AIHP News Archive

Call for Papers: “A New Social History of Pharmacy & Pharmaceuticals”

Symposium and Special issues of Pharmacy in History, The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, and Canadian Bulletin of Medical History The aim of this Call for Papers and ensuing special issues is to generate a discussion related to the underexplored social history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. This 2-day interdisciplinary symposium will stimulate/connect new scholarship […]

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2019 AIHP Annual Business Meeting Documents

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy’s 2019 Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 14th, starting at 1:00 PM Central (2:00 PM Eastern). The meeting will be webcast on the Internet allowing members to both see and hear the presentations. To join the meeting CLICK HERE. (Note: This link will not work […]

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FDA Historian John Swann to visit AIHP

Presented by the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the Go Big Read initiative Dr. John Swann, a historian at the US Food and Drug Administration will be on UW-Madison’s campus later this week. While visiting, Dr. Swann will […]

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2019 AIHP Certificates of Commendation Winners

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce two 2019 Certificate of Commendation recipients: Gloria Hartman Doughty and Alvin J. Schalow. Doughty, a pharmacist from Lexington, Kentucky, is recognized for her development and establishment of the Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum. Schalow is honored for numerous activities, including his creation of “‘Doc’ […]

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AIHP Assistant Director Greg Bond takes 1st Place at the 44ICHP Poster Competition

AIHP Assistant Director Greg Bond’s poster titled, “‘I Could Feel that My Presence There was Looked Upon as an Intrusion’: African-American Students at Predominantly White Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy, 1842-1925,” recently earned 1st place in the poster competition at the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy in Washington, DC. Bond’s poster documented […]

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AIHP Nominations Committee Announces 2019 Election Slate

AIHP’s Nominations Committee has nominated Secretary Robert Buerki and Director Catherine Taglieri for new three-year terms on the Institute’s Board of Directors. The Committee will formally present the nominees at AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time). Buerki and Taglieri each were […]

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AIHP is “Psyched” for Historical Director Lucas Richert’s New Book

Break on Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture We are “psyched” to report the publication of AIHP Historical Director Lucas Richert’s new book, Break on Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture. Richert explores the radical disputes within psychiatry and about the conventional treatment of mental health that emerged during the 1960s and 1970s. […]

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AIHP Welcomes Social Media Coordinator Naomi Rendina

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is excited to announce that Naomi Rendina, a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Case Western Reserve University, has joined the AIHP team as our new Social Media Coordinator. Rendina will help AIHP manage, update, and improve its content on social media platforms and on […]

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2019 AIHP Annual Business Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 14

AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (1:00 pm Central Standard Time). The meeting will feature a special live lecture by John Swann, PhD, Historian at the US Food & Drug Administration, about the early regulation of pharmaceuticals in the United States.  The Annual […]

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Dr. Lisa Haushofer to Speak about the History of Food Adulteration

Presented by the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the Go Big Read initiative Dr. Lisa Haushofer from the University of Toronto Culinaria Research Center will be on UW-Madison’s campus early next week. While visiting, Dr. Haushofer will host […]

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Conference Report – 44 ICHP, Washington, DC, 5-8 September 2019

Editor’s Note: This post is by Naomi Rendina, AIHP’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. She presents her conference report from the biennial International Congress for the History of Pharmacy held last month in Washington, DC. For the first time in thirty-six years, […]

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AIHP Announces New Pharmacy in History Editorial Team

AIHP is excited to announce the establishment of a new Editorial Team for Pharmacy in History, the Institute’s flagship academic journal. We are pleased to welcome three new contributing editors; Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Kelly O’Donnell, and Jaipreet Virdi; and three new review editors; Amelie Bonney, Hilary Ingram, and Ian Miller. The new editorial team will assist […]

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AIHP Announces Pharmacy in History Editorial Board

AIHP is pleased to announce the formation of a new Editorial Board for its academic journal, Pharmacy in History. The Editorial Board will “provide guidance, advice and assistance to the editors of Pharmacy in History,” according to a Statement of Purpose memorandum adopted by AIHP’s Board of Directors. Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History Lucas Richert, […]

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Dr. Ved Baruah Visits AIHP

Dr. Ved Baruah from the University of Shanghai is visiting the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy this week. While in Madison, Dr. Baruah will give a public presentation entitled, “Pain and Pleasure: A History of Pharmaceutical Opioids in the Asian Context,” conduct research in AIHP […]

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Alain Touwaide Receives AIHP’s Edward Kremers Award

AIHP has awarded the 2019 Edward Kremers Award to Alain Touwaide, PhD. A noted historian of medicine and science, Touwaide is the co-founder and current scientific director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. He teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles. AIHP’s Edward Kremers Award honors the memory of Edward Kremers […]

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Higby Awarded the George Urdang Medal

Gregory Higby, PhD, has been awarded the George Urdang Medal for his publications describing the evolution of American pharmacy during the nineteenth century. Higby served as AIHP’s Executive Director for more than 30 years before retiring at the end of 2018. He now serves as Fischelis Scholar at the Institute. The George Urdang Medal is […]

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George Griffenhagen Receives AIHP’s Robert Fischelis Award

AIHP’s Board of Directors has awarded the 2019 Robert P. Fischelis Award to George B. Griffenhagen for his decades of support of the Institute and his many contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. Mr. Griffenhagen, 95, has been an AIHP member since 1949. He served in numerous leadership positions at the Institute […]

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Former AIHP Council Member Grover Bowles Dies

AIHP is saddened to learn of the death of former AIHP Council Member Grover C. Bowles, Jr., who passed away on June 23 at the age of 99. Bowles represented the American Pharmaceutical Association on the AIHP Council from 1991-2005. Bowles was for many years the Director of the Pharmacy Department at Baptist Memorial Hospital […]

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Pharmacy in History featured on the Daily Beast

Research published in the latest issue of Pharmacy in History was recently featured in a post on the Daily Beast, one of the most popular news sites on the internet. Brent Arehart’s article, “Erectogenic Drugs in Greek Medicine” was prominently discussed in a post by Professor Candida Moss, the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at […]

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History of Pharmacy Panel at ADHS Meeting in Shanghai

The Alcohol and Drugs History Society meets every two years, and its 2019 meeting held in Shanghai, China, recently concluded. The conference was host to new and exciting panels and papers. AIHP’s Historical Director, Dr. Lucas Richert, organized a panel called “Controls and Culture in the History of Pharmacy.” Longtime AIHP member Dr. Patricia Barton […]

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AIHP Awards Conference Assistance Grants to Four Early Career Researchers

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has awarded financial assistance to four Early Career Researchers to allow them to attend the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy to be held in Washington, DC, from September 5-September 8, 2019. AIHP will provide the four awardees, Richard […]

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Pharmacy in History vol. 61, no. 1 & 2 Published

AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of Pharmacy in History volume 61, numbers 1 & 2 (2019), a special issue in honor of recently retired AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby. This edition marks the first issue edited by new AIHP Historical Director and Pharmacy in History Editor in Chief Lucas Richert. Welcome aboard, Luc! […]

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AIHP Funding for PhDs & ECRs to Attend History of Pharmacy Conference

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) is pleased to announce that it will provide funding for a limited number of North American PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who wish to attend the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy. Requests for funding are now being accepted. The International Congress […]

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Dr. Richert Publishes New Book

AIHP Historical Director, Dr. Lucas Richert, recently published a book about the history of pharmaceuticals and illicit substances, Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs. The book was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in February 2019. Strange Trips examines the myths, meanings, and boundaries of recreational drugs, palliative care drugs, and pharmaceuticals as […]

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Follow AIHP on Social Media

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is on Twitter and Facebook. The Institute uses its social media accounts, along with its website (https://aihp.org), to keep members, supporters, and followers up-to-date with information about AIHP activities, news, and events (including planning for the upcoming 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy).  AIHP’s social media accounts […]

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Memorial Service for Richard Bogard (1926-2018)

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Peoria, Illinois, friends and family of Richard H. Bogard will gather in celebration of his life. Dick was a dedicated member of the AIHP, joining in 1954. Born into a pharmacy family, he brought generosity and the insights of a practicing community pharmacist to AIHP annual meetings for decades. […]

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 Sonnedecker Prize

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 1, 2019. The 2019 Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded to the author(s) of the best scholarly article published during the 2018 calendar year on […]

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Mickey Smith Contributes $10,000 to the Gregory J. Higby Fund

Longtime AIHP member Mickey Smith, PhD, RPh, has contributed $10,000 to support the recently created Gregory J. Higby Fund. AIHP’s Board created the Fund to mark the retirement of Gregory Higby after serving as the Institute’s Executive Director for more than 30 years. AIHP Board President William Zellmer thanked Dr. Smith for his extraordinary gift, […]

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AIHP Awards 2019 PhD Thesis Support Grant

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has awarded a 2019 AIHP PhD Thesis Support Grant in the amount of $2,000 to Naomi Rendina, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. The grant will support Ms. Rendina’s research regarding the development of […]

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Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 4 Published

AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 60, number 4 (2018). This edition marks the final issue edited by recently retired Editor Greg Higby, who edited 111 issues of Pharmacy in History between 1987 and 2018. Thanks for all the hard work, Greg! The lead articles […]

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2018 Sonnedecker Prize Awarded

The Awards Committee of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy has awarded the 2018 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize to Gregory Bond, PhD, for his article, “‘Yet in All This Library There is Scarcely a Reference to the Negro in Pharmacy’: The University of Wisconsin’s Leo Butts, Pioneering Historian of African-American Pharmacists.” Leo Vinton […]

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Registration now open for International Congress!

AIHP is pleased to announce that registration for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is now open. People planning to attend the Congress can register online at the official website for the Congress. The cost for full registration for the four-day conference (September 5-8, 2019) is $455 through May 14, 2019. That […]

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Historical Director’s Thoughts

Since I assumed the role of AIHP’s Historical Director and Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History in early 2019, I have gained tremendous respect for the work that Greg Higby, Greg Bond, and Beth Fisher have effectively handled year in and year out. Along with Dennis Birke, the new Executive Director of AIHP, the team and […]

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AIHP Welcomes New Director Melissa Corrigan

AIHP is pleased to announce that Melissa Murer Corrigan, FAPHA, FASHP, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Melissa has served in senior leadership positions in a variety of settings. From 1994 to 2011, she served as the founding Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, where she […]

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AIHP Issues Call for Nominations for 2019 Urdang Medal and Kremers Award

AIHP is now accepting nominations for the Urdang Medal and the Kremers Award, two of the most prestigious awards for scholarly work in the history of pharmacy. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2019. The George Urdang Medal is awarded for an original and scholarly publication, or series of publications, pertaining primarily […]

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AIHP Presents Fischelis Award to University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

AIHP’s Board of Directors recently voted to give the Robert P. Fischelis Award to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy for its decades of support for the Institute and its contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. AIHP Executive Director Gregory Higby presented the award to Steven M. Swanson, PhD, Dean of […]

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Greg Higby Honored at Retirement Party

AIHP’s longtime Executive Director Greg Higby was honored at a retirement party on December 11, 2018. The party was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, where Dr. Higby is an Adjunct Professor. The party, organized by AIHP’s staff, was attended by Steven Swanson, PhD, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, and […]

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Greg Higby Retirement Interview

The Institute is pleased to share the video of AIHP President William A. Zellmer interviewing AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby that was featured at AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting Webinar on November 15, 2018. There is a short (12:13) and a long (34:08) version of the interview. Short version of Higby Retirement Video (12:13) Zellmer and […]

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David Herzberg Lecture on Opioid Crisis

AIHP is pleased to share Professor David Herzberg’s lecture, “The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective: What we can learn from a century of addiction to pharmaceuticals,” about the historical roots of the current opioid crisis. Herzberg is an Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo and a Member of the AIHP Board of […]

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2018 AIHP Business Meeting: Information, Agenda, & Reports

AIHP’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, starting at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time). For the first time, the meeting will be telecast on the Internet, allowing members to both see and hear the presentations. To join the meeting, please CLICK HERE. (Note: This link will not work until the day […]

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Pharmacy in History Seeks Book Review Co-Editors

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) seeks one or two new book review co-editors to join the editorial team for the publication Pharmacy in History. Published on a quarterly basis, Pharmacy in History is the oldest journal of its kind in North America, and it is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2019. […]

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Proposed Slate of Nominees for 2019 AIHP Election

AIHP’s Nominations Committee has released a slate of proposed officers and directors to stand for election to the Board of Directors in 2019. AIHP’s bylaws provide that additional nominations may be made at the Annual Business Meeting, to be held November 15, 2019, by any individual member in attendance if seconded by two additional members. […]

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AIHP Welcomes Board of Pharmacy Specialties as New National Pharmacy Association Sponsor

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is the newest member of the Institute’s National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program. BPS has chosen to support the Institute at the Contributor level with a $2,500 annual contribution. The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is the leading […]

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Professor Lucas Richert to Become AIHP Historical Director

AIHP is pleased to announce that Professor Lucas Richert, the incoming George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, will serve as the Institute’s Historical Director, effective January 1, 2019. In that role, Professor Richert will assume the responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s historical programming, serving as […]

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Longtime AIHP Member William Helfand Dies

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is saddened to learn about the recent death of longtime AIHP member and past President William H. Helfand. An avid collector of and an internationally recognized authority about the history of medical ephemera, Helfand first joined the Institute in 1953 and was a frequent attendee and contributor […]

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AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby to Retire

Dr. Gregory Higby, the longtime Executive Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, will be retiring as of December 31, 2018. Dr. Higby has served as AIHP’s Executive Director since 1986 and has been a valued employee of the Institute since 1981. His many professional and scholarly accomplishments are too numerous to […]

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AIHP Historical Studies Committee Publishes Article in AJPE

The AIHP Historical Studies Committee has had an article accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Members of the Committee—Gregory J. Higby (AIHP), David M. Baker (Western New England University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences), John L. Colaizzi (Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy), Robert A. […]

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2018 AIHP Business Meeting Will Feature History of Opioid Crisis Lecture by David Herzberg

Mark your calendars for the annual AIHP Business Meeting webinar scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM CST. The meeting webinar will feature a special live lecture by AIHP Board Member David Herzberg, a Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), entitled “The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective: What We Can […]

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Call for Abstracts—44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

The Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is soliciting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations for the Congress to be held 5‑8 September 2019 in Washington, DC. Attendees are invited to submit abstracts on topics pertaining to “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines,” including the training, practice and regulation […]

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AIHP Attends History of Pharmacy Book Release & Artifact Exhibit in Beloit

Earlier this month, AIHP staff members attended the release party for a new book about the history of independent pharmacies in Beloit, Soda Fountains to Robots: The 100-Year History of Grand Avenue Pharmacy and the Era of Independent Pharmacies in Beloit, Wisconsin. Although the book details the history of local drugstores in the area, it […]

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