Charles Lucas (Politician)

Charles Lucas (Politician)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Lucas was an Irish apothecary, physician and politician. He sat as Member of Parliament for Dublin City and was known as the "Irish Wilkes" because of his radical views. Lucas was the younger son of Benjamin Lucas of Ballingaddy County Clare, Ireland. Benjamin Lucas died about 1727, leaving 937 to his family, of which Charles was to receive 80. Having served the usual apprenticeship as an apothecary, Lucas was admitted to the Guild of St. Mary Magdalene. For many years Lucas kept a shop in Charles Street, Dublin. He married his first wife Anne Blundell in 1734. In conducting his business Lucas was struck with certain abuses connected with the sale of drugs, and in 1735 published A Short Scheme for Preventing Frauds and Abuses in Pharmacy, humbly offered to the Consideration of the Legislature. His pamphlet was resented by his fellow-apothecaries, but was the cause of an act being passed for the inspection of medicines
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613672989X
  • 9786136729893