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Through excellent photographs that face the description of almost every individual drug discussed, this book should bring to the student's mind vivid pictures of the specimens seen in the laboratory and thus help him in his study and review. The section on toxicology aims to classify the poisons in such a way as to make it easier for the student to remember the symptoms of poisoning and treatment; but the tests for the detection of poisons are not given. Unfortunately, the book seems deficient in that it makes no attempt whatever toward acquainting the student with the histologic appearance of the drug in its powder form, which is something most schools of pharmacy attempt to give their students, nor is there any attempt made at teaching the detection of adulterants.
Materia Medica, Toxicology and Pharmacognosy. JAMA. 1937;109(9):737. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780350105040