Sister Xavier: First Woman Pharmacist in the Americas

Pharmacy Museum


Shortly after the Ursuline sisters settled into their new convent in the 1750s, Ursuline Sister Francis Xavier planted an herb garden. She compounded her plants into medicines and special teas that were given to patients at the Royal Hospital in New Orleans. Paintings and other documents show how we might remember her as North America’s first woman pharmacist.

About the Exhibit

March - June 2018

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