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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. From the makers of Victorian Farm. In a unique experiment historian Ruth Goodman, Professor of Pharmacy Nick Barber and PhD student Tom Quick open the doors to an authentic Victorian Pharmacy. They recreate the birth and evolution of a high street institution we take for granted, but which was once a novel idea. They source ingredients, mix potions and dispense cures. But in an age when skin creams contained arsenic and cold medicines were based on opium, the team need to be highly selective. An age of social change is revealed. The Victorians brought healthcare within the reach of ordinary people for the very first time, and heralded a consumer revolution that reached far beyond medicine to create the model for the modern high street chemist as we know it today
All four episodes of the BBC history series in which Ruth Goodman, Nick Barber and Tom Quick recreate a Victorian pharmacy and some of the many concoctions, potions and unguents that would have been prepared there.