I remember being fascinated by the huge blue Apothecary Jar (show globe) in our local chemist's window. it wasn't as fancy as this one though. The Apothecary Shoppe | Collect Medical Anitques

I love seeing the huge changes from then and now. And I agree, though the vast majority of our pharmaceutical agents are plant derivatives, synthetic and biological products are rapidly gaining ground on the world of botanical medicine. It is not a surprise that most physicians in times past were botanists. In fact one of my undergrad majors was botany...

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calomel bottle from a medicine chest Mercury is an ancient medcation that was used as a purgative and as a treatment for syphilis. There were risks to its use including salivation, hair loss, and renal failure.

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS),(for-profit) based in Portland, Oregon, United States, specializes in online holistic health distance education. Founded in 1978, ACHS is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council and Approved by the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization and is listed in the database for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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