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From Daffy's Elixer to Dinitrophenol: Medicines and their Early Regulation in America

Event Details

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
2-3 p.m.
Although covering “ethicals” and self-medication preps in the US from the 18th century through the 1930s, the focus of this talk will be on the federal role in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, up to early regulation (or the lack thereof) under the 1906 Food and Drugs Act.

John Swann has been the Historian at the US Food and Drug Administration since 1989.
He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in the History of Pharmacy and the History of Science in 1985.