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January 19, 1924

Pharmaceutical Botany. A Text-Book for Students of Pharmacy and General Science.

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By Heber W. Youngken, A.M., M.S., Ph.D., Professor of Botany, Pharmacognosy and Materia Medica in the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Fourth edition. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 537, with 263 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1923.

JAMA. 1924;82(3):233. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650290063039

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This book presents a general but brief course in botany for students in pharmacy who cannot elect to do botanical research. The subject matter includes laboratory technic in the preparation of reagents, in sectioning, in mounting and in the use of the microscope. The microchemical behavior of the more important starches, alkaloids and glucosids that come within the purview of the pharmacist are described. The chapter on taxonomy includes much information about drugs that is ordinarily found in works on pharmacognasy. This would prove of practical use for physicians.

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