A Brief History of the Library


In 1985, the library of the Department of Drug Science and Technology of the University of Turin was dedicated to Icilio Guareschi (1847-1918), a distinguished chemist from the early Twentieth century who was a Professor of Pharmacy in Turin from 1879 to 1918. 

One of Guareschi's greatest interests was the method based on scientific literature. He also wrote sixty-six papers on the history of chemistry. During his studies he collected primary and secondary sources which are the basis of our current precious historical library collections.



Papeo, G.; Pulici, M. Italian Chemists’ Contributions to Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis: An Historical Perspective.

Molecules 2013, 18, 10870-10900; doi:10.3390/molecules180910870