The Pharmacy photographs were made at an ayurvedic hospital and factory in South India. Ayurveda, the ancient form of Indian folk medicine is based on establishing balance of the three doshas, Vata, Pitta, Kapha. The medical tourist from Switzerland visits the factory where hundreds of herbs are boiled days on end to make the medicines she will ingest at the hospital. The hospital atmosphere is warm and inviting although the rooms are surprisingly austere. Each morning the tourist lies on a slippery wood table for a ninety-minute massage with hot ghee or medicated milk. Six therapists sit on either side and begin to chatter in Tamil or Telugu as they work. Is it a prayer or is it gossip? Ayurveda is a persistent mystery.