Founders' Day

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Founders' Day at USciences recalls the University's establishment on Feb. 23, 1821. At that time, 68 prominent Philadelphia apothecaries met in Carpenter's Hall to establish the basis for the improved scientific standards we enjoy today and to train more competent apprentices and students. They pledged “to invite a spirit of pharmaceutical investigation" and to guard the public from "the introduction of spurious, adulterated, deteriorated, or otherwise mischievous articles."

A year later, they organized and incorporated the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) "the first college of pharmacy in North America" now a part of University of the Sciences. The group ushered in a new era of the practice of pharmacy "the identification, selection, compounding, and analysis of drugs" and laid the foundation for a legacy of future advances and discoveries.

To learn more about this year's honorees, please visit our website.

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