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October 3, 1908

The Pharmacopeia and the Physician.

JAMA. 1908;LI(14):1168. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540140050013

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Abstract

Norwalk, Wis., Sept. 9, 1908.

To the Editor:  —I obtained a copy of "The Pharmacopeia and the Physician" some time ago and I want to say that I think it the best book of its kind published. It is something that every physician should have, and especially those who dispense, because of the tendency among the latter to pour from some "stock bottle" instead of making the drugs fit the particular case. It should be placed in the hands of every senior medical student, as it would save many from becoming an easy prey to "something new" in the hands of the detail man.We were taught at college to diagnose. "Any fool can prescribe," and I certainly felt like a fool when I first tried to prescribe for my patients. Few ever came to me to find out what was the trouble with them, but nearly all wanted to

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