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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001038
Description
Small cylindrical bottle which tapers to a thin neck; black screw on cap; paper label wrapped around body of bottle; partially filled with liquid contents.
Accession Number
996001038
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Muscle Relaxation
Tinea Pedis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small cylindrical bottle which tapers to a thin neck; black screw on cap; paper label wrapped around body of bottle; partially filled with liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Oct. 1993 in Ottawa.
Maker
W.F. Young Inc.
Site Made (City)
Springfield
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
glass: clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Absorbine Jr. // Active Ingredients: Worm- // Wood, thymol, Menthol // and Acetone blended with // essential oils and tinctures // ... // W.F. Young Inc. // Springfield, Mass., U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Diam. : 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and slightly dog-eared
Copy Type
Original
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advertising card

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13159
Dates
1891
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
010020070
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond curly hair, wearing a white dress; she rests her head on her hands on a pink chair with two yellow flowers on it; name of manufacturer, products…
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Accession Number
010020070
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond curly hair, wearing a white dress; she rests her head on her hands on a pink chair with two yellow flowers on it; name of manufacturer, products, prices with brown ink; back of card has calendar for 1891, illustration of a house, with smoking chimney and surrounded by trees, on a hill by a river with tall plants, information on products, manufacturer's information, prices, pharmacist's information printed with brown ink
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
E.W Hoyt & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1891
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: beige
ink: brown, white, blue, pink, yellow, green
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "PERFUMED WITH // HOYT'S GERMAN // COLOGNE // The // MOST FRAGRANT AND LASTING // OF ALL PERFUMES. // PRICE TRIAL SIZE 25 CTS // MEDIUM SIZE 50 CTS // LARGE BOTTLES $1.00 // USE // RUBIFOAM // FOR THE TEETH. DELICIOUSLY FLAVORED. // PRICE 25 CTS A BOTTLE."; written on back: "HOYT'S // GERMAN COLOGNE // HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR OVER TWENTY // YEARS AS THE MOST FRAGRANT AND LASTING // OF ALL PERFUMES. DO NOT CONFOUND IT WITH THE // NUMEROUS TRASHY PERFUMES THAT USURP ITS NAME, // OR STYLES OF BOTTLE. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. TRIAL SIZE 25 c MEDIUM SIZE 50 c LARGE BOTTLES $1.00. // Put up by E.W. HOYT & CO. LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A. Manufacturers of // RUBIFOAM FOR THE TEETH. // For sale by E.C. Lowe, Under Whitney House, // Westboro, Mass., // DEALER IN // DRUGS AND FANCY GOODS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 14.1 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn at edges; bent at top left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hoyt's German Cologne & Rubifoam" website
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; Rubifoam toothpaste was introduced in 1887 and was named for its red bright colour; this card would have been soaked in E.W. Hoyt's original product, their German cologne; the company first started advertising with sample bottles, but as it grew too expensive they began producing advertising cards soaked in the perfume; the cards were made with an extra-porous type of paper in order to soak up the cologne
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advertising card

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13160
Dates
1890
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
010020071
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond hair, wearing a purple dress with white lace; she holds a bottle of tooth powder in her left hand; she stands against a yellow and brown sunset …
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Accession Number
010020071
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond hair, wearing a purple dress with white lace; she holds a bottle of tooth powder in her left hand; she stands against a yellow and brown sunset background, bordered by bouquets of purple, white, blue and pink flowers; name of manufacturer, products, price printed with red, blue and brown ink; back of card has information on product, manufacturer's information, price printed with red ink
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
E.W Hoyt & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: beige
ink: red, purple, white, green, pink, blue, yellow, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "RUBIFOAM // FOR THE // TEETH 25 CENTS // A BOTTLE. // PUT UP BY // E.W. HOYT & CO. // PROPRIETORS OF // HOYT'S GERMAN COLOGNE. // LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A. // COPYRIGHT 1890"; written on back: "RUBifOAm // FOR THE TEETH. // Deliciously Flavored A Perfect Liquid Dentifrice. // Cleanses, Preserves and Beautifies the Teeth. Heals // and hardens the gums. Leaves a refreshing coolness in // the mouth. Imparts a delightful fragrance to the breath. // Beautifully put up. // Modest in price. Convenient to use. // Large Bottles, 25 Cents. // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES // Sample vial of Rubifoam mailed free to any address. // PREPARED AND GUARANTEED BY // E. W. HOYT & CO., - - Lowell, Mass., U.S.A., // MANUFACTURERS OF THE CELEBRATED // HOYT'S GERMAN COLOGNE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 11.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn at corners, dark mark in middle of back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hoyt's German Cologne & Rubifoam" website
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; Rubifoam toothpaste was introduced in 1887 and was named for its red bright colour; this card would have been soaked in E.W. Hoyt's original product, their German cologne; the company first started advertising with sample bottles, but as it grew too expensive they began producing advertising cards soaked in the perfume; the cards were made with an extra-porous type of paper in order to soak up the cologne
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advertising clock sign

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12948
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
004004006
Description
Decorative double sided hanging cardboard advertising clock sign stating "Doctor is In" and "Doctor is Out"; clock face with adjustable metal hands on one side; metal eyelet for hanging; advertising Veracolate with manufacturers logo.
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Accession Number
004004006
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Location Directories and Signs
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- sign, office
Description
Decorative double sided hanging cardboard advertising clock sign stating "Doctor is In" and "Doctor is Out"; clock face with adjustable metal hands on one side; metal eyelet for hanging; advertising Veracolate with manufacturers logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor's father Dr. Frank Stevenson Young, Seeley's Bay , Ontario
Maker
The Marcy Co. Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red,white, yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed: "Doctor // is // IN // Please be Seated // VERACOLATE // A True Cholagogue"; in the logo: "MANUFACTURES OF PHARMACEUTICALS // MARCY // Doctor // is Out // Will Return At"; "The // MARCY CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // BOSTON, MASS."; clock face:"VERACOLATE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Dimension Notes
Length 18.1 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard creased and torn, missing areas; several minor tears around edges; foxing throughout; one corner shows signs of impact; metal hand warped
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Sign used by the donor's father Dr. Frank Stevenson Young in his doctor's office sometime between 1908-1947 in Seeleys Bay, Ont.
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Angier's emulsion

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7815
Dates
1947
1955
circa 1947-1955
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.201
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.201
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Angier Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1947
1955
circa 1947-1955
Date Remarks
label has: "New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Material
paper: yellowish; black
glass: clear
metal
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "ANGIER'S // EMULSION // IMPROVED // for COUGHS // due to Colds"; instructions follow; "Manufactured by // Angier Chemical Company // Boston, Mass // Makers of Angier's Emulsion for over 60 years // New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x WIdth 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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AO demand pacer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact64
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007009 a-b
Description
Small grey metal demand pacer 2002 by American Optical.
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Accession Number
994007009 a-b
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Small grey metal demand pacer 2002 by American Optical.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pacemaker - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 16.7 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
b - cord - Size: Length 310.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
Provenance
Used on Kingston General Hospital patients.
Maker
American Optical Corp.
Site Made (City)
Bedford
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
plastic: black; grey
metal: light grey; black
Inscriptions
A0 DEMAND PACER / 2002 // SERIAL NO. 1086 AMERICAN OPTICAL // CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION . BEDFORD, MASS. 01730
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J2-5
Condition Remarks
Lots of tape residue; shows wear and grime; #2: sticky masking tape; #3: rubber cord
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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7172
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.220
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of bac…
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Accession Number
1977.12.220
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Antimalarials -- advertisements
Malaria -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of back printed area missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: brown; green; red
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front: "AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // ALL MALARIAL DISORDERS // Prepared by // Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Back of card is missing; only edges of print are still visible; piece of large orange sticker is on back, adhesive tape holds together bottom-left corner of card.
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2687
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001650
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: chromolithograph of a young woman giving this to a Mexican lad in a tropical locale.
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Accession Number
996001650
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- anti-pyretic -- advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: chromolithograph of a young woman giving this to a Mexican lad in a tropical locale.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: green; blue; red; yellow; black
Inscriptions
"AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // FEVER & AGUE AND ALL // MALARIAL DISORDERS. // OVER."; back: "AYER'S AGUE CURE IS // a purely vegetable bitter and // powerful tonic ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.1 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
A number of large creases, "breaking" the paper in front or back; some general stains (dirt) and a small amount of age/sun discolouration; front: left bottom corner, top paper has ripped away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 9
Research Facts
Contained amorphous cinchona alkaloids, cinchonine, cinchonidine, quinine, and quinidine
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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2690
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001653
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: a chromolithograph of a cabin and family in a swampy "wild" area; a triangular section, bottom, right, shows two frogs handing a bottle of the cure to an alligator (?) or crocodile; back: description of cure.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001653
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: a chromolithograph of a cabin and family in a swampy "wild" area; a triangular section, bottom, right, shows two frogs handing a bottle of the cure to an alligator (?) or crocodile; back: description of cure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure") and was produced for over "25 years", but no information on when this cure was first made
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; brown; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // FEVER & AGUE AND ALL // MALARIAL DISORDERS. // Prepared by // Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass."; back: "Ayer's Ague Cure is a purely // vegetable bitter and ..." etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; bottom right corner bent
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Almanac - 1881 [advertising almanac]

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Dates
1881
circa 1881
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.2
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, originally with approximately 32 pages and a front and back cover; the booklet's primary use is as an almanac with calendars, times for sunrise and sunset, and phases of the moon; included also are facts and jokes as well as advertisements for Dr. Ayer's Sarsa…
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Accession Number
1978.14.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Advertising
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, originally with approximately 32 pages and a front and back cover; the booklet's primary use is as an almanac with calendars, times for sunrise and sunset, and phases of the moon; included also are facts and jokes as well as advertisements for Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, testimonials and other products made by Dr. Ayer. A small fabric cord is placed through a hole in the upper left-hand front corner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1881
circa 1881
Date Remarks
Based on publishing date
Material
paper: off-white; yellow
fabric: blue; red; white
Inscriptions
Printed in black ink on the page at the beginning of book: "Second Month. FEBRUARY, 1881. 28 Days. // MOON'S PHASES. CALENDAR]"; printed on back cover in black: on the left a calendar, and on the right: "Those medicines which have stood the test of // criticism for years may be depended on for real merit. Of such is AYER'S CHERRY PEC- // TORAL, which deserves a place in every house- // hold. — Victoria (Tex.) Advocate [in italics]."; "The family medicines of Dr. J. C. AYER & // Co. are popular, reliable and world-famous. — Pulaski (Tenn.) Citizen"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.2 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
At least two pages have been torn off as well as the cover; pages are torn--February is a half page--and some worm holes are visible on pages.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., 1901 (reprinted 1970), p. 117 (see attached photocopy); "The Great American Fraud," by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 21
Research Facts
According to "The Great American Fraud," Ayer's Sarsaparilla had an alcohol content of 26%.
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