Presented by the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the Go Big Read initiative
Dr. John Swann, a historian at the US Food and Drug Administration will be on UW-Madison’s campus later this week. While visiting, Dr. Swann will host a public talk titled, “From Daffy’s Elixir to Dinitrophenol: Medicines and their Early Regulation in America” and present a live lecture recapping his presentation at the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy’s Annual Business Meeting.
Dr. Swann’s public talk is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 1116 of Rennebohm Hall and is in association with the campus-wide Go Big Read of Poison Squad by Deborah Blum. Although covering “ethicals” and self-medication preps in the US from the eighteenth century through the 1930s, this talk will focus will on the federal role in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, up to early regulation (or the lack thereof) under the 1906 Food and Drugs Act.
AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Swann will provide a condensed presentation from his public talk, that investigates the history of pharmaceutical regulation in the United States during the the early twentieth century, to AIHP members.
Dr. John Swann has been the Historian at the US Food and Drug Administration since 1989. He earned his PhD in the History of Pharmacy and the History of Science in from the University of Wisconsin in 1985.Dr. Swann received AIHP’s Edward Kremers Award in 1989 for his book, Academic Scientists and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Cooperative Research in Twentieth-Century America. He is a member of the International Academy for the History of Pharmacy and is a past president of AIHP.
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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):
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.