Zbigniew Kamiński, Marek Wesołowski
Aptekarstwo w przedwojennym Gdańsku
Pharmacy community in pre-war Gdansk
The Authors presented the short history of pharmacies in Gdansk, particularly in the period between the 1st and 2nd World Wars. They paid an attention on social, political and economic circumstances, in which the pharmacy community in Gdansk existed through centuries. The Authors also indicated the role, played by the citizens of Gdansk in creating of pharmaceutical laws and editing scientific books and manuals for pharmacists. Important element of the work is approaching to readers the complicated biographies of Gdansk’ pharmacists – especially Poles and Jews in the worsening from day to day political situation shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, also during the war, as well as of Germans in difficult post-war years.
Keywords: the pharmacies in Gdansk, particularly in the period between the 1st and 2nd World Wars.