Pharmacy and Accuracy 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows


Pharmacy and Accuracy 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows


Set of three posters for pharmacy windows titled "Pharmacy and Accuracy" printed in 1956. These "ethical displays" were designed and written by Frank Pinchak, a pharmacist from Paterson, New Jersey. Published by his company Professional Advancement Plan, Pinchak sold the posters to pharmacists around the country. He donated the posters to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy in 2013. The main poster reads: "Pharmacy and Accuracy Go "Hand-in-Hand" in the compounding of every prescription. The specialized skill of your his scientific training and intimate knowledge of all drugs, their dosages and usage are important in the making of every - PRESCRIPTION. Prescription balance - sensitive enough to weigh 1/5000 of an ounce. Mortar and Pestle - for accurate mixing of ingredients. Pill Tile - used for accurately dividing pills or suppositories. Water Bath - for heating mixtures where controlled temperatures are required. Some of the equipment your pharmacist uses." Side poster #1 reads: "Three systems of weight are used by your pharmacist: metric, apothecary, avoirdupois. Empty capsules in eight assorted sizes enable your pharmacist to meet the varied requirements of your physician! #000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5." Side poster #2 reads: "Tablets of extremely small dosages are prepared with the pharmacist's tablet mold. Conical graduates are used to accurately measure liquids from one drop to one quart."




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Image copyright Brian Silverstein, 2008.






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Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “Pharmacy and Accuracy 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed April 12, 2024,