Exhibit | August 23, 2012

The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit

For Immediate Release—August 22, 2012
Lloyd Library and Museum (LLM) Proudly Announces
“The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit”—
A New Permanent Exhibit Open to the Public September 24, 2012
                “The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit” is LLM’s new permanent exhibit.  It features a patented Lloyd Cold Still built in Cincinnati and used at the University of Michigan and at AYSL Corporation; significant components of the Soxhlet extractor used by Drs. Monroe Wall and Mansukh Wani to isolate the anti-cancer drug Taxol® at the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina; and, culminates with a look at the anti-allergen drug, Benadryl® and its creator, local Cincinnati scientist and philanthropist, George Rieveschl, Jr.  The exhibit also includes smaller historic pharmaceutical and chemical equipment from local companies Lloyd Brothers, Pharmacists, Inc. and Benet’s Pharmacy.  This exhibit was made possible through the generous support of:  The George Rieveschl, Jr. Book Fund; American Chemical Society—Cincinnati Chapter; American Society of Pharmacognosy Foundation; Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Foundation, AYSL Corporation, Research Triangle Institute; LLM’s Friends and Donors; Anonymous, Camden Foundation, In Memory of the Grabowski Family; Brian Hanson; and Benet’s Pharmacy.
                In conjunction with the opening of this exhibit is a rare books exhibit “The Magic and Myth of Alchemy,” which runs through November 17, 2012.  The featured historical texts on alchemy illustrate how the discipline helped develop the modern chemistry laboratory and fostered the scientific methods and pursuit of miracle cures that have aided in the development of today’s pharmaceutical chemistry.

LLM, located at 917 Plum Street, downtown Cincinnati, is a local and regional cultural treasure.  The library was developed in the nineteenth century by the Lloyd brothers—John Uri, Curtis Gates, and Nelson Ashley to provide reference sources for Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies of the period.  Today the library is recognized worldwide by the scientific community as a vital research center. The library holds, acquires, and provides access to both historic and current materials on the subjects of pharmacy, botany, horticulture, herbal and alternative medicine, pharmacognosy, and related topics.  Although our collections have a scientific focus, they also have relevance to humanities topics, such as visual arts and foreign languages through resources that feature botanical and natural history illustrations, original artworks, and travel literature, thereby revealing the convergence of science and art.  The Lloyd is open to anyone with an interest in these topics.  Free parking is available for patrons and visitors behind the library building.  For more information, visit the Lloyd website at www.lloydlibrary.org.
Lloyd Library and Museum
917 Plum Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open the third Saturday of the month, September through May, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  Maggie Heran, Executive Director
                Lloyd Library & Museum