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Apothecary
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Apothecary

An apothecary is an old name for a pharmacist — a medical professional who dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons and patients.

An apothecary specifically designates a person who prepared medicine (such as tablets and syrups) himself, rather than just delivering ready-made medicine. In the 17th or 18th century, apothecaries also administered some medicines (such as clysters) themselves.

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