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Designed for Farmer's Mechanics Merchants and All People [booklet]

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Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001640
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
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Accession Number
996001640
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Date Remarks
Probably fairly soon after father's death in 1914, perhaps in 1920's; said it was around for 50 years, after Dr. R. V. Pierce's death in 1914, but still during Dr. V. M. Pierce's lifetime
Material
paper: black; red-orange
Inscriptions
Front: "HAND BOOK // Designed for // FARMERS MECHANICS // MERCHANTS AND ALL PEOPLE"; back: "Our Canadian Branch Laboratory at Bridgeburg, Ont. // is complete, and here are made all Dr. Pierce's Family // Remedies which have been so favorably known to Cana- // dians for 50 years, and for sale by every good druggist in Canada. // For your back- // ache, ANURIC // strengthens weak ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; small tear along front right edge; several stains along front left edge; back: some math written in ink, top right; bottom right, bent and partially torn; minimal staining within the booklet
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 136; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 72, 135; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 3
Research Facts
Pierce's Favorite Prescription -- Savin, Cinchona, Agaric, Cinnamon, Acacia, Sugar, Tinct. digitalis, Opium, Oil anise; Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery extracts of: cinchona, columbo, guaiacum, licorice, tinct. of opium, padophyllin (resinoid), Glycerine, alcohol; began with Dr. Ray Vaughn Pierce in 1862 -- set up small laboratory in Buffalo, manufacturing patent medicines; 1891, founded the Invalids Hotel and Surgical Institute.
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Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book [booklet]

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Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001641
Description
Paper booklet called "Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book" from Dr. Pierce; front: shows two women gossiping over tea; back: a photograph of their branch laboratory in Bridgeburg; inside: lots of testimonials for their products and "hospital", dream interpretation and cooking recipes; 18 double-sided pa…
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Accession Number
996001641
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper booklet called "Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book" from Dr. Pierce; front: shows two women gossiping over tea; back: a photograph of their branch laboratory in Bridgeburg; inside: lots of testimonials for their products and "hospital", dream interpretation and cooking recipes; 18 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Given to Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, by Gwen.
Maker
Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Date Remarks
During Dr. V.M. Pierce's "reign" but probably published after 996.001.640, since no mention of father's death, and the new laboratory is no longer "just completed"
Material
paper: black; orange-red; pink; grey
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Wm McIlquham [?] // NEIGHBORHOOD GOSSIP // DREAM BOOK"; back: "Dr. Pierce's Medicines are made // PALE, ANEMIC WOMEN // A man or woman of real red blood is ready for // any or all tasks. Gain strength, energy, vigor by going // to your druggist and obtaining a 65c. bottle of Iron- // tic Tablets, or sent 10c. to Dr. Pierce's Labora- // tory..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.7 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; front: name written in pencil across the top, right bottom corner bent; several stains in left half; top right corner bent; staples are slightly rusty and binding edge is wearing; back: small stain, bottom, near middle
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002042
Description
Cylindrical white milk glass jar of mentholatum ointment (a) with silver metal screw on cap (b) closure and thin oilskin cap liner (c) full of thick gold substance; tan paper label includes product name, directions for use, the manufacturer's name, address, and signature of authenticity.
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Accession Number
014002042
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Cylindrical white milk glass jar of mentholatum ointment (a) with silver metal screw on cap (b) closure and thin oilskin cap liner (c) full of thick gold substance; tan paper label includes product name, directions for use, the manufacturer's name, address, and signature of authenticity.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Mentholatum Co.
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
metal: silver
paper: tan
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "MENTHOLATUM // AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION TO RELIEVE OR SOOTHE // SORE THROAT, HEADACHE , BURNS, CATARRH, MUSCULAR RHEUMATISM // BRUISES, SUNBURN, CHAPPED HANDS, CROUP, // HAY FEVER, INSECT BITES, ETC. // DIRECTIONS: APPLY OVER PART AFFECTED; BARBERS // WILL FIND THIS AN // ANTISEPTIC AND HEALING APPLICA- // TION AFTER CLOSE SHAVING // IF NOT IN DRUG STORE // MAILED ON RECEIPT // OF PRICE. // SEE DIRECTIONS // IN BOOKLET”; embossed on cap: "MENTHOLATUM"; embossed on jar's base: "MENTHOLATUM // REG // TRADE // MARK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Printed on label.
Research Facts
Product used to treat skin and muscular illnesses, as well as other common illnesses.
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Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.265
Description
A flat bottle with sloping, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a small collar, and a fat lip; cork stopper; paper label; dark liquid contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.265
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A flat bottle with sloping, rounded shoulders, medium-narrow neck, and a small collar, and a fat lip; cork stopper; paper label; dark liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Pepsin Syrup Company
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. W.B. CALDWELL'S // LAXATIVE // SYRUP PEPSIN // COMPOUND // RECOMMENDED FOR // CONSTIPATION // AND ITS ATTENDANT ILLS // SUCH AS // Biliousness, Sick Headache, Sour // Stomach, Heartburn, Foul // Breath, Flatulency, etc. // DIRECTIONS — To cleanse the // system thoroughly when bilious // or constipated and to dispel // SHAKE WELL BEFORE TAKING // PEPSIN SYRUP COMPANY // Sole Proprietors // BRIDGEBURG, ONTARIO, CAN."; embossed on bottle: "Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin" and "Bridgeburg, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 5.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001017 a-b
Description
Circular tin with removable lid; contains mentholatum
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Accession Number
996001017 a-b
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 -- tin
Description
Circular tin with removable lid; contains mentholatum
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
The Mentholatum Co.
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: blue; cream; yellow
Inscriptions
Made in Canada // Mentholatum // for piles, burns, croup, Catarrh // Headaches, etc. // Directions // Apply to part affected // The Mentholatum Co. // Bridgeburg, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth: 0.9 cm. x Diam. : 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lid scratched in several places, some loss of paint; interior in excellent condition; mentholatum virtually undisturbed
Copy Type
Original
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