To celebrate the opening of the new RPS museum microsite, we have released an extra special festive edition of the RPS Pharma Scene podcast!
In this episode, we have a rare and remarkable Christmas treat, courtesy of our RPS Museum archives: a long-lost gramophone recording from 1888, made by the RPS' first female member, Fanny Elizabeth Potter.
Using the latest available gramophone technology, Fanny seems to have accidentally recorded herself serving a gentleman customer in her Fleckney shop on Christmas Eve 1888. The pair discuss the role of women in pharmacy, indigestion remedies, and natural versus scientific medicines.
How could such a remarkable document have survived all this time? And what really are Holdroyd's Celebrated Stomach and Liver Pills?
Listen to the RPS Pharma Scene podcast RPS Pharma Scene #8 - 1888 Christmas Special on the website, on Spotify and other platforms.
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