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TITLE
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy re: Zam-Buk
EXTERNAL ID
Z_HCD_DOC_0033
PLACENAME
Arnisdale
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
DATE OF IMAGE
1912
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
7430
KEYWORDS
letter
pharmacy
medicine
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy re: Zam-Buk

Duncan Macpherson set up his pharmacy in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912 and supplied not only medicines and other chemist related items such as toothbrushes and shampoos, but also tourist information, postcards and photographic materials. Letters, postcards and informal notes were used to request goods, as well as Post Office Telegraphs.

Macpherson often dispensed advice as well as medication, and would have been used to recommending suitable treatments for minor ailments.The herbal ointment Zam-Buk requested by Mr McLean was popular for many years for the treatment of minor abrasions, bruises, insect bites and skin sores. It mainly comprises petroleum jelly, colophonium (pine tree resin), eucalyptus oil, camphor oil, beeswax and thyme oil. Having fallen out of favour somewhat for a while, it has recently re-appeared advertised as "first aid in a tin"


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Letter to Kyle Pharmacy re: Zam-Buk

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1910s

letter; pharmacy; medicine

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (documents)

Duncan Macpherson set up his pharmacy in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912 and supplied not only medicines and other chemist related items such as toothbrushes and shampoos, but also tourist information, postcards and photographic materials. Letters, postcards and informal notes were used to request goods, as well as Post Office Telegraphs.<br /> <br /> Macpherson often dispensed advice as well as medication, and would have been used to recommending suitable treatments for minor ailments.The herbal ointment Zam-Buk requested by Mr McLean was popular for many years for the treatment of minor abrasions, bruises, insect bites and skin sores. It mainly comprises petroleum jelly, colophonium (pine tree resin), eucalyptus oil, camphor oil, beeswax and thyme oil. Having fallen out of favour somewhat for a while, it has recently re-appeared advertised as "first aid in a tin" <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com ">Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>