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Lititz in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lititz Pharmacopoeia

 
 
The Lititz Pharmacopoeia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
1. The Lititz Pharmacopoeia Marker
Inscription. For the use of Medical Department of the "Army of the Federated States of America," was compiled by Physician-General William Brown in Lititz, and published in Philadelphia, in 1778. It was the first American Formulary and a pioneer effort at the standardization of drug formulas.
 
Erected 1976 by The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association.
 
Location. 40° 9.356′ N, 76° 18.165′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from E. Main Street 0.1 miles from S. Water St., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lititz PA 17543, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Brave Soldiers of the Continental Army (here, next to this marker); The Heritage Center (here, next to this marker); Lititz Moravian Congregation (a few steps from this marker); Linden Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On This Site in 1861 Julius Sturgis (about 400 feet away); John Augustus Sutter Memorial
Building where Pharmacopoeia was written image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
2. Building where Pharmacopoeia was written
(approx. mile away); Elmer Holmes Bobst (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lititz (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lititz.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,481 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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