apothecary : Definition, Usages, News and More

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uh po thuh ke ree

  • n  a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

  • Apothecary Fragrance Take a whiff of the hottest trend in fragrances: apothecary-style storefronts where scents are home-brewed.
  • An apothecary or doctor's assistant, marching through the streets with a clyster tube on his shoulder (see cut), became a common sight, as a mania for enemas swept France.
  • He was an apothecary's apprentice who practically frothed with genius and ambition.
News & Articles

  • Carl Burris: First pharmacist
    Two hundred and sixty years ago, a Philadelphia hospital became the first American hospital to hire a salaried apothecary - what we now commonly call a pharmacist. The year was 1752 and the job description read: “to prepare and compound the medicines and administer them agreeable to the prescriptions of the physicians and surgeons.”
    June 13, 2013 - Washington Times-Herald
  • The Apothecary, Grant Awards and Encore Entrepreneurs
    This past weekend, Brad Reeves, owner of Brent's Drugs, opened The Apothecary, a 1,000-square-foot "speakeasy" lounge inside the circa-1946 soda fountain.
    June 11, 2013 - Jackson Free Press

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