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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: June 2013

RIP Tony Guest: Glastonbury Festival pharmacist 1997 to 2008

Posted by: Jim HutchinsWed, 19 Jun 2013

Why some chillis are hot and others not

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 19 Jun 2013

Lambeth’s lost brook

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 19 Jun 2013

On my way home after visiting the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Lambeth headquarters I usually head for Elephant & Castle station via Brook Drive. On one side of this street the tiny front gardens of the terraced houses feature Lambeth’s sombre black wheelie-bins; the other side has the snazzy green, blue and brown bins of Southwark.

Anyone for real tennis?

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 19 Jun 2013

Wimbledon tennis fortnight is upon us once again. For the duration of the championships, a temporary pharmacy will, as usual, be established within the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. But enough about pharmacy. What interests me is a logomachy about the origin of some tennis terms.

Pharmacy comic opera

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 12 Jun 2013

Carlo Goldoni, born in Venice in 1707, was a prolific playwright and librettist. He wrote some of Italy’s best-loved plays and made significant contributions to the then new genre of comic opera. He is thought to have been an apothecary’s son, and one of his works was set in an apothecary’s shop.

Tapeworm and epilepsy

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 12 Jun 2013

Sacred lotus and repair of faulty genes

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 12 Jun 2013

Malaria and purple dye

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 5 Jun 2013

Is five-a-day a fallacy?

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 5 Jun 2013

Looking for something to read while waiting to see my GP, I picked up an NHS leaflet that offered tips on “better eating”. Unfortunately, several of the tips merely repeat popular beliefs for which there is little real evidence. Perhaps the biggest fallacy is: “Have at least five portions of fruit or vegetables every day”.

A pharmacist and a pioneering botanist

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 5 Jun 2013

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