Pfizer presence unmistakable in 1940s Brooklyn

Pfizer ($PFE) production of penicillin in Brooklyn, NY, during World War II stunk--it smelled like "old garbage," says a former worker from the company's Flushing Avenue plant. The strength of the stink varied with the weather, she said, as recorded in the Brooklyn Historical Society's oral history archives. Comments from dozens of other Pfizer employees are included. Story