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Brown's Vermifuge Confits or Worm Lozenges [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001401
Description
Trade card on light card advertising Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges -- lettering on front in capitals; front: family, mother and two children on yellow background with red lettering; back: black print on white background, Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges with "Treatment of the…
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Accession Number
996001401
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics -- advertisements
Parasitic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card on light card advertising Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges -- lettering on front in capitals; front: family, mother and two children on yellow background with red lettering; back: black print on white background, Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges with "Treatment of the Drowned".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15,1995 (before).
Maker
J. Ottman
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Colour lithograph -- post 1860
Material
light card: yellow; red; green; black; white; buff; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Front reads, "BROWN'S // VERMIFUGE COMFITS // OR WORM LOZENGES"; back reads: "Brown's Vermifuge Comfits // or Worm Lozenges // Commit this to Memory. The knowlege may enable you to save a life. // Treatment of the Drowned // [detailed instructions follow] // For Sale Everywhere // 25 cts. per Box"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
No rips or tears, flexible; some printing on back removed, remainder is legible edge in pencil
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information For Everybody", 1862; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, The Christopher Publishing House, 1994, Hanover, Mass.
Research Facts
Date unknown -- colour lithograph, post-1860; company also made Brown's Bronchial Troches, Brown's Dentifrice, Brown's Indian Herb Bitters, Brown's Iron Bitters, Brown's Panacea, Brown's Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters; Brown's Sarsaparilla and Brown's Laxative Pills advertised in 1886; recipe for Vermifuge from Dr. Chase's Recipes (1862); Santonin 60 grs.; pulverized sugar 5 oz.; mucilage of gum tragacanth to make a thick paste, mixed together into pill form and let stand 12-24 hours
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Mother Swan's Worm Syrup [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001415
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Mother Swans Worm Syrup; front: colour chromolithograph of a swan with three cygnets swimming in a pond, with a bridge on one end holding a woman and four children; back: black on tan, advertises the worm syrup, but also Well's Rough on Corns (with picture of laughing…
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Accession Number
996001415
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics -- advertisements
Cathartics -- advertisements
Parasitic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Mother Swans Worm Syrup; front: colour chromolithograph of a swan with three cygnets swimming in a pond, with a bridge on one end holding a woman and four children; back: black on tan, advertises the worm syrup, but also Well's Rough on Corns (with picture of laughing man), Rough on Rats (picture of dead rat), Well's May Apple Pills, Well's Health Renewer, Buchu-Paiba.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann Lithography
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
No relevant information found other than chromolithograph generalisation
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; green
Inscriptions
Front: "NEVER DOES HARM // ALWAYS DOES GOOD // A GOOD CATHARTIC // MOTHER SWANS // WORM SYRUP // Perfectly harmless, but most Effective Worm Destroyer extant. If worms are not expelled by it, // you may depend they do not exist. // IT IS SWEET AND NICE ... 25 cents at DRUGGISTS"; back: more ads; see Description for details
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight crease down the middle with a small tear at the top end, slight nick on the right edge, a little staining on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 148
Research Facts
Probably a Wells, Richardson & Co.'s product since the ads on the back are for more of their products, which were often advertised together
Images
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Surrey Institution [print]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1984.6.141
Description
A caricature print of Surrey Institution.
Accession Number
1984.6.141
Author
J.C. Stadler
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Academies and Institutes -- pictorial works
Caricatures
Art
Description
A caricature print of Surrey Institution.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Petrolagar Laboratories Inc., Chicago.
Maker
J.C. Stadler
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box D
Dimension Notes
Length 30.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Prev. # 84.6.141
Research Facts
A reprint of the original by J.C. Stadler after Rowlandson & Pugin (1809); courtesy of Petrolagar Laboratories Inc., Chicago
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