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The Victorian Pharmacy opens its doors in1837, the height of the industrial revolution. Overcrowding, poor sanitation and poverty left many people vulnerable to disease but Victorian medicine had only the haziest of ideas about what caused illness or how to treat it. Many of the cures the new Barber & Goodman Pharmacy will sell are based on traditional beliefs and remedies.
Published on: February 27, 2011 | 
Length: 59:08 | 
Views: 11128
 |  This video is available until: December 30, 2014
 

Victorian Pharmacy

In a unique experiment, historian Ruth Goodman, Professor Nick Barber and PhD student Tom Quick are recreating an authentic 19th-century pharmacy. Victorian pharmacies started a consumer revolution that brought healthcare, medical science, family remedies and traditional folklore to every main street.