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Christmas miscellany 2011

Christmas miscellany articles published in the Christmas double issue of Staphy/Dreamstime.comThe Pharmaceutical Journal (24/31 December 2011) 


Not much fun on Christmas Day 1911
Medicines chests supplied by Burroughs Wellcome were among the provisions on Scott's ill-fated slog to the South Pole, writes Andrew Haynes  
PJ 2011;287:734-6

Where I looked after Mrs Lop-Eared Wolf
According to the Canadian Tourism Commission, Canada offers a world of extraordinary experiences. Pharmacist Craig Forster shares the ones he had during five years in Alberta
PJ 2011;287:737-8

Pharmacy in the South American way
Gareth Malson describes an experience of Argentinian pharmacy 
PJ 2011;287:738

When mother's milk is not enough
Global baby food and formula sales are projected to reach sales of $37.6 billion by 2014. Briony Hudson traces the history of commercial baby food to its roots in pharmacy
PJ 2011;287:739-40

Short tale from a small tin of aspirin
From aspirin to gravy. R.C. Jacob was inspired to research the history of Victorian firm Burdall's Ltd, by a small tin given to him by his father. The company, based in Sheffield, was famous for its gravy salt and sold preparations such as camphor ice, liver salts and Seidlitz powders.
PJ 2011;287:741

Useful presents for friends at the front
In the early years of the 1914–18 war, advertisements appeared in The Times for preparations containing morphine and cocaine in the form of gelatin lamels. They were advertised by Savory & Moore, chemists to King George V, as a “useful present for friends at the front”. Stuart Anderson explores the history of drug use by service personnel in wartime
PJ 2011;287:742-3

How we kept spirits up during the war
Lily Brown, at the age of 14, began to work in a pharmacy in Eastham in 1938. She gives an account of what life was like and how the pharmacy dealt with supply shortages, for example, producing its own lipstick, face powder and Brylcreem
PJ 2011;287:744 

T'was ever thus: health depends on a loo
Leila Taheri found out what a young Co-op pharmacist has been doing in Togo
PJ 2011;287:745 

Pharmabridge makes dreams come true
Lin-Nam Wang reports on a programme that has been building bridges across the globe  
PJ 2011;287:746

T'was the night before Christmas
A festive pharmacy verse from Sarah Marshall, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore  
PJ 2011;287:747

COMPETITION: Can you spot the differences?
PJ 2011;287:748

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11091729

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