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Baby's Own Tablets sample package

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Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Collection
Dr. William Hay Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Home Health
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009043009 a-e
Description
Physician's sample package of Baby's Own brand infant pharmaceuticals consisting of rectangular pale green and cream paper envelope (a) containing rectangular cream paper product leaflet (b), small unsealed rectangular light blue cardboard box with 6 cylindrical white Baby’s Own Tablets (c), recta…
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Accession Number
009043009 a-e
Collection
Dr. William Hay Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Home Health
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Archival
Pediatrics
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- pamphlet
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box and package
Description
Physician's sample package of Baby's Own brand infant pharmaceuticals consisting of rectangular pale green and cream paper envelope (a) containing rectangular cream paper product leaflet (b), small unsealed rectangular light blue cardboard box with 6 cylindrical white Baby’s Own Tablets (c), rectangular cream paper Baby’s Own Tablets directions sheet (d) and small sealed rectangular cream and navy paper packet containing Baby’s Own Espirets (e); envelope open at back and has illustrations of storks transporting Baby’s Own products on front; product leaflet is single sheet of paper folded in half with product information, images, research results, and letter to new mothers printed on sides in black ink; Baby’s own tablets box has product information printed in English and French on exterior sides; directions sheet was folded to fit in box and has product information and directions printed in English on front and in French on back in black ink; Baby’s Own Espirets packet contains powdered A. S. A. and has product information printed on front and English and French dosages printed on back in navy ink.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a – envelope - Length 8.6 cm x Width 21.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b – leaflet - Length 19.4 cm x Width 30.3 cm (fully opened) x Depth 0.01 cm (fully opened)
c – tablets box - Length 2.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d – directions sheet - Length 18.5 cm Width 4.8 cm
e – packet - Length 3.9 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor’s father, Dr. William D. Hay
Maker
G. T. Fulford Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville and Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Date Remarks
Studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of the tablets commenced in 1954 and ended in 1955
Material
paper: white, cream
ink: pale green, black, light blue, navy
Inscriptions
Printed on the front on envelope: "To Your New Family From The Baby's Own Family // Baby's Own Tablets, Espirets, and Cough Syrup..."; printed on the inside of leaflet: "to // safeguard // your baby // remarkable results in cases of // constipation and gastro-intestinal // distress accompanying teething // proof that Baby's Own Tablets // are safe for babies as young as 2 // months even when taken continuously over an extended period"; on the back of leaflet: "Dear Mother: // Please let us extend our welcome to the new arrival. // Most sincerely yours, // Mirriam Kerr // Director of Baby Clinic // G. T. FULLFORD CO., LTD."; printed on the front of box: "Free Sample // BABY'S OWN // TABLETS // FOR ALL MINOR BABY ILLS"; printed at top of directions sheet: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // OF // BABY'S OWN // TABLETS // AN ABSOLUTELY // RELIABLE CORRECTIVE // FOR MINOR BABY ILLS"; printed on front of packet: "PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE // BABY'S OWN // ESPIRETS // 1/14 GRAINS A*S*A TABLETS // ORANGE FLAVOURED AND SWEETENED // G. T. FULFORD CO. LTD * TORONTO CANADA"; printed on back of packet: "ESPIRETS are obtainable at your // druggist. // EACH TABLET - 1 1/4 GRAINS // ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID // DOSE : // Under 2 years - as directed by your // physician // 2 - 4 YEARS - 2 TABLETS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E-13 (a,b,d)
Stroage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E (c,e)
Condition Remarks
The edges around the envelope are a little worn and the sides of the tablets case are beginning to bend outwards; directions sheet distorted from being folded and kept in box; minor yellow to edges of directions sheet; Espirets packet leaking A. S. A. powder
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Dr. William D. Hay, graduated from Queen’s University: Arts 1914, MA 1918; Faculty of Meds Class of 1921; worked at Queen’s University / Kingston General Hospital as a Pathologist; co-founder of the Kingston Blood Bank, 1942; retired 1957.
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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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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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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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The Dispensatory of the United States of America: Twentieth Edition [pharmaceutical reference book]

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Dates
1918
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003044006 a-b
Description
A thick book (a) entitled "The Dispensatory of the United States of America: Twentieth Edition"; 2010 pages; hardcover; the cover is brown; there is a one page insert (b) in the book entitled "Table of Metric Doses"
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Accession Number
003044006 a-b
Author
Remington & Wood
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceuticals
Manuals
Reference Books, Medical
Description
A thick book (a) entitled "The Dispensatory of the United States of America: Twentieth Edition"; 2010 pages; hardcover; the cover is brown; there is a one page insert (b) in the book entitled "Table of Metric Doses"
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - book - Size: Length 26.6 cm x Width 20.0 x Depth 11.2 cm
b - insert - Size: Length 23.7 cm x Width 16.8 cm
Provenance
It was owned by the Nursing Alumnae of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; was probably originally the property of Dr. E. A. Clark.
Maker
J.B. Lippincott Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1918
Date Remarks
The publishing date for this edition is 1918 and the date June 13, 1918 is written in ink on the first page.
Material
paper: white
vinyl: brown
Inscriptions
"UNITED STATES // DISPENSATORY // TWENTIETH EDITION // REMINGTON & WOOD // J.B. LIPINCOTT CO" printed on the spine
"DR. E. A. CLARK" stamped on the inner cover and first page
"A. J. Kilgour // June 13/18" signed on the first page
"Table of Metric Doses // with Approximate Apothecary Equivalents" printed at the top of the insert
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 2005
2005-5-2
(b) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Condition Remarks
The printing on the spine is faded; the cover is worn and the pages are yellowed; the insert has some damage around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "The Dispensatory of the United States of America"; CD #7 and CD #1 (p5, th5).
Research Facts
This book is considered the "ultimate authority in pharmacy in its era"; it was edited by Joseph P. Remington and Horatio C. Wood; the original edition came out in 1833.
Exhibit History
Museum exhibit, "Portraying the Profession," August 2007.
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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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Dodd's Kidney Pills

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Dates
1964
1977
circa 1964-1977
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016002003 a-c
Description
Small round cardboard container of Dodd's Kidney Pills (a) with removable lid (b) and small one promotional sheet printed both sides (c) was folded up tight and placed under the container lid containing a description of the product and its instructions, and advertisements for other products, such a…
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Accession Number
016002003 a-c
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
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 round cardboard container of Dodd's Kidney Pills (a) with removable lid (b) and small one promotional sheet printed both sides (c) was folded up tight and placed under the container lid containing a description of the product and its instructions, and advertisements for other products, such as Dodd's Antiseptic Healing Ointment, Scoot for Athlete's Foot, Hanson's Magic Corn Salve, Dodd's Dyspepsia Tablets, Diamond Dinner Pills, and Snug Denture Cushions; the container is covered with paper which has the product name and information printed on it in white and dark blue ink with a dark blue background at the top and the top of the sides, and a red background around the bottom of the sides; descriptive and instructive text is printed in English and in French both on the package and on the pamphlet; inside the container are approximately 35 red and pink pills, some of which are decomposing; the decomposing pills left pink residue on the pamphlet, mostly in the corners and on the horizontal centre line; there is a white rectangular sticker on the top of the container, obscuring the title, which reads "CURRY Drugs Brockville".
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a) box: Diameter 4.7 cm X Height 2.8 cm
b) lid: Diameter 4.7 cm X Height 1.5 cm
c) pamphlet: Length 15.3 cm X Width 15.2 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Dodds Medicine Co. Division - 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: dark blue, white, red, purple
pills: red, pink
Inscriptions
Printed on container and lid from the top down (a,b) (together, the lid and container form one entity and the text runs over both in a non-separate manner): "Dodd's KIDNEY Pills" // 17 NHU // CURRY Drugs // Brockville // .75 Tx // TO OPEN - CUT HERE // LOT D 7153 // FOR OVER 70 YEARS A TREATMENT FOR URINARY AND BLADDER DISCOMFORT // FOR BACKACHE AND TIRED FEELING // DUE TO URINARY IRRITATION // AND BLADDER DISCOMFORT // NO. 4087 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // DODDS MEDICINE CO. DIVISION - FULFORD DODDS LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA // Dodd's Kidney Pills // Directions: Take one to three // pills, with a glass of water every // morning, noon and night, before or after // meals. Full directions inside. // DODDS MEDICINE CO. DIVISION - // FULFORD DODDS LIMITED // TORONTO, CANADA // Contents 35 pills".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
a, b) 0010-A2-6 Row A
c) 2005-5-6 Assorted Binder C, 14a
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Seven brown discolouration spots on bottom of container, pills stuck to the inside and slightly deteriorating, pink residue from pills staining corners and horizontal centre line of pamphlet.
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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