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AIHP Awards Conference Assistance Grants to Four Early Career Researchers

44 ICP LogoThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has awarded financial assistance to four Early Career Researchers to allow them to attend the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy to be held in Washington, DC, from September 5-September 8, 2019.

AIHP will provide the four awardees, Richard Del Rio, Barbara Di Gennaro, Lauren Klaffke, and Benjamin Urick, with complimentary registrations for the Congress and with three complimentary nights at the conference hotel.

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History of Pharmacy Panel at ADHS Meeting in Shanghai

2019 ADHS Panel in Shanghai The Alcohol and Drugs History Society meets every two years, and its 2019 meeting held in Shanghai, China, recently concluded. The conference was host to new and exciting panels and papers. AIHP’s Historical Director, Dr. Lucas Richert, organized a panel called “Controls and Culture in the History of Pharmacy.”

Longtime AIHP member Dr. Patricia Barton (University of Strathclyde) presented a paper titled: "'Who takes the blame?': Pharmacists, Doctors and the Control of ‘Dangerous Drugs’ in Britain in the Inter-War Period," and AIHP member Richard Del Rio spoke about "Mass Production of Proprietary Medicines in the Nineteenth Century and the Modernization of the American Dual Market in Drugs.” Dr. Richert spoke about "Foraging for the Future of Pharmacy History," and Dr. Anna Greenwood (University of Nottingham) presented on “Boots the Chemists and the Networks of Empire: 1849-1940.

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Pharmacy in History vol. 61, no. 1 & 2 Published

Cover of Pharmacy in History vol. 61, no. 1 & 2AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of Pharmacy in History, volume 61, numbers 1 & 2 (2019), a special issue in honor of recently retired AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby. This edition marks the first issue edited by new AIHP Historical Director and Pharmacy in History Editor in Chief Lucas Richert. Welcome aboard, Luc!

The lead articles include "Government as Apothecary: Civil War Pharmacy and the Common Good," by Michael A. Flannery and "Erectogenic Drugs in Greek Medicine," by Brent Arehart. The issue also features a reprint of one of Greg Higby's most important articles, "Heroin and Medical Reasoning: The Power of Analogy" and a selected bibliography of his publications. In addition, to celebrate his many accomplishments, the editors solicited reminiscences of and tributes to Greg's long career as an historian, editor, and scholar from fourteen of his colleagues and friends.

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Registration now open for International Congress!

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy logoAIHP is pleased to announce that registration for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is now open. People planning to attend the Congress can register online at the official website for the Congress.

The cost for full registration for the four-day conference (September 5-8, 2019) is $455 through May 14, 2019. That price covers all plenary and podium sessions, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and special receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings. Tickets for the closing gala/banquet on Saturday evening cost an additional $95 per person. Students can register at the special discounted price of $190 through May 14.

Please read more for additional information about events and scientific tours at the Congress!

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Dr. Richert Publishes New Book

Cover of Strange TripsAIHP Historical Director, Dr. Lucas Richert, recently published a book about the history of pharmaceuticals and illicit substances, Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs. The book was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in February 2019.

Strange Trips examines the myths, meanings, and boundaries of recreational drugs, palliative care drugs, and pharmaceuticals as well as struggles over product innovation, consumer protection, and freedom of choice in the medical marketplace. Dr. Richert officially launched his book at Rennebohm Hall in February at an event sponsored by AIHP and the UW School of Pharmacy.

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Mickey Smith Contributes $10,000 to the Gregory J. Higby Fund

Longtime AIHP member Mickey Smith, PhD, RPh, has contributed $10,000 to support the recently created Gregory J. Higby Fund. AIHP's Board created the Fund to mark the retirement of Gregory Higby after serving as the Institute's Executive Director for more than 30 years.

AIHP Board President William Zellmer thanked Dr. Smith for his extraordinary gift, stating: "Dr. Smith's generous support of the Institute and the Higby Fund is truly appreciated and is a fitting expression of gratitude for Dr. Higby's dedicated service to the Institute."

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