2017 Volume 52 Issue 2 Pages 107-111
Established in 1870, the Heiandoo Pharmacy celebrates its 147th anniversary this year. Dr. Tootaroo Simizu became the successor of Heiandoo Pharmacy from its previous owner in 1912. He has been described as a person who devoted his entire life to pursuit of pharmacology in the positions of a multi-linguist pharmaceutical scholar, a pharmacist and a pharmacy owner. From the age of 16, he entered the career path of pharmacology. In almost self-taught research, he advanced research covering pharmacology, from traditional medicines to new drugs. He carefully excavated, collected and preserved numerous materials and work on research, including approximately 5,000 books that are stored in Naito Museum of Pharmaceutical Science and Industry in Gifu Prefecture. The contents range from pharmaceutical history, pharmacopoeia, pharmacology to pharmacology languages such as pharmacology Latin, traditional medicines (kampo), and pharmacy business management. He published the magazine Pharmacy in order to give pharmacists useful information on the knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacy, and management of pharmacy stores. He has been involved in medicine education for 40 years at Toho University and 16 years as the chairman of the Pharmacists' Association of Professional Organizations and other institutions. He gained much trust from the members during his term in 1951 and obtained a Doctorate Degree of Pharmacology, received a meritorious metal from the Japanese Government, and was a member of the International Society for the History of Pharmacy. He has left the following words for pharmacists and professional organizations: Try pharmacy first, which means to please inform people the important and useful role of pharmacy in everyday life. His personality and social activities he was engaged in are also introduced.