“The Historical Apothecary Compendium” — Lecture and Book Signing by Author Dr. Daniel Goldstein | News Release | City of Alexandria

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The Historical Apothecary Compendium

Lecture and Book Signing by Author on November 2

On Wednesday, November 2 join medical toxicologist and amateur apothecary historian Dr. Daniel Goldstein as he discusses his research method and adventures while writing his recently published book The Historical Apothecary Compendium.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. with a book signing and reception to follow in the lecture hall of the Alexandria Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street.

The Historical Apothecary Compendium is a comprehensive, illustrated handbook intended for collectors of apothecary bottles and other pharmaceutical and medical paraphernalia, covering artifacts likely to appear in North America and the United Kingdom from early Colonial times through approximately 1920. The book contains by far the largest compendium of terms used on apothecary bottles and other wares, comprising over 10,000 entries.


Tickets are $10.  To purchase tickets, please visit the online shop or call 703.746.3852 and can be purchased online at alexandriava.gov/Shop.  Proceeds from the lecture benefit the educational programs of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.  For more information about the Museum, visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or call 703.746.3852.


The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Lauren.Gleason@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3852, Virginia Relay 711.


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