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Arab postage stamp

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001807
Description
Large stamp for the Yemen Arab Republic showing a reproduction of the new World Health Organization Headquarters on the left top, a drawing of Ibn Sina at the right and flowers along the bottom
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Accession Number
996001807
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
World Health Organization -- ephemera
Description
Large stamp for the Yemen Arab Republic showing a reproduction of the new World Health Organization Headquarters on the left top, a drawing of Ibn Sina at the right and flowers along the bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Yemen Arab Republic
Site Made (Country)
Yemen Arab Republic
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Dated 1966
Material
paper: white
ink: pink; green; brown
Inscriptions
"1966 W.H.O. NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING // POSTAGE // IBN SINA // 1/4 // B // YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.6 cm. x Width: 4.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; small stain in upper right corner (front); back: remains of a "stamp holder" and small mark in bottom left quadrant; some adhesive still remains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language"
Research Facts
W.H.O. (World Health Organization) set up in 1948 by the U.N., but constitutionally independent; current headquarters in Geneva; function is to overcome disease by technical assistance, research and education, especially those found in under-developed countries; Yemen joined the Arab League in 1945 and the United Nations in 1947.
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Christmas seals

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Dates
1908
1940
1908-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1976.37.1 a-r
Description
A box containing 18 packets of stamps depicting various subjects and some with Christmas greetings; (a) contains one stamp, portrait of Trudeau (1848-1915) and a red Cross of Lorraine in the upper right-hand corner; (b) has one TB stamp pasted onto paper, a portrait of Einar Holboell (a Danish post…
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Accession Number
1976.37.1 a-r
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
History of Medicine -- ephemera
Philately -- ephemera
Description
A box containing 18 packets of stamps depicting various subjects and some with Christmas greetings; (a) contains one stamp, portrait of Trudeau (1848-1915) and a red Cross of Lorraine in the upper right-hand corner; (b) has one TB stamp pasted onto paper, a portrait of Einar Holboell (a Danish postmaster); (c) packet contains two Red Cross stamps, with a Christmas greeting; (d) has one stamp pasted onto paper, portraying an angel with a torch, shield with the Cross of Lorraine; (e) contains one stamp with a lakeside scene, sailboat, etc., and the Red Cross symbol; (f) is a packet containing two stamps, portraying a team of horses and a buggy, Christmas greeting, Red Cross symbol; (g) contains one stamp on a white background, showing two children singing, Christmas greeting; (h) packet contains five stamps (one on background), portraying three black silhouettes, two pulling a log and one playing a flute, Christmas greeting; (i) has one stamp on background portraying a red church in a winter setting, season's greetings, cancelled; (j) packet contains 5 stamps, one on background, portrays a girl mailing a letter; (k) packet contains two stamps, one on background, shows Santa Claus, four candles, season's greetings; (l) contains four stamps portraying a town crier and greetings; (m) has two stamps with three wise men following the Star of Bethlehem, greetings; (n) packet contains 5 stamps (one on background), portraying a mother with two children lighting a candle in the window, greetings; (o) contains six stamps portraying deer jumping, Christmas greetings; (p) has one stamp showing Santa with his reindeer in the sky, greetings; (q) contains three stamps, portrays the bust of an angel and a large Cross of Lorraine in the upper left-hand corner; (r) packet contains nine stamps, three children singing, Christmas greetings.
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a-r - packets - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; from the Dr. Jabez H. Elliot private collection.
Dates
1908
1940
1908-1940
Material
Paper
Inscriptions
(a) "TRUDEAU"; "Date 1885"; (b) "HOLBØLL"; "1904"; (c) "American Red Cross 1908 Merry Christmas, Happy New Year"; (d) "Health Christmas 1924"; (e) "[Cross of Lorraine] 1928-1929"; (f) "[Cross of Lorraine] Christmas Greetings 1931"; "25th Annual Seal"; (g) "Merry Christmas, 1932"; (h) "Christmas Greetings, 1933"; (i) "Season's Greetings 1934"; (j) "Christmas 1935"; (k) "1936 Holiday Greetings"; (l) "Greetings, 1937"; (m) "1937 Greetings"; (n) "1938 [Cross of Lorraine] Health Greetings [Cross of Lorraine]"; (o) "Canada 1938, Christmas Greetings"; (p) "Canada 1939, Greetings"; (q) "1939"; (r) "Christmas Greetings 1940"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 16
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Jabez H. Elliot; "Seals and Tubercles," by C.M. Godfrey, Academy Bulletin, Vol. 40 No. 3, Dec. 1966; CD #4.
Research Facts
In 1904 a Danish postal clerk originated the idea of selling decorative penny seals to raise money to build a hospital for tuberculous children. The double-barred cross of Lorraine, decided on as the emblem for the T. B. associations throughout the world in 1903, was used by many countries on their anti-tuberculous seals. This cross has a short upper bar and a longer lower bar.
The first American seal issued in 1907 was a combined effort of the local associations and the American Red Cross. For this reason the red cross appeared on the American seals until 1919 when both the red cross and the double-barred cross were used together. In 1920 the Red Cross withdrew from the partnership in Christmas seal sales and the seals after this bore a double-barred cross emblem alone with both bars being of equal length.
The first Canadian seal seems to have been issued in 1908 and also showed the red cross. In 1918 the double-barred cross was used on Canadian seals. The Canadians and Americans utilized similar crosses but all other countries continued to utilize the true cross of Lorraine. From 1922 to 1926 the cross was dropped from Canadian seals because of pressure from certain sources for seals without any identification in order that they might more readily be sold. From 1926 on the cross appears. In 1927 the Canadian Tuberculosis Association adopted the principle of a single yearly Christmas seal to be used by all associations.
The Academy collection of Christmas seals while far from complete gives excellent examples of those seals used by the Muskoka Hospital, The Toronto Free Hospital and the Queen Mary Hospital. Seals from other countries form part of this collection.
Exhibit History
Used in Exhibition at Academy of Medicine, Dec. 1966.
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1901
circa 1901
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001809
Description
Used paper stamp from Sverige (Sweden) showing four men who won the Nobel Prize in 1901.
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Accession Number
996001809
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Physicians -- ephemera
Nobel Prize -- ephemera
Description
Used paper stamp from Sverige (Sweden) showing four men who won the Nobel Prize in 1901.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Sweden
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1901
circa 1901
Date Remarks
Nobel Prize date
Material
paper: orange-red; white
Inscriptions
"NOBELPRIS 1901 // RÖNTGEN // PRUDHOMME // VON BEHRING // VANT HOEF // SVERIGE 20 // STIG ÅSBERG del ARNEWALLHORN SC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 3.1 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; partial postmark in right half; back: remains of stamp "holder"
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
1989 Webster's Dictionary
Research Facts
Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen (1845-1923), a German, discovered X-rays and was awarded the 1901 Nobel Prize for Physics; Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme, was a French poet who won the Nobel Prize in 1901 for literature (1839-1865); first poems "Stances et poemes"; Emil von Behring (1854-1917), a German bacteriologist, discovered and was the first to use antitoxins against diphtheria and tetanus; won the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Jacobus Henrichus van't Hoff (1852-1911), a Dutch chemist, won the 1901 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001810
Description
Used paper stamp from Brazil with a likeness of Oswalog Cruz.
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Accession Number
996001810
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Used paper stamp from Brazil with a likeness of Oswalog Cruz.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Brazil
Site Made (Country)
Brazil
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
paper: purple; white
Inscriptions
"CORREIO // BRASIL // Cr $0.20 // OSWALOG CRUZ"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.6 cm. x Width: 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; remains of postmarks on both sides
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
1989 Webster's Dictionary
Research Facts
Unit of currency in Brazil is the cruzeiro (Cr)
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1969
circa 1969
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001811
Description
Four joined paper stamps, used, with two sides still having the border; likeness of Harvey Cushing.
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Accession Number
996001811
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Four joined paper stamps, used, with two sides still having the border; likeness of Harvey Cushing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
USA
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1969
circa 1969
Date Remarks
Probably 100th anniversary of Cushing's birth
Material
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
"USA // 45 // Harvey Cushing MD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.5 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
1988 Encyclopedia America
Research Facts
Harvey Cushing (1869-1939), American doctor and one of the founders of neurosurgery; contributed importantly to the understanding of the pituitary gland and a disease of it -- "Cushing's Disease"; also held many laboratory studies of the nervous system; studied at Yale, Harvard and Johns Hopkins under men like W.S. Halsted and Theodor Kocher
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001812
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Jules Gonin
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Accession Number
996001812
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Jules Gonin
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Switzerland
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
After death of Gonin
Material
paper: pink; fuschia; white
Inscriptions
"HELVETIA // 30 // JULES GONIN 1870-1935"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.9 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; postmark on left side; remains of stamp holder on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
.
Reference Comments
.
Research Facts
.
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001813
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Auguste Forel.
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Accession Number
996001813
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Auguste Forel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Switzerland
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
After Forel's death
Material
paper: green(lt); green(dk); white
Inscriptions
"HELVETIA // 20 // AUGUSTE FOREL 1848-1931"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.9 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; postmark in right half and remains of a stamp holder on the back
Copy Type
Original
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001814
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Albrecht V. Haller.
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Accession Number
996001814
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Albrecht V. Haller.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Switzerland
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
After date of pro juventute
Material
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
"30 // HELVETIA // ALBRECHT V. HALLER // PRO JUVENTUTE 1934 // 1708-1777 // BICKEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 3.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; postmark on left side and remains of a stamp holder on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
1988 Encyclopedia America
Research Facts
See 996.001.808; Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777) was a Swiss physician, physiologist and poet who studied under anatomist Albinus and physiologist Hermann Boerhaave; wrote "De partibus corporis humani sensibilitus et irritabilibus", defining sensitivity and irritability; sensibility -- those parts whose stimulation or injury causes discomfort; irritability -- those parts which contract under mechanical or chemical stimulation; also wrote "Elemental physiologiae" which became the first standard textbook.
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1958
circa 1958
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001815
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Albrecht Von Haller.
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Accession Number
996001815
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Description
Used paper stamp from Helvetia (Switzerland) with a likeness of Albrecht Von Haller.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Switzerland
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1958
circa 1958
Date Remarks
After date on stamp
Material
paper: maroon; white
Inscriptions
"5 // +5 HELVETIA // ALBRECHT V. HALLER // 1708-1777 // PRO JUVENTUTE 1958"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.9 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Light age/sun discolouration; postmarked
Copy Type
Original
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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001816
Description
Used paper stamp from Norge (Norway) with a likeness of G. H. Armauer Hansen looking into a microscope and a section of a cell.
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Accession Number
996001816
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Physicians -- ephemera
Description
Used paper stamp from Norge (Norway) with a likeness of G. H. Armauer Hansen looking into a microscope and a section of a cell.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Norway
Site Made (Country)
Norway
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
Dated
Material
paper: rust-red; blue; white
Inscriptions
"G.H. ARMAUER HANSEN // LEPRABASILLENS // OPPDAGER 1873 // NORGE 100 // K - LOKKES 1973"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 3.1 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; postmarked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
1988 Encyclopedia America
Research Facts
Hansen discovered the leprosy bacteria (called Hansen's disease initially); Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen was Norwegian physician who discovered, in 1874, the leprosy bacillus
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