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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to …
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Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a pointed piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Hartford
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA // HARTFORD CONN. U. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
There are very tiny chips at the top of the middle section; all screw on / off sections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
A photograph (b & w) has been taken; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches…
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Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a rounded piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.8 cm. x Diam. 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
The outer finish on the lower part of the central section has minor damage; the screw threads on the attachment to the upper section of the central piece have been damaged; all screw on / offsections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company (The Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001116 a-d
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (…
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Accession Number
997001116 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (c,d) fit onto and over the ends of the tubes; the tips are both conical in shape with a hollow centre
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F. J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) The outside of the cannister has the words, "HARTZ CO. // DETROIT - CLEVELAND // TORONTO // PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, but no corrosion is visible; the bakelite tips are complete and undamaged; #2: returned in same condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #182; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2001 (item B/-22); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 23 (item 1253)
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit; Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001117 a-d
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (…
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Accession Number
997001117 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (c,d) fit onto and over the ends of the tubes; the tips are both conical in shape with a hollow centre
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) The outside of the cannister has the words, "HARTZ CO. // DETROIT - CLEVELAND // TORONTO // PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, but no corrosion is visible; the bakelite tips are complete and undamaged, except for a very small chip missing from the outer tip edge of (a)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #183; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2001 (item B/-22); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 23 (item 1253)
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001118 a-d
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (…
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Accession Number
997001118 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Bennett's anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal canister with two attached lengths of hollow metal tubing that has open round ends; the other end of the canister is round and open; a round metal cap (b) fits onto and over the open end of the canister; two bakelite tips (c,d) fit onto and over the ends of the tubes; the tips are both conical in shape with a hollow centre
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
c - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - tip - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) The outside of the cannister has the words, "// PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear, but no corrosion is visible; the bakelite tips are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #184; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2001 (item B/-22); "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., c. 1920, p. 23 (item 1253)
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anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1901
1910
circa 1901-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001194 a-b
Description
Ethyl-chlorid anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical canister with a closed, rounded bottom and a rounded top; the top of the canister has an attached hollow cylindrical tube that has a small round open hole at the top with threading on its inner edges; there is a side holl…
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Accession Number
997001194 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Ethyl-chlorid anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical canister with a closed, rounded bottom and a rounded top; the top of the canister has an attached hollow cylindrical tube that has a small round open hole at the top with threading on its inner edges; there is a side hollow cylindrical tube off from the central tube; the side tube ends with a hollow, bulbous glass attachment with a very narrow cylindrical glass tube at its end; this glass tube has a pinhole opening at the end; a gauge pin (b) fits into the top of the central metal tube; the gauge pin is made of round flat metal with a solid cylindrical piece attached to the bottom; the cylindrical piece has threading on its outer edges.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthetic inhaler - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - gauge pin - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The G E Bauer Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1901
1910
circa 1901-1910
Date Remarks
Pat. Feb. 1901, Oct. 1902
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The words, "G E BAUER'S ETHYL-CHLORID C.P. // THE G E BAUER CHEM. CO. CLEVELAND // PAT. FEB 1901, OCT. 1902" are stamped into the metal of the outside edge of the cannister
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no staining or corrosion is visible; the glass is complete with no damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #285; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
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DeVilbiss atomizer number 251 in box

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Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1975.8.8 a-c
Description
Atomizer consisting of (a) an amber glass bell-shaped bottle; (b) a rubber squeeze bulb; and (c) a bakelite spray tube; box not numbered.
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Accession Number
1975.8.8 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer consisting of (a) an amber glass bell-shaped bottle; (b) a rubber squeeze bulb; and (c) a bakelite spray tube; box not numbered.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
b - bulb - Size: Length 15.2 cm
c - spray tube - Size: Length 13.2 cm
box - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 7.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Hugh Gilchrist, executor of Dr. McCosh's estate (Toronto); owned and used by Dr. J.T. McCosh of the University of Toronto.
Maker
DeVilbiss Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: brown
rubber: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
On (b): "U.S. DES. PAT. 89.978"; ON (C): "251 THE DEVILBISS CO. // TOLEDO OHIO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Munyon's inhaler

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes wi…
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Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy
Homeopathy
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes with vials of inhaler tablets, not opened, with tan paper labels providing directions; separate vial with tablets for fever cure (c); box with graphic image of man using inhaler and other sides with precautions and illustration of the assembled inhaler.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
b – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
c – fever vial L 5.9 cm x 1.6 Diam
d – glass tube for rubber bulb L 7.0 cm x 1.3 cm Diam
e – rubber bulb – broken and solid
f – rubber stopper L 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm
g – clear glass tube l5.1 c, x 1.5 cm Diam
h – glass tube L 10.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
i – curved glass tube L 5.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
j – rubber stopper L 1.3 cm x 1.5 cm Diam
k – green glass bottle L 10.5 cm x 4.6 Diam
l – missing
m – box surround L 13.0 cm x W9.8 cm x D 5.7 cm
n – box bottom L12.2 cm x W 9.3 cm x D 5.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon's Home Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
glass: green, transparent
paper: tan
ink: black, green, red
cork: tan
rubber: black, white
wax: red
Inscriptions
Embossed in glass of inhaler: "MUNYON'S // INHALER // CURES // COLDS CATARRH // AND ALL //THROAT & LUNG // DISEASES"; on fever cure lable: "Induces perspiration: may be // safely administered in all fevers. // Directions: Dissolve 12 pellets // in 20 teaspoonfuls of water; take // a teaspoonful every hour. // Half quantity for children"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Container box is slightly torn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/munyon-is-ready/
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon’s pompadour hairstyle was a familiar feature of American newspapers around the turn of the 20th century. Having tried his hand at teaching, law, social work, publishing and song-writing, he started his Homoeopathic Home Remedy Company in the early 1890s and hit pay dirt.
In 1897, Munyon opened a London head office and a depot in Liverpool. A massive advertising campaign promised free vials of the remedies and challenged the British public to test his new system of curing disease. Perhaps Munyon anticipated lasting fame in the UK, but he couldn’t have predicted what his company would be remembered for.
From attached circular: "Munyon's Homeopathic Remedies not only preserve health but are a source of economy"; "cures by inhalation"; "It clears every air passage, sweetens the breath, strengthens the nerves, and aids digestion."
There was a separate remedy for every disease. To name but a few, there were…
Munyon’s Kidney Cure, which a 1907 analysis showed to be 100% sugar.
Munyon’s Asthma Cure (sugar and alcohol)
Munyon’s Blood Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Special Liquid Blood Cure (sugar, potassium iodide and corrosive sublimate)
Munyon’s Catarrh Cure (sodium bicarbonate, salt, borax, phenol and gum)
Munyon’s Special Catarrh Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Grippe Remedy (sugar and arsenic)
Munyon’s Pile Ointment (a farthing’s worth of soft paraffin).
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