Pharmacy in History vol. 62 no. 1 & 2 (2020)

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Pharmacy in History vol. 62, no. 1 & 2 (2020)


Editor’s Introduction: Envisioning the Future, by Lucas Richert

The Yew Tree and the Crab: A Case Study of Big Pharma, Small Pharma, and an Anti-Cancer Drug, by Jacalyn Duffin

“Who Takes the Blame?”: Retail Chemists, Doctors, and the Control of “Dangerous Drugs” in Inter-War Britain,  by Patricia Barton

Commentaries on the Future of the History of Pharmacy

Future of the History of Pharmacy and Pharmacy in History: A Response, by Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

Future of Pharmaceutical History: Some Remarks, by Axel Helmstädter


Drug Trajectories: Interviews with Researchers, by Rafaela Zorzanelli

Interview with Nancy Campbell, Rafaela Zorzanelli and Nancy Campbell


Psychedelic Revolutionaries: LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research, by Patrick Wayne Barber, Reviewer: Alexander Dawson

Drug War Pathologies: Embedded Corporatism and U.S. Drug Enforcement in the Americas, by Horace A. Bartilow, Reviewer: Matthew DeCloedt

OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose, by Nancy D. Campbell, Reviewer: Ulrich Koch

The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business, by David Courtwright, Reviewer: Matthew Smith

Clinical Pharmacy in the United States: Transformation of a Profession, by Robert M. Elenbaas, Dennis B. Worthen and C. Edwin Webb, Reviewer: Catherine A. Taglieri

Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America: 1890-1970, Gale scholarly database, Reviewer: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

It All Depends on the Dose: Poisons and Medicines in European History, edited by Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham, and Jon Arrizabalaga, Reviewer: Amélie Bonney

Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine, by Thomas Hager, Reviewer: Emily Dufton.

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness, by Anne Harrington, Reviewer: Ian Miller

Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic, by Mike Jay, Reviewer: Evan Bonney

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, by Richard A. McKay, Reviewer: Maeleigh Tidd

The Pharmacist, directed by Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst, Reviewer: Todd D. Sorensen

An Epic History of Pharmacy: Pharmacy in the Ancient World, by Luis Marcos Nogales, Reviewer: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

Containing Addiction: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America’s Global Drug War, by Matthew R. Pembleton, Reviewer: Claire D. Clark

The Collector’s Cabinet with Miniature Apothecary Shop, edited by Paul van Duin, editor, Reviewer: Gregory J. Higby

Visual Pharmacy, by Gregory J. Higby

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