Editor: Gregory Higby and Elaine Stroud, eds.
Publisher: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
Year Published: 2005
Series: AIHP Monograph Series #21
Price: $20.00 ($12.00 for members)
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 and authors of the series, which was published during 2000, 2001, and 2002. George Griffenhagen contributed valuable input and selected appropriate illustrations from the APhA Foundation archives.
After receiving requests from instructors, the Institute decided to collate the pieces by topic into a single booklet. Far from a comprehensive text (each general subject deserves its own book-length treatment) this set of essays instead serves as an introduction to six key aspects of pharmacy’s history in the United States from 1852 to 2002: Practice, Science, Education, Industry, Organizations, and Governance. Composes by nine different authors, the essays sometimes overlap and repeat information, which reflects the interwoven reality of the complex pharmaceutical enterprise. Rather than edit out these redundancies, we have left them in so that easy essay remains useful for teaching and reference purposes.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: American Pharmacy Before 1852, by Gregory J. Higby
Chapter 1: Practice
1: American Pharmacy’s Great Transformation: Practice, 1852-1902, by Gregory J. Higby
5: The American Practice of Pharmacy, 1902-1952, by Glenn Sonnedecker
11: The Continuing Evolution of Pharmacy Practice, 1952-2002, by Gregory J. Higby
Chapter 2: Pharmaceutical Sciences
19: The Pharmaceutical Sciences in America, 1852-1902, by John Parascandola
25: The Pharmaceutical Sciences in America, 1902-1952, by John P. Swann
31: The Pharmaceutical Sciences in America, 1952-2002, by Edward G. Feldmann
Chapter 3: Pharmaceutical Education
37: American Pharmaceutical Education, 1852-1902, by Robert A. Buerki
43: American Pharmaceutical Education, 1902-1952, by Robert A. Buerki
49: American Pharmaceutical Education, 1952-2002, by Robert A. Buerki
Chapter 4: Pharmaceutical Industry
55: The Pharmaceutical Industry, 1852-1902, by Dennis B. Worthern
61: The Pharmaceutical Industry, 1902-1952, by Dennis B. Worthern
67: The Pharmaceutical Industry, 1952-2002, by Dennis B. Worthern
Chapter 5: Governance of Pharmacy
75: Governance of Pharmacy, 1852-1902, by David B. Brushwood
79: Governance of Pharmacy, 1902-1952, by David B. Brushwood
83: Governance of Pharmacy, 1952-2002, by David B. Brushwood
Chapter 6: Pharmacy Organizations
87: Pharmacy Organizations, 1852-1902, by George B. Griffenhagen
91: Pharmacy Organizations, 1902-1952, by George B. Griffenhagen
101: Pharmacy Organizations, 1952-2002, by George B. Griffenhagen
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