Everyone knows about the plague doctors. Why didn't the image of medieval pharmacists gain such popularity?

Everyone knows about the plague doctors. Why didn't the image of medieval pharmacists gain such popularity?

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Answer 1
August, 2021

The image of the plague doctor is firmly entrenched in heads because of its eccentricity: a mask with a beak, a cane, a hoodie, a hat - everything is dark and stylish. And the medieval pharmacist is the guy behind the counter with cans and jars. And before the plague, and during and after. Nothing more remarkable than a medieval butcher or potter.

Answer 2
August, 2021

Because a medieval doctor is also a pharmacist, a nurse and a pathologist. In those days, the division was only between therapy and surgery - therapists treated with different drugs, which they themselves made, while surgeons were a kind of artisans. Going to a surgeon in those days was tantamount to suicide, when a person turned to him, this meant that all the usual "normal" medicine in the form of therapy was exhausted.

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