Helfand, William H.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection consists of pamphlets and books by individuals, private cancer hospitals, and other organizations promoting non-surgical cures for cancer. The American Medical Association claimed that any such cures were fakes. The promoters in turn criticized the AMA as the "medical trust." Most of the pamphlets contain patient testimonials. Approximate dates for items are based on the date of the most recent testimonials.
The main body of this collection consists of issues of comic books from the 1940s containing "true" stories of medical heroism and biomedical progress. There are a smaller number of later comics containing history of medicine stories; comics with a public health message; comics advertising a "health" product, and some reference sources on comic books.
This collection contains about a thousand chromolithograph advertising trade cards related to health, nutrition, and remedies, published from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The majority of the trade cards were produced by the Liebig Extract of Meat Company, Antwerp, Brussels, founded in 1865. Other trade cards in the collection were distributed mostly by American patent medicine manufacturers.
The collection contains almanacs issued annually by American and a few Canadian companies to promote the sale of their proprietary remedies. Of special note is a complete collection of Hostetter's Almanac from 1867 through 1910.
Sheet music on medical themes including songs and piano compositions about medical providers, ailments, remedies, health for children, and advertisements for medical products. Much of the music was performed in music halls or as part of musicals, or later, performed on radio, television, and on records.
- Patent medicines -- United States 3
- Quacks and quackery 3
- AIDS (Disease) 2
- Advertising -- Health products -- United States 2
- Advertising cards 2
- Cancer -- Treatment 2
- Dentists 2
- Medicine, Popular 2
- Pharmacists 2
- Trade cards 2
- Adventure stories 1
- Advertisements -- American 1
- Advertisements -- British 1
- Advertisements -- Medicine 1
- Advertisements -- Medicines, Patent, proprietary, etc. 1
- Advertising -- Medicine 1
- Agricultural and family almanac 1
- Albums 1
- Almanac and guide to health 1
- Almanac and weather forecasts 1 ∧ less