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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001871
Description
Thick paper blotter; front: right has ad for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; left has facsimile of a painting of two men camping our and a bear approaching them; back: pink blotting paper with ink marks and stamp outlines.
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Accession Number
996001871
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Commerce
Advertising
Veterinary Drugs
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Thick paper blotter; front: right has ad for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; left has facsimile of a painting of two men camping our and a bear approaching them; back: pink blotting paper with ink marks and stamp outlines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Alexandria Bay
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: black; pink; yellow; orange; blue
Inscriptions
"NEW GRAIN CAUSES // COLIC AND INDIGESTION // GIVE // DR. BELL'S // VETERINARY // MEDICAL WONDER // Two to four doses are generally sufficient. // "YOUR DRUGGIST HAS IT" THE BELL WONDER MEDICINE CO. // INCORPORATED // ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. // 197 A WELCOME GUEST // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; left edge back is stained
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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Sphygmograph recording paper

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1976.5.5
Description
A cylindrical cardboard box with a lid containing a roll of recording paper.
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Accession Number
1976.5.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Pulse -- sphygmograph
Description
A cylindrical cardboard box with a lid containing a roll of recording paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Austin, administrator, Dept. of Pathology, Banting Institute; belonged to Dr. O. Klotz, chairman of the pathology labs at Banting Institute during the 1930s.
Maker
A. G. James Jaquet
Site Made (City)
Basel
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
paper: white
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
On top of box lid: "Fabrik für wissenshaftliche chronometrie // A.G. James Jaquet // Basel (Schweiz) // Sphygmotonographe, Sphygmocardiographe, // Sphygmochronographe, // Graphische Chronometer, // Chronoscope. // etc. // und Präzisionsmechanik"; translated: "Scientific chronometry factory A.G. James Jaquet Basel (Schweiz) Sphygmotonographe, Sphygmocardiographe, Sphygmochronographe, Graphical chronometer, chronoscope, etc. and precision mechanics"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-7
Dimension Notes
Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 10.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=92214
Research Facts
Blood pressure is measured and recorded using a sphygmograph. It is strapped to the wrist. The pulse beat is transmitted to a lever which records it on smoked paper. The first efficient sphygmograph was designed by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) in 1863. This example belonged to Dr Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1820-1904). He was a prominent figure in homeopathy. Dudgeon also made his own changes to Marey’s original design. It was made by instrument maker J. Gauter in 1876. In the late 1800s, physiology teachers used sphygmographs to visually demonstrate blood pressure. Instruments such as this were also valuable diagnostic aids. They were the predecessor of the modern arm cuffs physicians now use to measure blood pressure.
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portable direct writing electrocardiograph

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.6.1
Description
A large case divided into two partitions; one half given to a control panel with a plastic top: on/off switch, three controls, milliampmeter, and flexible cables; battery powered; writing instrument in a sliding compartment at the side; three electrode clamps (one missing).
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Accession Number
1969.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
A large case divided into two partitions; one half given to a control panel with a plastic top: on/off switch, three controls, milliampmeter, and flexible cables; battery powered; writing instrument in a sliding compartment at the side; three electrode clamps (one missing).
Part Names
case - Size: Length 54.0 cm x Width 33.0 cm x Depth 23.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned by Dr. A. J. Kerwin of Toronto.
Maker
Wissenag
Site Made (City)
Basel
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Material
plastic: light brown
wood: brown
metal: black; silver
Inscriptions
On a plate fastened to the inside of the box lid: "WISSENAG BASEL // PETERSGRABEN 33"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-I1-4
Condition Remarks
Damaged; #2: leatherette is peeling off the case; the plastic inside is cracked and broken.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for direct recording by pen and ink.
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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.28.2
Description
Amber glass bottle which narrows slightly from shoulder to heel; half-full of white iridescent powder flakes; cork stopper; two applied paper labels at front.
Accession Number
1981.28.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber glass bottle which narrows slightly from shoulder to heel; half-full of white iridescent powder flakes; cork stopper; two applied paper labels at front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott, Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto.
Maker
F. Hoffman-LaRoche & Co.
Site Made (City)
Basel
Site Made (State)
Basel-Stadt
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
glass: brown
paper: brown, blue, black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "10 g // L-Leucin // S. A. F. HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE & CO. A.G. // B307125 // MADE IN SWITZERLAND // 11628"; embossed on base of bottle: "60"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Leucine (symbol Leu or L) is an essential amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Leucine is an a-amino acid.
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Dates
1904
1914
circa 1904-1914
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1981.28.3
Description
An amber glass d-isoleucin bottle, cylindrical with small, rounded shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; stopped with a cork bound with a parchmant cover and a fine string; contains 1 gm. of a white powder; has a paper label.
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Accession Number
1981.28.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An amber glass d-isoleucin bottle, cylindrical with small, rounded shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; stopped with a cork bound with a parchmant cover and a fine string; contains 1 gm. of a white powder; has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott, Dept. Physiology, University of Toronto
Maker
F. Hoffman-LaRoche & Co.
Site Made (City)
Basel
Site Made (State)
Basel-Stadt
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1904
1914
circa 1904-1914
Date Remarks
Isoleucine first isolated in 1904; donor's remarks
Material
glass: brown
paper: brown, blue
ink: black
fabric: brown, white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "S // 1 g // d-Isoleucin // S.A. F. HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE & CO. A.G. // B305790 // MADE IN SWITZERLAND // 11628"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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