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booklet with sample cachets

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
000006007
Description
Four-page booklet and two pieces of medicine; a piece of medicine measures 3.2 cm in diameter and has a depth of 0.3 cm, and is a thin disc with a narrow rim like a hat; the booklet is one piece of paper printed in blue on both sides, folded in half along the vertical centre line; it is not certain…
Accession Number
000006007
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- instruction
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Four-page booklet and two pieces of medicine; a piece of medicine measures 3.2 cm in diameter and has a depth of 0.3 cm, and is a thin disc with a narrow rim like a hat; the booklet is one piece of paper printed in blue on both sides, folded in half along the vertical centre line; it is not certain whether the medicine is part of the original promotion kit.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson; obtained in the 1930s from the drug store run by his father
Maker
Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Limited
Site Made (City)
Welwyn Garden City
Site Made (State)
Hertfordshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Item in a pharmacy in the 1930s
Material
paper: white; blue
medicine: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Front page: "CACHETS // are easy to take // sont faciles à prendre // SNP [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Smith & Nephew Parmaceuticals Limited // Welwyn Garden City, Herts., England"; fourth page: "why CACHETS? // There are four main advantages when taking this compound in the form of // cachets instead of in tablet or other forms. // 1 Each cachet contains the equiva- // lent of several tablets. This means // fewer "swallows" a day. // 2 Cachets leave no unpleasant taste. // 3 Cachets disintegrate rapidly as // soon as they are swallowed. // 4 Cachets bring the compound // absolutely fresh to the patient. // N.B. It is absolutely essential to the success of treatment that the dosage // instructions laid down by the physician are adhered to. // [preceding text repeated in French] // Medical Information Department . Service des renseignements médicaux // Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Limited // Welwyn Garden City, England // Printed in England // Imprimé en Angleterre // Form S.CACH (E/F"; inside of booklet (second and third pages) is divided into five blocks; the first block on the left is text only, the second through fifth blocks have photographic illustrations above the text for each block; first block: "Oral administration by // cachets has certain distinct // advantages. At first sight // cachets may seem rather // large to swallow but they // are surprisingly easy to take // if these simple rules are // followed."; second block: "Moisten cachets by dropping // full dose into partly-filled // tumbler of water, milk or // fruit squash."; third block: "Leave for a few seconds to // soften, then, one by one, lift // out on dessert spoon with // some of liquid."; fourth block: "Swallow cachet and liquid // together. Repeat until full // dose has been taken."; fifth block: "Finally wash cachets down // with remaining liquid. If pos- // sible take dose immediately // after food. // CACHETS [logo: white letters on blue background] // MEAN FEWER SWALLOWS — LEAVE NO UNPLEASANT TASTE // MOINS DE DOSES A PRENDRE — NE LAISSENT AUCUN GOUT DESAGREABLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper is discoloured; brochure is stapled--staples could cause stains in the future
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Jack Willson, personal communication
Less detail