New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum information
This beautifully preserved little shop groans with ancient display cases filled with intriguing little bottles. Established in 1816 by Louis J Dufilho, at a time when the pharmaceutical arts were – shall we say – in their infancy, the museum claims Dufilho was the nation’s first licensed pharmacist, although today his practices would be suspect (gold-coated pills for the wealthy; opium, alcohol and cannabis for those with less cash).