1940s


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

WWII affected campus life in many ways. This 1940 newspaper article recalls air-raid drills that darkened the UT Tower and the Texas Capitol.

1940

The UT Board of Regents authorized the College of Pharmacy to operate the UT Student Health Center Dispensary.


1941

The Longhorn Pharmacist, a student-published journal, became the official publication for the UT Pharmaceutical Association. It served as a forum for student ideas with enrollment now approaching 300.


1942

The drug house was built at a cost of $750. The first gardener was a pharmacy student, James Bauerle, who subsequently served on the UT Board of Regents.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin1943

The Mortar and Pestle Club, the college’s first professional organization for women in pharmacy received a national charter and became the Xi chapter of Kappa Epsilon.


1944

Government spokesmen announced that the combined military services would require as many as 10,000 to 15,000 pharmacists by the end of 1944.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Wartime newspaper article indicates that most UT men and women who took the State Board of Pharmacy exam would be going into the armed forces right away.

1945

The College of Pharmacy continued classes as usual during the war, although the college itself remained in the center of a UT System debate over its future location.


1946

After much debate, the UT Board of Regents voted to retain the College of Pharmacy on the main campus in Austin.


1947

Henry M. Burlage joined the college as Dean, replacing Dean W. F. Gidley.

College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Dean Henry M. Burlage


1948

The college offered its first continuing education programs in the form of hospital pharmacy seminars.


1949

The Master of Science degree in pharmacy was established and paved the way for advancements in pharmacy education, while the first annual refresher course, now called the Pharmacy Practice Seminar, was held.


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