Pharmacy in History is a quarterly journal devoted to exploring the place of pharmacy in the history of civilization. Generally, each issue contains two peer-reviewed research papers; a notes and departments section comprised of short research communications, news of the field, and article abstracts; plus a book review section. The journal is indexed every three years. Research articles examine the history of the pharmacy profession, pharmacy’s place in society, drug discovery, the development of the pharmaceutical industry, the marketing of medicines, and the progress of the pharmaceutical sciences. All peer-reviewed articles are fully documented. Pharmacy in History also strives to include high-quality illustrations throughout each issue.
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 documentation and preservation of pharmacy’s heritage is the primary aim of the Institute. We do this by making available a wide variety of materials related to scholarly, professional, and popular history of pharmacy. The Institute sponsors symposia and workshops, often collaborating with sister societies, to foster research and publishing on history, ethics, policy, and other issues of importance to the humanistic understanding of the pharmaceutical field. Lastly, the AIHP serves as a research center maintaining the Kremers Pharmacy Archives at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and collaborating with nearby historical agencies such as the Wisconsin Historical Society.