Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy - Mission

The Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy is an integral part of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, originally the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America. The Center’s mission is to serve as an educational, cultural, and research resource for the University, pharmacy professionals, historians, and the general public through its collections of artifacts, objects, and records representative of all aspects of pharmacy, including the pharmacy college’s history. Through changing exhibitions, tours, and programs, the Center aims to deepen appreciation of the past, present, and future significance of the pharmacy industry in the broader social context and in the development of American life, especially in the City of Philadelphia and the region.

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