The Museum Collection: Prescription books

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The Museum possesses a complete run of prescription books for its chemist shop, from the day it opened in 1863 until the day it closed in 1986.

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The chemist made an entry for each prescription for medicine that was given to a customer. Often this was a handy reference for repeat prescriptions. The books are interesting in giving the names of the people who came to the shop and for the prevalence of diseases that were being treated.

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