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Victorian pharmacy : rediscovering remedies and recipes

Author: Jane Eastoe
Publisher: London : Pavilion, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the fascinating story of the emergency of high street healthcare in the form of the chemist's shop and the products on offer. Investigates which pills, potions, tonics and cures were available-- some effective, some deadly, and some still with us today.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Eastoe
ISBN: 9781862058903 1862058903
OCLC Number: 551430140
Notes: Published in conjunction with the television series: Victorian pharmacy.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Public health --
Medicine and disease --
The chemist and his shop --
Poison --
Potions, powders, perfumes and pills --
2000 items in stock --
The appliances of science.
Other Titles: Victorian pharmacy (Television program)
Responsibility: Jane Eastoe ; foreword by Ruth Goodman.

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