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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
(a-b) 0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row B
(c) 2005-5-6 Binder E 15 a
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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specimen slide container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15028
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
017020007
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information a…
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Accession Number
017020007
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Archival
Bacteriology
Pathology
Specimen Handling
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information about contents and the size of the micro slides that it can fit; back cover has a blank space for the postage stamp to be placed on and a small section to write the address to send the slides to.
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 from1988 to 2017.
Site Made (Country)
The United States of America
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "MEDICAL SPECIMEN // BACTERIOLOGY SMEAR // OR [unintelligible] BLOOD FILM // PLEASE RUSH // Dry specimens before closing lid // Holds Two 3" x 1" Micro Slides // MADE & PRINTED IN U.S.A."; on the back: "[missing letters]GILE SEAL ALL AROUND WITH SCOTCH TAPE // First Class // Air Mail // TO // FRAGILE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Length
10.8 cm
Width
7.8 cm
Depth
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The top left corner is warped; there are tears throughout the front and back sides causing one word to be unintelligible and other words to be missing letters; there is also worn out marks caused by the removal of scotch tape
Copy Type
original
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What are the Veneral Diseases? [pamphlet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14947
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Accession Number
005027001
Description
Small four page tan paper pamphlet folded and stapled in the fold with eight pages of contents concerning education on venereal diseases, including title page and back page; blue square with lack text on front and headings inside are in same blue text; five different subtitles written in blue follo…
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Accession Number
005027001
Author
Issued: Health League of Canada
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
MeSH Heading
Disease
Pamphlets
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Description
Small four page tan paper pamphlet folded and stapled in the fold with eight pages of contents concerning education on venereal diseases, including title page and back page; blue square with lack text on front and headings inside are in same blue text; five different subtitles written in blue followed by content written in black discussing important educational information on venereal diseases and continues onto the back of the pamphlet.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This pamphlet originally belonged to and was produced by the Health League of Canada, which was founded on the purpose of providing health education and promoting disease prevention. After the Health League of Canada discontinued, its records were moved to the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and later discovered by Arthur Gryfe, a former MD and appointed archivist of the Health League of Canada, even though the group barely existed at the time of his appointment.
Maker
Health League of Canada
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
On front: "What are the // VENEREAL // DISEASES // ? // Issued by the // HEALTH LEAGUE OF CANADA // 111 Avenue Road, Toronto, Canada"; on inside: "WHAT ARE THE // VENEREAL DISEASES ?"; "IGNORANCE IS DANGEROUS"; "WHAT ARE THEY?"; "UNFOUNDED FEARS"; "HOW CAN WE AVOID VENEREAL // DISEASES?"; "WHERE CAN VENEREAL DISEASE // BE CURED?"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder B pg 2 a
Length
12.4 cm
Width
9.3 cm
Depth
0.05 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Pamphlet is slightly warped, as it does not lie completely flat; the staples holding the pamphlet together are also rusting on the inside.
Copy Type
original
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What the War has done to stamp out Venereal Diseases: A Summary and a Summons [pamphlet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14949
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Military Medicine
Accession Number
005027003
Description
Small two page tan paper rectangular pamphlet folded and stapled in the fold with text in black print ink and contains eight pages of content including the title page; at the center of the title page is an arm, with a sleeve designed to look like the American flag, holding, or handing over to an un…
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Accession Number
005027003
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Disease
Pamphlets
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pamphlets
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- home front
Description
Small two page tan paper rectangular pamphlet folded and stapled in the fold with text in black print ink and contains eight pages of content including the title page; at the center of the title page is an arm, with a sleeve designed to look like the American flag, holding, or handing over to an unknown source, a pamphlet with the same title and image as this pamphlet; at the bottom of the title page it is described who it was printed by and where; the content on the title page is surrounded by a border consisting of two black lines in the shape of a rectangle with the innermost line being thicker than the outer line; the content of the pamphlet carries onto the last page of the pamphlet.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This pamphlet originally belonged to the Health League of Canada, which was founded on the purpose of providing health education and promoting disease prevention. After the Health League of Canada discontinued, its records were moved to the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and later discovered by Arthur Gryfe, a former MD and appointed archivist of the Health League of Canada, even though the group barely existed at the time of his appointment.
Maker
The American Social Hygiene Association
Site Made (City)
New York City
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: light brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "What the War // has done to stamp // out Venereal Diseases // A // Summary // and a // Summons // Printed by // The American Social Hygiene Association, Inc. // Department of Public Information // 105 West 40th Street // New York City"; on the inside: "A SUMMARY AND A SUMMONS"; "FACTS PROVED BY THE WAR CAM- // PAIGN AGAINST VENEREAL // DISEASES"; "ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE WAR DEPART- // MENT, THE UNITED STATES PUBLIC // HEALTH SERVICE, AND UNOFFICIAL // AGENCIES DURING THE WAR:"; "A FEW FACTS ABOUT VENEREAL // DISEASES"; on the back: "(By official permission from the War Department // Comission on Training Camp Activities.)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder B pg 2 a
Length
15.1 cm
Width
10.2 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The staples holding the pamphlet together are slightly rusting on the inside; bottom left corner on the last page is slightly bent.
Copy Type
original
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Tell me Doctor ... what are the Venereal Diseases? [pamphlet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14950
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Accession Number
005027004
Description
Small two page cream paper rectangular pamphlet folded and glue at fold with black and red print ink and contains eight pages of content including the title page; at the center part of the title page is a red question mark, which is also part of the title; the title, which, aside from the question …
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Accession Number
005027004
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
MeSH Heading
Disease
Pamphlets
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Description
Small two page cream paper rectangular pamphlet folded and glue at fold with black and red print ink and contains eight pages of content including the title page; at the center part of the title page is a red question mark, which is also part of the title; the title, which, aside from the question mark, is written in black, starts from the top left corner of the title page and descends down to the center and bottom of the page; at the very bottom of the title page there is information on how it was printed in small writing; inside the pamphlet there is information on venereal diseases in black writing accompanied by red bolded and capitalized titles and various images, including a woman, a man, and another woman with her baby on page three, as well as an image of a mental hospital on page four and a group of doctors on page five.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This pamphlet originally belonged to the Health League of Canada, which was founded on the purpose of providing health education and promoting disease prevention. After the Health League of Canada discontinued, its records were moved to the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and later discovered by Arthur Gryfe, a former MD and appointed archivist of the Health League of Canada, even though the group barely existed at the time of his appointment.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
On the front: "Tell me // Doctor ... // What are the // Venereal // Diseases // Reprinted with kind permission and certain modifications // from pamphlets of the British Ministry of Health and the // Venereal Disease Education Institute, Raleigh, N.C." There is also an image of a question mark; on the inside: "WHAT ARE THE // VENEREAL DISEASES?"; "IGNORANCE IS DANGEROUS"; "WHAT ARE THEY?"; "SYPHILIS"; "GONORRHOEA"; "UNFOUNDED FEARS"; "HOW CAN WE AVOID VENEREAL // DISEASES?"; "HOW CAN VENEREAL DISEASE BE // CURED?"; On the back: "REMEMBER THESE RULES:"; "HEALTH LEAGUE OF CANADA // (Social Hygiene Division) // 111 AVENUE ROAD – TORONTO 5, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder B pg 2 b
Length
14.4 cm
Width
8.6 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Almost excellent, but the right corner on the first page is slightly bent.
Copy Type
original
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Prostitution and the War [pamphlet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14951
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Military Medicine
Accession Number
005027005
Description
Medium-sized eight page cream paper rectangular pamphlet folded and stapled in the fold plus a heavy cardstock cover with a green cover and cream text; on the title page there is mentioning of the pamphlet number, title, author and an image of ten soldiers in uniform carrying rilfe above a descript…
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Accession Number
005027005
Author
Philip S. Broughton
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- home front
Disease
Pamphlets
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pamphlets
Military Medicine -- War
Description
Medium-sized eight page cream paper rectangular pamphlet folded and stapled in the fold plus a heavy cardstock cover with a green cover and cream text; on the title page there is mentioning of the pamphlet number, title, author and an image of ten soldiers in uniform carrying rilfe above a description about how many soldiers have died on account of venereal diseases; nine of the soldiers are primarily cream coloured, but one of them is only outlined in cream with the rest of the soldier shaded green, blending in with the background to demonstrate that a portion of soldiers die from venereal diseases; there are thirty-two pages of content in black writing accompanied by bolded and capitalized titles and various images; these images show pictures pertaining to statistics around syphilis infections, the public agencies focusing on controlling venereal diseases, and how to check prostitution; the back of the pamphlet is a list of seventy-nine public affairs pamphlets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This pamphlet originally belonged to the Health League of Canada, which was founded on the purpose of providing health education and promoting disease prevention. After the Health League of Canada discontinued, its records were moved to the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and later discovered by Arthur Gryfe, a former MD and appointed archivist of the Health League of Canada, even though the group barely existed at the time of his appointment.
Site Made (City)
New York City
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
The United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: green, cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "10c"; "PUBLIC AFFAIRS PAMPHLET No. 65"; PROSTITUTION // AND THE WAR"; "BY PHILIP S. BROUGHTON"; "THE MISSING MAN IN THE FRONT LINE"; "7,000,000 MAN DAYS LOST // TO THE AMERICAN ARMY IN WORLD WAR I // AS THE RESULT OF // VENEREAL DISEASES"; on the inside: "TWO MILLION SELECTEES BLOOD TESTED FOR SYPHILIS"; "BUILDING A PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM"; "PREVENTIVE MEASURES"; "PUBLIC AGENCIES WORKING TO CONTROL VENEREAL DISEASES"; "SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY"; "THE NATIONAL NEED FOR LOCAL ACTION"; on the back: "PUBLIC AFFAIRS PAMPHLETS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder B pg 3 a
Length
21 cm
Width
13.8 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The colour is wearing off on the spine of the pamphlet; the top left corner is also worn out; there are blue stains on the back near the spine.
Copy Type
original
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Let's Black Out Syphilis [leaflet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14952
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Accession Number
005027006
Description
Medium-sized one page rectangular cream paper with black text folded in half with front page has a black background; on the front page, or title page, there are three spotlights shining upwards from the bottom of the page, with the lights converging at the top and hills are faintly illuminated by t…
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Accession Number
005027006
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
MeSH Heading
Disease
Pamphlets
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Syphilis
Description
Medium-sized one page rectangular cream paper with black text folded in half with front page has a black background; on the front page, or title page, there are three spotlights shining upwards from the bottom of the page, with the lights converging at the top and hills are faintly illuminated by the sun in the background near the top; the title is written in large bolded white letters at the top and center of the front page and at the bottom right is the name and location of the company responsible for the pamphlet's creation; there are three pages of content, not including the title page, discussing the why's and how's of stamping out syphilis, written in black ink with bolded and capitalized titles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This pamphlet originally belonged to the Health League of Canada, which was founded on the purpose of providing health education and promoting disease prevention. After the Health League of Canada discontinued, its records were moved to the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and later discovered by Arthur Gryfe, a former MD and appointed archivist of the Health League of Canada, even though the group barely existed at the time of his appointment.
Maker
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: black, cream
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
On the front: "Let's // BLACK OUT // SYPHILIS"; "METROPOLITAN LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // CANADIAN HEAD OFFICE // OTTAWA"; on the inside: "LET'S BLACK OUT SYPHILIS"; "WHY?; "HOW?"; on the back: "How you can help // to black out // syphilis ..."; "Your community looks // to you for // support ..."; "The fight against syphilis is a fight for // every person and for every community"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder B pg 2 b
Length
19.6 cm
Width
13.6 cm
Depth
0.05 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The colour on the front page is evenly faded; the colour on the edges are wearing out; the back of the pamphlet has a fair amount of dark stains.
Copy Type
original
Images
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The Case for Premarital Blood Testing VD War Must Continue [leaflet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14953
Dates
1940
1950
Circa 1940-1950
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Accession Number
005027007
Description
Medium-sized one page cream paper folded leaflet pamphlet with four pages of content including the title page; the first half of the title page from top to bottom has a blue background and inside the background is the title and statistics on cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea written in white and a s…
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Accession Number
005027007
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
MeSH Heading
Disease
Pamphlets
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Syphilis
Gonorrhea
Description
Medium-sized one page cream paper folded leaflet pamphlet with four pages of content including the title page; the first half of the title page from top to bottom has a blue background and inside the background is the title and statistics on cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea written in white and a subheading written in orange; there is also a large outline of a test tube on the top left of the front page; the bottom half of the title page has a cream white background mentioning the date of when cases of venereal diseases were reported, in blue and orange ink, and images of human figures coloured in orange, each one acting as a symbol and representing 500 people who were discovered to have a venereal disease during specific years; the content over the next two pages is printed in blue ink and has large bolded titles; on the back and fourth page the pamphlet urges readers to take the issue seriously; and at the bottom of the last page it states that the pamphlet acts as a message from the Health League of Canada.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This pamphlet originally belonged to the Health League of Canada, which was founded on the purpose of providing health education and promoting disease prevention. After the Health League of Canada discontinued, its records were moved to the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and later discovered by Arthur Gryfe, a former MD and appointed archivist of the Health League of Canada, even though the group barely existed at the time of his appointment.
Maker
Health League of Canada
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
Circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Pamphlet shows statistics in the 1940's
Material
paper: cream, white
ink: blue, white, orange
Inscriptions
On the front: "The case for Premarital Blood Testing // VD WAR MUST CONTINUE!" // HERE'S WHY"; "1944 - Total number of reported cases of Gonorrhea & Syphilis - 38,757"; "1945 - Total number of reported cases of Gonorrhea & Syphilis - 40,515"; "Cases reported in // JAN. & FEB. // 1945 & 1946"; 1945 6,483 / 1946 8,136 // Each Symbol = 500 persons // 1,653 more cases // this year in 2 months"; on the inside: "VD War Not Over !"; "Protection of // Marriage and Newborn"; "Read These // Alarming Case Histories !"; on the back: "Something You Can Do ..."; "A message in the interests of Canadians // from the // HEALTH LEAGUE OF CANADA // (Social Hygiene Division) // 111 Avenue Road - TORONTO 5, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder B pg 3 a
Length
21.9 cm
Width
14.6 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The bottom right and top right corners of the first page and the third page are slightly bent; the blue background on the title page shows some fading.
Copy Type
original
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Directions for the use and Care of the Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Cabinet [directions]

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Roger C. Wales Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vision
Physical Examination
Classification
Ophthalmology
Archival, Items
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
007013002
Description
Rectangular tan paper directions leaflet titled Directions for the use and Care of the Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Cabinet; leaflet consists of a single piece of paper folded in half to form two double sided pages with product information, instructions and illustrations printed on all sides…
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Accession Number
007013002
Author
J. Skylar Manufacturing Co.
Collection
Dr. Roger C. Wales Collection
Category
Archival Items
Vision
Physical Examination
Classification
Ophthalmology
Archival, Items
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Archival
Ophthalmology
Archival, Items
Vision
Physical Examination
Description
Rectangular tan paper directions leaflet titled Directions for the use and Care of the Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Cabinet; leaflet consists of a single piece of paper folded in half to form two double sided pages with product information, instructions and illustrations printed on all sides in black and red ink; instructions include how to operate machine, maintenance, safety warnings and information about components; one of additional items with Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit (007.013.001 a-f).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Wales of Napanee, Ontario.
Maker
J. Sklar Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Similar to model found in catalogue published 1932-33
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on front page: "DIRECTIONS // FOR USE AND CARE OF THE // Imperatori Treatment // AND // Diagnostic Cabinet // BE SURE // TO READ THSES DIRECTIONS // BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT // TO OPERATE THIS // UNIT // MANUFACTURED BY // J. SKLAR MANUFACTURING. CO. // BROOKLYN, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 4
Length
24.0 cm
Width
16.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured folded
Condition Remarks
Surface heavily grimy, with several folded corners and breaks in the paper along fold lines
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"The George P. Pilling & Son Co." catalogue, 1932-33, p. 136 (similar to model Y 1000); manual with artifact
Research Facts
Part of Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit (007.013.001 a-f); Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit used for ear, nose and throat diagnosis and treatment.
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The Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit [Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit brochure]

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Roger C. Wales Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Ophthalmology
Archival, Items
Accession Number
007013003
Description
Rectangular tan paper brochure titled The Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit; brochure consists of a single piece of paper folded in half to form two double sided pages with product information and illustrations printed on all sides in black and red ink; product information includes machine s…
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Accession Number
007013003
Author
J. Skylar Manufacturing Co.
Collection
Dr. Roger C. Wales Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Ophthalmology
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Archival
Description
Rectangular tan paper brochure titled The Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit; brochure consists of a single piece of paper folded in half to form two double sided pages with product information and illustrations printed on all sides in black and red ink; product information includes machine specifications, uses, components and additional accessories; decorative octagonal black paper stamp with company information embossed in gold lettering attached to bottom of inside page; one of additional items with Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit (007.013.001 a-f).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Wales of Napanee, Ontario.
Maker
J. Sklar Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Similar to model found in catalogue published 1932-33
Material
paper: tan, gold
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Front page: "The // IMPERATORI TREATMENT // and // Diagnostic Unit // COMPLETE // COMPACT // CONVENIENT // FOR SALE BY // THE J. F. HARTZ CO., Limited // Toronto and Montreal"; embossed on stamp on inside page: “THE // J. F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // PHYSICIAN’S SUPPLIES // TORONTO – MONTREAL”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 4
Length
24.5 cm
Width
16.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured folded
Condition Remarks
Surface heavily grimy, with several folded corners and breaks in the paper along fold lines
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"The George P. Pilling & Son Co." catalogue, 1932-33, p. 136 (similar to model Y 1000); manual with artifact
Research Facts
Used for ear, nose and throat diagnosis and treatment; artifact contains mutliple instuments inside drawers and attached to countertop; instruments have been catalogued separately
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