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6 - 12 insect repellent

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15221
Dates
1985
1991
circa 1985-1991
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health
Accession Number
015011009
Description
Clear glass bottle with paper label on one side and full of clear liquid contents; has white plastic screw cap and no neck to the bottle except what the cap covers; the paper label is yellow on the outside with illustrations of insects (a mosquito and a fly) in each of the upper corners, a blue cir…
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Accession Number
015011009
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Insect Repellents
Insects
Home Health
Description
Clear glass bottle with paper label on one side and full of clear liquid contents; has white plastic screw cap and no neck to the bottle except what the cap covers; the paper label is yellow on the outside with illustrations of insects (a mosquito and a fly) in each of the upper corners, a blue cirlce inside of which the product name is printed in white ink, below which is a white cloud illustration in which the product's purpose is printed in red and the insects it protects against are listed in blue; the amount is also printed on this side of the label; the backside of the label, which can be read through the clear glass and clear contents of the bottle, contains directions printed in English and French as well as the manufacturing information; the bottle cap has a sticker on top which reads "Eaton's" in dark blue ink; the bottom of the bottle contains raised numbers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Union Carbide Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1991
circa 1985-1991
Date Remarks
Based on Canada's Pest Control Products Act and the end of Union Carbide in Canada.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: clear
paper: tan
plastic: white
ink: yellow, blue, white, brown, red
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker on cap: "EATON'S"; printed on front of label: "6 · 12 // TRADE MARKS // SIX · TWELVE // INSECT // REPELLENT // Personal // Protection // Against: MOSQUITOES · BLACK FLIES // GNATS · CHIGGERS · SAND FLIES · STABLE FLIES // SEE OTHER SIDE // 2 FL. OZ. // Printed in Canada"; printed on back of label: "DIRECTIONS // Shake liberally into hands – rub hands // together – rub over ALL exposed skin and // stockings. Keep out of eyes to avoid smarting. // Reapply as needed. // Will NOT dissolve nylons, rayon, clothing, nail // polish, watch straps or crystals. May damage // some painted or varnished surfaces. // MODE D'EMPLOI // Pour usage externe seulement. En secouant, // faites tomber dans les mains, que vous frottez // ensemble. Appliquez, en frottant, sur TOUT // l'épiderme exposé et sur les bas. Tenez loin // des yeux pour éviter une douleur cuisante. // Répétez au besoin. // Ne dissoudre pas le nylon, la rayonne, les // vêtements, le poli à ongles, les bracelets de // montre ou le cristal. Peut toutefois endom- // mager certaines surfaces peinturées ou // vernies. // DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY // Guarantee: Effective for the purposes claimed // Ethylhexanediol 97% // Registration No. 1755 // P.C.P. Act // UNION CARBIDE CANADA LIMITED // TORONTO // Distributed by LAURENTIAN AGENCIES LTD. // MONTREAL, CANADA"; raised on bottom of bottle: "6-12 // 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
5.7 cm
Width
2.5 cm
Height
10.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label beginning to peel off; leaking slightly.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
"UNION CARBIDE SUPPORTS EPA ACTION ON REPELLENT LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS" by Journal of Commerce Staff
Aug 28, 1991 8:00PM EDT: https://www.joc.com/union-carbide-supports-epa-action-repellent-linked-birth-defects_19910828.html
"INSECT REPELLENT LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS IN TESTS" by The Washington Post:
"Federal Corporation Information - 264849-1", Government of Canada: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=2648491
"Pest Control Products Act R.S.C., 1985, c. P-9", Justice Laws Website, Government of Canada: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/P-9/page-1.html
Research Facts
Ethylhexanediol was shown by Union Carbide to potentially produce birth defects in animals, including their lungs failing to inflate when they are born. Because of this discovery, products like 6-12 Insect Repellent were taken off the shelves in the 1990s and pregnant and child-bearing age women were urged not to use it.
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A. B. S. & C. (Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara) Rx 1 Tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15171
Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023005
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylind…
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Accession Number
016023005
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Strychnine
Cascara
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; yellow and burgundy paper label with product information wrapped around entire bottle; cap has curved top, rolled bottom edge and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: brown
paper: yellow
ink: burgundy
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “[Illeg.] Jamieson // Clinic // [Illeg.] 00 100 // [Illeg.] . B. S. & C. Rx 1 // TABLETS // Dose: 1 to 2 tablets // [Illeg.] . E. JAMIESON & CO. LIMITED, // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WINDSOR, ONTARIO”; printed on back of label: “Each Tablet Contains: // Ext. Belladonna // Lv. 1/8 gr. // Strychnine 1/120 gr. // Contains per maximum // Dose: // ¼ Gr. Belladonna Lvs. // 1/60 Grain Strychnine. // No. 16578 The Pro- // prietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // To comply with the // Pharmacy Act of On- // tario, this bottle is // Labelled Poison.”; embossed on bottom: “D 4103 A”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Length
6.8 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion to cap, especially along top and bottom edges; large area of loss to top and bottom corner of front of label; small areas of loss on side of label; minor soiling to label, especially on proper left-side and back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Pilulae Aloini, Strychninae, et Belladonna (N. F.)—Pills of Aloin, Strychnine, and Belladonna.” King's American Dispensatory, 1898. Henriette’s Herbal Homepage, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“Federal Corporation Information - 047072-4.” Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
A. B. S. & C. stands for Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara; despite poisonous ingredients and the designation of poison on the label, these pills were often used to treat habitual constipation.
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited was the name of the company from 1944 until it became Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. in 1998.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
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The 'Allenburys' Foods [advertising ink blotter]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15490
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Pharmacy
Business
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival
Pharmacy
Business
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
001013012
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter for baby milk foods using their product; one side with yellowish background and green text, photo of mother giving infant a baby bottle with milk' information about product and calendar for the month of June without calendar date; reverse is pink blotting paper; …
Accession Number
001013012
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Pharmacy
Business
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival
Pharmacy
Business
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Archival
Pharmacy
Business
Ephemera
Communication
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter for baby milk foods using their product; one side with yellowish background and green text, photo of mother giving infant a baby bottle with milk' information about product and calendar for the month of June without calendar date; reverse is pink blotting paper; used and reverse shows numerous dots and scribbles in red and black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. J. W. McDougall.
Maker
Allenbury's Foods
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
June 1, 1911 starts on a Thursday, matching the calendar
Material
paper: cream, pink
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
On front: "The 'Allenbury' Foods // Proprietary Dietary suited to the growing digestive powers // June // (From photograph of Mother and Child. Baby is 6 1/2 months of age. Fed from birth on the 'Allenburys' Foods.) // Milk Food "No. 1" // For Infants from birth to 3 months of age. // Milk Food "No.2" // For infants between 3 and 6 months // Malted Food "No. 3" // For the use after 6 months of age. // The "Series' is so arranged that each "Food" affords the maximum amount of nourishment, that, at the period // for which it is intended, the organs of the child can can with perfect ease digest."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
19.5 cm
Width
10.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Edges show wear with creasing and distorion, surface grime, reverse heavily used mainly in pink ink
Copy Type
original
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Ammonia Inhalants

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15259
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut …
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Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product and company information appears on exterior of top, bottom, back, and proper right side; directions with illustrations appear on front; capsules consist of hard cylinder wrapped in soft cream fabric and silken mesh with both ends tied closed around the cylinder; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.4 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-e – capsules – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
f – insert – Length 9.9 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Mine Safety Appliances Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Date Remarks
Similar items in other museum collections; new MSA letter logo introduced in 1967
Material
paper: brown, cream
fabric: cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom of box: “MINE SAFETY // APPLIANCES CO. // EFFICIENCY // SERVICE SAFETY // PITTSBURGH PA // AMMONIA INHALANTS // (Aromatized Ammonia – Alcohol 38 %) // 10 Per Package // Cat. No. FA - 2156”; printed on front of box: “Crush inhalant // between thumb and // finger // Hold about 4 inches from nose. // As ammonia gets weaker, hold closer. // Try the strength of inhalant by placing // it under your own nose at about // one minute intervals. When too // weak, use another inhalant”; printed on back of box: “AMMONIA INHALANTS // Aromatized Ammonia : : Alcohol 38 % // Active Ingredients: Ammonia Carbonate, Stronger // Ammonia Water, Oil Lemon, Oil Lavender and Oil // Nutmeg. // 10 Per Package Containing 1/3 cc. Each. // MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; stamped on proper right side of box: “9 D 11”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and foxing all over box; minor distortion to back of box; minor soiling and foxing all over insert; minor discolouration on ends of capsules
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Our History.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“1960 – 1969 A decade of MSA in review.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Collections Online.” Bulkley Valley Museum, Bulkley Valley Museum Society, 2019. Accessed 19 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
The Mine Safety Appliance Company was founded by John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike following a tragic mining accident in 1912; with the help of Thomas Edison, they developed an electric mining lamp that helped reduce mine explosions; from there, the company expanded and developed a wide variety of safety products for a variety of applications; this Ammonia Inhalant set was likely produced before 1967 because of the absence of the “MSA” logo first introduced in 1967.
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Anti-Mosquito cream

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5248
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Insect Repellents
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during WWII.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (Canadian Forces issue)
Material
metal: silver, brown, yellow
ink: blue, black, tan
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Depth
1.8 cm
Diameter
6.5 cm
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diameter 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
United States. Army Medical Department. Historical Unit Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General, 1955, "Preventive medicine in World War II," https://books.google.ca/books?id=tuXnogXwzNIC&source=gbs_navlinks_s.
Research Facts
Mosquito repellents were used during World War II as preventative medicine against malaria.
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Antiphlogistine For The Dental Surgeon [instruction booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15498
Dates
1909
1912
circa 1909-1912
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Accession Number
001013020
Description
Instruction booklet consists of tan cover with green text and illustration of the product; includes instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; include colour photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses; table of contents included; includes testimonials from…
Accession Number
001013020
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Description
Instruction booklet consists of tan cover with green text and illustration of the product; includes instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; include colour photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses; table of contents included; includes testimonials from satisfied dentists; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. J. W. McDougall.
Maker
The Denver Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1912
circa 1909-1912
Date Remarks
Date of Copyright 1909 noted inside
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, tan, green
Inscriptions
On cover: "Antiphlogistine // (INFLAMMATION'S ANTIDOTE) // For The Dental Surgeon"; on frontispiece: "Antiphlogistine // (INFLAMMATION'S ANTIDOTE) // Its uses and methods of // application in conditions // which come to the // attention of the // Dental Surgeon // Published by // The Denver Chemical Mfg. Co. // NEW YORK // CHICAGO SYDNEY // DENVER LONDON MONTREAL // SAN FRANCISCO BUENOS AIRES"; on inside cover: "CONTENTS // ABSCESS, ALVEOLAR // ABSCESS, WILL NOT POINT // ANKYLOSED JAW // ANTRUM, ABSCESS OF // APPLICATION, METHOD OF // COMPOSITIONS OF ANTIPHLOGISTINE // DISTRIBUTORS // FLAXSEED, SUPERIORITY OF ANTIPHLOGISTINE OVER // FRACTURED INFERIOR MAXILLA // GINGIVITIS // GLANDS, ABSCESS OF // HEAT, EFFECT OF // INFLAMMATION, ACUTE // INFLAMMATION, TRAUMATIC // IMPACTED THIRD MOLARS // INDICATIONS // METHOD OF APPLICATIONS // MOUTH, HOW TO USE IN // NEURALGIA // PERICEMENTHITIS // PRESCRIBE, HOW TO // PYORRHEA ALVEOLARIS // SIZES AND PRICES // COPYRIGHT, 1909 // BY THE // DENVER CHEMICAL MFG.CO. // ENTERED AT // STATIONER'S HALL // LONDON, 1909"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
17.3 cm
Width
11.1 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
inside looks like new, back cover with some surface watrer stain; rusted staples
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York.
On the United States Patent and Trademark site, the second version of the product was apparently first marketed in 1948. Somehow Church & Dwight owned the trademark, but it died, and was revived in 2010 by W. F. Young, Incorporated, Longmeadow, Mass.
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Antiphlogistine [instruction sheet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15497
Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907-1910
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Accession Number
001013019
Description
Instruction sheet consists of long piece of paper folded into quarters with instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; last two sections include photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses.
Accession Number
001013019
Collection
Dr. J. W. McDougall Collection
Category
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Classification
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Archival
Communication
Pharmacy
Description
Instruction sheet consists of long piece of paper folded into quarters with instructions to use product for a variety of illness and diseases; last two sections include photos showing the product being applied to patient by nurses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. J. W. McDougall.
Maker
The Denver Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907-1910
Date Remarks
Style adopted January 1, 1907
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On front: "This form of Circular was adopted January 1, 1907. // Antiphlogistine // A non-irritating, non-toxic, anti-septic poultice, of // value in all superficial adn deep-seated inflammatory // and congestive condition, when local treatment is in - // dicated. // Antiphlogistine's prime object it to keep the blood // circulating in the diseased part, and is designed to take // the place of the old-time bacteria-breeding flaxseed and // other septic poultices, blisters, mustard drafts, cam - // horated oils, hot stupes adn liniments. Antiphlogistine // offers the best known method for the continuous applia - // tion of moist heat. // COMPOSITION // Antiphlogistine is composed of the finest anhydrous // and levigated argillaceous mineral, chemically pure // glycerine, compounds of iodine, minute quantities of // boric and salicylic acids, and the oils of peppermint, // gaultheria and eucalptus. // INDICATIONS // Antiphlogistine can be used in // PNEUMONIA // BRONCHITIS // PLEURISY // OSTEITIS // PERIOSTITIS // SPRAINS // FELONS // SUNBURN // METRITIS // VACCINATION SORES // VHRONIC ULCER // SWOLLEN GLANDS // BOOILS // BUBOES // ORCHITIS //EXTERNAL PILES // MOIST ECZEMA // ERYSIPELAS // FROST BITES // CROUP // INFLAMMATION OF BOWELS // PERITONITIS // TONSILLITIS // POISONED WOUNDS // INFLAMED BREASTS // BRUISES // ABSCESSES // ENDOMETRITIS // SYNOVITIS // DYSMENORRHOEA // AND WHENEVER INFLAMMATION OR CONGESTION // IS A FACTOR AND LOCAL TREATMENT IS INDICATED // DIRECTIONS // THERAPEUTIC ACTION // PNEUMONIA // PLEURISY // BRONCITIS Especially in Children // INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS OF THE PELVIC // VISCERA // INFLAMMATIONS OF THE ABDOMINAL VISCERA // CROUP // SEPTIC WOUNDS // MASTITIS, ORCHITIS AND BUBOES // SYNOVITIS // BURNS // INFLAMED GLANDS // SPRAINS // FROST BITES // FELONS // CHRONIC ULCERS // BOIOLS // STYES - INFLAMED LIDS // ERYSIPELAS // PACKAGES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
41.0 cm
Width
20.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Overly creassed, surface grime, crease marks along folds
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York.
On the United States Patent and Trademark site, the second version of the product was apparently first marketed in 1948. Somehow Church & Dwight owned the trademark, but it died, and was revived in 2010 by W. F. Young, Incorporated, Longmeadow, Mass.
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Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15328
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Home Health Care
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
006033042 a-h
Description
Small paper box (a) with hinged lid, covered in white and blue paper with blue print; the title and the product and manufacturing information are printed on top of the lid; inside the box are seven paper capsules (b-h) with white paper and blue print; inside the capsules is white cotton, which prot…
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Accession Number
006033042 a-h
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Home Health Care
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Fainting -- drug therapy
Respiration
Heart Rate
Blood Pressure
Pharmacy
Description
Small paper box (a) with hinged lid, covered in white and blue paper with blue print; the title and the product and manufacturing information are printed on top of the lid; inside the box are seven paper capsules (b-h) with white paper and blue print; inside the capsules is white cotton, which protects the glass ampoule inside.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Length: 5.9 cm X Width: 5.8 cm X Height: 2.0 cm
b-h - ampoule packages - Length: 5.4 cm X Diameter: 0.9 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: tan
ink: white, blue
cotton: white
glass: [not visible]
Inscriptions
Printed on top of the box (a): "12 Crushable Glass Ampoules 12 // AROMATIC // SPIRIT of AMMONIA // B.P. '48 // Each capsule contains 5 minims. // Directions: Bend tube to snap the glass // ampoule contained therein and inhale // the vapour. // INGRAM & BELL, LIMITED // Toronto 950709 // Montreal - Winnipeg - Calgary - Vancouver"; printed on ampoule cases (b-h): "AROMATIC SPIRIT OF AMMONIA // CRUSH CAPSULE AND INHALE // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED, // TORONTO. // MONTREAL · WINNIPEG · CALGARY · VANCOUVER // IB [in logo]".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Box torn at corners, fixed with hinging tissue.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue, websites
Reference Comments
"The British Pharmacopoeia" 1914, London, pg. 355, from the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.221394/page/n389
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
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.
Research Facts
In the Ingram and Bell Limited catalogue for 1964, Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia is listed as "a restorative in cases of fainting and collapse, which stimulates respiration, accelerates the heart and raises the blood pressure."
In the British Pharmacopoeia for 1914, the ingredients listed for Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia are: Ammonium Carbonate, Strong Solution of Ammonia, Oil of Nutmeg, Oil of Lemon, Alcohol (90 per cent.), and Distilled Water.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breathe; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
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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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
(a, b, d 2005-5-6 Binder E pg 13 a-b
(c,e) 0010-A2-4 Row 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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
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
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
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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