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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001038
Description
Small cylindrical bottle which tapers to a thin neck; black screw on cap; paper label wrapped around body of bottle; partially filled with liquid contents.
Accession Number
996001038
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Muscle Relaxation
Tinea Pedis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small cylindrical bottle which tapers to a thin neck; black screw on cap; paper label wrapped around body of bottle; partially filled with liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Oct. 1993 in Ottawa.
Maker
W.F. Young Inc.
Site Made (City)
Springfield
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
glass: clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Absorbine Jr. // Active Ingredients: Worm- // Wood, thymol, Menthol // and Acetone blended with // essential oils and tinctures // ... // W.F. Young Inc. // Springfield, Mass., U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Diam. : 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured and slightly dog-eared
Copy Type
Original
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advertising card

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Dates
1891
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
010020070
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond curly hair, wearing a white dress; she rests her head on her hands on a pink chair with two yellow flowers on it; name of manufacturer, products…
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Accession Number
010020070
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond curly hair, wearing a white dress; she rests her head on her hands on a pink chair with two yellow flowers on it; name of manufacturer, products, prices with brown ink; back of card has calendar for 1891, illustration of a house, with smoking chimney and surrounded by trees, on a hill by a river with tall plants, information on products, manufacturer's information, prices, pharmacist's information printed with brown ink
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
E.W Hoyt & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1891
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: beige
ink: brown, white, blue, pink, yellow, green
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "PERFUMED WITH // HOYT'S GERMAN // COLOGNE // The // MOST FRAGRANT AND LASTING // OF ALL PERFUMES. // PRICE TRIAL SIZE 25 CTS // MEDIUM SIZE 50 CTS // LARGE BOTTLES $1.00 // USE // RUBIFOAM // FOR THE TEETH. DELICIOUSLY FLAVORED. // PRICE 25 CTS A BOTTLE."; written on back: "HOYT'S // GERMAN COLOGNE // HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR OVER TWENTY // YEARS AS THE MOST FRAGRANT AND LASTING // OF ALL PERFUMES. DO NOT CONFOUND IT WITH THE // NUMEROUS TRASHY PERFUMES THAT USURP ITS NAME, // OR STYLES OF BOTTLE. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. TRIAL SIZE 25 c MEDIUM SIZE 50 c LARGE BOTTLES $1.00. // Put up by E.W. HOYT & CO. LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A. Manufacturers of // RUBIFOAM FOR THE TEETH. // For sale by E.C. Lowe, Under Whitney House, // Westboro, Mass., // DEALER IN // DRUGS AND FANCY GOODS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 14.1 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn at edges; bent at top left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hoyt's German Cologne & Rubifoam" website
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; Rubifoam toothpaste was introduced in 1887 and was named for its red bright colour; this card would have been soaked in E.W. Hoyt's original product, their German cologne; the company first started advertising with sample bottles, but as it grew too expensive they began producing advertising cards soaked in the perfume; the cards were made with an extra-porous type of paper in order to soak up the cologne
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advertising card

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Dates
1890
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
010020071
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond hair, wearing a purple dress with white lace; she holds a bottle of tooth powder in her left hand; she stands against a yellow and brown sunset …
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Accession Number
010020071
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- advertisements
Description
Rectangular advertising card made of beige cardstock; front of card features white border; illustration of a young girl with rosy cheeks, blue eyes, blond hair, wearing a purple dress with white lace; she holds a bottle of tooth powder in her left hand; she stands against a yellow and brown sunset background, bordered by bouquets of purple, white, blue and pink flowers; name of manufacturer, products, price printed with red, blue and brown ink; back of card has information on product, manufacturer's information, price printed with red ink
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
E.W Hoyt & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: beige
ink: red, purple, white, green, pink, blue, yellow, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "RUBIFOAM // FOR THE // TEETH 25 CENTS // A BOTTLE. // PUT UP BY // E.W. HOYT & CO. // PROPRIETORS OF // HOYT'S GERMAN COLOGNE. // LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A. // COPYRIGHT 1890"; written on back: "RUBifOAm // FOR THE TEETH. // Deliciously Flavored A Perfect Liquid Dentifrice. // Cleanses, Preserves and Beautifies the Teeth. Heals // and hardens the gums. Leaves a refreshing coolness in // the mouth. Imparts a delightful fragrance to the breath. // Beautifully put up. // Modest in price. Convenient to use. // Large Bottles, 25 Cents. // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES // Sample vial of Rubifoam mailed free to any address. // PREPARED AND GUARANTEED BY // E. W. HOYT & CO., - - Lowell, Mass., U.S.A., // MANUFACTURERS OF THE CELEBRATED // HOYT'S GERMAN COLOGNE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 11.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Worn at corners, dark mark in middle of back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hoyt's German Cologne & Rubifoam" website
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; Rubifoam toothpaste was introduced in 1887 and was named for its red bright colour; this card would have been soaked in E.W. Hoyt's original product, their German cologne; the company first started advertising with sample bottles, but as it grew too expensive they began producing advertising cards soaked in the perfume; the cards were made with an extra-porous type of paper in order to soak up the cologne
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advertising clock sign

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
004004006
Description
Decorative double sided hanging cardboard advertising clock sign stating "Doctor is In" and "Doctor is Out"; clock face with adjustable metal hands on one side; metal eyelet for hanging; advertising Veracolate with manufacturers logo.
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Accession Number
004004006
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Location Directories and Signs
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- sign, office
Description
Decorative double sided hanging cardboard advertising clock sign stating "Doctor is In" and "Doctor is Out"; clock face with adjustable metal hands on one side; metal eyelet for hanging; advertising Veracolate with manufacturers logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor's father Dr. Frank Stevenson Young, Seeley's Bay , Ontario
Maker
The Marcy Co. Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red,white, yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed: "Doctor // is // IN // Please be Seated // VERACOLATE // A True Cholagogue"; in the logo: "MANUFACTURES OF PHARMACEUTICALS // MARCY // Doctor // is Out // Will Return At"; "The // MARCY CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // BOSTON, MASS."; clock face:"VERACOLATE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Dimension Notes
Length 18.1 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard creased and torn, missing areas; several minor tears around edges; foxing throughout; one corner shows signs of impact; metal hand warped
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Sign used by the donor's father Dr. Frank Stevenson Young in his doctor's office sometime between 1908-1947 in Seeleys Bay, Ont.
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advertising postcard

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Dates
1876
circa 1876
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
996001470
Description
Cardboard postcard of Oxford University compliments of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of High Street, Oxford, England during the 1800's; writing in both French and English; back: left side has postage-size picture of Lydia Pinkham with description of what she sells (Fren…
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Accession Number
996001470
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard of Oxford University compliments of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front:
chromolithograph of High Street, Oxford, England during the 1800's; writing in both French and
English; back: left side has postage-size picture of Lydia Pinkham with description of what she
sells (French and English), a space for a stamp, correspondence and address; card is unused
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1876
circa 1876
Date Remarks
Probably after her death in 1883 (the name of the co. differs)
Material
paper: red; blue; green; brown; black
Inscriptions
Front reads: "HIGH STREET, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, ENG. // COMPLIMENTS OF THE LYDIA E. PINKHAM
MEDICINE CO., LYNN, MASS., U.S.A. // AVEC LES COMPLIMENTS DE LA LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE
COMPANY, LYNN, ETATS-UNIS."; back: "Post Card // CARTE POSTALE // Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound is in three forms // liquid, lozenges, pills. Blood Purifier, Liver Pills, Sanative
Wash, // For All Female Complaints"; same in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: left top corner severe bend (cardboard broken at the back); right top corner, larger,
but less severe bend; light ink spots and dirt and age discolouration; back: dirty and agediscoloured;
"Ada" written in pencil and assorted light marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Health QUackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 10-12, 59-63, 74, 93, 134; "The Snake-Oil
Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 5, 6, 8, 28, 32, 49, 50, 55-58,, 95, 115, 117, 123, 132,
148, inserts # 15, 16; "Magic, Medicine and Quackery" by Eric Maple, pp. 159-160; "The Great
American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 13, 17, 21, 59; "Remedies and Rackets" by James
Cook, pp. 19, 86-90; "The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, pp. 172-180; "The Medical
Messiahs" by James Harvey Young, pp. 22, 135, 177-178, 349; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by
James Harvey Young; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 3; "Nostrums
and Quackery", 1921, pp. 160-163; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, pp. 13, 59, insert #10;
"The Great American Medicine Show" by Armstrong & Armstrong, pp. 163-165; see also 996.001.642,
.643, .699, .700, .765-.768, .778; CD #8
Research Facts
Pinkham Co. consigned its records to accessible archives, unlike other such companies (after its
demise); trademark face and "Yours for Health" Archives given to Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger
Library on the History of Women in America, at Radcliffe College; vegetable compound first
marketed in 1875, challenging "heroic" medicine (bleeding, etc.) with botanical blends; contained
true and false unicorn root, pleurisy root, life-root, black cohosh, fenugreek seed and
19% alcohol; probably came from one of the major botanical therapy digests ("American Dispensatory"
by John King); the Panic of 1873 ruined her husband, who had never been secure, so at age
56 she went into business; appealed a great deal to women, and they used this (she and her sons);
Lydia was born in 1819 and died in 1883, but for 20 years after, women were still receiving answers
to their letters, signed by Lydia (uncovered by a photographer who showed her tombstone in
"Ladies' Home Journal" in 1904; song ("American Health Quackery", p. 62); she was a folk heroine;
advertising power of children so great, Lydia's granddaughters began appearing; over the years,
every ingredient changed ... except the alcohol; after many public attacks on the alcohol content
they changed the composition and never regained its popularity (in 1904 had 20.6% alcohol); sold
because of boldly feminist approach; claims varied - increased fertility ("A baby in every bottle")
- relief from cramps and PMS - ; all sorts of "family" advice given; "Write to Mrs. Pinkham"
- actually the widow of Lydia Pinkham's son (not quite false, just misleading); still around
in 1957; mid-1920's, 15% alcohol; 1938 contained gentian, black cohosh, true and false unicorn,
life-root, pleurisy root, dendelion, chamomile, a little vitamin B1, and 15% alcohol; in 1957,
also contained licorice, Jamaica Dogwood and only 13.5% alcohol (pills had Jamaica Dogwood,
pleurisy rot, licorice and iron); had 3 sons, named Dan, Will and Charles,and a daughter named
Aroline, who married William H. Gove; husband Isaac died in 1889; by 1881 grossing $30,000/
month; Pinkham's "Guide for Women" a great success; initially four pages, by 1901 ran to 62
pages in five languages; compound sold in many foreign countries by the 1900's; "There was a
bad moment in China when it was discovered that only married women were buying the compound.
Investigation showed that the trouble lay in the Chinese name for Vegetable Compound which
had been most ineptly translated as 'Smooth Sea's Pregnancy Womb Birth - Giving Magical 100
Per Cent Effective Water'." (Holbrook); family-run until 1968 when sold to a pharmaceutical
firm; 1972 operations moved to Puerto Rico; 1980's still being made; Lydia was very independent
woman who definitely supported the women's liberation movement, although it was not labeled as
such back then; often printers only had Lydia Pinkham's likeness, and so when Queen Victoria
died, it was actually Lydia's picture they used, as they did when several famous women died
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Aletris Cordial bottle

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Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.271
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.271
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Rio Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ALETRIS CORDIAL // MEDICAL PROPERTIES // UTERINE TONIC & RESTORATIVE // INDICATIONS // AMENORRHEA, DYSMENORRHEA // LEUCORRHEA PROLAPSUS // UTERI TO PREVENT MISCARRIAGE & // IT GRADUALLY RESTORES // NORMAL ACTION TO THE UTERUS AND // IMPARTS VIGOR TO THE UTERINE SYSTEM // RIO CHEMICAL CO. // ST. LOUIS USA"; embossed on the bottle: "Rio Chemical Co., St Louis, Mo, USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row D
Length
14.5 cm
Diameter
6.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Angier's emulsion

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.201
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
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Accession Number
1980.18.201
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Angier Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
label has: "New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Material
paper: yellowish; black
glass: clear
metal
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "ANGIER'S // EMULSION // IMPROVED // for COUGHS // due to Colds"; instructions follow; "Manufactured by // Angier Chemical Company // Boston, Mass // Makers of Angier's Emulsion for over 60 years // New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x WIdth 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Antikamnia & Codeine tablets

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
016022043
Description
Rectangular hinged metal pill container with company name and directions typed on the lid and bottom of container.
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Accession Number
016022043
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Rectangular hinged metal pill container with company name and directions typed on the lid and bottom of container.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Antikamnia Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Material
metal: silver, black, cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top of container: “PHYSICIAN SAMPLE // 5 Gr. // ANTIKAMNIA & CODEINE // TABLETS // 4 ¾ Gr ANTIKAMNIA. ¼ Gr SULPH CODEINE // REGISTERED SEPT 3 1890 // MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA // BY THE ANTIKAMNIA CHEMICAL CO. // ST. LOUIS. MO,. U.S.A. // British Depot: 46 Kalborn Viaduct, London E.C” directions printed on bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Length
4.4
Width
3.5
Depth
0.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chiping of paint off of container; does not open; can hear something inside.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Anitikamnian Chemical Company. Window Through Time
The Deadly Pain Medicine Sold by Skeletons. Bess Lovejoy
Research Facts
Antikamnia varied over time, its principal ingredient was always acetanilide, a coal tar derivative. Acetanilide had the unfortunate side effect of producing cyanosis, meaning it turned extremities blue from a lack of oxygen. Deaths related to the ingredient were reported as early as 1891.
The medicine was never patented and wasn’t a prescription drug, the Anitikamnia Drug Company marketed the tablets aggressively through direct mailing and promotional products to doctors in the hope that they would be persuaded to recommend it to their patients.
The tablets were marketed to treat "La Grippe, Influenza and all Grippal Conditions, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Deep Seated Coughs, Neuroses of the Larynx etc, etc”. It was also handy to be taken as a preventative before participating in sports or even going out shopping.
Half a century later Julius Axelrod discovered that what acetanilide produces when metabolised is paracetamol, we take this medication today and it is called Tylenol. So, Antikamnia may just have been effective as a pain-killer.
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AO demand pacer

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007009 a-b
Description
Small grey metal demand pacer 2002 by American Optical
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Accession Number
994007009 a-b
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Small grey metal demand pacer 2002 by American Optical
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pacemaker - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 16.7 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
b - cord - Size: Length 310.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Maker
American Optical Corp.
Site Made (City)
Bedford
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
plastic: black; grey
metal: light grey; black
Inscriptions
A0 DEMAND PACER / 2002 // SERIAL NO. 1086
AMERICAN OPTICAL // CORPORATION // MEDICAL DIVISION . BEDFORD, MASS. 01730
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J2-5
Condition Remarks
Lots of tape residue; shows wear and grime; #2: sticky masking tape; #3: rubber cord
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising card]

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.220
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of bac…
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Accession Number
1977.12.220
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Antimalarials -- advertisements
Malaria -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of back printed area missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: brown; green; red
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front: "AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // ALL MALARIAL DISORDERS // Prepared by // Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Back of card is missing; only edges of print are still visible; piece of large orange sticker is on back, adhesive tape holds together bottom-left corner of card.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Ayer's Almanac - 1881 [advertising almanac]

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Dates
1881
circa 1881
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.2
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, originally with approximately 32 pages and a front and back cover; the booklet's primary use is as an almanac with calendars, times for sunrise and sunset, and phases of the moon; included also are facts and jokes as well as advertisements for Dr. Ayer's Sarsa…
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Accession Number
1978.14.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Advertising
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, originally with approximately 32 pages and a front and back cover; the booklet's primary use is as an almanac with calendars, times for sunrise and sunset, and phases of the moon; included also are facts and jokes as well as advertisements for Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, testimonials and other products made by Dr. Ayer. A small fabric cord is placed through a hole in the upper left-hand front corner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1881
circa 1881
Date Remarks
Based on publishing date
Material
paper: off-white; yellow
fabric: blue; red; white
Inscriptions
Printed in black ink on the page at the beginning of book: "Second Month. FEBRUARY, 1881. 28 Days. // [long horizontal double line] // MOON'S PHASES. CALENDAR . . . [see attached photocopy for more details]"; printed on back cover in black: on the left a calendar, and on the right: "Those medicines which have stood the test of // criticism for years may be depended on for real merit. Of such is AYER'S CHERRY PEC- // TORAL, which deserves a place in every house- // hold. — Victoria (Tex.) Advocate [in italics]."; "The family medicines of Dr. J.C. AYER & // Co. are popular, reliable and world-famous. — Pulaski (Tenn.) Citizen [in italics]."; see photocopy for more details.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.2 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
At least two pages have been torn off as well as the cover; pages are torn--February is a half page--and some worm holes are visible on pages.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., 1901 (reprinted 1970), p. 117 (see attached photocopy); "The Great American Fraud," by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 21; CD #9
Research Facts
According to "The Great American Fraud," Ayer's Sarsaparilla had an alcohol content of 26%.
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Ayer's American Almanac 1892 [advertising almanac]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7421
Dates
1892
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1978.14.11
Description
An original paper advertising almanac, Canadian edition, 32 pages covered with yellow paper, front and back covers printed, black print, glued spine, images on several pages, line drawing image on front cover of Ayer’s bottle on top of a globe with light shining around the bottle, image on back cov…
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Accession Number
1978.14.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
An original paper advertising almanac, Canadian edition, 32 pages covered with yellow paper, front and back covers printed, black print, glued spine, images on several pages, line drawing image on front cover of Ayer’s bottle on top of a globe with light shining around the bottle, image on back cover of bundles packages of raw sarsaparilla including product, a small piece of red, white, and blue looped string tied through a hole in the top left corner; advertisements for various products throughout.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1892
Date Remarks
Printed on cover.
Material
paper: tan; yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "AYER'S // AMERICAN ALMANAC // – CANADIAN EDITION – // 1892 // [on globe] AYER’S SARSAPARILLA // CURES OTHERS WILL CURE YOU // [below globe] PUBLUSHED BY // DR. J.C. AYER & CO., // Practical and Analytical Chemists // LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A."; printed on back: a page of advertising.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.4 cm x Width 12.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear along fold and edges, overall yellowing, spot of brown discolouration on front cover bleeding through to middle of book.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
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Ayer's American Almanac -Canadian Edition- 1892 [advertising almanac]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12794
Dates
1891
circa 1891
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1977.12.171
Description
An advertising almanac for the year 1892 from Ayer's; bound with a tricoloured string in the top left corner; Includes advertisements, calendars, articles on ailment treatments and product information; 32 pages.
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Accession Number
1977.12.171
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs -- advertisements
Description
An advertising almanac for the year 1892 from Ayer's; bound with a tricoloured string in the top left corner; Includes advertisements, calendars, articles on ailment treatments and product information; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1891
circa 1891
Date Remarks
Almanac printed for the year 1892 and would have been given away prior to January of that year
Material
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
fabric: blue, pink, white
Inscriptions
Printed on on th front cover: "AYER'S // AMERICAN ALMANAC // -CANADIAN EDITIONS- // 1892. // AYER'S SARSAPARILLA // Cures Others Will Cure You // PUBLISHED BY // DR. J. C. AYER & CO., // Practical and Analytical Chemists, // LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.4 cm x Width 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed; some wear shown along spine; some corners broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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Ayer's Cathartic Pills

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2377
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001298
Description
Container (material?) filled with 40 cathartic pills inside a cardboard box; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper wrapper/label lists product information.
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Accession Number
996001298
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Container (material?) filled with 40 cathartic pills inside a cardboard box; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper wrapper/label lists product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
J. C. Ayer Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Date Remarks
Company started in 1870
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Wrapper front reads, "40 // AYER'S // CATHARTIC PILLS // PREPARED BY // DR. J.C. AYER & CO. LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A."; one side reads, "Each one of Ayer's Pill contains" (ingredients listed); other side lists product information in Spanish
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.3 cm. x Width: 2.8 cm. x Depth: 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unused and unopened; there is some minor staining and wear on the paper wrapper / label, but all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great American Medicine Show" by David Armstrong and Elizabeth M. Armstrong, p. 166;
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 126 & colour insert 63; "American Health
Quackery" by James H. Young, pp 130-134
Research Facts
Dr. James Cook Ayer got his start working in an apothecary shop in Lowell, Mass.; he studied medicine with a local doctor and bought a drug store in 1841; he eventually received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania; about midcentury, Ayer marketed a Cherry Pectoral, following it with other proprietaries
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7168
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.217
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image on front shows a young woman in a field carrying a basket of cherries; image on back shows a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
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Accession Number
1977.12.217
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image on front shows a young woman in a field carrying a basket of cherries; image on back shows a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; blue; green; red
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "AYER'S // CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Cold, Coughs, // and all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs"; on back is printed a lengthy advertisement.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor yellowing on back.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7169
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.218
Description
An original advertising card; image on front is a young girl holding flowers under a cherry tree looking at the birds on the branch, image on back is a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.218
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Description
An original advertising card; image on front is a young girl holding flowers under a cherry tree looking at the birds on the branch, image on back is a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; green; brown; red
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front: "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, // For the cure of // Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, // Bronchitis, Whooping-Cough, // and Consumption. // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A."; on back, "A FRIEND IN NEED" followed by a lengthy ad.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor yellowing on back, small patch of yellowing on front at top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Ayer's Hair Vigor trade card

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2442
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001405
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Ayer's Hair Vigor in chromolithograph; front: colour depicting young woman with shiny, luxuriant hair, white gown and pink rose; back: tan with blue writing, and a picture of a woman writing (perhaps praising the product)
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001405
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Hair Dyes -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Ayer's Hair Vigor in chromolithograph; front: colour depicting
young woman with shiny, luxuriant hair, white gown and pink rose; back: tan with blue writing,
and a picture of a woman writing (perhaps praising the product)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
Unsure as to exact start/end, around until at lease 1911 (Hudson Bay Fall/Winter 1910-11
Catalogue)
Material
paper: red; brown; pink; green; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // HAIR VIGOR // THE // BEST HAIR DRESSING, // PROMOTES A NEW GROWTH OF HAIR AND //
RESTORES GRAY HAIR // TO ITS // ORIGINAL COLOR // AYER'S HAIR VIGOR // Prepared by Dr. J.C.
Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. USA // Removes DANDRUFF, Prevents Baldness"; back: describes its
benefits with praise from a user
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.5 cm. x Width: 8.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: top 1/4 stained, slight pencil marks top right; back: hole (small) below all writing,
stained top and most of the card appears to have been exposed to light for a long time, darkening
the paper noticably
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 53-55; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome, Patent
Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 74; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey
Young, pp. 130-134; "One For a Man, Two For a Horse" by Gerald Carson, pictures p. 15, 111;
"Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, p. 10 of colour inserts -- identical picture; Eaton catalogue,
1892-94, 1901-03; Hudson Bay catalogue, 1910-11; also see 996.001.646-.657, .758, .759; CD #8
Research Facts
Dr. J.C. Ayer became rich thanks to his various medicines (including Cherry Pectoral and his
sarsaparilla), starting around 1841, died in 1871, but continued by his brother Frederick;
bought out Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer in 1895 to eliminate competition to its Hair
Vigor; cost 70 cts/bottle in 1893 (Eaton's), 65 cts in 1901-1903 (Eaton's), 70 cts 1910-1911
(Hudson Bay)
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Ayer's Pills [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7173
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.221
Description
An original advertising card, printed on tan and cream paper; image on front is of an armed field battle featuring a uniformed man on a horse with an Ayer’s Pills flag slaying another mounted man; image on back is of Ayer’s pill bottle, oval seller’s hand stamp on back in purple ink.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.221
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original advertising card, printed on tan and cream paper; image on front is of an armed field battle featuring a uniformed man on a horse with an Ayer’s Pills flag slaying another mounted man; image on back is of Ayer’s pill bottle, oval seller’s hand stamp on back in purple ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream; tan
ink: black; purple; blue; red; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on flag on front: "AYER'S // PILLS"; printed at bottom of card: "THE FIGHT FOR THE STANDARD"; on back is printed a long list of conditions the pills will cure, including "Constipation, . . . // Indigestion, Dyspepsia, // Biliousness, Heartburn, Loss // of Appetite, Flatulency, Foul Stomach, // Nausea, Dizziness, Headache, Numbness, // Jaundice, Diarrhoea, Dystentery, and Dis- // orders of the Liver"; also, "Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, and // Kidney Complaints" and many more; at bottom of back is printed: : “Ayer’s Pills are made of vegetable ingre- // dients only. They are sugar-coated, and // pleasant to take; and for all the purposes of a // cathartic medicine they are unequalled. // AYER'S PILLS are usually put up in oval wooden boxes; but for // hot and damp climates, and for export, in sealed // glass vials, as above represented.”; below that is the druggist hand stamp: “C. Fred Wilcox // DRUGGIST & APOTHECARY, // 54 Federal Square // W. LYNN MASS // Use Wilcox’s Tooth Powder”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Yellowing on back, three minor patches of print missing on back.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Ayer's Sarsaparilla [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7170
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.219
Description
An original paper advertising card image on front with woman in chair with her hand on a bottle, with another woman standing beside her; young girl and boy in front on the ground playing with a dog; image on back is of product.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.219
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original paper advertising card image on front with woman in chair with her hand on a bottle, with another woman standing beside her; young girl and boy in front on the ground playing with a dog; image on back is of product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: tan
ink: green; pink; blue; black
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front: "AYER'S SARSAPARILLA // Purifies the Blood, // Stimulates the Vital Functions, restores // and preserves Health, and infuses New // Life and Vigor throughout the whole system. // Prepared by Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass., U.S.A."; on back: "FOR SCROFULA . . ." followed by a lengthy ad.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 13.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Ayer's Sarsaparilla [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7197
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.247
Description
An original advertising double-sided paper card; image on front is a woman in a c. 1890s lace-trimmed pink dress holding a young child in white dress on her shoulder while standing in a field; image on back is of product in bottle.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.247
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original advertising double-sided paper card; image on front is a woman in a c. 1890s lace-trimmed pink dress holding a young child in white dress on her shoulder while standing in a field; image on back is of product in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black; pink; green; blue
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed at bottom of front, below image of woman: "SUNNY HOURS"; printed on back: "FOR SCROFULA and all // scrofulous, mercurial, and blood // disorders . . . // The active medi- // cinal principles of these roots, extracted by a pro- // cess peculiarly our own, are chemically united // in AYER'S SARSAPARILLA with the Iodide of // Potassium and Iron, forming by far the most // economical and reliable blood-purifying medicine // that can be used. // If there is a lurking taint of Scrofula about you, // AYER'S SARSAPARILLA will dislodge it, and ex- // pel it from your system. // For the cure of the disor- // ders, lassitude and debility peculiar to the Spring, // it has proved to be the best remedy ever devised. // If your blood is vitiated, cleanse it without delay // by the use of AYER'S SARSAPARILLA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 13.2 cm x Width 6.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear around edges, some yellowing on front and back, pencil mark at top on back and front.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
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