History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Books for Review

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The editorial offices of History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals (HoPP) have received the following books for review, and the editors would like to hear from scholars interested in reviewing these titles.

HoPP is the scholarly journal of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Reviewers should consult the full review guidelines.

Please complete the History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Book Reviewer Form (Google Forms) to indicate your interest in reviewing a book listed below or to be added to HoPP’s list of reviewers.

Books Received and Available for Review in HoPP:

  • Anthony C. Courtwright, The British Pharmacopoeia, 1864 to 2014: Medicines, International Standards, and the State (Ashgate, 2015).
  • Guillaume Lachenal, The Lomidine Files: The Untold Story of a Medical Disaster in Colonial Africa (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).
  • Aro Velmet, Pasteur’s Empire: Bacteriology & Politics in France, Its Colonies, & the World (Oxford University Press, 2020).
  • James Tharin Bradford, Poppies, Politics, and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy (Cornell University Press, 2019).
  • Anthony Ryan Hatch, Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America (University of Minnesota Press, 2019).
  • Rebecca Lemon, Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).
  • Robert A. Voeks, The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative (University of Chicago Press, 2018).Robert Bennett, Pill: Object Lessons (Bloomsbury, 2019).
  • Carsten Timmermann, Moonshots at Cancer: The Roche Story (Editions Roche, 2020).
  • Nan Enstad, Cigarettes, Inc.: A Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism (University of Chicago Press, 2018).
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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.

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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): 

6-9 January 2022: American Historical Association 135th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

18-21 March 2022: American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas.

25-27 March 2022: Annual Meeting of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, Manchester, UK

15-17 June 2022: Bi-Annual Conference of the Alcohol and Drugs Society, Mexico City, Mexico (Postponed from 2021).

21-28 August 2022: 23rd International Congress of Historical Sciences, Poznan, Poland, Europe (Postponed from 2020 and 2021).

7-10 September 2022: 45th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Milan, Italy.

18-22 September 2022: 80th FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) World Congress, Seville, Spain. (Postponed from 2020 and 2021).

15-18 October 2022: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, San Francisco, California.


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