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Baby's Own Tablets

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Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Collection
Dr. William Hay Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Home Health
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009043009 a-d
Description
Physician's sample package of Baby's Own brand infant pharmaceuticals; (a) a pale green and white envelope with illustrations of four stocks birds in flight carrying various items in a sling of white cloth baby diapers; the first one is carrying cough syrup, the second is carrying a box of espirets…
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Accession Number
009043009 a-d
Collection
Dr. William Hay Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Home Health
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Archival
Pediatrics
Pharmaceuticals
Description
Physician's sample package of Baby's Own brand infant pharmaceuticals; (a) a pale green and white envelope with illustrations of four stocks birds in flight carrying various items in a sling of white cloth baby diapers; the first one is carrying cough syrup, the second is carrying a box of espirets, the third is carrying a case of tablets and the fourth is carrying an infant; inside the envelope are 3 other objects; (b) one sheet of paper folded into quarters describing the research conducted to prove that the company's products are successful in relieving children of ailments, such as constipation and teething; (c) small Baby's Own tablet box for minor ills in pale blue and white ink; (d) and a small white package of espirets with navy writing.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a – envelope - Length 8.6 cm x Width 21.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b – pamphlet - Length 19.4 cm x Width 30.3 cm (fully opened) x Depth 0.01 cm (fully opened)
c – tablets box - Length 2.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d - espirets - Length 3.9 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor’s father, Dr. William D. Hay
Maker
G. T. Fulford Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville and Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Date Remarks
Studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of the tablets commenced in 1954 and ended in 1955
Material
paper: white, blue
ink: black, blue, white
Inscriptions
(a) on the front: "To Your New Family From The Baby's Own Family // Baby's Own Tablets, Espirets, and Cough Syrup..."; (b) on the inside: "to // safeguard // your baby // remarkable results in cases of // constipation and gastro-intestinal // distress accompanying teething // proof that Baby's Own Tablets // are safe for babies as young as 2 // months even when taken continuously over an extended period"; on the back: "Dear Mother: // Please let us extend our welcome to the new arrival. // Most sincerely yours, // Mirriam Kerr // Director of Baby Clinic // G. T. FULLFORD CO., LTD."; (c) on the front: "Free Sample // BABY'S OWN // TABLETS // FOR ALL MINOR BABY ILLS"; (d) on the front: "PROFESSIONAL SAMPLE // BABY'S OWN // ESPIRETS // 1/14 GRAINS A*S*A TABLETS // ORANGE FLAVOURED AND SWEETENED // G. T. FULFORD CO. LTD * TORONTO CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Condition Remarks
The edges around the envelope are a little worn and the sides of the tablets case are beginning to bend outwards
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Dr. William D. Hay, graduated from Queen’s University: Arts 1914, MA 1918; Faculty of Meds Class of 1921; worked at Queen’s University / Kingston General Hospital as a Pathologist; co-founder of the Kingston Blood Bank, 1942; retired 1957.
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