WHERE DID THE Rx
SYMBOL COME FROM?
Do any of you know where this symbol came fom? Well, check this out ...
Prior to the 1950s, the majority of prescription medications in America were compounded by pharmacists; that is, each medication was custom-made from raw ingredients to suit an individual patient’s needs. After the mid-20th century, pharmacists filled most prescriptions with mass-produced products from drug companies. Today, the mortar and pestle, used by pharmacists for centuries to make medications, remains an industry symbol, often appearing on drugstore signs along with Rx.
Clancy's comment: There ya go. Did you know that?