998.10.12: Box, Pharmacy, 1960-1970

Additional Images

998.10.12: Box, Pharmacy.
Image No. 1995 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Box for Fostex® acne treatment medication, physicians sample. Label adhering to bottom with owner and suppliers name and address.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.10.12
Collection: Public Health & Hygiene
Date: 1960-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 17 cm
  • Height: 2.4 cm
  • Width: 6.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Base
  • b) Lid

Object Materials

  • adhesive tape,
  • cardboard,
  • paper,
  • printing ink

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Westwood Pharmaceuticals
  • Owner: Mrs Joan Moore RN, BNSc, MDCM
  • History of Use: Physician's sample of a medicinal preparation for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and acne. Used by Dr. Joan Daphne Moore (née Witney) [1910-2013]. In 1966 she relocated to Richmond B.C. from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and was on staff at the Health Care Centre for Children (Vancouver General Hospital).