Hugh Mercer Apothecary


Hugh Mercer Apothecary

Hugh Mercer Apothecary was a pharmacy founded by Hugh Mercer in the mid 18th Century. Mercer was a doctor who fled Scotland after the Battle of Culloden. He travelled to Pennsylvania, where he met Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War and later moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia on Washington's advice to practice medicine and operate an Apothecary.

The building that housed the apothecary has been restored by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia AntiquitiesCite web|url=http://www.apva.org/hughmercerapothecary/|title=Hugh Mercer Apothecary|accessdate=2008-03-04|publisher=APVA Preservation Virginia] to demonstrate 18th Century medical treatments.Cite web|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2004/06/06/AR2005033106849.html|title=A Fine Time, by George|accessdate=2008-03-04|year=2004-06-06|author=Jerry Haines|work=The Washington Post] It also includes a small exhibit on Mercer's life and contributions to the Revolutionary War.Cite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C04E2D7103EF937A25757C0A9669C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2|title=Weekend Excursion; A Genteel Land of War and Heroes|accessdate=2008-03-04|year=2000-04-14|author=Richard Ruda|work=The New York Times] The museum is located at 1020 Caroline Street.

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* [http://www.apva.org/hughmercerapothecary/ APVA: Hugh Mercer Apothecary]


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