Parallel World Pharmacy

Alt title: Isekai Yakkyoku

Vol: 10+; Ch: 52+
2016 - ?
4.078 out of 5 from 1,637 votes
Rank #2,254
Parallel World Pharmacy

It’s time to change the misguided medical care in another world by using modern pharmacy! When a young pharmacologist gives his life to his research and dies from overwork, he finds himself reincarnated as a boy named Falma, the son of the court physician. In a new world where faulty remedies run rampant, Falma uses modern pharmacy and cheat powers to cure all the diseases around him.

Source: One Peace Books

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nathandouglasdavis
6

A pharmacist dies from overwork and feir consciousness takes over the body of Falma de Medicis in another world. Fe learns that this world's medical knowledge is far behind that of earth and is often supplemented with superstition. The doctors and pharmacists who treat the nobles are able to use divine arts and achieve decent results, but the pharmacists availabe to the commoners must rely upon folk remedies and ineffective concoctions passed down through tradition. Feir primary goal is to set up a pharmacy which would provide high class and affordable service to nobles and commoners alike, based on feir knowledge from feir past life. Using feir father's connections in the medical world, Falma is able to work toward feir goal. Along the way, fe comes to grip with feir pseudo-human nature...I mean, fe doesn't have a shadow, so fe's clearly not just a normal human. Many chapters involve a single issue which Falma will focus on and deal with (such as cosmetics or mental illness), while roughly fitting into larger arcs. I hesitate to call them "arcs" though since each one is usually only a couple chapters long. Broadly speaking, the arcs are: fe gets acquainted with the new world, proves feir worth to the empress, struggles to get feir pharmacy off the ground, deals with groups which would look to harm fem (the Holy Inquisition and the Pharmacist Association), keeps feir identity secret from feir brother, and fights against a large-scale plague. It's a pretty enjoyable manga. And it's pretty nice seeing fem trying to stimulate the growth of other scientists and doctors rather than simply being another authority they can rely upon. Often doing this by submitting feir inventions and stuff anonymously to the patent office rather than taking credit (Did fe introduce the concept of the patent office to this world?). Though overall, it still reads as a power fantasy where fe dominates the pharmacist world and has the respect of world leaders and the townspeople around fem. [Reviewed at chapter 24]

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