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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
Ephemera
Classification
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
Ephemera
Classification
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]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2910
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
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
Ephemera
Classification
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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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
82.11.1
Description
A physician's business card in cursive script.
Accession Number
82.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Advertising -- ephemera
Description
A physician's business card in cursive script.
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
Date Remarks
Accession sheet has, "early 20th c."
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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