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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1898 [almanac]

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Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001629
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
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Accession Number
996001629
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Material
paper: green, tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1898 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Length
20.0 cm
Width
13.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; stain along right edge goes through several pages; hunk of paper taken out of the left bottom corner, and other pieces of front cover also missing; right bottom corners are bent throughout the entire book
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 95; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 44; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 93, 98, 157-166, 248;
"The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, p. 193; "Nostrums & Quackery", Vol.II, pp.
740-743; "The Toadstool Millionaires" (see index for pages); "The Great American Fraud", p. 20;
"One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 42, 49, 73; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A Walker Bingham, pp. 25, 28, 32, 49-50, 96, 103, 126, 138, insert #2
Research Facts
Contained sugar, calamus root, orange peel, Peruvian bark, gentian root, columbo root, rhubarb, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol; to avoid being taxed as many proprietors were c. 1906 for having mainly alcoholic "medicines", they reduced alcohol from 39% to 25% and increased amount of cinchona and sepentaria.
An experiment by Dr. A. J. Read showed that using various patent medicines as "fuel", Hostetter's Bitters kept the lamp burning for 4 minutes, while the second closest was Peruna at 2 min. 40 sec., and the ration of normal beer only burned for 20 seconds; basically a compound of cheap whiskey, obviously with more than the advertised 25% alcohol by volume (used only a tablespoonful); formula was originally a prescription of Dr. Jacob Hostetter used for colic, constipation and "the Intermittents" - a fever during that time.
When he retured in 1853, consented to allow his son, David, to manufacture and market it; marketing very important, so well known that when war started in 1861, War Department bought the bitters by cartload for the Union Army.
In 1862 published first Almanac; for many years it contained 47% alcohol by volume probably helped the army's courage, if not their medicinal needs.
Partner Smith died in 1874 and the firm's name then became "The Hostetter Co."; in 1958, the company was dead; preferred testimonials from actual physicians; actually sold in saloons in Alaska; daily dose equivalent to 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey; later upped % alcohol from 25% to 37%, claiming this amount of alcohol was needed to hold the ingredients in solution; in 1906, chemists reported analysis showed 43% alcohol by volume.
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1900 [almanac]

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Dates
1899
1900
circa 1899-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001631
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001631
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1899
1900
circa 1899-1900
Material
paper: black; green
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1900 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Length
19.9 cm.
Width
13.1 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; some staining on the front and back; large notch taken out of the middle right edge, with some also from the interior pages; stain and worn away paper around the top staple; back: right middle, some of the binding edge has been ripped away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.629, .630; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.629
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Dr. J. H. McLean's Medical Almanac 1901 48th Ed. [advertising almanac]

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Dates
1900
1901
1900-1901
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.210
Description
An advertising almanac for the year 1901 by Dr. J.H. McLean Medicine Co.; photo of Dr. J. H. McLean on front; includes storm calendar, weather forecasts, times for sunrise and sun set and great events of the 19th century listed for each of the months; advertisements at rear; stapled twice down spin…
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Accession Number
1977.12.210
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Almanacs
Description
An advertising almanac for the year 1901 by Dr. J.H. McLean Medicine Co.; photo of Dr. J. H. McLean on front; includes storm calendar, weather forecasts, times for sunrise and sun set and great events of the 19th century listed for each of the months; advertisements at rear; stapled twice down spine and tied with string at top; 32 pgs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
The Dr. J. H. McLean Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1901
1900-1901
Date Remarks
The almanac would have been prepared before January of 1901 so it could be distributed in time for full use
Material
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
metal: grey
fabric: red, white
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "DR. // J. H.McLEAN'S // MEDICAL // ALMANAC // 1901 // 48TH EDITION // WITH // STORM // CALENDAR // AND // WEATHER FORCASTS // COPYRIGHTED AND PUBLISHED BY // THE DR. J. H. McLEAN MEDICINE CO. // ST. LOUIS, MO. // MILLER FLAVEN PTG. CO., PTG. CO., ST. LOUIS"; paragraph advertisements at end of almanac: "DR. J. H. McLEAN'S // Tar Wine Lung Balm // The Most Reliable Remedy for all // BRONCHIAL COMPLAINTS", "DR. J. H. McLEAN'S // Volcanic Oil Liniment // The Best and Greatest Cure of Pain // for Man or Beast", "DR. J. H. McLEAN'S // Vegetable Condition Powder // For Domestic Animals and Poultry.", "DR. J. H. McLEAN'S // STRENGTHENING // EYE SALVE", "FREE MEDICAL ADVICE. // GENERAL EXAMINATION BLANK // FILL OUT AND MAIL TO THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF // THE DR. J. H. McLEAN MEDICINE COMPANY", "McLEAN'S // CORDIAL // STRENGETHENS"; on rear cover: "E. E. HINKSON, // POYNETTE, WIS. // DRUGS AND MEDICINES, // WALL PAPER, FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 21.4 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed and slightly embrittled; cover and fabric has faded severely; some areas of loss on corners of all pages and along spine of cover
Copy Type
Original
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Northrop & Lyman Co.'s Family Recipe Book and Guide to Health 1895 [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.31 a-b
Description
An original paper advertising booklet (a) with yellow cover, 32 pages with black print, glued spine, images are of advertised products, a small piece of looped string tied through a hole in the top left corner, contains cooking recipes, stories and medical advertisements; separate double-sided shee…
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Accession Number
1978.14.31 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
An original paper advertising booklet (a) with yellow cover, 32 pages with black print, glued spine, images are of advertised products, a small piece of looped string tied through a hole in the top left corner, contains cooking recipes, stories and medical advertisements; separate double-sided sheet (b) of promotional information and directions for use of manufacturer’s product.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - booklet - Length 19.3 cm x Width 13.0 cm
b - separate sheet
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
paper: tan; yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "NORTHROP & LYMAN CO'S // FAMILY // RECIPE // BOOK // AND // GUIDE TO // HEALTH // PUBLISHED BY // NORTHROP & LYMAN CO. // TORONTO, CANADA"; on back cover “A MAN’S LIFE SAVED” followed by a testimonial; separate sheet: “GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER! // NORTHROP & LYMAN’S // VEGETABLE DISCOVERY // AND // DYSPEPTIC CURE”.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder C
Condition Remarks
Overall yellowing of pages, some wear around edges, lengthwise crease down centre of booklet.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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