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2019 AIHP Annual Business Meeting Documents

AIHP Logo The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy's 2019 Annual Business Meeting is schedule for Thursday, November 14th starting at 1:00 PM Central (2:00 PM Eastern). The meeting will be webcast on the Internet allowing members to both see and hear the presentations.

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We look forward to your attendance at the 2019 AIHP Annual Business Meeting!

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FDA Historian John Swann to visit AIHP

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. John Swann, a historian from the US Food and Drug Administration will be on UW-Madison's campus later this week. While visiting Dr. Swann will host a public talk titled, "From Daffy's Elixir to Dinitrophenol: Medicines and their Early Regulation in America" and present a live lecture recapping his presentation at the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy's Annual Business Meeting.

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2019 AIHP Certificates of Commendation Winners

AIHP LogoThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce two 2019 Certificate of Commendation recipients: Gloria Hartman Doughty and Alvin J. Schalow. Doughty, a pharmacist from Lexington, Kentucky, is recognized for her development and establishment of the Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum. Schalow is honored for numerous activities, including his creation of "'Doc' Schalow's Medicine Wagon Show," his role in creating Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy's video series overviewing the history of pharmacy, the organization of two public museums in Virginia, and the establishment of the Alvin J. Schalow, Jr., Scholarship at VCU.

AIHP awards Certificates of Commendation to recognize "endeavors that show evidence of considerable effort, ingenuity and significance to the history of pharmacy or the promotion thereof." Doughty and Schalow were nominated for a Certificate of Commendation by AIHP member Marianne Rollings, and the AIHP Awards Committee voted unanimously to recognize their contributions to the history of pharmacy

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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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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 Thanks Members of the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program

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Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive

All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.

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

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