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APOTHECARY. Referred to both the person who
manufactured and dispensed medicines, and the shop in
which those medicines were sold. The appearance of the
first apothecary in history was in Baghdad in 754 AD.
Apothecaries were at their most popular throughout the
1700s but by the turn of the century, they were starting to
be outnumbered by Victorian chemists. However in the
modern age, for a few remaining establishments, the
apothecary as it was once known is all but extinct.

TABLE OF 0 Olden Days of Pharmacy
by Marie Angeli Durban
0 Diseases in the Olden Times
by Marie Angeli Durban

0 Medicinal Plants Back Then
by Alyssa Reese Lantaca

0 The People Behind Drugs
by Alyssa Reese Lantaca

0 International Legislations
by Leslie Gwen Empuerto

0 Centerfold: Timeline
0 Philippine Laws

by Leslie Gwen Empuerto

0 Modern Diseases
by Marielle Faith Panes

0 Vaccines for Flu, Polio, etc.
by Marielle Faith Panes

0 Pandemic & E-Prescriptions
by Cyrel Supera

0 Immunizing Pharmacists
by Cyrel Supera

0 Editorial

The Greek god of healing with
his daughter, the Greek
goddess of health. The Rod of
Asclepius, one snake around a
rod as the symbol of doctors,
and the Bowl of Hygieia, a snake
drinking from a cup as the
symbol of pharmacists. The
two divinities are accompanied
by a snake, the symbol of
wisdom and healing power.

AVICENNA. The Persian Galen.

As they say, there are times when we have to look Saint Cosmas and Damian were third century Arabian-born
back to see how far we have come and realise twin brothers who embraced Christianity and practiced
that we made progress after all. Certainly, medicine and surgery without a fee. Due to this, it led them to
the practice of Pharmacy has evolved and be known as the holy unmercenaries, the Anargyroi. They
developed throughout the centuries. That reputedly cured blindness, fever, paralysis and reportedly
said, let us take a walk down memory expelled a breast serpent. Aside from this, they were credited
lane, to revisit the rich history of the profession, back to for being the first to attempt a limb transplant on a human
where it all started and how it came to be. Here, we will be being. Hundreds of healing miracles are attributed to the twin
featuring some of the renowned personalities that created saints. They are most famous for the miracle of the black leg.
history through their remarkable contributions. All that the It is said that the saints appeared in the man’s dream carrying
practice of Pharmacy is known for today, and what it will be an ointment and an instrument. In his dream, the saints
known for or become in the next generations, we owe it all to decided to remove his diseased leg surgically and grafted a
these people who became our beacon of light, that continues healthy leg from a recently-deceased Ethiopian who was
to inspire, guide, and give hope to pharmacists all around the buried in another church. When the man awoke, he reached
world. for his leg and felt no pain and observed that he now had two
Hippocrates of Kos was a Greek physician who lived from healthy legs although one was not his.
about 460 B.C. to 375 B.C. At a time when most people Avicenna “The Persian Galen” also known as Ibn Sina was a
attributed sickness to superstition and the wrath of the gods, true polymath with his contributions ranging from medicine,
he taught that all forms of illness had a natural cause. He psychology and pharmacology to geology, physics, astronomy,
established the first intellectual school devoted chemistry, and philosophy. His most important contribution
to teaching the practice of medicine. For to medical science was his famous book, "The Canon of
this, he is widely known as the "Father of Medicine." A larger portion of the first book discusses the
Medicine." The school of medicine focused causes of health and disease and emphasizes the importance of
on treating the causes of disease rather considering both physical and psychological factors when
than just its symptoms. Moreover, these devising medical treatment plans for patients. Furthermore,
early medical practitioners promoted the he also emphasized on preventative care through balancing
systematic study of clinical medicine. the six essential lifestyle factors, including diet, nutrition, and
Meaning to say, they studied diseases by exercise, etc. Aside from this, he was also credited with some
directly examining the living person. Through of the early stirrings of important public health and safety
his efforts, medical practice pointed in a new measures still in practice today, such as quarantine. In his
direction, one that would move toward a observations throughout The Canon, he identifies
more rational and scientific view of medicine. Tuberculosis as a contagious disease whose victims should be


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