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March 13, 1897

THE VALUE OF FLUID EXTRACTS AND OF TINCTURES PREPARED FROM THEM.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(11):511-514. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440110033006

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Abstract

From time to time in pharmaceutic literature and to a less extent in medical literature, may be found animated discussions between pharmacists and physicians as to the value of fluid extracts, and more particularly as to whether it is proper and right to prepare tinctures from fluid extracts, particularly from those fluid extracts which have been assayed and standardized.

In the Alumni Report of the College of Pharmacy for Feb. 18, 1896, a very considerable number of its pages are devoted to the discussion of this important question, which on its surface is of little interest to the practicing physician, unless he stops to consider it thoughtfully, when it immediately becomes one of the most imporant questions to which he can devote his attention, for too often failures in treatment arise not from a lack of judgment on the part of the physician, but because the drugs which he

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