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OBSOLETE GALENICS

OBSOLETE GALENICS

5 EUR
20 PAGES ZINE

10x15 cm, 300g MATT COATED PAPER (COVER)/ 125g MATT PAPPER (INSIDE)

ISBN : 9782955421307



GALENIC ¦ gā-len′ik ¦ form :
scientific term used to designe the form in which the medicine is formulated and packaged.
deals with the principles of formulating and compounding medicines to produce a final medicinal product

The medical world and the pharmaceutical one in particular are full of outdated objects that possess a certain aesthetic appeal : perforated rigid eye patch, golden reflective space blanket, bicolor mini-wright peak flow meter, iridescent conical ear plugs, leather finger cot with laces... In spite of their old-fashioned appearance, these galenics still provide the medical effects they were designed to supply.
Being amazed by the sheer range of these objects and the pharmaceutical world that is part of my everyday life, my desire was to confront them to a younger public who had never used such products and who sometimes weren't even aware of their function or existence. It is interesting to see how every person handled the object and how they reacted and adapted to it.
Left behind by a medical industry that is eager for technological novelties, these rather traditional remedies take on a new lease of life when used by a younger generation that is more and more concerned by what they consume. There is something soothing and familiar in the use of such products that have proven with time.