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"Exploring the World of Pharmaceuticals: From Coffee Plants to Life-Saving Molecules" The humble coffee plant, Coffea arabica

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Coffee plant, Coffea arabica

Coffee plant, Coffea arabica. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Kirchner from Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher medicinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Amitriptyline antidepressant molecule

Amitriptyline antidepressant molecule
Amitriptyline, molecular model. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) drug. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded: carbon (grey), hydrogen (white) and nitrogen (blue)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Insulin molecule, artwork

Insulin molecule, artwork
Artwork of a molecule of human insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas which controls levels of glucose in the blood. The molecule consists of two peptide chains

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Advertisement for the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company, 1892 (engraving)

Advertisement for the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company, 1892 (engraving)
XJF486365 Advertisement for the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company, 1892 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Medical prescription, satirical artwork

Medical prescription, satirical artwork
Medical prescription. Satirical artwork titled Of Prescribing Foolishly, showing a patient in bed with a doctor in a fools hat (right) holding aloft a proposed treatment

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Phoenix Paper Mills and Pond - Dartford, Kent, England, with the large mill pond which

Phoenix Paper Mills and Pond - Dartford, Kent, England, with the large mill pond which helped to power the facility. Wellcome took over in 1889 and turned the site over to a pharmaceutical purpose

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Januvia diabetes drug molecule

Januvia diabetes drug molecule
Januvia diabetes drug, molecular model. Januvia (sitagliptin) is a hypoglycaemic drug, one that reduces blood sugar levels

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Praziquantel parasite drug

Praziquantel parasite drug. Computer model of a molecule of the drug praziquantel. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded; carbon (pink), hydrogen (white)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Advertisement, c 1900 (litho)

Advertisement, c 1900 (litho)
7190032 Advertisement, c 1900 (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement in booklet of views of Harrogate and Neighbourbood (Parker)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Vioxx drug molecule

Vioxx drug molecule
Vioxx. Molecular model of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug rofecoxib, which was marketed as Vioxx. This drug was withdrawn from use in 2004 due to concerns over increased heart attack

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Levofloxacin antibiotic molecule

Levofloxacin antibiotic molecule
Levofloxacin antibiotic, molecular model. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded: carbon (grey), hydrogen (white), nitrogen (dark blue), oxygen (red) and fluorine (light blue)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Isotretinoin anti-acne drug

Isotretinoin anti-acne drug, molecular model. Atoms are represented as tubes and are colour- coded; carbon (yellow), hydrogen (white) and oxygen (red)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Mescaline hallucinogenic drug molecule

Mescaline hallucinogenic drug molecule
Mescaline hallucinogenic drug, molecular model. Mescaline is a hallucinogenic drug, produced from the dried tops (buttons) of the peyote cactus (Lophophora williamsii)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Valdecoxib anti-inflammatory drug

Valdecoxib anti-inflammatory drug
Valdecoxib, computer model. This drug was used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and menstrual symptoms under the trade name Bextra

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Paclitaxel drug molecule

Paclitaxel drug molecule
Paclitaxel. Computer model of a molecule of the drug paclitaxel. It is sold under the brand name Taxol. It is a chemotherapy drug, used to treat cancers

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Photographers Advert

Photographers Advert
Advert for William Parker, Pharmaceutical Chemist and dealer in all kinds of Photographic Materials

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Quack selling drug, c.1900 (chromolithograph)

Quack selling drug, c.1900 (chromolithograph)
7293230 Quack selling drug, c.1900 (chromolithograph); (add.info.: Medicine. Pharmacy. Quack selling drug against boldness. Chromo, France, ca 1900.); Photo: © Archives Charmet

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Allegory of medicine (low relief)

Allegory of medicine (low relief)
BEN5471493 Allegory of medicine (low relief) by Pisano, Andrea (1270-1349); Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), Florence, Tuscany, Italy; (add.info.: Allegory of medicine)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: An apothecary shop in an Arab bazaar. (print)

An apothecary shop in an Arab bazaar. (print)
7419937 An apothecary shop in an Arab bazaar. (print); (add.info.: An apothecary shop in an Arab bazaar. A veiled woman customer speaks with the druggist)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Apotheke / Pharmacy (colour litho)

Apotheke / Pharmacy (colour litho)
8666233 Apotheke / Pharmacy (colour litho) by Christophe (Colomb, Georges) (1856-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Apotheke)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Pharmacy jar

Pharmacy jar
3499727 Pharmacy jar; (add.info.: Pharmacy jar. Mid 18th century. French influences. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Ceramic Museum of Barcelona, Catalonia. Spain.); PHAS/UIG

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Basilius Besler: apothecary and botanist based in Nuremberg, Germany

Basilius Besler: apothecary and botanist based in Nuremberg, Germany
5668973 Basilius Besler: apothecary and botanist based in Nuremberg, Germany; (add.info.: Basilius Besler (1561-1629) apothecary and botanist based in Nuremberg

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: An advertisement for Edwards Harlene to produce and restore hair, 19th century

An advertisement for Edwards Harlene to produce and restore hair, 19th century
5311156 An advertisement for Edwards Harlene to produce and restore hair, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1893); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Henri Moissan, French chemist and pharmacist (b/w photo)

Henri Moissan, French chemist and pharmacist (b/w photo)
8673350 Henri Moissan, French chemist and pharmacist (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Henri Moissan (1852-1907), French chemist and pharmacist

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Advertisement for Chemist & Druggist, Francis & Co, 7 Manchester Road, Burnley, c 1900 (b/w photo)

Advertisement for Chemist & Druggist, Francis & Co, 7 Manchester Road, Burnley, c 1900 (b/w photo)
8627074 Advertisement for Chemist & Druggist, Francis & Co, 7 Manchester Road, Burnley, c 1900 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Guillaume-Francois Rouelle performing a public experiment

Guillaume-Francois Rouelle performing a public experiment
3359520 Guillaume-Francois Rouelle performing a public experiment; (add.info.: An engraving of Guillaume-Francois Rouelle (1703-1770) a French chemist and apothecary, performing a public experiment

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Le Quinquina, Cinchona pubescens (colour engraving)

Le Quinquina, Cinchona pubescens (colour engraving)
3434356 Le Quinquina, Cinchona pubescens (colour engraving); (add.info.: Sciences. Botanique. Coll. Part. Science. Botany. Cinchona pubescens, used for the production of quinine)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Saint Cosimo (Como or Cosimo) and Saint Damian, martyr brothers born in the 3rd century in Arabia

Saint Cosimo (Como or Cosimo) and Saint Damian, martyr brothers born in the 3rd century in Arabia
FGL5469916 Saint Cosimo (Como or Cosimo) and Saint Damian, martyr brothers born in the 3rd century in Arabia. They are protectors of pharmacists and doctors

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Peter Squire

Peter Squire
3585940 Peter Squire; (add.info.: Portrait of Peter Squire (1798-1884) British President of the Pharmaceutical Society. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Dried grapes. Advert for a drug against hemorroids, ca 1930 (print)

Dried grapes. Advert for a drug against hemorroids, ca 1930 (print)
7422827 Dried grapes. Advert for a drug against hemorroids, ca 1930 (print); (add.info.: Medicine. Pharmacy. Dried grapes)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: A pharmacist (apothecary), Engraving by Jost Amman (1539-1591) 16th century

A pharmacist (apothecary), Engraving by Jost Amman (1539-1591) 16th century
FGL5472742 A pharmacist (apothecary), Engraving by Jost Amman (1539-1591) 16th century.; Fototeca Gilardi

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Advertisement for Isaac T Lloyd, Chelsea (b/w photo)

Advertisement for Isaac T Lloyd, Chelsea (b/w photo)
8626983 Advertisement for Isaac T Lloyd, Chelsea (b/w photo) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for Isaac T Lloyd, chemists and post office, Chelsea)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: A concert (chromolitho)

A concert (chromolitho)
8677746 A concert (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A concert. Trade card for the Pharmacie Normale, 19 Rue Drouot)

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Avicenna (Ibn Sina, 980-1037), detail from a page in 'Canon of Medicine' (illuminated manuscript)

Avicenna (Ibn Sina, 980-1037), detail from a page in "Canon of Medicine" (illuminated manuscript)
AIS5363869 Avicenna (Ibn Sina, 980-1037), detail from a page in "Canon of Medicine" (illuminated manuscript); Biblioteca Estense, Modena, Emilia-Romagna

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Chemist's shop-window bottle

Chemist's shop-window bottle
CS31826 Chemist's shop-window bottle; Private Collection

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Pesticides filling hall JLP01_09_832103

Pesticides filling hall JLP01_09_832103
Napp Laboratories, Milton Road, Cambridge Science Park, Milton, South Cambridgeshire. A team of women working in the pesticides filling hall at Napp Laboratories

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Medical Research Centre JLP01_11_60393_01

Medical Research Centre JLP01_11_60393_01
Glaxo Medical Research Centre, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. An aerial view from the west showing the newly completed Glaxo Medical Research Centre in Stevenage

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Memorial Hall, Frederick Stearns & Co. laboratory, Detroit, Mich. between 1905 and 1915

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Frederick Stearns and Co. laboratory from southeast, Detroit, Mich. between 1910 and 1920

Frederick Stearns and Co. laboratory from southeast, Detroit, Mich. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Unknown
Frederick Stearns and Co. laboratory from southeast, Detroit, Mich. between 1910 and 1920

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Fred Stearns lab, Detroit, Mich. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Unknown

Fred Stearns lab, Detroit, Mich. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Unknown
Fred Stearns lab, Detroit, Mich. between 1910 and 1920

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: James & Allen's Drug Co's. East Side Pharmacy, Chattanooga, Tenn. 1907. Creator: Unknown

James & Allen's Drug Co's. East Side Pharmacy, Chattanooga, Tenn. 1907. Creator: Unknown
James & Allen's Drug Co's. East Side Pharmacy, Chattanooga, Tenn. 1907

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Posters. New York, 1890s-1907. c1890 - 1907. Creator: Edward Penfield

Posters. New York, 1890s-1907. c1890 - 1907. Creator: Edward Penfield
Posters. New York, 1890s-1907. c1890 - 1907. [Publisher: Harper Publications; Place: New York]

Background imagePharmaceutical Collection: Medical Research Centre JLP01_11_60393_02

Medical Research Centre JLP01_11_60393_02
Glaxo Medical Research Centre, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. An aerial oblique view from the north showing the newly completed Glaxo Medical Research Centre in Stevenage



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"Exploring the World of Pharmaceuticals: From Coffee Plants to Life-Saving Molecules" The humble coffee plant, Coffea arabica, has been a source of inspiration for pharmaceutical research due to its potential health benefits. Amitriptyline antidepressant molecule - a breakthrough in mental health treatment that has brought relief to countless individuals battling depression. An artistic representation of the insulin molecule, symbolizing hope and life for those living with diabetes. Step back in time with an advertisement from 1892 showcasing the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company's innovative approach to healthcare (engraving). Satirical artwork depicting a medical prescription highlights the sometimes comical nature of our quest for wellness. Witness the picturesque Phoenix Paper Mills and Pond in Dartford, Kent, England - once home to thriving pharmaceutical production facilities. Januvia diabetes drug molecule - a modern marvel aiding millions worldwide in managing their blood sugar levels effectively. Praziquantel parasite drug - an essential weapon against parasitic infections that threaten human health globally. Journey through time with an intriguing lithographic advertisement from c1900 promoting pharmaceutical wonders of yesteryears. Two forms of thalidomide – a haunting reminder of both tragedy and scientific progress within the realm of pharmaceuticals. Vioxx drug molecule – once hailed as revolutionary pain relief but later withdrawn due to safety concerns; highlighting ongoing challenges faced by researchers and regulators alike. Levofloxacin antibiotic molecule – part of our arsenal against bacterial infections, safeguarding lives one dose at a time.