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George W. Bell, N.S., D.V.D.S. [business card]

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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001872
Description
A paper business card for George W. Bell, N.S. D.V.D.S.; front: gives "degrees" and location; back: handwritten in pencil are a number of names.
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Accession Number
996001872
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertising -- ephemera
Description
A paper business card for George W. Bell, N.S. D.V.D.S.; front: gives "degrees" and location; back: handwritten in pencil are a number of names.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
George W. Bell, N.S. D.V.D.S.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Date Remarks
Milk inspector in 1919-1920
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"TELEPHONE 514. // CONSULTATION AND ADVICE FREE OF CHARGE. // GEO. W. BELL, N.S. D.V.D.S. // MEMBER U.S.V.M.S., AND P.V.M.S. // Late Special Student of Prof. J.A. Going, M.R.C.V.S., // New York City // GOVERNMENT VETERINARY INSPECTOR. // KINGSTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL AND DISPENSARY // Office: 70 = 72 Princess St., = Kingston. // (Opposite News Office)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.0 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured; left edge is stained and another stain is in the middle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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George W. Bell, N.S. D.V.D.S. [business card]

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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001873
Description
A paper business card for George W. Bell, N.S. D.V.D.S.; front: gives "degrees" and location; back: handwritten in pencil are a number of names (as in 996.001.872; but the names are different on this card).
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Accession Number
996001873
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertising -- ephemera
Description
A paper business card for George W. Bell, N.S. D.V.D.S.; front: gives "degrees" and location; back: handwritten in pencil are a number of names (as in 996.001.872; but the names are different on this card).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
George W. Bell, N.S. D.V.D.S.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Date Remarks
Milk inspector in 1919-1920
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"TELEPHONE 514. // CONSULTATION AND ADVICE FREE OF CHARGE. // GEO. W. BELL, N.S. D.V.D.S. // MEMBER U.S.V.M.S., AND P.V.M.S. // Late Special Student of Prof. J.A. Going, M.R.C.V.S., // New York City // GOVERNMENT VETERINARY INSPECTOR. // KINGSTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL AND DISPENSARY // Office: 70 = 72 Princess St., = Kingston. // (Opposite News Office)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.0 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured; stain upper left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Musical Wonders [leaflet]

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Dates
Oct. 28 1935
circa Oct. 28 1935
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001874
Description
A paper leaflet advertising Dr. Bell's Musical Wonders daily radio show; front: a picture of the group and dates, times and station; back: lists some of the members of the group.
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Accession Number
996001874
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertising -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
A paper leaflet advertising Dr. Bell's Musical Wonders daily radio show; front: a picture of the group and dates, times and station; back: lists some of the members of the group.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
Oct. 28 1935
circa Oct. 28 1935
Date Remarks
Probably published shortly before this date
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"ON THE AIR // Dr. Bell's Musical Wonders // 690 KILOCYCLES // CFRB // 690 KILOCYCLES // DR. BELL MUSICAL WONDERS // EVERY DAY 12.55 - 1.10 NOON // EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY // Commencing October 28th, 1935 // BROUGHT TO YOU BY // DR. BELL WONDER MEDICINE CO. // KINGSTON, ONT. // WINNIPEG, MAN. ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y."; back: "ON THE AIR // Dr. Bell's Musical Wonders // Olde Tyme Orchestra ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.3 cm. x Width: 11.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; bottom right corner front is missing; creased in several places
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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wax model, adenomyoma of uterus

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003032 a-c
Description
Wax models (moulage) of adenomyoma of the uterus and a follicular cyst and a thick-walled corpus luteum cyst in the ovary on the left side; the right side shows a normal fallopian tube and ovary; the models are made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up on a plywood base with gauze and wire fo…
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Accession Number
996003032 a-c
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Adenomyoma -- models
Uterus -- models
Uterine Diseases -- models
Follicular Cyst -- models
Ovarian Cysts -- models
Ovary -- models
Gynecology -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax models (moulage) of adenomyoma of the uterus and a follicular cyst and a thick-walled corpus
luteum cyst in the ovary on the left side; the right side shows a normal fallopian tube and ovary;
the models are made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up on a plywood base with gauze and
wire for extra support; (b,c) are made of wax only; (a) the model shows a uterus split open to
show a lesion of the thickening of the uterine endometrium walls; red spots indicate hemorrhaging;
the left side of the model shows an ovary enlarged and distended with a follicular cyst and
a corpus luteal cyst; the right side of the model shows a normal fallopian tube and ovary; (b)
shows a cross-section of the follicular cyst and the corpus luteal cyst seen in (a); (c) shows
a cross-section of the normal fallopian tube and ovary seen in (a); the red spot in the ovary
likely indicates a small normal follicle rupture which has not completely healed; the models are
painted to depict true colour
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - model, anatomical: adenomyoma of uterus - Size: Length 19.8 cm. x Width 10.8 cm. x Depth 4.2 cm.
b - model, anatomical: cross-section of ovarian follicular cyst - Size: Length 3.4 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.2 cm.
c - model, anatomical: cross-section of thick-walled corpus luteum cyst - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with
anatomical details
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Models made between 1940-1945
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
oil paints: flesh tone; red; blue; yellow
wood: beige
fabric: white
metal: dark grey
Inscriptions
(a) the number "106" is written in red on the bottom of the plywood support
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 4
Condition Remarks
(a) There are no chips or breaks in the wax; there is a small crack in the front central part;
the surface is undamaged; (b,c) the models show no chips, cracks or breaks in the wax; the surfaces
are undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); CD #9
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the cause of adenomyoma is unsure; the fallopian tubes and ovaries
indicate that the patient is post-menopausal
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Anglo-American Medicine Co. [newspaper advertisement]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Ephemera
Accession Number
1977.12.182
Description
A newspaper clipping listing advertisements for various pharmaceuticals; all advertisements were put forth by the Anglo-American Medicine Co.; double sided newspaper print.
Accession Number
1977.12.182
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertising -- ephemera
Description
A newspaper clipping listing advertisements for various pharmaceuticals; all advertisements were put forth by the Anglo-American Medicine Co.; double sided newspaper print.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on clipping: "Secure all Remedies mentioned on this circular from your local // druggist. Should he not have them in stock, they will be sent // direct to you on reciept of price. // ANGLO-AMERICAN MEDICINE CO. // 162 CLINTON ST., TORONTO, CANADA"; pharmaceutical titles include: "Dr. Agnew's Heart Remedy", "DR. VON STAN'S // Pineapple Tablets", "Dr. Agnew's Ointment", "DR. AGNEW'S // LIVER PILLS", "English Spavin Liniment // The Great Blemish Cure", "Woolford's Sanitary Lotion"; on reverse: "The Great South American // Rheumatic Remedy // FOR RHEUMATISM AND NEURALGIA", "The Great South American // NERVINE TONIC // AND STOMACH AND LIVER REMEDY", "The Great South American // KIDNEY REMEDY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 42.0 cm x Width 30.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed; slight creases throughout; a moderate crease runs horizontally across the centre of page; one moderate crease runs vertically on top half of page
Copy Type
Original
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What Copeland's C. C. C. is Doing [newspaper article]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Accession Number
1977.12.186
Description
A newspaper clipping describing What Copeland's C. C. C. is Doing; it lists several testimonials.
Accession Number
1977.12.186
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertising -- ephemera
Description
A newspaper clipping describing What Copeland's C. C. C. is Doing; it lists several testimonials.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Copeland Medicine Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on clipping: "WHAT COPELAND'S C.C.C. IS DOING", "REGISTERED // COPELAND MEDICINE COMPANY // LIMITED // W. R. Copeland, President // 420 Spadina Ave. - Toronto, Ont."; printed at the bottom: "CAN BE HAD FROM // ALL DRUG STORES // $1.00 A BOTTLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 34.2 cm x Width 25.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed and is severely embrittled; it is severely creased to the point where the fibres are broken; there are a few medium areas of loss
Copy Type
Original
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Queen Laid to Rest February 4, 1901 [newspaper article]

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Dates
1901
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Nursing
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Nursing
Ephemera
Accession Number
1977.12.211
Description
Full front page newspaper article telling of the funeral of Queen Victoria from Monday February 4, 1901 written for the "The Evening News, Last Edition"; trimmed page.
Accession Number
1977.12.211
Author
The Evening News
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Nursing
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Business
Nursing
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertising -- ephemera
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Full front page newspaper article telling of the funeral of Queen Victoria from Monday February 4, 1901 written for the "The Evening News, Last Edition"; trimmed page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
The Evening News
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1901
Date Remarks
Date of publication
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
"LAST // EDITION // THE EVENING NEWS // LAST // EDITION // TWENTIETH YEAR - NO. 232 TORONTO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1901 EIGHT PAGES - PRICE ONE CENT // QUEEN LAID TO REST // SHE NOW SLEEPS // With the Prince // Consort"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 54.7 cm x Width 39.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed and embrittled; some slight areas of loss around edges and tears along fold lines; severely creased vertically down centre and horizontally across the centre; moderately creased horizontally in two additional locations
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Queen Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death on January 22, 1901. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors. Queen Victoria married the love of her life in 1840 when she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
During Queen Victoria's reign great cultural expansion; advances in industry, science and communications; and the building of railways and the London Underground.
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Dr. John W. P. McCullough Chief Health Officer for Ontario [business card]

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Ephemera
Accession Number
82.11.1
Description
A physician's business card in cursive script indicating his government position.
Accession Number
82.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertising -- ephemera
Description
A physician's business card in cursive script indicating his government position.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Miss Norah McCullough of Guelph, Ont.
Maker
Dr. John McCullough
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
"Dr. John W. P. McCullough // Chief Health Officer for Ontario // Toronto" all in cursive script.
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Width 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Accepted by the Academy of Medicine on Nov. 29, 1982.
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liquid Citralka

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Dates
1975
circa 1975
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000001154 a-b
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle (a) with plastic screw-top cap (b); paper label on front; fluorescent orange sticker on right side; bottle 3/4 full of liquid
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Accession Number
000001154 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Acid-Base Equilibrium
Fluid Therapy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle (a) with plastic screw-top cap (b); paper label on front; fluorescent orange sticker on right side; bottle 3/4 full of liquid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis from "Bruton's Drugs"
Maker
Parke-Davis
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1975
circa 1975
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: white; red; orange; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "16 FLUID OUNCES // LIQUID // CITRALKA ® // EACH FLUID OUNCE CONTAINS: // Disodium Hydrogen Citrate................ 120 gr. // A palatable solution of Disodium Hydrogen // Citrate designed to aid in maintaining // physiological alkalinity of the blood // and urine. // [last four lines repeated in French] // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. // Brockville, Ontario // DIN 023345 // PARKE-DAVIS // Stock 22-28-168"; right side: "Exp. Aug. 1978 (L) FH 105 [stamped] // Dose – For infants and small children, 1 teaspoonful four or five times // daily; For older children (6-12 years), 2 or 3 teaspoonfuls three or four // times daily; For adults, 2 tablespoonfuls four times daily. // To be taken in water or milk; or (by adults) without dilution, followed // by liquid, if preferred. // PROTECT FROM LIGHT AND EXCESSIVE HEAT"; left side: dosages, directions, and warning repeated in French; back: "J6 Y X N // BRUTON'S // DRUGS"; bottom: "6 // L
5 // 4614 [embossed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Bottle is sound; label slightly yellowed; cap fits securely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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So drinka - drinka - drink [advertising verse]

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr Robert Reid Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
Ephemera
Accession Number
007029002
Description
Handwritten advertising verse in pencil on lined piece of paper with two hole punched; three stanzas and one chorus verse describes advertising about Lydia Pinkhams' vegetable compound.
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Accession Number
007029002
Collection
Dr Robert Reid Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertising -- ephemera
Poetry -- ephemera
Description
Handwritten advertising verse in pencil on lined piece of paper with two hole punched; three stanzas and one chorus verse describes advertising about Lydia Pinkhams' vegetable compound.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Given to Dr. Robert Reid circa 1985 by Ron Irvine of Queen's medical photography.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: white
graphite: grey
ink: red, blue
Inscriptions
First stanza: "Mrs. Murphy - she had a stricture, // She could hardly pee at all, // Then they gave her vegetable compound, // Now she clears a ten foot wall"; chorus: "So drinka- drinka-drink, // A Lydia Pinka - a - Pink - a - Pink // The Saviour of the human race // Now Mrs. Jones, she had no breast works // She could hardly fill a blouse. // Then they fed her vegetable compound // Now they milk her with the rest of the cows. // Chorus // Mrs. Brown, she had no babies, // 'Twas a terrible disgrace // Then they gave her vegetable compound // Now she has them all over the place."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Dimension Notes
Length 29.7 cm x Width 20.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper folded severely and flattened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia: Lydia Pinkham
Research Facts
Lydia Pinkham vegetable compound contained a large percentage of alcohol which was a standard component at the time of manufacture. Her advertising slogans were turned into popular drinking songs and non-authorized verses were created.
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