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