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June 25, 1938

Grundlagen der allgemeinen und speziellen Arzneiverordnung

JAMA. 1938;110(26):2177. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790260051037

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The first part of this book (twenty-eight pages) deals briefly with the general technic of medication, the remainder (almost 300 pages) with the special technics. In the second part are discussed with practical detail and under a therapeutic classification the technic of prescribing and administering the important medicinal substances. The author intentionally avoids all theory as well as all discussion of the nature and mode of action of the various bodies under discussion. He describes, on the other hand, in practical detail the nature of the remedies and their indications, untoward effects and dangers, as well as methods of giving them, including numerous illustrative prescriptions. In a book dealing so extensively with the administration of medicines, it is to be regretted that so little attention is paid to elegant or palatable medication.

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