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July 1, 1950

Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing

JAMA. 1950;143(9):853. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910440071040

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This is the third in the series of books prepared under the general title "American Pharmacy." The authors are 11 men closely associated with pharmacy and, in most instances, teaching in the field.

Its 12 chapters include discussions of dispensing through the ages, the prescription, accuracy in dispensing, dosage forms, dermatologic pharmaceuticals, solutions, solubility, incompatibility and the incompatibilities of inorganic compounds, incompatibilities of organic compounds, prescription packages and labels, prescription pricing and interprofessional relations.

Each chapter seems to have been prepared with care by an author well qualified to write as an expert on his assigned subject.

Some chapters, seem more like monographs than individual chapters of a book, since the style and educational level of the material presented varies widely from chapter to chapter. Some of the subjects are discussed in a very practical manner as one would expect in a text on compounding and dispensing. Others, notably the

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