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“Drugs and Medicines, Tobacco and Segars:” As Madison Grows, Pharmacy Grows

1980, 416 pp

“Drugs and Medicines, Tobacco and Segars:” As Madison Grows, Pharmacy Grows Preface: “In 1954 Archer’s Pharmacy was located at 1839 Monroe Street, Madison. Professor George Urdang, venerable, Father of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, lived a short two blocks down the street (1635 Monroe Street) and consequently was a regular customer of…

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A Selection of Primary Sources for the History of Pharmacy in the United States: Books and Trade Catalogs from the Colonial Period to 1940

Nydia M. King, eds. 1987, 123 pp

Introduction: The literature of pharmacy mirrors, however imperfectly, the state of the profession at a given time. The bedrock of this literature consists of the volumes that helped to guide pharmaceutical studies and activities in their time and that now serve as primary sources for the history of pharmacy. The booklet I have prepared characterizes…

ISBN 0-931292-16-6

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American Pharmacy (1852-2002): A Collection of Historical Essays

Gregory Higby and Elaine Stroud, eds. 2005, 128 pp

Read an excerpt from American Pharmacy (1852-2002): A Collection of Historical Essays (AIHP, 2005). Preface: The essays contained in this booklet were first published in the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association as part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the APhA. Working with the editorial staff of the Journal, I helped to determine the topics…

ISBN 0-931292-39-5

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Can a Professional Ethos Be Taught?

AIHP, AJPE, eds. 1985, 16 pp

About: Proceedings of a workshop sponsored by the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The formal presentations are copyrighted by the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and reprinted with the Journal’s kind permission. The panel discussion, transcribed by the American Institute…

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Chemical Pharmacy Enters the University: Johannes Hartmann and the Didactic Care of Chymiatria in the Early Seventeenth Century

1991, 88 pp

Praise for Chemical Pharmacy Enters the University: “This book is a concise but significant contribution to the history of pharmacy anf to the early history of scientific disciplines. Although it does not fundamentally challenge our understanding of the didactic origins of chemistry… it offers important insights into the nature and significance of the laboratory in…

ISBN (Cloth) 0-931292-24-7

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Drugstore Memories: American Pharmacists Recall Life Behind the Counter, 1824-1933

Glenn Sonnedecker, David L. Cowen, and Gregory J. Higby, eds. 2002, 154 pp

Praise for Drugstore Memories: “This book is a view from the ground of health care in the United States in the period between 1824 and 1933. The text consists entirely of ‘unpolished and unexpurgated’ quotations from 59 practicing pharmacists…. This book should interest both the specialist and the non-specialist. Within the limitations of a multi-authored…

ISBN 0-931292-38-7

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Ethical Practices in Pharmacy: A Guidebook for Pharmacy Technicians

1997, 55 pp

Introduction: Compounding and dispensing medication to the public in a safe and reliable manner is the longstanding hallmark of professional pharmacy practice. For centuries, throughout all cultures, pharmacists and pharmacists’ assistants have cooperated in providing pharmaceutical services to members of their communities with technical competency while being responsible and accountable to legal and ethical standards……

ISBN 0-931292-28-X

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Ethical Responsibility in Pharmacy Practice

2002, 272 pp

Read an excerpt from Ethical Responsibility in Pharmacy Practice. New Material: Added to the second edition of this comprehensive 272-page textbook: • Case studies with full commentaries • Glossary of pertinent terms • Current issues of ethical concern Praise for Ethical Responsibility in Pharmacy Practice: “The extensive use of current pharmacy practice examples throughout Ethical…

ISBN 0-931292-37-9

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Folklore and Folk Medicines

John Scarborough, eds. 1987, 122 pp

About: Symposium presented at the March 1986 American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California. Table of Contents: Introduction, by John Scarborough (page 1) Medieval Herbalism and Post-Medieval Folk Medicine, by Jerry Stannard (page 10) Adaption of Folk Medicine in the Formal Materia Medica of Classical Antiquity, by John…

ISBN 0-931292-19-0

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Foundations of Ethical Pharmacy

2008, 55 pp

Read an excerpt from Foundations of Ethical Pharmacy Practice. Table of Contents: Introduction. vii 1: Chapter 1: The Pharmacy Profession 1: Pharmacy as a Profession 1: Pharmacy as a Moral Community 2: The Ethic of American Pharmacy 2: The 1852 Code of Ethics 3: The 1922 Code of Ethics 4: The 1952 Code of Ethics…

ISBN 978-0-931292-42-2

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George Urdang (1882-1960): Images from His Life and Work

2000, 128 pp

Introduction: This work tries to support the interest in the history of pharmacy of a certain period of time by illustrations that were not seen before in their entirety and this connection… This illustrations in this book try to create a three-dimensional pictures pf Urdang’s time. The visualization of that period of this history of…

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History of Drug Containers and Their Labels

1999, 150 pp

Introduction: There are several excellent books that describe the development of the drug container in individual countries, but few review the worldwide development from origin to the present. As for drug labels, there are only two books that have been published dealing exclusively with the development of the drug label; one was published in Germany…

ISBN 0-931292-33-6

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In Service to American Pharmacy: The Professional Life of William Procter, Jr.

1992, 269 pp

Preface: The present position of pharmacist in the structure of health care in the United States evolved during the middle half of the nineteenth century, roughly from the founding of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1821 to the passage of meaningful pharmaceutical legislation in the 1870s. During that period a small group of men…

ISBN 0-8173-0591-2

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Kremers & Urdang’s History of Pharmacy

Glenn Sonnedecker, eds. 1976, 571 pp

Edition: Revised 4th Edition (Print on Demand) Illustrations: 129 Praise for Kremers and Urdang’s History of Pharmacy: “This classical text on the history of pharmacy… has retained its position of preeminence through the passing of the years. The fourth edition, revised by Dr. Sonnedecker, has continued the quality of excellence and accuracy that has characterized…

ISBN 0-931292-17-4

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Medicine & Pharmacy in American Political Prints

1978, 84 pp

Introduction: These caricatures have long been familiar to those interested in the history of medicine and pharmacy who have used them as illuminating source material in the study of social and political history; they can be used as a source of metaphors and references to illustrates the problems of contemporary life. Looked at in this…

ISBN 0-931292-07-7

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My Dear Mr. Bell: Letters from Dr. Jonathan Pereira to Mr. Jacob Bell, London, 1844 to 1853

C. P. Cloughly, J. G. L. Burnby, and M. P. Earles, eds. 1987, 122 pp

Introduction: The letters of Dr. Jonathan Pereira, physician at the London Hospital, to Mr. Jacob Bell, leader of the chemists and druggists, inform us of the subjects, events, and problems that occupied the two men during nine formative years of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. They establish Pereira’s relationship with Bell and his influence…

ISBN 0-931292-18-2

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One Hundred Years of the National Formulary: A Symposium

1989, 157, Selected Pages from The National Formulary of Unofficial Preparations (1888) pp

Introduction: American pharmacy has changed dramatically during the last one hundred and fifty years, yet one overriding concern as remained unaltered: the accurate composition of medicines dispensed. Since 1906 the United States has been in the unique position of having two official compendia of drug standards, the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary. Today…

ISBN 0-931292-21-2

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Pill Peddlers: Essays on the History of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Jonathan Liebenau, Gregory J. Higby, and Elaine C. Stroud, eds. 1990, 133 pp

Foreword: The title of this book, Pill Peddlers, comes from an allusion to the drug industry in Sinclair Lewis’s novel of 1924, Arrowsmith. Since two of the essays in this volume quote that passages from Lewis, as examples of the public image of the pharmaceutical industry, we though it appropriate as a provocative title for…

ISBN 0-931292-22-0

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Potions, Pills, & Purges: The Art of Pharmacy (Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 3-October 29, 1995)

1995, 60 pp

Information about the “Potions, Pills, & Purges” Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sample page from Potions, Pills, & Purges: Foreword: In contrast to many of their colleagues in the health professions, pharmacists are tied to the place of their practice. Physicians and nurses exercise their expertise in offices, hospitals, and patients' homes, and…

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Sources in the History of American Pharmacology

John Parascandola, Elizabeth Kenney, eds. 1983, 59 pp

Preface: This publication is an offshoot of the work of the Survey of Sources on the History of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Survey was established in 1975 and was administered by a Joint Committee sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Small grants from both organizations supported…

ISBN 0-931292-12-3

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The Inside Story of Medicines: A Symposium

Gregory J. Higby and Elaine C. Stroud, eds. 1997, 304 pp

Preface: The symposium “Medicines: The Inside Story.” Held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Carter Center on March 28-29, 1996, was the fourth and final part of an innovative project about medicines. The core of the Medicines: The Inside Story project is an interactive 4,000 square foot exhibition that travels the country presenting to several million…

ISBN (paper) 0931292-32-8, ISBN (cloth) 0931292-31-X

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The Role of Women in Pharmacy: International Leadership Symposium, 1987

Mary J. Berg and Janice K. Fuller, eds. 1990, 160 pp

Preface: There has been a demonstrated need to address the role of women in pharmacy, because of the increasing numbers of women in the profession. Regional and national meetings have discussed this topic during past years. Until now, there had never been an international pharmacy conference to address and discuss this subject. The idea for…

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Wisconsin Show Globe: The Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Association, 1880-1980

1983, 294 pp

Foreword: Grassroots cooperation among pharmacists has found its most effective expression through state pharmaceutical associations. Most such associations were formed during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Usually they consisted of an ambitious minority of the “retail druggists” in a state. A pharmacist sensed that his practical interests were not likely to be served…

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