Posts tagged with "medicine"



17. January 2022
20. December 2021
04. October 2021
Late 1920s metal sign from the MOFBA collection: Lever's Hygiene Medical Soap sold here
When British Lever Brothers launched Lifebuoy soap in 1894, it was with a mission to ‘make cleanliness commonplace’. This was important because in Victorian England infectious diseases were the number one cause of death. Lifebuoy came to the rescue with an effective antibacterial soap which was affordable and widely available. The company first entered China in 1911 when the newly created 'Lever Brothers China' (LBC) took over from treaty port agents the distribution of Lever Brothers soap...
05. July 2021
The International Dispensary (五洲大药房) was one of the most important drug and medical supply organizations in China. It was established 1907 in Shanghai as joint-venture by among others Mr. How Zai-Fong, who was also the founder of the Commercial Press and magnate Hwang Chu-Chiu (黄楚九 / Huang Chujiu), owner of the Great Eastern Dispensary (中法大药房).
13. July 2020
28. November 2019
In 1851, Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering opened a pharmacy in Berlin and in 1871 it was formally converted to a manufacturing plant and incorporated as Schering AG. Schering's business in China has a history of nearly 120 years. It’s first subsidiary was established in 1922 in Shanghai but Schering's products were sold in China through distributors as early as 1885. After closure of the company in 1945, Schering re-entered China in 1992 and at present has three locations established. Since...