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November 30, 1907

Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530220045020

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This companion volume to "Materia Medica and Pharmacy," the latest edition of which recently appeared, has been revised with a view to condensation so far as compatible with clearness. The two works combined offer a complete presentation of the subject of materia medica and therapeutics. In the present volume drugs are taken up according to a pharmacologic classification and their action first given, after which follows the therapeutic uses deduced therefrom. It is reassuring to see in this text-book a correct presentation of the facts concerning lithium as a uric-acid solvent, and we hope that this may go far toward removing some of the blind use of this and other uric-acid solvents which has been so common in the past. The true status of inorganic and organic iron is also recognized. The book seems to be brought well up to date, and affords a useful guide to the

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