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2019 AIHP Annual Business Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 14

AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (1:00 pm Central Standard Time). The meeting will feature a special live lecture by John Swann, PhD, Historian at the US Food & Drug Administration, about the early regulation of pharmaceuticals in the United States. 

The Annual Business Meeting is an opportunity for AIHP’s leaders to report about the Institute’s activities and status and to answer member questions. This year’s meeting will be streamed live on the Internet as a web conference, allowing participants to see and hear presenters and view documents and images. Information about how to logon to the meeting will be posted on the Institute’s website by early November. The information will also be emailed to members.

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Conference Report - 44 ICHP, Washington, DC, 5-8 September 2019

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy logo Editor's Note: This post is by Naomi Rendina, AIHP's Social Media Coordinator. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. She presents her conference report from the biennial International Congress for the History of Pharmacy held last month in Washington, DC.

For the first time in thirty-six years, the International Society for the History of Pharmacy hosted its biennial gathering in the United States. In early September, more than one hundred and fifty pharmacists and historians from twenty-four countries gathered for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, cosponsored by the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) and the International Society for the History of Pharmacy (ISHP). The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2021, generously supported the conference.

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AIHP Welcomes Social Media Coordinator Naomi Rendina

AIHP Social Media Coordinator Naomi RendinaThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is excited to announce that Naomi Rendina, a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Case Western Reserve University, has joined the AIHP team as our new Social Media Coordinator.

Rendina will help AIHP manage, update, and improve its content on social media platforms and on the web. She will help promote AIHP programming, projects, and publications, including Pharmacy in History. She has special responsibility for helping to manage AIHP's twitter account (@HistPharm) where she will share regular news updates about Institute events, as well as provide information about the history of pharmacy, drugs, and medicines more generally.

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Dr. Lisa Haushofer to Speak about the History of Food Adulteration

Presented by the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the Go Big Read initiative

Dr. Lisa Haushofer from the University of Toronto Culinaria Research Center will be on UW-Madison's campus early next week. While visiting, Dr. Haushofer will host a public talk titled: "Food, Science, Consumption: Beyond the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906," conduct research in the AIHP Historical Collections, and provide a seminar to the graduate students of UW-Madison School of Pharmacy.

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AIHP is "Psyched" for Historical Director Lucas Richert's New Book

Break on Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture

We are "psyched" to report the publication of AIHP Historical Director Lucas Richert's new book, Break on Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture. Richert explores the radical disputes within psychiatry and about the conventional treatment of mental health that emerged during the 1960s and 1970s. The book also suggests ways in which this important history can offer insight for contemporary debates.

Richert presents engaging stories about the decade's radical mental health practices by drawing on archival collections, government documents, medical journals, and interviews, all while interweaving references to pop culture and the counter culture.

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AIHP Announces Pharmacy in History Editorial Board

Pharmacy in History LogoAIHP is pleased to announce the formation of a new Editorial Board for its academic journal, Pharmacy in History. The Editorial Board will “provide guidance, advice and assistance to the editors of Pharmacy in History,” according to a Statement of Purpose memorandum adopted by AIHP’s Board of Directors.

Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History Lucas Richert, who also serves as AIHP’s new Historical Director, initiated formation of the Editorial Board as part of a comprehensive re-examination of AIHP’s publishing program. “Fostering world-leading scholarship in the history of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy is essential to the long-term success of AIHP,” Richert stated. “To promote such scholarship, the Institute must have a high-quality academic journal with a reputation that attracts submissions from leading scholars.” Additional measures designed to enhance the quality of Pharmacy in History will be announced in coming months.

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AIHP Thanks Members of the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program

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Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields:

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