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Pharmacist , college president

Edward Parrish, American pharmacist, college president. member Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1843,; member of commission in Philadelphia to carry into effect Pharmacy Act of 1872.

Background

Parrish, Edward was born on May 31, 1822 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Doctor Joseph and Susanna (Cox) Parrish.

Education

Graduate Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1842.

Career

Proprietor drugstore, near University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1843-1850, conducted practical pharmacy school in rear of store, 1849-1864. Professor materia medica Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1864-1867, professor theory and practice of pharmacy, 1867-1872. A founder (secured passage of incorporation act) Swarthmore College, secretary board of managers, 1864-1868. president college, 1868-1871.

Member Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1843, member board of trustees, 1845, secretary trustees, 1845-1852, secretary college, 1854-1864. A founder American Pharmaceutical Association, 1852, recording secretary, 1853. 1st vice president, 1866, president, 1868.

Delegate to International Pharmaceutical Convention, London, England., 1860. Member of commission in Philadelphia to carry into effect Pharmacy Act of 1872. Appointed peace commissioner by United States Government to visit Indian tribes in Oklahoma, 1872.

Author: (textbook) An Introduction to Practical Pharmacy, 1855. Summer Medical Teaching in Philadelphia, 1857. Contributor papers to Proceedings of America Pharmaceutical Association and American Journal Pharmacy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (textbook) An Introduction to Practical Pharmacy, 1855. Summer Medical Teaching in Philadelphia, 1857. Contributor papers to Proceedings of America Pharmaceutical Association and American Journal Pharmacy.

Membership

Member Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1843. Member of commission in Philadelphia to carry into effect Pharmacy Act of 1872.

Connections

Married Margaret Hunt, 1848, 5 children.

father:
Doctor Joseph Parrish

mother:
Susanna (Cox) Parrish

spouse:
Margaret Hunt