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A book that has enjoyed fifteen editions within fifty-eight years deserves respectful consideration. That a new edition was required since the last one, dated 1923, is evident, for "never has the manufacturing of medicinal products made such tremendous advances as since the publication of the last edition." The author regrets that nearly all good prescription combinations are nowadays put up in the form of proprietary medicines, and that "unfortunately not only the small concerns are prominent in this direction." This has increased the number of preparations on the market to an almost infinite degree. In spite of careful selection, almost 400 new items had to be added; and quite as many more or less obsolete articles were deleted. The material admitted is handled with the customary German thoroughness. In all these closely printed pages, one would find few superfluous words. To the German physician this book should be an almost
Dornblüth Arzneimittel der heutigen Medizin mit therapeutischen Notizen zusammengestellt für praktische Ärzte und Studierende der Medizin.. JAMA. 1930;94(9):659. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710350059042