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Posts Tagged: pharmacy

Pharmacy in World War II – The Military

Pharmacy at Percy Jones General Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan While researching the military medical system for my World War II novels, I read about physicians and nurses, dentists and veterinarians. But where were the pharmacists? In the civilian world, the physician prescribes medication, the pharmacist purchases, compounds, and dispenses, and the patient or nurse administers…. Read more »

Pharmacy in World War II – The Drug Store

In my novel, On Distant Shores, which officially releases August 1, 2013, the hero serves an Army pharmacist in World War II. As a pharmacist, I found much about my profession has changed, but some things have not—a personal concern for patients, the difficult balance between health care and business, and the struggle to gain respect… Read more »

Pharmacy in World War II – The Pharmacist

In my novel On Distant Shores, which officially releases August 1, 2013, the hero, Tech. Sgt. John “Hutch” Hutchinson, serves as an Army pharmacist in World War II. As a pharmacist, I found much about my profession has changed, but some things have not—the personal concern for patients, the difficult balance between health care and… Read more »

A Solemn Responsibility

When I became a pharmacist, I was struck by the realization that I held other people’s lives in my hands. If I enter the prescription into the computer for the wrong patient, select the wrong medication or strength from the shelf, fail to recognize a drug interaction, calculate the wrong dose, or commit any number… Read more »

Medications in World War II

Last week I was a guest blogger on Redwood’s Medical Edge, a wonderful blog on medical topics for writers, posting a three-part series on medications in World War II. In Part 1, I discussed general principles of medication use in the 1940s – generic/brand names, dosage forms, administration, and measurements – all very different than… Read more »

Pharmacy in World War II

As a pharmacist and a World War II buff, naturally I’m interested in how pharmacy was practiced during the war. Last week I was a guest blogger on Jordyn’s Medical Edge, a blog which provides medical facts for fiction writers, with a three-part series about pharmacy in World War II. The first post covered the… Read more »