Fairchild Culture of the Bacillus Bulgaricus


Cardboard box containing 20 glass vials with cork stoppers. An inscription on the lid of the box reads “GEO. L. CLAFLIN CO. / REGISTERED PHARMAICSTS / 62 and 64 South Main St., PROVIDENCE, R.I.” That on the side reads in part “A simple method of preserving the Fairchild Culture of the Bacillus Bulgaricus.” Bacillus Bulgaricus is best known as a yogurt starter.

Ref: Loudon M. Douglas, The Bacillus of Long Life (New York and London, 1911).

Fairchild Bros. and Foster, “The Bacillus Bulgaricus,” Medical Record 83 (Feb. 22, 1913): ads p. 23.

Date Made: 1919Associated Dates: 1990 01 10 / 1990 01 10

Maker: Geo. L. Claflin Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Rhode Island, ProvidenceAssociated Place: United States: Massachusetts, Northampton

Subject: Public Health


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0072.01Catalog Number: 1990.0072.01Accession Number: 1990.0072

Object Name: culture, bacillus bulgaricusbiologicalOther Terms: Pharmaceutical; Biologicals; Drugs

Physical Description: cardboard (overall material)glass (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)ivory (overall color)blue (overall color)black (overall color)red (overall color)white (overall color)Measurements: overall: 8 cm x 9.1 cm x 7.4 cm; 3 1/8 in x 3 9/16 in x 2 15/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-02f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1060084

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