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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 8 July 2024
Online talk: History of medicinal plants in the Qur'an & other religious text
Monday 25 November 2024
Online talk: A Narrative of Reiteration and Repetition: Medicinal Plants, Nationhood, and the Postwar Philippines