Digitized AIHP Publications

The following publications by The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy have been digitized and are freely available for use by researchers. AIHP continues to hold the copyright for these publications and makes them available under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License.


AIHP Books

The History of Pharmacy: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Gregory J. Higby and Elaine C. Stroud, editors, Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1366 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995)

A Guide to Pharmacy Museums and Historical Collections in the United States and Canada, George Griffenhagen, Ernst W. Steib, Beth D. Fisher, (Madison, WI: AIHP, 1999).

Historical Hobbies for the Pharmacist, Gregory J. Higby and Elaine C. Stroud, editors (Madison: AIHP, 1994).


Apothecary’s Cabinet
From 2000 to 2006, AIHP published Apothecary’s Cabinet, which featured shorter articles on pharmaco-historical topics for students and other non-specialists. Apothecary’s Cabinet contains introductory and explanatory articles by some of the leading historians of American pharmacy, including David Cowen, William Helfand, and many others.

The complete run of Apothecary’s Cabinet has been digitized.


Teaching the History and Social Aspects of Pharmacy Newsletter cover
Teaching the History and Social Aspects of Pharmacy newsletter
From 2001 to 2007, AIHP published the Teaching the History and Social Aspects of Pharmacy newsletter. The newsletter was delivered electronically and contained short articles of interest, as well as tips for incorporating historical and other humanistic material into pharmacy Education.

The complete run of Teaching the History and Social Aspects of Pharmacy newsletter has been digitized.


Pharmacy in History

All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR. Many libraries provide access to JSTOR; or readers can purchase individual articles from JSTOR.

All AIHP Individual members who provide us with their email address will receive complimentary access to the Pharmacy in History JSTOR archive.

For Libraries, the historical archive of Pharmacy in History (with a three-year embargo) is available through JSTOR’s Arts and Sciences X Collection. Recent issues of Pharmacy in History (within the last three years) are available through JSTOR’s current scholarship program. Institutional subscribers must contact AIHP directly to arrange for access to recent issues of Pharmacy in History at JSTOR.

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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.


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Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.

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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): 


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