Dr. Van Nostrand grew up in Raccoon City and moved to New York City after inheriting lotsa money. He never had to work a day in his life, but he did. He became the greatest doctor in New York during the 1969's. He felt accomplished and moved back to Raccoon City.
The Discovery of Toothpaste
Dr. Van Nostrand was trying to create a new substance that could kill raccoons while in New York. He couldn't find enough poison to kill a raccoon, so he threw out everything related to this idea. This compound was then discovered by the CEO of Colgate. He put mint in the compound and sold it as toothpaste.
Dr. Van Nostrand started a small medicine company in the 1960's and called it Umbrella. His motto was, "let us protect you and your family with an Umbrella." After years of hard work, the top secret Umbrella Antarctica Base was built, there were stores all other Raccoon City, and hen all other the Midwest. In 1979, there were also stores all over the US. In 1982, Umbrella became the Umbrella Corporation when it opened up stores across the globe.