Apothecary is a mostly archaic term for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons, and patients. The modern chemist or pharmacist has taken over this role.
Well established as a profession by the seventeenth century, the apothecaries were chemists, mixing and selling their own medicines. They sold drugs from a fixed shopfront, catering to other medical practitioners, such as surgeons, but also to lay customers walking in from the street.They sold drugs from a fixed shopfront, catering to other medical practitioners, such as surgeons, but also to lay customers walking in from the street.
The Crone, Duncan the Donkey and Cora the Raven hadn’t been in the camp for long before Bonnie set up her cauldron and began conjuring up a variety of bush products that were guaranteed to restore health and ignite creativity. Her Pocket Rocket fuel, in particular was a winner.