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MUSC Pharmacy Museum Exhibit

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The MUSC College of Pharmacy has partnered with the MUSC Waring Historical Library to relocate the exhibits of the MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Museum as part of the college’s move from the Michael P. Araneo Building at 280 Calhoun Street to the new pharmacy facility on the MUSC Horseshoe.

In the new pharmacy facility, a large space has been reserved for a rotating pharmacy exhibit that will be curated by Brian Fors, Waring Historical Library curator since 2019. The exhibit will be centrally located in the lobby of the new building and be free and open to the public.

The exhibit will display a rotating selection of interesting artifacts culled from the museum’s collection that included a turn of the century workstation and prescriptions, photographs, early reference texts, pill machines, suppository molds, mortars, pestles made of iron, wood, ceramics, and glass, and a variety of antique balances.

Brooke Fox, university archivist and associate professor, has overseen the cataloging and packaging process of the museum’s materials in the Araneo Building. Many of the museum’s relics will be housed in the Waring Historical Library and/or added to its digital archives.

Contact information:

Brian Fors
Curator, MUSC Waring Historical Library 

Professor emeritus Ronald Nickel gives a talk on suppository making, poison bottles, and mercury in a Waring Historical Library feature video.

Ron Nickel in Waring video about pharmacy museum