Trade catalogs from Parke-Davis & Co.

Trade catalogs from Parke-Davis & Co.

Date range
1800s-1900s
Company Name
Parke-Davis & Co.
Parke, Davis & Co.; Warner-Lambert; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer, Inc.
Place
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Notes content
March 1898 "Complete Catalogue of the Products of the Laboratories of Parke, Davis & Co." 1914 article "A Study of the Germicidal Action of the Ultraviolet Rays" reprinted from the American Journal of Public Health. 1914 article "The Pharmacy of Adrenalin" by C.P. Beckworth, reprinted from the Journal of the American Pharm. Assoc. July 1916 "Complete Catalogue of the Products of the Laboratories of Parke, Davis & Co. Manufacturing Chemists, Detroit, Mich. U.S.A." catalog begins by listing the fluid extracts of naturally occurring herbs, plants and seeds then moves on to tinctures, extracts, pills, tablets, elixirs, syrups and lozenges. 1923 manual uses of the company's Kreso Dip No. 1 parasiticide/germicide/disinfectant Farm Sanitation product for use on livestock and poultry. January 1927 catalog that includes a January 1928 supplement bound inside. Catalogs dated 1937, 1937-1938 and 1938. A 1940 flyer advertising Dental Mapharsen in the treatment of Vincent's Angina aka "trench mouth". Mapharsen was originally developed for the treatment of syphilis. A 1941 illustrated booklet commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Parke, Davis & Co. Circa 1942 catalog for "Biological Products" including Antitoxins, Antibacterial Serums, Vaccines (smallpox & rabies), Bacterial Antigens , Diagnostic Agents, Allergenic Extracts, Miscellaneous Biologicals (Immune Globulin, Horse Serum, Hemo-Protein). April 1948 Price Supplement D. February 1949 loose-leaf drug and biological product catalog. 1969 medical-surgical products catalog (includes surgical film, gloves, gauze products, adhesive products, cotton balls). A group of 20 booklets circa 1935-1940 explaining various Parke Davis Products. Examples include, "Mycozol and Liquid Mycozol" from 1936; "Protein Sensitization: Protein Extracts for Diagnostic Testing ; "Pituitrin: The Original Pituitary Extract" (1937); "Staphylococcus Toxoid (1937); "Tetanus Antitoxin" (1936) and "Neo-Silvol: A Colloidal Combination of Silver Iodide with a Soluble Protein Base" (1939). Vaccine therapy ; serum therapy ; phylacogen therapy ; gland therapy ; diagnostic proteins ; biological products (serums, bacterins, tuberculins) ; veterinary products ; Nov-Dec 1991 The Main Event (sports journal for Pharmacists) ; "Sinutab" ; "Furosemide" tablets ; "EPT" Early Pregnancy Test ; hypodermic needles "Parke-Davis traces its history back to 1866, when Hervey Parke and George Davis formed a small company in Detroit, Michigan. They pioneered the standardization of medications and built the first modern pharmaceutical laboratory. They also developed the first organized, systematic method of clinically testing new drugs. In the first half of the 20th Century, Parke-Davis introduced a number of breakthrough products, including the first bacterial vaccine, a pure form of adrenaline, and Dilantin® (phenytoin), the first widely available treatment for epilepsy and seizure. Dilantin® remains a valuable therapy against convulsions. After World War II, Parke-Davis popularized a number of anti-infectives, developed the Salk polio vaccine for widespread use, and introduced a new line of oral contraceptives. In 1970, Warner-Lambert acquired Parke-Davis, once the world's largest drug manufacturer. In 1976, the acquisition of Parke-Davis was approved by the United States Government and in the mid-1980s, Warner-Lambert refocused on three main businesses: prescription pharmaceuticals, consumer health care products, and gums and mints. The company grew with the introduction, in the early 1980s, of the first effective cholesterol-lowering agent, Lopid." Pfizer Pharmaceuticals acquired Warner-Lambert in 2000. (See http://www.pfizer.com/pfizer/history/2000.jsp).
Includes
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description
47 pieces; 3 boxes
Record ID
SILNMAHTL_28658
Topic (Romaine term)
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies
Chemicals and chemical products
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies
Veterinary and pet supplies
Topic
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."
Biochemical engineering
Biotechnology
Chemicals
Drugs
Medical instruments and apparatus industry
Patent medicines
Pet supplies
Pharmacy
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry
Veterinary instruments and apparatus
Veterinary medicine
Location
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source
Smithsonian Libraries