Advertisements -- Medicine
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Cancer "cures" collection
Call Number: Pam Coll 10
Overview: 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 Doctor" by Sir Luke Fildes collection
Call Number: Ms Coll 69
Overview: The collection consists of commercial reproductions of Sir Luke Fildes' painting "The Doctor." The painting, completed in 1891, depicts a seated physician attending an ill child in a modest cottage while her anxious parents wait in the background. It has been interpreted as representing the qualities of an ideal physician and has been widely reproduced in multiple formats for decorative and advertising purposes. Items in the collection include prints, advertisements, publications, stamps,...
Dates: circa 1891 - 2005