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Bay Rum [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2922
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
996001885
Description
Small paper label for Bay Rum, describing what it is used for; no adhesive left.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001885
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- ephemera
Skin Care -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Small paper label for Bay Rum, describing what it is used for; no adhesive left.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paper: orange-red; yellow
Inscriptions
"BAYRUM // Excellent for Tan, // Sunburn, Pimples // Keeps the skin soft and white // Fine Hair Dressing. // Used after Shaving, Etc. // Price 25c. per bottle. // PREPARED BY // DR. BELL WONDER CO. ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.0 cm. x Width: 4.8 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Carbolized Witch-Hazel Salve [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2820
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001783
Description
Small circular label for Carbolized Witch-Hazel Salve; tells what it helps and directions on dosage; adhesive still on back.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001783
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- ephemera
Description
Small circular label for Carbolized Witch-Hazel Salve; tells what it helps and directions on dosage; adhesive still on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Cottel Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Portland
Site Made (State)
Oregon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paper: cream // ink - black
Inscriptions
"CARBOLIZED // Witch-Hazel Salve // For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Ulcers, Salt // Rheum, Tetter, Fever Sores, Lame Back, // Rheumatism, Pains and Aches, Piles, Chil- // blains, Boils, Felons, Pimples, Chapped // and Crcked Hands, Etc. // DIRECTIONS - Apply freely to parts // affected, rubbing in well. //COTTEL DRUG COMPANY // N. E. Cor. First and // Grant Sts. // PORTALAND, OREGON
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Diam. : 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
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Clement's [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2571
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001534
Description
Small, thin, crest-like paper label for Clement's; in blue ink it has a facsimile of a faerie (chubby) with butterfly-like wings carrying a crown-like container of flowers over his head; adhesive still on back.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001534
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Small, thin, crest-like paper label for Clement's; in blue ink it has a facsimile of a faerie (chubby) with butterfly-like wings carrying a crown-like container of flowers over his head; adhesive still on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Clement's
Site Made (City)
Brandon
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
"CLEMENT'S // Cor. Ninth and Rosser Ave., BRANDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 4.4 cm. x Width: 3.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
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Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2554
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Business
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Business
Communication
Accession Number
996001517
Description
Paper label for Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla from the Cottel Drug Co.; green paper printed with black ink; back has some adhesive still attached, and some paper to which it was attached as well.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001517
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Business
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Business
Communication
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Paper label for Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla from the Cottel Drug Co.; green paper printed with black ink; back has some adhesive still attached, and some paper to which it was attached as well.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Cottel Drug Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Portland
Site Made (State)
Oregon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
paper: green; black
Inscriptions
"Compound Extract of // SARSAPARILLA // An Excellent Alternative for the Renovation of the // Blood and Restoration of the Tone and Vigor // of the System, and for the cure of // Scrofula, Neuralgia, Chronic Rheu- // matism, Glandular Swellings, // Pimples, Ringworm, and // all Diseases Arising // from Impurity // of the // BLOOD // DIRECTIONS. - A teaspoonful three times daily. // Children in proportion to age"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.8 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottom right corner has a small piece missing; sun/age discoloured, especially near the bottom; back still has some paper attached
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Also made Lenaire's Almond Cream, Kitsap Foot Powder, etc.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2917
Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001880
Description
Orange-yellow label for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; tells what it cures and gives directions for use; back has no adhesive.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Veterinary Drugs -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Orange-yellow label for Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; tells what it cures and gives directions for use; back has no adhesive.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Material
paper: yellow-orange; red
Inscriptions
"DR. BELL'S // Veterinary Medical Wonder // A Sure Cure for Colics, Fever and Chills // FOR HORSES, CATTLE, SHEEP AND SWINE // Cures Inflammation of the Lungs, Bowels, // and Kidneys, Epizootic, Distemper, Coughs // Colds, La Grippe, Congestion of the Lungs, // Pleurisy, Typhoid, Pneumonia, Chills, Asth- // ma, Broken Wind or Heaves, Botts, Colics, // Founder, Thumps, Hog Cholera, Heart // Trouble, Toothache, Blood Poison (Internal // or external), Loss of Nerve or Ambition, // &etc. The 20th Century Wonder. // DIRECTIONS FOR USE: // CAUTION - Remember this medicien is // very strong. Please follow the dose ac - // cording to size of animal. Full strength // on the tongue with a spoon or small vial // every hour until cured. // Dose for horses, 20 to 30 drops; for // cattle, 30 to 40 drops; sheep 3 to 5 drops; // hogs, 1 to 10 drops; race horse from 10 // to 12 drops between heats when distressed. // For Further Directions See Circular. // For sale by all First Class Stores. // PRICE $1.00 // DR. BELL, V.S., D.V.D.S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Wonder Extract Lotion [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2918
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001881
Description
Paper label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Extract Lotion; tells what it heals and how to use it; back has no adhesive.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001881
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Veterinary Drugs -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Paper label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Extract Lotion; tells what it heals and how to use it; back has no adhesive.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paper: red
Inscriptions
"DR. BELL'S // Wonder Extract Lotion // For all Kinds of Wounds, such as Caulks, Barb-Wire, // Cuts, Kicks, Thrush in Feet, or any Abrasions of // the Skin or Muscles whatsoever. // This Extract is something new and one of the greatest wonders // known to the veterinary profession today. // DIRECTIONS FOR USE: // For fresh wounds of all kinds; 1 tablespoonful of the Extract to a pint // of boiled water. Bathe the parts with warm water then apply the lotion // twice a day with a sponge or syringe. For old, unhealthy wounds use // Extract double strength. For lice on horses, cattlee, pigs and dogs, also // ticks in sheep : 1 tablespoon of the Extract to 2 quarts of water. Wash // every other day until lice are all killed. For people with sweaty feet or // disagreeable odor use the same strength, washing every night until // cured. For poultry use the same strength, washing well under the wings // and around the body. Also spray the roosts once a day. Use freely as // this Extract is non-poisonous. PRICE 50c per Bottle. // Prepared by DR. G. W. BELL, Kingston"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.2 cm. x Width: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; ink is soaking through to the back from the lettering
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Wonder Liniment for Man or Beast [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2920
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001883
Description
Paper label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Liniment for Man or Beast; describes what it does and how to use it.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001883
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Paper label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Liniment for Man or Beast; describes what it does and how to use it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paper: orange-red
Inscriptions
"DR. BELL'S // Wonder Liniment // for Man or Beast // Lameness, Sprains, Swellings, // wherever located, are immed- // iately cured by this preparation. // DIRECTIONS: // Bathe the parts two or three // times a day with hot water // and apply the liniment, rub- // bing in well. // PRICE 75c. BOTTLE // PREPARED BY // DR. G.W. BELL, // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.3 cm. x Width: 5.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; lettering ink is staining through from the front
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Wonder Lotion for Man or Beast [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2921
Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001884
Description
Label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Lotion for Man or Beast; describes what it cures and how to use it; without adhesive.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001884
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Lotion for Man or Beast; describes what it cures and how to use it; without adhesive.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1920
circa 1906-1920
Material
paper: orange-red
Inscriptions
"DR. BELL'S // Wonder Liniment // for Man or Beast // Lameness, Sprains, Swellings, // wherever located, are immed- // iately cured by this preparation. // DIRECTIONS: // Bathe the parts two or three // times a day with hot water // and apply the liniment, rub- // bing in well. // PRICE 75c. BOTTLE // PREPARED BY // DR. G.W. BELL, // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.3 cm. x Width: 5.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; printing ink is staining through to back
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Wonder Toilet Cream [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2923
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001886
Description
Small blue paper label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Toilet Cream; describes what it does and cost; back has no adhesive.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001886
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Skin Care -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Small blue paper label for Dr. Bell's Wonder Toilet Cream; describes what it does and cost; back has no adhesive.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
paper: blue
Inscriptions
"Wonder Toilet // Cream // A refreshing, healing toi- // let cream for roughness and // redness of the skin, chapped // hands, face and lips. Re- // moves tan and freckles, soft- // ens, whitens, and beautifies // the skin. Gentlemen will // find it excellent for use after shaving. Apply after bath - // ing the face and hands in // warm water, rub until dry. // PRICE 25 CENTS // PREPARED BY // DR. BELL WONDEER CO. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.7 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Light age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. C. M. Bracken [prescription product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1598
Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
993004206
Description
Paper label from Dr. Bracken in Brockville for prescribed medicine with adhesive residue on back.
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Accession Number
993004206
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Paper label from Dr. Bracken in Brockville for prescribed medicine with adhesive residue on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Dates
1940
1963
circa 1940-1963
Date Remarks
Dates Dr. Bracken practiced medicine in Brockville
Material
paper: cream; blue
Inscriptions
Printed in blue on white paper: "C. M. Bracken M.D., C.M. // PHONE 430 / BROCKVILLE, ONT. // For ... No ... // Directions ... // PLEASE RETURN BOTTLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #2
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 5.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
faded; erased information
Images
Less detail

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