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Nature's Remedy Vegetine [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001403
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Vegetine"; front: upper left corner shows bottle on its side with "Nature's Remedy Vegetine The Great Blood Purifier" printed on it in capitals; illustration of two little boys being chased by a giant bee; back: black printing on white describing composition; t…
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Accession Number
996001403
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Vegetine"; front: upper left corner shows bottle on its side with "Nature's Remedy Vegetine The Great Blood Purifier" printed on it in capitals; illustration of two little boys being chased by a giant bee; back: black printing on white describing composition; testimonial; maker's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
H. R. Stevens
Site Made (City)
Boston; Toronto
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts; Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Colour lithograph
Material
light card: silver-grey; brown; white; tan
Inscriptions
Front reads, "NATURE'S REMEDY // VEGETINE // THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER"; back reads: "VEGETINE // THE BARKS, ROOTS AND HERBS // FROM WHICH VEGETINE IS MADE, // IN POWDER FORM // SOLD FOR 50 CTS A PACKAGE. // ONE PACKAGE WILL MAKE // TWO BOTTLES OF VEGETINE // IN LIQUID FORM // VEGETINE // IN POWDER FORM // WILL MEET THE WANTS OF THOUSANDS. // [testimonial follows] // PREPARED BY // H. R. STEVENS, // SOLE PROPRIETOR OF VEGETINE // 464 BROADWAY, BOSTON, MASS. // VEGETINE IS SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 11.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
No rips or tears, flexible; back has four marks from previous gluing, and some writing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"One For a Man, Two For a Horse: A Pictorial History, Grave and Comic, of Patent Medicine" by Gerald Carson, New York: Bramhall House, 1961; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, p.4 of colour insert (a different picture); "Nineteenth-Century Proprietary Medicine Trade Cards", a slide show prepared by William H. Helfand for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
Research Facts
A tonic for "tired blood" -- Vegetine's advertising copywriters promised that it was a radical cure for diseases arising from blood i mpurity -- recommended for skin diseases and almost everything else.
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hypodermic syringe set

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Dates
1924
circa 1924
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992070075 a-j
Description
Hypodermic syringe set consisting of a metal case (a) which is hinged at the back; lid has a hinged compartment containing four full hypodermic vials of medicine: strychnine sulphate (g), ergotinine citrate (h), digitalin (i) and atropine sulphate (j); compartment can be opened to stand perpendicul…
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Accession Number
992070075 a-j
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Drug Packaging
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Hypodermic syringe set consisting of a metal case (a) which is hinged at the back; lid has a hinged compartment containing four full hypodermic vials of medicine: strychnine sulphate (g), ergotinine citrate (h), digitalin (i) and atropine sulphate (j); compartment can be opened to stand perpendicular to lid of case and also contains two compartments for needles, which are missing; base of case contains glass barrel (b), plunger (c) with removable metal ring (e) for pulling barrel, a glass tip for the syringe (d) and a thin hollow metal shaft (f).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - barrel - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - plunger - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
d - glass tip - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
e - metal ring - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - metal shaft - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
g-j - vials - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R.R. MacGregor; note in Travill Catalogue: Nov. 1967 catalogue entry:
"Hypodermic in case 88/2 Tabloid Brand shelf, Dr. R.R. MacGregor, Nov. 1967"
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
(g-j) London
Site Made (Country)
(a-b) Germany; (g-j) England
Dates
1924
circa 1924
Date Remarks
The Wellcome Foundation Ltd. was registered in 1924
Material
glass: clear, brown, purple
wax: brown, red
metal: grey
pills: white
paper: white, black
Inscriptions
Stamped on top of case: "'TABLOID' // BRAND // HYPODERMIC CASE"; stamped on case front: "BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // LONDON. (ENG.) NEW YORK MONTREAL // SYDNEY CAPE TOWN MILAN // BOMBAY SHANGHAI BUENOS AIRES"; stamped at right side of case: "MADE IN GERMANY"; stamped on bottom of case: DR. R.R. MACGREGOR"; printed on (b): "BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. LONDON (ENG.) // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.)"; at side of (b): "MADE IN GERMANY"; near base of (b): ""AGLA" // TRADE MARK"; (b) is calibrated from 0 cc to 1 cc in 0.1 cc increments and from 0 min to 20 min in 1 min increments; printed on label of (g): "A.N. S020 / POISON // No. 75 // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Strychnine Sulphate // 20 products each containing gr. 1/30 (0.0022 gm.) // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND // Poison Schedule Part 1"; printed on label of (h): "No. 37 D713 POISON // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Ergotine Citrate // 20 products containing gr. 1/100 (0.00065 gm.) // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND"; printed on label of (i): "A.N. // No. 30 S355 POISON // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Digitalin (Amorphous) // 20 products each containing gr. 1/100 (0.00065 gm.) // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND // Poison Schedule Part 1"; printed on label of (j): "A.N. S301 // No. 14 / POISON // TRADE MARK 'Tabloid' BRAND Hypodermic // Atropine Sulphate // 20 products each containing gr. 1/100 (0.00065 gm.) // Poison Schedule Part 1 // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON (ENG.) // (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; #2: contains pills that should be assessed and possibly destroyed.
Reference Types
Document
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wellcome Trust corporate website, "The Wellcome Foundation Ltd." page [Accessed March 2014]; object 997001947; CD #5
Research Facts
Dr. Rob Roy MacGregor (1873-1970) graduated from Queen's Medical School in 1916. He served in World War I with the RCAMC and later became Kingston's first paediatrician; he was Chief of the Department of Paediatrics at Kingston General Hospital from 1929 to 1956.
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