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October 7, 1939

A Text-Book of Pharmacognosy

JAMA. 1939;113(15):1438. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800400066037

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This work has won recognition in all English speaking countries. The present edition has been thoroughly revised and enlarged. Some rearrangement of the order of presentation has been made, this order now being: part I, general principles, including historical introduction; part II, microscopy, including discussion of apparatus and reagents and a review of histologic features of pharmacognostic importance; part III, drugs of vegetable origin, with morphologic and botanic classifications; part iv, drugs of animal origin, and part v, physical and chemical methods of drug analyses. Included are ten maps showing the geographic source of drugs and a glossary of Latin words used in naming species. Pharmacognosy at present is definitely a subject for students of pharmacy and includes much that is of little interest to physicians. Medical students get little or no instruction in it. However, physicians who are interested will find this a satisfactory work and also interesting. Clarity

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