Pharmacy of the Psychiatric Hospital of Siena: follow the rules of good preparation, assess all chemical-physical incompatibilities, monitor the galenic prescriptions, respect the quality of the galenic preparation from its conception to its dispensing. What ointments, pastes and lotions were prepared before the industrial medicine? What were the officinal medicines in use? How long did a syrups’ lot last for? Which preparations were possible and which were the most used? Psychiatric Hospital’s last pharmacist tells all of this in an interview for: "Working in an asylum", a documentary of oral history of a multidisciplinary research program concerning the history of Siena’s asylum institution.