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DRUG STORE COLLECTION

 Drug Store Collection

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Drug Store SignThe American drug store as we know it came into being around the time of the Civil War. This was when the scientific method became popular and many new drugs were discovered. The drug store, however, is much older than Civil War times. Roman physician, Galen, worked to classify drugs and their effects. His work had such a wide influence that several of Galen's drug compounds were still in use until the beginning of the 19th century. He had the first apothecary, keeping his drugs in wooden boxes in a storeroom (the Greek word for storeroom is apotheca). The first actual drug store, however, opened in Baghdad in A.D. 775. Not only were they first to open a drug store, Arabs were also the first to license their pharmacists. Times, however, were quite different. Pharmacists barely made a living at that time, and did undertaking to supplement their measly income.

Early Drug StoreWe jump ahead to the turn of the century - when patents were popular, and medicines were no exception. Although patented, most medicines were not so unique in formula - cocaine and alcohol were the main ingredients in many of them. Drug companies slowly took over one of the pharmacists' main jobs - mixing the medicine. 80% of medicines were still compounded by pharmacists in the 1920s. In the 1940s, 26% were compounded, and in 1971, the mortar and pestle was nearly defunct, with only 1% of dispensed medicines needing to be compounded by the pharmacist.

Drug Store Old Time Radio ShowsIn the 1920s, drug stores began to incorporate lunch counters and soda fountains into their store plans. Hamburgers sizzled, and neon mortar and pestles flashed in the window. The drug store chain was invented, and had its big boom after WWII. The 1950s were known as the golden age of the drug store, with Rexall Drugs ("Rx to all") taking the lead and setting up shop in what seemed like every town.

This brings us up to date for many of the the radio shows in this collection. Crack yourself up with Archie Andrews, Jack Benny and others as they try to run the drug store with hilarious results. So, slip up on a stool, order yourself and chocolate malt, and shoot the shoot with Kremer (Fibber McGee and Molly's pharmacist) and Richard Q. Peavey of Peavey's Pharmacy (the Gildersleeve's druggist). Also included are some drug store mysteries with Green Hornet, Nick Carter , Perry Mason and Johnny Dollar. There is also a recently added Inner Sanctum episode included in the collection.

See also: Fountain of Fun.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
24 shows - total playtime 10 hours 15 minutes

Archie Andrews 460727 Drugstore Mix Up
Archie Andrews 481214 Job At The Drugstore
CAV430524 332 PHARMACIST'S MATE, FIRST CLASS
COA 430524 Pharmacist's Mate, First Class
Crime & Peter Chambers 540413 02 Charles Avon, Druggist
DDay 470409 Wants To Invest In Drug Store
fm470318 Waiting Outside The Drugstore In The Rain
fm520325 Running Kramer's Drug Store
fm531009 Buying Shampoo At Kramer's Drug Store
GG420222 Selling the Drug Store
GreenHornet 000000 MrBigsDrugStoreRacket
IS 460122 The Confession (Santos Ortega)
JB360216 Drug Store
JB441217 Jack Meets Frank Sinatra in a Drug Store
JB471109 Corner Drug Store
LineUp 521105 Drug Store Robberies
Man Called X 480314 51 Pickled Chemist
Nick Carter 431110 031 Drug Ring Murder
Ph481114 Inventing A New Drug
PM 2723 Checking Drugstore Doctors
PM 2724 Perry At Mr Scott's Drugstore
PM 2761 Back At Drugstore
YTJD 570317 529 The Clever Chemist Matter

 


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