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Allen's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001023
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
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Accession Number
996001023
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent 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
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Panel # 1: "Allen's // Cough // Balsam"; panel # 2: "Montreal"; panel # 3: "Davis & Lawrence Co. Lim."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011014
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposi…
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Accession Number
994011014
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposite ends of the diameter of the cap; the bottom of the cap is flat; a metal disk caps this cylinder; from the curved top of this disk, two hollow metal tubes extend, curving outwards slightly away from each other, and forwards; these tubes are each capped by a brown plastic applicator; each applicator has a rounded conical shape with a round hole at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
"HARTZ CO", "DETROIT, CLEVELAND, TORONTO" and "PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal cylinder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Accretion of a white deposit on nasal applicators at rim of metal attachment; moderate patches of corrosion on metal surface; cap at the bottom of the instrument cannot be removed; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253)
Research Facts
This anaesthetic inhaler was filled with cotton batting saturated with ether or chloroform; the anaesthetic was delivered to the patient by inserting the delivery cups into the nostrils. Dr. Williams identified this item as a "nasal douche."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
Images
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Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001012
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
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Accession Number
000001012
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1900
1925
circa 1900-1925
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis)"; on front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; left side: "P D & Co [monogrammed]"; right side: "P D & Co [monogramme]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on bottom, where paint is chipped, and inside; numerous scratches; brown-coloured accretion on front; right side is dented; evidence of insects (dead larvae)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001057
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001057
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLOOD-ROOT // SANGUINARIA, U.S.P. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. // Contains not less than 2.5% // alkaloids. // C134989 [stamped] // No. 49 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; Overwritten by hand in pencil: "20"; front: "SYNONYMS - Sanguinaria, U.S.P.; // Red puccoon, Tetterwort, Indian // paint, Engl.; Blutwerzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // FAMILY - Papaveraceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Used as a stimulat- // ing expectorant in bronchitis, croup // and asthma; also used as a remedy // in atonic dyspepsia. // DOSE - A tablespoonful (15 mils) of // an infusion, half ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label has brown stains on top and front; box and label are abraded on top; box is dented on top; plastic has come unsealed on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Bronchol Soluble Capsules

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Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.80
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.80
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 -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Length
4.6 cm
Width
7.4 cm
Depth
1.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some dirty stains and rust; #2: signs of heavy wear on the tin, including scratches in the paint, a dent in the edge of the lid at the front, four spots of inactive corrosion on the bottom front side; a patch of chipped paint in the rear proper left corner 1.0 cm x 0.2 cm; the lid opens easily; the inner surface of the lid is stained black; the pills are black, oval, and approx. five are in pieces; the tin was dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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Bronchol Soluble Capsules

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Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.81
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.81
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 -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H.K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tin has dirty stains and some rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
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Catarrhozone Cough Balsam

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001349
Description
Blake rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a paper label); the back and two side panels are recessed and there is embossed lettering on the back pane…
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Accession Number
996001349
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Blake rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a paper label); the back and two side panels are recessed and there is embossed lettering on the back panel; the bottle bottom has an embossed number; the bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Kim Snyder (Toronto), on July 9, 1994.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Back embossing reads, "CATARRHOZONE COUGH BALSAM // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS // KINGSTON CANADA"; bottle bottom embossed with the number "149"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 5.0 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the inside and the outside of the bottle are both clean
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector" (magazine) issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, p. 27; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records; a photograph (b & w) has been taken
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline.
Polson was mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997001774
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Accession Number
997001774
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinary Catheterization -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-2
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber is very stiff
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997002350
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Accession Number
997002350
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinary Catheterization -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Chamberlain's Cough Remedy

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001183
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; tall cylindrical neck with cork stopper; bottle filled with contents.
Accession Number
996001183
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; tall cylindrical neck with cork stopper; bottle filled with contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Des Moines
Site Made (State)
Iowa
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Chamberlain's // Cough // Remedy // Manufactured by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Des Moines Iowa // Chamberlain's
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.4 cm. x Width: 5.2 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight discolouration around edge of label
Copy Type
Original
Less detail

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