Announcing the 2023 George Urdang Medal

AIHP Historical Director Lucas Richert, PhD, today announced that Dr. Alain Touwaide has been selected to receive the 2023 George Urdang Medal, AIHP’s most prestigious award.

AIHP awards the George Urdang Medal biennially to recognize the lifetime achievements of a person who, over a sustained period, has made important scholarly contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. The award honors Professor George Urdang (1882–1960), a pioneering historian of pharmacy in Germany and the United States, and AIHP’s founding Director.

Dr. Alain Touwaide, a scholar, lecturer, collector, and the current Scientific Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, has been active in the area of the history of science and pharmacy for more than three decades. He is a previous recipient of the AIHP’s Edward Kremers Award. Dr. Touwaide was selected to receive the George Urdang Medal by an international panel of historians of pharmacy, including Drs. Patrick Chiu, Francois Ledermann, Rima Apple, and Lucas Richert.

AIHP plans to honor Dr. Touwaide during its Annual Members meeting on November 15, 2023 and then formally present the George Urdang Medal to Dr. Touwaide at the International Congress for the History of Pharmacy meeting, scheduled to be held in Belgrade, Serbia in September 2024.

Once again, AIHP would like to congratulate Dr. Alain Touwaide on receiving this prestigious award and thank him for his contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.

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AIHP Wants to Document Your COVID-19 Stories and Experiences

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.

You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.

Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.

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Calendar of Events

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):

May 9-12, 2024: Annual Meeting of the American Association of the History of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri.
June 27-30, 2024: ADHS Biennial Conference, Buffalo, NY.
July 7-11, 2024: International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Banff, Canada.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.
January 3-6, 2025: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, NY.

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