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July 6, 1935

A Text-Book on Pharmacognosy

JAMA. 1935;105(1):70-71. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760270072032

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This book aims to cover the requirements for examinations in pharmacognosy in most English speaking countries. It is of interest especially to pharmacists. It has, however, a cultural atmosphere, which related sciences and medicine must admire. In part I, chapter I gives a short historical introduction and shows the importance pharmacognosy has had in world affairs. Chapter II gives some interesting and instructive facts about the cultivation of medicinal plants in England. Chapter III discusses enzymes succinctly. Chapter IV gives a brief outline of vitamins. In chapter V the subject of hormones is equally brief but down to date. Chapter VII deals with the process of collection, drying and storage of plants. Chapter VIII discusses historically London commerce in crude drugs. Chapter IX deals with plant principles and their extraction. Chapter X gives tests for plant phenols as an aid in drug identification, and chapter XI is concerned with the

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