The Apothecary

An apothecary is a person who prepares and sells drugs and other medicines like a pharmacist. This person also preforms procedures that are supposed to help cure people who have diseases and illnesses.

An apothecary would make medicines and that cure people. The medicines were made from herbs and plants.

Apothecary’s Tools:

1. some of the tools that they used were:

2. knife

3. herbs

4. tongue scraper

5. tooth extractor

6. adhesive plaster

7. bandages

Required skills

The person would first of all have to stand the sight of blood and if you had this ability you would be known as a “doctor's boy”. They would also have to learn what herbs to mix and in general what to do when a sick person walked into the room.

The person would have to know math and science for their craft. In math they would have to know how to charge for their craft and count the money that they received. In science they would have to know the human body for surgery or something like that. They would have to know were to cut the skin in bloodletting and all of that.

The person received those skills from apprenticeship. It would take 3 to 6 years of that to become an apothecary and that would have to have had a collage degree. Some boys started medical careers at the age of 15. The teachers taught anatomy, osyeology, compounding of medicine, surgery, and the writings of Hippocrates. At the end of the apprenticeship the doctor's boy did bloodletting, tooth pulling, dressing wounds, and minor surgery.

This craft was useful to everybody because everybody got sick.