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By the end of the 19th century, there was a retail pharmacy in the high street of most British towns. The 5 featured here include (from top left) Allen & Hanburys (now part of the GlaxoSmithKline group), John Bell (centre left), Corbyn & Co, Savory & Moore's, and Squire. Apothecaries' Hall is featured at top right.