Rectangular metal container (a) with paper label applied around body with removable metal lid (b) has a full paper packet (d) of cream powder inside; testimony letter created from manual typwriter on cream paper dated July 14, 1913 from Mr. Snell, Professor of Chemistry at Macdonald College in Queb…
Rectangular metal container (a) with paper label applied around body with removable metal lid (b) has a full paper packet (d) of cream powder inside; testimony letter created from manual typwriter on cream paper dated July 14, 1913 from Mr. Snell, Professor of Chemistry at Macdonald College in Quebec indicates the ingredients, is folded into small square and tucked under lid; label is blue and white with decorative print and design; paper packet sealed with cream paper seal.
Number Of Parts
a - container
b - lid
c - paper
d - packet of powder
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Roborgen // A Mental and Physical // Strength Giver // A food tonic of great value in all // cases of Nervous Exhaustion. // Contains 3 ounces // Price - 60 cents // MANUFACTURED BY // National Drug and Chemical Co. // of Canada, Limited // TORONTO - CANADA // No. 591 The Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act"; contents of letter: "July 14th 1913 // National Drug and Chemical Co. // Montreal // Gentlemen: - // I have examined your preparation known // as Roborgen and find that it contains about // 70% protein, 12% of moisture and yields // 15% of ash. It also contains about 1 3/4% of // phosphorus, part of which is combined with // the protein and the rest, for the most part, // in other organic forms closely allied to the // forms in which phosphorus is found in the // human body. When treated first with cold // water and tehn with hot the preparation goes // into solution forming a liquid of agreeable // taste and odor. My analysis leads me to the // opinion that this is a highly nutritious // food. // Yours truly, // (Signed) J. F. Snell // Professor of Chemistry"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016
a - Length 5.9 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Height 7.8 cm
b - Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Height 0.6 cm
c - Length 21.4 cm x Width 13.7 cm
Several spots of rust over metal surface; paper label discoloured in many places and missing a few small pieces around upper rear edge
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018.
On display May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit