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April 23, 1938

The Essentials of Pharmacology, Materia Medica and Therapeutics for Medical Students

JAMA. 1938;110(17):1395. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790170075041

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Abstract

This small book is intended to be a prescriber's handbook to enable him to conform with the British pharmacopeia. It may also serve as a student's textbook, most especially for the purpose of brief review. A feature of particular interest in connection with each of the more improtant drugs is the item of "prescribing note," which suggests suitable methods of administration and of disguise. As is characteristic of our British confrères, the old system of weights and measures is employed exclusively and the attempt is made throughout to inculcate prescription writing in Latin.

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