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October 8, 1898

THE REGENERATION OF PHARMACY A VITAL NECESSITY OF SCIENTIFIC MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(15):828-829. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450150014001f

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Abstract

Medication is indispensable to the healing art. The physician without drugs is powerless. Indeed, the greater the need of the physician's services, the more urgent is, in most cases, the need of the medicine. The purpose of this paper is a plea for the more faithful and effective performance of duty in the preparation and dispensing of medicines. If medicine is not of importance in the treatment of disease, then let materia medica and pharmacy be abandoned. But if drugs or medicines are really so indispensable that the physician can do little or nothing without them, then it must be one of the highest duties of the physician to give heed to the character of the medicine he employs. This truth is apparently to a great extent ignored. But it is as important to the welfare of humanity as the science of medicine itself. To deny the necessity of faithfulness

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