The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: June 17

June 17, 1773.
Just IMPORTED from London, in the Virginia, Captain Esten, and to be SOLD at my Shop, in Williamsburg, A Fresh Assortment of DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Chymical and Galenical; Also fine Sallad Oil, Pickles, Spices, Currants, Figs, Prunes, Gold and Silver Leaf, Ivory Syringes, Tooth Brushes, and Lancets. . . . William Pasteur

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) June 17, 1773

About this entry:

After serving his apprenticeship in Williamsburg, William Pasteur completed his studies at St. Thomas Hospital in London. He opened his shop by 1760 where he sold all kinds of medicines. He later went into business with one of his own apprentices, John Minson Galt. Today, medical history is interpreted at the Pasteur-Galt Apothecary on Duke of Gloucester Street.

Sources: Cotner, Physick.

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