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Heidelberg – 18

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? 😉


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


5 thoughts on “Heidelberg – 18

  1. Oh, Thanks for the link!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 25/05/2017, 5:36 PM
  2. 1546, Wow!! Thank you for the historical background of this reprint, Dr. Hb.
    So well captured.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 25/05/2017, 5:32 PM

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