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Pharmacy recipe M.D. Stern, Odessa, Ukraine

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Years of issue: 1910
Signatures: no signature
Serie: Prescription
Specimen of: 1910
Material: Paper
Size (mm): 180 х 67
Printer: Unknown printer

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Pharmacy recipe M.D. Stern, Odessa




Pharmacy recipe M.D. Stern, Odessa


On right side is The facade of M.D. Sterns pharmacy, at 63 Rishelievskaya Street, and the coat of arms of Russian Empire with laurel branches.

M.D. Stern also worked, then, as the secretary of the Odessa Society of Pharmacy Keepers.

"Since the end of the XIX century, the pharmacy of A. Gaevsky and A. Popovsky in the Russov house has become a pharmaceutical factory and a pharmacy store, practically unparalleled in its industry in terms of not only the city, but also the region. It is extremely important that the pharmacy had not only the usual premises for this kind of institutions, where pharmacists simply mixed medicinal ingredients: Gaevsky had a full-fledged chemical laboratory in which genuine scientific research work was carried out. (By the way, the second and last chemical laboratory of the same kind in Odessa functioned at the pharmacy of his former partner, V.L. Piskorsky). In other words, he invented his own preparations, including those for household and cosmetic purposes: deodorants, soaps, disinfectants, etc. In addition, this enterprise cooperated with leading pharmaceutical companies in Europe, regularly receiving all new products.

Significantly, the local Society of Pharmacy Owners was based here. The goals of the society were primarily "to improve pharmacy, to promote the preservation of the ethics of the pharmaceutical title", to exchange scientific information, and to help people wishing to get a pharmaceutical education. Only those who had the status of a Master of Pharmacy or a pharmacist could be full members. A.N. Popovsky, his deputy was E.Ya. Zaydeman, secretary of M.D. Stern, members of the council - A.E. Gaevsky, M.S. Kogan and S. B. Perelmuter, who enjoyed well-deserved prestige in the city. The annual membership fee was charged in the amount of 10 Rubles.

If we call a spade a spade, then it turns out that the Society of Pharmacy Keepers and "Gaevsky's Pharmacy" are actually one and the same legal entity, one and the same historical character. By innovating in the field of pharmacy, the pharmacy and the Society, for example, not only promoted and prepared new drugs, but contributed to health education. One of the manifestations of educational work was all kinds of popular publications, including the registers of doctors and medical institutions in Odessa in the specialties of the 1910s, which are now of considerable interest to historians and local historians.

In 1908, after the death of A.P. Russov, the house on the corner of Sadovaya and Sobornaya squares was bought by A.E. Gaevsky. His pharmacy continued to flourish and gain momentum; a permanent exhibition of innovative chemical and pharmaceutical preparations appeared in it. In the 1910s, there were already two laboratories here: “Technical and pharmaceutical” and “Chemical and analytical”. At that time, the famous trading company of medical goods "V. and E. Nurik", one of the suppliers of the famous pharmacy, lodged in the house of Gaevsky. Throughout the Soviet period, "duty pharmacy No. 1" remained the largest pharmacy in Odessa and at the same time retained its own name - Gaevsky's pharmacy".( .rus)

The prescription was written out to Folkstein (?) by the doctor Alexei Akimovich Drizo. Alexey Akimovich lived, in the early 90s of the XIX century, in the house of L. Mrost (built in 1899), at the address: Jewish street (Evreiskaja) 19. Later, A.A. Drizo lived at 22 Police Street (Bunin Street). ( .rus)

The inscription on the recipe: "Take 4 times a day by 1 tablette".


Pharmacy recipe M.D. Stern, Odessa

Now, a little about the illness of the Mr. Folkstein, to whom the prescription was written. I was interested in what he was being treated for, judging by the drugs of the drug indicated on the reverse of the prescription.

I translated from Latin and this is what happened (the ingredients are in the same order as on the recipe):

"Ipecacuanha, or emetic root (lat. Carapichea ipecacuanha) is a herbaceous plant of the Rubiaceae family, a species of the genus Carapichea, until recently belonged to the genus Psychotria. It grows in Brazil, in the upper reaches of the right tributaries of the Amazon River, and is also cultivated in India, Indonesia and Tanzania Jean Adrian, German doctor first showed the medicinal value of this plant. 0.3

Codeine - 3-methylmorphine, an opium alkaloid, is used as a centrally acting antitussive drug, usually in combination with other substances such as terpinhydrate. It has a weak narcotic (opiate) and analgesic effect, and therefore is also used as a component of pain relievers. 0.3

Sodium hydrogen carbonate - soda 3.0

Sugar 4.0"

This is how Amoebic dysentery was treated. The same recipe is indicated in the USSR medical reference book of 1940.

Amoebiasis, also known amoebic dysentery, is an infection caused by any of the amoebae of the Entamoeba group. Symptoms are most common during infection by Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebiasis can be present with no, mild, or severe symptoms. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea. Complications can include inflammation and ulceration of the colon with tissue death or perforation, which may result in peritonitis. People affected may develop anemia due to loss of blood.