Book Reviews
April 1940

The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia for the Chemist, Pharmacist, Physician, Dentist and Veterinarian.

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Fifth edition. Price, $3. Pp. 1060, with no illustrations. Rahway, N. J.: Merck & Co., Inc., 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(4):922. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990150240024

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The fifth edition of the Merck Index, for 1940, has just appeared. This is a peculiarly complete list of drugs used in medicine and many others, with useful information regarding the sources of these drugs and their therapeutic usage and dosage.

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