"America's First Apothecary General (1775 - 1783)," c. 1952, photogravure by Robert A. Thom. From the series, "A History of Pharmacy in Pictures" presented by Park, Davis, & Company.
The text of the work reads, ""The first American Apothecary General was Bostonian Andrew Craigie, commissioned in 1777. Previously he had served Massachusett's Committee of Safety as Apothecary; took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill. He ably served American forces throughout the War of Independence." In this piece, Craigie administers medicine to a wounded man who lies before him and to his left.
Series Title: A History of Pharmacy in Pictures; George A. Bender, Editor.
Object History: This plaque belonged to Dr. H. L. Ernest of Ellis & Ernest Drug Store, on the corner of 15th and Cumberland Avenue in Knoxville, TN. The drug store was established in 1926 and was one of four stores located in Knoxville*: The University of Tennessee bought the property in 1969 and the store was torn down. A monument now marks its location (see Accession File).
|Title||America's First Apothecary General (1775 - 1783)|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Creator||Thom, Robert A.|
|Dimensions||H-19.62 W-23.25 inches|
|Place of Origin||US|