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Advert for Smithson's Chemists Shop, reverse side

Advert for Smithson's Chemists Shop, reverse side

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Evan.7451

Item number: 7451

Genre: Leaflet

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The early years of the Victorian era were blighted by outbreaks of infectious diseases; but they were also a time of unprecedented research in chemistry and growth in the pharmaceutical industry. The Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain was founded in 1841, obliging all chemists to put themselves on a national register.

The windows of Victorian chemists, such as this one, were brightly coloured with distinctive bottles containing a variety of available drugs.

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