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March 13, 1948

Solutions and Dosage

JAMA. 1948;136(11):806. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890280074036

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An understanding of simple arithmetic, through "percentage" and "ratio and proportion," is essential to the accurate preparation and administration of drugs. This textbook provides a clear presentation of simple mathematical relations, explained in terms of both the apothecary and metric systems of units. It contains chapters on arithmetic review, on the preparation of solutions and on dosage, with many exercises and experiments designed to develop facility in accurate calculation. The problems deal with drugs used in modern therapy. This book should prove useful to student nurses, pharmacy students and physicians who wish to review simple arithmetic.

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