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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum logo
514 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA
70130
United States

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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the building that now houses the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum was constructed in 1823 for Louis Dufilho Jr., America’s First Licensed Pharmacist (1816).
Bloodletting, leeches and questionable medical practices are featured on the ground floor of this mid-19th Century apothecary shop. Hand-blown apothecary bottles filled with crude drugs, medicinal herbs, “gris-gris” potions used by Voodoo practitioners and rare patent medicines speak of a time when pharmacists compounded their own medicines and modern medical theory was in its infancy. Learn about methods of administration including pills, teas, plasters, tinctures and injectable medications. A rare 1880s linen prescription file and hanging prescription spools represent recordkeeping in the pharmacist’s compounding area.
An 1855 Italian marble soda fountain speaks of the opulence of the mid-19th Century. View the luxury of gold-plated pills requested by wealthy patrons and the indulgence of opiate-based tonics administered for pain and pleasure.
Explore the Rosenthal Spectacles Collection and exhibits on women’s healthcare and epidemics on the second floor. Discover a 19th Century herb garden and learn about plant-based medicine in the Museum’s historic courtyard.


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