A paper of 16 pages (including cover and back) for A.H. Dixon & Son's New Treatment for Catarrh; black print on off-white paper, numbered at the top centre; front is black and white lithography; bound by thread in the middle of the "spine"; inside contains information on what catarrh is, the number…
A paper of 16 pages (including cover and back) for A.H. Dixon & Son's New Treatment for Catarrh; black print on off-white paper, numbered at the top centre; front is black and white lithography; bound by thread in the middle of the "spine"; inside contains information on what catarrh is, the number of treatments needed, and many testimonials dating from 1881-1883; also gives instructions on what information must be included when writing to them since they prepare each case individually.
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Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Earliest letter, 1881, latest 1883, so must have been published around 1883-1884
paper: black; cream
"A New Treatment // FOR THE // RAPID AND // PERMANENT // CURE OF // CATARRH // To be had only // of // A.H. DIXON & SON // No. 305 KING ST. // WEST // TORONTO CANADA"; inside: oodles of "medical" explanations and testimonials (see above)
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Length: 14.2 cm. x Width: 7.7 cm.
Paper a little sun-aged; lower right corners for first two pages are bent
Booklet states on p. 6: "our experience for the past four years ...", and since it was published c. 1883-84, the product must have started c. 1879-80; no additional information found
Bottom of box is inscribed in ink: "R.W. Forrest Acting Asst. Surgeon U.S.A. 1864"
Storage Room 0010
Velvet faded; #3: minor scratches on the surfacr of the case and metal inlay; crack in the wood on the proper right side, 6.0 cm long; metal inlay worn but no active corrosion; significant cracks in the outer bottom surface of the case; one along the near edge 42.0 cm along length of case, and another along the front edge, 23.0 cm long; no cracks in any instrument handles except (b) the amputation saw, 2.0 cm long; the extra saw blade has a patch of active corrosion at the tip, 1.7 cm x 0.5 cm, and 2.2 cm x 0.4 cm; (c) dilator has four patches of active corrosion on one side and six patches on the other; possible active corrosion at the midpoint of the Hey's saw; felt lining is moderately faded in the tray and slightly faded in the top and bottom; one handle of inner tray (proper left) is broken; felt and wood worn on bottom level where large pliers are stored.
York County Atlas, 1879; A.L. Hernstein & Co. catalogue, 1870, p. 10 No. 9 "Army Field Case." CD #UHN
"When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003