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The Shop

Coloured cartoon from the Northern Looking Glass 3 September 1825, the fifth in the series "Essay on Modern Medical Education". Entitled "The Shop", it depicts mischievous students in an apothecary's shop. While a woman customer attempts to buy medicine, one student fires a syringe-full of water at another grinding ingredients with a pestle. Students were notorious for getting up to "high jinks" and their apparent lack of concern for the feelings of the sick.

Reference: Sp Coll Bh14-x.8

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

apothecaries, apothecaries' shops, chemists, chemists' shops, dispensaries, drugs, fashions, Glasgow Looking Glass, lithographs, medical students, medicines, Northern Looking Glass, syringes, women

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