Rhubarb, Powdered


One of sixty-seven (67) specimens of crude drugs and pharmaceutical preparations of aloes, camphor, ginger, and rhubarb donated by Parke, Davis and Company in 1928 for the pharmacy exhibits. The museum curator solicited these preparations for an exhibit of medicines “telling the story of the cultivation, collection, marketing, and medicinal use of well-known and extensively used drugs.” The official drugs were exhibited along with examples of the crude botanical drug and photographs of the cultivation and processing of aloes, camphor, ginger, and rhubarb. The curator requested that the specimens be supplied in the company’s regular stock containers whenever possible rather than using the uniform display bottles often employed in the pharmacy exhibits. "The idea is to give the visiting public information concerning the numerous official medicines which contain the drugs in question. For this purpose, I think a variety in the style of the containers is desirable."

Date Made: 1928

Maker: Parke, Davis and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, DetroitAssociated Place: United States: Michigan, Detroit

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Credit Line: Gift of Parke, Davis and Company; Accession 101594 (1928)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-02437Catalog Number: M-02437Accession Number: 101594

Object Name: Rhubarb, PowderedpharmaceuticalOther Terms: Rhubarb, Powdered; Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Non-Liquid

Physical Description: rhubarb, powdered (overall active ingredients)Measurements: overall: 11.2 cm x 4.4 cm x 4.4 cm; 4 7/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 inoverall: 4 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-63ef-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_718278

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