[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
July 17, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(12):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890460039011

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


In February 1946 The Journal called attention editorially to a great variety of names for penicillin that had been introduced by manufacturers and purveyors. So many names had been offered that they seemed designed to conceal rather than reveal the nature of the product. Now come other titles that fail to indicate the nature of the product but which suggest the section of the body, or the animal, at which they are aimed, or that are otherwise as ridiculous. Here are a few samples from recent lists:

Buffecillin (Pfizer)

Crysticillin (Squibb)

Dairycillin (Schenley)

Duracillin (Lilly)

Flo-Cillin (Bristol Laboratories)

Gelu-Cillin (Warner)

Hypercillin (Cutter)

Intracillin (Warner)

Par-Pen (Smith, Kline &

Capicillin (Barron Chemical Corp.)

Denticillin (Marlo Laboratories)

Nasocillin (Mol-La Laboratories)

Ophtocillin (Marlo Laboratories)

Rectocillin (Mol-La Laboratories) French)

Pecticillin (Pfizer)

Pelvicin (Schenley)

Pen-Troche (Cutter)

P. O. B. (Cutter)

Poultrycillin (Schenley)

Powdalator (Abbott)

Wycillin (Wyeth)

Salvacillin (Barron Chemical Corp.)

Tablicillin (Barron Chemical Corp.)


First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview