“UW-Madison Pharmacy Archive Fills the Prescription For Curiosity”
From The Cap Times:
What do frogs riding bicycles, instructions for turning a diaper into a homemade gas mask, century-old opium, and decades-old laxatives have in common?
They are all items you can find in the collections at the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP), an archival library located in the basement of Rennebohm Hall, which houses the School of Pharmacy at UW-Madison.
The AIHP is a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of pharmacy’s place in history.
Hannah Rose Swan is the archivist for the collection, and is just a half year into a three-year, grant-funded role where she is working on curating, processing, digitizing, and promoting the items, while also creating both physical and online exhibitions. Her position is being funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
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