Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows


Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows


Set of three posters for pharmacy windows titled "Your Pharmacist" printed in 1957. 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: "Your Pharmacist. Knowledge. Here are but a few of the many specialized subjects used in pharmacy practice. Modern Chemistry, Botany - The study of plants, Toxicology - The science which deals of poisons, their effects and antidotes, Therapeutics - the science of the application of remedies for diseases. This knowledge plays the most important role in the compounding of your prescription. Materia Medica - The study of all substances used in medicine. Metrology - The science of weights and measures. Pharmacognosy - The science dealing with the characteristics of drugs. Pharmaceutics - The science of preparing, using, or dispensing medicines. Pharmaceutical Law - The legal accounting of narcotics and pharmacy code. Pharmacology - the science of drugs, with relation to their therapeutic value." Side poster #1 reads: "After graduation from pharmacy college your pharmacist must pass a rigid examination by your state pharmacy board before he is authorized to practice. His license must be renewed each year." Side poster #2 reads: "Pharmacy education is a continuous study of new drugs and medicines."




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Image copyright Brian Silverstein, 2008.






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Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed April 23, 2024,