Pharmacy History 222 PHCL Muneera Alwhaibi Msc. Pharmacy history lab 1. Objectives: Brief overview of profession roots. Study history from its origin in ancient Babylonia through the middle of the twentieth century. Pharmacy events before the middle ages.
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For as long as the human species has encountered disease, injury, and illness, people have sought relief.
Empirically based trial and error.
Knowledge based facts , comprehension.
Babylon often called the cradle of civilization, provides the earliest known record of practice of the art of the apothecary.
Practitioners of healing of this era (about 2600 B.C.) were priest, pharmacist and physician.
Symbols that appear in the 'world's oldest prescription'
ShenNung Pen TsaoChing
1900-1100 B.C, is the best known
pharmaceutical record from ancient history.
has observations about the medicinal qualities of herbs.
of drugs available- grew considerably.