A slice of pharmacy history

A 170-year-old pharmacy is one of the hidden treasures of the University of Melbourne. The Savory and Moore Pharmacy provides visitors with the chance to see pharmacy as it was before the age of mass-produced pharmaceutical products.

Dr Jacqueline Healy, curator of the Medical History Museum, explains how this London pharmacy came to be in a Melbourne museum:

A fine gift

In 1971, the Savory and Moore pharmacy, (built in 1847) was presented to the museum by the Wellcome Institute. The interior celebrates Regency mahogany cabinetwork with a serpentine-fronted display case,