- Editor: Programa Galeno
- Published: May 4, 2017
(Between bottles. Anecdotes and curiosities in the history of pharmacy)
The history of pharmacy is the history of the world and civilization. The instinct, the religious faith and the magic were the gates to a territory in which reason guided the steps of those who sought to relieve physical pain of human beings and to provide them with the gift of health.
Greek and Mayan herbariums, Chinese drug dealers, and Venetian spice merchants provided the ingredients to apothecaries for them to formulate medicine and give birth to drugstores. Convents and hospitals were the centres from which modern pharmacy would emerge.