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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Home Health
Accession Number
996001261
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
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Accession Number
996001261
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical wooden container (sealed) containing Radio Pills; the container is sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which keeps the removable top sealed to the container; there are 25 pills in the container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Radio-Medical Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Asbury Park
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
wood: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "Radio-Pills // TRADE MARK // The Latest // Scientific Laxative // The improved, safe, harmless little pill // Recommended in the treatment of con- // stipation, Headache, Colds, Biliousness, // Torpid Liver, Intestinal and Gastric In- // digestion, Dyspepsia, also Neuritis. // We guarantee the purity of every in- // gredient. They do not contain calomel, // narcotics or other harmful, injurious drugs. // Dose: One or two pills taken at // night. Children over 8 years, 1 pill // For Sale at all Druggists // PRICE 25 CENTS // RADIO-MEDICAL LABORATORIES // Asbury Park, N.J."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.7 cm. x Diam. : 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The wooden container is unopened and undamaged; the paper seal shows very minor wear and staining; there are no rips, tears or missing sections and all of the writing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a laxative
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Gin Pills for the Kidneys

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Home Health
Accession Number
996001264 a-b
Description
(a) Round metal container with removable lid (b); the lid of the container is embossed with manufacturer's information; container once held Gin Pills (now empty).
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Accession Number
996001264 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
(a) Round metal container with removable lid (b); the lid of the container is embossed with manufacturer's information; container once held Gin Pills (now empty).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine container (bottom) - Size: x Width 1.7 cm. x Diameter4.6 cm.
b - container lid - Size: x Width 0.8 cm. x Diameter4.7 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Lid reads, "NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. OF CANADA LIMITED. // GIN PILLS // FOR THE // KIDNEYS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Condition Remarks
Container shows minor corrosion only; embossed words are easily read wear at bottom corners; (b) box is missing one side flap at the top; the box also has minor staining; all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney and Liver Pills

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Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Home Health
Accession Number
996001267
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container and lid with Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney & Liver pills; sealed with a single sheet of printed yellow paper; wrapper has product information listed on it.
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Accession Number
996001267
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Cylindrical cardboard container and lid with Dr. A. W. Chase's Kidney & Liver pills; sealed with a single sheet of printed yellow paper; wrapper has product information listed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb.1994.
Maker
The Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919 - 1930
Material
wood: beige
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // K & L KIDNEY & LIVER PILLS // BACKACHE // due to // URINARY // IRRITATION // or BLADDER // DISCOMFORT // CONSTIPATION // INDIGESTION // BILIOUSNESS // and HEADACHE // due to // CONSTIPATIION // ONE PILL A DOSE [in English and French]. No. 4972 PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // THE DR. A. W. CHASE Medicine Co. Ltd. // OAKVILLE, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
6.4
Diameter
2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The container is sealed and unopened; outside paper wrapper minor wear, all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information for Everybody" (1862 edition), by A. W. Chase, M.D.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
Used to treat urinary irritation and constipation
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dr. Bell's Wonder Kidney Tablets

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Dates
1926
circa 1926
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Home Health
Accession Number
996001342
Description
Square amber glass bottle with cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and rounded edges; the bottle has a printed paper label which covers the front and both sides; label lists product information; the bottle is full of about 20 Wonder kidney tablets and is sealed at the neck wi…
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Accession Number
996001342
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures – container
Description
Square amber glass bottle with cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and rounded edges; the bottle has a printed paper label which covers the front and both sides; label lists product information; the bottle is full of about 20 Wonder kidney tablets and is sealed at the neck with a cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Kim Snyder (Toronto) on July 9 1994.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1926
circa 1926
Date Remarks
Date listed on the label
Material
glass: amber
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottle bottom embossed, "1495"; label front reads, "Over 20 // DR. BELL'S // WONDER // KIDNEY // TABLETS // PRICE 25c // DR. BELL // WONDER // MEDICINE CO. // Kingston, Ont."; label side reads, "Each tablet represents: [listed] // Dose: [listed]"; other side of label reads, "For kidney affections such as [listed] // New Style container and label // adopted May 1926"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is complete and has no chips, cracks or wear; the paper label has some minor wear at the edges, but all printing is legible; the cork is missing small sections, but still completely seals the bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library; a binder of information on Dr. Bell and his company is with Dr. Chiong's written records
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.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to …
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Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a pointed piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Hartford
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1890
1915
circa 1890-1915
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA // HARTFORD CONN. U. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
There are very tiny chips at the top of the middle section; all screw on / off sections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
A photograph (b & w) has been taken; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches…
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Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a rounded piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.8 cm. x Diam. 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
The outer finish on the lower part of the central section has minor damage; the screw threads on the attachment to the upper section of the central piece have been damaged; all screw on / offsections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company (The Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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The Veedee and How to Use It [instructional booklet]

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Dates
1908
circa 1908
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
996001539
Description
Paper booklet with thicker green cover advertising and explaining the many uses of the VeeDee; the front has two facsimiles of the device being used; inside it has a long list of important people who used it, how to use it for what complaint, often with diagrams to show where it should be applied; …
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Accession Number
996001539
Author
Anonymous
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Vibration -- pamphlet
Electric Stimulation -- pamphlet
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- pamphlet
Description
Paper booklet with thicker green cover advertising and explaining the many uses of the VeeDee; the front has two facsimiles of the device being used; inside it has a long list of important people who used it, how to use it for what complaint, often with diagrams to show where it should be applied; 27 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The VeeDee Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1908
circa 1908
Date Remarks
Date of the letter on the back is 1908, so probably within a year or two; sticker claims 1910, but probably earlier since Portugal became a republic in 1910 ("who uses it" page)
Material
paper: black; green; red
Inscriptions
"THE VEEDEE // AND // HOW TO USE IT // For // CURATIVE VIBRATION, // VIBRATORY MASSAGE, // NERVE STIMULATION, // and // BLOOD CIRCULATING, // In various complaints, etc., with // Special Chapters, relating to // its uses for the // TOILET. // THE VEEDEE COMPANY // 96 Southwark Street, London, S.E. // PRICE SIXPENCE"; see Description, above, for what is inside
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.2 cm. x Width: 13.5 cm. x Depth: 0.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some of the fist pages are torn, bent, etc., and entire booklet appears to have been bent in half at one point; some age/sun discolouration, especially the edges; black mark on bottom right, front cover; staples slightly rusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Science Museum: Brought to Life, Exploring the History of Medicine: http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=92807
Research Facts
The “Veedee” vibratory massager claimed to cure colds, digestive complaints and flatulence through ‘curative vibration’. The name is thought to come from the Latin phrase, “Veni Vidi Vici” (“I came, I saw, I conquered”). During the late 1800s, massage was considered effective for combating almost any affliction, from headaches to female “hysteria”. Similar massage tools were advertised often in magazines and newspapers.
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Medicated Asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance [advertising handbill]

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Dates
1904
circa 1904
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
996001582
Description
Large paper flyer advertising a medicated asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance from Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.; top 1/3 shows a woman and a man using the devices; the back talks about the employment opportunity being offered; measurements for folded dimensions.
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Accession Number
996001582
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- advertisements
Description
Large paper flyer advertising a medicated asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance from Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.; top 1/3 shows a woman and a man using the devices; the back talks about the employment opportunity being offered; measurements for folded dimensions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1904
circa 1904
Date Remarks
Within 1904, postmarked envelope
Material
paper: black; red
Inscriptions
"ELECTRICITY AND MEDICINE COMBINED. // NOW BEING WIDELY INTRODUCED. // THE GREATEST DISCOVERY // OF // THE // AGE // A CHANCE // FOR ALL // NOW ONLY // (FORMER PRICE $6) $4. // DON'T PAY // FABULOUS PRICES FOR // ELECTRIC // BELTS // ETC. // WHEN // YOU CAN GET // BETTER RESULTS // Medicated Asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance."; etc. and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Creased -- three half-circle holes along the right side crease; a thumb-sized stain in the middle of the lower third; another similar stain on the top middle; slight age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
996002001 a-b
Description
(a) Brass scarificator which consists of a squared eight-sided box with a lever and knob at the top, 12 slits for 12 steel blades at the bottom, and a release button at the front; the lever at the top pushes the blades out and the knob adjusts their length; the release button at the front retracts …
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Accession Number
996002001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
(a) Brass scarificator which consists of a squared eight-sided box with a lever and knob at the top, 12 slits for 12 steel blades at the bottom, and a release button at the front; the lever at the top pushes the blades out and the knob adjusts their length; the release button at the front retracts the blades; (b) cloth-covered cardboard box with a leather-hinged lid which fastens at the front with a hook; box made to store the scarificator.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 6.2 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 5.9 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 7.3 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Jason A. Hannah, graduate for the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University Class of 1928.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
1790-1900
Material
metal: yellow; silver
cardboard: grey
fabric: black
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Condition Remarks
Scarificator shows some grime; the lever and knobs all work; box shows loss of inside cloth; there is also a small tear at the back; #3: the case has severely deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments" by Keith Wilbur, M.D.; CD #7
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vaginal speculum

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
996002002
Description
Version of a Sims' vaginal speculum with two duckbill blades; the speculum is made of a piece of brass with a gripping handle in the middle and a semi-circular and rounded blade at each end; both blades point in the same direction.
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Accession Number
996002002
Collection
Dr. Jason A. Hannah Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Version of a Sims' vaginal speculum with two duckbill blades; the speculum is made of a piece of brass with a gripping handle in the middle and a semi-circular and rounded blade at each end; both blades point in the same direction.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Jason A. Hannah, 1928 Meds. graduate from Queen's University.
Maker
Tiemann
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
The name "Tiemann" is stamped twice into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The metal of the speculum shows some discolouration; there were also some blue-green spots (possibly corrosion) at one end; #3: metal stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments" by Keith Wilbur, M.D., p. 69; #3
Images
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