University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health, Treatment
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to …
Yellow cardboard packet for physician's sample of 10 mg. Benzedrine Sulphate with four cream circular tablets (a) encased in transparent plastic; top flips up and can be torn off to create a prescription box (c); tablets are further protected in a folded heavy cardboard (b) with matching holes to cover the pills two holes per pill; once folded this then fits into the narrow sleeve of the packet.
Number Of Parts
a - tablets
b - cardboard holder
c - cardboard outer jacket
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Printed on underside of the flap: "6 Tablets Physician's Sample // BENZEDRINE SULFATE // TABLETS // Brand of Amphetamine Sulfate // Each tablet contains amphetamine sulfate, 10 mg. // CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician // SMITH, KLINE & FRENCH LABORATORIES // Philadelphia, Penna. // ESTABLISHED 1841"; on front flap: "This Sample of // BENZEDRINE SULPHATE TABLETS // will usually be sufficient to determine for the individual // patient: // 1. Whether or not he will benefit by 'Benzedrine // Sulphate' therapy. // 2. The correct dosage for his individual requirements. // Intital dosage should be small, 1/4 to 1/2 tablet (2.5 to // 5 mg.). If there is no effect the dosage should be in - // creased prgressively. The effects are usually apparent // with the first few doses. For more complete directions // see fodler.
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row F
a - Length 4.6 cm x Width 4.6 cm
b - Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.3 cm
c - Length 7.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Exterior shows minor surface wear, cellophane is brittle; edges show wear
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018