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Dr. Stafford's vegetable composition

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.263.1
Description
Corked bottle with blue tint in glass and blue label; squared corners, narrow neck, pontil mark; filled with brown, powdery substance.
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Accession Number
1969.263.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Corked bottle with blue tint in glass and blue label; squared corners, narrow neck, pontil mark; filled with brown, powdery substance.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
glass: bluish
paper: blue
Inscriptions
On label: "DR. STAFFORD'S // VEGETABLE // COMPOSITION // DIRECTIONS. // For an adult - half a teaspoonful of the powder, and one teaspoonful of sugar, put into a teacup; fill the cup two-thirds full of boiling water, stir it well and let it settle, take as warm as possible, do not drink the settlings or sediment; take it four times a day, before each meal and jjust before going to bed at night. In a severe case it may be taken every two hours. // PREPARED BY // C. S. HARRIS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 12.8 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn at top and bottom; stained at back; #2: label stained; pl. corner is peeling away slightly; text is faded at edges; pr. corner has small fold; bottle is dusty inside from contents; neck of bottle, interior, glass has cracks; wax in stopper is slightly chipped, bubbled, and cracked and there are some losses.
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Stafford's vegetable composition

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.266.1
Description
A clear, greenish glass bottle wrapped in a dirty white paper label.
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Accession Number
1969.266.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A clear, greenish glass bottle wrapped in a dirty white paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
glass: greenish
paper: dirty white; black
Inscriptions
On label: "DR. STAFFORD'S // VEGETABLE // COMPOSITION // DIRECTIONS. // This is a prompt and most efficacious remedy for COLDS, COUGHS, HOARSENESS, summer complaints, Asthma, Bronchitis, Incipient Consumption, &c. // No family in our changeable climate should be without this efficient remedy. // Directions on the inside. Price fifty cents. Prepared by C. S. HARRIS And sold by respectable Druggists and country Merchants throughout the United States and Canada."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 13.0 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly dirty; wrapper torn at top; completely full
Copy Type
Original
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Major's Reliable Lung Medicine

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Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.172
Description
Corked bottle with squared sides and rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.172
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Corked bottle with squared sides and rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Major Remedy Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "MAJOR'S // Reliable Lung // Medicine // Contains 4 Fluid Oz. // Directions . . ."; "Contains 33% Alcohol"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is stained and partly illegible.
Copy Type
Original
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Munyon's inhaler

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes wi…
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Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes with vials of inhaler tablets, not opened, with tan paper labels providing directions; separate vial with tablets for fever cure (c); box with graphic image of man using inhaler and other sides with precautions and illustration of the assembled inhaler.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
b – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
c – fever vial L 5.9 cm x 1.6 Diam
d – glass tube for rubber bulb L 7.0 cm x 1.3 cm Diam
e – rubber bulb – broken and solid
f – rubber stopper L 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm
g – clear glass tube l5.1 c, x 1.5 cm Diam
h – glass tube L 10.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
i – curved glass tube L 5.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
j – rubber stopper L 1.3 cm x 1.5 cm Diam
k – green glass bottle L 10.5 cm x 4.6 Diam
l – missing
m – box surround L 13.0 cm x W9.8 cm x D 5.7 cm
n – box bottom L12.2 cm x W 9.3 cm x D 5.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon's Home Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: green, transparent
paper: tan
ink: black, green, red
cork: tan
rubber: black, white
wax: red
Inscriptions
Embossed in glass of inhaler: "MUNYON'S // INHALER // CURES // COLDS CATARRH // AND ALL //THROAT & LUNG // DISEASES"; on fever cure lable: "Induces perspiration: may be // safely administered in all fevers. // Directions: Dissolve 12 pellets // in 20 teaspoonfuls of water; take // a teaspoonful every hour. // Half quantity for children"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Container box is slightly torn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/munyon-is-ready/
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon’s pompadour hairstyle was a familiar feature of American newspapers around the turn of the 20th century. Having tried his hand at teaching, law, social work, publishing and song-writing, he started his Homoeopathic Home Remedy Company in the early 1890s and hit pay dirt.
In 1897, Munyon opened a London head office and a depot in Liverpool. A massive advertising campaign promised free vials of the remedies and challenged the British public to test his new system of curing disease. Perhaps Munyon anticipated lasting fame in the UK, but he couldn’t have predicted what his company would be remembered for.
From attached circular: "Munyon's Homeopathic Remedies not only preserve health but are a source of economy"; "cures by inhalation"; "It clears every air passage, sweetens the breath, strengthens the nerves, and aids digestion."
There was a separate remedy for every disease. To name but a few, there were…
Munyon’s Kidney Cure, which a 1907 analysis showed to be 100% sugar.
Munyon’s Asthma Cure (sugar and alcohol)
Munyon’s Blood Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Special Liquid Blood Cure (sugar, potassium iodide and corrosive sublimate)
Munyon’s Catarrh Cure (sodium bicarbonate, salt, borax, phenol and gum)
Munyon’s Special Catarrh Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Grippe Remedy (sugar and arsenic)
Munyon’s Pile Ointment (a farthing’s worth of soft paraffin).
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Munyon's Whooping Cough Cure

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
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Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
James M. Munyon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: green, red
cork: tan
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "WHOOPING COUGH CURE // MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // Directions - Dissolve twenty pellets // in ten tablespoons of water, and // give a teaspoonful every fifteen min- // utes or half hour until relieved, then // every hour."; embossed on cap: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // REMEDIES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Cap with minor dent; part of label has piece of transparent glue adhered to its surface
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
James M. Munyon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Munyon; CD #6
Research Facts
Dr. James M. Munyon (1848 – 1918) was known for homeopathic patent medicines, some of which he promoted at his Hotel Hygeia on Munyon Island, named Hotel Hygeia after the Greek goddess of health and it catered to wealthy northerners who spent the winters in Palm Beach, Florida. The five-story hotel had twenty-one rooms and eight baths. The hotel burned to the ground in 1917. His first career was as a publisher, but he soon moved on to creating homeopathic medicines in the early 1890s. He employed a staff of chemists and physicians, one of them Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen. Munyon was found guilty of fraud several times due to unsubstantiated claims for his medicines. Many of his medicines are said to have consisted mostly of sugar and alcohol. His most famous one was named "Dr. Munyon's Paw-Paw Elixir" and its main ingredient was fermented papaya juice. It was served at his resort, Hotel Hygeia, on Munyon Island. At the time his cures were highly regarded with the Philadelphia Times writing that "Professor Munyon is to medicine what Professor Edison is to electricity."
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Piso's Cough and Cold Remedy

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002015 a-c
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Piso’s Remedy (a) tapered at neck with red cork stuck in neck and without label; full of cloudy amber liquid; tan paper packaging (b) printed decorative graphics includes company logo surrounded by a swirled trim, price and ingredients listed (b); one piece f…
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Accession Number
014002015 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Piso’s Remedy (a) tapered at neck with red cork stuck in neck and without label; full of cloudy amber liquid; tan paper packaging (b) printed decorative graphics includes company logo surrounded by a swirled trim, price and ingredients listed (b); one piece folded interior packaging (c) contains an instructional leaflet with directions for use in English, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Swedish, Italian, and Spanish.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - packaging - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 39.0 cm x Width 19.4 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Piso Company
Site Made (City)
St. Catherine's
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: red
Inscriptions
Printed on outer packaging: "Change in Label Adopted 1910 // Entered according to the Act of // Parliament of Canada // in the year 1872 by Hazeltine & Co. // in the Office of the // Minister of // Agriculture // Trade Mark // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // PISO’S REMEDY // A // MEDICINE // FOR // COUGH AND COLDS // PRICE 25 cts. // EXTRACT CANNABIS INDICA 1/2 // GRAIN PER OUNCE. CHLOROFORM // 5 MINIMS PER OUNCE. // Prepared by THE PISO COMPANY // CANADIAN LABORATORY ST.CATHERINES, ONT. // Warranty for this product may be found in the accompanying Circular // No. 102 [illeg.] Proprietary or Patent”; embossed on bottle: "THE // PISO COMPANY // HAZELTINE & CO. // TRADE-PISO'S-MARK" handwritten in pen on lower left-hand side of packaging: "$1.00"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Paper packaging label is very fragile, frayed edges and missing areas and faded printing; red stain on cork is unstable; leaflet has areas discolored lightly pink
Copy Type
Original
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Poole's catheter stopcock

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.435.1B
Description
Metal stopcock with three outlets and a handle; one arm for syringe, one arm for catheter, and one for fluid passing from the bladder.
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Accession Number
1969.435.1B
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Urinary Catheterization -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Metal stopcock with three outlets and a handle; one arm for syringe, one arm for catheter, and one for fluid passing from the bladder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
J.F. Hartz & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"J.F. Hartz & Co" imprinted in valve handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Betz catalogue, p. 182 (Fig. 3N 1299); CD #UHN
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Dates
1879
1920
circa 1879-1920
Collection
Dr. W. Ford Connell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
992054001 a-f
Description
Kerosene-fueled vaporizer c. 1880-1900 has original box with descriptions how to use, line drawing of item in use & lithograph of child sleeping & vaporizer on; ornate cast-iron stand is painted gold with attached metal receptacle on top to hold basin of medicine; kerosene fuel recommended; spare w…
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Accession Number
992054001 a-f
Collection
Dr. W. Ford Connell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Kerosene-fueled vaporizer c. 1880-1900 has original box with descriptions how to use, line
drawing of item in use & lithograph of child sleeping & vaporizer on; ornate cast-iron
stand is painted gold with attached metal receptacle on top to hold basin of medicine;
kerosene fuel recommended; spare wicks and new wick inserted in lamp; box is in poor condition;
previously inside was completely covered in masking tape to hold loose pieces on.
Travill Catalogue: "original cost 1.75; 1 scoop for dipping Cresolene out; extra wick;
includes box with complete directions on use of this vaporizer; box repaired with masking
tape 20 June 1984; note - Humidifier donated by Dr. W. Ford Connell"
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm. x Width 9.5 cm. x Depth 7.8 cm.
b - stand - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Diameter7.8
c - lamp - Size: x Diameter5.0
d - basin - Size: x Depth 1.3 cm. x Diameter7.3
e - spare wick - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Diameter0.2
f - chimney - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter2.8
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. W. Ford Connell
Maker
Vapo-Cresolene Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
1920
circa 1879-1920
Date Remarks
On box: "used since 1879..."; paper label has phone number exchange listed
Material
paper: yellow; black
metal: dark grey; yellow
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Vapo-Cresolene Co. // 62 Cortland Str., New York, N.Y., U.S.A.; paper label on bottom
lists price in pencil: 175 // label states: Jury & Peacock // DISPENSING CHEMISTS //
185 PRINCESS ST. PHONE 343 // KINGSTON, ONT
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
box falling apart; cleaning needed
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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