Penicillin Medicine Bottle, 1948

Upjohn Company1948

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Penicillin heralded the advent of antibiotics during World War II. When it became commercially available in 1945, it was seen as a wonder drug. This bottle is from 1948. Some bacteria developed a resistance to penicillin, and other antibiotics were developed.


  • Title: Penicillin Medicine Bottle, 1948
  • Creator: Upjohn Company
  • Date Created: 1948
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Kalamazoo
  • Subject Keywords: Penicillin, Medicine (Discipline), Drugs, Medicine bottles, Packaging
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Scientist: Alexander Fleming
  • Patent Date: 1948
  • Object Name: Medicine bottle
  • Object ID: 99.163.1
  • Image ID: THF325240
  • Field: Medicine
  • Discovery: Penicillin
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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