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Imperial Granum Unsweetened Wheat Food

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Dates
1877
1920
circa 1877-1920
Category
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Accession Number
1980.18.311 a-b
Description
A rectangular metal tin (a) with a metal lid (b) and a paper label affixed is boxed and full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.311 a-b
Category
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Description
A rectangular metal tin (a) with a metal lid (b) and a paper label affixed is boxed and full of contents.
Number Of Parts
2
Maker
The Imperial Granum Company
Site Made (City)
New Haven
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1877
1920
circa 1877-1920
Material
metal: silver
paper: yellow; cream
ink: black; red
cardboard:
Inscriptions
"IMPERIAL GRANUM // THE UNSWEETENED // WHEAT // FOOD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Research Facts
Imperial Granum was manufactured in New Haven Connecticut and registered June 5, 1877. It was still going strong in 1915 when L. E. La Fétra, M.D. a visiting physician to the children’s ward at Bellevue Hospital in New York, wrote a paper on it’s value in treating premature infants.
Imperial Granum it is basically a wheat and milk gruel and the insert recommends it for nursing mothers, babies and invalids. For babies, it is first dissolved in their formula (if they are not nursing) and after the child is six months old, it is fed as a cereal. Nursing moms are to take it three times a day, 3 tablespoons cooked in a cup of water and a cup of milk. She can add cocoa or some other flavouring, if she likes. The box says: “This original and world-renowned dietetic preparation is a substance of unrivaled purity and nutritive worth derived by a new process from very superior growth of wheat—nothing more.” The box also says that it is the invention of an eminent French chemist although gruel of various grains has been known and used for centuries. The Greeks had it, the Maya and the Aztecs, and they certainly used it in Medieval Europe.
It was made by John Carle & Sons, Inc. from New York City. This company was established in 1817. Imperial Granum was manufactured in New Haven Connecticut and registered June 5, 1877. It was still going strong in 1915 when L. E. La Fétra, M.D. a visiting physician to the children’s ward at Bellevue Hospital in New York, wrote a paper on its value in treating premature infants.
Both Robert Benchley and Mark Twain mentioned in their writing as if it were common in households.
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Imperial Granum Unsweetened Wheat Food

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Dates
1877
1920
circa 1877-1920
Category
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Accession Number
1980.18.312 a-b
Description
A rectangular metal tin (a) with a metal lid (b) and a paper label affixed is boxed and full of contents.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1980.18.312 a-b
Category
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Description
A rectangular metal tin (a) with a metal lid (b) and a paper label affixed is boxed and full of contents.
Number Of Parts
2
Maker
The Imperial Granum Company
Site Made (City)
New Haven
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1877
1920
circa 1877-1920
Material
metal: silver
paper: yellow; cream
ink: black; red
cardboard:
Inscriptions
"IMPERIAL GRANUM // THE UNSWEETENED // WHEAT // FOOD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Research Facts
Imperial Granum was manufactured in New Haven Connecticut and registered June 5, 1877. It was still going strong in 1915 when L. E. La Fétra, M.D. a visiting physician to the children’s ward at Bellevue Hospital in New York, wrote a paper on it’s value in treating premature infants.
Imperial Granum was manufactured in New Haven Connecticut and registered June 5, 1877. It was still going strong in 1915 when L. E. La Fétra, M.D. a visiting physician to the children’s ward at Bellevue Hospital in New York, wrote a paper on it’s value in treating premature infants.
Imperial Granum it is basically a wheat and milk gruel and the insert recommends it for nursing mothers, babies and invalids. For babies, it is first dissolved in their formula (if they are not nursing) and after the child is six months old, it is fed as a cereal. Nursing moms are to take it three times a day, 3 tablespoons cooked in a cup of water and a cup of milk. She can add cocoa or some other flavouring, if she likes. The box says: “This original and world-renowned dietetic preparation is a substance of unrivaled purity and nutritive worth derived by a new process from very superior growth of wheat—nothing more.” The box also says that it is the invention of an eminent French chemist although gruel of various grains has been known and used for centuries. The Greeks had it, the Maya and the Aztecs, and they certainly used it in Medieval Europe.
It was made by John Carle & Sons, Inc. from New York City. This company was established in 1817. Imperial Granum was manufactured in New Haven Connecticut and registered June 5, 1877. It was still going strong in 1915 when L. E. La Fétra, M.D. a visiting physician to the children’s ward at Bellevue Hospital in New York, wrote a paper on its value in treating premature infants.
Both Robert Benchley and Mark Twain mentioned in their writing as if it were common in households.
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Phillips Milk of Magnesia

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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
1980.18.59
Description
A deep blue glass bottle, oval in cross section, strapped sides, no stopper.
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Accession Number
1980.18.59
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A deep blue glass bottle, oval in cross section, strapped sides, no stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Charles H. Phillips Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Glenbrook
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: deep blue
Inscriptions
Embossed on front of bottle: "MILK OF // [logo] // MAGNESIA // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // THE CHAS. H. PHILLIPS // CHEMICAL COMPANY // GLENBROOK, CONN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some residue adhering to inside of bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
United States Pharmacopoeia, 11th ed.
Research Facts
"Magnesia Magma is an aqueous suspension of Mg(OH)2 containing not less than 7% and not more than 8.5% of Mg(OH)2."
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