Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 4 Published

Cover of Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 4 (2018)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 are “(Not) a Bromide Story: Myth-Busting Bromide of Potassium to Create a Case Study of Change and Continuity in Nineteenth-Century medicine” by Susan Lamb, which sets the record straight about the pharmaceutical, cultural, and social history of Bromide of Potassium, and “’Love Him and Let Him Go’: The American Colonization Society’s James Brown—Pioneering African-American Apothecary in the United States and Liberia, 1802-1853, Part II—Liberia” by Greg Bond, which explores the Liberian career of James Brown, one of the first formally trained African-American apothecaries.

Research Notes include the articles: “By Name Only: A Note on Substandard Drugs in Early Arabic Pharmacy” by Oliver Kahl and “A Short History of the Degree Programs at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy” by Daniel J. Flanagan.

The Bookshelf includes Robert W. Wilcox’s review of The Andean Wonder Drug: Cinchona Bark and Imperial Science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800 by Matthew James Crawford, Dale C. Smith’s review of Shooting Up: A Short History of Drugs and War by Lukas Kamienski, and Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein’s review of Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the Civil War by Margaret Humphreys.

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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):

May 28-31, 2024: Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy webinars.
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