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Belcastro, Patrick (1920-) | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Name: Belcastro, Patrick (1920-)

Historical Note:

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span class="maintext"><span>Belcastro recounts growing up in Pittsburg, PA and his service in World War II as a hospital pharmacist. He returned to Pittsburgh and worked as a pharmacist. Belcastro taught briefly at Duquesne and earned his Masters degree. He enrolled in Purdue for a Doctorate in Pharmacy, which was conferred in 1953. After briefly teaching at Ohio State University, he returned to Purdue as a faculty member in the school of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and continued until retirement. He relates changes in the program and curriculum in the school, the Pharm. D degree. He also talks about service on University Committees, especially University Library Committee where he chaired the Library Director Search Committee in the early 1970's. In retirement, he has continued teaching a "History of Pharmacy" course.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><a title="Patrick Belcastro Oral History Interview" href="http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/oralhist&amp;CISOPTR=35" target="_blank">Listen to Patrick Belcastro's Oral History Interview</a></span></strong></span></p>

Note Author: Shauna Borger

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