I posted this a long time ago, but think it likely few remember. There are no such things as pills, any more. Just
compressed tablets, and capsules. More of O.Henry's pharmacy:
"To this day pills are made behind its tall prescription desk--pills rolled out on its own pill-tile, divided with a spatula, rolled with the finger and thumb, dusted with calcined magnesia and delivered in little round pasteboard pill-boxes. "