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75 Years of Progress In Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14715
Dates
1974
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032013
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032013
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats in a cave bottling medications while two elderly Dingbats talk about the past; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1975 and a full page of January 1975 still attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1974
Material
paper: white ink: varying colours metal: black, brass, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "75 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN // DINGBAT LAND // Frosst // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // CHARLES E. FROSST & CO. KIRKLAND (MONTREAL) CANADA // JANUARY 1975" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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Alimentary Problems in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14724
Dates
1964
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032022
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032022
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside receiving treatment for different medical issues; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1965 only the month of January 1965 is still attached; floral design around calendar page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Charles E. Frosst Co.
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "AILMENTARY PROBLEMS // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED // FOUNDED 1899 // JANUARY 1965" with calendar dates and product information following.
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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Blood Donor Clinic in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14720
Dates
1966
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032020
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032020
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside donating blood in various stages of recovery and donating; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1967 and a full page of January 1967 still attached with a floral design around calendar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "BLOOD DONOR CLINIC IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // JANUARY 1967" with calendar dates and product information following.
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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Centenial Celebrations in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14721
Dates
1967
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032019
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032019
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats outside all taking part in the celebrations; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1968.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "CENTENIAL CELEBRATIONS IN // DINGBAT LAND // Charkes E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // JANUARY 1968" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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Continuing Education in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14711
Dates
1979
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032009
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032009
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats in a library and all working on different projects and their education; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1980 and a full page of January 1980 still attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
Material
paper: white ink: varying colours metal: black plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "CONTINUING EDUCATION IN // DINGBAT LAND // Frosst // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // CHARLES E. FROSST & CO. KIRKLAND (MONTREAL) CANADA // JANUARY 1980" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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dosage calculator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1980
Dates
1988
circa 1988
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008108 a-b
Description
Nuromax dosage guideline calculator, which consists of (a) an outer heavy coated white paper sleeve with three small boxes cut out of the front and four small boxes cut out from the back; there is also black-and-white printing on both sides of the sleeve; the top and bottom of the sleeve are closed…
Accession Number
997008108 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Drug Administration Schedule -- instrumentation
Description
Nuromax dosage guideline calculator, which consists of (a) an outer heavy coated white paper sleeve
with three small boxes cut out of the front and four small boxes cut out from the back; there is
also black-and-white printing on both sides of the sleeve; the top and bottom of the sleeve are
closed and the sides open with semi-circular notches that allow the user to move (b) an inner
printed heavy coated paper chart with horizontal numbers which line up with and can be seen through
the cut out boxes; the chart can slide to the right or left to determine proper dosage for sex and
height; the inner chart is folded in half with rows of numbers on the front and back and printed
special considerations inside
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - calculator sleeve - Size: Length 16.8 cm. x Width 8.8 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
b - calculator chart - Size: Length 16.8 cm. x Width 8.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Wellcome Medical Division, Burroughs Wellcome Inc.
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1988
circa 1988
Date Remarks
Date listed on calculator back sleeve
Material
coated paper: white
Inscriptions
(a) The front of the sleeve reads, "NUROMAX* DOSAGE GUIDELINES+ // (DOXACURIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION)
// Initial Bolus Dosage Guide: 1 mg/mL Total mL [listed] // Maintenance Dosage GUIDE: 1 mg/mL
[listed] // Patient Weight (kg) // See inside for "Special Considerations." // Adults under Balanced
Anesthesia [listed]"; the back of the sleeve reads, "IDEAL BODY WEIGHT (1 BW)** // Adults
(Age 18 and older)+ // Height in inches // Males (1 BW in kg)= // Females (1 BW in kg)= // Children
(Age 1-18 years) // Under 5 feet ++ [double "+" vertically arranged and superscr.] // Height
in inches // 1 BW in kg= // Over 5 feet [special symbol, see acc. sheet] // Height in inches //
Males (1 BW in kg)= // Females (1 BW in kg)= [3 formulas listed] // ** Source: Kroben JE, Anderson
PO. Handbook of Clinical Drug // Onta, 6th Ed.: 10 Drug Intelligence Publications Inc., 1988 //
WELLCOME MEDICAL DIVISION // BURROUGHS WELLCOME INC. // KIRKLAND, QUE. // *Trade Mark // NUR-9201E
// PAAB // CCPP"; the inside chart front and back have horizontal rows of printed numbers;
the inside of this chart lists, "NUROMAX* // (DOXACURIUM) // For the duration // Special Considerations
[listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 4
Condition Remarks
The dosage calculator arrived somewhat dusty; there are no tears, missing sections or other damage
Copy Type
Original
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Earnosethroatology in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14722
Dates
1965
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032021
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032021
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside receiving treatment for issues with their ears, noses or throats; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1966 with a floral design around calendar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "EARNOSETHROATOLOGY // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED // FOUNDED 1899 // JANUARY 1966" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
  1 image  
Accession Number
995005110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Antidepressive Agents
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty brown cylindrical glass bottle (a) with black metal screw cap (b); paper label covers circumference; embossed letters on base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
1980
circa 1961-1980
Date Remarks
Expiry date; Merck Sharp & Dohme formed in 1961
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: white
ink: black, green, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
Dimension Notes
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor residue on top rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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Emergency Ward in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14718
Dates
1970
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032016
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
  2 images  
Accession Number
997032016
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats inside a cave dealing with various medical emergencies; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1971 and a full page of January 1971 still attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
Material
paper: white, tan ink: varying colours metal: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "EMERGENCY WARD // IN DINGBAT LAND // Charkes E. Frosst & Co. // MONTREAL CANADA // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // JANUARY 1971" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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Energy Conservation in Dingbat Land [Dingbat calendar]

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Dates
1980
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
997032008
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners …
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Accession Number
997032008
Author
Frosst
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- poster
Drugs -- advertisements, Documentation, Office Management
Description
Poster designed to have three printed framings; the outermost frame is plain, but this frame has been cut off at the top and bottom edges; the middle frame is a pale green border with red and blue maple leaves on a white geometrical pattern; the printer's trademarks are printed on the four corners of this frame; the inner frame mimics a wooden frame with many planes and an elliptical title plaque at the bottom; each frame is edged in black, and white lines separate the frames; the poster depicts Dingbats in the countryside all working with different sources of renewable energy; the bottom area has the different months of the year in 1981.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel
Maker
Merck Frosst Company
Site Made (City)
Kirkland
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
Material
paper: white ink: varying colours metal: black plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on poster: "ENERGY CONSERVATION IN // DINGBAT LAND // Frosst // FOUNDED IN CANADA IN 1899 // CHARLES E. FROSST & CO. KIRKLAND (MONTREAL) CANADA // CALENDAR" with calendar dates and product information following.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5
Length
67.3
Width
35.8
Depth
0.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
minor curling from previous storage in a tube
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
The Frosst Dingbat Calendars. Niagara Apothecary
Donor’s remarks
Research Facts
From 1915 until 1996, health professionals all across Canada received a calendar which featured the healing efforts of the Dingbats. Charles Edward Frosst founded the Canadian company that bore his name until 1965 when it was taken over by a major American manufacturer to become Merck-Frosst. Charles Frosst engaged the artist, William Dudley Burnett Ward, to paint an appealing calendar for distribution to his firm's audience. Over the course of 81 years there have been a long succession of artists following Ward.
The Dingbat calendars were discontinued as a result of a Canadian industry's association decision that the Dingbat promotion was unfair competition.
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College Class of 1939; nursing positions on Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), Toronto, Ontario (1942) and worked in private practise with husband Dr Rockel.
The Dingbat calendars started in February each year leaving the last page for January of the following year still attached, so the actual calendar dates to the previous year.
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