1933W. MacdonaldRomance of Golden Rand 214There were many farmers, like the old Boer just mentioned, who kept thousands of pounds sterling in their houses, very often in the Dutch medicine canister — (Die Huis-apteek).
1940Baumann & BrightLost Republic 227The treatment did not kill him, as it might have done when one thinks of all the patent medicines usually found in the ‘Huis Apteke’.
1968K. McMaghDinner of Herbs 47There must have been a stout little wooden chest kept handy, a little box that held medicines. This was known as ‘Die Huis Apteek’, the medicine chest that took the place of the family doctor, honoured by the name of ‘The Home Pharmacy’ and usually imported from Germany.
1972N. Sapeika inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VII. 303The ‘huisapotheek’ remedies were used empirically and mainly for symptomatic treatment.
1991Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 112Every wagon and country home had its huis-apotheek or ‘home pharmacy’ of patent remedies, many of them with a remarkably high alcohol content.
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