The United States "Pharmacopeia" 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

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The United States "Pharmacopeia" 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

Description

Set of three posters for pharmacy windows titled "The United States Pharmacopeia" printed in 1958. These "ethical displays" were designed and written by Frank Pinchak, a pharmacist from Paterson, New Jersey. Published by his company Professional Advancement Plan, Pinchak sold the posters to pharmacists around the country. He donated the posters to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy in 2013. The main poster reads: "The United States "Pharmacopeia": This "Bible" of the practice of pharmacy is officially recognized by Congress as establishing the strength, purity and quality of the medicinal products used by your pharmacist in compounding your prescription. First published in 1820 and - revised in subsequent editions." Side poster #1 reads: "Ebers Papyrus: This manuscript discovered in Egypt dates from 1600 B.C. and describes medicines and how to compound them. Some of the drugs listed are in common use today! Early pharmacopoeas: Valerius Cordus 1542, Augsburg (6th ed.) 1613, London 1618, Paris 1639, German 1872." Side poster #2 reads: "Plant drugs and chemicals are described as to their physical characteristics. The book also outlines for your pharmacist: Purity and identity tests, formulas, assays, doses."

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Poster Copyright undetermined. For more information or for high-quality reproductions, please contact AIHP: aihp@aihp.org.
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Image copyright Brian Silverstein, 2008.
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eng

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fpp-21-usp-4

Temporal Coverage

Original Format

Citation

Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “The United States "Pharmacopeia" 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed August 13, 2022, https://aihp.omeka.net/items/show/252.