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December 8, 1917

Practical Materia Medica and Prescription Writing, with Illustrations.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(23):1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590500079034

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The Prescription Therapeutically, Pharmaceutically, Grammatically and Historically Considered. By Otto A. Wall, Ph.G., M.D., Professor of Materia Medica, Pharmacognosy and Botany in the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Fourth Edition. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 274, with illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1917.

Pharmacy, Theoretical and Practical, Including Arithmetic of Pharmacy. By Edsel A. Ruddiman, Pharm.M., M.D., Professor of Pharmacy and Materia Medica, Department of Pharmacy, Vanderbilt University. Cloth. Price, $1.75 net. Pp. 267. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1917.

The first edition of the volume by Bethea was reviewed in The Journal, Nov. 6, 1915, p. 1667, when the purposes of the book and the general treatment of the subject were described. In the second edition the book has been brought up to date, especially with reference to drugs in the United States Pharmacopeia. New ones have been added, and many dropped, "with a sigh of relief,"

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