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The Baby [infant care book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15202
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
Accession Number
019001001
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is p…
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Accession Number
019001001
Author
Department of Health of Ontario
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Education
Paediatrics
Home Health
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Infant Care -- handbooks
Infant Care
Infant Nutrition
Child Care -- handbooks
Child Nutrition
Child
Mother-Child Relations -- handbooks
Pregnancy
Pediatrics
Home Health
Description
Rectangular book with a glued binding and paper covers; the front cover contains a colour illustration of two toddlers on a beach, one wearing a red swim suit and grabbing the other's hand, who is wearing a green swim suit; the background is mostly brown, and near the top. the title "The Baby" is printed in flourished script and outlined in pink; the spine is white and also contains the title and small illustrations of children's toys and animals; the back cover is backgrounded in black and contains a yellow, orange, pink, and red illustration of numerous children playing on a beach with a giant baby in the background in front of the sun, mouth open and holding up a rattle as birds fly in front of it; the book has sixty four pages and contains information about pre-natal care, preparation for confinement, registration of the baby's birth, care of the infant, infant feeding, care of the runabout child, common ailments of childhood, immunization, baby's record, and baby's development.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Department of Health of Ontario
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Date Remarks
Honourable Forbes Godfrey was Minister of Health in Ontario from 1924 until 1930.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, green, pink, red, grey, purple, brown, tan, yellow, orange.
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "The Baby"; printed on back cover: "Issued by the Department of Health of Ontario. // Honorable Forbes Godfrey - Minister of Health".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.5 cm
Width
15.0 cm
Height
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying at spine and bending at corners
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/forbes-elliott-godfrey
https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/harold-james-kirby
https://www.leonardshoup.com/product/64654/The-Baby--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-----Dionne-Quintuplets-Cover-Art-No-Author--Department-of-Health-of-Ontario-Honourable-Harold-J-Kirby-Minister
http://mimicohistory.blogspot.com/2011/05/dr-forbes-godfrey-first-ontario.html
Research Facts
A later edition of this book, from 1937-1942, in print while Harold J. Kirby was Ontario's Minister of Health, has an illustration of the famous Dionne quintuplets on the front cover.
Forbes Godfrey was Ontario's first Minister of Health, and he was a doctor before entering the realm of politics. Dr. Godfrey wanted the government to do more to combat tuberculosis, as the disease was devastating Ontario's citizens. As a result of his efforts, a system of government supported tuberculosis hospitals was created. Dr. Godfrey was also a strong believer in vaccination. He was responsible for organizing the ministry of health from its beginnings, and he helped protect miners from silicosis; started industrial health programs; created public health clinics in remote areas, and began free immunization programs for Ontario school children.
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The Canadian Mother and Child [reference book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12737
Dates
1940
Collection
Elsie Vercoe Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
009021006
Description
Paperback reference book with illustrations; discussing maternal and child care; topics include medical attention, normal accompaniments of pregnancy, hygiene of pregnancy, complications of pregnancy, birth and others; title and Government of Canada shield printed on front cover; 232 pages.
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Accession Number
009021006
Author
Ernest Couture
Collection
Elsie Vercoe Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Reference Books
Infant Care
Pregnancy
Maternal Welfare
Description
Paperback reference book with illustrations; discussing maternal and child care; topics include medical attention, normal accompaniments of pregnancy, hygiene of pregnancy, complications of pregnancy, birth and others; title and Government of Canada shield printed on front cover; 232 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Elsie Vercoe; forwarded to museum by Marie M. McCalden (Power of Attorney)
Maker
J. O. Patenaude, I. S. O.
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "The // CANADIAN // MOTHER // AND CHILD // BY // ERNEST COUTURE, M. D., // Director of the // CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH HYGIENE DIVISION // CANADA // Published by the authority of // The Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE, Minister of Pensions and National Health // OTTAWA, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 22.9 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover severely ripped; minor oil stains on cover
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
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Instructions for Expectant Mothers [instructional booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15093
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Ephemera
Accession Number
997032033
Description
Green paper covered booklet with cream paper text that provides information to expectant mothers on a variety of topics including: diet, exercise and common disorders; 8 pages.
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Accession Number
997032033
Author
S. W. Miller, M.D.
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Pregnancy
Gynecology
Description
Green paper covered booklet with cream paper text that provides information to expectant mothers on a variety of topics including: diet, exercise and common disorders; 8 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Site Made (City)
Alma
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
The United States of America
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Material
paper: green, cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "Instructions for // EXPECTANT // MOTHERS // S. W. MILLER, M.D. // ALMA, MICH."; on the inside: "PHYSICAL EXAMINATION // EMERGENCIES // GENERAL HABITS // EXERCISE // TRAVEL // CLOTHING // BREASTS // BATHS // DOUCHES // TEETH // BOWELS // DIET // COMMON DISORDERS // HOSPITAL NEEDS // BABY CLOTHING // BIRTH CERTIFICATE // ONSET OF LABOR // AFTER DELIVERY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Length
15.5 cm
Width
8.5 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1930s-BABY-Help-Booklet-Instructions-for-EXPECTANT-MOTHERS-/123500555401?hash=item1cc134ec89
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Instructions-for-Expectant-Mothers-Booklet-1940s-William-Perrin-Rochester-NY-/382096780508?hash=item58f6be2cdc
Research Facts
Two different versions of the booklet were found online. One was said to be from the 1930's, while the other was said to be from the 1940's.
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Ostogen [advertising ink blotter]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15095
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
997032035
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter from Charles E. Frosst & Co. for Ostogen; used and reverse shows numerous a variety of dots and scribbles in black and red ink.
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Accession Number
997032035
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs -- advertisements
Pregnancy
Description
Rectangular advertising ink blotter from Charles E. Frosst & Co. for Ostogen; used and reverse shows numerous a variety of dots and scribbles in black and red ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1945
circa 1930-1945
Material
paper: cream
ink: brown, orange
Inscriptions
"A Specific in PREGNANCY // to prevent // DENTAL CARIES // and to maintain // CALCIUM // BALANCE // OSTOGEN // VITAMIN D // in its most economical form // 15 c.c. and 6 c.c. BOTTLES // with precision dropper // DOSE // 2 to 6 drops daily // AD 255 20, 1-36 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. MONTREAL CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Length
9.6 cm
Width
17.9 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some black ink smudging on the edges and corners; numerous black and red dots on the backside of the card
Copy Type
original
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