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HCP 210_Checkpoint_Origin of the Modern Day Pharmacy

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Checkpoint: Origin of the Modern-Day Pharmacy Around the year 2,000 BC, the beginnings of pharmacy practice evolved in China. Legend has it that a man name Shennong searched and found hundreds of herbs to potentially be made into a healing concoction. Shennong recorded of his information in The Divine Farmer’s Herb-Root Classic and is still referred to as the patron god to Chinese drug guilds. The way that he dispensed drugs by evaluating the symptoms of the sick and going through neatly lined rows of herbs and mixing them. The herbs were then prescribed to be made into a soup or stew and consumed by the ill. The first permanent hospital with an herbal dispensary was established around 491 by Xiao Ziliang, a Buddhist prince of the Southern Qi dynasty and a
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Unformatted text preview: government hospital was built in the Northern Wei dynasty in 510. The sole purpose of these hospitals was to assist the poor and disabled. In modern day China, there are people trained in both traditional and modern day pharmaceutical practices that assist in the treatment of hepatitis, high blood pressure, cancer, and other diseases that are so far difficult to treat. It took China about 4,000 years to evolve from mixing herbs into soups for consumption to the modern day practices they currently have. Reference History of Pharmacy. In the Chinese World. Retrieved November 17, 2010. http://www.drugnet.com.hk/edu/ph_hist.htm...
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