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Heidelberg – 32

The display at the Deutsch Apotheken Muesum at Heidelberg also boasts a vast collection of various herbs, roots, and other various plant bits and minerals and what not; stuff used for preparing medicinal solutions/infusions/salves/powders. A glimpse of some of these follows in these few posts.

Apart from the endless line of plant parts, minerals and chemicals were also used for preparing medicine: sulphur, lead, mercury, arsenic, iron, silver, gold; these names come readily to mind. Many of these are now known to be toxic in high concentrations but their empirical effects in some cases led to their widespread use.

Some preparations and ores of sulphur and mercury.

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Heidelberg – 32

  1. Amazing mix of herb and all the minerals and chemicals.
    Beautifully displayed. Thank you again, Dr. Hb!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 02/06/2017, 8:37 PM

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