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Bromo Quinine [advertising ink blotter]

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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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Hill's Cascara Bromide Quinine pamphlet

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001626
Description
Thin paper pamphlet for Hill's Cascara Bromide Quinine Tablets, Hill's Peerless Worm Syrup, Hill's Celery Tea, and Hill's Rheumatic Specific, Ar-thro-phon-i-a; describes what it cures with the typical pseudo-medical jargon and dire warnings; two double-sided pages
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Accession Number
996001626
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cathartics -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Influenza -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Thin paper pamphlet for Hill's Cascara Bromide Quinine Tablets, Hill's Peerless Worm Syrup, Hill's
Celery Tea, and Hill's Rheumatic Specific, Ar-thro-phon-i-a; describes what it cures with the typical
pseudo-medical jargon and dire warnings; two double-sided pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
The W.H. Hill Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Claims to "cure" which fell out of use after Food & Drug Act of 1906
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"HILL'S // CASCARA // BROMIDE // QUININE // CURES // COLDS // IN 24 HOURS. // CURES // LA GRIPPE
// IN 3 DAYS. // NO BETTER REMEDY KNOWN FOR HEADACHE // 35 TABLETS FOR 25 CENTS // MR. HILL'S
PORTRAIT AS ABOVE ON EVERY BOX OF THE GENUINE. // MONEY REFUNDED FOR EMPTY BOX IF NOT SATISFACTORY.
// They are Unsurpassed for Colds, Coughs, Catarrh, Bronchitis and La Grippe..."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.4 cm. x Width: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; big creases where it was once folded in quarters horizontally; a few
nicks and tears along the various edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.627; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 74-110, inserts #51, 61; "Nostrums and Quackery", Vol. II, p. 217; CD #8
Research Facts
Company still running in 1918; sold Hill's Kidney Kascara Tablets, which contained: iron oxide
(sugar-coated), emodin, caffeine, acid resin, magnesium carbonate and talcum and was sold as a
remedy for diabetes, Bright's disease, etc.; fraudulent claims so fined $50.00 Jan. 30, 1918
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Hill's Cascara Bromide Quinine pamphlet

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001627
Description
Thin paper pamphlet for Hill's Cascara Bromide Quinine Tablets written in Czech (?), French, German and Polish (?); they say the same thing, however, what it cures, dire warnings, and directions about using the product; two double-sided pages
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Accession Number
996001627
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cathartics -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Influenza -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Thin paper pamphlet for Hill's Cascara Bromide Quinine Tablets written in Czech (?), French, German
and Polish (?); they say the same thing, however, what it cures, dire warnings,
and directions about using the product; two double-sided pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995
Maker
The W.H. Hill Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
"Guerissent" ("cures"), so should be before the 1906 Food & Drug Act
Material
paper: black; green
Inscriptions
Front: "Hilluv Cascara Bromide Quinine // vyleci nastuzeni ve 24. hodinach, neb vratime // penize
za prazdnou krabicku, // Jsou neprekonatelny protinastuzeni, kasli, kataru, zapalu prudusek a
chripce. // Vyleci ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.3 cm. x Width: 14.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration, especially along the three fold creases; some staining through of
inks from either side; two small rips along the right edge, top half; three crease marks from
when it was once folded into four parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.626; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.626
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