Pharmacy in Bulgaria in the second half of the 19th century in the documentary heritage of the Hungarian chemist Gyorgy Szilagyi Cover Image
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Аптечното дело в България през втората половина на XIX век в документалното наследство на унгарския аптекар Георги Силаги
Pharmacy in Bulgaria in the second half of the 19th century in the documentary heritage of the Hungarian chemist Gyorgy Szilagyi

Author(s): Penka Peykova
Subject(s): History, Economy, Cultural history, Business Economy / Management, Comparative history, Economic history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, 19th Century, The Ottoman Empire, Marketing / Advertising, Business Ethics
Published by: Издателска къща "Гутенберг"
Keywords: Pharmacy; Ottoman empire; History; Balkan history; nineteenth century; trade;
Summary/Abstract: Information on the 19th century history of pharmacy in Bulgaria is too scarce. Present publication includes documents for the development of pharmacy in Bulgaria from the documentary heritage of the Hungarian chemist Gyorgy Szilagyi, kept in the Bulgarian Historical Archive at the St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library. Gyorgy Szilagyi's pharmacy existed for a period of eighty years, during which rich archival material accumulated. It is unique as a historical source for the development of pharmacy in Bulgaria, because it highlights the many-sided aspects of a foregn pharmacist's professional activities. Part of Gt. Szilagyi's archival fond are letters from his friends, acquaintances and colleagues that contain information on the fate of Hungarian and foreign pharmacists; they also reveal interesting facts about the relationship between Gy. Szilagui and his colleagues (local doctors and pharmacists) and clients as well. Another part of the fond is the documentation to the half-century-old activity of his pharmacy.