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23rd September 2020
Title: From Pills to Penicillin: The Beecham Story
Author: Lazell, H.G.
Price: $32.50
Publisher: Heinemann
Date Published: 1975
Specifications: HC, 208pp., 5" x 9", 450g.
ISBN: 434409006
Condition: Very good in dust jacket.
Copies in stock: 3
Category: Pharmaceutical and Medical More books in this category
Company: GlaxoSmithKline More books about this company
Book type: Company History
Hindsight ID: 928
From Pills to Penicillin: The Beecham Story

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Notes: Biographical account of a former Beecham Chairman. Begins with his earlier career at Macleans, and the period in which the leading brands (Eno, Macleans, and Brylcream) were brought together by Philip Hill. This was in an era where the marketing prowess of the group was to the fore. In the post-war period we see the development of scientific medicine, and the role of Beecham Research Laboratories which Lazell was keen to push forward. By the end of the 1950s, the company had developed over 200 new penicillins, among which a number of effective varieties were commercialised. The company has since merged with US company SmithKline which in turn has now merged with Glaxo-Wellcome

Keys: Beecham, Lazell, Maclean, GlaxoSmithKline, GSK, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Antibiotics, Penicillin, Penbritin, Worthing, Brands, Lucozade, Ribena, Horlicks, Brylcream

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