The box measures 4 inches long and is in good condition.
A must for the foot doctor in your life.
Veterinary signs of any type are quite scarce! Wonderful patina!
Possibly Staffordshire, the quill holder features polychrome coloration with gold embellishment. Condition is wonderful with no chips, breaks, repairs, or repaints. Some discoloration seen under the base in the area where the quill hole is located. This discoloration may well be due to ink drips from quill or pen landing on the porcelain over many, many years.
A delightful piece!
A treasure of early signage designed in the Art Nouveau style, this sign measures 46 inches long by 7 inches wide. The sign weighs at least 25 pounds and sports cast detailing seldom found!
The sign features a delightful and mellow patina with an old painted surface retaining traces of old blue coloring beneath the exterior battleship gray tones. Scattered areas of unobtrusive surface rust add to the wonderful appeal of this vintage sign.
Visually appealing and artfully designed, this vintage piece of signage would make an interesting addition to one's Medical Memorabilia Collection!
This tightly-wrapped, corked, glass nostrum dates to the 1890 - 1910 period and measures 3.25 inches long x .75 inch in diameter.
In very nice, unused condition. ****NOTE ****The heart cure bottle pictured is sold.****
The Boericke & Tafel Company is presently a premier supplier of homeopathic medicines and is also one of the country’s oldest homeopathic companies, having begun its manufacturing enterprise back in 1853.
Dating to the 1880's, the handsome mahogany case is complete with 103 unused bottles sporting paper and cork top labels. This rarity comes complete with its original key. The case measures 11.5" L x 8.25" W x 3" H is in very nice condition, embellished with an inlaid, oval, brass unmarked owners label.
Medicine history: AMERICAN HELLEBORE (poison)*****SOLD ***** : The plant is highly toxic, causing nausea and vomiting. If the poison is not evacuated, cold sweat and vertigo appears. Respiration slows, cardiac rhythm and blood pressure falls, eventually leading to death. It is used externally by several Native American nations. Although is rarely ever used in modern herbalism, it has been used in the past against high blood pressure and rapid heartbeat.
EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA - noted in an 1891 JAMA abstract: Quite recently, at the suggestion of my friend Dr. E. T. Sabal, of Jacksonville, Florida, I have used the remedy named, euphorbia pilulifera, for the relief of a most stubborn case of hereditary asthma, and the results are such that I feel warranted in calling the attention of the profession to it, and also making an effort to compile some statistics which will be of service to us in the future. It is a popular domestic remedy in Australia, and has been used for the relief of coughs, colds and other like disturbances of the air-passages, but more especially in the treatment of asthma.
CRAMP BARK: ****SOLD****Historically the eclectic physicians recommended it to support the body's adaptation associated with menstruation. It has also been found to be useful for the common complaints associated with normal menstrual cycles.
VERATRUM VIRIDE - used in the Treatment of Eclampsia - The use of V. album centers around its toxic potential. It had been used as a poison during Roman times and an extract of the plant was used as an arrow tip poison. Small doses had been used to treat symptoms of cholera, often with less than desirable effects. White hellebore had been used in place of Colchicum for the treatment of gout, to aid in the treatment of hypertension, and externally to treat herpetic lesions, but its use has always been limited by its toxicity.
Dr. T.D.M. Wilson graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1875, and the following offered items from this estate auction provide an historical glimpse into his long medical career.
The first item is a fabulous 19th century brass DOCTOR T.D.M. Wilson sign measuring 14L x 9W inches, which likely adorned the entrance way to Dr. Wilson's office.
Also offered in this grouping is a rare group photo of Dr. Wilson (4th from the left) and other Phi Kappa Sigma members. The frame measures 16.5"L x 12.5"W. While the photo is a bit faded, the image is remarkable and includes a distinguished group of Phi Kappa Sigma members.
The third and fourth items in this grouping are a small, framed, 1909 AMA membership certificate with Dr. Wilson's name inscribed, and a very unusual IRS narcotic SPECIAL TAX STAMP from 1926. This Narcotic form is unique in that it names Dr. Wilson as the single physician allowed to dispense narcotics within the 23rd District of the State of Pennsylvania.
Finally, 2 handwritten letters postmarked in 1884 from Dr. Wilson to his loving wife are included, offering a small glimpse into his personal life.
Together, this is rich grouping of artifacts provides one a unique opportunity to further enhance one's collection of medical objects.
The case measures 4.5 inches long x 3.5 inches wide x 2.6 inches high and is in very good condition. The box labeling is as seen on each photo. Basically, the label is fairly good with loss and wear commensurate with a used, antique item.
No breaks or other damage. A tiny spot of very superficial rust here and there that may be removed, if so desired, by polishing with a clear paste wax.
A sweet accent piece for the country kitchen!
The name "Dr. Thomas E Bamford, Jr" is imprinted in gold on the front of the case, and it measures 12" x 6" x 4" and is in good condition.
The label references the 1906 Food and Drug Act, and the bottle retains partial contents. The bottle is in fine condition and measures about 4 inches high, sporting a mildly worn label.
Female specific medicines remain elusive - don't miss out!