Printed under plants: "MEDICINAL PLANTS - PARKE, DAVIS & CO, DETROIT MICHIGAN"
Storage Room 2005
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Picture backed with acidic masonite; frame had improper wire at the back; frame shows minor wear -- especially at the corners
Parke-Davis and Company was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, a physician and pharmacist. In 1860 Dr. Duffield owned a small drugstore at the corner of Gratiot and Woodward Avenues. Dr. Duffield made a variety of pharmaceutical preparations, including Hoffman’s anodyne and mercurial ointment, but was overwhelmed by the operations of the business.
In 1871 the company sent expeditions to Central and South America and the West Indies in search of medicinal plants. The company produced an herbal laxative drug Cascara found from Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.