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The Great Gift Chronicles: Apothecary Gifts (Homeopathic)
What is an Apothecary?
Back in the 1800s, apothecaries were what we now refer to as pharmacists. Although at the time, they were considered to have a wider range of responsibilities in addition to formulating medicines--they also would perform surgeries and deliver babies! Today, those extra responsibilities are handled by doctors, surgeons and midwives, but what a fascinating piece of history!
Nowadays, most pharmacies only dispense medication and provide some drug dosing and contraindication advice. C.O. Bigelow Chemists are different. Now, the oldest apothecary in America (est. 1838), you can still pick up hand-made prescriptions, get some facial cream, buy a jasmine candle or get some black currant lozenges!
What makes this gift a must-have for the Great Gift Chronicles? Uniqueness. Many products sold by C.O.Bigelow cannot be found anywhere else. So, why don't you check out some of what they have to offer? Who knows, you may get something for yourself!
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Famous People Who Have Shopped or Still Shop at C.O. Bigelow's
- Thomas Edison
- Eleanor Rooselvelt
- Susan Sarandon
- Calvin Klein
- Elvis Costello
- John Waters
- Liv Tyler
- Jennifer Jason Leigh
- Christina Ricci
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- Apothecary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Read more about the history of apothecaries here!