Resident Hospital Apothecaries in Georgian Bristol

For the first 120 years of Bristol’s hospitals, an Apothecary was their only full-time medical practitioner.

Although Apothecary rated low in the medical hierarchy, many went on to become MD or to run very lucrative private practices.

This is about the work they did, and the men who did it.

About the Author

Michael Whitfield was senior lecturer in General Practice in the University of Bristol. In his retirement he has devoted himself to the history of medical practice in nineteenth-century Bristol, and is author of several ALHA Books.

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