In the big storefront window all kinds of antique scales, both large and small, for weighing things, one of them in a big glass case. Glass tubes and receptacles, probably used to distill medications. One big mortar and pestle and one small one. A legion of small brown bottles, and larger wide-mouthed apothecary jars with glass stoppers and bold labels reading
(Note: The word "apothecary" can designate either the practitioner or the practitioner's shop. To avoid confusion, I use "apothecary" for the person, and "apothecary shop" for the shop.)
|Apothecary shop in fifteenth-century France.|
A 17th-century German apothecary.
Marketed especially for children.
|The cover of Collier's magazine of June 3, 1905, which contained an exposé of patent medicines.|
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