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Interior of an apothecary's shop. Illustration from Illustrated History of Furniture, From the Earliest to the Present Time from 1893 by Litchfield, Frederick, (1850-1930)
Interior of an apothecary's shop. Illustration from Illustrated History of Furniture, From the Earliest to the Present Time from 1893 by Litchfield, Frederick, (1850-1930)
A historical re-enactor portraying a 19th century apothecary in Old Salem, North Carolina, USA.
A historical re-enactor portraying a 19th century apothecary in Old Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Apothecary (pronounced /ə.pɔð.ɪ.kɛɹ.i/ or ah-POTH-i-kerry) is an historical name for a medical practitioner who formulates and dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons and patients — a role now served by a pharmacist. Image File history File links Interior_of_Apothecary's_Shop. ... Image File history File links Interior_of_Apothecary's_Shop. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 627 KB) Summary I took this picture in Old Salem. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 627 KB) Summary I took this picture in Old Salem. ... Old Salem is a living history museum that operates within the restored Moravian community Salem. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... Medicine is the science and art of maintaining andor restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. ... Materia medica is a Latin term for any material or substance used in the composition of curative agents in medicine. ... The Doctor by Luke Fildes This article is about the term physician, one type of doctor; for other uses of the word doctor see Doctor. ... “Surgeon” redirects here. ... A patient having his blood pressure taken by a doctor. ... The mortar and pestle is an international symbol of pharmacists and pharmacies. ...


In addition to pharmacy the apothecary also offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. Apothecaries often operated through a retail shop, which in addition to ingredients for medicines, would also sell tobacco and patent medicines. // Midwifery is the term traditionally used to describe the art of assisting a woman through childbirth. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ... Patent medicine is the term given to various medical compounds sold under a variety of names and labels, though they were for the most part actually trademarked medicines, not patented. ...


In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of the apothecary may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method. Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmakon (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and lego (λέγω) to tell (about)) is the study of how substances interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. ... Scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena and acquiring new knowledge, as well as for correcting and integrating previous knowledge. ...


From the 15th century the apothecary gained the status of a skilled practitioner, but by the end of the 19th century the medical professions had taken on their current institutional form, with defined roles for doctors and surgeons, and the role of the apothecary was more narrowly conceived as that of dispensing pharmacist. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In England, the apothecaries merited their own livery company, the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, founded in 1617. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson became the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain when she passed the Society's examination in 1865. Livery Companies are trade associations based in the City of London. ... The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. ... Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed I (1603-1617) to Mustafa I (1617-1623). ... Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) was an English physician and feminist, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Apothecaries used the now obsolete apothecaries' measure to provide precise weighing of small quantities. The apothecaries system of mass is an obsolete system formerly used by apothecaries (now called pharmacists or chemists) in English-speaking countries. ...


The word Apothecary is still used in modern times, in Sweden the pharmacies are heavily regulated and driven in a monopoly fashion. These are called Apotek A monopoly (from the Greek language monos, one + polein, to sell) is defined as a persistent market situation where there is only one provider of a product or service, in other words a firm that has no competitors in its industry. ...


Noted apothecaries

Nicholas Culpeper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Dante in a fresco series of famous men by Andrea del Castagno, ca. ... Benedict Arnold V (January 14, 1741 – June 14, 1801) was a successful Connecticut merchant who fought for American independence from the British Empire as a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... Nostradamus: original portrait by his son Cesar Michel de Nostredame (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566), usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous world-wide. ... Thomas Blood (1618 - August 24, 1680) was an English Colonel who is best known for attempting to steal the Crown Jewels of England from the Tower of London in 1671. ... Coronation Chair and Regalia of England The collective term Crown Jewels denotes the regalia and vestments worn by the sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and at various other state functions. ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Sign of the Raeapteek The Raeapteek (English: ) (German: ) is in the center of Tallinn city, Estonia. ...

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Apothecary - LoveToKnow 1911 (956 words)
But, independently of the physicians and the surgeons, there were a great number of irregular practitioners, who were more or less molested by their legitimate rivals, and it became necessary to pass an act in 1543 for their protection and toleration.
In 1815, however, an act of parliament was passed which gave the Apothecaries' Society a new position, empowering a board, consisting of twelve of their members, to examine and license all apothecaries throughout England and Wales.
The act of 1874 also specified that the society was not deprived of any right or obligation they may have to admit women to examination, and to enter their names on the list of licentiates if they acquit themselves satisfactorily.
Apothecary (Cannabis) Containers (1439 words)
In order to truly appreciate the importance of apothecary containers, one must remember that while glass containers (bottles etc.) existed well before the 19th century until the latter part of that century, the glass container itself could easily cost more than the product that was being sold inside it.
It should also be noted that in the 19th century, and even into the early part of the 20th century, it was common practice for pharmacists to manufacture at least some of their own medicines.
Even the crafted custom apothecaries can be deceiving; I've seen one that looked so beautifully well preserved that its label could have been painted just a few years ago---and after a close examination, I would say that it was.
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