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The Islamic world produced the first skilled, specially-trained pharmacists, who made their own medicines and worked closely with physicians. By the early ninth century, privately owned pharmacies were opening in Baghdad, where a flourishing trade with Asia and Africa provided a variety of medicinal herbs and spices. Pharmacies were soon appearing in other cities.
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