Drugs and Pharmacy in the Life of Georgia, 1733–1959

Robert Cumming Wilson


Published in 1959, Robert Wilson’s account of the development of the Georgia pharmacy system begins with the founding of the state and explains that the search for drugs was a main factor in the original colonization. As he traces the evolution of medicine, Wilson identifies the pioneering figures of pharmacy in Georgia, disease and drug problems that confronted the colony, self-diagnosis and home treatment, epidemics, and the advertising and sale of medicinal products. Wilson describes the struggles Georgia encountered, including the development of a State Board of Health, as it was created in 1875, disbanded in 1877, and resurrected 25 years later. He also highlights Georgia’s many accomplishments, including granting a woman a pharmaceutical license in 1903.


Page count: 456 pp.
Trim size: 6.14 x 9.21

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Robert Cumming Wilson joined the University of Georgia faculty in 1907 and served as dean of the pharmacy school from 1924 to 1949. In 1949 Wilson was named “Father of Modern Pharmacy in Georgia” and made honorary president of the American Pharmaceutical Association.