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An Amateur Historian Enlists WW II R.Ph.S

Magazine article Drug Topics

An Amateur Historian Enlists WW II R.Ph.S

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If you're a pharmacist who remembers the great quinine drive, rationing, the jitterbug, and Pearl Harbor, an amateur historian wants you to be part of a project to preserve the story of pharmacy-in and out of uniformduring World War II.

"Pharmacists in War Time: Memories of a Profession" is a volunteer project undertaken by Dennis Worthen, Ph.D. His aim is to systematically collect and save the memories of American R.Ph.s during the period from 1940 through 1945. As the 1996 recipient of the Fischelis Grant presented by the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP), he's scouring the country for R.Ph.s willing to reminisce about America in wartime. "This is a personal, hobby project for me," said Worthen, who is director of pharmacy affairs with Procter & Gamble. "There is no involvement by Procter. Nobody is going to be asked for money. This is not a scam. The materials will be given to AIHP so that others can use them as a research resource. …

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