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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2000

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  • Alfred Barnes, Argyrol and art Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00
    Rating  Star Rating 4

    Arthur Williams relates the tale of how the successful exploitation of a single pharmaceutical product resulted in the assembly of one ofthe world’s finest art collections

  • America's first apothecary shop Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    Zo Gross, of The Pharmaceutical Journal, recently visited the home of America?s first pharmacistand apothecary shop, in New Orleans, United States

  • Arsenic and the Bradford poisonings of 1858 Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00
    Rating  Star Rating 5

    The author describes how inadequate poisons legislation led, via a market stall, to the tragic deaths of some 20 people in Bradford in the middle of the 19th century.The event contributed to part of the Pharmacy Act 1868, which recognised the chemist and druggist as the custodian of named poisons

  • Asepsis, clean air and plastics Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    In this article, the author looks back on early problemswith the sterilisation of plaster of Paris bandages

  • A biblical materia medica Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    In this article the author describes the documented use of plants in the Bible for medicinal and related purposes

  • That special Christmas rose Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 265 No 7128p930December 23/30, 2000 Christmas miscellany

  • Humphry Davy, a Penzance prodigy Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    Humphry Davy, well known as the inventor of the miners’ safety lamp,was also the discoverer of the anaesthetic effects of nitrous oxide. In this article,Peter Cooper, FRPharmS, presents a short account of his life

  • Freud, Sherlock Holmes and Coca Cola: the cocaine connection Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00
    Rating  Star Rating 4

    The two most significant figures in the cocaine story are world renowned, but not for their connection with cocaine. The individual responsible for the introduction of cocaine into medicine, albeit indirectly, went on to other and greater things, his life work fundamentally changing our views of ourselves and the world. The other did not even exist, although there are plenty of devotees who behave as if he did.

  • Jack-of-all-trades: memories of a pharmacist dispenser in the 1939-45 war Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    By Tom “Tug”Wilson (7523775, Staff-Sergeant, RAMC 1940-45) recalls his days as a pharmacist dispenser in the 1939-45 war

  • Looking for rain

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 265 No 7128p924-928December 23/30, 2000 Christmas miscellany

  • Martindale Christmas quiz

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 265 No 7128p935December 23/30, 2000 Christmas miscellany

  • Native North American medicines Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    by John R. Gwilt, PhD, and Peter R. Gwilt, PhD

  • Recording 20th century pharmacy Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society holds a substantial collection of archive sound andvideo recordings which is little known except to those involved in its creation. The author reviews the collection and looks to the future

  • The respirator Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    Respirators were used in Victorian times to protect people from tuberculosis and other lung infections. Peter Homan, FRPharmS, investigates

  • Henry Solomon Wellcome - pioneer and humanist Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The proposed merger between Glaxo Wellcome and Smithkline Beecham will create the world’s largest drugs group, which is to have its headquarters in New York. So it seems in some strange way as if the British pharmaceutical firm founded by Henry Wellcome will be going home

  • Little enthusiasm for asthma self-management

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    Health professionals and patients are unenthusiastic about asthma self-management plans, a pilot study has found. The study explored the views of patients, nurses and general practitioners about guided self-management plans for asthma.

  • Venlafaxine for hot flushes? Subscription

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 265 No 7128p907December 23/30, 2000 Clinical

  • Influenza vaccination target surpassed

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The minimum national target for influenza vaccination of patients aged 65 years or over has been surpassed just two months into the Government’s publicity campaign, the Department of Health says.

  • New screening tool for malnutrition

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    A new screening tool for malnutrition has been launched by the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) at its annual conference.

  • New data support use of biologicals in rheumatoid arthritis

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 265 No 7128p907December 23/30, 2000 Clinical

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