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Bromo Quinine [advertising ink blotter]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2470
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001433
Description
Cardboard blotter for Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets; front: "Bromo Quinine" in red and "3-D" letters; a hand points to the underlined "o" in "Bromo"; on the left-hand side is a facsimile of a box of such tablets (looks like a matchbook) in blue and red; everything is done in blue or red ink; a blu…
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Accession Number
996001433
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Influenza -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets; front: "Bromo Quinine" in red and "3-D" letters; a hand points to the underlined "o" in "Bromo"; on the left-hand side is a facsimile of a box of such tablets (looks like a matchbook) in blue and red; everything is done in blue or red ink; a blue rod with knobs at both ends separates the box from the rest of the car; very simple advertising; back: blue absorbent blotting paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Paris Medicine Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Unsure of date of card; could be from WWI (because of the use of acetanilide); product around in 1905, maybe even earlier, card definitely later
Material
paper: cream
ink: red, blue
Inscriptions
"Laxative // Take BROMO // QUININE // Tablets // Look for this Signature // on each Box // E.W. Grove // For // COLDS // GRIP or // INFLUENZA // Genuine Bromo Quinine // is packed in this Box. EACH TABLET CONTAINS // 1 1/2 GRAIN ACETANILIDE // DOES NOT AFFECT HEAD LIKE SULPHATE OF QUININE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.6 cm. x Width: 9.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Large stain along top front, caused the ink to smudge and run in the first 'O' and 'M' in 'BROMO'; back is clean and no bends or tears can be seen
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp. 99, 135; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey
Young, p. 71 (picture); "Nostrums and Quackery" by Arthur J. Cramp, pp. 517-5188
Research Facts
Contained a lot more phenac tin (heart-depressing and habit-forming) than quinine; Grove Laboratories had a subsidiary called Clayton Laboratories (St. Louis) which distributed Citroid, bestselling bioflavinoid cold cure of 1957; Grove also makes Four-Way Cold Tablets and Pozo Ointment for piles; Bromo-Quinine contains yellow phenophthalein, a cathartic drug; the reason laxative contained in a cold tablet was that people felt that flushing out the system was healthy and would help get rid of the cold-- it does not; once advertised as "Cures a Cold in One Day"; light brown pills, faint odour and bitter taste; stamped with "L.B.Q."; during WWI switched from acetphenetidin to acetanilid because of cost.
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Dates
1890
1950
circa 1890 - 1950
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009004 a-c
Description
Semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Bynin” Amara bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, light green with black text rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wa…
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Accession Number
018009004 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- digestive disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drug Packaging -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Bynin” Amara bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, light green with black text rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wall recessed; flat rectangular side walls recessed with company name embossed; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck and cylindrical unthreaded finish; octagonal push-up and circular mold mark on bottom; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around neck; bottle is almost full of solid mass creating a heavy bottle; bottle has gold white, and black rectangular label with product information and dosages on front; box has product information on front, testimonials on right and left sides, and information for other products on back; promotional leaflet is one sheet folded into six sections with information for other products on both sides in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 19.6 cm Width 6.9 cm Depth 4.3 cm
b – box – Length 20.3 cm Width 7.8 cm Depth 5.3 cm
c – leaflet – Length 15.1 cm Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Allen & Hanburys Co. Limited
Dates
1890
1950
circa 1890 - 1950
Date Remarks
Box and leaflet have appearance though graphics and text styles to be circa 1890s, use of cork closures not common in non-alcoholic bottles after 1930s and the lable text style and lack of graphics appear from 1950s
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan, light brown, white
ink: black, yellow, light green
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “MALTED PHOSPHATES // WITH QUININE AND NUX VOMICA // “Bynin” Amara // COMPOSITION: // Quinine Phosphate 1 ½ gr. // Iron Phosphate 2 gr. // Nux Vomica Alkaloids equal to // Strychnine Phosphate 1 – 16 gr. // “Bynin” Liquid Malt 1 oz. // A modification of Easton’s Syrup (one fourth the strength) in // which the sugar in the ordinary preparation is replaced by the // flesh – forming nutritive and digestive constituents of BYNIN. // “BYNIN” Amara is a palatable and reliable tonic. It promotes // digestion, increases the appetite, braces up the nervous system, // strengthens the heart beat and circulation, combats anemia and // cachexia. (It is very serviceable in neuralgia and similar nerve // troubles.) // DOSE – A dessertspoonful to a tablespoonful in water // three times a day, with or immediately before food. // This preparation contains a small quantity of Nux Vomica and // must therefore, in conformity with the Pharmacy Act, be labeled // (Poison.) // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING // MANUFACTURED BY // The Allen & Hanburys Co., Limited // NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. TORONTO, CAN. // Established London, England, 1715.”; stamped on top of bottle label in blue ink: “Net Contents 10 FL Ounces”; embossed on right and left sides: “ALLEN & HANBURYS”; printed on front of box: “TRADE MARK // A. D. 1715 // A Powerful Tonic // and Digestive // “Bynin” // TRADE MARK // Amara // MALTED PHOSPHATES // WITH QUININE AND NUX VOMICA. // ‘Bynin’ Amara is a combina- // tion of the Phosphates of Iron, Quinine and Strychnine, with the Active Malt Extract, ‘Bynin // It is an excellent // General Tonic // Allen & Hanburys Ltd., // Lombard Street, London, // AND AT // Vere St. Cavendish Square, London, W. // UNITED STATES : Niagara Falls, N. Y. // CANADA : Garrard Street East, Toronto. // AUSTRALASIA : Market St., Sydney. // SOUTH AFRICA : Smith Street, Durban. // COPYRIGHT // NET CONTENTS 10 OZS.”; printed on back of box: “SPECIAL // Malted Combinations // MANUFACTURED BY // Allen & Harburys Co., Ltd., // ‘Bynin,’ liquid malt. // ‘Bynin’ Amara // ‘Byno’ Chrismol // ‘Bynol,’ The ‘Allenburys’ Malt and Oil // ‘Byno Cascada’ // ‘Byno’ Haemoglobin // ‘Byno’ Hypophosphites // ‘Byno’ Phosphates // Allen & Hanburys Co., Ltd., // TORONTO, CANADA // (Established London, Eng., A. D. 1715.)”; printed on left side of box; “THE MEDICAL MAGAZINE writes : - “ ‘Bynin’ Amara is an excellent tonic and its power is // much increased by the nutritive and digestive qualities of that reliable form of Malt which this firm issue // under the name ‘Bynin.’ If ‘Bynin’ Amara proves as useful and as popular as ‘BYNO’ HYPOPHOS- // PHITES, Messrs. Allen and Hanburys must be congratulated on having added two most valuable // preparations to our Therapeutics.” “; printed on right side of box: “The LANCET writes: - “This excellent preparation is a distinct advance on Easton’s Syrup. // Not only does it contain the phosphates and iron, quinine and strychnine unimpaired, but the vehicle for // their palatable administration is, as our experiments have shown, a powerful digestive of farinaceous food. // This vehicle is ‘Bynin’, or Liquid Malt, which exhibits a powerful liquefying and converting action upon // starch. This formula is such as is admirably adapted for the administration of one of the best tonic // combinations known.”; titles printed at top of promotional booklet pages include: “ “Trade ‘BYNOL’ Mark // Cod-Liver Oil and Malt”; “Byno”- Phosphates // An Improved Chemical Food for Children”; “CHRISMOL // An Intestinal Lubricant”; “ ‘Allenbury’ // RUSKS (Malted)”; “The “Allenburys” // Diet // A Light Food // for General Use”; “Byno Chrismol // The “Allenbury’s Malt and Chrismol”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 (a-b)
(a-b) 0010-A3-9 Row C
Storage Room 2005 (c)
2005-5-6 Binder E-9a (c)
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration along mouth of bottle; front label separating from bottle; minor discolouration and scratches to top of cork; top of box missing; large tear top corner on front of box; minor staining on proper left side of box; small white encrustations on front and proper right side of box; minor abrasion, tears, and areas of loss on edges of box; leaflet distorted and creased but stable; minor tears in edges of booklet; large tide marks and white encrustations on all pages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Tonic.” Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Peterson, John. “How to Date Antique Glass Bottles.” Our Pastimes, 2017. Accessed 5 June 2019.
“Bottle Dating.” Society For Historical Archaeology, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Research Facts
Tonics were used to improve ones general well being and were said to improve many different medical conditions.
“Bynin” Amara was marketed as an effective tonic capable of treating many different ailments; the label claims that it strengthens heart rate and circulation, relieves anemia and cachexia, imporves appetite, and treats nervous troubles; the formula contains strychnine and the required designation of “Poison” is printed on the label.
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910 - 1930
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009003 a-c
Description
Empty semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Byno” Phosphates bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, green, white and black rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; ba…
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Accession Number
018009003 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- digestive disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Food, Formulated
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drug Packaging -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Empty semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Byno” Phosphates bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, green, white and black rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wall recessed; rectangular side walls recessed with company name embossed; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck and cylindrical unthreaded finish; octagonal push-up and circular mold mark on bottom; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around neck; yellow, black and white rectangular label with product information and dosage on front; box has product information on front and left side, testimonial on right side, and information for other products on back; small white paper tag with number and price affixed to top of left side; corrugated interior; paper promotional leaflet has 4 pages with illustrations and information for different products.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 19.5 cm Width 6.9 cm Depth 4.4 cm
b – box – Length 20.4 cm Width 7.8 cm Depth 5.3 cm
c – leaflet – Length 19.2 cm Width 11.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Allen & Hanburys Co. Limited
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910 - 1930
Date Remarks
Mold marks from machine go from bottom to top; use of cork closures not common in non-alcoholic bottles after 1930s
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan, light brown, white
ink: black, yellow, green, red, blue
cork: tan, dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “MALTED CHEMICAL FOOD // TRADE “Byno” MARK // Phosphates // TRADE MARK // A. D. 1715 // COMPOSITION : // Ferri Phosph 1 gr. // Calcii Phosph 1 ½ gr. // Potassii Phosph 1/8 gr. // Sodii Phosph 1/8 gr. // “Bynin” Liquid Malt 1 oz. // A modification of the well-known Parrish’s // Chemical Food the sugar of the ordinary prepar- // ation, being replaced by the digestive constituents of // “Bynin” Liquid Malt. // It is especially serviceable as a tonic for growing // children and is a valuable restorative in cases of de- // bility, promoting also the digestion of other foods. // DOSE – A dessertspoonful to a tablespoonful in water // three time a day, with or immediately after food. // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING // MANUFACTURED BY // The Allen & Hanburys Co., Limited // NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. TORONTO, CAN. // Established London, England, 1715.”; stamped on bottle label: “4390 // Net Contents 10 FL ounces”; embossed on right and left sides: “ALLEN & HANBURYS”; printed on front of box: “TRADE MARK // A. D. 1715 // One of the best forms of // administering Iron to // pale and delicate Children // TRADE // MARK // “Byno = // Phosphates” // A MALTED CHEMICAL FOOD. // A modification of the well known - // Parrish’s Chemical Food in which // the Active Malt Extract, Bynin, // replaces the Inert sugar of the // ordinary preparations. It contains // in solution the phosphates of Iron, Lime, Potash and Soda. // Allen & Hanburys Ltd., // Lombard Street, London, // AND AT // Vere St. Cavendish Square, London, W. // UNITED STATES : Niagara Falls, N. Y. // CANADA : Garrard Street East, Toronto. // AUSTRALASIA : Market St., Sydney. // SOUTH AFRICA : Smith Street, Durban. // COPYRIGHT // NET CONTENTS 10 OZS.”; printed on back of box: “SPECIAL // Malted Combinations // MANUFACTURED BY // Allen & Harburys Co., Ltd., // ‘Bynin,’ Liquid Malt // ‘Bynin’ Emulsion // ‘Bynol,’ The ‘Allenburys’ Malt and Oil // ‘Bynin’ Amara // ‘Byno’ Glycerophosphates // ‘Byno’ Haemoglobin // ‘Byno’ Hypophosphites // ‘Byno’ Phosphates // Allen & Hanburys Co., Ltd., // TORONTO, Can. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. // (Established London, Eng., A. D. 1715.)”; printed on left side of box: “ “BYNO” PHOSPHATES is especially serviceable as a general tonic for weekly a[Illeg.] // growing children, and as a restorative in cases of debility, promoting also the digesti[Illeg.] // of all foods.”; hand written of tag on left side; “64056 // $15.00”; printed on right side of box: “The BRITTISH COLONIAL DRUGGIST writes: - “ ‘Byno’ Phosphates is the well- // known Chemical Food with the sugar replaced by the nutrient and digestive constituents // of Liquid Malt. This cannot but be considered a great advance on the ordinary form, as // it presents the additional advantage of digestive aid.” ”; titles printed at top of promotional booklet page include: “ “Byno”- Phosphates // An Improved Chemical Food for Children”, “ “Byno”- Hypophosphites”, “Trade ‘ BYNOL’ Mark // Cod-Liver Oil and Malt” “The ‘Allenburys’ DIET // A complete food rich in brain, nerve // and body building element.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 (a-b)
(a-b) 0010-A3-9 Row C
Storage Room 2005 (c)
2005-5-6 Binder E-9a (c)
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major area of loss on top of cork; minor fading all over bottle label; dark discolouration on top of bottle label; top of box missing; minor tears all over edges of box; major dark staining to top half of box; minor abrasion and areas of loss on edges of box; leaflet distorted and creased but stable; minor tears in top and bottom edge of leaflet; minor dark stain of top edge of leaflet; large stain in centre of leaflet on all pages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Peterson, John. “How to Date Antique Glass Bottles.” Our Pastimes, 2017. Accessed 5 June 2019.
“Bottle Dating.” Society For Historical Archaeology, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Research Facts
“Byno” Phosphates were marketed as a chemical food with added digestive benefits; the proposed benefits were numerous and the product was also specifically marketed as a remedy for children.
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Carbolic Acid [product label]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7190
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.237
Description
An original un-pasted paper product label; printed on single side with red print, images of poison symbol of a skull and crossbones and of a mortar and pestle.
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Accession Number
1977.12.237
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection -- advertisements
Antisepsis
Description
An original un-pasted paper product label; printed on single side with red print, images of poison symbol of a skull and crossbones and of a mortar and pestle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Frank T. Taylor, Druggist
Site Made (City)
Watford
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: red
Inscriptions
“POISON // TAYLOR’S // DRUG STORE // FRANK T. TAYLOR WATFORD, ONT // ANTIDOTE: Give draught of strong Brandy, Whiskey // or Diluted Alcohol; then an emetic of Wine of Ipecac or salt and water and finally Epsom Salts or Castor Oil.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall yellowing, wear around edges, small tear at top in centre.
Copy Type
Original
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Designed for Farmer's Mechanics Merchants and All People [booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2677
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001640
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
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Accession Number
996001640
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Date Remarks
Probably fairly soon after father's death in 1914, perhaps in 1920's; said it was around for 50 years, after Dr. R. V. Pierce's death in 1914, but still during Dr. V. M. Pierce's lifetime
Material
paper: black; red-orange
Inscriptions
Front: "HAND BOOK // Designed for // FARMERS MECHANICS // MERCHANTS AND ALL PEOPLE"; back: "Our Canadian Branch Laboratory at Bridgeburg, Ont. // is complete, and here are made all Dr. Pierce's Family // Remedies which have been so favorably known to Cana- // dians for 50 years, and for sale by every good druggist in Canada. // For your back- // ache, ANURIC // strengthens weak ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; small tear along front right edge; several stains along front left edge; back: some math written in ink, top right; bottom right, bent and partially torn; minimal staining within the booklet
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 136; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 72, 135; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 3
Research Facts
Pierce's Favorite Prescription -- Savin, Cinchona, Agaric, Cinnamon, Acacia, Sugar, Tinct. digitalis, Opium, Oil anise; Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery extracts of: cinchona, columbo, guaiacum, licorice, tinct. of opium, padophyllin (resinoid), Glycerine, alcohol; began with Dr. Ray Vaughn Pierce in 1862 -- set up small laboratory in Buffalo, manufacturing patent medicines; 1891, founded the Invalids Hotel and Surgical Institute.
Another mucilaginous herb that helps to soothe inflammation, licorice root is great for all sorts of coughs. Its mucilaginous properties make it great for dry irritated membranes, while it's also a natural expectorant, making it great for helping rid a wet productive cough of all the phlegm. Licorice root is also used in many syrups to help sweeten the flavor due to some of the bitter tasting herbs that many syrups contain.
Like ginger, cinnamon is a warming herb that helps with circulation, congestion, and boosting immunities which make it a great addition to any cold or cough syrup.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder [advertising leaflet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2901
Dates
1929
1935
circa 1929-1935
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001864
Description
Paper booklet advertising Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; has several images of various ill farm animals, and a picture of Dr. Bell; describes uses, etc.; measurements are made after the booklet has been unfolded once.
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Accession Number
996001864
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Pamphlets
Veterinary Medicine -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper booklet advertising Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder; has several images of various ill farm animals, and a picture of Dr. Bell; describes uses, etc.; measurements are made after the booklet has been unfolded once.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
1935
circa 1929-1935
Date Remarks
Latest date mentioned
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Dr. Bell's // Veterinary Medical Wonder // DOSE BY DROPS // A Great First Aid Remedy // FOR // Live Stock and Pets // Helps Give Quick Relief: Helps Save Pain: // Helps ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 30.3 cm. x Width: 22.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured; creased and edges are a little torn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
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. Browning's C&C Cordial for Coughs & Colds [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7174
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.222
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image is of a woman taking a sitting ill individual’s pulse.
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Accession Number
1977.12.222
Author
W. Champion Browning, M.D.
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image is of a woman taking a sitting ill individual’s pulse.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
W. Champion Browning, M.D.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Style of graphics
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; yellow; pink
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front of card at top: "DR. BROWNING'S // C & C. // CORDIAL."; at bottom of front: "FOR COUGHS & COLDS."; printed on back: DR. BROWNING'S C. & C. CORDIAL,"; then there are three columns: first column has, "FOR // Colds & Coughs // Cold in the Lungs // Cold in the Bowels // Cold in the Head"; second column has, "FOR // Cold in the Throat // Cold in the Muscles // Cold in the Bones // Cold anywhere"; third column has, "FOR // Asthmatic Coughs, // Bronchitis Croup // and for the Relief // of Consumptives"; the remainder of the back has more advertising for the product.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 10.1 cm x WIdth 6.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Small tear in centre near bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Eskay's Neurophosphates [advertising postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2625
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
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
996001588
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001588
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, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Smith Kline & French Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Date Remarks
Stamp showing George V puts date of postcard somewhere in his reign
Material
paper: black; white; orange
Inscriptions
Front reads: "MONTREAL // QUEBEC // Dr. E. Boissoneault // 324 Teglar Bldg. // Edmonton, Alta."; back reads: "Palatability // In the administration of remedies, no factor, // next to efficiency, is of greater importance // than palatability. The psychological effect // of a rememdy is oftentimes as important as its // physiological action. // ESKAY'S // NEUROPHOSPHATES // furnishes not only a markedly effective form // of the glycerophoshates, but one that is // particularly palatable. Patients do not tire // of it on continued use, a paramount consider - // ation in the treatment of neurasthenics. // Smith, Kline & French Co. // Philadelphia & Montreal // Canadian Distributors // The Leeming Miles Co., Limited // 504 St. Lawrence Blvd. // Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front shows smudging near address and below postmark; outer surface torn off at right edge below postmark; black mark on back, left edge under "Pal" of "Palatability"; postmark shows through on back
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. [advertisement]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2843
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Homeopathy
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Jopp's Amosol Solution [advertising ink blotter]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2480
Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001443
Description
Blotter of heavy paper advertising Jopp's Amosol Solution; green border surrounding text on gold background and woman with roses in 1920's-style gold and green dress.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001443
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local -- advertisements
Oral Hygiene -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Blotter of heavy paper advertising Jopp's Amosol Solution; green border surrounding text on gold background and woman with roses in 1920's-style gold and green dress.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
The Osborne Co.
Site Made (City)
Clifton
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Date Remarks
Style of dress of woman in blotter picture; date is uncertain
Material
heavy paper: green; yellow; navy blue; brown; orange; red
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Jopp's // Amosol Solution // in Dentistry // Valuable Oral Antiseptic // Contains Oxychinolin Sulphonic Acid, combined with // a new antiseptic and germicide. // Using Amosol there is no longer an excuse for using // carbolic acid, Iodoform, Cresol and other similar agents. // Recommended very highly by Dentistry -- for irrigation // of the Antrim; // Sterilization of Root Canals and // after Extractions -- Infected or Dry Sockets // See literature. // Manufactured by // Jopp Pharmacal Company // Buffalo, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.5 cm. x Width: 15.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front has some cellophane tape marks and fragments along top, bottom, and left side; back has been 3/4 removed
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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