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The Pharmacy

The Pharmacy
A small hall leads you to the pharmacy. Originally, this was the entrance for the guests. After they had changed the outside door into a window, this room was used as a pharmacy from 1817 to 1882. During the recent restoration the previous outside door was replaced. The pharmacy shelves on the left side of the room were made by the local carpenter Janssens about 1813. The Latin inscriptions on the pots and on the drawers from the 18th century give us more information about the vegetable, animal and mineral elements used in those days.
Old cupboard - 19th century

The undernourished patients were without any doubt better off with high-calorie food than with some ‘alternative medicines’ like powder of a live caught mole mixed with dried lime tree blossom that was used in the 18th century as a remedy for epilepsy. Against the right wall you can see a pharmacy cupboard dating from the first half of the 20th century used to store all sorts of pharmacy material.