1 For an analysis of the interconnections between the official perceptions that conditioned the Government's invasive policies and the local responses to state intervention, refer to: Kamat M N (2001) 'The Palkhi as plague carrier:The Pandharpur Fair and the sanitary fixation of the colonial state, British India, 1908-1916', in B Pati and M Harrison (eds) (2001) Health, Medicine and Empire: Perspectives on colonial India, Delhi: Orient Longman.
2 Address: Huzur Record Room, Collector's Office, Sholapur 413001, India.
3 Write to the Director, Department of Archives, Government of Maharashtra, Elphinstone College Building, Fort, Mumbai 400032, India.
1 Matthews, Leslie G (1962) History of Pharmacy in Britain. London: E & S Livingstone, pp. 206-7.
2 Fishburn A G,Abbott C F (1954) Development of veterinary pharmaceutics. The Pharmaceutical Journal 173: 124-6.
3 Burnby JG L, Rawlings F (1994) Pharmaceutical dentists. Dental Historian 27: 16.
4 The oral history of community pharmacy in Great Britain study involved interviews with a total of 50 retired retail chemists.The interviews were recorded, and the tapes are lodged with the National Life Stories Collection, National Sound Archive,The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Quotations are used and interviewees identified, by kind permission of the participants.
5 Benz Ronald Benz, (retired pharmacist born on 17.6.10), interview recorded on 2.8.95, Community PharmacyTape Collection, PIP/18, 1A, 140-154.
6 Trasler 1 Basil Trasler, (retired pharmacist born on 13.5.22), interview recorded on 8.8.95, Community PharmacyTape Collection, PIP/03, 1A, 23-54.