Making Medicines: A Brief History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals

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Pharmaceutical Press, 2005 - Medical - 318 pages
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Making Medicines is a concise, chronological discussion of the history of therapeutics and pharmacy from the Egyptians through to the present day. It focuses on the discovery and uses of medicines to treat illness through the ages, and the evolving role of the pharmacist. Each chapter is contributed by an expert in the period or field, and illustrates how wider social, political and economic developments have influenced drug development and shaped pharmacy practice. The book has two color-plate sections illustrating how pharmacy has developed over the centuries. Numerous photographs are also included in the text. Written by an expert in the field, this book will appeal to pharmacists and pharmacy students, as well as to other healthcare practitioners and medical historians.
 

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Contents

The development of pharmacy
19
Pharmacy in the medieval world 1100 to 1617
37
Changing medical ideas
51
4
57
The Society of Apothecaries after 1617
63
Divergence of apothecaries chemists and druggists 1815 to 1841
70
Pharmacy in the modern world 1841 to 1986 AD
77
The Poisons and Pharmacy Act 1908
83
The development of the pharmaceutical industry
155
The products of pharmacy
175
a brief history of drug
177
Drug discovery from 1914 to 1939 from Salvarsan to
183
Drug discovery from 1945 to 1995 from cortisone to gene therapy
190
Beyond the 20th century
197
a brief history of dosage
203
Dispensed medicines
237

The scheme in practice
89
The practice of pharmacy
95
The development of community pharmacy
115
Opposition to the multiples
122
Mergers of multiples
128
The development of pharmacy in hospitals
135
Adverse reactions to drugs
251
The apothecarys return? A brief look at pharmacys future
283
Glimpses of the future
289
Choosing the future
296
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Stuart Anderson is executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy, a research group in Arlington, VA.

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