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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
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 S. Water St., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Dedicated by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in Memory of John Augustus Sutter (here, next to this marker); The Heritage Center
Building where Pharmacopoeia was written image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
2. Building where Pharmacopoeia was written
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(here, next to this marker); Lititz Moravian Congregation (a few steps from this marker); Leichenkapellchen or Corpse House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pilgerhaus - 1754 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Linden Hall (about 300 feet away); On This Site in 1861 Julius Sturgis (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,841 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Jun. 28, 2022