Search and Research 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

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Search and Research 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

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Set of three posters for pharmacy windows titled "Search and Research" printed in 1960. 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: "Search and Research: This year pharmaceutical expeditions are hacking through jungles in Africa, India and South America in search of obscure roots, herbs and vines that might be of medical value. Hundreds of drugs used in native medicine will be evaluated." Side poster #1 reads: "Curare: South American "Poison Arrow Extract" is used in: convulsive shock therapy, treatment of arthritis, relaxant in surgery. New food & drug laws of 1960 will bring greater emphasis on natural plant principles for color and flavor of many products." Side poster #2 reads: "This new interest in plant drugs was stimulated by the successful use of "Indian snake root" as a tranquilizing drug. Used for centuries as a sedative. In recent years scientists have extracted from a Mexican yam chemicals used as a source for cortisone."

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Poster Copyright undetermined. For more information or for high-quality reproductions, please contact AIHP: aihp@aihp.org.
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Image copyright Brian Silverstein, 2008.
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eng

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fpp-11-searchresearch-4

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Original Format

Citation

Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “Search and Research 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed September 28, 2022, https://aihp.omeka.net/items/show/242.