On this day John Keats qualifies as an Apothecary:
” July 25th 1816.
Mr John Keats of full age─ Candidate for
a Certificate to practise as an Apothecary in the Country.
An Apprentice to Mr Thomas Hammond of Edmonton
Apothecary for 5 Years.
Testimonial from Mr Thos Hammond.
2 Courses on Anatomy and Physiology.
2 ——— Theory and Practice of Medicine.
2 ——— Chemistry.
1 ——— Material Medica.
6 Months at Guys’s & St Thomas’s
Examined by Mr Brande & approved.”
From the Register of Apothecaries’ Hall, pictured in Robert Woof & Stephen Hebron John Keats (Grasmere: The Wordsworth Trust, 1995) p 60