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The author has presented an interesting historical review of Goethe's intimate contacts with pharmacists of his locale. While it is true that Goethe concerned himself with the problem of directing men's minds toward the elevation of their practices, it is equally clear that his elementary knowledge of the action of drugs and chemicals was enhanced by these contacts.
Goethe and Pharmacy. JAMA. 1950;143(6):607. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910410093039