In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County, Kentucky in the mid-nineteenth century, built a reference library as they built their pharmaceutical business. But the reference library that focused on pharmacy and botany became so much more, as they began to collect complementary publications from all over the world. This exhibition tells the story of the Lloyds’collection, from their most personal books to the greatest works of natural history, and gives visitors insight into their most enduring legacy.
The exhibit opens December 6 and runs through February 21.
The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit
The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit features a patented Lloyd Cold Still (at right) built in Cincinnati and used at the University of Michigan and at AYSL Corp; significant components of the Soxhlet extractor used by Drs. Monroe Wall and Mansukh Wani to isolate the anti-cancer drug Taxol® at 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.
This exhibit 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.