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Antique Pharmaceutical Tools On Display

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BRONX — An exhibition of more than 200 antique pharmaceutical instruments, donated by the family of a 1932 graduate of Fordham College of Pharmacy, will be on display Jan. 17 to June 30, 2000, at The William D. Walsh Family Library, Fordham University Rose Hill Campus. The collection, valued at $17,000, belonged to Joseph Slotnik, a Westchester County pharmacist whose career spanned nearly half a century before his death in 1997. It includes more than 50 brightly decorated white ceramic apothecary jars, as well as 40 mortars and pestles made of brass, wood, iron, bronze, porcelain and glass. DATE: JAN. 17 TO JUNE 30, 2000 TIME: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY; NOON TO 5 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PLACE: FIRST-FLOOR EXHIBITION HALL, WILLIAM D. WALSH FAMILY LIBRARY, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, 441 E. FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit university. The College of Pharmacy opened on the Rose Hill campus in 1912. At its peak, before closing in 1971, the college’s student body numbered more than 600. 12/99

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