AACP History of Pharmacy SIG Newsletters Available on AIHP Website

AIHP is pleased to partner with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s History of Pharmacy Special Interest Group (SIG) to make available copies of the History of Pharmacy SIG’s official newsletter, Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future. The complete archive of the newsletters (issues #1-#10) is now available on AIHP’s website.

Each issue of the newsletter includes original feature-length articles about pharmacy history topics researched and written by pharmacy school faculty and students. The following articles from past issues of the newsletter may be of particular interest to Institute members:

  • “Influenza Pandemic of 1918: Impact, Treatment, and the Response of US Pharmacists,” by Jane E. Krause, Alicia S. Cheng, Rurie W. Lee, and Holly L. Mason (Issue 10, p. 8)
  • “The American Revolution’s Impact on Pharmacy in America,” by Kaitlyn Ledet and Victoria Miller (Issue 8, p. 5)
  • “The Rose and Its Thorns: The Historical Use of Toxins in Cosmetics,” by Christina M. Donato and David Baker (Issue 7, p. 10)
  • “Pharmacists’ Expanding Role in Immunizations: Looking Back 200 Years,” by Anusha Sekhar, Nisha Joseph, and Catherine Taglieri (Issue 5, p. 4)

The AACP and the History of Pharmacy Special Interest Group make the .pdf copies of newsletter available under a Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs) license. Researchers and readers are free to download and share the .pdf newsletters for their personal and educational use, provided they give appropriate credit to AACP and the History of Pharmacy Special Interest Group. Users may not use the newsletters or their contents for commercial purposes and may not modify or change the newsletters or their contents.

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AIHP COVID-19 ProjectThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


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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. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events): 


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