Unless you were lucky, usually the only way to get the medical attention was to wait for the Doctor or use those "home remedies" that had been passed down from generation to generation. Later as more and more people moved into small towns, the Country Store appeared on the scene. Now I know what your thinking. How did the Country School help in caring for the sick. Depending on where you lived, a few Stores had an Apothecary. An Apothecary is defined as: " one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes". This person was usually the front line for treating people with medications that were prepared or compounded from the old "home remedies", roots and wild flowers, and other items that would help cure you. We think nothing of today to run down the CVS or Walgreens to pick up either what the Doctor has prescribed or that "off the shelf" product. Once we get back home, we usually feel like we can trust what we had just picked up and that it will work. Going to the Apothecary was not the same. Their products ran from the liquid, alcohol based cure, the 'cupping and bleeding' or Leeches, or maybe the latest cure from a traveling peddler. We never seem to understand how much medical science has improved until you are faced with going to an area that has limited medical service.
Come visit our Country Store and relive the days of the Apothecary. View all the "latest cures" and products that will fix you right up!