Phosphorus, pills

Description:

One of forty-two (42) specimens illustrating the manufacture of pills and tablets donated by Parke, Davis and Company in 1932 for the pharmacy exhibits. The specimens illustrate the ingredients and intermediate steps in the production of Compound Cathartic Pills (see M-03184 through M-03193) and Pepsin, Bismuth and Charcoal Compressed Tablets (see M-03194 through M-03203). The specimens were exhibited along with photographs of the process from the Parke Davis plant in Detroit, Michigan, and several examples of packaged pill and tablet products. This exhibit replaced a 1921 exhibit on the same subject provided by El Lilly and Company (see accession 66991).

Date Made: 1932

Maker: Parke, Davis and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

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Credit Line: Gift of Parke, Davis and Company; Accession 118114 (1932)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-03208Catalog Number: M-03208Accession Number: 118114

Object Name: pharmaceuticalObject Type: phosphorusOther Terms: Phosphorus; Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Non-Liquid

Measurements: overall, each: 2 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 2.8575 cm x 1.905 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3a97-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_718467

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