AUSTIN, Texas, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Botanical Council (ABC) Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal has been selected to join the Lloyd Library and Museum's Honorary Advisory Board. Blumenthal is one of the first three board members chosen by the library for the recently created board.
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The Lloyd Library and Museum (LLM) was founded by brothers John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, key figures in the Eclectic Medical Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who also owned the Lloyd Brothers Pharmacy, one of the premier manufacturers of herbal medicinal preparations during that time. The Lloyd Library and Museum has its beginnings in John Uri's 1864 purchase of two pharmacy and chemistry books. The brothers' collection quickly flourished and, in 1919, trusts were established to ensure the library's existence far into the future. The Lloyd now curates an expansive collection of books and materials on natural history, botany, pharmacy, medicine, and related topics. It is privately funded but open to the public, serving as a source of research, art collections, and exhibits.
Honorary Advisory Board members are selected based on some of the following criteria: a record of contribution to subjects represented in the library's collections; prior service to the Board of Directors; exemplary support and advocacy to the Lloyd; willingness to help LLM reach its goals; or being active in programs and organizations that benefit the Greater Cincinnati region or the state of Ohio.
According to Maggie Heran, Lloyd Library and Museum Executive Director, "Mark was chosen specifically b
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