Rare Cincinnati Pharmacy College Resources Now Available in UC’s Digital Resource Commons

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This photo serves as a link to the work in our UC Library Catalog.

We are excited to announce that excerpts from Pharmaceutical Education In the Queen City : 150 Years of Service, 1850-2000 by Michael A. Flannery and Dennis B. Worthen, originally published in 2001, documenting the students and graduates who attended the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, Queen City College of Pharmacy, and the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy from 1850 through 2000 are now available in the UC Digital Resource Commons (DRC). The DRC started as an initiative of the OhioLink consortium of libraries to create a digital repository service that would help streamline access to unique collections and facilitate scholarly communication.

 

Written to celebrate the college’s sesquicentennial anniversary in 2000, [Pharmaceutical Education In the Queen City : 150 Years of Service, 1850-2000] offers an exciting glimpse into the growth of formalized professional education over those years. The reader will be captivated by the book’s crisp description of individuals and events that helped define our profession’s proud heritage today.

– Thomas A. Gossel, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University

 

APPENDIX I
This image serves as a link to all of the tables from Pharmaceutical Education In the Queen City : 150 Years of Service, 1850-2000
that are now available in the UC DRC.

These tables have been reproduced with the consent of Dr. Worthen in the hopes that having them available in a digital format will help to better illuminate the history of pharmacy education in Cincinnati, beginning in 1850 with the opening of the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, the first institution of its kind west of the Alleghenies, through to the current UC College of Pharmacy that is thriving today.

Included in the collection are tables outlining the faculty and Undergraduate alumni of all three institutions from 1850 to 2000 and 1873 to 2000 respectively, Graduate alumni from the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and UC College of Pharmacy from 1950 to 2000, and Professional Doctorate (PharmD) alumni from the UC College of Pharmacy from 1970 to 2000.

Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
This photograph serves as a link to more photographs of the interior of the building
prior to demolition in 1974.

Dennis B. Worthen, PhD, is a recognized pharmacy historian with over 100 publications and numerous books to his credit on the subject. Worthen serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, where he teaches courses in the general history of pharmacy as well as the history of pharmacy during World War II. He also serves as a member of the Henry R. Winkler Center Advisory Board.  Spending over two decades with Procter & Gamble Health Care until his retirement as the director of pharmacy affairs, Dr. Worthen has also been associated with the Lloyd Library and Museum in Cincinnati, where he served as the Director for many years. In 2010 his work on the history of pharmacy in World War II was recognized by the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy with its Kremers Award for outstanding writing of pharmaco-history by an American author; that same year, Worthen was also named Honorary President by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). In 2015, the APhA Foundation honored Dr. Worthen with the 2015 Jacob W. Miller award, recognizing his leadership and commitment to student pharmacists; his level of dedication to both the history of pharmacy and to pharmacy education is certainly documented through this project and we are thankful for the opportunity to provide access to resources in this field to students and scholars alike.

Health Professions Building
Joseph F. Kowalewski Hall, the current College of Pharmacy.
This photograph serves as a link to the finding aid for the Winkler Center’s collection on the College of Pharmacy, which contains research materials collected by Dennis B. Worthen to write
Pharmaceutical Education In the Queen City : 150 Years of Service, 1850-2000.

For more information, to view a collection, or for a tour of the Winkler Center, please call 558-5120 or email chhp@uc.edu to schedule an appointment.