Penicillin Medicine Bottle, 1948

Summary

Penicillin heralded the advent of antibiotics during World War II. When it became commercially available in 1945, it was seen as a wonder drug. This bottle is from 1948. Some bacteria developed a resistance to penicillin, and other antibiotics were developed.

Penicillin heralded the advent of antibiotics during World War II. When it became commercially available in 1945, it was seen as a wonder drug. This bottle is from 1948. Some bacteria developed a resistance to penicillin, and other antibiotics were developed.

Artifact

Medicine bottle

Date Made

1948

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

99.163.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Plastic
Cardboard

Dimensions

Height: 2.625 in  (medicine bottle)

Diameter: 1.25 in  (medicine bottle)

Inscriptions

medicine bottle:Keep Container Tightly Closed / 20 / Troches / Crystalline Penicillin G,5,000 Units / (Potassium Salt) / Caution:... / Expiration date:Nov.1,1948 / The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Mich. product package:Keep Container / Tightly Closed / 20 / Troches / Crystalline / Penicillin G / 5,000 Units / (Potassium Salt) / Caution:... / Store below 15(degrees)C. / Expiration date: / Nov. 1, 1948 / The Upjohn Company / Kalamazoo, Michigan

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