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Mahogany medicine chest, England, 1801-1900 (yeah, it's not American but I'm still pinning it to this board)

lunaghoststar: “ Mahogany medicine chest, England, 1801 The mahogany medicine chest contains boxes, bottles and tubes of medications to treat a number of conditions. The chest includes treatments to purge the body by vomiting (emetics), by sweating.

I love seeing the huge changes from then and now. And I agree, though the vast majority of our pharmaceutical agents are plant derivatives, synthetic and biological products are rapidly gaining ground on the world of botanical medicine. It is not a surprise that most physicians in times past were botanists. In fact one of my undergrad majors was botany...

The vast majority of our pharmaceutical agents are plant derivatives, synthetic and biological products are rapidly gaining ground on the world of botanical medicine. It is not a surprise that most physicians in times past were botanists.