Friday, November 20, 2009

Pharmacy Signs

When i'm blogwalking and exactly Googling, i put "enjoy pharmacy" as a key word in keyword box. So many search results that i got, and one of them is pharmacy signs in many contries, i got it from click here , and here they are :

On the source site is written like this:
The earliest known compilation of medicinal substances, the Sushruta Samhita, dates back to 6th century BC. In Baghdad the first pharmacies were built in 754 and were state regulated by the 9th century. The pharmacy has been a part of society for ages, and as such, the the color & design of the signs and symbols marking the place where these medicinal substances could be found has a particular interest.

Common Pharmacy Symbols

The two symbols most commonly associated with pharmacy are the mortar and pestle and the (recipere) character, which is often written as "rx" in typed text. The show globe was also used in English speaking countries until the early 20th century. Pharmacy organizations often use other symbols, such as the Bowl of Hygieia, conical measures, and caduceuses in their logos. Other symbols are common in different countries: the green Greek cross in France, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Spain, the increasingly-rare Gaper in The Netherlands, and a red stylized letter A in Germany and Austria (from Apotheke, the German word for pharmacy, from the same Greek root as the English word 'apothecary').

it's awesome!!
in Indonesia, sign of the drugstores most of all using snake around a glass, like this :

or something like that.
But in prescription, at the first exactly have to write sign this (℞)