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August 10, 1912

Pharmaceutical Bacteriology.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(6):469-470. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080151042

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The publication of Dr. Schneider's book is one of the evidences of the high degree of excellence to which the profession of pharmacy is advancing. Pharmacy as a practical art may be thought to have little to do with bacteriology but, in fact, since the task of the pharmacist is the preparing of medicines his field can no more be limited to drugs and chemicals than that of the physician can be confined to the vegetable and mineral materia medica. The advance of science has introduced the vaccines into extensive use and it becomes the duty of the pharmacist to keep pace with the growth of medicine. Hence courses in bacteriology will become a necessity in colleges of pharmacy. Indeed, they have already been introduced into some schools. The bacteriologic course creates a demand for a text-book which shall deal particularly with the phases of the subject of special interest

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