Parke Davis collectible ink blotter from the 1930s advertising Pitocin ampules. It is indicated in the induction of labor, stimulation of the uterus during labor, and in the prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage and bleeding following curettage. The blotter explains that Pitocin is the oxytocic principle from the posterior pituitary gland. Images depict the pituitary gland and ampules of Pitressin and Pitocin. Oxytocic units per ampule are noted, as are the numbers of ampules per box. The blotter has July, 1939 written on it. The Parke-Davis identifier is bl-61-1.
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7 X 3.5 inches
Parke, Davis & Company, “Pitocin Ampoules,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed December 6, 2023, https://aihp.omeka.net/items/show/406.