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Dodd's Kidney Pills

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Dates
1964
1977
circa 1964-1977
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
016002001 a-c
Description
Small rectangluar box (a) with glass bottle (b) of Dodd's Kidney Pills with folded paper advertising leaflet (c)e bottom half of box in red ink and top in white, and a dark blue circle on each of the biggest sides with the product name printed in it in white ink; the sides of the box contain a desc…
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Accession Number
016002001 a-c
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Backache -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- pamphlet
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
Description
Small rectangluar box (a) with glass bottle (b) of Dodd's Kidney Pills with folded paper advertising leaflet (c)e bottom half of box in red ink and top in white, and a dark blue circle on each of the biggest sides with the product name printed in it in white ink; the sides of the box contain a description and instructions for the product in English and French; inside the box is a bottle (b) with a white painted metal screw cap and a paper label with the title, manufacturer, lot number, and directions printed in blue and red ink; inside the bottle are four medium sized ovoid orange pills; also in the box is a small folded leaflet (c) on tan paper printed in blue ink which describes the product, includes detailed instructions for its use, and advertises other related products such as Scoot for Athlete's Foot and Hanson's Magic Corn Salve; one side of the pamphlet is printed in English and the other in French.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box: Length 4.0 cm X Width 2.8 cm X Height 6.7 cm
b - bottle: Length 3.7 cm X Width 2.5 cm X Height 6.0 cm
c - pamphlet: Length 20.2 cm X Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Fulford Dodds Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1977
circa 1964-1977
Date Remarks
Based on the year Fulford Dodds Limited took over Dodd's Kidney Pills, and the year pharmaceutical companies became required in Canada to list the ingredients of a medicine on the package.
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, white, red
metal: yellow
glass: clear
pills: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box (a): "Dodd's // KIDNEY // Pills // For BACKACHE and // TIRED FEELING // due to urinary irritation // and bladder discomfort"; printed on price sticker on front of box (a): "MFR. SUG. LIST // 5F // OUR PRICE // 97 cents "; printed on side of box (a): "A TREATMENT FOR // URINARY AND // BLADDER // DISCOMFORT // Dodd's Kidney Pills act as // a stimulant to the kidneys // to help relieve backache // and tired out feeling. // Used successfully for over // 70 years. // (L) 5074 // Directions: Take one // to three pills with a // glass of water, every // morning, noon, and // night. Full directions // enclosed. // CONTENTS 35 PILLS // No. 4087 The Proprietary // or Patent Medicine Act // FULFORD DODDS LIMITED // TORONTO, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tearing of top flap of box where it tucks in
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Newspaper
Journal Article
Reference Comments
https://newspaperarchive.com/lethbridge-herald-jul-24-1976-p-48/
https://www-jstor-org.proxy.queensu.ca/stable/20292259?pq-origsite=summon&seq=2#metadata_info_tab_contents
http://www.doddspainrelief.com/history.php
Research Facts
Fulford Dodds Limited also produced the popular patent medicine, Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People.
By the 1970s, Dodd's Kidney Pills were made with ammonium chloride. Before this, they were made with potassium nitrate, sodium bicarbonate, soap, hard paraffin, wheat flour, powedered turmeric, jalap resin, and extract of cascarilla.
Dodds still existed as of 2008 as a patent medicine, though was no longer advertised as a kidney remedy, but relief of back pain and inflammation.
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