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February 16, 1946

Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacy: Description of Drugs, Therapeutics, Practical Pharmacy, Metrology, Pharmaceutical Arithmetic, Prescription Writing in Apothecary and Metric System, Narcotic Drugs, Sulfa Group of Drugs, Penicillin, Special Therapeutics, Older Drugs, Tables for Reference, Urinalysis, Technic of Urinalysis, Poisons and Antidotes, Dosage Rules, etc., as a Text Book for Students in Colleges of Chiropody and as a Reference Book for the Chiropodist

JAMA. 1946;130(7):464. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870070084034

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This volume, which is intended only for students and practitioners in the field of chiropody, is divided into four principal parts devoted to materia medica, therapeutics, pharmacy and prescription writing. Included in these sections are chapters and discussions on the history, classification, preparation, administration, uses and actions of drugs, incompatibilities, equivalent measures and weights, toxicology, narcotics, insulin, blood plasma, vitamins, general and local anesthesia, kidney functions, urinalysis and other laboratory tests. There is also an alphabetical list of drugs and illustrative material on prescription writing. It is readily apparent that much of the material in this book is outside the scope of chiropodial practice and can be of little practical value to students in this field. Other parts may serve as reference, but the book as a whole is not of textbook caliber in its present form.

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