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Catalog Number 2012.60.1
Object Name Advertisement
Title Stewart's Drugstore First Aid Wheel
Description First Aid wheel, advertising medium for Stewarts Drugstore. Two connected spinning wheels of paper which address a number of different emergency ailments or situations by offering solutions of "what to do until the doctor comes." The cover wheel is green paper with black print, there is a triangular hole cut out of the right side of the disc in order to see the problem solution on the disc below. There is a circular logo with a large cross in the center surrounded by a laurel wreath with crossed swords underneath it at the top of the inner disc with the following information printed as well "Family First Aid; Doctor's Name _____; Phone No. _____; What to do Until the Doctor Comes Compliments of Stewarts Drug Store (F.E. Wagner, Phm.B.); St. George's Square Guelph; Prescriptions and First Aid Supplies; Phone 190." Horizontally across the inner disc is a strip which houses the solution notch described above but also explains how the wheel works "For most effective use, turn outside wheel until arrow to item for which first aid information is required." The main thing which can be readily seen of the outer wheel is the ring of categories and ailments which border the disc in black print. Categories include: "Common Ailments and Injuries, Dislocations, Bites, Uncommon Ailments, Common Poisons." The ailments specific to each category are as follows:
Common Ailments and Injuries
Burns Scalds
Boils
Bruises
Cuts and Abrasions
Choking
Earache
Fainting
Foreign Bodies
Eye
Ear
Nose
Throat
Frost Bite
Gum Boils
Insect Stings
Nose Bleed
Rusty Nail Wound
Splinters
Sprains
Styes
Sun Burn
Tooth Ache
Dislocations
Finger
Lower Jaw
Major Joint
Bites
Dog
Snake
Uncommon Ailments
Electric Shock
Epilepsy
Heat Exhaustion
Shock
Sun Stroke
Wounds Gun Shot
Common Poisons
Acids (Sulphuric, Nitric, Etc.)
Alkalies (Soda, Lye, Potash, Etc.)
Arsenic
Carbolic Acid
Iodine
Pest Poison (Rat, Ant, Fly, Matches)
Poison Gas
Ivy, Oak, Sumac
Depending on which ailment befell a member of the family the user would spin the beige outer wheel pointing the arrow on the green inner wheel to the specified ailment. The first aid solution would then be exposed within the framed notch in the upper wheel for the reader to follow. The two paper discs are held together by a small metal eyelet rivet.
People Wagner, F.E.
Search Terms Stewarts Drugs
Subjects COMMERCIAL - DRUGGISTS
Dimensions diameter: 15.3cm