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Jay Yasgur, R.Ph., M. Sc

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Jay Yasgur, R.Ph., M.Sc.

Jay Yasgur is a licensed pharmacist having received his pharmacy degree from Duquesne University and his M.Sc. in Allied Health from the University of North Florida. He became interested in the holistic health care field while studying massage in Florida. Later, while associated with a holistic health clinic, he pursued homeopathic studies under the direction of A.J. Trofe, a naturopath.

Mr. Yasgur has worked for Humphreys Pharmacal, the nation's second oldest manufacturer of homeopathic remedies, and Weleda, an anthroposophical firm. He currently works as a part time pharmacist and does healing work using Homeopathic remedies, song and plant spirit medicine.

He is a member of several homeopathic organizations including the HPCUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States). Jay is available for speaking engagements or workshops.

Mr. Yasgur has written homeopathic articles for Pharmacy Times, American Druggist and American Pharmacy, as well as Resonance, Simillimum, Lilipoh, Homoeopathic Links, Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicne, Natural Pharmacy, Natural Pharmacy Newsletter, Lloydiana, Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, HerbalGram, Homeopathy Today, and The Homoeopath.

Yasgur's Homeopathic Dictionary and Holistic Health Reference, 4th Ed., is a popular and essential reference. Other books, which he edited, include: Some Clinical Experiences of E.E. Case, M.D., Homoeopathic Materia Medica for Nurses (by B.C. Woodbury, Jr., M.D.), and 111 Great Homeopaths. Along with C. Ellithorp, they produced 'The Dunham Lectures of J.T. Kent'. Jay also created a homeopathic calendar for 1995, and compiled the 300 page Cumulative Index to the 'Homoeopahtic Physician'. He has created an 'Historical Timeline of Homeopathy' as well.

Mr. Yasgur was the first to offer certified continuing education credits on homeopathy to pharmacists when he presented a talk and film to the Pinellas County Pharmaceutical Association, St. Petersburg, FL, in 1985.

While traveling in Nigeria in late 1992, Jay was invited to lecture on homeopathy. To recognize his publishing achievements and homeopathic expertise, he was honored by being made an Obong, or Chief. Obong Ikpaisong Ibibio and Annang A.K.S., Nigeria, of Traditional Medicine.

He is currently working on two books, the first dealing with the life of a homeopathic medical student at the turn of the century, the second blending the history of science with the history of homeopathy.

Mr. Yasgur may be contacted at Van Hoy Publishers, PO Box 731, Greenville, PA, 16125 or via e-mail at jay@yasgur.net


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