New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Museum in French Quarter

This beautifully preserved shop, groaning with ancient display cases filled with intriguing little bottles, was established in 1823 by Louis J Dufilho, at a time when the pharmaceutical arts were – shall we say – in their infancy. The museum suggests 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).

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