Story: Medicines and remedies

Early pharmacy, Wellington (1st of 2)

Early pharmacy, Wellington

In the 19th century pharmacists often mixed their own medicines. This meant that they had a large collection of ingredients on site. This pharmacist is mixing a medicine at the counter in front of his customer. The large sign at top left shows that he offered dental services as well.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Photograph by Louis Daroux

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Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, 'Medicines and remedies - Plant extracts to modern drugs, 1900 to 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28224/early-pharmacy-wellington (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 May 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020