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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, 4th February 2019
Lecture: 'An example of Tudor medicine: treatment of King Henry VIII's leg ulcers' - Professor Anne Charlton
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 March 2019
Annual Conference: Portsmouth
Monday 13th May 2019
Lecture: 'Pharmacopoeia Londinensis 1618 and its descendants' - Professor Clare Fowler
Monday, 14th October 2019
Lecture: 'Animal, Vegetable, Mineral and ?: Dr John Addenbrooke's Cabinet of Materia Medica' - Henrietta McBurney Ryan