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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
996001261
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
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Accession Number
996001261
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Radio-Medical Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Asbury Park
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
wood: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "Radio-Pills // TRADE MARK // The Latest // Scientific Laxative // The improved, safe, harmless little pill // Recommended in the treatment of con- // stipation, Headache, Colds, Biliousness, // Torpid Liver, Intestinal and Gastric In- // digestion, Dyspepsia, also Neuritis. // We guarantee the purity of every in- // gredient. They do not contain calomel, // narcotics or other harmful, injurious drugs. // Dose: One or two pills taken at // night. Children over 8 years, 1 pill // For Sale at all Druggists // PRICE 25 CENTS // RADIO-MEDICAL LABORATORIES // Asbury Park, N.J."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.7 cm. x Diam. : 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The wooden container is unopened and undamaged; the paper seal shows very minor wear and staining; there are no rips, tears or missing sections and all of the writing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a laxative
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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commemorative stamp

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Dates
April 15 1962
circa April 15 1962
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001851
Description
Paper envelope with two first issue stamps from Jordan, with a map of Jordan on the left side; flap opened
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Accession Number
996001851
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Malaria -- ephemera
Description
Paper envelope with two first issue stamps from Jordan, with a map of Jordan on the left side;
flap opened
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Jordan
Site Made (City)
Amman
Site Made (Country)
Jordan
Dates
April 15 1962
circa April 15 1962
Date Remarks
First date issued
Material
paper: blue; pink; black; white
Inscriptions
"JORDAN // FIGHTS MALARIA // First Day of Issue // AMMAN // JERICHO // JERUSALEM // DEAD SEA //
KARAR [?] // PETRA // AQABA // THE WORLD UNITED AGAINST MALARIA // 1962 // THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM
OF JORDAN ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.5 cm. x Width: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; adhesive on bottom "flap" is staining and some black marks on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.850, .852; 1988 Enclyclopedia Americana; CD #3
Research Facts
See 996.001.850, .852; malaria is a parasitic disease; left untreated, ; 10% infected would die;
infected by Anopheles mosquitos, of which 60 species can carry the disease
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