oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - How the Tannenbaum brothers started Adcock Ingram : news

Volume 78, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



When Charles and Tilly Tannenbaum settled in the small town of Roodepoort in the late 1800s, their name was anything but synonymous with pharmacy. They ran a general store. It was their seven children, four boys and three girls, who would change things.

When their oldest son Hyme was ready to start work, he was apprenticed to Jack Blair, who owned the EJ Adcock Pharmacy in Ockerse Street, Krugersdorp. Hyme had found his passion and encouraged his younger brother, Jack, to follow in his footsteps. Third brother Len soon followed and in turn, youngest brother Arthur also joined Adcock's.

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