- Hugh Mercer Apothecary
Hugh Mercer Apothecary was a pharmacy founded by
Hugh Mercerin the mid 18th Century. Mercer was a doctor who fled Scotlandafter the Battle of Culloden. He travelled to Pennsylvania, where he met Colonel George Washingtonduring the French and Indian Warand later moved to Fredericksburg, Virginiaon 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.
* [http://www.apva.org/hughmercerapothecary/ APVA: Hugh Mercer Apothecary]
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