AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of Pharmacy in History volume 61, numbers 1 & 2 (2019), a special issue in honor of recently retired AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby. This edition marks the first issue edited by new AIHP Historical Director and Pharmacy in History Editor in Chief Lucas Richert. Welcome aboard, Luc!
The lead articles include “Government as Apothecary: Civil War Pharmacy and the Common Good,” by Michael A. Flannery and “Erectogenic Drugs in Greek Medicine,” by Brent Arehart. The issue also features a reprint of one of Greg Higby’s most important articles, “Heroin and Medical Reasoning: The Power of Analogy” and a selected bibliography of his publications. In addition, to celebrate his many accomplishments, the editors solicited reminiscences of and tributes to Greg’s long career as an historian, editor, and scholar from fourteen of his colleagues and friends.
Book reviews in this issue include John Riddle’s review of Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine by Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev; and H. Hughes Evans’s review of Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America by Cynthia Connolly.
Pharmacy in History seeks articles on all aspects of the history of pharmacy, broadly defined. Please see the submission guidelines for Pharmacy in History.
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