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July 11, 1925

The Extra Pharmacopoeia of Martindale and Westcott.

JAMA. 1925;85(2):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670020054034

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Abstract

Probably no other commentary on drugs printed in a foreign country is so well known in the United States. The popularity of the work in Great Britain is attested by this, the eighteenth edition. Every page (exclusive of the index) of the first volume of the new edition is filled with critical information useful alike to the physician, pharmacist, analytic chemist, dentist, and manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or chemicals. The latest information on the newer drugs such as benzyl succinate, butyn, mercurochrome-220 soluble, synthetic cocain, carbon tetrachlorid (in hookworm disease) and bismuth compounds (in syphilis), is given in condensed form. References are given throughout which render the book valuable to the research worker. Some concept of the scope of the work may be obtained from the index and posologic table, which lists about 10,000 items, occupying ninety-two pages of two columns each. While this work may not be expected to displace

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