Schloss Heidelberg boasts of a beautiful museum of Pharmacy, the Deutsches Apotheken. It portrays the history of the development of the art and science of drug-making. I will take you through a little personal tour of the place, there’s a better one at the link above though! 🙂
This is a reprint of the first printed pharmacopoeia, published in 1546. The oldest known document that could be called a pharmacopoeia is a Sumerian tablet on display at the University of Pennsylvania, of course.
“Sirupus de papa” – Did it make your dad sweet for a while I wonder? 😉