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Unformatted text preview: Sept 2: Why learn about the history of Pharmacy and Medicine? Course learning objectives Bibliographic Reference base for the course • Classic textbook in the History of Pharmacy o Kremers & Urdang’s History of Pharmacy – emphasizes American pharmacy • Why are texts in “the history of medicine” listed in the course bibliography? o Medicine & Pharmacy closely intertwined throughout history; love/hate relationship o Up until Middle Ages, were not separate fields • Would The Development of American Pharmacology not be an appropriate textbook for this course? o Pharmacology was founded later than field of pharmacy by John Jacob Abel o Is different from pharmacy b/c pharmacology is basic biomedical science that studies the mechanism of action of drugs o Pharmacology + Patient Care = Clinical Pharmacology = Pharmacotherapeutics • Why is there a book on William Procter, Jr.? o He is the father of American pharmacy; pharmacist in Philadelphia area during mid/late 19 th C • Why are books on PC listed in the course bibliography? On ethics? o Has chapter on history of pharmacy, useful references; emphasizes American pharmacy • The title “Medicine Ave.” is a clever allusion to or comparison with Madison Ave. (assoc. with industry of advertisement); drug advertisement in US (i.e. Vioxx – heart attacks, lots of DTC ads) • What is the AIHP? o Pharmacy in History journal – American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Perspectives from which we approach the study of the History of Pharmacy • Pharmacy as a health profession o 3 rd largest health profession (after Nursing & Physicians) o Responsible for all related to drug therapy (pharmacotherapy) • External Influences on Pharmacy o Economics o Politics/Political Influences o Scientific Development o Technology o Religious & Cultural Influences o Demographic Changes • Interprofessional relationships o New Medicare law allows reimbursement for MTM for pharmacies only (turf battles) • Pharmacoepidemiology o How drug therapy influences the public health in large population o Life expectancy in 1900 was 40s, today in 70s – drug therapy helped the change (MPH – Master of Public Health) To study the history of the profession of pharmacy, one can study it from the perspective of its six component parts, which are 1. Disciplines (area of study & research) • Natural sciences – physics, chemistry, biology, applied biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical and social sciences • Also based on social disciplines (management, etc.) 2. Academic requirements • In 1900, no college degree needed for pharmacy • Today, at least 6 years of college; possibly more in future 3. Professional literature • Books and publications that relate to pharmacy 1 4. Professional Organizations/Societies that make up pharmacy • Push for advancement of the profession 5. Legal & ethical components • How did laws and ethics come about in pharmacy 6. Economic & business aspects • Evolution of managed care...
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- Fall '05
- The Odyssey, western medicine, In-Class written assignment