Each year AIHP publishes a Pharmaco-Historical Calendar featuring images related to the history of pharmacy. AIHP members receive the annual calendar as a benefit of membership, and the calendar usually ships in November or December so that members will have the calendar in time for the start of the new year.

Extra copies of the current year’s calendar may be ordered for $6.00 ($4.00 for members). A small numbers of calendars from previous year may also be available for purchase.

Order calendars using the AIHP Publications Order Form.

The publication of the AIHP Pharmaco-Historical calendar is made possible in part by the AIHP Calendar Fund.  AIHP thanks Robert A. Cohen and all other donors to the AIHP Calendar fund.

The AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar is also Supported by
AIHP National Pharmacy Association Sponsors:

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Association of College of Pharmacy
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

To suggest images for AIHP’s Pharmaco-Historical Calendar, to donate to the AIHP Calendar Fund, or to inquire about sponsoring the annual AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar, please email

2017 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar

The 2017 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar. The cover image features a pharmacist (c. 1920) at People’s Drug Store No. 5 in Washington, D.C. examining a prescription before commencing his compounding. Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-129891).

Sample Image from the 2017 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar: The month of February 2017 depicts an image of the interior of the James and Allen Drug Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a black-owned pharmacy that was featured in the book, Progress of a Race in 1902.


2016 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar

The 2016 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar. In honor of AIHP’s 75th anniversary, the cover image shows the 1966 installation of an historical marker at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy commemorating the founding of the AIHP on January 22, 1941. Pictured (left to right) are Ernst Stieb, Glenn Sonnedecker, Arthur Uhl, and Louis Busse holding the bronze marker in front of a portrait of George Urdang by Robert Thom.



Sample Image from the 2016 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar: The month of March 2016 depicts an image of pharmacist Richard Nomura chatting with patient Yoshie Shintani at the Minidoka Relocation center, near Eden, Idaho in 1942. Photograph courtesy of the National Archives.


2015 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar

The 2015 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar featured illustrations of women in pharmacy. The front cover includes photographs of the Women in Pharmacy Conference Room at the American Pharmacists Association headquarters; the Grand Council of Kappa Epsilon in 1965; and the 1900 graduating class at the University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy with Caroline C. Thomas in the back row. The publication was supported in part by the AIHP Women in Pharmacy Fund.



Sample Image from the 2016 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar: The month of March 2015 depicts a Smith, Kline & French filling line in Philadelphia with several female workers. During the early days of the American pharmaceutical industry, women commonly worked in the finishing and packaging departments.



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