1919 Lilly Pharmacy & Drug Catalog on CD
Lilly's manufacturing venture began with three employees, including his 14-year-old son Josiah, who had quit school to work with his
father. The elder Lilly had $1,400 in working capital. His first innovation was gelatin-coating for
pills and capsules. Other early innovations included fruit flavoring for medicines and sugarcoated pills, making the medicines easier to
take. Following his experience with the low-quality medicines used in the Civil War, Lilly committed himself to producing only high-quality
prescription drugs, in contrast to the common and often ineffective patent medicines of the day. One of the first medicines he began to
produce was quinine, a drug used to treat malaria, which became his best-selling medicine. His products gained a reputation for
quality and became popular in the city. In his first year of business, sales reached $4,470 , and by 1879
they had grown to $48,000.
This CD contains the 1919 Lilly catalog, over 300 pages of pharmaceuticals and a number of beautiful color plates.
Plus a super bonus - a copy of the Universal Medicine Company catalog.
Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)
:: 1900's Universal Medicine Catalog
A neat little catalog, full of wondeful illustrations of beautiful antique wagons and buggies.