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Our series of talks are hosted jointly with the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.
The talks are free to attend. To reserve a place and for more information e-mail the Museum team or call 020 7572 2210.
Monday 10 February 2014
Pioneers of Inhalation: a history of inhalers
The delivery of medication through inhalation can trace its roots back 2,000 or so years. During that time the diseases being treated have changed, our knowledge of physiology and pharmacy science has grown and the process for inventing and commercialising has become highly controlled. Along the way there have been accidental discoveries and tragic accidents. Many of the pioneers were themselves victims of tuberculosis or asthma, some were celebrated for their work and others were shunned.
The role of the pharmacist through this pioneering phase grew alongside the technologists trying to develop ever more ingenious devices with which to deliver the drugs. Their ingenuity was met with regulations seeking to control the risks to which patients could be exposed. Throughout this period the use of inhaler devices has been recognised as a challenge for patients and one that endures today, which itself is creating a bigger role for pharmacists in the future.
Speaker: Mark Sanders
Mark Sanders is Managing Director at Clement Clarke International, and an author and lecturer.
5.30pm illustrated lecture
Venue : Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN