Dec. 9, 2022

Ep.13 - Past & Present - Pharmacy

Ep.13 - Past & Present - Pharmacy

Delves into the history of pharmacology and therapeutics and modern-day pharmaceutical medicine practice.

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In this episode we uncover the history of pharmacology and therapeutics.

From Ancient Greek medicine, including humoural theory, to some of the more unusual medicines prescribed by doctors – including sponge biscuits, chocolate and wine.

We also talk to Dr Mike Sweeney about what it is like to work in pharmaceutical medicine today.

And we finish with a case study – this time of a medicine, rather than of a person – ‘Reanimating Solar Tincture’ – invented by a man called Ebeneezer Sibly.


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