National Pharmacy Technician Day

The third Tuesday of October is National Pharmacy Technician Day. Not only am I dealing with lots of pharmacy stuff during my recuperation, I have a pharmacy connection in my history.

There was a Thinnes Pharmacy in the Westwood neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1922 to 1977. My grandfather John L. Thinnes purchased a business that had served the community since 1872. He later turned over the business to my uncle Reed Thinnes. It was a wonderful place I loved to visit and not just the generous candy selection (I was too young to remember well the old time soda fountain). The display of historic relics of the previous century pharmaceutical tools gave the place a great aura. I’m very proud to have it as part of the Thinnes family history. There are few similar businesses around today as uniform corporate control has cornered this industry. Happy National Pharmacy Technician Day and visit a family run pharmacy soon – if you can find one…

As always you can find more at and on Twitter @walterthinnes

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