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In this book, which long ago established a place for itself, the reader finds a compendium of the drugs of the U. S. Pharmacopeia XI and the National Formulary VI, together with an excellent treatise on prescription writing. Not only are the drugs described but there are also historical sketches of many of the more important ones, and numerous prescriptions (properly credited to the standard works on therapeutics from which they are drawn) are offered to illustrate the chief methods of their employment. The revision for the fifth edition has apparently been thorough and will certainly justify for the book a continued occupancy of one of the leading places in this text-book field.
Materia Medica, Drug Administration and Prescription Writing. JAMA. 1938;111(22):2039–2040. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790480069037