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Bodi-Tone Company Fonds

Bodi-Tone Company Fonds

Physical Description

1 cm of textual records.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Bodi-Tone Company was a quackery “cure all” mail-order medicine company that advertised and sold in Canada (from their location at 142 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario) and in the USA (from their location at Hoyne & North Aves., Chicago, Illinois). Bodi-Tone Company medicine was meant to restore good health with its many “curative powers” to men, women, and children experiencing any aches, pains, tiredness or illness such as Rheumatism, Lumbargo, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Liver Complications, Weak Kidneys, Constipation, Malaria, La Grippe, Eczema, Anaemia, and Nervous Breakdown to name but a few! According to promotional material, the company president went by the name of Sidney S. David.

Scope and Content

Fonds comprised of two envelopes addressed to Mr. Alex Sherman, Plum Hollow, Ontario -- postdated March 27, 1912 and February 26, 1913 -- containing promotional advertisement materials for Bodi-Tone medicine. Included are “cured” patient testimonials, details on how to mail-order a box of Bodi-Tone medicine, and a signed letter from Bodi-Tone President, Sidney S. David. Fonds also includes purchase the receipt from Alexander Books, Ancaster, Ontario.

Finding Aids

Inventory list is available.

Custodial History

Purchased by McGill Acquisitions Department for Osler Library May 21, 2015 from Alexander Books, P.O. Box 81186, Fiddlers Green PO, Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 4X2


Documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title is based on the contents of the fonds.

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Bodi-Tone Company
Popular Medicine