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William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History presents the history of pharmacy

LINTHICUM, MD, June 16, 2009--On Thursday, July 16, 2009, the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History will open a new exhibit titled, “Recipes and Remedies,” which details the history of pharmacists, pharmaceuticals and pharmacies. Please join us as a special guest for a preview of this exhibit at a cocktail reception on July 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the AUA Headquarters, 1000 Corporate Blvd., Linthicum, MD.


Did you know:

·      Garlic (Allium sativum) was consumed daily by builders of the Egyptian pyramids and Roman soldiers to increase strength and endurance?


·      Green tea has been used for medicinal purposes in China for more than 4,000 years.


·      The 2002 National Health Interview Survey found that more than 8 million people in the United States have tried acupuncture and more than 2 million have used it within the last year?


Attend the exhibit opening and learn more fascinating facts about the history of pharmacy, mingle with urologists and colleagues, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. At 6:30 p.m., the AUA Didusch Center Curator Rainer M. Engel, MD, will present the exhibit and speak about the history of pharmacy.


Private media interviews with Dr. Engel are available upon request. High-resolution digital pictures of the exhibit are also available. Please contact Lacey Dean at 410-689-4054 or LDean@AUAnet.org for more information, to schedule an interview or to RSVP for the exhibit opening.


The exhibit is also available for guided tours to the general public, individually or in groups. Guided tour requests should be made at least one week in advance by e-mailing archives@AUAnet.org. Tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December. Special requests will be considered for other times. For more information, please visit www.UrologicHistory.Museum.

About the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History: The William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History of the American Urological Association (AUA) is located at the AUA headquarters in Linthicum, MD. The Didusch Center is named in honor of William P. Didusch, a world-renowned medical artist at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute and the first curator of the AUA's museum. The Didusch Center encompasses a rich and varied collection of drawings, photographs and instruments of historical importance to urology, many displayed in our urological exhibits. The Center also houses a library devoted to urological and early medical texts and the AUA archives.

Lacey Dean, AUA