Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2012 Dec 31; 4(4):176-181

Spanish pharmacopoeias published during the last 500 years (16TH-21ST centuries)

Rodríguez-Chamorro MA1, García-Jiménez E2, Rodríguez Chamorro A3, Pérez Merino EM4, Moreno López A5
1. Doctor en Farmacia. Experto Universitario en Seguimiento Farmacoterapéutico por la Universidad de Granada. Farmacéutico Comunitario en Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) 2. Doctor en Farmacia. Experto Universitario en Seguimiento Farmacoterapéutico por la Universidad de Granada. Profesor Colaborador de la Cátedra de Atención Farmacéutica. Facultad Farmacia. Universidad San Pablo CEU (Madrid) 3. Licenciado en Farmacia por la Universidad de Salamanca. Farmacéutico comunitario en Alcañizo (Toledo) 4. Doctora en Veterinaria. Profesora Ayudante de la Cátedra de Cirugía. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad de Extremadura 5. Consultora de datos de Melpopharma
Rodríguez-Chamorro MA, García-Jiménez E, Rodríguez A, Pérez EM, Moreno A. Las farmacopeas españolas publicadas en los últimos 500 años (siglos XVI-XXI). Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2012 Dec 31; 4 (4): 176-181
Abstract : 

The objective of this study is to describe the different editions of the ancient Pharmacopoeias which have been used in Spain, as well as their evolution and relationship with the pharmaceutical profession, through searching primary and tertiary sources. It is been 500 years now since the advent of the first Pharmacopoeia published in Spain in 1511 called Concordia Apothecariorum Barcinonensium and the first “official" Pharmacopoeia published in 1601 by the College of Valencia called Officina Medicamentorum. Successive editions of Pharmacopoeias help us discover the history
of Spanish pharmacy. Old Pharmacopoeias are texts from the past that contribute to valuing the pharmacy profession and, over the centuries, they have meant that apothecaries offered care based on science to many patients and they have reinforced the present and future image of the pharmacist. These ancient, important books have been and are currently an essential guide for pharmacists to conduct their professional work as experts in drugs.

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