Research Collection Catalogue
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Accession Number
000001142 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Wide-mouthed brown glass jar (a) with metal screw top lid (b); paper label on front; jar 4/5 full of a solid material.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - jar - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 6.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1962
circa 1962
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: brown
metal: black; silver
paper: white; red; blue; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "1 POUND (12 Fl. Oz.) // IRRADOL-A // CONTAINING / HALIVER OIL, OTHER FISH // LIVER OILS AND IRRADIATED // ERGOSTEROL // COMBINED WITH // OTHER VITAMINS, IRON AND // MALT EXTRACT (NON-DIASTATIC) // 2.25 GAL // MEDICAMENTA VERA PD STANDARDIZED // Irradol–A–Reg. T.M. // Stock 22-67-55 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "L P112A – GA // FORMULA 1 GRAM 1 FL. OZ. // Vitamin A*440 I.U. 18000 I.U. // Vitamin D 68 I.U. // Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Hydrochloride) 0.1 mg. 4 mg. // Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 0.08 mg. 3.2 mg // Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) [illeg.] mg. 40 mg. // Iron and Ammonium Citrate, Green 1/10 gr. 4 gr. // In a palatable base containing Malt Extract. // *Derived from Halibut and other fish liver oils."; left side: "AVERAGE DAILY DOSE – 2 teaspoonfuls. // May be taken during or after meals, either plain or mixed with // milk, orange juice or water. // Anchorglass"; bottom: "L – 223 // 3 4 // H"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Jar is sound; label slightly yellowed, some spots of discolouration; lid dusty, corroding slightly around edge.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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hydrogen peroxide

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3934
Dates
1980
1986
circa 1980-1986
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
000001143 a-b
Description
(a) Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with screw top cap (b); paper label around 3/4 of the circumference; round orange sticker on front; bottle is 1/4 full of liquid.
Accession Number
000001143 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with screw top cap (b); paper label around 3/4 of the circumference; round orange sticker on front; bottle is 1/4 full of liquid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Diam. 7.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.2 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1980
1986
circa 1980-1986
Date Remarks
Expiry date is on label 1986
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: white; red; black; orange
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "DIN 155632 // Hydrogen Peroxide // Topical Solution U.S.P. // 3% H2O2 – 10 Volume/ // H2O2 à 3% – 10 Volumes // First Aid Antiseptic/ // Antiseptique pour les premiers soins // 500 ml // 2 // PARKE-DAVIS"; right side: "(L) 23123 // EXP. MR 1986 // 269H881 26928 // For treatment of minor cuts and abrasions, apply locally to affected // area. Dilute with water before use on face, tender skin or mucous membranes. For gargle, dilute with three parts water. // Caution – In case of deep or puncture wounds or serious burns, // consult a physician. If redness, irritation, swelling or pain persists or // increases or if infection occurs, discontinue use and consult // physician. // PARKE-DAVIS Canada Inc., Scarborough, Ontario"; right side: identical directions in French; bottom; "500 // 18 // 6234"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty; label yellowed, water-stained, and wrinkled; small (1 mm) hole on left side; cap secure
Copy Type
Original
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Humphreys' Homeopathic Specific No. 18 for ophthalmy pellets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7766
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.158 a-b
Description
A corked vial of homeopathic remedy wrapped in a paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.158 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- eye solutions -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A corked vial of homeopathic remedy wrapped in a paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
vial - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
cork (?)
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Humphreys' Specific Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Material
paper: beige; dark blue; pink
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFIC NO. 18 // 25 cts // OPHTHALMY & WEAK SIGHT // F. Humphreys M.D. [cursive] // SPECIFIC // HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Package torn at top revealing the cork stopper.
Copy Type
Original
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Humphreys' Homeopathic Specific No. 21 for asthma

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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.161
Description
A corked vial of homeopathic remedy wrapped in a paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.161
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
Asthma, drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A corked vial of homeopathic remedy wrapped in a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Humphreys' Specific Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Material
paper: beige; dark blue; pink
glass: clear
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 30 for disorders of the bladder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7774
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.165
Description
A vial of homeopathic remedy in a paper package with squared sides.
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Accession Number
1980.18.165
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
Urinary Bladder -- physiopathology
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A vial of homeopathic remedy in a paper package with squared sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Material
paper: beige; dark blue; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO. 30 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // DISORDERS OF THE BLADDER // F. Humphreys M.D. [cursive] //HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; "Average contents 142 pellets Printed and Made in U.S.A. Cannabis Sativa – Cantharides – Mercurius Corrosive – Sepia – Dose, Adults 6, Children 3 Pellets every 2 hours."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.4 cm x Width 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tightly sealed; stained in some areas.
Copy Type
Original
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Munyon's Neuralgia Cure

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7789
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.179
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy.
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Accession Number
1980.18.179
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Homeopathy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black; green; red
glass
metal
Inscriptions
Printed on one side: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; on another side: "MUNYON'S // NEURALGIA CURE. // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; from label: "Cures sharp, shooting, knife-like pains in the face, head, chest, and back, and neuralgia pains in any part of the body."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Munyon's Nerve Cure

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7792
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.181
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy; a circular attached.
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Accession Number
1980.18.181
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Neurological
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Stress -- drug therapy
Homeopathy
Nervous System
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A small box containing a full, metal-topped vial of homeopathic remedy; a circular attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black; green; red
glass: clear
metal
Paper
Inscriptions
Printed on one side: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; on another side: "MUNYON'S // NERVE CURE. // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; embossed on metal top: "MUNYON'S HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES"; from circular: "Restores overworked and overstrained nerves to a healthy condition. It cures all the symptoms of nervous exhaustion, such as depressed spirits, peevishness, irritability, general sensitiveness of the whole nervous system, failure of memory, inability to concentrate the thoughts, morbid fears, restless and sleepless nights, pains in the head, noises in the ears, and dizziness. It cures nervous prostration, stimulates and strengthens the nerves, and tones up the whole body."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
One end of box is torn.
Copy Type
Original
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Munyon's witch hazel balm

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7793
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.182
Description
A cardboard box contains a cylindrical bottle with a narrow neck and a cork stopper; the box has a full-size drawing of the bottle on it; 2/3 full of contents; attached circular.
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Accession Number
1980.18.182
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
Wound Healing
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box contains a cylindrical bottle with a narrow neck and a cork stopper; the box has a full-size drawing of the bottle on it; 2/3 full of contents; attached circular.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
cardboard: white; brown; black
glass
cork
Paper
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "MUNYON'S // WITCH HAZEL BALM"; embossed on back of bottle: "Munyon's Homeopathic Home Remedies"; from attached circular: "Munyon's Witch Hazel-Balm has no equal in its curative qualities, its soothing influences and its wonderful remedial effects on cuts, bruises, sore eyes, sore mouth, and old or irritated raw ulcers. Its marvelous healing properties as an external application make it a household necessity."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x WIdth 5.3 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly torn
Copy Type
Original
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ginger lozenges

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7973
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.48
Description
Clear glass jar with cylindrical body, ending with a wide neck with a small collar or lip; glass stopper; paper label; about one-third full of brownish "ginger loz."
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Accession Number
1980.18.48
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass jar with cylindrical body, ending with a wide neck with a small collar or lip; glass stopper; paper label; about one-third full of brownish "ginger loz."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wyeth
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange; black
contents: brown
Inscriptions
On paper label: "DISPENSED BY // TAYLOR'S ANTISEPTIC PHARMACY"; "GINGER LOZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 20.9 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary," 20th ed.
Research Facts
Ginger is an all-around herb and a warming herb that has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, boost your immunities, and even help to relieve coughs and sore throats.
used for flatulence, dyspepsia, and colic.
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homeopathic medicine chest

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8260
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents: 1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a) 2. Arnica…
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Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents:
1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a)
2. Arnica mont. 3 (b)
3. Arsenicum alb. 6 (c)
4. Belladonna 3 (d)
5. Bryonia alb. (e);
6. Calcarea Carb. (f);
7. Cantharsis 3 (g)
8. Carbo veg. 6 (h)
9. Chamomilla 3. (i)
10. China officinalis 3. (j)
11. Cina 3. (k)
12. Cocculus 3. (l)
13. Coffea crud. 3. (m)
14. Drosera rotund. 3. (n)
15. Dulcamara 3. (o)
16. Hepar sulph. (p)
17. Ifnatia amara 3. (q)
18. Ipecacuanha 3. (r)
19. Kahli bichrom. 3. (s)
20. Merc. sol. Hahn. 6. (t)
21. Nux vomica 3. (u)
22. Petoleum 3. (v)
23. Phosphorus 3. (w)
24. Pulsatilla 3. (x)
25. Rhus. toxicod. 3. (y)
26. Sambucus nig. 3. (z)
27. Songia mar. tost. 3. (aa)
28. Sulphur. 6. (bb)
29. Veratrum alb. 3. (cc)
30. Arnical tinct. (dd)
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
aa-dd - bottles - Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ee - box - Length 15.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Mr. Wallace Beatty.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel, Homeopathic Pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
fabric: red
paper: white; red
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box: Length 12.5 cm; Width 14.3 cm; Height 7.5 cm. Bottle (approximate for all bottles): Length 6.3 cm; Width 1.7 cm; Depth 1.7 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/boericke/story.htm
Research Facts
Boericke & Tafel is the longest running homeopathic pharmaceutical company in the United States, still running as of 2018, while it started (under a different name and ownership) in 1835. Boericke and Tafel also published books on homeopathy, and their families intermarried. The popularity of homeopathy dwindled after about 1915 in the United States, but rose again in the 1980s and 90s.
Chamomile has a long history of medicinal use. It's natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it great at helping to soothe all kinds of coughs. It's also helpful to add chamomile to your syrup for it's natural calming capabilities, to help you sleep better while getting over your cough.
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