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  • 1. Chapter 1Pharmacy History From the beginning to the future

2. Eras

  • Ancient Era Beginning of time to 1600 AD
  • Empiric Era 1600 to 1940
  • Industrialization Era 1940 to 1970
  • Patient Care Era 1970 to present
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering

3. Ancient Era

  • From the beginning of time to 1600 AD
  • Early man used materials in his surroundings, Leaves, mud and cool water were used to stop bleeding and heal wounds.
  • Dry clay was used to splint
  • broken bones.
  • They copied animal behavior .

4. Documentation

  • At some point man began to document healing practices on clay tablets2600 B.C.
  • One of the earliest known records written around 1500 B.C. was the Ebers Papyrus named by George Ebers.

5. Ebers Papyrus Contains formulas for more than 800 ancient remedies.

  • Belly
    • "For the evacuation of the belly: Cow's milk 1; grains 1; honey 1; mash, sift, cook; take in four portions."
  • Bowels
    • "To remedy the bowels:Melilot , 1; dates, 1; cook in oil; anoint sick part."
  • Cancer
    • Recounting a " tumoragainst the god Xenus", it recommends "do thou nothing there against".
  • Clothing
    • Clothing may be protected from mice and rats by applying cat's fat.
  • Death
    • Half an onion and the froth of beer was considered "a delightful remedy against death."

6. Greeks

  • Around 600 B.C. the Greeks integrated science into mythological thinking.
  • The began thinking logically about disease rather than believing spiritual explanations.
  • The Romans conquered the Greeks and the medical and pharmaceutical cultures merged, it is known as the Greco-Roman era.

7. Greek Figures

  • Hippocrates The father if Medicine was a philosopher, Physician and Pharmacist.
  • He liberated medicine from the mythical Bad Spirits
  • He also wrote the Oath of Hypocrites

8. Early copy of the Hippocratic Oath 9. Theophrastus

  • Known as the Father of Botany

He studied the adverse affects of plants 10. Paracelsus 11. Paracelsus

  • Theophrastus Phillippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim
  • Swiss born physician who believed in chemical treatment of disease rather than botanical.

12. Roman pharmacy titles

  • Pharmacopeia: Maker of remedies
  • Pharmacotritae: Drug Grinders
  • Unguentarii: Makers of ointments
  • Pigmentarii: Maker of cosmetics
  • Pharmacopolae: Seller of drugs
  • Aromatarii: Dealers of spices
  • Pharmacist of today had not yet evolved

13. The Arabian Influence

  • Major advances in this era
  • Formularies: The continuation of documentation of drug information.
  • They also had different drug forms which are now used: Syrups, Conserves, Confections and juleps.
  • The first Pharmacy shop in the world was in Baghdad about 792 A.D.

14. The Renaissance 1350- 1650 A.D. (End of the ancient era)

  • Pharmacy became separated from medicine.
  • Pharmacy Regulation began.
  • University education for pharmacists was now required.
  • More and new drugs were imported from the orient.
  • New chemicals were introduced.

15. Renaissance (Ancient Era)

  • Guilds we formed for the profession of Pharmacy.
  • Physicians did not take pharmacists seriously.
  • In small towns they were put in the same guild as spicers.

16. Renaissance Summary

  • Pharmacy became separated from Physicians
  • Achieved professional Status
  • Extensive pharmaceutical literature was created
  • University education requirements
  • New chemicals were introduced

17. Important people of the Ancient Era

  • Hippocrates: The father of medicine wrote the Oath of Hippocrates Hippocratic Oath physicians still take today.
  • Theophrastus: Father of botany Experimented with many types of plants as medications.
  • Paracelsus Believed in chemical made medications and discounted herbal and botanical medications.

18. The Empiric era 1600-1940

  • Pharmacopeias were used to protect public health. (Table 1-1 pg 5)
  • Roots, Bark, Herbs Flowers etc. were used and controlled by the government.
  • They questioned the toxicological affects on the human body.
  • Created interest in testing of drugs and how they affected the body.

19. Empiric Era Cont.

  • In 1751 Benjamin Franklin started the first hospital
  • In Pennsylvania, PA. It was moved but still stands today.

20. Empiric Era Cont.

  • The first hospital pharmacist to work in that hospital was Jonathan Roberts.


  • William Proctor
  • The father of American Pharmacy
  • Spent most of his life to the advancement of pharmacy.
  • He owned an apothecary shop, teacher, editor and a scientist.

22. New drugs and chemicals

  • Science grew in the 17 thand 18 thcenturies Many new drugs and chemicals were identified.
  • Nitrogen, Chlorine, Zinc, Oxygen, Atropine, Quinine, Caffeine, Morphine, Codeine, Penicillin, Testosterone, PhenobarbitalNiacin.

23. Industrialization Era

  • Civil War
  • World War I

24. Industrial Era

  • More people needed drugs for injuries and illnesses from the wars, so mass production of medications were made through
  • industrial machines .

25. Industrial Era

  • Scientific research wasalso growing in the industrial era. Investigations into medicines and their effects were studied.
  • Due to all the research many new drugs and uses of old drugs were being used which caused more reactions and interactions with medications. Which is why the patient care era is called that.

26. Patient Care Era

  • New problems Complications like allergic reactions, multiple drug interactions with other drugs and food.
  • Increased the therapeutic duties of patient care in the pharmacies and hospitals.

27. Biotechnology EraNow to the future


28. Biotechnology Era

  • Gene therapy is being conducted. Some diseases are linked to genetic defects. Modifying the genetic makeup of people may prevent or cure diseases.
  • Reincomant DNA technology:Recombinant DNAis a form of syntheticDNAthat is engineered through the combination or insertion of one or more DNA strands, thereby combiningDNA sequencesthat would not normally occur together. Genetic modification.