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  • Resurrecting antique ale

    22 APR 2015 By Andrew Haynes

    A microbrewery in Finland’s Baltic Sea archipelago of Åland has recently launched a beer with a 19th century recipe. The formula is derived from the chemical analysis of contaminated booze recovered from a schooner that was shipwrecked some 170 years ago.

  • The Great Exhibition of 1851 (pictured) was a once-in-a-generation opportunity for British pharmacy to showcase its products to the world. Yet it was an event beset with disagreements and was judged by many to have been a missed opportunity

    Pharmacy and the Great Exhibition of 1851

    10 APR 2015 By Stuart Anderson

    Pharmacy’s Great Exhibition was an opportunity missed, writes Stuart Anderson.

  • Different types of mummy could be used to make tincture, treacle, elixir or balsam, which could in turn be used for treating different types of affliction

    Using a mummy as a medicine

    8 APR 2015 By Peter Homan

    Different types of mummy could be used to make tincture, treacle, elixir or balsam, which could, in turn, be used for treating different types of affliction.

  • Ethical dilemmas study Subscription

    1 APR 2015 11:13

    Keele alumni who graduated from 2012 onwards and who are currently practising or undertaking their pre-registration year are invited to take part in a research study. The study aims to investigate how undergraduate teaching at Keele University prepares students to deal with ethical dilemmas in practice. Those interested in participating in the research should contact Maria Allinson (lecturer in pharmacy practice at Keele University) at m.d.allinson@keele.ac.uk.  

  • Yawning warning: why do we yawn?

    27 MAR 2015 By Andrew Haynes
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    Yawning is contagious, even between members of different species. But why is it that we need to yawn?

  • David Herold, Pharmacist who helped Lincoln's assassin

    The pharmacist who helped Lincoln’s assassin

    27 MAR 2015 By Andrew Haynes
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    Pharmacist David Edgar Herold helped John Wilkes Booth to escape after he had assassinated Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865.

  • Winifred Atwell: pharmacist and world renowned musician

    10 MAR 2015 By Andrew Haynes

    Pianist Winifred Atwell, who sold more than 30 million records, was also a qualified pharmacist.

  • Dharavi is one of the world’s most populous and crowded slums in Mumbai, India. A recent exhibition used various types of art to raise awareness of public health issues

    Promoting public health in a slum region through art

    9 MAR 2015 By Andrew Haynes

    In Dharavi, a slum region of Mumbai, India, a recent exhibition used various types of art to raise awareness of public health issues.

  • Smoking cessation – the Nazi method

    25 NOV 2014 By Steve Bremer

    Not renowned for its public health measures, Nazi Germany led the first anti-smoking campaign in modern history and was the most powerful anti-smoking movement in the world during the 1930s and early 1940s.

  • The afflictions of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    12 NOV 2014 By David Walsh

    Famous as a post-impressionist artist, unfortunate Toulouse-Lautrec was afflicted with pycnodysostosis. David Walsh explains

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