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August 7, 1943

Scoville's The Art of Compounding

JAMA. 1943;122(15):1049. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840320067031

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This edition presents an improved and modernized textbook for students in dispensing pharmacy. The authors have adjusted the length and content of many of the chapters to conform with changing methods and improved practices. The sequence has been somewhat revised to provide a more logical and desirable order for the presentation of the material. The first chapter deals with the origin and structure of the written prescription and describes its reception, checking, compounding, labeling, pricing and filing by the pharmacist. The second chapter discusses nomenclature, vocabulary and Latin terms and their abbreviations. The consideration of incompatibilities has been expanded into three chapters and the material has been rearranged. Improved arrangement is especially evident in the chapter on chemical incompatibilities, in which the cations are grouped according to their positions in the periodic table so that the student can use his knowledge of chemistry to better advantage. The consideration of incompatibilities

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