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The first edition of volume 1 of this text represented a new trend in pharmaceutical textbook construction. Rather than duplicate the encyclopedic approach that characterizes the makeup of similar texts, the editors made an effort to present individualized discussions of the fundamental principles and practices of pharmacy and the various official or accepted preparations to which they apply. These were contributed by various specialists who are both research workers and teachers in their respective fields. The wide acceptance that this book has received is testimony to the wisdom of this treatment of the subject matter.
This edition is divided into two parts and 30 subdivisions, with an introductory survey of the history, present status, and future potentialities of the profession of pharmacy. Part I is devoted to fundamental principles and processes, such as the various manipulative procedures employed in the extraction, purification, preparation, preservation, and packaging of drugs. Part 2
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