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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Words to Your Mother: Apothecary

An apothecary is a pharmacist (or, for that matter, a pharmacy).  However, as the Colonial Williamsburg site points out:

In colonial times, the apothecary was more than simply a druggist. An apothecary often:

  • Provided medical treatment
  • Prescribed medicine
  • Trained apprentices
  • Performed surgery
  • Served as man-midwives

Yes, much like early barbers, they kept their hands full.

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