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British Society for the History of Pharmacy

Welcome to the BSHP website.

The British Society for the History of Pharmacy was formed in 1967 having originated from a committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

It seeks to act as a focus for the development of all areas of the history of pharmacy, from the works of the ancient apothecary to today's ever-changing role of the community, hospital, academic, wholesale or industrial pharmacist.

Upcoming Events:
Monday 24 May 2021
Online lecture: 'The contribution of the Cairo Genizah to the study of medieval Arabic medicine', Professor Efraim Lev
Monday 21 June 2021
Online lecture: 'How Empire Turned People into Patients: Big Pharma's Early Modern Roots', Dr Zachary Dorner