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September 27, 1941

History of Pharmacy: A Guide and a Survey

JAMA. 1941;117(13):1139. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820390081037

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This history of pharmacy is a notable achievement both in history and in pharmacy. As a historical work it is well written, documented and indexed. As for pharmacy it is only the second work of its kind written in this country, but it is difficult to believe that there is anything much better in other sciences. The volume is divided into four parts, the first three tracing the development of pharmacy as a science and a profession; the last is devoted to the contributions of pharmacists to science and society. More than a hundred additional pages are devoted to the bibliography, chronology, glossary and index. The manner in which this supplementary material is treated makes it one of the conspicuous features. The book is too valuable to warrant emphasis on the few errors. However, the reader should not be told that the regulation of advertising is a function of the

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