A Scottish Perspective

This perspective by Jennifer McBain featured in the Herald, 8 May 2021. Jennifer McBain begins by saying that Scotland’s Mental health system “is failing us all”. I share this conclusion. … Continue reading A Scottish Perspective

Pulverising Mill

In 1777 Dr Stephen Hempsted had his new invention patented. His ‘Pulverising Mill’ was designed to replace mortar and pestles for preparing medicines. A new industrial age had begun and … Continue reading Pulverising Mill

GORGET OINTMENT

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

WHOLESALE Druggists

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