6 cm b - 7.3 cm
Depth
a - 5.2 cm b - 4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new, minor scratches
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Stages to making a pill: 1. A prescription for pills would give the weight of medication in one pill and the number of pills required. Multiplying these two figures gave the quantities to be weighed. 2. The medication was mixed with very thick and viscous syrup fo glucose for form a stiff pliable mass, which was rolled to get a 'sausage' shape. 3. The 'sausage' was placed on the pill base grooves and rolled to a length correspond to the number of pills required. 4. The roller handle was guided to cut the 'sausage' and roll the cut pieces that are the pills. 5. to round out the edges, the cut pieces where put into a lidded circular bowl or a pill silverer and rotated until the pieces are round balls. At this time the pills can have a silver, gold or candy coating.
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BDC Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
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Accession Number
1974.4.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
A yellow pill tin with black markings and printing (a) with a lid (b) and a circular containing a complete discussion and directions for use in several languages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Charles De. Gossage of Toronto.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: yellow; black
paper: light green
Inscriptions
On tin lid: "BDC // GIN // PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; around lower edge of tin: "40 PILLS // PROPRIETARY ARTICLES DEPARTMENT - NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED, MONTREAL, CANADA"; on bottom: "GIN PILLS FOR THE KIDNEYS // No. 5611 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. Take one or two pills four times a day, before or after meals, and at bedtime [followed by same information in French]"; circular contains a complete description and directions, in several languages.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Modern container, but similar in design to earlier containers.
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Booth's Kidney Pills

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1977.12.109
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The Canadian Formulary of Unofficial Preparations (4th Edition) [booklet]

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Dates
1915
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000006022
Description
Booklet consisting of 32 leaves bound with three staples; a sheet of coarsely woven cloth makes the front cover, spine, and back cover; the front and back covers are lined individually with separate sheets of paper that are folded into halves; one half of each lining paper is pasted on the cover cl…
Accession Number
000006022
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Formularies, Hospital -- Ontario
Manuals
Description
Booklet consisting of 32 leaves bound with three staples; a sheet of coarsely woven cloth makes the front cover, spine, and back cover; the front and back covers are lined individually with separate sheets of paper that are folded into halves; one half of each lining paper is pasted on the cover cloth, and the other half makes an extra leaf that is glued on the text block along the spine: thus the cloth cover is hinged on the text block; the book contains prefaces of the fourth, third, and second editions, 163 formulae for drug dispensing, and an index; the formulae include liquid drugs, paste drugs, powdered drugs, flavours for drugs, and flavoured drugs (e.g., "aromatic castor oil" or "sweet castor oil").
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
The Ontario College of Pharmacy
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
Date Remarks
Publishing date printed on the title page
Material
paper: white; beige
fabric: orange
Inscriptions
The title page reads, "THE // Canadian Formulary // OF // UNOFFICIAL PREPARATIONS // (4th Edition) // — // BY AUTHORITY OF // THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY // — // PRICE 50 CENTS // — // Published by // THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY // TORONTO, ONT. // 1915"; on the first leaf after the front cover, handwriting in blue-black ink reads, "W.C. Willson // O.C.P. 1915-16" at the upper centre; at the lower right corner on the same leaf, a white paper sticker reads, "MR JOHN T C WILLSON // 700 WILSON ROAD NORTH APT 1203 // OSHAWA ON L1G 7T5" in black print, and "Pharm.B." handwritten in black.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The cover is stiff; the lining papers are splitting at their folding lines, and the text block and the cover are falling apart; the book is too stiff to open and read; black residue is smudged all over the front and back covers; there are beige stains inside of the back cover; many pages have notes written by hand with black ink.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Item 000.006.003 is a manufactured castor oil, which can be compared with the formula contained in this book.
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Carter's Little Liver Pills

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Dates
1908
1959
circa 1908-1959
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
016002004
Description
Small circular glass vial of Carter's Little Liver Pills with red paper label that surrounds the vial; the label contains the price, manufacturing information, title, amount, uses, and directions printed in black ink; inside the vial are two small, round cream-coloured pills; the vial is stoppered …
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Accession Number
016002004
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Small circular glass vial of Carter's Little Liver Pills with red paper label that surrounds the vial; the label contains the price, manufacturing information, title, amount, uses, and directions printed in black ink; inside the vial are two small, round cream-coloured pills; the vial is stoppered with a small cork at the neck end of the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Carter Products, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1908
1959
circa 1908-1959
Date Remarks
Date based on the year of the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act (1908) and Carter's Little Liver Pills were renamed Carter's Little PIlls in 1959
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: red, black
cork: tan
pills: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "No. 4490 PROPRIETARY // OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // CARTER'S // LITTLE // LIVER // PILLS //. REGISTERED // TRADE MARK // FOR // HEADACHE // DIZZINESS // BAD BREATH // DUE TO // CONSTIPATION // Directions for Adults:- 1 to 2 Pills after each // meal and at bedtime. For Occassional Consti- // pation 2 to 4 Pills at bedtime. // Dose pour Adultes:- 1 a 2 Pilules apres chaque // repas et le soir au coucher. Pour Constipation // Passagere 2 a 4 Pilules le soir au coucher. // Price // 25 Cents // CARTER PRODUCTS, INC. // TORONTO, CANADA // 40 // PILLS // MADE IN CANADA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row A
Length
6.1 cm
Diameter
1.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratching of label.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Journal Articles
Reference Comments
https://www.southernliving.com/culture/carters-little-liver-pills
https://web.archive.org/web/20080821131531/http://www.cannabisculture.com/backissues/apr95/cside4.html
https://www-jstor-org.proxy.queensu.ca/stable/20252214?pq-origsite=summon&seq=3#metadata_info_tab_contents
https://www.rexall.ca/articles/view/2903/Carters-Little-Pills
Research Facts
Carter's Little Liver Pills were developed in 1868 by Samuel J. Carter from Erie, Pennsylvania.
In 1959, the United States Federal Trade Commission forced Carter's Little Liver Pills to undergo a name change after it was found around 1943 that the pills had nothing to do with the liver. After this, they became simply "Carter's Little Pills", and spawned a saying popular in the American South "He has more ___ than Carter has little pills" (the saying previously went "more than Carter has little liver pills").
Carter's Little Liver Pills were often advertised as a cure-all; a remedy for distress from dyspepsia, indigestion, and too hearty eating, and a remedy for dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, bad taste in the mouth, coated tongue, pain in the side; they regulate the bowels and prevent constipation and piles.
In 1911, the ingredients of Carter's Little Liver Pills were listed in the British Medical Journal as sugar, grain, aloes (Barbados), podophyllin, powdered licorice root, wheat starch.
Today, Carter's Little Pills still exist, and the ingredients are bisacodyl USP 5 mg, calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, cellulose, gelatin, kaolin, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, polyethylene glycol pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, and white wax.
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Carters Little Liver Pills vial

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001239
Description
Cylindrical hollow glass vial with cork stopper; the container originally held liver pills (now empty); there is a red paper label which covers all sides
Accession Number
996001239
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical hollow glass vial with cork stopper; the container originally held liver pills
(now empty); there is a red paper label which covers all sides
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in
Feb. 1994
Maker
Carter-Wallace N.S. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
product likely made between 1919 and 1958
Material
glass: clear
paper: red
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "CARTERS // LITTLE // LIVER // PILLS // FOR HEADACHE // BILIOUSNESS, BAD //
BREATH -- Due to // CONSTIPATION // Dose for Adults: 1 to 3 Pills // Dose pour Adultes: 1 a 3
Pilules. // No. 22336 The Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act // CARTER PRODUCTS // Division
of Carter-Wallace N.S. Inc. // LB-032-03 Mississauga, Ont., Can. L5N 1L9"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.0 cm. x Diam. : 0.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Glass vial and cork are complete and undamaged; paper label shows wear in several areas, but
is completely legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp 184-195
Research Facts
For constipation; see chapter 15 in James Cook's book, "Remedies and Rackets"
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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.9
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; empty with residue of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
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; empty with 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
paper: white
ink: black
solid substance: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OL. CEDAR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn and frayed at edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Surprisingly, cedarwood essential oil has antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties. It has the power to improve your skin, help with organ function, tighten muscles, improve metabolism and benefit your digestive system.
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De Witt's Kidney & Bladder pills

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1999.3.25
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DeWitts Kidney & Bladder Pills

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1999.3.97
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Dodd's Kidney Pills

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Dates
1964
1977
circa 1964-1977
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
016002001 a-c
Description
Small rectangluar box (a) with glass bottle (b) of Dodd's Kidney Pills with folded paper advertising leaflet (c)e bottom half of box in red ink and top in white, and a dark blue circle on each of the biggest sides with the product name printed in it in white ink; the sides of the box contain a desc…
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Accession Number
016002001 a-c
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
Description
Small rectangluar box (a) with glass bottle (b) of Dodd's Kidney Pills with folded paper advertising leaflet (c)e bottom half of box in red ink and top in white, and a dark blue circle on each of the biggest sides with the product name printed in it in white ink; the sides of the box contain a description and instructions for the product in English and French; inside the box is a bottle (b) with a white painted metal screw cap and a paper label with the title, manufacturer, lot number, and directions printed in blue and red ink; inside the bottle are four medium sized ovoid orange pills; also in the box is a small folded leaflet (c) on tan paper printed in blue ink which describes the product, includes detailed instructions for its use, and advertises other related products such as Scoot for Athlete's Foot and Hanson's Magic Corn Salve; one side of the pamphlet is printed in English and the other in French.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box: Length 4.0 cm X Width 2.8 cm X Height 6.7 cm
b - bottle: Length 3.7 cm X Width 2.5 cm X Height 6.0 cm
c - pamphlet: Length 20.2 cm X Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Fulford Dodds Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1977
circa 1964-1977
Date Remarks
Based on the year Fulford Dodds Limited took over Dodd's Kidney Pills, and the year pharmaceutical companies became required in Canada to list the ingredients of a medicine on the package.
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, white, red
metal: yellow
glass: clear
pills: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box (a): "Dodd's // KIDNEY // Pills // For BACKACHE and // TIRED FEELING // due to urinary irritation // and bladder discomfort"; printed on price sticker on front of box (a): "MFR. SUG. LIST // 5F // OUR PRICE // 97 cents "; printed on side of box (a): "A TREATMENT FOR // URINARY AND // BLADDER // DISCOMFORT // Dodd's Kidney Pills act as // a stimulant to the kidneys // to help relieve backache // and tired out feeling. // Used successfully for over // 70 years. // (L) 5074 // Directions: Take one // to three pills with a // glass of water, every // morning, noon, and // night. Full directions // enclosed. // CONTENTS 35 PILLS // No. 4087 The Proprietary // or Patent Medicine Act // FULFORD DODDS LIMITED // TORONTO, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tearing of top flap of box where it tucks in
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Newspaper
Journal Article
Reference Comments
https://newspaperarchive.com/lethbridge-herald-jul-24-1976-p-48/
https://www-jstor-org.proxy.queensu.ca/stable/20292259?pq-origsite=summon&seq=2#metadata_info_tab_contents
http://www.doddspainrelief.com/history.php
Research Facts
Fulford Dodds Limited also produced the popular patent medicine, Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People.
By the 1970s, Dodd's Kidney Pills were made with ammonium chloride. Before this, they were made with potassium nitrate, sodium bicarbonate, soap, hard paraffin, wheat flour, powedered turmeric, jalap resin, and extract of cascarilla.
Dodds still existed as of 2008 as a patent medicine, though was no longer advertised as a kidney remedy, but relief of back pain and inflammation.
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