Iowa Pharmacy, 1880-1905: An Experiment in Professionalism

By: Lee Anderson (1947-2016)

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FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. ix, 178 pp. Illustrated throughout, appendix with "Iowa Pharmacy Law, 1880," bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Orange cloth, silver-stamped spine, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. Focusing on pioneer pharmacists, Anderson traces the trans-formation from secret patent medicines known only to herbalists, hydropaths, eclectics, Thomsonians, and homeopaths to a medical regime in which qualified physicians controlled drug distribution. This book was of interest to the collector who brought these Iowa books together, because his family made a fortune on patent medicines. The family built a large house that is now a museum. The family is in possession of correspondence from one of the ancestors who served as a traveling salesman for the firm. In 1906 he was in Washington, DC when the Pure Food and Drug Act was being debated, and wrote home that the family business was about to be changed forever.

Title: Iowa Pharmacy, 1880-1905: An Experiment in Professionalism

Author Name: Lee Anderson (1947-2016)

Categories: Iowa,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Press: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: WY617-129a

Keywords: Lee Anderson, Iowa Pharmacy 1880-1905 An Experiment in Professionalism, Iowa History