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June 23, 1951

Scoville's The Art of Compounding

JAMA. 1951;146(8):764. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670080072033

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This valuable reference book has been made even more valuable by this revision, in which developments of recent years have been included. There is new material in this edition, such as chapters on solutions for special purposes, allergenic solutions, and the inclusion of possible incompatibilities for many of the new medicaments which have carved an indelibile name for themselves in the modern materia medica. All this new information enhances the value of this already widely accepted book on pharmaceutical compounding and dispensing. The chapter on emulsions has been enlarged to include the many new and excellent emulsifying agents and aids. For the student or pharmacist confronted with this book for the first time, it should be made known that the preparations of all types of pharmaceuticals is included, namely, powders, pills, tablets, capsules, emulsions, ointments, and solutions.

Like previous editions, this book is a real aid to the dispensing pharmacist

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