image hf_1_3_15_4_24 june 1945
Image number: RS.12256
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Drugs solving the meat problem’

Date

1945

Creator

William Augustin Kolliker (1905-1995, Swiss-born American), Illustrator

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 395mm
width (print): 275mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Cartoon graphic illustration of giant-sized germs snatching piglets on their way to market. Supporting an article on the use of penicillin with other pharmaceuticals and chemicals in American animal husbandry.

Detail of a newspaper cutting, apparently from the Sunday supplement The American Weekly (New York, USA, 1896-1966) but with the (erroneous?) cutting service label of the California Examiner (Los Angeles, California USA), 24 June 1945.

Captioned: ‘Disease Germs Are Robbing the Pork Barrel by Killing Off One Baby Pig in Three’. Signed lower right ‘W.Kolliker.’ From the archive collection of Howard Florey.

William Augustin Kolliker (1905-1995) Swiss-born American illustrator was Art Director and Art Editor of the American Weekly.

Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey (1898–1968), experimental pathologist and bacteriologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1941 and served as President from 1960 to 1965.

Associated place

<The World>
   > North America
      > United States