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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Hysteria and a Health Alphabet

    A donated medical self-help book from 1906 now looks very dated, sexist,  and even dangerous.

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Memories Cabinet

    Bob recounts stories about objects in the Apothecary’s Hall that visitors have told him

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Mandrake and a whim

    Mandrake has been an important medicinal herb for thousands of years. I suspect that it has been used for possibly every ailment

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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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