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Guide to the Albert Cornell, M.D. Collection of Medical Ephemera, 1910-2004

Abstract

Retired Chief of the Gastrointestinal Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00259
Title
Albert Cornell, M.D. collection of medical ephemera
Date
1910-2004
Creator
Cornell, Albert
Extent
4.0 linear feet, 1500 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of medical and pharmaceutical advertisements and promotional materials. Included are posters, booklets, diet guides, recipe books, artifacts (coffee mugs, paperweights, etc.) and other promotional ephemera. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Advertising, Sales & Marketing History.

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Contents of the Collection

Butyn Sulfate advertisement, 1941
Box 1
Pentothal Sodium postcard, 1956
Box 1
Pollen products, undated
Box 1
The Treatment of Syphilis, 1938
Box 1
A.H. Robins--Dimetapp note pad, 1975
Box 1
A.H. Robins--Donnatal, 1969-1985
Box 1
Good Teeth for Young America, 1956
Box 1
Healthy Teeth, undated
Box 1
Little Red Sky, 1948
Box 1
Your Teeth and Their Care, 1944
Box 1
American Dietaids--Souplets, Joyana, Brevy letter to physicians, undated
Box 1
American Ferment--Al-Caroid (antacid) card, undated
Box 1
Annual meeting brochure, 1953-1954
Box 1
Daily Bulletin, 1947 June 12
Box 1
List of exhibitors, Technical Exposition, 1953
Box 1
Today's Health, 1957 June
Box 1
Anedemin Chemical--Anedemin tablets advertisement, undated
Box 1
Arch Laboratories--Peptic Ulcer Guide, 1965
Box 1
Arlington Chemical--Acute Lymphatic Leukemia, undated
Box 1
Arlington Chemical--Differential Leucocyte Count of Blood, 1930
Box 1
BectonDickinson & Co.--Ace bandage and hosiery calendar booklet, 1951
Box 1
Borcherdt--Note pad, 1961
Box 1
Bristol Digest, 1950-1952
Box 1
Penicillin, 1946
Box 1
Polycycline advertisement, undated
Box 1
Broadway Medical Registry for Nurses--Key Guide to the Streets and Avenues of New York City, undated
Box 1
Dexin High Dextrin Carbohydrate for Infant and Adult Feeding, undated
Box 1
Empirin note pad, 1972
Box 1
Kepler, Tabloid, Emocin, Dexin brochures, circa 1940s
Box 1
Ryzamin-B Rice Polishings Concentrate brochure, undated
Box 1
Burrows--Burrows Book of Appointments, 1938
Box 1
Campbell Products--Regime for the Use of Mercurin Suppositories, undated
Box 1
Canadian Medical Association Journal--Further History of the Care and Feeding of the Dionne Quintuplets, 1936
Box 1
Ciba Pharmaceuticals--Innervation of the Biliary System, undated
Box 1
Ciba Pharmaceuticals--Major Pathology of Heart and Aorta, 1940
Box 1
City of New York, Department of Health--Quarterly Bulletin, 1910, 1942, 1951
Box 1
City of New York, Department of Hospitals--Envelope, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous charts, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous recipes and instruction sheets, undated
Box 1
Dannon/Beatrice Foods--The Psychology of Dieting, 1973
Box 2
Dannon Milk Company--Dieting to Reduce, 1960
Box 2
Davol Rubber--R.W. Sengstaken Nasogastric Tube advertisement, undated
Box 2
Dietene Company--Dietine/Meritene diet guides, undated
Box 2
East Harlem Health Center--Social Hygiene bulletin, 1940
Box 2
Edwards--Orthopedic shoes for children brochure, undated
Box 2
Ampoules Thevetin brochure, undated
Box 2
Darvocet calendar pad, 1984
Box 2
Darvocet-N 100/Darvon note pad, undated
Box 2
Entoral brochure, circa 1940s
Box 2
Lilly Diet Chart, undated
Box 2
Physician's Bulletin, 1948 Oct.
Box 2
Pulvules Lextron (liver concentrate), undated
Box 2
Handbook for Diabetics, 1949
Box 2
Insulin and Non-Diabetic Malnutrition, circa 1930s
Box 2
Syrup Senodin brochure, undated
Box 2
Fujisawa--Her Heart calendar, 2004
Box 2
Colonic Stasis, 1952
Box 2
Lomotil/Metamucil/Pro-Banthine--Gastrointestinal Anatomy tear-off pad, 1977
Box 2
Research in the Service of Medicine v.14: Roentgen Studies of Spastic Phenomena of the Gastrointestinal Tract, 1946
Box 2
Research in the Service of Medicine v.27: Recent Advances in Therapy of Peptic Ulcer, 1950
Box 2
Searle Library of Medical Plates: Colitis; Intestinal Innervation, 1947
Box 2
Geigy--My Doctor--A Child's Eye View, 1965
Box 2
General Baking Company--Food for Sound Teeth, 1933
Box 2
Hoechst Pharmaceuticals --Lasix Furosemide note pad, undated
Box 2
Keefe & Keefe--Friendly Chat, 1955 Apr.
Box 2
Kellogg Company--Diet Series pamphlets, 1935
Box 2
Bland Diets for Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer, 1961
Box 2
Do You Really Want to Lose Weight?, 1961
Box 2
Feeding Diabetic Patients Young and Old, 1940
Box 2
Feel Fit As a Fiddle After 40, by Don Herold, 1953
Box 2
Meal Planning for the Sick and Convalescent, 1961
Box 2
Peptic Ulcer Dietary, circa 1940s
Box 2
Reducing Diets and Recipes, 1940
Box 2
Lakeside Pharmaceuticals--Bentyl--Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 1981
Box 2
An Advance in Parenteral Liver Therapy--Intramuscular Injection, circa 1930s
Box 2
Bellabulgara (belladonna root extract), 1940
Box 2
Bulletin, 1939 Feb.
Box 2
Liver Extract in the Treatment of Pernicious Anemia, circa 1930s
Box 2
Minocin note pad, 1987
Box 2
Perihemin postcard, undated
Box 2
Playbill silver anniversary edition reprint (Pathibamate), 1982
Box 2
Prevention of Communicable Diseases in Childhood, 1945
Box 2
Therapeutic Application of Digitalis, 1932
Box 2
Treatment of Pernicious Anemia with Solution Liver Extract, 1932
Box 2
Vi-Magna vitamins--Sympathetic Nervous System plate, undated
Box 2
Life Extension Institute --Health survey, 1923
Box 3
Lydia O'Leary--Covermark--How to Use It, undated
Box 3
Lydia O'Leary--Covermark, the Modern Miracle, 1936
Box 3
Machlett Laboratories--Dynamax x-ray tube brochure, undated
Box 3
Maltine--Proloid thyroid medication card, undated
Box 3
McKesson & Robbins--First Aid in Emergencies, undated
Box 3
Brochure to physicians, circa 1930s
Box 3
Dextri-Maltose advertisement, undated
Box 3
Klotrix note pad, 1985
Box 3
Preparing the Infant's Food, with Cod Liver Oil Psychology, undated
Box 3
Genitourinary plate, undated
Box 3
Low-Residue Diet, 1966
Box 3
Rheumatoid Arthritis/Gout booklet (Indolin), 1967
Box 3
Arlington Chemical/Aminoids; Sanka coffee; Katherine Storm supports; Nabisco Shredded Wheat; Glyco-Thymoline; Eskay's Pentaplex; Bircher ultraviolet lamp; Saraka laxative; Nason's Supertah; Johnson mustard plaster; Cooper creme contraceptive; undated.
Box 3
Articles on pneumonia, 1929-1933
Box 3
Baumanometer blood pressure gauge; Ralston cereals; Hamilton examination furniture; Tarbonis cream; Kondremul laxative; Anusol suppositories; Santa's health inspection; Musterole; Trimble nursery furniture; Par-Pen (Paredrine+Penicillin); Dr. Scholl's arch supports; Bisodol mints; Shampaine medical cabinets, circa 1940s
Box 3
Diet forms, undated
Box 3
Office pads, undated (2 folders)
Box 3
Vitamins and dieting, circa 1930s
Box 3
Wm. S. Merrell Nitranitol; Eskay's Theranates; Schieffelin Benzestrol estrogen therapy; More Doctors Smoke Camels advertisement, circa 1940s
Box 3
Montefiore Home--Examination (autopsy?) forms, undated
Box 3
Montefiore Hospital--Eye examination charts, undated
Box 3
Mount Sinai Hospital--Diet forms, undated
Box 3
Mount Sinai Hospital--Fractional Gastric Analysis/Stomach Contents charts, 1938
Box 3
Mount Sinai Hospital--The New Gewalter, 1952 Apr. 19
Box 3
National Drug Company--Aminovite Recipes, undated
Box 3
National Life Insurance Company--Quotes & Notes--What About Your Retirement?, 1952
Box 3
National Foundation for Infant Paralysis--Information for Physicians on the Salk Poliomyelitis Vaccine, 1955
Box 3
Nestle--Lactogen Obstetric Table, undated
Box 3
New York Academy of Medicine--Preventive Medicine, 1938 July
Box 3
New York Physician--New York Physician and American Medicine, 1951 Dec.
Box 3
New York Tuberculosis and Health Association--Christmas stamps, 1951-1954
Box 3
Norgine Laboratories--Enzypan postcard, circa 1950s
Box 3
Organon--Trevidol--You'd Roar Too (verse by Richard Armour, illustrations by Leo Hershfield). Undated
Box 4
Parke Davis/Bay Company--Chromographs of Surgical Pathology, 1935
Box 4
Pfizer--Renese brochure with art prints from Utrillo and Degas, 1962
Box 4
Pfizer--Terramycin booklet, 1952
Box 4
Ralston Purina--Low Calorie Diet, 1937
Box 4
Rowell/Monarch/Salix--Cortenema/Proctocort/Hydrocil--Anatomical drawings of gastrointestinal tract, tear-off pad, undated
Box 4
Cafergot/Fiorinal mailer, circa 1953
Box 4
Medical Horizons, vol. 3 no. 1-3, 1952-1953
Box 4
Sandoz Pharmacology and Therapy: No. 1--Migraine, circa 1940s
Box 4
Schenley Laboratories--Penicillin in Emphema, circa 1947
Box 4
A Rational Approach to the Treatment of the Post-Climacteric (Menopause), 1946
Box 4
Genitourinary Tract Anatomy for the Patient, 1947
Box 4
Pelvic Anatomy for the Patient--Normal and Abnormal Conditions, 1941
Box 4
Pelvic Anatomy for the Patient, 1947
Box 4
Schering Introduces You to Origami, undated
Box 4
Shock: Its Prevention with Cortate Routine, 1940
Box 4
Searle/Blue Cross Association--Lomotil--A Foreign Language Guide to Health Care, 1975
Box 4
Envelope, undated
Box 4
Eskacillin (liquid penicillin) brochure, undated
Box 4
Feosol Hemoglobin Scale, 1948
Box 4
Medical Color Television Program, 1953
Box 4
Your Tensions and How to Live with Them, undated
Box 4
Sonotone (hearing aids)--Tradition of Service (collection of advertisements), 1952-1953
Box 4
Sterling Drug--Talwin telephone pad, undated
Box 4
Tampax--Standing Female Pelvic Organs/Female Reproductive Organs, anatomical plates, undated
Box 4
The Bloodless Phlebotomist--Some Points in the Treatment of Pneumonia, undated
Box 4
Diets for Expectant and Nursing Mothers, 1933
Box 4
Early Signs of a Heart Attack, undated
Box 4
Instructions for Expectant Mothers, 1935
Box 4
Upjohn--Ulcerative Colitis, 1960
Box 4
White Laboratories--A Vitamin Alphabet, 1940
Box 4
William H. Rorer--Maalox--Fritatta recipe card, 1983
Box 4
William R. Warner--Peptic Ulcer: A Disease of Civilization, undated
Box 4
Williams & Wilkins--Current Medical Digest, 1938 Nov.
Box 4
Winthrop Chemical--Physician's Handbook, undated
Box 4
Bicillin advertisement, undated
Box 4
Intragastric Drip Therapy for Peptic Ulcer, undated
Box 4
Medical Men of the Day, caricatured by Ape and Spy, 1970
Box 4
Petrolagar--Bowel plates/advertisement, undated
Box 4
Your Ulcer--And How It Grows; patient instruction aid, 1968
Box 4
Parke, Davis--A History of Medicine in Pictures, vol. 2, illustrated by Robert A. Thom, 1958
Box 5
A.H. Robins--Robitussin--Rain bonnet, undated
Box 5
Abbott Laboratories--Enduron/Enduronyl/Eutron--Theraputic Building Blocks trowel, undated
Box 5
Abbott Laboratories--Fero-Grad 500/Fero-Folic 500/Iberet 500--Golf balls, undated
Box 5
American Cyanamide--Pathibamate--All-purpose tool in case, undated
Box 5
Conference pin, Atlantic City, 1942
Box 5
Conference pin, Atlantic City, 1955
Box 5
Convention guest pin, undated
Box 5
Meeting guest pin, undated
Box 5
Bay Ridge Savings Bank--Chest X-Ray reminder--Needle threader, undated
Box 5
Chemical Specialties--Norinyl--Magnets, undated
Box 5
Ciba Pharmaceuticals--Letter opener/magnifying glass, undated
Box 5
Eli Lilly--Medical history card holder, undated
Box 5
Eli Lilly--Nail file and holder, undated
Box 5
Fancy Free Maternity Shop--Nail emery board, undated
Box 5
G.D. Searle--Diuol--Ball point pen, undated
Box 5
Glenn's--Glenn's Thermometer Sterilizer, undated
Box 5
Hoechst Pharmaceuticals --Topicort--Coaster, undated
Box 5
Hoffman-La Roche--Berocca Plus--Paperweight, undated
Box 5
Johnson & Johnson--Imodium--Sunglasses with case, undated
Box 5
Asendin--Keychain medallion, undated
Box 5
Ferro-Sequels--6" ruler, undated
Box 5
Pathibamate--Paperweight, undated
Box 5
Marion Laboratories--Nico-400--Paperclip, undated
Box 5
McNeil --Butisol--6"/150mm ruler, undated
Box 5
McNeil --Tylenol--4"/100mm ruler and paperclip, undated
Box 5
Mead Johnson--Dextri-Maltose--Physician's Handy Formulae Feeding Calculator, 1935
Box 5
Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers--Sewing kit, 1986
Box 5
Aldoril--Ruler/magnifying glass, undated
Box 5
Mefoxin--Nail clipper, undated
Box 5
Moduretic--Safety light, undated
Box 5
Pepsid--Rainbow-colored ball point pen, undated
Box 5
Merrill Dow--Bentyl--Paper clip with colon, undated
Box 5
Mount Sinai Hospital--Silverware (Knife, fork, spoons), undated
Box 5
Mount Sinai School of Medicine--Pillbox, Celebration of the First Commencement, 1970 May 27
Box 5
Northeast Electronics (Nuclear medicine)--Plastic paper clip, undated
Box 5
Nycomed Gmbh--Riopan--Watch Your Salt! magnet, undated
Box 5
Parke Davis --Chloromycetin--6"/150mm ruler, undated
Box 5
Parke Davis --Tabron--Fetus paperweight, undated
Box 5
Pfizer--Atarax--Grooming knife, undated
Box 5
Plough--St. Joseph's Aspirin for Children--Physician's sample packets, undated
Box 5
Rexall Drug Stores--AMA MD New York City keychain medallion, undated
Box 5
Ross Laboratories--Phone message holder, undated
Box 5
Schering--Trilafon--Plastic object, undated
Box 5
Scully-Walton (Ambulance and therapy service)--Sewing kit, undated
Box 5
Smith Kline & French--Eska-Deck playing cards (feature images of foods with calorie information), 1969
Box 5
Stuart Pharmaceuticals--Mylanta/Mylicon/Dialose-Plus/Kinesed--Petite nail kit, undated
Box 5
Ex Libris label showing Sites of Intellectual Processes (c. 1500), undated
Box 5
Plastic object with anatomical drawing, undated
Box 5
Post-It note pad in the form of a match book: Smoking Has Increased His Coronary Risk/Have You Asked Him About Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.)?, undated
Box 5
The Heart in Essential Hypertension (plastic plate, apparently one of a series), undated
Box 5
Tie clasp featuring image of gastrointestinal tract, undated
Box 5
Upjohn--Cortef--protractor, undated
Box 5
USV Pharmaceuticals--Doxy-II--Thermometer card, Let's Help Each Other During the Energy Crisis, 1973
Box 5
Wyeth Laboratories--Pen-Vee oral penicillin, feather pen, 1957
Box 5
Dr. Barnett L. Becker, Optometrist--12" ruler, undated
Box 6
Mead Johnson--BuSpar--Post-It pad, undated
Box 6
Merck Sharp & Dohme--Indocin--Desk object with hand, undated
Box 6
Mount Sinai Medical Center--Annenburg Building Steel-Topping commemorative nut and bolt, 1971
Box 6
Pharmacia--Letter opener, undated
Box 6
Schering--Meticorten/Meticortelene/Sigmagen--12"/300mm ruler, undated
Box 6
Stuart Pharmaceuticals--Effersyllium--12"/300mm ruler, undated
Box 6
Unidentified--Plastic colon model, undated
Box 6
American Cyanamide--Maxzide--Coffee mug, undated
Box 7
C.B. Fleet--Phospho-Soda--Measuring cup, undated
Box 7
Eli Lilly--Trinsicon--Paperweight, undated
Box 7
G.D. Searle--Lomotil--Message in a Bottle, undated
Box 7
Mead Johnson--Desyrel--Paperclip holder, undated
Box 7
K-Lyte DS--Bausch & Lomb magnifying glass for reading, undated
Box 7
Merck Sharp & Dohme--Trinalin--Coffee mug, undated
Box 7
National Instrument Company--Thermometer, undated
Box 7
Pet Milk Compaly--Pet Milk--Child's cup, undated
Box 7
Schering--Chlor-Trimeton--Metric converter pencil cup, undated
Box 7
Squibb--Capoten--Coffee mug, undated
Box 7
Wellcome--Sudafed--glass, undated
Box 7
Abbott Laboratories--Football players print, 1942
Box 8
Arlington Chemical--Liquid Peptonoids--Promotion featuring translation of tract from Hippocrates, undated
Box 8
Chicago Sun Times--Reprint of Alan Shepard space flight cover, 1961 May 6
Box 8
Ciba-Geigy--Calendars, 1961-1982
Box 8
G.D. Searle--Flagyl/Lomotil--Reproduction of 15th century drawing of pregnant woman, undated
Box 8
G.D. Searle--Floraquin--Etiology of Leukorrhea diagnostic chart, undated
Box 8
Hoechst Pharmaceuticals --Calendars, 1972-1982
((2 folders))
Box 8
Hoechst Pharmaceuticals --Doxidan--Parchment reproduction of George Washington's call to arms, undated
Box 8
Lloyd Brothers--Doxidan--In the Days of Tutenkhamon pamphlet series (illustrated by Nina M. Davis), 1965
Box 8
Reed & Carnrick--The Digestive System wall chart, undated
Box 8
Roche Laboratories--Valium--Classic and Current Concepts featuring prints of Vesalius woodcuts, 1966
Box 8
Smith Kline & French--Calendars, 1976, 1979
Box 8
American Medical Association--Poster, Keep Politics Out of This Picture [opposition to compulsory health insurance], undated
Box 9
Columbia University Medical School--A Schematic Presentation of Some Forms of Allergic Reaction, undated
Box 9
G.D. Searle--Lomotil--Anti-Diarrhea poster and pamphlet, 1973
Box 10
Glaxo--Poster, Digestive Disease Week, A Night in Old New Orleans (feature print of Andre Derain, Landscape at Cassis, 1907), 1984
Box 10
Ortho Pharmaceutical--Print, The Gathering Storm: Long Island (Bruce Crane), undated
Box 10
Roche Laboratories--Limbitrol--Depression poster, 1986
Box 10

Historical Note

Dr. Cornell was a consultant in gastroenterology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and the retired Chief of the Gastrointestinal Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Albert Cornell, M.D. Collection of Medical Ephemera, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Albert Cornell, M.D. Collection of Medical Ephemera was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006.