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treatment cone

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
995004002
Description
Cylindrical funnel-shaped treatment cone which is wide with rounded edges at one end and narrow with a square-shaped attaching plate at the other.
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Accession Number
995004002
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Description
Cylindrical funnel-shaped treatment cone which is wide with rounded edges at one end and narrow with a square-shaped attaching plate at the other.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paint: black
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 15.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The cone is dented in several places and the surface paint is very chipped; (2) the cone was dusty; condition otherwise unchanged; no sign of active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - 8 Jan 2016. Spring 1998-Sept. 17, 2002: on exhibit in Kingston General Hospital Hall of Honour in "The Advent of X-rays"
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004009
Description
Timer which is box-like in appearance, rectangular at the base and rounded at the top. The front of the timer has the controls to the timer with a scale of 0-15 minutes and a knob and a pointer. The right side has the remains of an electric cord which came out there. The bottom of the base has t…
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Accession Number
995004009
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Timer which is box-like in appearance, rectangular at the base and rounded at the top. The front of the timer has the controls to the timer with a scale of 0-15 minutes and a knob and a pointer. The right side has the remains of an electric cord which came out there. The bottom of the base has three manufactured holes and wear pattern in the paint which suggests that it was attached to something else at some point. The back has four screws and is removable. There is hardware attached to the top which allows the timer to be hung up.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Made for Westinghouse X-Ray Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Long Island
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
paint: black
rubber black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front dial: "Mfd for Westinghouse X-Ray Company Inc. Long Island City New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.1 cm. x Width: 12.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The timer was dusty and has scratches, chips and wear in the paint which covers the bottom, sides and top; there has been an electric cord attached to the timer at some point, but it has been broken off; the rubber ring around the base of the electric cord is cracked in half; timer knob moves freely; #2 condition largely unchanged; timer was dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; Paul Robertson
Research Facts
This is a timing device that likely was supposed to turn some sort of apparatus on and off; probably a photo processing timer used in conjunction with X-ray film.
Exhibit History
Feb. 27, 2003: used for "Name that Artifact" night
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Coolidge transformer

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004013
Description
Coolidge transformer which consists of a metal base with 28 screw holes, indicating it was attached to something at some point; the middle of the base has a hole cut out of it which measures 8 cm in diameter and is surrounded with cork; onto the base is attached two vertical bars with a cloth-cover…
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Accession Number
995004013
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Radiotherapy
Description
Coolidge transformer which consists of a metal base with 28 screw holes, indicating it was attached to something at some point; the middle of the base has a hole cut out of it which measures 8 cm in diameter and is surrounded with cork; onto the base is attached two vertical bars with a cloth-covered vertical bar at the top and another halfway down; the second vertical bar has a metal cylinder on it with a cloth-covered attachment in the centre; there are wires leading out of this attachment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
The Kelley Koett Mfg. Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Covington
Site Made (State)
Kentucky
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
metal: dark grey
fabric: brown
paint: black
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label on bottom reads, "Coolidge Transformer Volts 120 Cycles 60 Type J The Kelley Koett Mfg. Co. Inc."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.0 cm. x Width: 21.0 cm. x Depth: 24.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Transformer was very dirty and dusty; the cloth tape is worn in several spots; the paint on the base is chipped in several spots; the electric wires are cracked in 5 places
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
Power unit for a filament
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valve tube; rectifier tube

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004021
Description
Early valve rectifier tube which consists of a cylindrical glass tube with a rounded centre; the glass tube has two plastic-capped ends, the top end has a short metal rod sticking out of it; the bottom end has a screw attachment (similar to a light bulb) coming out of it; there are cylindrical meta…
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Accession Number
995004021
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Early valve rectifier tube which consists of a cylindrical glass tube with a rounded centre; the glass tube has two plastic-capped ends, the top end has a short metal rod sticking out of it; the bottom end has a screw attachment (similar to a light bulb) coming out of it; there
are cylindrical metal pieces within the glass tube itself; the tube screws onto a plastic and wood base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray; from Professor Thumm's collection.
Maker
Machlett Laboratories, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Springdale
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
wood: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Part label on top of valve reads, "Machlett Valve Tube Type ML-1SE Maximum Voltage 125 pk Normal Filament Adjustment ..?.. 10 Volts"; stamped on lower inside metal tube is the number "H50616"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 44.5 cm. x Width: 22.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Tube was dirty and dusty; the label on the top of the tube has deteriorated and parts have flaked off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004051
Description
Transformer which consists of two rolls of copper on cardboard rolls with a wooden frame built around them and a roll of varnish-coated cloth strip; around these items is a frame of steel (?) plates and a wooden base; there are three copper wires leading out of the bottom of the metal frame.
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Accession Number
995004051
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Transformer which consists of two rolls of copper on cardboard rolls with a wooden frame built around them and a roll of varnish-coated cloth strip; around these items is a frame of steel (?) plates and a wooden base; there are three copper wires leading out of the bottom of the metal frame.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: grey; brown
wood: beige
fabric: brown
cardboard: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.0 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 15.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Transformer was dusty and dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz; Nancy Chisholm
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004052
Description
Transformer which consists of a central roll wrapped with rubberized cloth; around this roll is a rectangular-shaped structure built up of steel plates (the bottom part is wrapped with cloth); there is a large wire coming out from the top of the roll.
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Accession Number
995004052
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Transformer which consists of a central roll wrapped with rubberized cloth; around this roll is a rectangular-shaped structure built up of steel plates (the bottom part is wrapped with cloth); there is a large wire coming out from the top of the roll.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: grey
fabric: brown; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 11.0 cm. x Depth: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Transformer was dusty and dirty; material at the sides is chipping
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz; Nancy Chisholm
Research Facts
The transformer was likely immersed in oil when in use; it is later in date than 995.004.051 (1900's-1930's)
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x-ray tube (part); Cathode filament assembly

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004062
Description
Cathode filament assembly from an early X-ray tube, which consists of a cylindrical base which bulbs out of the bottom; the base is hollow and open at the top to show the remains of a glass tube; curled wire and two rubber (?)-covered wires leading out (one green, one black).
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Accession Number
995004062
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Cathode filament assembly from an early X-ray tube, which consists of a cylindrical base which bulbs out of the bottom; the base is hollow and open at the top to show the remains of a glass tube; curled wire and two rubber (?)-covered wires leading out (one green, one black).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: light grey
glass: clear
rubber (?): black; green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-10
Dimension Notes
Width: 6.4 cm. x Depth: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The cathode filament assembly was dirty and dusty; the metal shows some corrosion; the original glass tube has been broken and only jagged bits remain
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
Cathode filament assembly from an early x-ray tube; from a Coolidge tube cathode; likely goes with the anode end (995.004.063)
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ear, eye, nose and throat diagnostic kit

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holder…
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Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- lacrimal
Ophthalmology
Vision
Vision Tests -- instrumentation
Diagnosis, Eyes
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- accessories
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holders for tools; (b) adjustable metal speculum; top is open; speculum is hollow; two blades, hinged and conical in shape, are adjusted by a metal screw mechanism that attaches to the top above the blade hinges by way of a metal collar; (c-e) conical, hollow, metal speculum, with a short neck extended past flare of collar; bottom tip is open, allowing sight down inside length of speculum; (f,g) circular metal mirror, attached to a thin, cylindrical metal arm and hollow cylindrical collar; (h) cylindrical light; top has glass and is convex; bottom is metal threaded with copper connector; (i) otoscope assembly: main body is a metal cylinder; one side has a lens with a concave, terraced eyepiece; minor cylinder projects from eyepiece; small glass ring projects down from cylinder in a flexible mounting; longer cylinder projects down from main piece; two engraved rings, two smaller cylinders; cylinder back is open with a light similar to (h); (j) ophthalmoscope port: rectangular, made of metal, with a cylinder mounted on top and folded over the bottom; bent metal creates a slot; (k) solid, metal depressor, consisting of a hollow cylinder attached along the bottom to a longer V-shaped piece of flat metal, the top 0.8 cm and curving down, with a blunt convex tip; (l) ophthalmoscope head: the body is composed of a rotating disc of metal, with small, circular glass lenses embedded in the disc, sandwiched between two thin discs of metal, pierced with a circular hole to allow sight through the object; the front plate has both sides cut back to allow easier turning of the embedded disc; the rear plate has an extra semicircle of metal attached to the top; a small strip of metal is attached to the back of the back plate with two screws; it runs in parallel with a metal cylinder, the bottom having a neck, then terracing twice into a single prong--to anchor to the rest of the ophthalmoscope--while the top is cut diagonally at a 60° angle and filled with a glass lens; (m) illuminator, which is a long, curved cylinder of metal with a light at one end and a single prong connection at the other; (n) battery handle, which is a hollow cylinder of leather-covered metal; threading at bottom, closing mechanism missing; top has intact metal assembly with a clip extending down one side of cylinder; above the clip, the metal cylinder is cross-hatched for grip; top of cylinder has semicircular slot and a plastic tab extending from it; centre of top has smaller, cylindrical female single-prong plug with screw for securing connection.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
b - variable speculum - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - otoscope speculum (small tip) - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
d - otoscope speculum (medium tip) - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
e - otoscope speculum (large tip) - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
f - laryngoscope mirror (small) - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
g - laryngoscope mirror (large) - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
h - lamp tip - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
i - otoscope assembly - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
j - ophthalmoscope part - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - depressor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
l - ophthalmoscope head - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
m - illuminator - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
n - battery handle - Size: Length 15.7 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Clas of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
J. S & S; Klinostik
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
plastic: ivory
metal: silver; yellow; black
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Embroidered letters, inside lid: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] REGD. // SUPER DIAGNOSTIC // BRITISH MADE"; (b) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (i) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (j) engraved on bottom: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (l) engraved on front: MAY // OPHTHALMOSCOPE // Improved // J. S&S. // + [rotary dial from 20 through 0 to 20] – // WHITE X-RAY // TORONTO // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"; engraved on back: "PAT 808 - 7 [illeg.]"; (n) engraved on top: "OFF"; engraved on the side: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] // REGD [the "D" superscr. and underlined]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
(a) While structurally intact, the case leather is wearing away from the wood; hinges suffering from inactive corrosion; one hinge is broken; inside, satin is stained and velvet has sustained significant fungus and insect damage; (b) some wear on metal but is still functional; (c-e) some tarnishing around base; (f,g) some wear; mirrors clean; (h) wear and discolouration near plug end; (i) eyepiece intact but worn; tarnished on inside of cylinder; (j) plate is slightly worn; (k) wear on blade; some tarnish on underside; (l) slight inactive corrosion on top rim; wear on front face; rotary mechanism still functional; (m) adhesive debris stuck to arm; wear along length; significant wear two cm back from light tip; (n) leather cover peeling; inactive corrosion throughout inside; threading broken and cracked; bottom of handle missing; #2: box: dirty overall; losses to covering, especially at edges and corners; coveirng lifting at both back corners and along bottom edges; satin lining stained and worn with tide-lines and discolouration of fabric; velvet lining very dusty with major loss around the narrow end of one of the depressions on PR; pin on hinge on PR partially removed from barrel and is very rusty; pin on hinge of PL is missing; implements: minor surface dirt and accretions; major corrosion on interior of (n) with resulting loss of surface coating; screw-on end of this tool part has major losses.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog (C30)," Div. of AHSC, Canada, 1964 (c-e) similar to 31230-020; (f,g) similar to 31490-010; (i) similar to disassembled 31226; (j) similar to part of 31217-005; (l) similar to 31210; (m) similar to 31455-025; (n) similar to 31335; see also 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22
Research Facts
Museum has two similar ophthalmoscopes to (l): 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22.
Exhibit History
McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder Garget Remedy

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001001
Description
Clear glass bottle with rectangular body tapering to a thin short neck; metal screw cap; paper label on front of bottle.
Accession Number
996001001
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mastitis, Bovine -- drug therapy
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle with rectangular body tapering to a thin short neck; metal screw cap; paper label on front of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his collection of patent medicine bottles.
Maker
Dr. Bell's Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: light green
Inscriptions
Dr. Bell's Wonder // Garget // Remedy // An Internal remedy for treat-// ing acute mastitis or garget in // milch cows. // Dr. Bell Wonder // Medicine Co. // Kingston, Ont., Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Cap rusted around lower ring and on top; paper label discoloured by age, however is complete and secure to bottle
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001003
Description
Small clear pressed glass bottle; rectangular body tapers to a thin circular neck; corked; front panel has label embossed vertically; veterinary medicince by George Wesley Bell.
Accession Number
996001003
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small clear pressed glass bottle; rectangular body tapers to a thin circular neck; corked; front panel has label embossed vertically; veterinary medicince by George Wesley Bell.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his collection of patent medicine bottles
Maker
Dr. Bell's Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Bell's // Medical Wonder // Kingston, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.5 cm. x Width: 3.6 cm. x Depth: 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Price tag adhered to back of bottle and should be removed
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Kingston, Dr. Bell’s Veterinary Medical Wonder Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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