|Wall of glassware, Medicine Man gallery, Wellcome Collection|
My iPhone photo edited in Snapseed.
Well, that could be over-stating it a tad, but I couldn't resist a small snort of delight when I discovered that apothecaries — the forerunners of pharmacists and GPs — originally dealt in wine, herbs and spices.
Of course they did.
A decent wine and a tasty meal is always good for what ails me.
|Image credit : Wellcome Library, London|
Mind you, I have my doubts about both the gourmand qualities and the provenance of the Ocul Cancr (crab eyes) and Sang Draco (dragon blood) that these jars once contained.
I reckon I'd need a hearty Merlot to go with either of those.
|Cropped iPhone pic of oil painting|
Imagine my shock when I discovered that Rose actually walks among us, looking for all the world like a normal human being. Alphabetical pantries and fridges with perfectly aligned foodstuffs.
People really have those.
|Image credit: Wellcome Library, London|
These last images suggest that perhaps it's a rare genetic condition that began with apothecaries.
During the month of April, I am participating in the Blogging from A–Z Challenge.
My posts will all feature images of and by the Wellcome Collection, Euston, London: the free destination for the incurably curious.