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Phisoderm is a skin detergent which assists persons who are allergic to soap and Phisohex, a detergent and sudsless cleanser which prevents the spread of infections. In the 1950s both Phisoderm and Phisohex were manufactured by Winthrop Laboratories. Earlier the product was made by Fairchild Brothers & Foster. Phisoderm was developed by Dr. B. Thurber Guild (1886 - 1958), a physician and pharmaceutical manufacturer. Guild practiced medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and was a specialist in allergies.
Withdrawal from sale & reinstatement
Both Phisoderm and Phisohex were removed by drugstores and retail outlet stores when the Food and Drug Administration halted the production and distribution of products containing more than 1% of hexachlorophene, in September 1972.
Phisoderm continued to be produced by Winthrop Laboratories, a division of Sterling Drug, in 1980. An over-the-counter drug, its advertising was carried out by Warren Muller Dulubowsky. By April 1989 Sterling Drug was owned by Eastman Kodak. Three Sterling brands, Haley's M-O, Philips' Milk of Magnesia, and Phisoderm, were being advertised by N.W. Ayer. In 1991 the Phisoderm account was picked up by Ammirati & Puris of New York.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dr. B. Thurber Guild, Allergist, Was 72, New York Times, June 17, 1958, pg. 29.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Germicide Limit Stirs Confusion, New York Times, September 24, 1972, pg. 53.
- ↑ A Sterling Drug Account May Be Up For Grabs, New York Times, April 14, 1980, pg. D7.
- ↑ Advertising, Moves By Sterling, New York Times, November 8, 1989, pg. D25.
- ↑ Advertising New York Times, June 25, 1991, pg. D21.