John Uri Lloyd: The Great American Eclectic

  • Title: John Uri Lloyd: The Great American Eclectic
  • Author: Michael A. Flannery
  • ISBN: 9780809321674
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • John Uri Lloyd The Great American Eclectic Michael A Flannery provides the first full length biography of John Uri Lloyd the man generally accepted as one of America s most influential pharmaceutical pioneers Lloyd was a phytochemi
    Michael A Flannery provides the first full length biography of John Uri Lloyd 1849 1936 , the man generally accepted as one of America s most influential pharmaceutical pioneers Lloyd was a phytochemical researcher, pharmaceutical manufacturer, teacher, author, library founder, and leader among both professional pharmacists and the sectarian medical practitioners knownMichael A Flannery provides the first full length biography of John Uri Lloyd 1849 1936 , the man generally accepted as one of America s most influential pharmaceutical pioneers Lloyd was a phytochemical researcher, pharmaceutical manufacturer, teacher, author, library founder, and leader among both professional pharmacists and the sectarian medical practitioners known as eclectics.Most of Lloyd s story takes place in the Cincinnati area, where the eclectics emerged in response to America s dissatisfaction with the harsh, heroic therapies characteristic of regular physicians Instead of bloodletting and chemical cures, the eclectics stressed botanical remedies derived from natural sources.In 1871, when prominent physicians John King and John Milton Scudder offered him the job of developing a line of botanical tinctures known as Specific Medicines for the eclectic drug wholesaler H M Merrell, Lloyd began his lifelong professional association with the eclectics Called upon to develop and better botanical drugs, he turned to original research in fluidextracts, formulated schemes for assaying, discovered a buffering compound that came to be known as Lloyd s Reagent, and created a world class pharmaceutical and botanical library He was elected to the presidency of the American Pharmaceutical Association and won three Ebert Prizes for original research and American pharmacy s highest honor, the Remington Medal.

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    About Michael A. Flannery


    1. Michael A Flannery is Associate Director for Historical Collections at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, and a professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB Flannery has published extensively in medical history and bioethics, winning the prestigious Edward Kremers Award in 2001 for distinguished writing by an American from the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the 2006 Publications Award of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences.


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