The Augustines, who arrived in Quebec in 1639, already knew that it is as important to care for the body as the soul. These apothecaries had the mission of treating the sick and used plants. In this capsule, Krystine St-Laurent introduces us to the apothecary of the Monastery and the knowledge of the Augustines.

  • Introduction and presentation of the Monastery of the Augustines [00:43]
  • Monastery Apothecary [02:30]
  • Evolution of medical thought [03:27]
  • Role of the apothecary [04:40]
  • Knowledge of Apothecaries [05:30]
  • Care with plants [05:50]
  • Tools used to make medicines [06:10]

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