- Helfand, William H.
Drugs and Pharmacy in Prints: An Exhibition of Prints and Drawings from The Collection of William H. Helfand On the Occasion of Canada's Centennial: Toronto, Canada; August, 1967.
, Toronto, 1967, Wraps, , , Very Good
53 pp. including 16 b&w plates. 120 items. Light bumping to fore edge, inside fine. Contents: Introduction; Pharmacists and Apothecaries; Pharmacists Dispensing Medicines; Doctors Giving Medicine to Patients; John Bull and His Doctors; Patients Taking Medicines; The Taste of Medicines; Individual Subjects--Portraits; Individual Subjects--Caricatures; James Morison; Quacks and Quackery; Advertising; The Drug Store; Drug Store Interiors; Diseases and Illnesses; Death; Other Subjects. ''The group chosen for display in this exhibit includes caricatures, portraits, broadsides, and labels; there is even a card from a Victorian Peep Show. The prints include woodcuts, engravings and etchings, lithographs, and drawings. The people included range from the well-known (Napoleon, Gladstone, and Presidents Cleveland and McKinley) to the obscure; Many of the prints have some political significance while others comment on some of the social or professional problems of the day.'' Illustrated here are Der Apothecker: Engraving by Caspar Luyken, 1695; ¤ Tinct, Reform; Comp: Engraving by John Tenniel from Punch, 1887; ¤ Donnez-moi la premiere chose venue. Lithograph by J. J. Grandeville from La Caricature, 1832; ¤ Madame Bovary taking a jar of poison from the shelves of M. Homais' Pharmacy. Lithograph from Flaubert's Madame Bovary by Michael Cirry, c. 1955; ¤ James Graham (Emperor of Quacks) following a women. Engraving by John Kay, 1785; ¤ Mimi Veron croit avoir enfin trouve le veritable moyen de pulveriser son ennemi. Lithograph by Honore Daumier from Le Charivari, 1850; ¤ Esculape se mettant en garde pour defendre energiquement sa position. Lithograph by Honore Daumier from Le Charivari, 1859; ¤ Perry Davis' Veetable Pain Killer. Engraved Label, 1854; ¤ Hostetter's Celebrated Stomach Bitters. Engraved advertisement, c. 1870; ¤ Apothecaries' Hall, Pilgrim St. Engraving by J. Hinchliff, 1831; ¤ Serenissimo Atq. Celsissimo Principi Ac Domino, Anonymous engraving, c. 1700; ¤ Death's Dispensary. Engraving by Dalziel from Fun, 1866;