Bob Edwards

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  1. Garden blogs

    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: Socrates and a dodgy bird

    Hemlock, the source of the poison that killed Socrates, is the focus of Bob’s latest story about objects in the Apothecary Hall

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    Apothecary Anecdotes: Cyanide treatment, comets, and a mad monk.

    Bob conjures up another fascinating story based on objects in our Apothecary’s Hall.

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  4. Garden blogs

    Apothecary Anecdotes: Agatha Christie

    Bob Edwards has created a display of poisons used in the books of best selling crime author Agatha Christie

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  5. Garden blogs

    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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