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Donation Expands TPA Pharmacy Museum

Friday, February 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian Sparks
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Pharmacies weren’t always the domain of electronic prescriptions and PBM contracts. A century ago, local pharmacies dispensed not only medications but also fun and delicious treats!

Recognizing this legacy, the pharmacy museum at the Texas Pharmacy Association office added an antique soda fountain back bar to its collection February 1. This well-preserved piece of pharmacy history was made possible by a generous donation to the Texas Pharmacy Foundation by Ben Fry, a loyal TPA member since 1972. The mirrored, wooden and glass cabinet will soon display additional pharmacy memorabilia currently in storage.

Whether you remember (or even worked in) a turn-of-the-century pharmacy, or whether you’re focused on our mantra that “together pharmacy advances,” take this opportunity to recall pharmacy’s roots and stop by to look at some history if you’re ever near the TPA headquarters in Austin.

 This antique soda fountain back bar is now on display in the pharmacy museum at the TPA office in Austin.
This antique soda fountain back bar is now on display in the pharmacy museum at the TPA office in Austin.


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