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Lambert's Syrup [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001448
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
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Accession Number
996001448
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Maker
Lambert Medical Co. (product)
Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Date Remarks
Card says 1889-1939; card must be around this date
Material
paper: red; yellow
Inscriptions
"1889-1939 . HALF A CENTURY // OF HEALTH SAFEGUARD // FIFTY years old - More popular than ever // Sold from ocean to ocean // A necessity in every home // Imposing Sales record of // 11,372,299 Bottles // LAMBERT'S SYRUP // NATIONAL FAMILY // REMEDY // J. O. LAMBERT, M.D. // Author of the national // family remedy against // chest ailments"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: ink doodlings all over; left top corner has been ripped off; creased and torn along top edge; stains in several locations; back has many ink writings, large ink stains in corners, and some writings in pencil as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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Montreal Pharmacy [promotional postcard]

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001475
Description
Black-and-white colourized photograph postcard of the Montreal Pharmacy showing prescription counter and offices (interior shot); card is unused.
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Accession Number
996001475
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Pharmacies -- pictorial works
Description
Black-and-white colourized photograph postcard of the Montreal Pharmacy showing prescription counter and offices (interior shot); card is unused.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Date Remarks
Lettering of "Prescriptions" is 1930s style
Material
paper: black; white; grey; yellow
Inscriptions
Front reads, "BUREAU OFFICES // PRESCRIPTIONS // PHARMACIE MONTREAL PHARMACY // THE LARGEST AND MOST LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED DRUG STORE IN THE WORLD // LA PLUS GRANDE ET LA PLUS LUXEUSE PHARMACIE DE DETAIL AU MONDE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.3 cm. x Width: 13.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Back has 1/3 of top right quadrant peeled away
Copy Type
Original
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Templeton's Raz-Mah [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001503
Description
Thick cardboard tradecard the size of a business card; paper is a yellow-orange with red and black writing; a red strip cuts the front diagonally, on the top half is a facsimile of a box of Raz-Mah; on the bottom is writing; back is blank; imprint on the back from print press from the front.
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Accession Number
996001503
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Respiration Disorders -- advertisements
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Thick cardboard tradecard the size of a business card; paper is a yellow-orange with red and black writing; a red strip cuts the front diagonally, on the top half is a facsimile of a box of Raz-Mah; on the bottom is writing; back is blank; imprint on the back from print press from the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Templeton's Ltd. (product)
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
paper: yellow-orange; red; black
Inscriptions
"Templetons // RAZ-MAH // for // ASTHMA // HAY FEVER // CHRONIC BRONCHITIS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.2 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Corners are soft; front: generally dirty with some staining from the ink; back: some ink has soaked through in some spots; raised areas are dirtier than the flat
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Templeton’s Raz-Mah capsules were trademarked in 1921.
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Designed for Farmer's Mechanics Merchants and All People [booklet]

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Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001640
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
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Accession Number
996001640
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Date Remarks
Probably fairly soon after father's death in 1914, perhaps in 1920's; said it was around for 50 years, after Dr. R. V. Pierce's death in 1914, but still during Dr. V. M. Pierce's lifetime
Material
paper: black; red-orange
Inscriptions
Front: "HAND BOOK // Designed for // FARMERS MECHANICS // MERCHANTS AND ALL PEOPLE"; back: "Our Canadian Branch Laboratory at Bridgeburg, Ont. // is complete, and here are made all Dr. Pierce's Family // Remedies which have been so favorably known to Cana- // dians for 50 years, and for sale by every good druggist in Canada. // For your back- // ache, ANURIC // strengthens weak ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; small tear along front right edge; several stains along front left edge; back: some math written in ink, top right; bottom right, bent and partially torn; minimal staining within the booklet
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 136; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 72, 135; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 3
Research Facts
Pierce's Favorite Prescription -- Savin, Cinchona, Agaric, Cinnamon, Acacia, Sugar, Tinct. digitalis, Opium, Oil anise; Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery extracts of: cinchona, columbo, guaiacum, licorice, tinct. of opium, padophyllin (resinoid), Glycerine, alcohol; began with Dr. Ray Vaughn Pierce in 1862 -- set up small laboratory in Buffalo, manufacturing patent medicines; 1891, founded the Invalids Hotel and Surgical Institute.
Another mucilaginous herb that helps to soothe inflammation, licorice root is great for all sorts of coughs. Its mucilaginous properties make it great for dry irritated membranes, while it's also a natural expectorant, making it great for helping rid a wet productive cough of all the phlegm. Licorice root is also used in many syrups to help sweeten the flavor due to some of the bitter tasting herbs that many syrups contain.
Like ginger, cinnamon is a warming herb that helps with circulation, congestion, and boosting immunities which make it a great addition to any cold or cough syrup.
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Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book [booklet]

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Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001641
Description
Paper booklet called "Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book" from Dr. Pierce; front: shows two women gossiping over tea; back: a photograph of their branch laboratory in Bridgeburg; inside: lots of testimonials for their products and "hospital", dream interpretation and cooking recipes; 18 double-sided pa…
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Accession Number
996001641
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper booklet called "Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book" from Dr. Pierce; front: shows two women gossiping over tea; back: a photograph of their branch laboratory in Bridgeburg; inside: lots of testimonials for their products and "hospital", dream interpretation and cooking recipes; 18 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Given to Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, by Gwen.
Maker
Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Date Remarks
During Dr. V.M. Pierce's "reign" but probably published after 996.001.640, since no mention of father's death, and the new laboratory is no longer "just completed"
Material
paper: black; orange-red; pink; grey
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Wm McIlquham [?] // NEIGHBORHOOD GOSSIP // DREAM BOOK"; back: "Dr. Pierce's Medicines are made // PALE, ANEMIC WOMEN // A man or woman of real red blood is ready for // any or all tasks. Gain strength, energy, vigor by going // to your druggist and obtaining a 65c. bottle of Iron- // tic Tablets, or sent 10c. to Dr. Pierce's Labora- // tory..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.7 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; front: name written in pencil across the top, right bottom corner bent; several stains in left half; top right corner bent; staples are slightly rusty and binding edge is wearing; back: small stain, bottom, near middle
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder [advertising leaflet]

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Dates
1929
1935
circa 1929-1935
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001864
Description
Paper booklet advertising Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; has several images of various ill farm animals, and a picture of Dr. Bell; describes uses, etc.; measurements are made after the booklet has been unfolded once.
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Accession Number
996001864
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Pamphlets
Veterinary Medicine -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper booklet advertising Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; has several images of various ill farm animals, and a picture of Dr. Bell; describes uses, etc.; measurements are made after the booklet has been unfolded once.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
1935
circa 1929-1935
Date Remarks
Latest date mentioned
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Dr. Bell's // Veterinary Medical Wonder // DOSE BY DROPS // A Great First Aid Remedy // FOR // Live Stock and Pets // Helps Give Quick Relief: Helps Save Pain: // Helps ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 30.3 cm. x Width: 22.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured; creased and edges are a little torn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder [advertising leaflet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2902
Dates
1934
1940
circa 1934-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001865
Description
Paper booklet for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; front: a picture of G. W. Bell; inside: various pictures of animals, testimonials, etc.; measurements are made after the leaflet has been unfolded once.
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Accession Number
996001865
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Pamphlets
Veterinary Medicine -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper booklet for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; front: a picture of G. W. Bell; inside: various pictures of animals, testimonials, etc.; measurements are made after the leaflet has been unfolded once.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1934
1940
circa 1934-1940
Date Remarks
Latest date in testimonials
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"DR. BELL'S // Veterinary Medical Wonder // Gives EFFECTUAL FIRST AID TO YOUR LIVE STOCK // SAVING PAIN, REDUCING LOSSES // Nips Diseases in the bud -- Give it on the ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 30.6 cm. x Width: 22.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured; very ripped along creases; top edge is a mess
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder [advertising ink blotter]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2908
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001871
Description
Thick paper blotter; front: right has ad for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; left has facsimile of a painting of two men camping our and a bear approaching them; back: pink blotting paper with ink marks and stamp outlines.
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Accession Number
996001871
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Commerce
Advertising
Veterinary Drugs
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Thick paper blotter; front: right has ad for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; left has facsimile of a painting of two men camping our and a bear approaching them; back: pink blotting paper with ink marks and stamp outlines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Alexandria Bay
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: black; pink; yellow; orange; blue
Inscriptions
"NEW GRAIN CAUSES // COLIC AND INDIGESTION // GIVE // DR. BELL'S // VETERINARY // MEDICAL WONDER // Two to four doses are generally sufficient. // "YOUR DRUGGIST HAS IT" THE BELL WONDER MEDICINE CO. // INCORPORATED // ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. // 197 A WELCOME GUEST // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; left edge back is stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Kidney, Water and Blood Powders [advertising coupon]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2915
Dates
1931
1935
circa 1931-1935
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001878
Description
Green paper coupon from Dr. Bell's Wonder Medicine Co. for a free sample of Dr. Bell's Kidney, Water and Blood Powders.
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Accession Number
996001878
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Veterinary Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Green paper coupon from Dr. Bell's Wonder Medicine Co. for a free sample of Dr. Bell's Kidney, Water and Blood Powders.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, May 10, 1994.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
1935
circa 1931-1935
Material
paper: black; green
Inscriptions
"VALUABLE COUPON // THIS COUPON IS GOOD FOR A // FREE SAMPLE // of // DR. BELL'S KIDNEY, WATER & BLOOD POWDERS // (A Veterinary Product) See page 38 of the book for uses of this powder. // Present at your Dealer's whose name is printed on the ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.2 cm. x Width: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; top right corner bent and creased; bottom is slightly creased with small tear
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dates
1927
1979
circa 1927-1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
997037575
Description
Metal-framed business sign for doctor's office, consisting of a wooden rectangle with a glass front face and painted wood beneath; frame has four mounting brackets attached to back perimeter of sign: two on top, two on bottom, each approximately 9 cm from edge; back is solid and flat; frame is atta…
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Accession Number
997037575
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Location Directories and Signs
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- sign, office
Description
Metal-framed business sign for doctor's office, consisting of a wooden rectangle with a glass front face and painted wood beneath; frame has four mounting brackets attached to back perimeter of sign: two on top, two on bottom, each approximately 9 cm from edge; back is solid and flat; frame is attached by 15 screws along outside edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1927
1979
circa 1927-1979
Date Remarks
Spans working life of Dr. H. G. Bird
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
wood: black; yellow
Inscriptions
Stencilled in paint on front: "DR. GODFREY BIRD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-16
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 62.0 cm x Width 23.0 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Green tarnish on frame, spots of inactive corrosion; dried paint on glass; paint chipped on lettering; sticky residue on glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Lifetime in Medicine." by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
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