The Story of the [Eli] Lilly Laboratories 1951 promotional pictorial ~ Indianapolis ~ pharmaceutical industry


Title: The Story of the Lilly Laboratories

Author: [Eli Lilly and Company]

Description: Sage-green cloth with ivory lettering on front cover. Small bit of soiling on front pastedown and ffep, else a very clean copy. Illustrated throughout. [95] pages. 8.5 x 10.5 inches.

An uncommon 1951 promotional book for the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Company, which pictorially displays the work that goes on inside the company's manufacturing and research facilities and describes the goals and methods of the company.

With pictures on nearly every page and brief accompanying paragraphs of descriptive text, the reader is shown the company's founders and their original laboratory building; aerials showing the three contemporary Indianapolis-area plants (MrCarty Street, Kentucky Ave, and the biological lab in Greenfield); a wide variety of pictures of various employees at work with laboratory equipment; testing on guinea pigs and horses; the processing of raw materials; sampling and testing; sterilization processes; tablet, capsule, syrup, and ampoule manufacturing; Insulin and antibiotics manufacturing; packaging and distribution; the engineering shops, cafeteria, and accounting. Also promoted are the company's insurance plan, Credit Union, employees medical care, and retirement benefits.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: [Eli Lilly and Company]
Place: [Indianapolis]
Year: 1951

Keywords: Lilly Research Laboratories, Indiana, pharmacy, history, drug industry, pharmaceutical industry, promotional,

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