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There are already in the field a considerable number of works on pharmacy, but the subject has by no means been exhausted. In the preface Professor Amy states that the "frank intention of this book is to explain the Pharmacopeia from its pharmaceutical standpoint. At the same time, however, the book disclaims all attempts to be a text-book in chemistry or botany."
Professor Arny treats the subject in seven sections or parts. In Chapter 1 of the first part the origin, history and scope of the Pharmacopeia are explained in detail. The later chapters of Part I are taken up with a description of the technic of pharmaceutical operations. Part II considers the official Galenical preparations and such others as are worthy of notice. In Parts III and IV the chemical relations of drugs are considered. The official pharmaccutic tests and assays are grouped together in Part V, a feature
Principles of Pharmacy. JAMA. 1909;LIII(21):1774. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550210072027
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