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The Pharmacy, 1912 artwork

The Pharmacy (1912). Oil painting by the Swiss artist Marius Borgeaud (1861-1924) titled La Pharmacie (The Pharmacy). The signature and date (1912) are at lower left. Two women are waiting (left), while the pharmacist (right) selects ingredients from the shelves to prepare a remedy. The role of modern pharmacists originated from the older profession of apothecary. This artwork is held at the Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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1900s Apothecary Drug Drugs Flask Flasks France French Jars Oil Painting Patient Patients Pharmacist Pharmacological Pharmacology Preparing Prescribing Remedies Remedy Shelves Swiss Treatment Treatments Women Lausanne


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The Pharmacy, 1912 - A Glimpse into the Evolution of Modern Medicine

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. Step back in time with this print of Marius Borgeaud's oil painting, "The Pharmacy" from 1912. Immerse yourself in the historical atmosphere as you witness two women patiently waiting on the left while a pharmacist meticulously selects ingredients from shelves to prepare a remedy on the right. This artwork beautifully captures the transition from apothecary to modern pharmacy practices. The role of pharmacists has evolved over centuries, and this piece serves as a poignant reminder of their origins. As we gaze upon this scene, we are reminded that behind every prescription lies an intricate history rooted in ancient remedies and healing traditions. Housed at the Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne in Switzerland, Borgeaud's masterpiece invites us to reflect on our own relationship with medicine and its profound impact on society. With its exquisite attention to detail and skillful use of light and color, this artwork transports us back to a bygone era where jars filled with potent concoctions lined wooden shelves. Join us as we delve into the world of early 20th-century pharmacology through Borgeaud's lens. Let your imagination wander amidst flasks and remedies, appreciating both the artistry behind this oil painting and its significance within medical history.

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