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Thank you for highlighting the effects of the First World War on the prices of drugs 100 years ago.1The effects of war and civil unrest on essential medical supplies remains a major problem.In 1916, in England, Burroughs Wellcome published as series of advertisements highlighting their commercial achievements.2 The picture below gives an interesting insight into therapeutic agents of 100 years ago.Source and acknowledgement: From The Chemist and Druggist 30 September 1916. Wellcome Library Digitised Collections and the Internet Archive. John HolmesPublic Health Physician / Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Dunedin, New Zealand References1.100 Years Ago: World War 1. The Prices of Drugs. N Z Med 2015;128(1411). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2015/vol-128-no-1411-27-mar-2015/64872.Tansey EM. Medicines and men: Burroughs, Wellcome & Co, and the British drug industry before the Second World War. J R Soc Med. 2002;95(8):411–6.

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Thank you for highlighting the effects of the First World War on the prices of drugs 100 years ago.1The effects of war and civil unrest on essential medical supplies remains a major problem.In 1916, in England, Burroughs Wellcome published as series of advertisements highlighting their commercial achievements.2 The picture below gives an interesting insight into therapeutic agents of 100 years ago.Source and acknowledgement: From The Chemist and Druggist 30 September 1916. Wellcome Library Digitised Collections and the Internet Archive. John HolmesPublic Health Physician / Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Dunedin, New Zealand References1.100 Years Ago: World War 1. The Prices of Drugs. N Z Med 2015;128(1411). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2015/vol-128-no-1411-27-mar-2015/64872.Tansey EM. Medicines and men: Burroughs, Wellcome & Co, and the British drug industry before the Second World War. J R Soc Med. 2002;95(8):411–6.

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Thank you for highlighting the effects of the First World War on the prices of drugs 100 years ago.1The effects of war and civil unrest on essential medical supplies remains a major problem.In 1916, in England, Burroughs Wellcome published as series of advertisements highlighting their commercial achievements.2 The picture below gives an interesting insight into therapeutic agents of 100 years ago.Source and acknowledgement: From The Chemist and Druggist 30 September 1916. Wellcome Library Digitised Collections and the Internet Archive. John HolmesPublic Health Physician / Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Dunedin, New Zealand References1.100 Years Ago: World War 1. The Prices of Drugs. N Z Med 2015;128(1411). http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2015/vol-128-no-1411-27-mar-2015/64872.Tansey EM. Medicines and men: Burroughs, Wellcome & Co, and the British drug industry before the Second World War. J R Soc Med. 2002;95(8):411–6.

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