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Jesse Boot

(1850—1931) retail and manufacturing chemist


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(1850–1931).

Boot was born in Nottingham, where his father, a Wesleyan lay preacher, ran a herbal medicines shop. Boot saw the advantages of meeting demands for mainstream medicine and employed a licensed pharmacist to dispense drugs in every shop. The business became nation‐wide by establishing branches and by purchasing chains of other retailers.

Subjects: British History.


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