& Turn tops.
Transparent amber plastic color.
It's brown, plastic and probably found in every home,
apartment, purse, suitcase etc. all over our
wonderful country. The pill vial is that unique thing that links us all
together, and reminds us that we are all human, all have our ills, and all are
better off because of the God given gifts of people who either by chance or by
design brought forth remedies for our ailments.
The veterinary clinic is unique in that among it's many functions it is also
a pharmacy. Here's a little history of pharmacy in America.
Who is the Father of American Pharmacy? William Procter, Jr., graduated from The Philadelphia College of
Pharmacy in 1837; operated a retail pharmacy; served the College as Professor of Pharmacy for 20 years; was a leader in
founding The American Pharmaceutical Association; served that organization as its first secretary; later, as its president; served 30 years on the U.S.P. Revision Committee; was for 22 years Editor of the American Journal of Pharmacy. In 1869, though retired, Procter continued to edit the Journal in a small publication office located beside the College's Tenth Street building. From retirement he returned to P.C.P.'s chair of Pharmacy in1872; literally died "in the harness," in 1874.
Who invented the pill vial? I have no idea, but would you like to read about
one of the pioneers in poison coloring? Do you want to know about someone who's
good with their hands and is smart too? One of those men singularly gifted in combining scientific knowledge with technical skill and with inventive genius was the french retail pharmacist, Stanislas Limousin (1831-1887). Among the many devices which he introduced to Pharmacy and Medicine were the medicine dropper; the system of coloring poisons (such as corrosive sublimate); and wafer cachets (which found favor prior to mass production of the gelatin capsule). His greatest contributions, however, were the development and perfection of apparatus for the inhalation and therapeutic administration of oxygen; and invention of glass ampoules that could be sealed and sterilized for preservation of solutions for hypodermic use.