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advertising trade card

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001712
Description
Paper trade card for Moore's Throat & Lung Lozenges; front: chromolithograph of a water fowl (heron or crane?) against a background of solid black; back: testimonials and an ad for Moore's Pilules.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001712
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
Description
Paper trade card for Moore's Throat & Lung Lozenges; front: chromolithograph of a water fowl (heron or crane?) against a background of solid black; back: testimonials and an ad for Moore's Pilules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Geo. Schlegel Lith. NY
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Date Remarks
May be 1881; one letter dated Aug. 30, 1880, so shortly after
Material
paper: black; white; pink; green; brown
Inscriptions
"MOORE'S Throat // & Lung // Lozenges // The Favorites // Coughs, Colds & Sore Throat."; back: "Dr. C.C. Moore // New York, Dear Sir; I // enclose (50c) fifty cents, in stamps, // for which, please send me // some of your "cough lozenges" // They are the best things I // ever tried for coughs & colds & // I don't want to be out of them. // Please address, // Mary H. Thompson // Aug. 30th ["th" superscripted] 1880 // East Point [?] // Fulton Co. // Ga. ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 7.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: stained in the top third; hole in the right side near the bottom; some of the top coat has worn off near the top; back: very stained top & bottom
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Bliss' celebrated golden ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7864
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.247
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.247
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H.C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Depth
3.0 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Bliss Golden Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7863
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.246
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.246
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H. C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface is scratched and rusty
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002091
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002091
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Carbolic // Oil // HEALS: WOUNDS, // CUTS, ABRASIONS, // OLD SORES, INSECT // BITES ETC. // DRESS ONCE OR TWICE // DAILY, APPLYING TO // AFFECTED PARTS WITH // FEATHER OR BY SATUR- // ATING CLEAN, WELL // WORN COTTON // OR LINEN. // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // ESTABLISHED 1877. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, brittle, with a minor tear along the label's bottom edge; quarter of wax seal is missing
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Salve

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8357
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.4
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1984.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: white
metal: yellow; black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on top of metal lid: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // SALVE // FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, // BURNS, SCALDS, FROST BITES, CHIL- // BLAINS, SORE NIPPLES, CHAPPED // HANDS, SORE LIPS, PILES, AND OLD // CHRONIC SORES. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. CANADA // PRICE 25 CENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Directions for Using Chamberlain's Liniment [instructional booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12823
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1977.12.207
Description
An informational booklet for using Chamberlain's Liniment; written in English, French, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Bohemian, Norwegian, and German; one paper folded in 3 places vertically.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.207
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pamphlets
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures
Description
An informational booklet for using Chamberlain's Liniment; written in English, French, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Bohemian, Norwegian, and German; one paper folded in 3 places vertically.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "DIRECTIONS FOR USING // CHAMBERLAIN'S LINIMENT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Length
25.4 cm
Width
14.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper is extremely embrittled and yellowed; extensive tears and losses; various stains and creases; adhesive and adhesive residue
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. Agnew's Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8002
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.75
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.75
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Anglo-American Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago; Toronto; London
Site Made (State)
Illinois, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada / England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Dr. Agnew's // OINTMENT // Relieves in one day and cures // Piles, Tetter, Salt Rheum, // Scald Head, Eczema, // Barber's Itch, Ulcers, Blotches, // Ring Worms and all // Roughness, Eruptions and defects // of the Skin // PRICE 15 CENTS // Anglo-American Medicine Co. // Chicago Toronto London, Eng."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened; box is torn and worn at the corners.
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Agnew's Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8003
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.76
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.76
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Anglo-American Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago; Toronto; London
Site Made (State)
Illinois, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada / England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Dr. Agnew's // OINTMENT // Relieves in one day and cures // Piles, Tetter, Salt Rheum, // Scald Head, Eczema, // Barber's Itch, Ulcers, Blotches, // Ring Worms and all // Roughness, Eruptions and defects // of the Skin // PRICE 15 CENTS // Anglo-American Medicine Co. // Chicago Toronto London, Eng."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened; box is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8421
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1986.11.1
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
  3 images  
Accession Number
1986.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter of Toronto.
Maker
Edmanson Bates and Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed in centre on lid of tin is a drawing of Dr. Chase (presumably); arranged around it are the words, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // ANTISEPTIC // [drawing] // SOOTHING – HEALING // OINTMENT // NO. 4973 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. 3/4 OF 1% CARBOLIC ACID" on the bottom: "DR. CHASE'S // OINTMENT // For Eczema, Hemorrhoids or Piles and // other Irritations of the skin, Poisoned // Skin, Insect Strings, Inflamed Eyelids, Bar- // bers's Itch, Sore Feet and Toes, etc. // Manufactured by // EDMANSON BATES &CO., LIMITED // Sole Distributors // The DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE Co., Ltd. // Toronto, Canada // Indications completes en francais dans // la circulaire au toue de la voite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Depth
2.0
Diameter
4.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolourization
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment. National Museum of American History.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Is an antiseptic, soothing and healing treatment for every form of itching skin diesease, eczema, salt rheum, itching, bleeding and protruding piles, pimples, black-heads, old sores, poisoned skin, hives, insect bites, inflamed eyelids, itch, barber's itch, sore feet and toes, chilblains and frostbites.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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Dr. Bovel's Herb and Gum Salve

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7866
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.249
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.249
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bovel Mfg. Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "DR. BOVEL'S // HERB // AND // GUM SALVE // FOR BURNS, CUTS, SCALDS, CHAPPED HANDS, // ECZEMA, PIMPLES, PILES, CORNS, SORES, ETC. // PRICE 25¢ PER BOX // WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD // INVALUABLE AS A HOUSEHOLD REMEDY // PREPARED ONLY BY // BOVEL MFG. CO. // [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottom is scratched.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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