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|Event:||History of Apothecary Profession|
|Date:||August 24th, 2019.|
|Time:||9:00 AM to 10:30 AM|
|Location:||Windsor Historical Society|
The word “apothecary” comes from Greek and Latin words referring to shops and shopkeepers. Learn how the apothecary’s profession evolved over millennia and why James I of England granted apothecaries their own guild in 1617. What was the symbol of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and how accurate was its depiction? Who (and what) was the link between the Worshipful Society, the British Museum, and milk chocolate? And just who was Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim? What was his significance? Along the way, you will discover intriguing treatments for disease in the late 18th century, Dr. Chaffee’s time period, some of them common herbs available in any kitchen garden. The cost for this program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for WHS members. Register online at http://bit.ly/WHSApothecary or contact us at 860-688-3813.