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April 14, 1906

A Text-Book on Prescription-Writing and Pharmacy, with Practice in Prescription-writing, Laboratory Exercises in Pharmacy and a Reference List of the Official Drugs, Especially Designed for Medical Students.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(15):1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510420061026

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Part I is devoted to the writing of prescriptions and contains chapters on form and language of prescriptions, determination, quantities in prescriptions, the proper composition of prescriptions of various kinds, and prescription ethics. The author realizes that graduates in medicine are often sadly deficient in the art of prescription writing and because unable to originate prescriptions to meet the needs of their practice too readily fall into the traps set for them by the proprietary medicine merchant. This book should do much toward making graduates in medicine independent of ready-made proprietary mixtures. Part II is devoted to the pharmaceutical preparations of the various remedies, classified in the conventional way. Part III contains a brief description of the official drugs and their preparations. It is a relief to find that all chemical symbols and formulas have been omitted from the text and one can but regret that the same considerations which

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