From Pills to Pharmaceuticals
Paperback 238pp Illustrated
9781905472147   Product Code: 20233
The Beecham enterprise began when Thomas Beecham (1820-1865), an Oxfordshire shepherd with a reputation for efficacious herbal cures, moved to Lancashire to start his medicinal pill business. Anthony Corley tells the story of the Beechams, from the successful career of this 'Smilesian hero' and his Patent Pills in 1848 to a major company at the heart of the British pharmaceutical industry, now part of GlaxoSmithKline, over 150 years later.