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"Medicinal Purposes" - pharmacists and liquor in Victorian Canada

In the first part of a series of conversations on stories from the history of drugs and alcohol, People First Radio speaks with Dan Malleck about pharmacists and liquor laws in Victorian Ontario. Malleck is a historian of medicine at Brock University and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock.

He wrote about the subject in the book “Pleasure and Panic”, published by UBC Press.

Music in the segment: “Seamus O’Brien”, “Rickett’s Hornpipe”, and “Serenader’s Quadrilles”, all courtesy of Ian Bell and The Ontario Traditional Music Library.

Photo credit: Bonnie Tompkins

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