Travel Tuesday: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

pharmacy museum

Here’s this week’s haunt, The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

The Pharmacy Museum was home to America’s first licensed pharmacist, Louis Joseph Dufilho. But Dufilho didn’t just sell medicines. He also sold voodoo potions, including the “Love Potion No. 9”, to customers who were unwilling to visit voodoo practitioners.

Dufilho’s successor, Dr. Joseph Dupas, is said to haunt the museum’s premises today. Dupas had an unsavory reputation for experimenting on his patients, especially the pregnant ones. After more patients died than were healed by Dupas, the pharmacy business went under.

I’ll add this place to my list of places to visit once I return to the Crescent City.  Hopefully, it’ll be soon.  Have a good one.

 

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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