Squibb centennial anniversary

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Date 1958
Metal bronze
Shape round
Weight 206 g
Dimensions  76 mm
Marks none
Medallist S. Waugh
Rarity Scarce

Obverse: Scientiae Medicinae Artique Salutari

Reverse: Centennial / 1858 1958 / Squibb

Dr Edward Robinson Squibb spent a decade in the US Navy before setting up a laboratory and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1858. He started by manufacturing portable chests for the surgeons during the Civil War. The Squibb Company then became famous by opening the world’s largest penicillin manufacturing plant in 1944. Squibb merged with Bristol-Myers in 1989.