What is Diabetes Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows Poster

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Title

What is Diabetes Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows Poster

Description

Poster for pharmacy windows titled "What is Diabetes?" printed in 1958. 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. This poster reads: "What is Diabetes? Diabetes results when the body is unable to produce its normal supply of insulin required to utilize food. The defect is shown by increased sugar in the blood and excretion of sugar in the urine. Is it widespread? There are one to three million diabetics in this country. For every known case there may be 1 to 2 diabetes victims, unaware that they are affected. Who are potential diabetics? The condition is found predominantly in overweight persons over 40 years of age. Research shows it to be hereditary, although it may lay dormant for generations. Women have a tendency to develop diabetes more frequently than men." Other poster sets in the AIHP collection created by Frank Pinchak feature one main poster and two side posters. AIHP only has this one poster on Diabetes. It is unclear if side posters for this window display exist.

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Rights

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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Format

Language

eng

Identifier

fpp-19-diabetes-1

Extent

26 X 42 inches

Temporal Coverage

Original Format

Citation

Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “What is Diabetes Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows Poster,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed December 6, 2022, https://aihp.omeka.net/items/show/274.