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Before surgical dressings of gauze and cotton were introduced, what was commonly used to cover wounds in American hospitals?

Pressed sawdust

Pharmacist John Stith Pemberton developed a syrup that led to what popular beverage originating in Atlanta?

 Coca-Cola

Why Did American Drugstores Have Soda Fountains?

The drugstore soda fountain was an outcome of the pharmacist's knowledge of flavors and carbonated water. The pharmacist Elias Durand operated a soda fountain in his Philadelphia shop as early as 1825. American soft drinks, the colas in particular, had their beginnings in the drugstore. The soda fountain was not to disappear from drugstores until the mid-twentieth century, when it gave way to more profitable alternative uses for the space.

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Known today as Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences, Joseph P. Remington first published Practice of Pharmacy in what year?

 1885

Charles Walgreen opened the first store in his chain of drug stores in this year.

 1901

In 1892, this Midwestern university established a four-year program for pharmacists.

The University of Wisconsin

Which state was the first to found its own state association for pharmacy?

Maine, which founded the Maine Pharmaceutical Association in 1867

In what year was the US Pharmacopoeia (official listing of drugs and standards) published?

1820 

In 1870, there were just 34 of this group of people listed in the U.S. Census as "traders and dealers in drugs and medicines."

Women

This man authored the first fully American textbook of pharmacy in 1855, and also helped found the APhA in 1852.

Edward Parrish. 

The last of the nine goals of the American Pharmaceutical Association when it first met in 1852 was to encourage what?

Presentation of original papers on pharmacy and science.

One of the goals of the American Pharmaceutical Association when it first met in 1852 was to separate pharmacy from what?

The practice of medicine.

One of the goals of the American Pharmaceutical Association when it first met in 1852 was to curb what?

Indiscriminate sale of poisons.

One of the goals of the American Pharmaceutical Association when it first met in 1852 was to investigate what?

Secret medicines and frauds.

One of the goals of the American Pharmaceutical Association when it first met in 1852 was to improve what?

Selection and training of pharmacy apprentices.

One of the goals of the American Pharmaceutical Association when it first met in 1852 was to support these.

Schools of pharmacy. 

This skill used to be important for pharmacists before the advent of modern packaging.

Tying knots.

Pharmacists used to need to know a number of knots, to tie down caps, tops and corks to the bottles and vials containing their medicine.

Virginian pharmacist Eugene V. White created this tool, which is still used for people with pharmaceutical needs.

 The patient profile card.

The development of improved medicines and creation of vaccines in the 1950s helped legitimize the public's trust in pharmacists and their drugs. Who developed the polio vaccine?

 Jonas Salk

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