The Late Lamented

Document Type: Obituary


Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.


Professor Dr. Hassan Farsam left us with a lot of honors after more than half a century teaching pharmacy students. I became familiar with the name of this pharmacy professor during my pharmacy training around 1992 when my supervisor informed me about unique features of a pharmacy pioneer from Tehran Faculty of Pharmacy. After a couple of years, I encountered with Professor Farsam's publications and interests on the history of pharmacy and natural products. Also, recently when he was the head of the TUMS Museum of History of Medicine, I asked him regarding the situation of Iranian pharmacy in the past 50 years and his perspective on the following 50 years.

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