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MEDICAL PATIENTS & MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
ON POST CARDS, POSTAL CARDS & POSTCARDS
This category includes chiropractic & psychiatric treatment.
"185 / 'PAINLESS EXTRACTION.'" showing a dentist about to pull a tooth, his
foot on the chest of a hapless patient tied into the chair; sepia-tone post
card printed in England, published by Bamforth & Company, mailed 1909 at
Newark Ohio, spotty toning on back, bottom corner gone just into the image.
Sign on wall reads ' Teeth Pulled While You Wait'. Ready to frame & hang in
a dental office. Sold but front
side still available for scholarly
study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced
200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00
"52 LOURDES. --Bénédiction des malades. -- LL." with several priests in the foreground, unused color carte postale. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 f(l)rm(p)c
"A82GA" QSL viewcard used 1986 at the Ganta Leprosy Colony in Liberia. Black & white view shows many people afflicted with the disease (some in wheelchairs). Back has appeal for funds. Verified by Carol at N5GAP. $15.00 m(p)m(f)l
"Aboriginal women of Arnhem / Land Australia submit to / medical examination" showing stethoscope being applied to semi-nude woman, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 in US. $2.50
"A. M. A. BADEN 4 July 1911" real photo showing a large group of men & women with American flags, postcard mailed to a doctor in Berlin, stamp removed, minor corner & edge wear. Presumably the American Medical Association. $20.00 bm(p)
"A Native Medicine Vendor." seated on a street with his wares (many roots & herbs) displayed before him, sepia-tone SAPSCO real photo postcard with crisp contrast & slight oxidation, mailed 1924 at Durban South Africa to Pennsylvania, slight curl to the paper, small bottom corner crease. Sender writes in part: 'He seems to have plenty of remedies but few patients.' $35.00 smpp
"Born to be a Surgeon // CLARK'S / O.N.T. / SPOOL COTTON" circa 1890 ad card showing a close-up of a baby removing a doll's head, diamond-shaped ad card with fancy design & ad on the back, paper lightly browned with age. Nice gift for a medical doctor who has just added a child to the family. Ready to frame! $10.00 ambd
"C53HG" Banjul The Gambia shortwave (18 MHz) QSL card used 1994 by Gary Cohen, who was with AID in the US Department of State. A beautiful card decorated with drawings depicting natives. Mr. Cohen is noted for his several efforts to address health issues in the developing world. $3.00 gm&
C. BLUFF & K. CITY R.P.O. TR23 / JUN 4 1916 clearly struck as transit marking on post card mailed from 2 days earlier in Wyoming to Palmyra Missouri. Image side shows "Make me an / invalid for life" a line drawing of an injured little boy being tended to by a little girl nurse (named for each child neatly penned beside). One corner bend which does not affect the philatelic markings or the drawing. $15.00 cm-r
"Greetings from Burma" appeal for World Vision, which ministers to children & needy lepers, Burmese stamp attached, but meter mailed from California, 1959 (meter reads 1995 incorrectly), black & white postcard, one edge nicked. $4.50 bcm(p)r
"Greetings / from / Irving / Illinois" in glitter added to a postcard with fanciful art depicting an airship made mostly of violets, addressed & messaged to Miss Estella Matkins in Fillmore Illinois but unmailed, minor wear to the bottom corners, some of the glitter rubbed off. Interesting message from ailing writer--'I went to Nokomis two weeks to Mrs. Rungg's to take treatment from the Osteopath and now go to Hillsboro when I am able...' The Hillsboro DO was John J. Pleak, who visited Nokomis once a week. Hillsboro, Irving & Nokomis are all in Montgomery County. $8.00 i(i)mgb
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"'Igqira' - dance of the witch-doctor and his retinue executed / to the drum's rhythm" also captioned in Afrikaans, unused continental post card, serrated edge from booklet, fresh appearance. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 tdm
"Imagine if you could... / Feel Better. / Move Better. / Live Better." unused continental post card publicizing a chiropractic practice in Lewis Center Ohio, near mint. $1.50 o(l)m
"I. M. CASEBEER M.D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON" with a prosperous looking man standing by his automobile in front (probably the doctor himself); uncaptioned (so we use all of the building sign) sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, two tiny corner creases, the other corners with minor wear. The doctor with this distinctive name (Americanized from the Germanic surname Käsebier) had a practice located in Newport Indiana before World War I; then he moved to Clinton Indiana. Which is it? Newport! Here is the message on back: 'Does this look natural? Did you ever go to the river in that auto and did you every walk up the big hill and drive down? Newport has a famous big hill on its Main Street; Clinton does not. $20.00 i(n)g(c)g(k)m NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"KHC8404 / KLJ2516" black & white citizens band QSL postcard used 1989, cartoon art shows man with leg in cast in hospital bed. $2.00 im
"Lekarz / Le médecin / Physician" sepia-tone post card showing dramatic statue (fighting off death, we think), corner & edge wear, evenly toned back. $1.00
"Let our mobility division help you! open-aire® // If you qualify / your chair may be / COVERED BY / MEDICARE ..." picturing a Staten Island woman in one of their power chairs; advertising card in full color both sides, slightly smaller than a regular-size postcard, excellent condition. $1.00 m(p)s. Same except trivial wear at one upper corner. $0.75 m(p)s
MANAGEMENT AVIATION, LIMITED (United Kingdom). Continental black & white photo of its Bolkow BO-105 (G-AZOR) helicopter on the ground, good focus but contrast is low. Here undoubtedly in Wales, it later became G-WAAN with the Great North Air Ambulance service in Cumbria. Rare. $7.50 amu
"MUTUAL RELIEF SOCIETY" assessment No. 10 for 1884, 2-color printing on government postal card, mailed from Syracuse by their secretary pro tem H. J. McCormick. Deceased were: G. M. Hauck of Rondout NY (lung hemorrhage), C. H. Dill of Elmira NY (diabetes), E. M. Thomas of Hoosick Falls NY (typhoid), Moses Wells of Schaughticoke NY (consumption), Hiram Stevens of Liberty Corners PA (stomach ulcer), & E. H. Shedd or Rochester (hydropericordiam). Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 n(r)im
"No. 418 UNLOADING PATIENT AT POST HOSPITAL--CAMP LEE, VA." from an ambulance, 2 nurses present; unused postcard published by Thompson & Company, 'Defend Your Country--Join the U. S. Army' slogan on back, light fingerprint toning on back, trivial corner wear. $3.75 v(c)m(a)m(p)p
"Nurses" small photo (3"x2" approximately) captioned by hand, writing on back confirms, both sides lightly toned. $2.00
"PATIENTS 'LINED UP' FOR TREATMENT BY DR. LOCKE" real photo postcard showing many people in wheelchairs in Williamsburg Ontario, mailed 1932. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 o(w)mg*#
"Pig Pen Special" QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art showing doctor with hypodermic giving people flu shots (a take-off on the swine flu topic), 2 cards that join together for a complete image. $4.00 a(p)m(p)
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"Rudolf Virchow / Professor, Geheimer Medicinalrat in Berlin" unused black & white postcard with green undivided back, minor edge wear. From Collection Das Grosse Jahrhundert, Serie P. No. 512. Virchow was the founder of cellular pathology. Unbelievably fresh for its age. $25.00 sm
"Runleigh's / REMEDIES / FLAVORING EXTRACTS/ GROUND SPICE" salesman with satchel by his horse-drawn wagon, unused Azo (triangles up & down) real photo post card with small bottom corner crease, rest of edges are good. The only mention we could find of his remedies was in a 1915 Medical Directory, so this particular business was short-lived. However, we are told that its successor business was long-lived. In particular the Rawleighs company was large & very successful using direct marketing, and its Internet business survives today. Rare! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. mhg
"Sometimes / health is measured in / FEET // ... DR. GERALD M. LEVITT, D.P.M. / Podiatrist / 4609 Frankford Avenue -- Philadelphia ..." postcard mailed 1997?, small US postal routing marks on front, slight surface abrasions on front. $1.00 mp
"SORRY, DOCTOR SAYS / 'NO INSURANCE-- / NO DO-OVERS.' I'M AFRAID / YOU'RE JUST GOING TO / HAVE TO / MAKE / THAT / DO" cartoon art depicts man with arm and leg interchanged, unused continental post card. $1.25
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MISCELLANY ON POSTCARDS & POSTAL CARDS
Ambulances, campaigns, devices, events,
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|"AMERICAN / LUNG /
ASSOCIATION / Asthma / WALK // Blow the / Whistle on / ASTHMA! // Save The Date!" unused
postage paid continental publicity postcard for events in August & October 2004, near
mint. $1.25 om
"A NON-LEAK BLOOD PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE!" ad on government postal card mailed in 1920's by Sanborn Company of Boston Massachusetts. 2 corner creases. $2.00 (m)%
"ARLINGTON-MILL RUN INTERNAL MEDICINE, LLP / we will / again have our annual FLU shot day on: / SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1999 " on government postal card that was mailed. Interesting. Location is Upper Arlington Ohio. $1.00
"Dear Sir: / Will you please indicated on the attached card the name of the Health / Officer of your City / AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION" on revalued government postal card mailed 1954, extraneous writing on back, one corner badly creased. $1.50
"Dokter Hansje peinst eens even. / Wat zal hij de zieke geven?" unsigned art showing boy & girl with a sick doll, unused, printed in Holland. $2.50
NEW SOUTH WALES AMBULANCE TRANSPORT BOARD (Australia). Continental black-and-white photo of its Beech Queenair (VH-AMG) on the ground, good composition & contrast, focus a little fuzzy. Rare. $7.50 anm
"RED FEZ PATROL / Float designed and constructed by Nobles of / Osiris Temple / .to / benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled / Children and Burn Institutes" from Barbour County West Virginia, unused chrome, fresh appearance. $2.00
SLATE FALLS AIRWAYS, LIMITED (Canada). Continental black-and-white photograph of its Beech 18 ambulance (CF-HWK), good composition & contrast. Rare. The airline is based at Sioux Lookout in northwestern Ontario. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 amo
"THE ORIGIN / OF BATH / Bladud, the son / of a British King " with art pertaining to leprosy, postcard with unusual subject matter, fairly fresh. That probably mythical king of the Britons was said to have contracted leprosy while being educated at Athens. He escaped imprisonment back home (for his condition) & discovered that pigs having mud baths did not suffer from skin diseases. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 [e(b)mr]^
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Uncaptioned black & white postcard showing the delivery wagon of Emerson Drug Company of Baltimore Maryland being drawn by two horses, advertising signs on its side read 'Bromo-Seltzer / FOR / Headaches', 'TRIAL / 10˘ / SIZE' & picturing a bottle; unused, back paper browning with age, most of front toning is light but there is a small dark spot partly in the left border; corner creases are faint but some are long; mild corner wear. We daresay that most collectors of the bottles have never seen the likes of this image because it is rare! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 m(b)hm
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Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards related to cholera, yellow fever & typhus fever. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
ZAMBIA FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE (Zambia). Continental photo of its Britten Norman Islander (9j-ACF) parked, good composition & focus, contrast is low. Rare. On 27 March 1975 this aircraft crashed at Kalengwa Zambia, but few details are known. $9.00 azdm(p)
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