Longtime FOS client and registered pharmacist Lester Carter received an honorary doctorate (Ph.D.) degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin at its summer 2015 commencement ceremonies.
Until his recent retirement, “Dr. Carter,” as his customers call him, owned and operated Milwaukee’s Carter Drug Store for almost 50 years.
Carter Drug Store was Milwaukee’s only African American owned pharmacy for 47 years.
Carter, who graduated from Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy is an herbologist in addition to a pharmacist.
In addition to training scores of young pharmacy graduates during his career, Carter developed several formulas which are still used to treat dermatological problems.