New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum information
This beautifully preserved shop was 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 his practices would be suspect today (gold-coated pills for the wealthy; opium, alcohol and cannabis for those who needed to feel better for less money).