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

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

Editor: C. P. Cloughly, J. G. L. Burnby, and M. P. Earles, eds.
Publisher: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the British Society for the History of Pharmacy
Year Published: 1987
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0-931292-18-2
Price: $10.00 ($6.00 for members)

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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 on the character and policy of the Pharmaceutical Journal, which was a major instrument in Bell’s efforts to confer professional status on the calling of the “chemist and druggist” as a practitioner of pharmacy.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction (page 1)
  • The Letters of Dr. Jonathan Pereira to Mr. Jacob Bell (page 15)
  • Index to Letters (page 117)


  • Portrait of Jacob Bell (page ii)
  • Portrait of Jonathan Pereira (page 24)
  • Peter Squire’s Ether Inhalation Apparatus (page 26)
  • Letter of 22 April 1851 (page 75)
  • Letter of 18 June 1852 (page 109)
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