Fifty years after the enactment of the law to separate drug dispensing from doctors

Shigeko Mizoroki, Seiki Sato, Noriko Fukushima

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This report summarizes the action of Mr. Usho Mizoroki, who was not a pharmacist but was an activist for enacting the law to separate drug dispensing from doctors (Division of Labour Law). We collected the information Mrs. Shigeko Mizoroki revealed about her husband's activities towards enacting the Division of Labour Law, and added the historical background of that era. Nobody knows of his activities related to the enactment of the Division of Labour Law. It may be possible that the law itself was not successful, or that Mr. Usho Mizoroki was not a pharmacist. However it is important to know his efforts because the present division of labour practice is the result of the efforts of many people like him.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalYakushigaku zasshi. The Journal of Japanese history of pharmacy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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