The Victorian Chemist and Druggist, Paperback

The Victorian Chemist and Druggist Paperback

Part of the Shire album series



After a brief historical introduction and a description of a Victorian chemist and druggist s shop, this book describes and illustrates many of the items used and sold there.

Most of the dispensing equipment and containers for the drugs used are now obsolete and appear from time to time in antique shops and at collectors fairs.

Articles sold over the counter included medicines, perfumes and toiletries and a wide variety of objects used in the sickroom or nursery.

The book also contains a chapter on medical and surgical instruments and will help in the identification of the medical bygones which were in everyday use in the nineteenth century..

About the authorW. A. Jackson MSc is the Honorary Curator of Collections in the Medical School of the University of Manchester"


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780852635834


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