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Cholera Preventive

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
996001321
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light green glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a top which is tooled, flanged with a flat top and squared edges; there is a printed paper label around seven of the panels, which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has a cork in the…
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Accession Number
996001321
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Cholera -- prevention and control
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light green glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a top which is tooled, flanged with a flat top and squared edges; there is a printed paper label around seven of the panels, which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has a cork in the neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa), in Sept.1993.
Maker
E. W. Burritt
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light green
cork: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "CHOLERA // PREVENTIVE // Uses listed // DOSE" (listed) "Prepared and sold by // E. W. BURRITT // APOTHECARY and DRUGGIST, // Burlington, Vermont"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.5 cm. x Diam. : 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has a small chip on the right side of the lip; #2: bottle contains dried medication residue; cork in bottle shows some damage/loss to its outer edges; paper label on bottle shows discolouration and 8 small areas of paper loss; label is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Aug. 6, 2003-15 Nov. 2010.
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Dr. Baxter's Mandrake Bitters

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001315
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Accession Number
996001315
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded
collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is
a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Lord Bros.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Front panels read, "DR. BAXTERS' // MANDRAKE BITTERS // LORD BROS. // PROPRIETOR'S // BURLINGTON
VT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Diam. : 5.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is a small broken bubble chip at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 55;
"Bitters Bottles" by Richard Watson, p. 60; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham,
pp. 49-50
Research Facts
Original label claimed the product was an anti-bilious and Jaundice Mandrake Bitters for
strengthening and purifying the blood
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Great Things: What They Are - Where They Are [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1880
1915
circa 1880-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.21
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, 32 pages plus cover; the booklet lists geat things ranging from the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity" to the "Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages," to "Great Crusades," etc.; these are listed on odd pages while advertisements, testimonials and summares of healing powe…
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Accession Number
1978.14.21
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, 32 pages plus cover; the booklet lists geat things ranging from the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity" to the "Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages," to "Great Crusades," etc.; these are listed on odd pages while advertisements, testimonials and summares of healing powers of various remedies coincidentally also sold by the book's publisher--most commonly "Paine's Celery Compound"--are listed throughout.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Wells, Richardson and Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1915
circa 1880-1915
Material
paper: white; green
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover: "CALIFORNIA BIG TREES // NIAGARA // SPHINX AND PYRAMIDS // GREAT // THINGS" in black ink and surrounded by small, decorative stylings and pictures of subject; printed in reverse on a black background: "WHAT THEY ARE // WHERE THEY ARE"; printed in black ink, "GREAT BELL, MOSCOW"; printed on back cover in black ink: "PAINE'S // CELERY // COMPOUND // A TRUE NERVE TONIC, // AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE, // A RELIABLE LAXATIVE // AND DIURETIC. // [horizontal line with an iron cross image in centre] // IT RESTORES STRENGTH, // RENEWS VITALITY, // PURIFIES THE BLOOD, // REGULATES THE KIDNEYS, // THE LIVER AND BOWELS. // [horizontal line with an iron cross image in centre] // PRICE $1.00 SIX FOR $5.00. // [two horizontal lines, one above the other, extending length of line] // FOR SALE BY"; also printed on the back cover is an illustration of packaging depicting Paine's Celery Compound (packaging text is listed in illustration)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The original green colour of the cover has faded and the newsprint of the booklet has yellowed with age; some water staining is visible on the front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., 1901 (reprinted 1970), p. 117
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Lactated Food trade card

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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001416
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Lactated Food; front: colour chromolithograph of a chubby, naked fairy playing a reed flute on a riverbank to some butterflies nearby; framed at the top and bottom by script describing who and how Lactated Food helps (children, infants, enfeebled adults); back: brown …
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Accession Number
996001416
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Lactated Food; front: colour chromolithograph of a chubby, naked fairy playing a reed flute on a riverbank to some butterflies nearby; framed at the top and bottom by script describing who and how Lactated Food helps (children, infants, enfeebled adults); back: brown writing on tan; shows trademark and picture of two rings looped together, each with a picture inside, one showing two cows and the other showing a field of grain, and some that had been harvested already, representing the ingredients -- sugar of milk, wheat (gluten), barley (Diastase), and oats; size of a small postcard.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Wells, Richardson & Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Around in 1892 and was still aroung in 1911 (Eaton's and Hudson Bay catalogues); made after Paine's Celery Compound and Diamond Dyes
Material
paper: red/pink; yellow; blue; green; brown
Inscriptions
"Thousands of children are insufficiently nourished, // and must be puny and fretful. Lactated Food will // give them strength and flesh, and make them joyous // and happy. // In the enfeebled digestion of invalids, Lactated Food // is more easily assimilated than any other nutritive. // In old age it gives strength to the physical and nervous // systems"; back: "Wells, Richardson & Co's // LACTATED FOOD, // FOR INFANTS AND INVALIDS. // GREAT SUCCESS // Has followed ..."; describes uses and the ingredients/constituents in the product
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 9.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: small stain on right edge about 1/3 of the way up; edges a little worn; back: pencil doodles in top half and stain on left side (same as the front, just soaked through) and small stain (also seen on front) near the lower right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome, Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 71; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, p. 60; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, colour insert # 8, four pictures of Lactated Food trade cards; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 141-142
Research Facts
Packed in square tins saying "The Physicians Favourite ... Sure Cure for Cholera Infantum ... Perfect Nutrient for Invalids", etc.; images of children predominant since they were for children; since it had a milk base, often used cows in ads too; hovered between foods and drugs, promising to make youngsters healthily plump
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001333
Description
Rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with a flat top and squared edges; there is also a separate ring lower on the neck near the base; all four panels are recessed; there are printed paper labels attached to the bottle's front and back, w…
Accession Number
996001333
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with a flat top and squared edges; there is also a separate ring lower on the neck near the base; all four panels are recessed; there are printed paper labels attached to the bottle's front and back, which list product information; the bottle contains a very small amount of Neurotic Oil which is sealed in with a cork in the neck; bottle bottom has embossed lettering.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Neurotic Oil Company
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Bottle likely made between 1860 and 1880
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: light beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Label reads, "A HOUSEHOLD // REMEDY // For Internal and // External use // NEUROTIC // OIL // Put up by the // NEUROTIC OIL // COMPANY. // Burlington, Vt."; back label reads, "DIRECTIONS // FOR INTERNAL // USE // [listed] // FOR EXTERNAL // USE // [listed]" Bottle bottom embossed, "W.T. & CO. // 8 // U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.3 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; both labels are complete, undamaged and fully legible; the cork is complete, shows only minor wear and seals the remaining liquid inside the bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Exhibit History
Bracken Library - Chiong exhibit - May 13 1997
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Paine's Celery Compound

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Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001310
Description
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists …
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Accession Number
996001310
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty tall square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck with cork closure style, missing cork; tan paper label on the front and back which list product information as well as a drawing of celery bunch with a child peering out; sides are embossed with text for product name; back label lists usage directions in English and German.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Wells, Richardson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1872
1900
circa 1872-1900
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed: "CELERY COMPOUND // PAINE'S"; printed on label: "CELERY // Compound // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // PAINE'S // CELERY // COMPOUND // A TRUE NERVE TONIC, // AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE, // A RELIABLE LAXATIVE, // AND DIURETIC // IT RESTORES STRENGTH, // RENEWS VITALITY, // PURIFIES THE BLOOD, // REGULATES THE KIDNEYS, // LIVER AND BOWELS // PRICE $1.00 // PREPARED BY // WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO. // SOLE PROPRIETORS. // BURLINGTON, VT."; back label lists directions in English and German: "DIRECTIONS FOR USING PAINE'S CELERY COMPOUND. // [illeg] Should be graduated to suit the patient, enough being taken to act upon the bowels and keep // [illeg], but lessening the dose if it acts too strongly: for adults, from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful // [illeg] water four times a day, before eating and at bed time; lessen the dose for children according to age. // [illeg] of Neuralgia and Rheumatism double the above dose for the first two days, and in severe and // obstinate cases, or in any disease complicated with Scrofula, add one-eighth ounce of Iodine of Potassium to // each bottle, then use the medicine faithfully."; repeats in German
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.8 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper yellowed and minor stains overall; front label is in good condition, except for small loss at top left corner; back label is missing small sections from the upper left and lower right corners, with staining; most printing is legible; bottle without chips, cracks, or wear; missing cork
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great American Medicine Show" by Armstrong & Armstrong, p. 166; "Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 32 & 50; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 52-57; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 16 & 17, Hudson's Bay Fall and Winter Catalogue, 1910-1911
Research Facts
Paine's Celery Compound first made in 1872; very popular in the 1890's; bottle likely made between 1860 and 1880.
Contained 21% alcohol, also found in the U.S. (bottle Burlington, VT.), Wells & Richardson bought formula from Mrs. Paine, a Burlington, VT. widow; with natural ingredients of "celery extract, hops and coca" -- combination of cocaine and alcohol; Samuel Hopkins Adams put Paine's in the category of The Bracers (alcoholic stimulants)
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Plain Facts for Old and Young: Embracing the Natural History & Hygiene of Organic Life [book]

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
John Hazlett Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
007011008 a-c
Description
Leather-bound book without illustrations describing methods to live a healthy organic life with such topics as unchastity, sexual hygiene, a chapter for married people, diseases peculiar to women and general health hints; written by Dr. J. H. Kellogg in 1889; revised edition from the original writt…
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Accession Number
007011008 a-c
Author
J. H. Kellogg, M.D.
Collection
John Hazlett Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Family Health -- handbooks
Description
Leather-bound book without illustrations describing methods to live a healthy organic life with such topics as unchastity, sexual hygiene, a chapter for married people, diseases peculiar to women and general health hints; written by Dr. J. H. Kellogg in 1889; revised edition from the original written in 1879; 644 pages.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - front cover
b - body
c - back cover
Provenance
Library collection of Dr. John Walter Hazlett (University of Toronto Med, 1947) and his father Dr. John McLean Hazlett (Queen's, 1919), donated by Mrs. John Hazlett.
Maker
I. F. Segner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Iowa
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
circa 1889
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
leather: tan
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on frontispiece: "PLAIN FACTS FOR OLD AND YOUNG: // EMBRACING THE // NATURAL HISTORY & HYGIENE // OF // ORGANIC LIFE // BY J. H. KELLOGG, M. D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
a - front cover - Length 22.7 cm x Width 16.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - body - Length 21.3 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
c - back cover - Length 22.7 cm x Width 16.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Front and back cover has separated; spine cover is missing; leather covers are extremely worn and missing areas along edges; paper is yellowed.
Aug 2018: attached covers to body with linen tape
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Author's credentials as of 1889: Dr. J. H. Kellogg (February 26, 1852 - December 14, 1943) was an American medical doctor in Battle Creek, Michigan who ran a sanitorium (Battle Creek Sanitorium) using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas and exercise. Kellog was an advocate of vegetarianism, and is best known for the invention of the corn flake breakfast cereal with his brother, Will Keith Kellogg. Further research in donor file.
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