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Carter's Little Nerve Pills advertising card

Description:

1880s advertising card for Carter’s Little Nerve Pills. Features a young boy sleeping in bed holding a toy.

Resource Type: Advertisement

Subject: Advertising cards; Advertising--Medicine; Indigestion

Date: 1880-1890?

An end to all disagreement

Description:

Print shows a group of men, probably President Garfield's physicians, exiting Francklyn Cottage where Garfield died. The men hold slips of paper that state "Self Exoneration". Three men standing on the left hold papers that state "Private Theory, Temperance Ideas, [and] Power of Prayer". (They may represent physicians that were dismissed when Garfield appeared to be recovering).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Physicians; Medical care; United States. President; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1881-09-28

Old-school etiquette

Description:

A woman appeals to a man holding a cane labeled "Allopath" and topped with a skull who has turned his back on a sick child lying in a bed. On the far side of the bed is another man with papers labeled "Homoeopath" and "Apothecary" extending from a pocket. Caption: Dr. All. O'Path - "Very sorry, madam, if your child must die; but you ought not to have called in a Homœopath first."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Etiquette; Medical care; Physicians; Pride and vanity; Sick children; Mothers; Cribs (Children's furniture)

Date: 1883-06-13

Puck's coaching parade, 1883

Description:

Eight stagecoaches stand in a procession, each jammed with passengers. Riding in the first coach, labeled "Republican Harmony Coach," are Chester A. Arthur, Roscoe Conkling, James G. Blaine, John A. Logan, Ulysses S. Grant, James D. Cameron, George W. Curtis, John Sherman, John F. Miller(?) and an unidentified man. Riding in the second coach, labeled "Dem. Love Feast Coach" and "One Republican thrown in to please Mr. Dana," are Charles A. Dana, Benjamin F. Butler, Edward Cooper, Rutherford B. Hayes, Franklin Edson, Samuel J. Tilden, John Kelly, and Hubert O. Thompson. Riding in the third coach, labeled "Heavy Hack," are Cardinal John McCloskey, Robert Ingersoll, "Jacobs, Potter, Storrs," Howard Crosby, Henry W. Beecher, and Theodore Tilton. Riding in the fourth coach, labeled "Monopoly," are William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, Jay Gould, and a box labeled Henry Clay. Riding in the fifth coach, labeled "Thespis," are Lester Wallack, Rose Coghlan, Marie Geistinger, "T.P., J.E. Pearson, Levy," Dion Boucicault, Edward Harrigan, and Tony Hart. The sixth coach is labeled "Homeopathy"; the seventh coach is labeled "Allopathy"; and the eighth coach is labeled "The Bruiser." The horses pulling this last coach wear boxing gloves. Caption: [If this takes, we will have another one next year.]

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Parades; Carriages and carts; Politicians; Capitalists and financiers; Actors; Physicians; Boxers (Sports); Harrigan & Hart; Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888; Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890; Coghlan, Rose, 1851-1932; Geistinger, Marie, 1833-1903; Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911; Hart, Tony, 1855-1891

Date: 1883-06-13

In a critical condition

Description:

Print shows a domestic scene with Benjamin F. Butler as the mother of a sick child labeled "Butler Boom" who is being examined by Puck as a physician. Various medicines labeled "Grand Reforms, Tewksbury Investigations, Big Reforms, Big Talk, Wind, [and] Friend of the Convicts" are on a table and the floor.  Caption: N.C. Physician "You have almost talked the baby to death, madam; it will require great care to keep him alive until the 6th of November."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Sick children; Communication; Physicians; North Carolina; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-10-31

Boschee’s German Syrup advertising card

Description:

1883 advertising card for Boschee’s German Syrup. Features a picture of a young girl sitting on a swing.

Resource Type: Advertisement

Subject: Advertising cards; Advertising--Medicine

Date: 1883?

Our merciless millionaire

Description:

Puck hangs onto the coat-tails of William H. Vanderbilt, who is holding a money bag labeled "Donation of $500,000 to Build a New Medical College," as he climbs the steps to a building labeled "N. Y. College of Physicians & Surgeons." At the top of the steps are trustees and men with surgical instruments eagerly awaiting the donation. On the right, in the background, is a man standing in the doorway of a building beneath a sign that states "Crape & Plantem. Undertakers." He is waving a white cloth. Caption: Vanderbilt - "The public be - doctored!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Philanthropists; Millionaires; College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1884-10-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about a letter received from Dr. Sherman, probably regarding their alcoholic brother Elliot.  He wants Anna to show it to Elliot's wife Anna Hall Roosevelt. He would like to get a second opinion from Dr. Lambert. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Diagnosis--Evaluation; Physicians; Alcoholics; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Anna Hall, 1863-1892

Date: 1891-10-26

Make a complete job of it, this time!

Description:

"Dr. Schurz" holding a large carving knife and sharpening tool, "Dr. Grace," and "Dr. Parkhurst" holding a saw examine a sick tiger labeled "Tammany." A medicine case in the foreground contains a drill, pincers, and a bottle of "Giant Powder - Reform Brand." Caption: Cut him up into small pieces; - don't let any of his nine lives get away!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Physicians; Tigers; Knives--Sharpening; New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Parkhurst, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1842-1933

Date: 1895-11-06

He has one medicine for all ills

Description:

President McKinley as a physician dispenses strong "Tariff" medicine in the men's ward of a sanatorium. The beds lining the walls are occupied by a "Business Man" suffering from a "Loss of Confidence," a "Populist" disturbed by "Mental Aberation in Regard to Free Silver and Government Paternalism," and a "Jingoist," a "Spoils Man," an "Anarchist," a "Filibuster," a "Monopolist," all with similarly distressing ills. Last is a man sitting on a bed with a sign that states "Hallucinations about Home Markets and Infant Industries." In the background is a door that leads to the "Woman's Ward," where "Woman's Suffrage" and "Woman's Rights" are the diseases.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Economic policy; Drugs; Sanatoriums; Physicians; Prophets; Sick; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1897-04-14

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