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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Vetinerary
Accession Number
1991.17.39
Description
Brown glass bottle with cork in top and raised letters on the front.
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Accession Number
1991.17.39
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vetinerary
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Vetinerary
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Brown glass bottle with cork in top and raised letters on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Material
glass: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row A
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Absorbine Jr., "History: 100+ Years of Pain Relief," accessed October 30th, 2020. https://www.absorbinejr.com/about-absorbine-jr/history-100-years-pain-relief/
Research Facts
Wilbur F. Young and his wife, Mary Ida, created Absorbine in 1892 as a pain reliever for horses. Farmers then noticed that it also helped relieve pain in humans. Later, they created Absorbine Jr., named for their son Junior, which was made specifically to treat human aches and pains.
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001181
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; back of bottle has a recessed panel with embossed writing in it; two narrow side panels are recessed; flat front panel; paper label adhered to front and two sides of bottle.
Accession Number
996001181
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; back of bottle has a recessed panel with embossed writing in it; two narrow side panels are recessed; flat front panel; paper label adhered to front and two sides of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Dr. D. G. Weare
Site Made (City)
Fairport
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Agoil // The great external and In- // ternal remedy for // Man and Animals // Directions: // Price 40 cents // Agoil // Fairport N. Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label very badly discoloured and stained
Copy Type
Original
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Aloetic Physic Ball

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3297
Dates
1894
circa 1894
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997001115
Description
Aloetic physic ball / suppository, which consists of a two-piece hollow cylindrical plastic or bakelite container with closed rounded ends; the top of the container fits onto and over the bottom and the pieces are joined with a printer paper label attached over them; contents of the container are n…
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Accession Number
997001115
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy -- veterinary
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Aloetic physic ball / suppository, which consists of a two-piece hollow cylindrical plastic or bakelite container with closed rounded ends; the top of the container fits onto and over the bottom and the pieces are joined with a printer paper label attached over them; contents of the container are not visible
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
circa 1894
Date Remarks
Product in Parke Davis Catalogue since at least 1894
Material
plastic: black
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The label on the outside reads, "ALOETIC // PHYSIC BALL // c. 315356 // No. 3 // Barbados Aloes (Purified) // equivalent to 480 grs. (8 drms.) // Calomel, 60 grs. (1 drm.) // nux vomica, 60 grs. (1 drm.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT. CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The container is complete and undamaged; the paper label shows minor water damage, but is complete and fully legible; tape residue is visible on the outside bottom of the container, where a tag was taped on
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #181; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; Philloza Suleman, Medical Information Manager, Parke, Davis Co.
Research Facts
A laxative suppository used on horses
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animal vaccine injector kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4068
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
Accession Number
000001275 a-g
Description
Kit consists of (a) a cardboard box and (b) its lid, (c) the injector syringe: a metal barrel with a needle tip; inside the barrel is a spring-loaded plunger to push the pellet through the needle; spring is coiled and sprung by means of a metal knob on the side of the barrel that moves through a ho…
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Accession Number
000001275 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccines
Veterinary Drugs
Syringes
Injections -- instrumentation
Vaccination
MM= Drugs -- vaccines -- container
MM= Injections -- accessories
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Kit consists of (a) a cardboard box and (b) its lid, (c) the injector syringe: a metal barrel with a needle tip; inside the barrel is a spring-loaded plunger to push the pellet through the needle; spring is coiled and sprung by means of a metal knob on the side of the barrel that moves through a hole cut in the barrel for that purpose; (d) a metal tube that serves as a cap for the needle, (e) a cylindrical plastic vial, stopped with a cork and wrapped in a paper label with one pellet inside, (f) a paper notice, and (g) an instruction leaflet; box is lined with crumpled tissue paper that has not been given an accession number.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - box lid - Size: Length 18.3 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
c - syringe - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
d - cap - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
f - notice - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 4.1 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 10.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cork: brown
paper: white; beige; black; blue
metal: silver
cardboard: brown; grey
plastic: translucent yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom: "MADE IN U.S.A. [stamped]"; (b) left side: "Animal Vaccine // INJECTOR // Syringe No. 17 // C779206 [stamped] // PARKE DAVIS & CO [engraved]"; (e) "BLACKLEG VACCINE // SINGLE Dose: 1 Oid. // Use // before June 1935 // C691502 // PARKE, DAVIS & Co."; (f) "NOTICE // When the syringe was packed it was examined and // found to be in perfect order, and should reach you // in that condition. We cannot, therefore, hold our- // selves resposible for any injury which may occur // to the instrument after its receipt. We do not // accept any syringe for credit or exchange after it // has been used. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Ltd."; (g) "How to Use the Animal // Vaccine Injector // [text follows] // TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION // [text follws] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row D
Condition Remarks
Water mark on box bottom and bottom edge of box top; corners of box top scuffed, dented; no corrosion on syringe or cap; paper label on vial yellowing; vial lip broken, with a piece missing; cork still fits securely; paper leaflets are yellowed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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arecoline hydrobromide hypodermic tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4283
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001457 a-d
Description
A plastic tube (c) in a cardboard box in two parts (a,b) along with a sheet of cardboard folded to form a divider (d); the tube is stopped with a cork, sealed with shrink-wrapped plastic and has a paper label on the front; the box has a paper label on the front that once held the two parts of the b…
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Accession Number
000001457 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
Description
A plastic tube (c) in a cardboard box in two parts (a,b) along with a sheet of cardboard folded to form a divider (d); the tube is stopped with a cork, sealed with shrink-wrapped plastic and has a paper label on the front; the box has a paper label on the front that once held the two parts of the box together; it is now ripped in half; box as a round, fluorescent orange sticker and a square white sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 3.7 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - tube - Size: Length 8.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
d -divider (unfolded) - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 6.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Based on lot no.
Material
paper: white; red; beige; black
plastic: translucent yellow
cardboard: cream; beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
(a,b) Front: "[illeg. handwritten] // FOUR VIALS // VETERINARY // HYPODERMIC // TABLETS // No. 525 // [illeg.] // HYDROBROMIDE // 1-2 GRAIN // POISON [printed] // C731111 [stamped] // (10 tablets in each vial) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // WALKERVILLE // ONT. CANADA"; bottom: "J W [handwritten]"; (b) "10 VETERINARY HYPODERMIC // TABLETS No. 525 // ARECOLINE HYDROBROMIDE // ½ GRAIN // POISON [printed] // C731111 [stamped] // [illeg.] DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE ONTARIO [printed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box very dirty; label dirty and torn; label on tube torn; divider yellowing; NOTE: Poison
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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C-A Worm Capsules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4039
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001244 a-c
Description
Cardboard box (a) inside of which is another, sealed cardboard box (b) and a paper leaflet (c).
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Accession Number
000001244 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics
Veterinary Drugs
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cardboard box (a) inside of which is another, sealed cardboard box (b) and a paper leaflet (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - outer box - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - inner box - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
c - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 16.4 cm x Width 10.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: cream; black; orange
cardboard: cream; blue;black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "1 DOZEN No. 195 // PARKE-DAVIS // C-A WORM // CAPSULES // 404 [handwritten] // Rx [the "x" part of the tail of the "R"] A // REGISTRATION No. 344 (P.C.P Act) // GUARANTEE: EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS: // Tetrachlorethylene O.S.C.C. (8 mins.) // Oleoresin Aspidium 0.25 Gm. (3 4/5 grs.) // For the removal from poultry of large round worms // (Ascoridia) and to help reduce infestation with large // tape worms, chiefly by removal of segments. // DOSE: For age and weight see back of box. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "Tetrachlorethylene is effective for // the destruction and removal of large round // worms (Ascardia) from chickens and turkeys."; back: "SUGGESTED DOSAGE // OF C-A WORM CAPSULES // No. 195, Rx ["x" part of the "R"] A // 47 [handwritten] // Young chickens, two to three months old, one // C-A Worm Capsule No. 195, Rx A. // Young turkeys, 3 to 4 months old, (2 1/2 to 6 lbs.), // one C-A Worm Capsule No. 195, Rx A. // Do not treat chickens affected with coccidiosis // or diseases other than worm infestation. // C-A Worm Capsules are supplied in two sizes // (in packages of 12 and 50 capsules). // No. 195 Rx A – Young chickens and turkeys. // No. 196, Rx B – Adult chickens and turkeys."; left side: "Do not store in a hot place. Heat causes // excessive softening of the capsules."; top: "C770530 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // LABORATORIES: // [lists 9 cities]"; bottom: "1 Dozen SOLUBLE GELATIN CAPSULES No. 195 // C-A WORM CAPSULES" (c) "PARKE-DAVIS // C-A CAPSULES // [text follows] // Directions for Using C-A Capsules // [text follows] // Repeating Treatment // [text follows] // Suggested Dose Table // [text follows] // Special Notice // [text follows] // Packages // [text follows] // PARKE, Davis & COMPANY // MEDICAMENTA VERA [these words surround logo] P D & Co. // W. L Rev. 8-34 Printed by Parke, Davis & Co., Walkerville // [leaflet repeated in French]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Condition Remarks
Cardboard boxes yellowed; outer box dirty and scuffed; inner box has dark stains on front (perhaps gelatin capsules inside melted); paper leaflet is stained and yellowed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Dr. A. C. Daniels Lotion

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2192
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001113
Description
Large clear glass bottle; front is rounded out with paper label extended across front onto both sides; back is indented slightly; two rear corners of bottle are squared off; short cylindrical neck with wide flange at top, intended for cork; kick up on bottom.
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Accession Number
996001113
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large clear glass bottle; front is rounded out with paper label extended across front onto both sides; back is indented slightly; two rear corners of bottle are squared off; short cylindrical neck with wide flange at top, intended for cork; kick up on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, U.S.A. in Oct.1993.
Maker
Dr. A.C. Daniels Inc.
Site Made (City)
Knowlton
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; blue; white; black
Inscriptions
Dr. A.C. Daniels // Lotion // formerly // Wonder Worker Lotion // Alcohol // 15 per cent // contents // 8 fluid ounces
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.8 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label worn and faded really badly, particularly along edges where large pieces are missing; dirt accumulated on bottle and paper label
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2082
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001003
Description
Small clear pressed glass bottle; rectangular body tapers to a thin circular neck; corked; front panel has label embossed vertically; veterinary medicince by George Wesley Bell.
Accession Number
996001003
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small clear pressed glass bottle; rectangular body tapers to a thin circular neck; corked; front panel has label embossed vertically; veterinary medicince by George Wesley Bell.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his collection of patent medicine bottles
Maker
Dr. Bell's Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Bell's // Medical Wonder // Kingston, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.5 cm. x Width: 3.6 cm. x Depth: 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Price tag adhered to back of bottle and should be removed
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Kingston, Dr. Bell’s Veterinary Medical Wonder Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2083
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001004
Description
Small clear pressed glass bottle; rectangular body tapers to a thin circular neck; corked; front panel has label embossed vertically; veterinary medicine created by George Wesley Bell.
Accession Number
996001004
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small clear pressed glass bottle; rectangular body tapers to a thin circular neck; corked; front panel has label embossed vertically; veterinary medicine created by George Wesley Bell.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his collection of patent medicine bottles.
Maker
Dr. Bell's Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Bell's // Medical Wonder // Kingston, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.4 cm. x Width: 3.7 cm. x Depth: 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some surface dirt to be cleaned on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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Dr. Bell's Veterinary Medical Wonder

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001135 a-c
Description
Clear glass rectangular bottle with paper label for veterinary medicine; four recessed panels; bottle fits into box with extensive print and advertising all over surface; piece of paper with advertising wraps around bottle in box.
Accession Number
996001135 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass rectangular bottle with paper label for veterinary medicine; four recessed panels; bottle fits into box with extensive print and advertising all over surface; piece of paper with advertising wraps around bottle in box.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Kim Snyder (Toronto) on July 9, 1994.
Maker
Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Dr. Bell's // Veterinary // Medical // Wonder // Dose by drops no Drenching // For Horses, Cattle // sheep and swine // Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co. // Kingston Ont. // Winnipeg Man. // Alexandria Bay N. Y.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Width 4.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper is generally discoloured by age; box is worn particularly along upper edge where it is opened and closed -- missing a flap from upper edge
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Veterinarian Dr. George W. Bell (1858-1927), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College 1880; practised veterinary medicine in the U.S. for 13 years. Returning to Kingston he established a veterinarian clinic on Brock Street, and continued to produce his patent medicines for use in farm livestock and pet animals under the business name of ‘Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company’. Dr. Bell made both veterinary and human remedies.
Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
He was principal (1895-1897) for the new Kingston Veterinary College at Queen’s University. By 1919 he was the milk inspector.
The operation of Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company was headed by his son. In 1936 when the United States Food and Drug Administration accused Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company of “misbranding.” Bottles were seized and analyzed under the Food and Drug Act. Labelled at 40 per cent alcohol, the tests concluded the mixture contained between 63 per cent and 65 per cent per bottle. Legal action ensued. In later years, the once-respected and prosperous company was labelled as quackery.
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