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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001841
Description
Paper letter concerning the commemorative stamp of 996.001.840 with an ad for the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. (medical company), who mailed the stamps.
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Accession Number
996001841
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Description
Paper letter concerning the commemorative stamp of 996.001.840 with an ad for the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. (medical company), who mailed the stamps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Around April 15, 1970 (like stamp)
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
"Henry Kelsey commemorative stamp issued // COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE POSTAGE STAMP // Henry Kelsey, credited with being the first explorer of Canada's western plains ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.9 cm. x Width: 21.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Elliott-Marion is a pharmaceutical company distributing this stamp
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Dates
"Oct. 28, 1970"
circa Oct. 28, 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001843
Description
Paper letter for 996.001.842 showing the four anti-pollution commemorative stamps being released; other side promotes the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
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Accession Number
996001843
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Description
Paper letter for 996.001.842 showing the four anti-pollution commemorative stamps being released; other side promotes the Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
"Oct. 28, 1970"
circa Oct. 28, 1970
Date Remarks
Around the release of the stamp
Material
paper: green-grey
Inscriptions
"6-Cent // ANTI-POLLUTION // COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS // SAVE OUR SOIL SAVE OUR CITIES // SAVE OUR WHALES // SAVE OUR AIR // These 6-cent stamps that focus ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.6 cm. x Width: 19.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; creased; face of Elliott has been torn off (top coat)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.842 (envelope containing this letter)
Research Facts
See 996.001.843 sheet
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Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
017020014
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
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Accession Number
017020014
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Fund Raising -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Maker
ALS Society of Canada / Productive Marketing Inc.
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Date Remarks
ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977; pin most likely pre-1990s as there is no website listed on the pin.
Material
metal: grey
plastic: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "LOU GEHRIG // Lou Gehrig says // WE'RE FIGHTING LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE WITH EVERYTHING YOU GIVE // LA SOCIÉTÉ // CANADIENNE // DE LA SLA // ALS // SOCIETY OF // CANADA"; printed on edge: "PRODUCTIVE MARKETING INC. (905) 660-6198"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Length
7.0 cm
Width
4.4 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.als.ca
Research Facts
The ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977, and is dedicated to working "with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS." ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles. It is sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease after a famous baseball player who died of it.
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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Food
Food -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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microscope slide

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4402
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
Accession Number
992074023
Description
The slide is in slot 16; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both lef…
Accession Number
992074023
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
MeSH Heading
Aedes -- anatomy & histology
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- slide
Description
The slide is in slot 16; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both left and right sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This slide is part of a collection belonging to Dr. Fritz Bunz, who was a physician in Germany likely in the early 1900s; Mrs. Luterus, daughter of Dr. Bunz, gave the collection to Dr. Miguel Chiong.
Maker
Tropeninstitut
Site Made (City)
Hamburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Item belonged to a person who was a physician in the early 1900s.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; beige
biological: beige
Inscriptions
The sticker on the slide is stamped in purple and reads: "Aedes aegypti // [female symbol: circle sitting on top of a cross] // Tropeninstitut // Hamburg"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Please see note accompanying the collection.
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microscope slide

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4403
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
Accession Number
992074024
Description
The slide is in slot 17; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both lef…
Accession Number
992074024
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
MeSH Heading
Aedes -- anatomy & histology
Larva -- anatomy & histology
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- slide
Description
The slide is in slot 17; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both left and right sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This slide is part of a collection belonging to Dr. Fritz Bunz, who was a physician in Germany likely in the early 1900s; Mrs. Luterus, daughter of Dr. Bunz, gave the collection to Dr. Miguel Chiong.
Maker
Tropeninstitut
Site Made (City)
Hamburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Item belonged to a person who was a physician in the early 1900s.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; beige
biological: beige
Inscriptions
The sticker on the slide is stamped in purple and reads: "Aedes aegypti // Larve // Tropeninstitut // Hamburg"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Please see note accompanying the collection.
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liquid Citralka

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3943
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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