Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday -- 1966 Samford Pharmacy Class

Samford's pharmacy program was originally founded in 1927, but was closed shortly thereafter largely due to the effects of the 1929 stock market crash.  However, it was re-established in 1932 at the urging of both the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association and the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy.  It quickly grew into the South's largest pharmacy program and remains a national leader in the field today.

Image provided by the Samford University Library Special Collection.

This image dates back to May 1966, nearly 30 years before the pharmacy program was re-named in honor of HealthTrust, Inc. co-founder and Samford graduate R. Clayton McWhorter.

For more information about the history of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, click here.

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