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No. 13 for skin disorders vial

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001014
Description
Small plastic vial with white plastic screw top; white paper label, with blue writing, adhered to vial.
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Accession Number
996001014
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Small plastic vial with white plastic screw top; white paper label, with blue writing, adhered to vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
D.L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
plastic: clear
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
No. 13 For Skin Disorders // Prepared by // D.L. Thompson // Homeopathic Pharmacists // 844 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.2 cm. x Diam. : 1.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured, particularly in areas where it has been glued; some dirt accumulation on vial
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001329 a-c
Description
(a) Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle front and back curve slightly outwards; there is a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; full of brown ligquid; the back has embossed lettering; (b) metal screw top lid made to fit (a); …
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Accession Number
996001329 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle front and back curve slightly outwards; there is a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; full of brown ligquid; the back has embossed lettering; (b) metal screw top lid made to fit (a); (c) one piece printed rectangular cardboard box made to house (a); the box has flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it and lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: x Width 1.0 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
c - cardboard box - Size: Length 21.5 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 5.7 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Cobourg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: transparent
paper: pink
metal: pink; white
cardboard: pink; off-white
Inscriptions
Bottle label reads, "LYDIA E. // PINKHAM // VEGETABLE // COMPOUND // No. 22105 // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Uses listed // Directions listed // cautions listed -- in English and French // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO. // COBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA // CONTENTS: 14 1/2 FLUID OUNCES (428 cc) // LOT NO. 25"; bottle back embossed, "14 1/2 OZS // LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE"; bottle bottom embossed " [square with a cross inside]
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Bottle: Length 20.5 cm; Width 8 cm; Depth 4.5 cm. Box: Length 21.5 cm; Width 9.1 cm; Depth 5.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the front label shows minor water staining, but is complete and and fully legible; (b) the lid shows some corrosion on the outside edges; (c) the box shows some wear and the top flap back and one side have torn; the back has been taped on with Magic tape; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; "The Great American Medicine Show" by David Armstrong & Elizabeth Metzger Armstrong, pp. 163-166; "Bottles and Bottlers, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 46; "The Golden Age of Quackery" (hardcover ed., 1959) by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 32, 58-66, 98; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at the Bracken Library
Research Facts
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was first marketed out of Lynn, Massachusetts in the mid-1870's and remained a family-run operation until sold to a pharmaceutical firm in 1968; medicine used to relieve symptoms of stress caused by menstruation and menopause and as a uterine sedative
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Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario [commercial postcard]

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
996001466
Description
Colourized postcard of medium-weight card of Hotel Dieu Hospital with spires of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church in background; shows the bask view of the "operating room", Sydenham Wing, the Brock Wing, the St. Joseph Wing and the Chapel; and another building later torn down for the Centenary Wing…
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Accession Number
996001466
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Hospitals -- pictorial works
Description
Colourized postcard of medium-weight card of Hotel Dieu Hospital with spires of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church in background; shows the bask view of the "operating room", Sydenham Wing, the Brock Wing, the St. Joseph Wing and the Chapel; and another building later torn down for the Centenary Wing; card is unused.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
PhotoGelatine Engraving Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
St. Joseph Wing present, but Centenary is not
Material
paper: red; green; buff; blue; black
Inscriptions
Front reads: "Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario. - 40"; back reads: "Post card // Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd. Ottawa // PECo. Ottawa // Made in Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.8 cm. x Width: 13.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Small bend, upper left corner; bend marks middle of right side; bend mark lower left quadrant
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Building plan of Hotel Dieu (1996) and a plaque erected in front of the old main entrance; "The Way We Care", Dept. of Public Relations, Hotel Dieu Hospital; "From Words to loving action ..." by Sister Loretta Gaffney, p. 26
Research Facts
Located at 166 Brock St., Hotel Dieu Hospital now takes up an entire block framed by Johnson, Bagot, Brock, and Sydenham Streets; initially was the Regiopolis College, incorporated March 4, 1837; cornerstone of the central portion of the building was laid by school's founder, Bishop Alexander Macdonell, June 11, 1839 (what is now Sydenham Wing); 1866 College given full degree-granting powers (rarely used) and closed in 1869 because of money problems; in 1892 it was acquired by the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph and they opened Hotel Dieu Hospital; the college reopened and continued elsewhere; the first Hotel Dieu Hospital set up by Amable Bournonniere in 1845 where the Sydenham and Brock Street Apartments were; 1899 - modern operating room built on the corner of Johnson and Sydenham; 1909 - Brock Wing added; 1930 - St. Joseph's Wong; 1947 - New Jeanne Mance Residence; 1950 - Centenary Wing opened (has a rounded end)
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prescription label

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001531
Description
Thin paper label which would be affixed to a prescription and written from McLeod's Pharmacy; blue ink is used; a frame, 3 small squares deep, outlines a mainly empty label; adhesive still on backing.
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Accession Number
996001531
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Prescriptions, Drug -- instrumentation -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper label which would be affixed to a prescription and written from McLeod's Pharmacy; blue ink is used; a frame, 3 small squares deep, outlines a mainly empty label; adhesive still on backing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
McLeod's Pharmacy
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
"McLEOD'S PHARMACY // Dispensing Chemists // 55 BROCK ST. (since 1895) KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 6.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite a bit of age / sun discolouration on the right edge; crease diagonally across almost entire card; back has some ink stains
Copy Type
Original
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prescription label

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001532
Description
Thin paper label which would be affixed to a prescription from McLeod's Pharmacy; blue ink is used; a frame, 3 small squares deep, outlines a mainly empty label; adhesive still on backing.
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Accession Number
996001532
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Prescriptions, Drug -- instrumentation -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper label which would be affixed to a prescription from McLeod's Pharmacy; blue ink is used; a frame, 3 small squares deep, outlines a mainly empty label; adhesive still on backing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
McLeod's Pharmacy
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
"McLEOD'S PHARMACY // Dispensing Chemists // 55 BROCK ST. (since 1895) KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 6.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very little age/sun discolouration; ink staining on the back
Copy Type
Original
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1898 [almanac]

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Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001629
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
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Accession Number
996001629
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Material
paper: green, tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1898 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Length
20.0 cm
Width
13.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; stain along right edge goes through several pages; hunk of paper taken out of the left bottom corner, and other pieces of front cover also missing; right bottom corners are bent throughout the entire book
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 95; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 44; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 93, 98, 157-166, 248;
"The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, p. 193; "Nostrums & Quackery", Vol.II, pp.
740-743; "The Toadstool Millionaires" (see index for pages); "The Great American Fraud", p. 20;
"One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 42, 49, 73; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A Walker Bingham, pp. 25, 28, 32, 49-50, 96, 103, 126, 138, insert #2
Research Facts
Contained sugar, calamus root, orange peel, Peruvian bark, gentian root, columbo root, rhubarb, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol; to avoid being taxed as many proprietors were c. 1906 for having mainly alcoholic "medicines", they reduced alcohol from 39% to 25% and increased amount of cinchona and sepentaria.
An experiment by Dr. A. J. Read showed that using various patent medicines as "fuel", Hostetter's Bitters kept the lamp burning for 4 minutes, while the second closest was Peruna at 2 min. 40 sec., and the ration of normal beer only burned for 20 seconds; basically a compound of cheap whiskey, obviously with more than the advertised 25% alcohol by volume (used only a tablespoonful); formula was originally a prescription of Dr. Jacob Hostetter used for colic, constipation and "the Intermittents" - a fever during that time.
When he retured in 1853, consented to allow his son, David, to manufacture and market it; marketing very important, so well known that when war started in 1861, War Department bought the bitters by cartload for the Union Army.
In 1862 published first Almanac; for many years it contained 47% alcohol by volume probably helped the army's courage, if not their medicinal needs.
Partner Smith died in 1874 and the firm's name then became "The Hostetter Co."; in 1958, the company was dead; preferred testimonials from actual physicians; actually sold in saloons in Alaska; daily dose equivalent to 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey; later upped % alcohol from 25% to 37%, claiming this amount of alcohol was needed to hold the ingredients in solution; in 1906, chemists reported analysis showed 43% alcohol by volume.
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1900
1995
circa 1900-1995
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001822
Description
Four identical stamps, unused, commemorating Paul Dudley White, showing bust of Paul Dudley White in blue and white.
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Accession Number
996001822
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Four identical stamps, unused, commemorating Paul Dudley White, showing bust of Paul Dudley White in blue and white.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
USA
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1995
circa 1900-1995
Material
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
"Paul Dudley White // USA 3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.5 cm. x Width: 5.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
No marks, rips or tears
Copy Type
Original
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