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March 9, 1912

A Text-Book of Materia Medica for Nurses.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(10):730. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030128037

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In this book the drugs are arranged alphabetically. There is a brief description of each drug, with dosage, method of administration, action, therapeutic indications, toxic action, if any, and antidotes. In this edition a chapter has been added on practical therapeutics, which includes baths, hypodermoclysis, gastric lavage, hypodermic medication, antiseptics and disinfectants, disinfection and topical medication. Antitoxins, serums and vaccines are also briefly discussed. Especially valuable are the tables of equivalents and solution percentages, the lists of synonyms and the formulas for lotions and solutions in every-day use. The book is well adapted to the use of nurses.

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