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February 6, 1937

Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

JAMA. 1937;108(6):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780060065027

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This edition has been required principally by the publication of the United States Pharmacopeia XI. The text is divided into three parts and considerable orderliness and system prevail throughout. Part I covers such general considerations as the principle of action of drugs, methods of administration, prescription writing, tables of solubilities, and average doses. The author recommends the use of English exclusively in prescription writing, his only deviation from this being the employment of some common Latin abbreviations. The book, therefore, contains no section on medical Latin. Following each main division in part I the author presents a number of problems which add much to the value of this work to the student. Part II is devoted to the consideration of drugs. These are arranged according to their chief dental uses, but the usual pharmacologic grouping has been largely maintained. The study of each important group is introduced by a discussion

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