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Shaker medicinal herbs : a compendium of history, lore, and uses / Amy Bess Miller

Author:
Miller, Amy Bess Williams  Search this
Hancock Shaker Village  Search this
Subject:
Shakers  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 215 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
Topic:
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_557512

Prescription for nutritional healing / Phyllis A. Balch, James F. Balch

Title:
Nutritional healing
Author:
Balch, Phyllis A. 1930-  Search this
Balch, James F. 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 776 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Popular works
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Nutrition  Search this
Diet therapy  Search this
Vitamin therapy  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685707

Rosetta Elizabeth Shear Clarkson (1893-1950)

Subject:
Clarkson, Rosetta E  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
C. 1940
Topic:
Women scientists  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Herb gardening  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0137]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290661

La Farmacia natural : el experto en hierbas más renombrado del mundo revela los últimos descubrimientos sobre las hierbas curativas más poderosas para prevenir y tratar más de 100 problemas comunes de la salud / por James A. Duke ; ilustraciones por Peggy K. Duke

Author:
Duke, James A. 1929-2017  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 621 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
©1998
Topic:
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101576

Manual de plantas medicinales caribeñas para estudiantes de medicina : curso introductorio sobre las bases racionales para el uso de plantas medicinales

Title:
Curso introductorio sobre las bases racionales para el uso de plantas medicinales
Author:
Lagos-Witte, Sonia  Search this
Cambar, Pablo Jose  Search this
Publisher:
Enda-Caribe  Search this
Physical description:
117 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Caribbean area
Caribbean Area
Date:
1994
Topic:
Materia medica, Vegetable  Search this
Medicinal plants  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102008

Kiehl's Pharmacy Records

Creator:
Kiehl's Pharmacy  Search this
Morse Laboratories. Kiehl's Pharmacy  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Cubic feet ( 8 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Formulae, chemical
Prescriptions
Card files
Date:
1920-1973
bulk 1960-1970
Summary:
The collection consists of formulas and prescriptions for Morse Laboratories and Kiehl's Pharmacy products.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents formulas and prescriptions for Morse Laboratories and Kiehl's Phramacy products.

Series 1, Formulas, 1954-1973, consists of specific formulas developed by Kiehl's Pharmacy and Morse Laboratories, Inc. Individual files are loosely arranged by lot number order. The information includes drug name, date and form (e.g. cream, tablet). In some instances, the ingredients and quantity are provided. In addition to formula cards, there are requests for pharmaceutical certification, penicillin certificates, invoices, and some correspondence.

Series 2, Prescriptions, 1920-1922, 1935-1936, contains written prescriptions from local doctors, primarily the New York City metropolitan area, that were filled at Kiehl's Pharmacy between 1920-1922. These materials also contain order forms for opium and other-habit forming drugs, an envelope that once contained a packet of medicinal herbal tea, and cancelled prescription blank forms that were produced in accordance with the National Prohibition Act.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Formulas, 1954-1973

Series 2, prescriptions, 1920-1922, 1935-1936
Biographical / Historical:
Kiehl's Pharmacy, located on the corner of Third Avenue and East 13th Street, New York, New York, was originally owned by German immigrant Louis Brunswick, who sold herbs and oils at his Brunswick Apotheke in 1851. About thirty years later, Brunswick sold the store to apothecaries Englehardt and Huber. When John Kiehl (born 1868) was around twenty years old, he began working at the Englehardt & Huber Apothecary, eventually taking ownership of the company. Kiehl was known for his unique tonics and remedies inspired by old-world, botanical recipes, including virility creams, medicinal salves, curative oils, baldness cures, and exotic concoctions like Attraction Powder, Life Everlasting, Money Drawing Oil, and Love Oil. Beginning in 1921, Kiehl's offered a variety of essences that were blended by hand for customers, including Musk Oil, Grapefruit, Amber, Gardenia, Cucumber, and Pour Homme.

The Morse family immigrated to the United States from Russia before World War One, and son Irving A. Morse, or "Doc Morse," (died 1980) worked as an apprentice to John Kiehl while also serving in the U.S. Army during World War One and earning a pharmacology degree from Columbia University. In 1921, Morse bought the company from Kiehl, continuing his tradition of providing homeopathic cures and herbal remedies from the old country while expanding the company into a full-service, modern pharmacy. Like Kiehl, Morse valued the personal relationships he had with his customers and encouraged them to experiment with the products before choosing which would best suit their needs. "Try before you buy" became the company motto, and this principle of personalized customer service established by Irving Morse continues to this day.

Irving Morse's son Aaron (1923-1996) followed in his father's footsteps in business, studying pharmacology at the Columbia University School of Pharmacy and joining the army as a pilot during World War Two. After graduation, Aaron began Morse Laboratories Inc. in Hoboken, New Jersey to develop manufactured products for Kiehl's Pharmacy. Morse Laboratories operated from the late 1940s until 1961, and its first product was Ostrocal, a fluoride therapy product sold at Kiehl's. Starting in 1948, Morse expanded the company's product line to include a variety of penicillin and antibiotic products. Morse Laboratories Inc. supplied the New York City Hospital System and sanatoriums throughout New York State with paramino salicylic acid for the treatment of tuberculosis and supplied the U.S. government with aloe vera cream "for use against radiation burns."

In 1961, Aaron Morse took over Kiehl's Pharmacy from his father and sold Morse Laboratories Inc. in 1964. Pharmacy operations moved to Paterson, New Jersey, and were renamed Biocraft Laboratories. Aaron Morse shifted the purpose of Kiehl's Pharmacy from providing homeopathic cures and chemicals to developing and selling natural skin and hair care products. In 1988, after having been diagnosed with cancer, Aaron Morse gave ownership of the company to his daughter, Jami Morse Heidegger. Jami and her husband Klaus modernized the company and computerized the mail-order business, in addition to developing marketing strategies, including brochures and newsletters. Like her father, Jami Morse also expanded the product line, introducing baby, equine, and athletic products to the company's inventory.

In 2000, L'Oréal purchased the company from Jami Morse who, along with her husband, continued to serve as co-presidents until 2001.

References

Berger, Meyer, "About New York; 3d Ave. Apothecary Shop Does Big Business in Love Philters and Conjure Medicines," New York Times, January 7, 1959, 30.

"Brunswick Apotheke, Englehardt & Huber, Kiehl's Since 1851," Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, http://gvshp.org/blog/2011/03/11/brunswick-apotheke-englehardt-huber-kiehl%E2%80%99s-since-1851/ (accessed July 8, 2011).

Frank, Deborah, "Shopping at the Original Kiehl's," Departures.com, http://www.departures.com/articles/shopping-at-the-original-kiehls, last accessed July 8, 2011.

"Her Hair Turned Green," New York Times, December 25, 1900.

"Kiehl's," BlueMercury.com, http://www.bluemercury.com/brandFC.asp?qid=4&brand=50, last accessed July 8, 2011.

"Kiehl's Since 1851, Inc.," FundingUniverse.com, http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Kiehls-Since-1851-Inc-Company-History.html, last accessed July 8, 2011.

"Our Story," Keihl's.com, http://www.kiehls.com/Our-Story/history,default,pg.html, last accessed July 8, 2011.
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Materials in the Division of Medicine and Science

Artifacts related to this collection include glassware and a homeopathic medicine chest (Accession #1981.0589).
Provenance:
Donated by Aaron Morse of Kiehl's Pharmacy on November 19, 1989.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown. The collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Pharmaceutical industry  Search this
Pharmacies  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Penicillin  Search this
Herbs -- Therapeutic use  Search this
Herbal medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Formulae, chemical
Prescriptions
Card files
Citation:
Morse Laboratories, Kiehl's Pharmacy Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0819
See more items in:
Kiehl's Pharmacy Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0819

Health, healing and restoring / Danoye Oguntola-Laguda

Author:
Oguntola-Laguda, Danoye  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria, Western
Date:
2015
Topic:
Yoruba healing  Search this
Yoruba healers  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Medical care  Search this
Medicine, Magic, mystic and spagiric  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Call number:
BL2470.N5 A33 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102199

The historical apothecary compendium : a guide to terms and symbols / Daniel A. Goldstein

Author:
Goldstein, Daniel A.  Search this
Physical description:
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
History
Date:
2015
Topic:
Pharmacy--History  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use--History  Search this
Materia medica, Vegetable--History  Search this
Labels--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090834

Dominican Republic Fieldwork; Foodways, Folk Medicine [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C  Search this
Field worker:
Davis, Martha Ellen  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Dominican  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Dominican Republic
Date:
1989
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Drum2  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Local number:
FP-1989-CT-0020-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_328093

Tranquilizers and stimulants in Yoruba herbal treatment / Pierre Verger (CNRS Paris, and Research Associate of the IAS of UI)

Title:
Tranquillizers and stimulants in Yoruba pharmaceutics
Author:
Verger, Pierre  Search this
Publisher:
University of Ibadan Institute of African Studies  Search this
University of Ibadan University College Hospital  Search this
Physical description:
11 pages ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria, Western
Date:
1966
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Tranquilizing drugs  Search this
Stimulants  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085993

The magic of herbs throughout the ages / by Henri Gamache

Author:
Gamache, Henri  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 88 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Folklore
Date:
1972
1942
Topic:
Herbs--History  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric  Search this
Superstition  Search this
Call number:
RM666.H33 G36 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_807414

Herbal catalog / Joseph E. Meyer

Author:
Meyer, Joseph Ernest 1878-1950  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill ; 17 x 7 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Date:
1943
C1943
Topic:
Materia medica, Vegetable  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Medicinal plants  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Toilet preparations  Search this
Call number:
RS164 .M42 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823537

The dictionary of modern herbalism : a comprehensive guide to practical herbal therapy / compiled and written by Simon Mills

Author:
Mills, Simon (Simon Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
222 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
Topic:
Herbs--Therapeutic use--Dictionaries  Search this
Therapeutics--Dictionaries  Search this
Medicinal plants--Dictionaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823538

Romany remedies and recipes. [With a new introd. by Walter F. Starkie]

Author:
Petulengro, Gipsy  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 47 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Date:
1972
1936
Topic:
Materia medica, Vegetable  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Romanies--Medicine  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823544

Romany herbal remedies / by Gipsy Petulengro

Author:
Petulengro Gipsy 1859?-1957  Search this
Physical description:
xii, [8] p., 47 leaves : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Date:
1982
Topic:
Materia medica, Vegetable  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Romanies--Medicine  Search this
Call number:
RS127 .P5 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823667

Les recettes de l'herboriste / Serge Benard, Bruno Vaesken

Author:
Bénard, Serge  Search this
Vaesken, Bruno  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1985
Topic:
Herbs  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Call number:
RM666.H33 B46 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823721

Das grosse illustrirte [sic] Kräuter-Buch : eine ausführliche Beschreibung aller Pflanzen ... und einem vollständigen Verzeichniss aller Krankheiten, gegen welche sich bewährte Mittel in diesem Buche finden / hrsg. von Ferdinand Müller

Title:
Grosse illustrierte Kräuter-Buch
Author:
Müller, Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von 1825-1896  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 688 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1860
Topic:
Botany, Medical  Search this
Materia medica, Vegetable  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Call number:
QK99 .G79 1860
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823932

Kölbl's Kräuterfibel : eine kompilation / von Konrad Kölbl

Author:
Kölbl, Konrad  Search this
Lonicer, Adam 1528-1586 Kreuterbuch, Künstliche Conterfeytunge der Baume, Stauden, Hecken, Kräuter, Getreyd, Gewürtze &c  Search this
Theodorus, Iacobus -1590 Neu vollkommen kräuter-buch  Search this
Physical description:
393 p., 9 leaves of plates : ill., facsims. ; 21 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
Germany
Date:
1976
Topic:
Botany, Medical  Search this
Materia medica, Vegetable  Search this
Herbs  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824987

Chinese tonic herbs / by Ron Teeguarden with Caroline Davies

Author:
Teeguarden, Ron  Search this
Davies, Caroline  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1985
Topic:
Herbs--Therapeutic use  Search this
Tonics (Medicinal preparations)  Search this
Medicine, Chinese  Search this
Materia medica  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829091

Herbs and herbalism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance / Jerry Stannard ; edited by Katherine E. Stannard and Richard Kay

Author:
Stannard, Jerry  Search this
Kay, Richard  Search this
Stannard, Katherine E  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1999
C1999
16th century
17th century
Topic:
Materia medica, Vegetable--History  Search this
Herbals--History  Search this
Herbs--Therapeutic use--History  Search this
Medicine, Medieval  Search this
Medicine--History  Search this
Call number:
RS164 .S73 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829286

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