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April 30, 1927

A Manual of Materia Medica for Medical Students.

JAMA. 1927;88(18):1440-1441. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440074040

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Abstract

Medical Formulary. By E. Qiiin Thornton, M.D., Assistant Professor of Materia Medica in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Twelfth edition. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 352. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1925.

The "Manual of Materia Medica" is divided into two general portions. The first, about sixty pages, contains essentially the same material in much the same form found in most larger textbooks on prescription writing, the rules of dosage, methods of administration, general types of pharmaceutic preparations, prescription Latin with long lists of Latin words most of which are practically obsolete in modern prescription writing, cumbersome lists of incompatibilities, and thirteen pages of tables of dosage copied from the U. S. Pharmacopeia. The second portion of the book is devoted to discussions of the drugs found in the U. S. Pharmacopeia, with their physical and chemical properties, incompatibilities, actions and uses, toxicology and dosage. The author states that he has adopted

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