March 13: Pharmacy Fun Fact

Which famous American figure started working in a neighborhood pharmacy as a clerk and dispensing medications?

Which famous American figure started working in a neighborhood pharmacy as a clerk and dispensing medications?

Answer: Benjamin Franklin! The Founding Father was a pharmacist before he was ever a printer or a statesman. Working as a clerk in a neighborhood mercantile store, he dispensed medicines, herbs and various curatives.

REFERENCE

Phamous Pharmacist. David Perry Books.https://www.davidperrybooks.com/phamous-pharmacists/. Updated 2016. Accessed March 13, 2020.

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