Pharmacy in History
While scholars perhaps will never agree on what makes our modern civilization different from those that preceded it, it is most certain that the rise of organic chemistry and the new synthetic world that was created by this discipline was integral to this transformation. Organic chemists, working within the theoretical framework of structural and physical concepts, have provided mankind with a dazzling array of products. These new substances and materials have formed the basis of chemical and pharmaceutical industries that not only improved the quality of life but also contributed to the unprecedented prosperity of our present-day world.
Copyright © 1987, American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
Heitmann, John Alfred, "Review: 'Essays on the History of Organic Chemistry in the United States, 1875-1955'" (1987). History Faculty Publications. 86.