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Object ID 001254

Object Name Box of Parke Davis gelatin capsules

Object Desc Box of 5,000 empty gelatin capsules manufactured by Parke, Davis & Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001074a-b

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General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JAN 14,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Gloria Boyell

Location Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords gelatin capsules,Parke, Davis & Co.,pharmacy,medicine,capsules,

Title Box of Parke Davis gelatin capsules

Description Cardboard box originally containing 5,000 empty gelatin capsules manufactured by Parke, Davis & Co. of Detroit, Michigan. Box still contains a large amount of the empty capsules. Label on side has words written in both English and Spanish.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.25

Length 0

Width 5.5

Depth 6.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above measurements are for the box itself. Each gelatin capsule measures 3/4 inch.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Parke, Davis & Co.

Maker Details Parke-Davis was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, a physician and pharmacist. A partnership of Dr. Duffield and Hervey Coke Parke was formed in 1866, with George S. Davis becoming a third partner in 1867. Duffield withdrew in 1869, and the name Parke, Davis & Company was formally adopted in 1871, being incorporated in 1875. It was once the world's largest pharmaceutical company, and is credited with building the first modern pharmaceutical laboratory and developing the first systematic methods of performing clinical trials of new medications. Parke-Davis was acquired by Warner-Lambert in 1970, which in turn was bought by Pfizer in 2000.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1074a-b



Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes The box has some edge wear, denting, tearing and discoloration. Capsules are inside and appear to be in excellent codition.


Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Dr. Jospeh Eisenberg Exhibit from Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit - automatic entry by admin