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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2007

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  • Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    •Turpentines •Oil of turpentine •Colophony •Wood tar •Pine silvestris oil Tze roung Tan/

  • How many animals can you spot?

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    Vasyl Helevashuk/

  • Employment and situations vacant: new opportunities for colonic bacteria

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    We each employ one hundred billion entities. They work for free, only asking for food and lodgings in return. These are our resident bacteria, the inhabitants of our gastrointestinal tract.

  • Could we have dispensed with water?

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    Water is the substance of life. It can also terminate human life if the life it supports causes diseases such as cholera or typhus. Up to and including the middle of the 19th century sources of drinking water included distilled water, rainwater, well water, mineral springs, lakes, streams and rivers. It would have been unfortunate for the 18th or 19th

  • Frogs and snails and invertebrate tales

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    Christopher Shaw is professor in drug discovery at the School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University, Belfast

  • Recollections of 70 years in pharmacy

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    Seventy years ago, I knew nothing about pharmacy — few people did. I had just left school and was unemployed for several months. Fortunately my ex-headmaster found me a job in a local chemist and mineral water manufacturer.

  • Jacob Bell and drawing: Victorian pharmacist and patron of the arts Subscription

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    The museum’s online exhibition provides a more detailed analysis of Jacob Bell’s life, his contribution to pharmacy and his art collection, including pictures of all 16 works in the National Collection.

  • An expedition into penguin territory Subscription

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    Steven Kayne With a gross tonnage of just 2,398 the vessel looked incredibly small as it lay surrounded by cruise ships in Ushaia harbour at the very tip of South America.

  • Pharmacy — come rain, hail or shine

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    Michael Hewitson Sandbags helped... sort of

  • Comfrey: ancient and modern uses

    22 DEC 2007 0:00

    Christiane Staiger is an industrial pharmacist at Merck Consumer Health Care in Germany and a member of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy

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