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We hope that all AIHP members enjoyed receiving the 2014 pharmaco-historical calendar featuring photographs from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, celebrating 100 years.

Pinchak's posters for drugstore front windows In 1954, pharmacist Frank Pinchak of Paterson, New Jersey, developed a series of 34 public relations displays for drugstore front windows.  As new laws and regulations of the mid-1950s restricted the professional scope of community pharmacy practice to routine prescription filling, public relations campaigns like Pinchak's stressed the role of pharmacists for properly dispensing powerful new drugs.

Save your place in the history of pharmacy.  Fill out a biographical questionnaire that will be preserved in the AIHP Kremers Reference Files.

Books are Great Gifts! Think about sending books or calendars to your favorite pharmacist or collector.  Some suggestions to consider:

  • History of Drug Containers and Their Labels (which can be purchased by mail from AIHP or online from
  • Drugstore Memories (also available from
  • The Inside Story of Medicines (also available for online purchase from
  • 2012 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar (only available from AIHP)
  • **All these publications are also available from AIHP directly by sending the filled-out order form.

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is a non-profit national organization devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of the place of pharmacy in history. The mission of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is to contribute to the understanding of the development of civilization by fostering the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge concerning the history and related humanistic aspects of the pharmaceutical field.

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