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535-0015-00L  History of Pharmacy

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersM. Fankhauser
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe students will receive the basic knowledge of the history of pharmacy. This knowledge will allow them to have a detailled approach to the actual pharmacy and the development of the materia medica.
ObjectiveThe students will receive the basic knowledge of the history of pharmacy. This knowledge will allow them to have a detailled approach to the actual pharmacy and the development of the materia medica.
ContentIn the first part of the lecture we will talk about the position of the pharmacist in the past and in society. We go through the milestones of the social and legal development of pharmacy. The second part will deal with the history of pharmacology with development of therapeuctical theories and the evolution of the used remedies. It also includes their sometimes mystical and symbolical dimension.
LiteratureWird in der ersten Veranstaltung mitgeteilt.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: Keine. Interesse für die Rolle der Pharmazie und der Medikamente in der Vergangenheit von Vorteil.