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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Model Aeroplanes, murder, and mistaken identity

    Bob looks into the poisoning effect of castor oil

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Beechams Pills

    Bob reveals the 19th-century origins of this wonderdrug and finds some terrible poetry to illustrate its benefits

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Acker Bilk and the Wooden Cash Register

    Even the wooden cash register has a story to tell.

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Carmarthen, Enrico Caruso, and a modern Welsh singer

    A packet of cough lozenges leads Bob to discover a link between the Great Caruso and a pharmacy in Carmarthen.

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Some Soap and a Castle in Wales

    Bob’s third anecdote links Pears soap to a Welsh icon

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: MIST.ADT. and a pharmacist called Morton

    An hilarious revelation of the meaning of a bottle label

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