Quinine Sulphate Tablets


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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Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-03211.01Catalog Number: M-03211Accession Number: 118114

Object Name: pharmaceuticalOther Terms: Quinine Sulphate; Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Non-Liquid

Measurements: overall: 5 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 5.3975 cm x 3.4925 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-2a6b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_718663

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