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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
Images
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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
Images
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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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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955 - 1965
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033013 a-b
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrosyn I & B bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and cylindrical cream plastic cap guard (b); bottle full with cylindrical tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight rectangular push up, stippled border…
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Accession Number
006033013 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Iron, Dietary
Anemia
Anemia -- drug therapy
Blood Glucose
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrosyn I & B bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and cylindrical cream plastic cap guard (b); bottle full with cylindrical tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight rectangular push up, stippled border, and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with rounded corners and cream and navy paper label with printed product information and dosage in English and French attached to front and left and right sides; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; cap guard is thin piece of rectangular plastic molded to match shape of area where cap meets bottle and extends nearly the entire circumference.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 9.8 cm Width 4.3 cm Depth 3.0 cm
b – cap guard – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 3.4 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955 - 1965
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “5” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream, white
ink: navy, black
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // 100 Compressed Tablets // FERROSYN ® // I & B // (No Sugar) // Each tablet represents: // Reduced Iron 5 gr. (0.3 Gm.) // Copper (as Sulphate). 0.006 gr. (0.4 mg.) // Thiamine 0.5 mg. // Riboflavin 0.5 mg. // Niacinamide 2 mg. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA // Dose: 1 to 2 tablets three times daily. // Expiry Date:” stamped in on label in black ink: “MAR 68 // (L) 660328”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor cracking to end of cap guard; minor soiling all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Ferrosyn is a product that treats anemia caused by iron-deficiency; it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a hematinic formula capable of increasing hemoglobin in the blood without increasing blood sugar, making it safe for diabetics.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in the Bramalea, Ontario factory established in 1960s; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with Ingram & Bell logo on product label, signify it was produced in 1966
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Dates
1964
1967
circa 1964 – 1967
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033017 a-b
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrobex (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and rectangular cream plastic cap guard (b); full with cylindrical green tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight push up and manufacturer informatio…
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Accession Number
006033017 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Iron, Dietary
Anemia
Anemia -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Ferrobex (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (a) and rectangular cream plastic cap guard (b); full with cylindrical green tablets and wad of fabric; bottle base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with rounded corners and cream and navy paper label with printed product information and dosage attached to front and proper right and left sides; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; cap guard is thin piece of rectangular plastic molded to match shape of area where cap meets bottle and extends nearly the entire circumference.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 11.0 cm Width 5.1 cm Depth 3.4 cm
b – cap guard – Length 1.6 cm Diameter 3.3 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1967
circa 1964 – 1967
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “4” year code; presence of “FEB 67” expiry date
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
plastic: cream
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “100 // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // 100 // S. C. T. // FERROBEX ® // (I & B) // Each tablet contains: // Ferrous Gluconate 5 gr. // Copper (as Sulphate) 0.006 gr. // Thiamine 0.5 mg. // Riboflavin 0.5 mg. // Niacinamide 2 mg. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA // Average Dose: Two tablets // three times daily after meals. // Expiry Date”; stamped on label in black ink: “FEB 67 // (L) 560315”; embossed on bottom: “D 4 // 5 // 3075”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading at top and bottom of label; minor fading of stamped ink on label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Ferrobex is a product that treats anemia caused by iron-deficiency, as well as other conditions involving lack of iron; its main ingredient is ferrous gluconate and it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for all types of anemia; unlike Ingram & Bell’s similar product Ferrosyn, the tablets contain sugars and are also sugar coated, making them unsuitable for diabetics
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Hamilton, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “4” year code, along with expiry date, signify it was produced in 1964.
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Grobleswski’s Rattlesnake Brand Liniment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7226
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
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Up the Years from One to Six [instructional booklet]

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Dates
1951
Collection
Karen Stinson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
017035004
Description
Thick soft covered booklet covering various topics pertaining to children between the ages of one and six, including their growth and development, behaviour, and common problems and diseases; featured on the front cover is a picture of a young girl in a dress (between the ages of two and four) at t…
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Accession Number
017035004
Collection
Karen Stinson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Nutrition
Disease
Anemia
Constipation
Description
Thick soft covered booklet covering various topics pertaining to children between the ages of one and six, including their growth and development, behaviour, and common problems and diseases; featured on the front cover is a picture of a young girl in a dress (between the ages of two and four) at the bottom of a staircase, lifting her right foot onto the first step in order to begin her climb; title is on the spine; x208 pages and 38 chapters; includes an immunization chart pg 204.
Provenance
Originally belonged to the donor, Karen Stinson.
Maker
Department of National Health and Welfare
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1951
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the front: "Up The Years // FROM ONE TO SIX // DEPARTMENT OF // NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE // OTTAWA, CANADA"; on the spine: "Up The Years // FROM ONE TO SIX"; on the inside: "TABLE // OF CONTENTS"; "FOREWORD"; "PART I // GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT"; "PART II // BEHAVIOUR"; "PART III // COMMON PROBLEMS AND DISEASES"; "INDEX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.7 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Depth
1.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Front cover is beginning to fade; the spine and edges of the booklet are moderately worn
Copy Type
original
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