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A retail location where medicines and drugs are prepared and dispensed by qualified pharmacists who have gone to school to specialize in drug therapy and the prescription of medication. Starting in the 18th century, the modern practice of pharmacy emerged as a result of the integration of the health and chemical sciences, as the scientific method overtook more traditional forms of health care, such as folk medicine, home remedies, and homeopathy.

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"Pharmacy at Blists Hill, June 28, 2009" by anthony kelly is licensed under CC BY.

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