Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Pharmacopoeia of the Historical Variety

We recently acquired more pharmaceuticals to add to the Medical Museum pharmaceutical collection. The box of drugs pictured below was donated to us to add to the pharmacopoeia we already have. It may seem strange, but with development of new drugs, maybe in a few years we won't think to be ingesting some of our most common over the counter medications.

Would you take sodium cacodylate or calomel on a daily basis? Take, for instance, the items pictured in the Digital Resources Library. (Yes, including calomel and sodium cacodylate.) Some day our newly acquired drugs will be as historical as the other drugs in this collection.

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