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August 28, 1886

A Manual of Practical Therapeutics, compiled with Reference to Articles of the Materia Medica.

JAMA. 1886;VII(9):251. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250080111010

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Thirty-two years have elapsed since the first edition of this work appeared. Necessarily many changes have been made in that time, in drugs, in medicine itself, in the manner of giving drugs. The book has been correctly named "A Manual of Practical Therapeutics," for it is essentially practical, but in no sense a mechanical work for mechanical men. There are no formulæ of impossible compatibilities; one drug is taken up, its therapeutic applications considered in as few words as possible, and the drug next in alphabetical order is taken up. It is well indexed, both by diseases and drugs.

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