Posts published in Day: December 21, 2019

Toad, elk and gunpowder: first pharmacies in central Lithuania

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Would you like some elk antlers? Toads? Human nails or animal excrement? Maybe some spices or petrol? In different periods of  history   all of this could have been found at a Lithuanian pharmacy.   As Lithuania gears up to mark 2020 as the year of the Vilna Gaon and the History of the Jews of Lithuania, LRT English together with Vilnius University and Jewish Heritage Lithuania bring you a series…