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    The Top 5 Pharmacist Movies of All Time

    Our list of the best pharmacists ever to appear on the silver screen.


    1. Mr. Gower, It’s a Wonderful Life

    This is by no means the most flattering pharmacist character in cinema history, but it might be one of the most honest.

    Mr. Gower is a small-time druggist who employs the protagonist George at his soda fountain. Gower receives a telegram informing him of his son’s death and he consequently spends the day in a drunken stupor. Instead of going home, he continues to work, filling some capsules for an ill child. George notices that Mr. Gower had mixed up the pills, nearly mixing in a compound that would have killed the boy. When George doesn’t deliver the pills, Gower is initially upset, but slowly realizes that George saved the boy.

    This movie is one of the few that shows just how human pharmacists really are: they are people who sometimes make mistakes, and those mistakes can be fatal.

    What pharmacists can learn:

    Mr. Gower is, above all, a lesson in humility. He’s sympathetic because he has lost his son, and that grief nearly costs another child his life. Pharmacists have many of the answers, but even the smartest person can sometimes make a huge mistake. Don’t be afraid to lean on others for support—from a soda jerk to a pharmacy technician, the other people in your pharmacy could just help save a life!

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    • Anonymous
      I would add "In Old California" with John Wayne.
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