Each year AIHP awards Certificates of Commendation to recognize individuals or organizations whose work or actions have contributed to or promoted the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. The Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Certificates of Commendation. Nominations will be accepted through August 1, 2021. The nomination form is available on AIHP’s website.
AIHP awards Certificates of Commendation to recognize activities or historical endeavors by individuals or organizations that (i) advance knowledge or understanding of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals; or (ii) utilize the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals to entertain, inform, or educate or to address or advance understanding of contemporary issues.
Certificates of Commendation are not intended to recognize individuals for academic achievements or for peer-reviewed publications.
AIHP has awarded Certificates of Commendation to recognize a wide range of activities and projects. In 2020, for example, certificate recipients included:
In 2019, AIHP member Alvin J. Schalow of Virginia received a Certificate of Commendation for his creation of “‘Doc’ Schalow’s Medicine Wagon Show;” which uses theatrics and humor to explain the evolution of safe and effective medicine, and for his role in creating a video series that traced the history and development of pharmacy and the pharmacy profession.
Further information about AIHP’s Certificates of Commendation is available on the Institute’s website.
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
Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.
Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.Read More
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.