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November 16, 1895

A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics; with Especial Reference to the Clinical Application of Drugs.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(20):873. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430460039015

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In this edition, the author has revised the text to conform to the nomenclature of the U. S. Pharmacopœia of 1890 and has added much new material. Among the newer articles we notice mention of tolysal, tolpyrin, salocoll, salacetol, chlorphenol, bromphenol, ethylendediamine silver phosphate, tropacocaine, formaldehyde and formalin, dulcin and tannigen. The antitoxins and serumtherapy, and the use of animal extracts have received appropriate mention.

The author has made a careful revision, and has compressed a vast amount of information in the book, but he seems rather frequently to have kept his own opinion in the background, when giving at length the opinions of the multitudinous authorities cited. We regret extremely that the revision has not extended to the dosage. The obsolete British system, which has not only disappeared from the U. S. Pharmacopœia, but which will not again appear in the British Pharmacopœia itself, still disfigures the pages of

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