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Anusol-HC suppositories

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037258 a-c
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; two gold foil-wrapped suppositories (b,c) are contained within the box; both are cylindrical-shaped with fold-up sides
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Accession Number
997037258 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; two gold foil-wrapped suppositories (b,c) are contained within the box; both are cylindrical-shaped with fold-up sides
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - suppository box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Walter-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks start of Bird medical practice
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black
foil: yellow
Inscriptions
The top of the box is stamped with, "FOR ANORECTAL COMFORT THAT LASTS // Pr [enclosed in a box] // ANUSOL-HC // POUR OBTENIR UN SOULAGEMENT // ANO-RECTAL DURABLE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA"; the sides of the box read, "Deux // Suppositoires // hemorroidaux // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Two // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Hemorrhoidal Suppositories // INDICATIONS: POUR le Soulagement et le traitement // de la proctite, des hemorroides et du prurit // anal. aigus et chroniques, accompagnes d'inflam- // mation. // 392B740 ECHANTILLON // INDICATIONS: For the relief and treatment of acute and chronic proctitis, hemorrhoids and pru- // ritis of the anus, accompanied by inflammation // 39228 SAMPLE"; the bottom of the box also reads in print, "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour."; "FORMULA: Hydrocortisone Acetate 10 mg., Boric // Acid 140.5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 25 mg., Resorcinol // 25 mg., Zinc Oxide 309.1 mg., Bismuth Subgallate // 63.3 mg., Balsam Peru 50.6 mg., Benzyl Benzoate // 33.6 mg., Cacao Butter Ointment Base 9.s. 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE // (L) 017020"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on box
Copy Type
Original
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Anusol Hemorrhoidal Suppositories

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Accession Number
1975.8.37
Description
A cardboard box containing three suppositories wrapped in foil; leaflet inside in French and English with directions.
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Accession Number
1975.8.37
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box containing three suppositories wrapped in foil; leaflet inside in French and English with directions.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
William R. Warner Co. Ltd.
Material
cardboard: light green; black; red; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
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Desitin Hemorrhoidal Suppositories with Cod Liver Oil

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Accession Number
1979.21.50
Description
A small rectangular hinged tin box, empty, with a label on the top surface and directions for use on the bottom surface.
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Accession Number
1979.21.50
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Cathartics
Hemorrhoids
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A small rectangular hinged tin box, empty, with a label on the top surface and directions for use on the bottom surface.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Desitin Chemical Co.
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: yellow
ink: white; red; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
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Fem-Aid suppositories

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.74
Description
A blue waxed box.
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Accession Number
1980.18.74
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Suppositories
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Description
A blue waxed box.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Windsor Drug Products
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wax: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "FEM-AID for Female Disorders as sold by the Drug Trade in Canada"; "Windsor Drug Products".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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glycerin suppositories

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001160 a-b
Description
Cylindrical wide-mouth brown glass bottle (a) with metal screw-top cap (b); paper label around entire circumference; bottle contains approximately 2 ml. of liquid
Accession Number
000001160 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Suppositories
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical wide-mouth brown glass bottle (a) with metal screw-top cap (b); paper label around entire circumference; bottle contains approximately 2 ml. of liquid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: cream; red
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "12 // GLYCERINE // SUPPOSITORIES // INFANT SIZE // (LONG) // These suppositories represent // our original formula and con- // tain a higher percentage of // Glycerin than is required by // the U.S.P. // L [encircled] F 347 J [stamped] // Stock 21-51-12 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Insert one suppository well up // in the rectum and allow to re- // main for 15 to 20 minutes. // It is not necessary for the en- // tire suppository to melt to obtain satisfactory results. // [directions repeated in French]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 1 Row E
Length
a - 8.3 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
a - 3.4 cm b - 3.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle is sound; label yellowed; dark stain down right side; some corrosion around cap edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Glycerin Suppositories

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001348 a-c
Description
Two foil sheets, one containing five suppositories (b), one containing four suppositories (c), in a cardboard box (a); the box has a price sticker on the front and an illustration depicting two adults.
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Accession Number
000001348 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two foil sheets, one containing five suppositories (b), one containing four suppositories (c), in a cardboard box (a); the box has a price sticker on the front and an illustration depicting two adults.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - sheet - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - sheet - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis Canada Inc.
Material
cardboard: orange; white; purple
metal: silver
paper: white;blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "12 DIN 222801 // GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES // PARKE-DAVIS Std. // ADULT SIZE // Represents approximately 96% w/w Glycerin U.S.P., equiv- // alent to 2.67 g per suppository. // A gentle method of emptying the lower bowel. // Directions – Remove the suppository from foil, insert into the // rectum and allow to remain for about 15 minutes. It is not // necessary for the suppository to melt to be effective. // PARKE-DAVIS [printed] // 2E [stamped] // 90 [handwritten] // JURY & LOVELL [printed] // $1 32 ["32" superscr.] [stamped]"; bottom: "GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES // ADULT SIZE // Individually sealed in foil."; back: "[front repeated in French] // Parke-Davis Canada Inc., Scarborough, Ontario // Lot [printed] 23200 [stamped]"; top: bottom repeated in French; right side: "GLYCERIN // SUPPOSITORIES // ADULT SIZE // 26100 261B020"; left side: right side repeated in French.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row F
Condition Remarks
Foil seals are broken; suppositories are melting and leaking glycerin; box is dirty and stained from melted glycerin.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; CD #8
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glycerin suppositories box

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001162 a-c
Description
Cardboard box (a) containing a cylindrical, wide-mouth brown glass bottle (b) with a metal screw-on cap (c); bottle has a paper label surrounding circumference and contains gelatinous solids in a liquid.
Accession Number
000001162 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cardboard box (a) containing a cylindrical, wide-mouth brown glass bottle (b) with a metal screw-on cap (c); bottle has a paper label surrounding circumference and contains gelatinous solids in a liquid.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box
b - bottle
c - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: brown
metal: black; silver
paper: cream; red
cardboard: cream; red
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "ONE DOZEN // PARKE-DAVIS // GLYCERINE // SUPPOSITORIES // ADULT SIZE // These suppositories contain the highest possible // content of refined // Glycerin and are free from // any harmful substances. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "We supply these supposi- // tories also in a long form // which is particularly suit- // able for infants. // It is not necessary for the // entire suppository to melt // to obtain satisfactory // results. // Keep tightly closed in a // cool, dry place, to prevent // ab [illeg.] ption of atmospheric // moisture."; left side: "Glycerin suppositories af- // ford a quick and harmless // method of emptying the // lower bowel. // They are more convenient // than enemas and are safer // and act more rapidly than // purgative medicines given // by mouth. // They are especially suited // for infants and children, // and for women during pregnancy."; back: "[left side translated into French] // Nous avons des supposi- // toires spéciaux pour les // bebes et les enfants."; (b) front: "ONE DOZEN // PARKE-DAVIS // GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES // ADULT SIZE // These suppositories contain the highest // possible content of refined glycerin and // are free from any harmful substances. // L C 155 G // STOCK No. 21-49-12 // PARKE-DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Insert one suppository well up in the // rectum and allow to remain for 15 to // 30 minutes. They are more effective // when allowed to act for the // longer time. // As the glycerine is rapidly extracted // from the suppository it is not at all // necessary or even desirable that the // latter shall melt to produce full effect. // [directions repeated in French]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - box - Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 4.6 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard is yellowed; reddish-brown stains on all sides; crease marks on left side; corners abraded; bottle sound; paper label somewhat yellowed; print faded; cap fits securely; some corrosion around edge of cap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Glycerin Suppositories for Infants and Children

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Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001163 a-c
Description
Cardboard box (a) containing two foil "bubble packs" with 6 bubbles each; none have been opened.
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Accession Number
000001163 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cardboard box (a) containing two foil "bubble packs" with 6 bubbles each; none have been opened.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - foil bubble pack - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - foil bubble pack - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
cardboard: cream; red; blue
foil: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "12 // GLYCERINE // SUPPOSITORIES // PARKE-DAVID Std. // FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN // These suppositories are made to our own formula and represent approximately // 96% w/w Glycerin U.S.P., equivalent to 1.63 Gm. per suppository. // Glycerin Suppositories afford a quick method of emptying the lower bowel. // Directions – Remove suppository from foil, insert into the rectum and allow to remain for about 15 minutes. It is not necessary for the suppository to melt to // be effective. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. Brockville, Ontario // 1973 [handwritten] // Lot [printed] DJ110 [stamped] // PARKE-DAVIS // Stock 21-51-12"; front: "GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES // FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN // Individually sealed in foil"; right side: "GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES // FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN // Stock 21-51-12"; left side: right side translated into French; back: "65 [handwritten] // [front translated into French]"; bottom: top translated into French.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Cardboard is slightly yellowed; box dented slightly on bottom; ink smeared on left side; no apparent problems with foil bubble-packs
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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McKesson's Glycerin Suppositories

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001272
Description
Cylindrical amber glass bottle with screw-on metal lid and attached printed paper label listing product information; the bottle contains Glycerin Suppositories (now melted); the bottle is cone-shaped and widens at the top; the lid will not come off
Accession Number
996001272
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical amber glass bottle with screw-on metal lid and attached printed paper label listing
product information; the bottle contains Glycerin Suppositories (now melted); the bottle is
cone-shaped and widens at the top; the lid will not come off
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Aug.
1993
Maker
McKesson & Robbins Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York; Bridgeport
Site Made (State)
New York; Connecticutt
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Company established in 1833, but bottle type of 1900 and on.
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
metal: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "CONTENTS McKesson's ONE DOZEN // GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES NOT U.S.P. // LONG for
infants // Product use listed // McKESSON & ROBBINS, INCORPORATED, NEW YORK, N.Y. // BRIDGEPORT,
CONN. U.S.A."; lid reads, "QUALITY SINCE 1833 // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.7 cm. x Diam. : 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is complete and shows no chips or cracks; the glycerin suppositories inside have melted;
paper label is missing one small section at the right side and has a fold mark; all writing is
clearly legible; metal lid was very dirty and shows some corrosion at the top half
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
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Norforms Antiseptic Vaginal Suppositories

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Dates
1948
1973
circa 1948-1973
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Gynaecology
Home Health
Hygiene
Patient Care
Pharmacy, Gynaecology
Accession Number
015011001 a-e
Description
Small rectangular tan paper box of Norforms Antiseptic Vaginal Suppositories; the box is in two parts, with a slip cover open at both ends (a) and a box open at the top (b) which slides into the cover; both of these have red print in English and French and the cover has gold; inside the box is a ca…
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Accession Number
015011001 a-e
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Gynaecology
Home Health
Hygiene
Patient Care
Pharmacy, Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Vagina
Hygiene
Antisepsis
Deodorants
Gynaecology
Description
Small rectangular tan paper box of Norforms Antiseptic Vaginal Suppositories; the box is in two parts, with a slip cover open at both ends (a) and a box open at the top (b) which slides into the cover; both of these have red print in English and French and the cover has gold; inside the box is a cardboard divider (c) folded equally five times accordion style; inside a fold of the divider is a vaginal suppository (d) sealed in grey metal foil; the suppository is shaped like a semi-flattened cone; in the bottom of the box below the divider is a flat sheet of card with "NORFORMS" printed in brown in the centre of one side.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - cover: Length 8.1 cm X Width 3.4 cm X Height 4.3 cm
b - box: Length 8.0 cm X Width 3.2 cm X Height 4.1 cm
c - divider: Length 7.8 cm X Width 4.2 cm X Height 3.0 cm
d - suppository: Length 3.4 cm X Width 3.8 cm X Height 0.8 cm
e - card: Length 7.4 cm X Width 2.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Norwich Pharmacal Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Paris
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1948
1973
circa 1948-1973
Date Remarks
Based on the registration of the trademark "Norforms" in Canada and the Smithsonian's record of a package of Norforms.
Material
paper: tan
ink: red, gold, brown
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on top of cover (a): "Norforms®"; printed on front of cover: "ANTISEPTIC VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // Each Norforms is hermetically sealed to avoid leakage. // Norforms are of proper consistency for use at average // temperatures. In very hot weather keep in a cool place, or // hold, before unwrapping, under cold water for a few // minutes. // 50 // DEODORANT · GERMICIDAL"; printed on bottom of cover (some words obscured by water damage): "NORFORMS // ANTISEPTIC VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES // EACH NORFORM [...] // Phenylmercuric Acetate [...] thonium // Chloride 0.2%, Methylparab [...] dispers- // ible base. // DEODORANT · GERMICIDAL // NORWICH PHARMACAL COMPANY, LTD., PARIS, CANADA // 13-03-60 // LOT NO. 1020"; printed on side of box (some words obscured by water damage, but the French side of the box reveals what they are): "6 // NEW, IMPROVED // NORFORMS® // Norwich ® // FOR MEDICINAL // PURPOSES ONLY // INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE"; printed on suppository package (d): "NORFORMS"; printed on card (e):" NORFORMS".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some water damage on outer box; printing in these spots has been washed away and is no longer readable, especially on the bottom of the box.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, magazine
Reference Comments
History of Norwich Pharmacal Company - Part 1, Birth of an Industry - Norwich Pharmacal Company, by Dr. Reuben Jeffery - written in 1916; June 19, 2016, Local History Notes; Published in Norwich Percolate, January 15, 1935: http://smdlocalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/history-of-norwich-pharmacal-company.html
History of Norwich Pharmacal Company - Part 1, Birth of an Industry - Norwich Pharmacal Company, by Dr. Reuben Jeffery - written in 1916; June 19, 2016, Local History Notes; Published in Norwich Percolate, January 15, 1935: http://smdlocalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/history-of-norwich-pharmacal-company_20.html
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Norforms Antiseptic Deodorant Suppositories, catalogue number 1986.0198.037: https://www.si.edu/object/nmah_738638
Government of Canada, Canadian Trademarks Database, NORFORMS — 0200962: http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/viewTrademark.html?id=200962&lang=eng
Jet (magazine), 10 Dec 1959, Vol XVII, no. 7, page 1: https://books.google.ca/books?id=vK4DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA2&lpg=PA2&dq=norforms+antiseptic+vaginal+suppositories&source=bl&ots=DP_igBSM_X&sig=ACfU3U2inkjqlPbh-Gtw5x-NIL_vZ1Wckg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5xLHTi6jjAhWoZd8KHSbKDqw4ChDoATABegQIBxAB#v=onepage&q=norforms%20antiseptic%20vaginal%20suppositories&f=false
Wikipedia, Phenymercury acetate, last edited 23 December, 2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylmercury_acetate
Research Facts
Norforms were intended to protect the vaginal tract from germs. They were used by manner of inserting the suppository into the vagina, where it would melt at body temperature. Advertisements claimed that the suppositories would not harm delicate tissues and that they were tested and proved in hospital clinics. They were also intended to eliminate odours. Today, the ingredients may be considered dangerous because of the presence of phenylmercuric acetate, which contains mercury.
The Norwich Pharmacal Company was founded in Norwich, N.Y. by Rev. Mr. Lafayette Moore in 1885, and began from a small basket of pills and the equipment to make them. This company was the first to use the word "pharmacal", not technically an English word at the time, but one which grew popular because of their use of it.
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