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January 23, 1937

A Text Book of Pharmacognosy

JAMA. 1937;108(4):326-327. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780040076031

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This textbook, primarily intended for students of pharmacy, has undergone a thorough revision and contains much new material and illustrations. The book is divided into two parts. Part I deals with morphologic considerations of drugs and includes the sections dealing with fundamental considerations, such as collection, curing, valuation, sampling and preservation. Part II contains a taxonomic consideration of drugs and additional information concerning their description, histology and constituents. The chapter on animal drugs has been expanded to include new monographs on endocrine gland products and bacterial biologic products. The author has recognized the various changes that have taken place in pharmacognosy as well as those which have been incorporated in the latest editions of the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary. The volume is of value to drug analysts and collectors of crude drugs and is an excellent work of reference for the physician who may desire information concerning

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