September 12, 1931

Textbook of Pharmacy for Students of Pharmacy and Medicine; and Reference Book for Practitioners.

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By I. V. Stanley Stanislaus, B.Sc., Ph.G., Ph.D., of the Faculty of Brooklyn College of Pharmacy of Long Island University. Cloth. Price, $7. Pp. 736, with illustrations. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(11):803. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730110053042

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The object of this work is to present the essential facts of pharmacy in the form of a textbook for a full year's course, so organized that the student will find it advantageous for study and for review preliminary to examinations. The book consists of six parts. Commencing with the systematic treatment of the theory of pharmacy, the study proceeds to a discussion of applied pharmacy of the Pharmacopeia and National Formulary and of New and Nonofficial Remedies. Then follows a brief treatise on the art of dispensing; the determination of the hydrogen ion (pH) as applied to pharmacy; methods of preservation; a digest on relationship of chemical structure and physiologic action; brief chapters on jurisprudence as applied to pharmacy, on pharmacal problems and on posology in group arrangement, and a glossary. It is interesting to note the term "biotherapic" agents introduced in preference to "biologic," as more responsive

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