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September 16, 1950

Fundamental Principles and Processes of Pharmacy

JAMA. 1950;144(3):278. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920030066026

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This book is intended as a text for introductory pharmacy. Its purpose is to introduce the student of pharmacy to the professional subjects he will study in his academic program. The first 132 pages are devoted to what may be termed "background information" of the profession of pharmacy including: its historical development, its ethical principles, the pharmaceutic curriculum, opportunities in the profession and essential pharmaceutic literature. The material in the six chapters encompassing these pages is presented in a clear, concise and interesting manner and gives the beginning student a splendid orientation with the past, the present and the probable future of his profession. Indeed, this concise condensation could be reviewed to advantage by present day practitioners of pharmacy. It represents a well-thought-out outline which would give to the beginning student a broad vision of the profession he is entering.

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