Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Question # 93

In 1860, pharmacists John and Frank X opened a drugstore with a small research lab on Walnut Street in Philadelphia. In 1862, on the suggestion of doctors, they began to manufacture large quantities of commonly ordered medicines. They were successful, and in 1864 they began supplying medicines and beef extract to the Union army during the Civil War. In 1872, Henry Bower, an employee of X, developed one of the first rotary compressed tablet machines in the United States. This enabled the mass production of medicines with unprecedented precision and speed. It was massively successful, and the X brothers won multiple awards at the Centennial Exhibition. In 1883, it opened its first international facility in Montreal, Canada and began vaccine production.

Y is named after German-American cousins Charles Y and Charles Erhardt (they were originally from Ludwigsburg, Germany) who launched their chemicals business Charles Y and Company from a building at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Bartlett Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1849. There, they produced an antiparasitic called santonin. This was an immediate success, although it was the production of citric acid that really kick-started Y's growth in the 1880s. Y continued to buy property to expand its lab and factory on the block bounded by Bartlett Street; Harrison Avenue; Gerry Street; and Flushing Avenue. That facility is still utilized for backshop purposes. Y established its original administrative headquarters at 81 Maiden Lane in Manhattan.

Id X and Y and give me the connect


  1. Smith and Kline? from Glaxo SmithKline?

  2. X-Wyeth
    Pfizer bought Wyeth some time this year

  3. X - Wyeth
    Y - pfizer
    Pfizer taking over Wyeth

  4. X = Wyeth
    Y = Pfizer
    Y>X Hence Y/X

  5. whos question is this? kuch bhi eh? chutiya