The mission of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is to advance knowledge and understanding of the history of pharmacy and medicines. As an independent, member-supported 501(c)(3) organization, AIHP relies upon contributions from its members and supporters to fund its operations, including publication of a quarterly journal, Pharmacy in History, maintaining an archive of historical documents and artifacts, and supporting original historical research.
AIHP’s National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship Program is founded on the premise that the Institute’s work to preserve and disseminate the history of pharmacy benefits the entire profession. Through ongoing annual contributions, national pharmacy associations participating in the program demonstrate their tangible support for the shared goal of advancing and broadening knowledge of pharmacy’s history.
The NPAS Program also seeks to build mutually supportive relationships between AIHP and the major pharmacy associations in the United States, consistent with the Institute’s role of serving the profession as a whole. The annual contributions of sponsors provide AIHP with a stable base of financial support, enabling the Institute to work closely with those sponsors to preserve their history as the leaders of the pharmacy profession.
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy invites all pharmacy organizations to join our effort to preserve pharmacy’s heritage and to promote the historical and humanistic understanding of the pharmaceutical field by becoming a member of AIHP’s National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 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.
Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.Read More
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All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.
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):