Lucas Richert became the Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History in 2019. He also serves as AIHP’s Historical Director.
Lucas is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and the George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy. Lucas was awarded graduate degrees from the University of Edinburgh and University of London after beginning his academic studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining UW-Madison, he was a Lecturer and then a Chancellor’s Fellow in the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.
His research focuses on the history of substances and the pharmaceutical industry. He also examines the history of mental health. His first book, Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the FDA during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal (Lexington Books 2014), studied pharmaceutical regulation in the 1970s-1980s. It was awarded the 2015 Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize. His second book, Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Spring 2019), investigates the myths, meanings, and boundaries of recreational drugs, palliative care drugs and pharmaceuticals as well as struggles over product innovation, consumer protection, and freedom of choice in the medical market place.
Gregory Bond, PhD, has been the Senior Editor and Managing Editor of Pharmacy in History since 2017. Greg received his PhD in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently received his MLS with concentrations in Archives and in Digital Libraries from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals and edited collections and has also written articles for popular publications, including the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Wisconsin State Journal, and the History News Network.
His current research interests include the history of African-American pharmacists and the history of African-American pharmacy education. His recent publications, include:
His first monograph, Innovation in Byzantine Medicine: The Writings of John Zacharias Aktouarios (c. 1275-c. 1330) (Oxford University Press, 2020), highlights the late Byzantine innovative contributions to the fields of physiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics. His forthcoming Routledge monograph provides the editio princeps and an English translation of four significant, previously unpublished, medieval Greek recipe books dated to between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. He has also produced three edited volumes, including Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Galen, which constitutes the first reference work on this important but neglected subject.
Jai’s research focuses on the history of medicine and disability history, especially pertaining to disability technologies and hearing loss. Her first book, Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press, 2020) rethinks how therapeutic negotiation and the influence of pseudo-medicine shaped what it means to be a “normal” deaf citizen in American history. Jai is also co-editor of Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, Interventions, Legacies (forthcoming, Manchester University Press, 2020). She is currently working on a co-authored book with Dr. Coreen McGuire on the history of scientific research on deafness, nutrition deficiencies, and breathlessness, titled Instruments of Precision: Women Scientists and the Politics of Disability in Interwar Britain.
Amelie has taught courses relating to modern Europe and British History, including tutorials on the topics of “The authority of nature: race, heredity and crime, 1800-1940” as well as “Science and society in the nineteenth century” and “General history and philosophy of science/”.
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