What is DRUGGIST?

A dealer in drugs; one whose business is to sell drugs and medicines. Instrict usage, this term is to be distinguished from “apothecary.” A druggist deals in theuncompounded medicinal substances; the business of an apothecary is to mix andcompound them. But in America the two words are used interchangeably, as the samepersons usually discharge both functions. State v. Holmes, 28 La. Ann. 767. 26 Am.Rep. 110; Hainline v. Com., 13 Bush (Ky.) 352; State v. Donaldson, 41 Minn. 74, 42 N. W. 781.

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