Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Posted: February 6, 2013 | Updated: December 14, 2018
- In addition to being a medicine and pharmacy museum, the apothecary is also a museum of military and political affairs
- Learn about the medical practices of the 1700s, including what was used for aspirin, how to soothe a sore throat, or why sulfur was considered a good lotion
- Mary Washington was one of Dr. Mercer’s patients
Fun Fact: In Hugh Mercer’s time, cobwebs were used to stop bleeding of wounds.
December 14, 2018