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Dr. H. Sanche Oxydonor No. 2

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Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907 - 1910
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
013011001 a-e
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor M - 6019 with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and…
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Accession Number
013011001 a-e
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= patent, proprietary, over-the-counter all-purpose cures
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor M - 6019 with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle strap (b); directions booklet (c); two hydrotonic booklets with various dietary supplements prepared by Sanche (d-e).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box
b - Oxydonor
c - directions booklet
d - Hydrotonic booklet
e - Hydrotonic booklet
Provenance
Used by donors father, Maurice Dufour.
Maker
Dr. H. Sanche & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907 - 1910
Material
paper: red, tan, blue
metal: silver
material: red, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid of box: “OXYDONOR // DR. H. SANCHE & CO. LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA”; printed on paper label inside lid: “DIRECTIONS EN ABREGE” directions follow in French; embossed on body of oxydonor: “M - 6019 // Oxydonor No. 2 // Manufactured by // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Canada // Dr. Hercules Sanche // VICTORY // DIADUCTION RULES LIFE // TRADE MARK // REGISTERED // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Can. // Pat. Dec 27, 1898”; printed on cover of booklet: “DIRECTIONS” with following information in French; printed on booklet (d-e): “HYDROTONIC” with information about dietary supplements offered by Sanche.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-3
Length
a - 16.2 b - 9.6 c - 15.0 d - 14.8 e - 14.8
Width
a - 7.9 c - 8.7 d - 8.7 e - 8.7
Depth
a - 5.4 c - 0.5 d - 0.1 e - 0.1
Diameter
b - 3.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear of silver finish on bottom of oxydonor; minor wear on string by ankle attachment; minor staining of box and residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Oxydonor No.2. American Artifacts.
Oxydonor. The Free Medical Dictionary.
Research Facts
The Oxydonor Victory is simply a metal tube filled with carbon. It was claimed to cure virtually all diseases simply by forcing oxygen into the body. Proponents of Sanche's incredible theory of "Diaduction" (the pseudoscientific explanation of the Oxydonor cure) organized as the Fraternity of Duxanimae. In this way, Sanche solicited donations for the cause (Diaduction), in addition to sales of the Oxydonor.
One of America's most notorious quacks, Dr. Sanche apparently moved around a lot, keeping one step ahead of the authorities. His July 27, 1897 patent lists his residence as New Orleans, and his Aug 3, 1897 patent as Detroit. In 1915, a fraud order was issued against Dr. Sanche & Co., of New York, Rochester, Chicago and Detroit. He soon evaded this setback by marketing his devices from Montreal. In Feb, 1916, the fraud order was extended to cover his Montreal address. This device likely dates from that period.
The user was required to place the centralmetal tube, or "Vocor", in a jar of iced water and then attach the the contact disk on the client’s ankle. It was declared worthless by the American Medical Association.
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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
013025001
Description
Long cylindrical silver metal tube with manufacturing information engraved on the body of the device; metal knobs protrude from both ends and have long fabric strings connected to them; these strings end with two metal ankle attachments with elastic fabric to hold them in place.
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Accession Number
013025001
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= patent, proprietary, over-the-counter all-purpose cures
Description
Long cylindrical silver metal tube with manufacturing information engraved on the body of the device; metal knobs protrude from both ends and have long fabric strings connected to them; these strings end with two metal ankle attachments with elastic fabric to hold them in place.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found when donor purchased a house and its contents on Thomas Street that had been boarded up for circa 50 years.
Maker
The Oxygenor Company
Site Made (City)
Chatham
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
metal: silver
fabric: red, green, black
Inscriptions
Engraved on the Oxygenor: "S W // TRADE // OXYGENOPATHY // MARK // CURES DISEASES BY OXYGEN // STRONGEST OXYGENOR MADE // PRICE $35.00 // PATENTED IN CANADA 1912 // PATENTS APPLIED FOR IN ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES // THE OXYGENOR CO. // CHATHAM ONT. CAN. // M"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-3
Length
17.5
Diameter
3.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor damage to nickel plating on body; minor loss of fabric covering metal strands
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Mechanical Fakes. The Health Bulletin
Electropoise. Wikipedia
1900 Quack Medical Device, Oxygenor-King. Worth Point
Research Facts
The Oxygenor Company created products that rivaled Hercules H. Sanches' own Oxydonor. Both products looked similar and stated to "cure all diseases." Sanches went to court for the violation of his patent but the court claimed that there was not enough evidence for the value of his invention and therefore that it could not be protected. Justice Shiras and the other judges declared that his theory of "diaduction" (a term he coined) was a mere pretence to allow him to obtain a patent.
The Oxygenor when exposed to a temperature ranging from 25 to 66 degrees lower than that of the body, acting as one terminal, and the two treating plates attached to the body acting as the other terminal, the body completing the circuit between the treating plates, and the flexible conductor cords to the "generator," set up a gentle, imperceptible current of animal vitality, producing a combination of Thermo-Chemico currents of generative force, which are diffused through the entire body. At the same time the nascent allotropic oxygen evolved in the "generator" by this action is conveyed to the system, and by a process known as endosmotic action the oxygen of the atmosp is caused to be absorbed by the pores of the skin, the vitality of the body restored, impurities and impure gases thrown out, and the magnetic polarity of the atoms forming the body that may be out of the normal condition, restored.
The Oxygenor contained sulphur, sand, and charcoal; with sand and sulphur comprising 97% of the whole.
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Dr. H. Sanche Oxydonor No. 2

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Dates
1898
1929
circa 1898 - 1929
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016024001 a-d
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle st…
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Accession Number
016024001 a-d
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= patent, proprietary, over-the-counter all-purpose cures
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle strap (b); directions booklet (c); an important notice flyer (d).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a- box b- oxydonor c- directions booklet d- notice flyer
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Dr. H. Sanche & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
1929
circa 1898 - 1929
Material
paper: red, tan, blue
metal: silver
material: red, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid of box: “OXYDONOR // DR. H. SANCHE & CO. LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA”; printed on paper label inside lid: “DIRECTIONS EN ABREGE” directions follow in French; embossed on body of oxydonor: “M - 6019 // Oxydonor No. 2 // Manufactured by // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Canada // Dr. Hercules Sanche // VICTORY // DIADUCTION RULES LIFE // TRADE MARK // REGISTERED // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Can. // Pat. Dec 27, 1898”; printed on cover of booklet: “Brief Directions // for the use of // OXYDONOR // ..Written by.. // DR. HERCULES SANCHE.”; printed on sheet (d): “IMPORTANT NOTICE!” directions for the care of the Oxydonor follows.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-3
Length
a - 16.2 b - 9.6 c - 12.5 d - 28.0
Width
a - 7.9 c - 8.7 d - 21.9
Depth
a - 5.4 c - 0.5 d - 0.1
Diameter
b - 3.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear of silver finish on bottom of oxydonor; minor wear on string by ankle attachment; minor staining of box and residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Oxydonor No.2. American Artifacts.
Oxydonor. The Free Medical Dictionary.
Research Facts
The Oxydonor Victory is simply a metal tube filled with carbon. It was claimed to cure virtually all diseases simply by forcing oxygen into the body. Proponents of Sanche's incredible theory of "Diaduction" (the pseudoscientific explanation of the Oxydonor cure) organized as the Fraternity of Duxanimae. In this way, Sanche solicited donations for the cause (Diaduction), in addition to sales of the Oxydonor.
One of America's most notorious quacks, Dr. Sanche apparently moved around a lot, keeping one step ahead of the authorities. His July 27, 1897 patent lists his residence as New Orleans, and his Aug 3, 1897 patent as Detroit. In 1915, a fraud order was issued against Dr. Sanche & Co., of New York, Rochester, Chicago and Detroit. He soon evaded this setback by marketing his devices from Montreal. In Feb, 1916, the fraud order was extended to cover his Montreal address. This device likely dates from that period.
The user was required to place the centralmetal tube, or "Vocor", in a jar of iced water and then attach the the contact disk on the client’s ankle. It was declared worthless by the American Medical Association.
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Grander Living Water

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Dates
1996
circa 1996
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
017001001
Description
Rectangular silver metal water treatment device with areas for attching the device to the water supply in a home; three circular holes in the top of device.
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Accession Number
017001001
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Household Articles -- miscellaneous
Quackery
Description
Rectangular silver metal water treatment device with areas for attching the device to the water supply in a home; three circular holes in the top of device.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor and was installed on the central water line; last used in 2002.
Maker
Grander
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1996
circa 1996
Date Remarks
Date on receipt
Material
ink: red, black
metal: silver, brass
tape: white
Inscriptions
Printed on stickers affixed to device: "ORIGINAL // GRANDER // TECHNOLOGIE // AUSTRIA" engraved on bottom: "71201982"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-6
Length
13.4
Width
11.5
Depth
5.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor rusting on body of device
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
H2O system pure 'quackery'. New Zeland Herald
What's Behind Grander Water? WaterBogus
Johann Grander - The Inventor. Grander
Research Facts
Johann Grander is the discoverer of the water revitalisation. He was neither a scholar nor a scientist, but rather a simple, modest man, who grew up in the Tyrolean mountains, started a family and worked very hard. At the age of 49 he gave up his job to follow his calling and to dedicate himself to his experiments.
The Grander Living Water system, says it energises H2O, making it permanently resonate with the cosmos.
Drinking water treated by the system, it says, will improve your circulation and blood pressure, detoxify your body and reduce allergies.
None of the scientific studies done on the Grander Living Water have revealed any evidence to support their claims.
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