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Pharmacy (from Greek phármakon, “remedy”) is an applied science that – along with other disciplines – deals with medicines. It involves the study of their origins, qualities, presentation, processing, metabolism, and testing, as well as their production, circulation, and consumption [2. 1281]. Pharmaceutical writings predate the emergence of the profession of apothecary and the apothecary’s shop (in…

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Friedrich, Christoph and Müller-Jahncke, Wolf-Dieter, “Pharmacy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025501>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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