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40,000 Medical Words Pronounced and Defined 10th Rev Ed [dictionary]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12615
Dates
1934
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
997032001
Description
Leather-bound dictionary defining 40,000 medical words; plain front cover; title stamped on the front cover; alternate title stamped on spine.
  3 images  
Accession Number
997032001
Author
George M. Gould
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Dictionaries, Medical
Description
Leather-bound dictionary defining 40,000 medical words; plain front cover; title stamped on the front cover; alternate title stamped on spine.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel; donated to the museum by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1934
Date Remarks
Printed in the dictionary
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow
leatherette: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on the cover: "40000 // MEDICAL WORDS // PRONOUNCED AND DEFINED // GOULD // TENTH REVISED EDITION"; stamped on the spine: "POCKET // MEDICAL // DICTIONARY // GOULD"; handwritten on inside front cover: "GLADYS MILLAR // FEBRUARY // 1935"; printed in book: "A POCKET // MEDICAL DICTIONARY // GIVING THE // PRONUNCIATION AND DEFINITION // OF THE // PRINCIPAL WORDS USED IN MEDICINE AND // THE COLLATERAL SCIENCES // GEORGE M. GOULD, A.M., M.D. // TENTH EDITION REVISED // 40,000 WORDS // PHILADELPHIA // P. BLAKISTON'S SON & CO. // 1012 WALNUT STREET"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 15.6 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear along edges; pages faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; CD #2
Research Facts
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College, Class of 1939; nursing positions in Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), and Toronto, Ont. (1942); worked in private practice with her husband, Dr. Rockel.
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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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Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15357
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032045
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032045
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // OINTMENT // OF // Ammoniated Mercury // C. F. 5% // Use as directed by physician // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113905 LONDON ONTARIO"; separate label in red ink: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "1 D 5 // 4260-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper abraded edges, missing portion lower right, surface grime; remnants of brittle clear adhesive tape under label
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet (NCBI website)
Research Facts
Used in the form of ointment, it was applied 2-3 times a day. It was used for impetigo, psoriasis, minor skin infections, bacterial infections, and anti-septic. It was found to be a poison that can cause chronic mercury intoxication, so it was discontinued as a medicine.
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Antiphlogistine Medicated Poultice Dressing

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15361
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032048
Description
Heavy cylindrical short clear glass jar or container; shows thick grey paste inside; white metal cap has product details.
Accession Number
997032048
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical short clear glass jar or container; shows thick grey paste inside; white metal cap has product details.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
The Denver Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
glass: clear
ink: black, orange
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Antiphlogistine ** TRADE MARKS REGD // MEDICATED // POULTICE // DRESSING // UNSCREW // CAP // SLIGHTLY // BEFORE // HEATING // NET WT. 5 OZ. // DEVISSEZ // LEGEREMENT // LE COUVERCLE //AVANT DE //CHAUFFER // MADE BY // THE DENVER CHEMICAL MFG., CO. // MONTREAL 9, CANADA // No. 21804 The Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act."; embossed on bottom: "I I I // 2615"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
5.3 cm
Diameter
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cap showsminor wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York. It was a cream to be heated and applied to intact skin (not irritated or wounded skin), used to soothe muscle, joint and tendon soreness. Counter-irritants (menthol and methyl salicylate) causes skin to feel cool, then warm.
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black velvet ribbon

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12708
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997032003 a-c
Description
Two pieces of black velvet ribbon (a-b) with rough cut ends stored with straight pins on a ball of white cotton crochet thread (c) with a cardboard centre.
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Accession Number
997032003 a-c
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Two pieces of black velvet ribbon (a-b) with rough cut ends stored with straight pins on a ball of white cotton crochet thread (c) with a cardboard centre.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ribbon - Size: Length 39.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm
b - ribbon - Size: Length 41.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm
c - spool - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam 5.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel; donated to the museum by her son Stephen Rockel.
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: black; white
cardboard: TAN
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-3
Temporary Location
On Display: “For Service to Humanity”, Nursing Gallery: Restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov 2008.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; CD #3
Research Facts
Gladys (Millar) Rockel graduated from Kitchener Waterloo Nursing College, Class of 1939; nursing positions in Pontiac, MI (1940), Grand Rapids, MI (1941), and Toronto, Ont. (1942); worked in private practice with her husband, Dr. Rockel; upon graduation, nurses' caps had a length of black velvet ribbon pinned to the top edge; removable for laundering.
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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.
Images
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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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