WVU Pharmacy alum captures history of the profession

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Working in his father’s drugstore, tending the soda fountain and delivering medications to patients’ homes are some of the earliest memories captured by Douglas Glover, R.Ph., M.D., in a new book. 

Dr. Glover graduated from the WVU School of Pharmacy in 1951. After returning from the Korean War, he practiced pharmacy for several years and then went back to school, earning his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After almost two decades of obstetrics/gynecology practice, he returned to West Virginia and joined the faculty of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, but he never forgot his pharmacy roots and those early years helping his father.

He took on the writing project when he retired. After four years of research and interviewing 165 West Virginia pharmacists for their stories, the book is now available.

From the Everyday to the Extraordinary: West Virginia Pharmacists' Stories is a compilation of stories about West Virginia pharmacists who, over the past century, have contributed to the community, state, nation and the profession of pharmacy. The book includes information about West Virginia pharmacists who served in the military, the political arena, education, professional organizations and who have contributed significantly to the life of their communities.

“Pharmacists are fascinating and dedicated people and have interesting stories to tell,” said Art Jacknowitz, Pharm.D., co-editor of the book. “For example, Ann Dinardi from the class of 1931 was housemother to legendary WVU basketball players. Customers of her pharmacy, Moore and Parriot Drug Store in downtown Morgantown, probably didn’t have any idea that the pharmacist they spoke with about their medications every month was making sure these student-athletes were balancing their school and athletic workloads.”

Glover’s book also chronicles the history of the profession, from the days of a product- oriented profession to one that focuses on research, patient care and medication discovery and development.

The  book  can be ordered at www.amazon.com.

For information about the WVU School of Pharmacy see www.hsc.wvu.edu/sop/



For more information:
Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192
bv: 06-19-09

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