Lecture: The Alexandria Stablers — Tomorrow, July 20 | News Release | City of Alexandria

Screen Shot 2017-07-19 at 3.56.59 PMThe Life and Times of Conscientious Professionals: The Alexandria Stablers

Historical Pharmacy Lecture by Dennis Worthen, PhD.


On Thursday, July 20, noted pharmacy historian Dennis Worthen, PhD. will lecture on Alexandria’s historic apothecary and its role in the broad environment of medicine and pharmacy, including commentary on the role of Quakers in education and the sciences.  He will explore the 1800-1900 period including the period when Richard Hartshorn Stabler was president of the American Pharmaceutical Association (now the American Pharmacists Association).  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and lecture begins at 7 p.m. with a reception to follow at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street.  Parking is available on-site with additional nearby garages and street parking.  This event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Worthen has authored over 100 papers and is a frequent presenter at colleges and professional meetings.  He is the author and/or editor of a number of books on the history of pharmacy including Heroes of Pharmacy: Professional Leadership in Times of ChangePharmacy in World War IIThe Millis Study Commission on Pharmacy:  A Road Map to a Profession’s Future; and Pharmaceutical Education in the Queen City: 150 Years of Service 1850-2000 with Michael Flannery.  He and Robert Elenbaas authored Clinical Pharmacy in the United States: Transformation of a Profession.  Dr. Worthen was an editor of Reflections on Pharmacy by the Remington Medalists 1919-2003 and was the editor-in-chief of the Dictionary of Pharmacy.


In 1998, Dr. Worthen received the Linwood F. Tice Friend of the American Pharmacists Association/Academy of Student Pharmacists Award and the Phi Lambda Sigma National Leadership Award.  In 2006 he was elected to the International Academy of the History of Pharmacy.  He is the recipient of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy 2010 Kremers Award for outstanding writing of pharmaco-history by an American author for Pharmacy in World War II.  The American Pharmacists Association honored Dr. Worthen by selecting him as the 2010-2011 Honorary President.  In 2015 The Foundation of the American Pharmacists Association bestowed the Jacob W. Miller Award for his sustained commitment to the mission of the Foundation.


The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, a family-run business in Old Town Alexandria 1972 until 1933, is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and equipment, many still in their original location. For more information about the Museum, visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or call 703.746.3852.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Lauren.Gleason@alexandriava.gov orcall 703.746.3852, Virginia Relay 711.

image from Alexandria.gov



Leave a Reply