The Development of the Science of Pharmacy

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Pharmacy which is also known as an independent science was dated to go way back to the 19th century. In the pre-history of pharmacy, Paleopharmacological was the study used on medicinal plants. As far as the earliest medicine that was used to help people was commonly used as an alternative medicine, which was called Sushruta Samhita. It came from an Indian Ayurvedic treatise that was known as a system of traditional medicine that was native to India. This alternative medicine was dated to be used in the 6th century BC. For a long time India was considered to be the place of great medicine along with patient care. After India’s discovery of medicine is Egypt who’s earliest known of recorded medicine was found around 1875 by a man named George Ebers. The written medicine remedies were dated to have been there since 1500 B.C. and had over 800 remedies. As for other regions such as Mesopotamia, China and Greece their discovery of medicine wasn’t that far down. In Mesopotamia 2600 B.C. was their recorded date of medicine practice. The practice of medicine was found in a city called Babylonia. From there was their growth of knowledge of medicine and science. China’s discovery of dated medicine was found around 2000 B.C. but, with the Chinese they believed that herbs were and still is the main cure for any disease that one might have. The first known herbal remedy writtings was called Pen T’sao and was said to have been written by a man named Shen Nung. Pen T’sao has about 365
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