I have had a longstanding interest in old pharmacy and chemist shops. This interest began in childhood! One of my earliest memories was from my pram: above me I could … Continue reading GORGET OINTMENT


I wonder if anybody alive today recalls Duncan, Flockart & Co.? There were several Edinburgh branches. The business started out in Perth and advertised as “WHOLESALE Druggists”. Below are some … Continue reading WHOLESALE Druggists

‘More than three times the circumference of the globe’

I came across this death notice by chance whilst researching what is recorded of the life of ‘Dr William Brodum’. I reckon that Charlotte Skinner never once required any of … Continue reading ‘More than three times the circumference of the globe’

‘A fresh supply of PATENT MEDICINES’

This is an extraordinary story. It is historical. It is true. It could never happen today? [open question] Click on ‘Dr Brodum’s’ portait to read this extraorinary story