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December 22, 1956

Pharmacognosy: The Study of Natural Drug Substances and Certain Allied Products

JAMA. 1956;162(17):1580. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970340070027

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This edition, as was the previous one published in 1951, is intended primarily for students of pharmacognosy and for practicing pharmacists. Various sections have been expanded due to the developments in such fields as the antibiotics and the tranquilizing drugs. The section on agents used for the control of insects has been enlarged to include toxicity and emergency treatment of poisoning caused by some of the newer insecticides of the organic phosphate group. An appendix, listing some of the common plants that exist in the United States, has been added to this edition, and it provides information on the treatment of accidental poisoning caused by them. In addition to providing a useful text for students of the pharmaceutical sciences, the book should be of value to physicians and to others interested in the study of natural drugs and allied materials.

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