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Please join us on Saturday, August 24, at 9 a.m. when popular lecturer Gordon Kenneson returns to Windsor Historical Society to deliver a fascinating program on The Apothecary’s Profession. Windsor’s own Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee of Windsor set bones, sutured wounds, pulled teeth, and treated smallpox victims on occasion, but his real specialty was the preparation and sale of substances for medicinal purposes. This facet of medicine was termed the apothecary’s profession.

The word “apothecary” comes from Greek and Latin words referring to shops and shopkeepers. Learn how the apothecary’s profession evolved over millennia and why James I of England granted apothecaries their own guild in 1617.

What was the symbol of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and how accurate was its depiction?

Who (and what) was the link between the Worshipful Society, the British Museum, and milk chocolate?

And just who was Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim? What was his significance?

Along the way, you will discover intriguing treatments for disease in the late 18th century, Dr. Chaffee’s time period, some of them common herbs available in any kitchen garden.

$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS members

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