Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder

To open up the Museum of Health Care’s artefact collection we are participating in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. Based on WordPress’ randomly chosen themes, we’ll offer a serendipitous peek into our collection. Check in each week for a new curiosity.

Dr. Bell’s Wonder Kidney Tablets bottle, 1926. Accession #996001342

Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine Co. were “manufacturers of veterinary, household, and toilet preparations.”

You can find several Dr. Bell Wonder Medicine advertisements in the Museum’s collection online.

3 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder

  1. Thank you for sharing the fascinating memory! I would love to know what the bottling plant looked like.

    You might be interested in seeing our Pills, Potions, & Prescriptions exhibition (if you haven’t already); it’s packed with pharmacy products made in Kingston.

  2. When I was attending Sydenham Public School in my youth, my best friend’s father, George Bell, the son of Dr. George Bell who taught at the short lived veterinary school at Queen’s had the Dr. Bell’s Wonder Medicine Company bottling plant where the current Post Office now stands. I remember going there and having my lunch and watching the ladies working filling the bottles on the production line. The Bell family lived on the Middle Road. George Bell also had a pet shop on Wellington Street between Princess and Queen St. in the late fifties, early sixties.

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