Step back in time with the podcast Christmas special

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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