A History of the Apothecary: The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum lets visitors explore the role of the apothecary through the ages, his responsibilities and methods of healing.

Castor beans Many of the jars on these mahogany shelves were filled in the nineteenth century by Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr., America’s first licensed pharmacist. The vast majority of the medicines of the day were plant-based.
Photograph by Geraldine Laufer