The foundation was established on 25 November 2008 jointly by pharmaSuisse and the Swiss Society for the History of Pharmacy (SGGP).
In addition to initial capital, the founders also contributed book and journal holdings to the foundation.
The book inventory is completely catalogued. There are about 6,000 volumes. In addition, the foundation owns around 650 linear metres of periodicals.
The purpose of the Foundation is the acquisition, preservation and valorisation of books, printed matter, images and archival material of historical interest to Swiss pharmacy. The Foundation is non-profit making and does not pursue any profit-making purpose. (Art 2 Foundation Charter)
Board of Trustees
Members of the foundation board:
Prof. Dr. François Ledermann, Chairman
Dr. Ursula Hirter-Trüb, Vice President
Dr. Stefan Fritz
Dr. Regula Willi-Hangartner
Dr. Claudia Zerobin Kleist
Mrs Pia Burkhalter
Dr. Sara Ruppen
Mrs. Anna Schlegel
Stiftung Historische Bibliothek der Schweizerischen Pharmazie
c/o Institut für Medizingeschichte
CH - 3012 Bern
T +41 79 301 68 12