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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page
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Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both
sides of the page
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
"60 years", if began in 1840's then it should be sometime after 1900
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch
Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #3
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Dates
20-Jul-70
circa July 20, 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001845
Description
Paper letter enclosed in 996.001.844; one side describes stamp, other promotes Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.; dimensions are given for letter unfolded.
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Accession Number
996001845
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper letter enclosed in 996.001.844; one side describes stamp, other promotes Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.; dimensions are given for letter unfolded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
20-Jul-70
circa July 20, 1970
Date Remarks
Date of issue
Material
paper: green-grey
Inscriptions
"6-CENT // WILDLIFE CONSERVATION // COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP // The 6-cent Wildlife Conservation stamp will be first placed on sale at Custer, South Dakota, // on ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.8 cm. x Width: 21.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; several creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
See 996.001.844 (envelope containing this letter)
Research Facts
See the sheet
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Dates
May 1 1969
circa May 1 1969
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001848
Description
Paper letter (with watermark) from Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. which talks about Grandma Moses and then promotes their products.
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Accession Number
996001848
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Art -- ephemera
Advertisements
Description
Paper letter (with watermark) from Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. which talks about Grandma Moses and then promotes their products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
May 1 1969
circa May 1 1969
Date Remarks
Dated
Material
paper: black; blue
Inscriptions
"Dear Doctor: // A traveller, in 1939, stopped at Thomas' Drug Store in // Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He saw there Grandma Moses' first // one-man show. He immediately bought all ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 26.6 cm. x Width: 18.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; two creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.846 (envelope containing this letter) and 996.001.847 (an accompanying letter)
Research Facts
Read this letter and 996.001.847
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wax model, adenomyoma of uterus

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact312
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003032 a-c
Description
Wax models (moulage) of adenomyoma of the uterus and a follicular cyst and a thick-walled corpus luteum cyst in the ovary on the left side; the right side shows a normal fallopian tube and ovary; the models are made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up on a plywood base with gauze and wire fo…
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Accession Number
996003032 a-c
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Adenomyoma -- models
Uterus -- models
Uterine Diseases -- models
Follicular Cyst -- models
Ovarian Cysts -- models
Ovary -- models
Gynecology -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax models (moulage) of adenomyoma of the uterus and a follicular cyst and a thick-walled corpus
luteum cyst in the ovary on the left side; the right side shows a normal fallopian tube and ovary;
the models are made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up on a plywood base with gauze and
wire for extra support; (b,c) are made of wax only; (a) the model shows a uterus split open to
show a lesion of the thickening of the uterine endometrium walls; red spots indicate hemorrhaging;
the left side of the model shows an ovary enlarged and distended with a follicular cyst and
a corpus luteal cyst; the right side of the model shows a normal fallopian tube and ovary; (b)
shows a cross-section of the follicular cyst and the corpus luteal cyst seen in (a); (c) shows
a cross-section of the normal fallopian tube and ovary seen in (a); the red spot in the ovary
likely indicates a small normal follicle rupture which has not completely healed; the models are
painted to depict true colour
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - model, anatomical: adenomyoma of uterus - Size: Length 19.8 cm. x Width 10.8 cm. x Depth 4.2 cm.
b - model, anatomical: cross-section of ovarian follicular cyst - Size: Length 3.4 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.2 cm.
c - model, anatomical: cross-section of thick-walled corpus luteum cyst - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with
anatomical details
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Models made between 1940-1945
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
oil paints: flesh tone; red; blue; yellow
wood: beige
fabric: white
metal: dark grey
Inscriptions
(a) the number "106" is written in red on the bottom of the plywood support
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 4
Condition Remarks
(a) There are no chips or breaks in the wax; there is a small crack in the front central part;
the surface is undamaged; (b,c) the models show no chips, cracks or breaks in the wax; the surfaces
are undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); CD #9
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the cause of adenomyoma is unsure; the fallopian tubes and ovaries
indicate that the patient is post-menopausal
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
005009008
Description
A seven-page paper pamphlet advertising Borocaine.
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Accession Number
005009008
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- advertisements
Description
A seven-page paper pamphlet advertising Borocaine.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. McCrindle
Maker
The British Drug Houses Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
paper; white
Inscriptions
"'BOROCAINE' // The New Local Anaesthetic. // Completely supersedes Cocaine. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES LTD. // Makers of Fine Chemicals, // GRAHAM ST., CITY ROAD, LONDON, N.1. // Chemical Worls: Whart Road, London, N.1." printed on the cover.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
A few discolourations.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1; Borocaine (ethocaine borate) was used as a general anaesthetic.
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Grobleswski’s Rattlesnake Brand Liniment

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Dates
1942
1952
circa 1942 - 1952
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Items
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.48 a-c
Description
Transparent octagonal based glass bottle containing Groblewski’s Rattlesnake Brand Liniment (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, tan and pink cardboard packaging box (b) and rectangular tan paper instruction booklet (c); bottle one quarter full with brown liquid; bottle has fla…
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Accession Number
1977.12.48 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Items
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Archival
Advertisements
Description
Transparent octagonal based glass bottle containing Groblewski’s Rattlesnake Brand Liniment (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, tan and pink cardboard packaging box (b) and rectangular tan paper instruction booklet (c); bottle one quarter full with brown liquid; bottle has flat sides with recesses on front, back, right, and left; bottle has round shoulders, cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom and arch topped rectangular cream paper label with product information printed in red ink attached to front; cap has domed top with embossed ring, vertical ridges on exterior sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; box is tall and rectangular with product information and directions printed in English on front and in Polish on back; box opens at top with folding flaps; broken red paper seals with product information attached to top and bottom of box; instruction booklet consists of long folded paper sheets bound with two grey metal staples at fold; booklet contains product directions and additional product advertisements printed in black ink in English at front and Polish inversed at back.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 13.1 cm Width 4.2 cm Depth 2.2 cm
b – box – Length 14.4 cm Width 4.9 cm Depth 2.9 cm
c – instruction booklet – Length 18.7 cm Width 10.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
A. G. Groblewski & Co.
Site Made (City)
Plymouth
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1942
1952
circa 1942 - 1952
Date Remarks
Groblewski began producing medicine in 1892, direction booklet claims “making for over 50 years”
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, tan
ink: black, red, pink
metal: black, brass, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “AV. CONTENTS 1 FL. OZ. // ZMIJECZNIK // GROBLEWSKI’S // LINIMENT // RATTLESNAKE BRAND // This Liniment Contains // ALCOHOL 41 %; ETHER 99 M. to // 1 Fl. Oz., CHLOROFORM 75 M. to // 1 Fl. Oz., AMMONIA WATER, // SAFROL 5 %; OIL OF PEPPERMINT // 3 %; CAMPHOR .8 %; IMITATION // OIL OF WINTERGREEN 2 %; MEN- // THOL, TR. BENZOIN COMP., OIL // CAJEPUT. // FOR EXTERNAL USE // See booklet for directions. // PRICE 35 CENTS // THE PROPIETARY OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT, NO. 15874 // Manufactured by // A. G. GROBLEWSKI & CO. // Made in U. S. A. PLYMOUTH, PA.”; printed on front of box: “AV. CONTENTS 1 FL. OZ. // ZMIJECZNIK // GROBLEWSKI’S // LINIMENT // RATTLESNAKE BRAND // Reg. U. S. Pat. Office & Canada // This Liniment Contains // Alcohol 41 %; Ether 99 M. to // 1 Fl. oz., Chloroform 75 M. to // 1 Fl. oz., Amonia Water; // Safrol 5 %; Oil of Peppermint // 3 %; Camphor .8 %; Imitation // Oil of Wintergreen 2 %; Men- // thol, Tr. Benzoin Comp., Oil // Cajeput. // For External Use // Apply freely for relief of // Soreness in Muscles and Ten- // dons following over-exertion // and exposure, sometimes re- // sulting in Muscular Cramps // or Stiff Neck. // Also for Minor // Burns, Bruises, Stings of // Mosquitoes and other insects, // or for general use whenever // a good Liniment is indicated. // See enclosed booklet for // directions. // MANUFACTURED BY // ALBERT G. GROBLEWSKI & CO., // PLYMOUTH, PA.”; printed of proper right side of box: “THIS // END // UP // PRICE // 35 // CENTS // THE PROPRIETARY // OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT // NO. 15874 // MADE IN U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “NOTICE // When you buy // THIS PRODUCT // see that // the package is // unbroken”; printed on box seals: “GENUINE IF SEAL IS WHOLE // ALBERT G. GROBLEWSKI & CO. // ZMIJECZNIK // PLYMOUTH, PA., U. S. A.”; printed at top of front page of instruction booklet: “Groblewski’s // DIRECTIONS FOR // LINIMENT (Rattlesnake Brand) // (The same good Liniment we have been making for over 50 years)”; headings printed in instruction booklet: “FOR MAKING AN EFFICIENT “CHILD’S // RUB” IN A NON-GREASY FORM”, “TO HELP KEEP AWAY MOSQUITOES”, “FOR THAT STIMULATING EFFECT OF AM- // MONIA WATER, CAMPHOR AND MENTHOL”, “FOR THAT COOLING EFFECT OF MENTHOL // ON THE BROW OR FORHEAD”, TO PROMOTE SWEATING OVER EN- // TIRE BODY”, “TO PROMOTE SWEATING IN SOME PAR- // TICULAR PART OF THE BODY”, “THERAPEUTIC LAMP TREATMENTS”; names of advertised products printed in instruction booklet: “BEAR BRAND SALVE”, “EGIUTERRO”, “GROBLEWSKI’S // LINDEN COUGH BALSOM”, “GROBLEWSKI’S COLICRAMP DROPS”, “GROBLEWSKI’S HEADACHE POWDERS”, “FIRE-DRAW BURN LOTION”, “GROBLEWSKI’S TROJANKA”, “CHILDREN LINIMENT”, “GROBLEWSKI’S PLASTER”, “GROBLEWSKI’S STOMACH DROPS”, “GROBLEWSKI’S // PREPERATION C”, “GROBLEWSKI’S CORN APPLICATION”, “NERVOTEINE”, “GROBLEWSKI’S TOOTHACHE DROPS”, “HEARTBURN DROPS”, “CHAPINE LOTION”, “PEDODOR SALVE”, “EATONIC”, “GARGLELICK”, “ITCHYOLA SALVE”, GROBLEWSKI’S // TONIC and APPETIZER”, “GROBLEWSKI’S // POWDERS FOR ROUND WORMS”, “EYE WATER”, “GROBLEWSKI’S REVILA POWDERS”, “REDOL SALVE”, “EXOR SALVE”, “GROBLEWSKI’S NASAL JELLY”, “BEAVER DROPS COMPOUND”, “GROBLEWSKI’S // SOAP FOR HAIR AND SCALP”, “GROBLEWSKI’S LAPINOL SOAP”, “GROBLEWSKI’S HAIR POMADE”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row B (a-b)
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E-15 (c)
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling to top of bottle label; major staining on bottom half of box; minor soiling all over box; major tear to top flap of box causing complete separation; major tear to proper right flap of box causing complete separation; minor distortion to instructional booklet, but stable; minor dark staining to bottom of instruction booklet pages; minor pink pigment transfer on bottom of instruction booklet pages
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website (document)
Website
Reference Comments
“A. G. Groblewski Dies at Plymouth.” The Wilkes-Barre Record, 18 April 1925, Newspapers.com, 2019. Accessed 26 July 2019.
“1917 Groblewski's Remedies Quack Medicine Plymouth PA.” Worthpoint, 2019. Accessed 26 July 2019.
Research Facts
Albert G. Groblewski was a patent medicine salesman and manufacturer most famous for his Groblewski Liniment Rattlesnake Brand (Zmijecznik); he was born in Poland in 1861 and moved to the U. S. A. in 1877; he bought his own drug store in 1892 and began manufacturing his famous liniment; it was originally marketed as a cure for rheumatism but this iteration of the product is marketed as a treatment for muscle soreness, aches, small wounds, and insect bites; the company became known as Albert G. Groblewski & Co. Inc. following incorporation in 1921; Groblewski passed away in 1925, but his company continued to grow following his death.
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promotional pill holder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15120
Dates
1980
2015
circa 1980-2015
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
017020013
Description
Rectangular blue plastic pill holder with an attached self hinged lid and six equal compartments inside with white text on the top advertising "Peters Drugs Ltd,"
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Accession Number
017020013
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Pharmacies -- advertisements
Pharmacy -- advertisements
Drug Storage
Description
Rectangular blue plastic pill holder with an attached self hinged lid and six equal compartments inside with white text on the top advertising "Peters Drugs Ltd,"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Dates
1980
2015
circa 1980-2015
Date Remarks
Date based on design, text style, and material, as well as the history of Peters Drugs
Material
plastic: blue
ink: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Peters Drugs Ltd. // Established 1930 // 640 King St. West // Kingston. Ont Ph: (613) 546-5165 // Rx PharmaChoice"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-6
Length
8.6 cm
Width
5.9 cm
Height
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.petersdrugs.ca/about-us
Research Facts
Peters Drugs is a small, family run pharmacy established in 1930 in Portsmouth Village, now part of Kingston.
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Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
017020014
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
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Accession Number
017020014
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Fund Raising -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular pin made of thin metal with safety pin closure on reverse, from the ALS Society of Canada; front contains a monochrome photograph of Lou Gehrig, made to look like it has been torn up with text printed in black ink; on the edge of the front is the pin manufacturers name and phone number.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from 1988 to 2017.
Maker
ALS Society of Canada / Productive Marketing Inc.
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
2005
circa 1977-2005
Date Remarks
ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977; pin most likely pre-1990s as there is no website listed on the pin.
Material
metal: grey
plastic: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "LOU GEHRIG // Lou Gehrig says // WE'RE FIGHTING LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE WITH EVERYTHING YOU GIVE // LA SOCIÉTÉ // CANADIENNE // DE LA SLA // ALS // SOCIETY OF // CANADA"; printed on edge: "PRODUCTIVE MARKETING INC. (905) 660-6198"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-7
Length
7.0 cm
Width
4.4 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://www.als.ca
Research Facts
The ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977, and is dedicated to working "with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS." ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles. It is sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease after a famous baseball player who died of it.
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Come into the Kitchen [promotional cookbook]

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Dates
1929
1930
circa 1929 - 1930
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018008001
Description
Rectangular cream and tan paper booklet titled 'Come into the Kitchen' produced as a promotional cookbook for the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company; rectangular cream paper front and back cover consists of single folded paper sheet with title and illustration of young woman cooking in kitchen on fr…
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Accession Number
018008001
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Archival
Cooking
Food
Advertisements
Advertising
Pharmacy
Drug Industry -- advertisements
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- all-purpose cures -- advertising
Description
Rectangular cream and tan paper booklet titled 'Come into the Kitchen' produced as a promotional cookbook for the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company; rectangular cream paper front and back cover consists of single folded paper sheet with title and illustration of young woman cooking in kitchen on front cover and illustrated advertisement for Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound Tablets on back cover; rectangular tan paper pages have illustrations, testimonials, women’s health and general advise, recipes, order forms and advertisements for a variety of Lydia E. Pinkham products printed on both sides in black ink; cover attached to pages by two thin grey metal staples; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1929
1930
circa 1929 - 1930
Date Remarks
Date of 1929 provided in donor file; examples in other collections dated 1930
Material
paper: cream, tan
ink: black, yellow
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: “Come into the KITCHEN”; printed on back cover: “Lydia E. Pinkham’s // Vegetable Compound // Tablets!”; FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF // BUSY WOMEN, LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // VEGETABLE COMPOUND IS NOW // SOLD IN TABLET FORM. EACH // BOTTLE CONTAINS 70 TABLETS, // OR 35 DOES. ABOUT THE SAME // NUMBER OF DOSES AS IN A // BOTTLE OF LIQUID MEDICINE // Chocolate Coated // Carry your medicine // with you. take it // regularly wherever // you are. // JUST AS EFFECTIVE // AS THE LIQUID // COMPOUND // Lydia E. Pinkham // Medicine Company // Lynn, Mass.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
17.7 cm
Width
11.4 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over; minor creases and tears along edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Lydia E. Pinkham.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2019. Accessed 10 July 2019.
“Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company Records, 1776-1968 (inclusive).” Harvard Library Viewer, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 2019. Accessed 10 July 2019.
Research Facts
Lydia E. Pinkham was a popular patent medicine producer famous for her Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound and other remedies; products were marketed as treatments for a wide variety of women’s health issues; Lydia E. Pinkham developed a relationship of trust with many female consumers who felt uncomfortable with male medical professionals; she marketed her products with images of her face and slogans like “Only a woman can understand a woman’s ills”; an all female Department of Advise was formed to respond to the many letters she received, and she also produced many pamphlets and manuals for women’s health and well being; the health benefits of her products were never proven and her Vegetable Compound contained high concentrations of alcohol; increased regulations in drug advertising forced the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company to remove many of the medical claims for its products.
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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Food
Food -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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